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Email Marketing Posts

Are you frustrated that your email list is growing at a snail’s pace? Do you find traffic coming to your site, but few visitors turning into subscribers? For years, I was frustrated with the slow growth of my email list, and I didn’t know what to do. I thought all I needed was a popular blog to link to me, or a post to go viral. Or maybe a new plugin!  Yeah, that’ll do it.  Like that would solve all my problems.

The journey from newcomer to successful blogger isn't always easy to track. Wouldn't it be great if there were some milestones you could follow to figure out if you're on the right path? From my experience and from watching other people become successful online, I pulled together 20 milestones that might mark the journey of a typical a-list blogger in-the-making.