I’ve learned recently what most marketers intrinsically know already, and that is how important a list is. For the noobs like myself, this is not a list you check off throughout your day but the list of people who subscribe to your blog, service, product, whatever.
THE MONEY IS IN THE LIST
If you’re involved in internet marketing, you probably already understand the importance of building a list. Across many forums I’ve read today, it’s widely agreed that for online businesses, the money is in the list.
The problem with list-building is that most ways to do so are slow and tedious. The most common, and very effective, way to build an email list is to offer something of value in exchange for an opt-in. I have no pdf tutorial promising you riches by Wednesday, so until I do, I need to find ways to build a list fast and as easy as possible.
GETTING STARTED WITH BUILDING A LIST
The first thing for building a list is to be set up with the two essential components: a contact form and an email auto-responder service. Your contact form is where potential leads sign in their email and your auto-responder service gathers the lead’s details so you can begin to build a relationship.
The hands-down best system to use for contact forms and auto-responders is AWeber. Across the board, it is the most highly recommended system, rich with tools that I’ve only barely begun to tap into. Check out AWeber here.
When you have the contact form and auto-responder ready, then we move on to these 3 easy ways to build a list fast…
1. List Builders
List Builders can get your website in front of a large audience. A List Builder is a company that sends your small ad or article to thousands of people in their database. The small ad or article you write is called a Solo Ad, which is basically a sales pitch in email format, and it will lead readers to your website.
There are many companies that do this and for a wide variety of costs. I’ve used some for Affiliate accounts that sent an ad to 30,000 opt-in subscribers for about $30. If you are a member of Directory of Ezines, you often get a discount of about 50%. You can find out more about Directory of Ezines and the many tools and training tutorials they offer HERE.
There are also free services that typically offer a basic package at no cost, with the option for an upgrade to a much larger audience for a one time cost or subscription.
2. Facebook Advertising
I have used this twice. One time it generated a few hundred new “Likes” to my Art Page and another time, it didn’t do anything. If used correctly, it can be a great tool for gathering new subscribers.
Facebook advertising is very simple to set up and inexpensive. Where it’s easy to go wrong is how you write the ad and to whom the ad is targeted. Writing the ad copy is essential and good copy is an art form in itself. The best advice, at least to begin with, I’ve heard on this is to keep your goal in mind and then keep it simple.
3. Marketing Systems
Another way that can work fast but does cost, at least initially, is a Marketing System. Marketing Systems provide you with your own capture page that is customizable and they usually offer in-depth training on traffic-generating techniques.
To really build a list fast comes from an understanding of how to MARKET. Obviously, to be a successful internet marketer, “Marketing” is going to be an essential skill to develop. A Marketing System is created to instruct you and then leverage your skills and experience with that of others. At least, this is how I understand it to be. One system I’ve learned of is called MyLeadSystemPro.com. I’m too busy still to look into it further, but I’d love to hear from anyone who has had success with it or any system like it.
To find out how these techniques work for me, subscribe to the right and I’ll let you know in a couple weeks.
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