Take the time to learn how to build an email list for your particular niche early so you can both benefit them as well as profit sooner. You want to go to the trouble of building an email list simply because these are your “people”.
* The Magic Money Machine *
When a person goes hunting for information on the web and stumbles across your article, AND they find it helpful, immediately you have an advantage over anyone else in your same niche.
There are two things that immediately occur to your new visitor. One, because they found you while searching means they were “meant” to find you, and two, because they liked what you had to say then obviously you know what you are talking about.
Giving a person a way and a reason to sign up on your list is how to really build a online business.
It is your list that will most likely be your biggest fans and your major purchasers.
Be good to your list and they will be good to you. As they say: “The money is in the LIST!”
Its almost like magic!
8 Different Ways to Build Your List
Here are 8 effective ways you use to build an email list.
1.How to Build an Email List with Optin Forms
The most commonly used way of list building is to have optin forms on your website and Facebook pages.
These optin forms can be coded yourself, using your own privately run databases, or more simply by using one of the 1. highly esteemed email services. 2. Where you place your optin forms and what you do to 3. incentivize people to sign up can increase the number of subscribers you get.
The next step in this process is to build the responsiveness of your list by different methods using your autoresponder software effectively can also make a big difference to your bottom line.
2. Build Your List using Solo Ads
This is probably the fastest and cheapest way to build an email list. There are drawbacks though. There are many places out there that will sell you crap.
A solo ad is simply “borrowing” someone else’s list. You write up an email and THEY will send it for you. The general purpose is to leverage someone else’s influence they have to pass you some traffic to your offer.
There are individuals that will do this as well as brokerage’s you can go to find individuals and companies that will run a solo campaign for you.
An alternative to this is renting a list from a reputable company.
3. How Offline Methods can Build your List
Believe it or not there are several ways to tempt fresh prospects into your market. Some of my favorite methods include newspaper, direct mail, and flyers.
By making contact offline you can draw people to your online list.
In marketing this is another strong point of contact which will solidify your presence. By encouraging people to follow you from the offline list to your online list or even just building an offline list will expand your customer base.
4. Build YOUR list using THEIR sales!
As an affiliate marketer you may get the sales but you are losing out on collecting the names of buyers. Having a list of buyers is way more lucrative than any old list for sure.
When a person reviews your affiliate offer and have decided to make a purchase, you can offer them a BONUS for making the purchase through your link. By inviting them to give you their email in exchage for your bonus offer is just ONE way of collecting the names of buyers.
5. Viral List Building Software to Build your List
Sending out an email with a link that goes to a page promising to reward the person with something really tasty IF ONLY they forward the email to some of their friends – will often work.
The older method of doing this is to request people to “refer a friend” and manually keep tally of who did what using ?=tags.
You can set it up to reward your referring customer at different levels. For example; if three of their friends sign up, you give them ITEM A, if five sign up they also get ITEM B, and so on.
Fortunately today we have access to some pretty neat-o viral list building software.
6. Building your List using WordPress Plugins
Believe it or not it really isn’t that difficult to build a plugin and put it on the WordPress.org repository for people to download.
Developing a free plugin with the option for people to sign-up for a free upgrade or some other type of bribe will give you more names.
There are other ways you can contact your plugin users too other than just asking their email. You can code your plugin to place ads on their website dashboard so every time they sign in they will see your offer.
7. Keep Split Testing your Conversions
Regardless of where you are collecting your leads or how you are getting people to your various offers, you need to always test.
There are reasons why someone will sign up for your list and others won’t. Test to improve your numbers. Ways you could be losing people include; your message isn’t focused on your target, or your offer isn’t worth the print on their computer screen.
Set yourself apart from the rest of the crowd and keep testing to improve your conversion rate.
8. How Generating More Traffic will Build your List
Paid traffic can be anything you pay for to send traffic like using PPC campaigns from the Search Engines or Social Media. Free traffic can come from these places too but using reliable SEO methods to improve your rankings and popularity.
When you tie in traffic with social influence you can quickly build your following almost without effort.
There are soooo many ways to build an email list and I will be happy to keep you updated on all the new stuff I try that works – and the stuff that bombed out too!
Guess what? All YOU need to do is sign up for MY list to get it 🙂