Finally, a scalable system that allows anyone to rapidly build an email list from 0 to 5,000 subscribers!

Hello, I’m Verena Ho, the founder of Growthtext.

For years, I was a low paid web designer. I hovered between $3000-$4000 a month in sales.

Every month, I had to rely on new customers. At the beginning of each month, I had no idea how much money would come in during the next 30 days.

I had no financial security.

Like most people selling products and services on the internet, I didn’t have a sustainable business; in fact, I didn’t have a real business at all.

I was living by-guess-and-by-golly, customer by customer.

Then, I did something… and that’s when everything changed for me.

My monthly sales shot up to $20,000+ and have stayed there ever since. I will never fall back to what I used to get because I don’t have to.

My very comfortable income is not based on a stroke of luck. Life is now amazing.

What did I do to grow my business by 600%?

I grew an email list.

I grew more than 5,000 email subscribers in 6 months using Growthtext.

At the time I am writing this, my list has grown to 8,000+ email subscribers:


Who is list building for?
List building isn’t only for freelancers or information product marketers.

List building and email marketing works for:

Affiliate marketers, software developers, coaches, consultants, real estate agents, copywriters, e-commerce store owners, small local business owners, in fact, anyone and everyone who has something to sell.

The importance of building an email list
Building an email list consists of gathering the addresses of people who are interested in what you have to offer, developing a relationship with them, and providing them with the products and services they are looking for.

An email list makes it possible to build an audience base around what you do.

Building an audience base is all about building trust.

Building trust is about “touches” – repeated interactions over time that are useful and reliable.

It’s about you and your customers getting to know each other:

From your side, discovering what your customers are looking for and how they like to be informed about it;

From their side, what you can provide them and how good you are at doing so.

It’s about teaching your readers, your potential customers, to trust you as an expert on a certain topic so that when you have something to sell, they know who you are, and they trust that what you have to sell them is valuable.

The power of building an email list
People love to spend money. People especially love to buy things from people they know, like and trust.

If you want to build a sustainable business, build an email list FIRST.

Get people into your circle of influence by sharing good information with them, turning strangers into fans before selling to them.

At this point in my business, whenever I want to sell a new service or product, all I have to do is to send emails to my subscriber list.

No need for cold calling, no need for crazy pitches.

Just an email.

That is the power of building a list.

How much could you earn with 5,000 email subs?

Email Subscribers

Or More Revenue Per Month*

* The reason I can make $20,000+ with an email list of 5,000 is because my main product is my web design service and my ready-made websites here. The average value of each of my subscribers is $4 because their design needs differ from relatively inexpensive to very expensive. Those who purchase the higher end services in any given month increase the per-consumer average, and there are always enough of those to make my monthly design business income reliable.
But how do you build a list?
A few years back, I launched a blog – Growthtext

Since most of the list building content I had been reading online was either outdated or just mumbo-jumbo list articles (listicles) which don’t provide real meat, I headed out to build my list my own way.

I tested countless list building tricks and strategies (over 50+).

#1. I experimented with different traffic sources to see which convert,

#2. Tested different types of content to see what engaged my target audience and prompted them to share,

#3. Experimented with different lead capture forms on different pages of Growthtext to see which work the best and which people hate.

#4. I tested different social media platforms, paid traffic, online forums, online communities, Facebook groups, email outreach strategies;

#5. I even sent cold emails to big name influencers like Gary Vaynerchuk, Mari Smith, Larry Kim, Sam Hurley and others to find out what makes influencers want to promote me to their audience and what doesn’t.

Six months of effort, of trial and error, grew my Growthtext blog email list from 0 to 5,000 subscribers.

6 list building mistakes you DON’T want to waste your time on
Growing your audience and building your list is not easy.

You must run lots of experiments to find out what works. Most of your experiments will fail.

Of those that succeed, most techniques and tricks are not scalable, meaning they are not methods you can reliably step and repeat.

