Building your own email list. Is it even necessary?
I have never built an email list like "you're supposed to do". I have never given away products or services for free on my website, in exchange for subscribers and I've never worked with email lists before. I have some knowledge about it, and I do understand how the process works in general, but I've never had the urge of building a list myself. Not in the same way as others do.
What I have done, is that I have built my credibility and my reputation manually. I've talked to clients in person, and I've been in contact with literally hundreds of people during the years I've been online. - I've always done everything manually and by hand, instead of using email responders and stuff like that. - And that has worked for me, and even though I can see why a list would be something awesome to have, I can't say that I would actually need one.
What are your thoughts on this? - Would you say that all freelancers should have one and do you agree with the common saying, "the money is in the list"?