Why List Building Alone Is A Mistake–What Else You Should Be Doing, Tamara Baranova, TBJApodcast 381
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Funnel marketing is huge online but Tamara Baranova says free downloads won’t sustain your business. Find out why listing building alone is a mistake and what else you should be doing to grow your company online.

Tamara Baranova is an online business strategist, she offers real, hands-on, step-by-step strategy creation and implementation. Her proven marketing approach allows you to make a bigger impact in the world. She helps entrepreneurs in the service industry who are struggling with building businesses online.

Tamara shares a bit more about herself…

Originally from Estonia, I came to England in 2003 to join my mom working in London. When her mom was diagnosed cancer she chose to stay and make it on my own. 3 years later I graduated with a top degree and a fast-rising career. But I never fully fitted in the corporate world. In 2007 I came across the idea of virtual assistants and running an online business so TJConsulting was launched in November 2007.

Six months later I quit my job and dove into full-time work with my first few clients. To make my business work I had to learn all about marketing, sales, and online strategies. As I was sharing my learning with clients they too saw results and increased profits. And so I fell in love with online marketing and chose to specialise in this area alone. By 2012 I had a busy award-winning 6-figure business.

Through modern marketing techniques, effective business systems, and the right online tools I help my clients achieve their big goals.


I’ve been terrified of dogs all my life but I now have a small chihuahua. Half of the time I pretend he’s a cat!

Think Like A Journalist Quote

Go beyond merely communicating to ‘connecting’ with people. –Jerry Bruckner

Success Quote or Tip

You can’t improve what you don’t measure. –Michael Hyatt

Career Highlight

In 2010, her business was a finalist in business awards in the U.K.

When It Didn’t Work

When Tamara was growing her business she worked with a large marketing agency in Australia. A lot of her income was tied to that one client. It was easy in terms of client management but it was risky. Eventually, the relationship ended. Find out what Tamara had to do in just 30 days, just days before Christmas.

Top Tips Why List Building Alone Is A Mistake And What Else You Should Be Doing

  1. Have a strategy for your email list.
  2. Learn to build funnels to convert the leads.
  3. Welcome series for your new subscribers. More about you, how you can help them, share testimonials, repeat your call to action. What do you want them to do next?  Purchase product, request a quote, meeting call. You need to have a specific call to action.
  4. The welcome series can be 5-7 emails.
  5. Long-term nurture: regular newsletters to stay top-of-mind.
  6. Extra funnels that you activate for leads to promote webinars or products.

What is one piece of technology, video or multimedia equipment, or app that you just can’t live without?


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Digital Marketer Podcast, Amy Porterfield Podcast, Netflix documentaries Forks Over Knives, ThePlantBasedDiet.com.

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Mentioned In This Episode

List Building Mistakes blog post


booking.com in the U.K.


PNP North Pole Console

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Phoebe Chongchua
Phoebe Chongchua

Phoebe Chongchua is a multimedia Brand Journalist, Brand Consultant & Marketing Strategist who is revolutionizing brand communication with consumers. She makes companies remarkable using brand journalism storytelling to grow their online presence, build a community, and gain greater market share. Phoebe is a former TV News journalist who helps brands gain a competitive advantage by learning to "Be the Media". Phoebe is the host of "The Brand Journalism Advantage" podcast and a "Top 50 Podcaster To Follow". Listen in iTunes or at ThinkLikeAJournalist.com

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