My best advice-

Don’t just jump in and blindly apply what you read online.

Chances are, you will be angry, frustrated, and not in the mood to keep going.

If you are going to build your list, here are 6 list building mistakes you DON’T want to waste your time on:

1. Facebook and Twitter
Organic reach on Facebook is 6%, and falling every year.

Twitter click through rates average 0.5% across all niches.

Unless you are Gary Vaynerchuk or Guy Kawasaki, your Facebook post and Tweets will surely go unnoticed.

When you are starting out, don’t waste time building your social media followings with the intention of converting them into email subscribers.

2. LinkedIn
Just like Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn is noisy.

People on LinkedIn rarely pay attention to what happens in their news feed. As a result, the engagement is desperately low.

It is not surprising. LinkedIn is designed for networking to find jobs and for B2B collaborations.

It’s pretty useless if you are there to build your email list.

3. Instagram and Pinterest
These two platforms can only benefit you if you keep on producing visually appealing content.

Not only that, you need to produce a lot of visuals consistently – like making 5–10 posts a day, for months.

Even after you do that, there is no guarantee that you will have thousands of followers a few months later.

Growing your audience using Instagram and Pinterest is a marathon. A long one.

These places are not likely to be the best choices if you are up for fast and efficient growth.

Overall, Instagram and Pinterest are great. However, chances are they won’t grow your email very fast.

4. Reddit
Despite its huge number of daily visitors, Reddit is a difficult place to achieve success.

Reason being? Everyone there hates self-promotion.

Things go great so long as they do not know you are promoting your own content and building your list.

As soon as someone recognizes your true purpose, you are accused of self-promotion and are likely to be banned.

Overall, Reddit is great.

It is perfectly fine to post something on Reddit every once in a while, and attract a few new email subscribers to your list.

However, if you do it too often, their axes fall real fast.

Rule out Reddit if you are looking for a predictable and scalable way to build an email list.

5. Search Engine Optimization
SEO your site to the top of Google and convert part of the site visitors into email subscribers.

Seems like a plan, right?

The truth is – Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is nearly a complete waste of time until you have an aged website which is already loaded with a ton of content.

Performing basic SEO is all that’s needed as you write your pages, not full on optimization.

You can save that for later.

As a matter of fact, since only a few prime pages need to be optimized, you can forget about altogether at first.

When Growthtext hit my 10,000 visitors per month traffic goal, I didn’t go out to get one single backlink to my blog (links from other sites to yours are just one part of SEO).

I just didn’t pay attention to my Google ranking at all.

Google is not really relevant when you’re just starting to build your list.

6. Guest Posting
Here is the fact almost no marketers want to tell you about – guest posting is a terrible strategy for generating traffic to your website to build your list.

Tim Soulo reached out to bloggers behind 239 guest posts that were published on 78 blogs in the marketing niche, and asked them one question:

“What’s the amount of referral traffic that you can get from a guest post?”

The answer?

56 visits!

Yes, on average, 56 visits across those 239 guest posts. Not impressive.

While guest posting on websites with huge traffic numbers can result in a lot of eyes on your post (on that website), it’s difficult to move the readers on over to your own site.

So again, forget this strategy when you’re starting out.



Okay Verena, I got it.

There are a lot of methods out there that are supposed to get me where I want to go, so long as I don’t really care about covering the mortgage before the end of the century.

So, tell me, how do I attract a solid list of email subscribers within 3-6 months?

My answer to you is this:

Don’t torture yourself, stop wondering where to start and what to do, breathe a sigh of relief and start going through my course, Rapid 5K Subs.

Introducing Rapid 5K Subs

After growing my list to over 5,000 subscribers with my blog, Growthtext, I took what I learned and built a structured course with straight to the point lessons showing how to build your own 5,000 list, and beyond.

Lessons come with step by step guides, videos, assignments, worksheets, and templates.

My course is called Rapid 5K Subs.

