UI/UX designer Whiz
Ultimately, your list building is a long-term process and a result of multiple efforts, and you could leverage many different things.
Here’s what worked for me at the earliest stage: self-publishing a book — not a free one! — and then promoting it at different platforms with a free chapter as a lead magnet.
Deal sites work well for this, too — my first 100 subscribers came from Mighty Deals in 2013.
This way, besides building your list, you’ll also establish yourself as an authority and even make some money.
Jane Portman is an independent UI/UX consultant specializing in web application design. She’s an active speaker, podcaster, and author of four books, including The UI Audit. Jane’s currently focused on her SaaS product called Userlist.io as a co-founder.
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