Welcome to Ask First Marketing

Hello and thanks for visiting Ask First Marketing. My name is Len Richardson and I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you a little about myself and how this blog came to be.

I’ve been online since 1998 studying website development and effective internet marketing. In 2000 I was introduced to Seth Godin’s book, Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers into Friends and Friends into Customers by a couple of Rad marketers, Bob Bridges and Liz Miller. That is when I registered the AskFirstMarketing.com domain.

In the beginning this domain as a landing page for a email marketing business which put into practice many of the concepts taught in the Permission Marketing book. Over the years Ask First Marketing has evolved into what you see today but permission marketing strategies have always been center stage.

"Permission Marketing lets you develop lasting relationships with customers, build trust and greatly improve the chance of making a sale"


In the spirit of not forgetting where I came from, you will find that the main focus of this blog is on list-building and email marketing. I know better than anyone how important building a list of subscribers that love you, trust you and can’t wait to by your stuff can be. That is the power of permission marketing.

Our focus here is not to build list that are cold and unresponsive but a list that eagerly awaits your next message, that trust you and will not only buy from you but thank you for selling to them.

afmlogo1Ask First Marketing develops and shares online training and marketing information to help others learn to use the power of the internet to earn an income and/or market their business. I am committed to providing personalized service and high value products to my customers and colleagues.

I also enjoy collaborating with other online marketers so be interactive. Leave comments, share our stuff on social media. I look forward to hearing from you.

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