It is a scalable method to help anyone build an email list from scratch to 5,000 subscribers and beyond.

Module 1: The Foundation
1. Starting with a quick orientation of the Rapid 5K Subs course and moving through the lessons, you will see the complete strategy I used to grow my own list from 0 to 5,000 subs in 6 months, working at it part time. I take apart every piece of my system to show you how the entire thing works. You’ll get the street view and the satellite view.

2. You’ll learn how to get your list subs to trust you as an expert on a certain topic so that when you have something to sell, they know who you are, and they’ll trust that what you have to recommend to them is valuable.

3. You CAN’T get someone to sign up to your list until you connect with them. I’ll show you the quickest and most effective way to connect with your audience so that giving away their email address to join your list becomes a natural follow-through. Tap-tap-tap-click!

4. When you go out to build your list, focus is everything. Don’t spread yourself out between all the different traffic channels. That’s a guaranteed way to fail. I show you traffic channels you should spend your time on… and channels you should AVOID.

5. You will learn the correct way to set up your email service provider (and the email service provider I use successfully).

Module 2: 50 Subscribers in 24 Hours
You will learn:

1. How to sign up your first 50 subscribers in 1 day, regardless of your persuasiveness skill level.

2. How to get your subscribers to spread news of your blog with a click of a button to get more subscribers with little to no effort on your part.

3. How to create your first email collection form.

4. The best placement on your blog for your opt-in form to maximize conversions.

5. How not to trick viewers into joining your email list (it’s a good way to get rejected), and what to do instead.

6. How to craft a compelling call to action that consistently converts at around 20% when the top 10% email collection forms convert at an average of 11.45%.

7. How to make your landing page so interesting that strangers want to share it with their friends. The result? More subscribers!

8. Why you shouldn’t write blog posts to attract email subscribers when you get started (and what to write instead).

9. Which page on your website is going to be the most visited page and how you can make it a page that’s optimized for list building.

PLUS, you’ll see my landing page that converts 21% of all visitors. Copy it to your web site to convert “strangers” into loyal email subscribers.

Module 3: From 50 to 500 Subscribers
1. You will learn how to create one remarkable content piece, and use it to grow your list to 500 subscribers (yes, just 1 piece of content; it’s that easy). Plus, I show you 4 case studies about how others implement the same strategy to build their list.

2. Ditch the boring free reports and eBooks we see out there most of the time. I’ll show you the smartest strategy to create a high converting lead magnet.

3. Typically, for blogs that put email opt-ins in the sidebar, I see conversion rates around 0.5% – 1.5%. It’s the lowest converting CTA (Call To Action) position on a blog. That’s why you don’t see me use a sidebar form on Growthtext. I’ll show you the type of email capture forms that are converting at 400% for me, plus the right tool to create them.

4. You will learn my exact system for creating bonus content that accompanies blog posts and the tool I use to effortlessly put one up.

5. Step by step, you’ll learn how I use each of my blog posts to generate 250 new email subscribers. 2X that and you’ve got 500 subscribers.

6. Read a behind-the-scenes case study on how I set up my successful technique so that you can replicate it.

7. You’ll learn 6 types of content you want to share with your audience to generate 500 subscribers (comes with case studies).

8. You’ll learn why I don’t ask people if they want to get on my list. Instead, I ask them if they want to be in my small inner circle. An Inner Circle. That’s something special that makes them feel privileged. That is a good thing… I’ll teach you how to incorporate this little technique into a much larger overall strategy to rapidly grow your list.

Module 4: From 500 to 1,000 Subscribers
1. You will learn how to build your own personal sharing army! Once you have built a sharing army, it’s just a matter of hitting a send button in your email service provider, and you get lots of bloggers to amplify your content every single time you have a new blog post published. This is very scalable technique to drive traffic to your blog and get subscribers. I’ll also show you a couple tools I use to automate the process as much as possible.

