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List Building

Why You Should Be List Building From Day One

If you want to create a lasting business for the long-term then list building should be one of your go-to methods.

It’s one of the surest and proven ways to make money over and over again if done correctly.

When I say list building I mean email marketing.

Building a list of subscribers who are looking for a solution to a problem.

Your goal should be to bridge that gap.

If you take the time to build a genuine relationship with your subscribers then your chances of earning money through your list building efforts increase tremendously.

The first dollar I ever made online was through list building and it will continue to be one of my main methods of earning money online.

Today I want to discuss with you why list building is important, what you’ll need to get started, and why you don’t need a huge list to make money.

Let’s get started…

Why Is List Building Important?

At some point in time with your online ventures, if you haven’t heard it already, you will hear the term “the money is in the list.”

It refers to the fact that perhaps THE single most important thing you can be doing while building your online business is to have an email list of subscribers who are interested in the information your are providing in a chosen niche.

The more subscribers you get, the more of a chance you will have to earn money with your business everyday.

And the best part is you get to make sales over-and-over again as long as you are providing your list with quality information and products.

In business it’s often said that the single biggest cost is acquiring new customers.

It’s not always easy finding people to purchase your products.

It can take lots of time and can even cost lots of money depending on how you’re going about your list building efforts.

If you have a list of people who are willing to buy from you it should be your best interest to keep them on a list for potential future purchases.

It makes little sense to go through the effort of acquiring new customers and letting them walk away never to return again.

By building a list you create the opportunity to communicate on a regular basis.

Over time you build a relationship with your subscribers and as they come to trust you more it becomes easier to sell them higher ticket items.

Most people who opt-in to your list will not purchase on the first time.

You will have to send them multiple offers and information before they even consider buying from you.

With list building you have the opportunity to create that relationship of trust, therefore giving you a better chance of making the sale.

3 List Building Tools You’ll Need

3 List Building Tools

1. Blog/Website- You’re going to need a place to send people to check out your offer, product, or services.

Having a blog or website gives you the medium to send people to begin your pitch to get people to opt-in to your list.

You want to make sure that your website is set up in a way that is easy to capture leads and easy for them to be able to provide you with their information.

You should have a form asking people to enter their email address in return for something of value.

This could include an ebook, software, information, tools, updates, videos, etc.

Anything that will get them to enter their information into your email form.

2. Autoresponder

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You’re going to need a place to house those leads.

This is the purpose of an autoresponder.

It allows you the ability to be able to keep all of your subscribers in one location to send out emails whenever you want.

You don’t have to email people one-by-one.

You can send to everyone on your list or a select group.

Emails can be scheduled at different times and can even be preset to send out on different days.

The entire process can be automated or you can email them daily.

The autoresponder service I use is GetResponse.

It’s one of the best services out and they offer some awesome training if you’re just getting started.

Check it out…You’re first 30 days are FREE!

3. Traffic

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There’s no point of having the first two tools if you can’t get traffic to your website.

You can do free marketing or paid marketing to generate traffic.

Some free ways to generate traffic include seo, blog commenting, video marketing, forum marketing, and social media.

Paid ways could include solo ads, ppc, banners ads, or ad-networks.

It’s probably best to start off figuring out how to generate traffic through free methods.

Once you have that down, then you can work your way into paying for traffic to get a steady flow.

It all depends on your goals, your time, and your budget.

You Don’t Need a Ton of Subscribers

If you’re looking to make your first dollar online you don’t need a ton of subscribers to do it.

The very first list I had was composed of less than 1,000 subscribers and I went on to make over a couple thousand dollars with that list and I spent nothing.

On one of my very first campaigns with the list I made $1,106 with just one email.

I’ve known other marketers online who have made lots of money with just a list of 50 subscribers.

If you’re making money with only 50 subscribers consistently, then you’re getting a 2% conversion rate for your email marketing campaigns – which is pretty good.

It’s all in the quality of your product and the relationship you build with your list.

It makes no difference if you’re selling your own product or someone else’s, a list is essential if you want to make consistent money online.

If you’re looking to make money online you should get started list building as soon as possible.

The sooner you get started the better your chances of making money.

Focus on getting traffic to your blog or website and work on building a relationship with your subscribers through your autoresponder messages.

You don’t need a huge list to make your first dollar online.

Don’t get discouraged.

Make the necessary adjustments until you get it right.

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Best Wishes!

Contact List

Email Marketing: Getting More Sales From Your Contact List

When it comes to making money on the internet, building a targeted contact list of customers is key to running a successful business.

Having a contact list will instantly give you the opportunity to communicate with your customers and build a relationship with them over time.

Would you rather make a sale one time or have the opportunity to makes sales over and over again?

I’d take over and over again.

That’s the beauty of having an email list of people who want what you have to give.

But how do you build that relationship with people that’s going to get them to buy?

When I first began online I thought it was just building a list, placing products in front of my subscribers, and VOILA like magic they would buy.

Boy was I wrong!!! It’s not QUITE that simple.

For the life of me I couldn’t figure out what was wrong and was quickly throwing money down the drain paying for traffic and not making any sales.

While I was building my list I wasn’t building a relationship with that list.

People were unsubscribing or no longer opening my emails because they weren’t getting the value they expected.

Today I wanted to discuss how you can get your contact list to buy from you so you can increase your sales and not lose money like I did when I first started online.

3 Ways to Get More Sales From Your Contact List

1. Build a Relationship

The most important thing you can do as a marketer with a list is build a relationship with that list.

Provide them with value by solving their problems and providing solutions.

Do videos to get your message across, send them blog posts on how to improve their business, and provide them with resources that can make things easier for them.

People want you to know that you care about them and are for them.

If you focus on the success of your contact list, naturally you will be successful in due time.

Never focus on yourself, but focus on the needs of your contact list.

You will rapidly see your list growing and your bank account.

2. Never sell…Only Suggest

I can remember the first list I had I went crazy just throwing affiliate products at them.

Never suggesting to them why the products were good and why they should buy.

While I would get a sale here and there, I could never make any consistent sales and quickly people began unsubscribing or not opening my emails.

It was heartbreaking, but taught me to become a better marketer.

People don’t like to be sold.

Figure out creative ways to display to your contact list of why what you’re offering is good for them.

They will be happy to buy from you if they feel like it can make them or their business better.

3. Never Stop Building Your List

The bigger your list the potential you have of making more sales.

You have to understand that your list must be targeted.

Your focus should be on building a list of quality leads that are targeted to your niche.

This way you have a better chance of converting those leads into buyers.

Don’t make the job harder on yourself by just assuming everyone wants what you have to offer.

That’s not the case and it never will be.

Your efforts should be spent on getting in front of the people who are looking for you.

Some of the best free methods to use are forum marketing, article marketing, social media, blogging, and video marketing.

You can also use paid methods like pay per click, banner advertising, and solo ads.

Whatever method works best for you go for it.

Make sure you are keeping things fresh for yourself, as well as your contact list.

Constantly post new updates and things that are going on in your business.

People like to see what’s going on with you and enjoy growing with you.

If you’re looking to run a successful online business then email marketing should be one of your preferred strategies.

Building a contact list of raving subscribers can go a long way for your business.

Create and maintain a positive relationship with them, don’t sell to them, and keep on building your list.

This formula will build you a lasting profitable business.

Best Wishes!