Curtis McHale (twitter github blog)
Eric Davis (twitter github blog)
Reuven Lerner (twitter github blog)
Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up)

01:41 – Subscribers
04:02 – Email Lists vs Blog Content

Freelance Funnel

11:39 – Content


16:31 – Layout, Servers, Services & Personalization

CSS Support in Email
Eric Davis: My simple HTML email template

34:02 – Launching Products

Nathan Barry: How To Launch Anything
Soft Sale/Hard Sale
Email Frequency

40:17 – Email Courses

Rails Security
Controller Refactoring Course


Aweber (Eric)
MailChimp (Eric)
premailer (Eric)
Logitech C920 (Curtis)
Zotero (Reuven)
Unsubscribing (Reuven)
Patience (Chuck)
Twitter Bootstrap (Chuck)

Book Club
Book Yourself Solid: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling ! He will join us for an episode to discuss the book on September 24th. The episode will air on October 3rd.
Next Week
SEO with Mike Brooks and Stephen Gardner
CHUCK: When I speak robot, I sound like R2-D2.

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CHUCK: Hey everybody and welcome to Episode 74 of The Freelancers' Show! This week on our panel, we have Curtis MacHale.

CURTIS: Good day!

CHUCK: Eric Davis.

ERIC: Hello!

CHUCK: Reuven Lerner.

REUVEN: Hi everyone!

CHUCK: I'm Charles Max Wood from This week, we're going to be talking about "Email Lists". One thing I want to say before we get started, one of the reasons I do this show is to help me kind of get business. It looks like I'm going to have a slight low, so if you need help with your Ruby programming, let me know. Alright —

ERIC: Hey, wait! Chuck, I need help with my Ruby programming, can I let you know?

CHUCK: Do you have money?



REUVEN: This is not a typical interaction they help.


CHUCK: Anyway, let's talk about email lists. I'm sure you guys, or at least some of you guys, have email lists that you manage, or email lists that you don't manage.

CURTIS: Yeah, it's the both.

CHUCK: [Laughs] Yeah, that's much more my case. I'm a little bit curious, do any of you have more than a few hundred subscribers in any of your lists?

ERIC: I have a little less than 700 on my main list right now; I have the dashboard in front of me.

CHUCK: Awesome!

REUVEN: I don't run a list for my work, but I run a community list that is about 2700 people on it.

CHUCK: Well, if you're talking about something like Ruby Rogues Parley, then I have one.


CHUCK: I don't really think of it that way. I don't go and — I participate in as opposed to send out updates or however you want to talk about —

ERIC: Yeah, the exclusive person on it.

REUVEN: Right.

CHUCK: Yeah. And maybe we can talk about those lists, too. But I was thinking more along the lines of the newsletter lists or the marketing lists or whatever you want to call them.

CURTIS: My main one up until real recently was from my first book that I wrote about becoming a WordPress development professional. I've sent out a few emails on that,