2. You’ll learn how to reverse engineer enormously popular content (in any niche) to create super content worthy of sharing.

3. You’ll see my exact system for getting 1,500 bloggers to share my content all over the internet.

4. I’ll walk you through finding and pitching to bloggers to amplify your content for you. All bloggers are not equal. They are generally split into three groups I call big, medium and small fishes. I’ll teach you how to get each blogger in different groups to amplify your content. They need different pitches.

5. I’ll teach you how to use technology to forge relationships with major influencers in your niche by making each email appear to be an individually written message.

6. You’ll learn the One Click technique that can generate 100+ new subscribers every time it’s used.

Module 5: From 1,000 to 5,000 Subscribers
1. You will learn 5 strategies to scale your list to from 1,000 to 5,000 subscribers.

2. You will learn how to set up a list building funnel. Once it’s up and running, you’ll be able to scale your list building without spending hours online every day. I’ll show you the theories (what works, what doesn’t) then, I’ll give you templates you can use for your funnels.

3. You’ll see my exact steps to create attractive, instant gratification, gotta’ have, knee-jerk reaction lead magnets to convert strangers into subscribers.

4. I’ll teach you the principals behind converting cold traffic at 45% (ad copy, landing page design, traffic techniques etc.)

5. You will get a behind-the-scenes look at my funnel that collects 3,000+ new subscribers implementing the principals, and I’ll show you how to set up your own.

6. I reveal the time-tested ad copy I put on my landing page (Hint: don’t over-pitch. Instead, focus on building trust with your copy. Anything else is just superfluous and scammy).

7. I show you what ad copy out-converts others by 300%. Literally copy my script, change a few words to fit your landing page, and reap the opt-ins.

8. You’ll see exactly how I use Overlap Targeting techniques to bring laser-targeted visitors to my landing page and convert a big chunk of them into subscribers (Most newbies completely fail at targeting. Don’t let this happen to you)

9. You’ll see how to replicate the exact steps I use to drive high performance traffic.

10. I’ll show you the RIGHT WAY to scale your list building to 10,000 subscribers and beyond.

Flash Bonuses

Flash Bonus #1
“Million-Dollar Niche” Guide
Over the past few years, I’ve built 1,000+ blogs for clients in many different niches. When I work with clients, we talk. So, I know which clients made money and which didn’t.

What were the money maker doing differently than all the others?

They picked the right niche!

With this bonus, you’ll get a proven blueprint on how to pick a million-dollar niche.

I show you 5 principles that a blog must follow to become successful.

You need to adhere to all 5 principles. No more, no less. If you can’t, your blog and your list building will never succeed, no matter how hard you try.

Once you are in a profitable niche, all you’ll need to do is set up a blog that is fully optimized for conversion and you’ll be 10x more guaranteed to succeed than 99% of the bloggers out there.

Don’t miss out on this!

Value: $500+

Flash Bonus #2
Niche Selection Session with Verena
Now, what if you picked a couple niches, or more, that all comply the 5 principles? They all look good, but which one should you choose?

No worries.

I’ll spend time researching each of them to determine which is best for you. I’ll personally pick the niche that will give you the biggest potential.

Not only that, I’ll draw up a game plan for you to follow to dominate your niche. We can discuss sales funnels, conversions, list building, building your first product, advertising, or anything else that’s on your mind.

Value: $1,000

Flash Bonus #3
Custom Sales Page Package
When you’ve built a list, and earned the trust of your readers, the time comes to sell them the things they value.

At that point, you need a sales page to showcase your product. And the more expensive your product, the more professional-looking that page needs to be.

The industry rate for getting a professional-looking sales page done is around $5,000 (between coding, designs, copywriting, and lots more).

With this bonus, you’ll get a copy of my entire sales page (this sales page) to use for your next product launch.

With this package and a little help from my team, you can have your very own custom sales page for your next product launch.

Value: $5,000

What Do You Get With Rapid 5K Subscribers?

Here is the recap. You get…
– 5 Modules that contain everything you need to build an email list from scratch to 5,000 subs: 41 lessons with video tutorials, assignments, swipes, and templates to help you grow your email list in record time. (Value: $1000)

– Unlimited Consulting. I will personally coach you until you reach 5,000 subscribers. When you hit the purchase button, I want to make sure you are successful. That’s my commitment to you. (Value: $2000)

– “5 Principals of a Million-Dollar Niche” Guide. With this bonus, you’ll get a proven blueprint on how to pick a million dollar niche. (Value: $500)

– Niche selection session with me. I’ll personally pick the niche that will give you the biggest potential. (Value: $1000 )

– Custom Sales Page Package. With this bonus you’ll get a copy of my entire sales page (this sales page) to use for your next product launch. (Value $5000)

Enroll in Rapid 5K Subs Now
Rapid 5K Subs Standard
One-Time Investment

The Full Rapid 5K Subs Course

Unlimited Consulting with Verena

Access to “Million-Dollar Niche” Guide

Niche Selection Session with Verena

Rapid 5K Subs Sales Page Package

Rapid 5K Subs Complete
One-Time Investment

The Full Rapid 5K Subs Course

Unlimited Consulting with Verena

Access to “Million-Dollar Niche” Guide

Niche Selection Session with Verena

Rapid 5K Subs Sales Page Package

I’m completely confident that Rapid 5K Subs will get you 5,000 subs when you commit to putting the proven system in place.

Try the course for 30 days, take the actions needed to map, create and implement what you learn from the course – If you don’t see significant growth in your list, drop me a line ( anytime within 30 days of purchase, send me proof of work you have done, and I’ll send you a full refund.

When you invest in this course, I genuinely want you to see results. if you really put in the effort but can’t get results, then I don’t deserve to keep your money.

Note: Part of being a success entrepreneur/marketer is getting down and dirty with systems and processes. Building a list of 5,000 subscribers is no exception. If you decide to want a refund, I require you to send me proof of work to show me you have given an honest effort (details are here)

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s so special about this course? Can you give me one key different in your course vs all others in the same topic?
Every lesson I teach in this course is a walkthrough of proven strategies that brought me the list size and financial results I was seeking.

There are no theories, here. All the information and instruction in my course is fact-based, drawn from months of hardcore personal experience.

That’s the biggest different between this course and others.

Behind every list building strategy I teach are countless “seem to work” techniques that have been weeded out. I tested and tweaked method after method, throwing out the ones that led nowhere.

When you enrol in this course, you don’t just pay for the course material; what you’re really paying for is the knowledge to save yourself endless hours of testing and testing a ton of techniques and theories that don’t work.

There’s no guesswork: this course teaches you what to do, shows you how to do it, gives you the assignment to implement what you’ve learned.

I lay out the foundation and mindset for you then BANG! You begin building your list right off.

This course is designed for you to achieve results from the get-go, not to boast about who I am or how much I know.

I don’t dump you with one hour of video just so a lesson will be perceived as being valuable. In each lesson, I get straight to the point to show you what works, how you can make it work, and give you the exact steps to take to grow your list.

The only focus in this course is to add subscribers to your list, nothing else.

What if I’m a total newbie, don’t know search engine optimization , don’t know where to get traffic. Is it actually possible for me to get 5,000 subscribers?
This course is specifically designed to take a complete newbie from nothing to 5,000 subscribers.

You don’t need any knowledge of search engine optimization, how to bring visitors to your blog, or anything like that. My course will show you the exact steps that drive traffic then convert the traffic into subscribers.

Just follow each lesson and implement what you learn by following each assignment, and you are on your way towards your goal.

Oh yes, by the way, contrary to what most people think, you don’t need SEO to build an email list.

I didn’t pay the slightest attention to optimizing Growthtext for Google, still don’t, and at the time of this writing I have an average of 10,000 visitors/month (and climbing), 8,000+ email subscribers (and climbing), and make an average of $20,000 per month (and growing).

When I first started growing my list, I had no special advantage, no large social media following, no high traffic website to leverage, no big-name marketing gurus to recommend my blog, and no experience with email marketing.

If there was any advantage, it’s that I am a persistent, dedicated, goal-oriented, hard worker. I was determined to find out what works and what doesn’t for myself. When I found the methods that bring me positive, dependable results, I applied them over, and over again to get where I am today and where I will be in the future.

You can be a total newbie, be completely stymied by the Internet and technical knowledge, have no clue where to start, and still succeed with my course.

Why? Because I did it. I built a list of interested buyers and I got where I wanted to go, and started from scratch to do it.

What I do online is just Google things, watch youtube and read Facebook, I’m not tech savvy. Will it work for someone like me?
Yes, my course works for you even if you are not tech savvy.

Yeah, you will need a few inexpensive tools to grow your list, but these tools just aren’t difficult to use at all, and you don’t have to be tech savvy to use them. You’ll find over-the-shoulder videos in each lesson that discusses one of the tools.

No worries, you certainly don’t have to be a coder or know any computer language to be a success at list building.

How much time will it take to complete the course? And how soon can I see results?
This course consists of 5 modules.

By completing each module, you will be able to add a specific number of subscribers to your list.

You will grow your subscriber list more and more with each assignment. It’s a grow-by-stages thing.

By the time you finish the entire course, and implement what you learn as you learn it, you’ll have hit your 5,000 subs goal. Or more.

The entire course is self-paced: As you complete each lesson and its assignment, you move on to the next lesson and assignment.

Module 1 takes around 30 minutes to complete, and module 2 takes about an hour.

From there you can work as long and hard as you like. You can speed up or slow down, whichever action makes you the most comfortable while allowing you to fully understand the lessons.

If you do this part time, typically you will be able to go from 0 subscribers to 5,000 subscribers in 6 months. Working at it full time will typically achieve the same results in 2-3 months.

What if I already have a few hundred subscribers on my list. Will the course still work for me?
This course shows you a scalable list growing system.

Meaning, once you have mastered the system, you can use it to keep growing your subscribers regardless of its current size.

For example, I’ve surpassed the 5,000 subscribers mark and my personal goal this year is to reach 10,000 subs. To keep building, I’ll use the same successful strategies I’ve used to get this far.

So, yes, no matter your list size, the strategies you’ll learn in this course are very scalable; you can use them to grow your list to whatever numbers you’ve set for you next goal, and the one after that, and keep on truckin’.

If you already have a list of 100 or more, I suggest you skim through the Module 2, Lesson 1 and proceed through the balance of the Modules.

If I’m in an off line business, will this work for me?
Absolutely! This system that I teach works for any industry. It’s not just for the online marketing niche.

When I designed this course, I wanted to make it applicable to as many people as possible, so all of the strategies taught are built on universal marketing principles and are not industry-specific.

7-Day Mandatory Refund Policy

Rapid 5K Subs comes with a 7-day MANDATORY refund policy. If you study the lessons, do the work and don’t get 50 new subscribers in 7 days, I require you to return it for a full refund (and you get to keep the bonuses).

So, if you’re on the fence, buy it and get to work. If the strategies don’t work for you, I don’t deserve to keep your money.

Enroll in Rapid 5K Subs Now
Rapid 5K Subs Standard
One-Time Investment

The Full Rapid 5K Subs Course

Unlimited Consulting with Verena

Access to “Million-Dollar Niche” Guide

Niche Selection Session with Verena

Rapid 5K Subs Sales Page Package

Rapid 5K Subs Complete
One-Time Investment

The Full Rapid 5K Subs Course

Unlimited Consulting with Verena

Access to “Million-Dollar Niche” Guide

Niche Selection Session with Verena

Rapid 5K Subs Sales Page Package

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