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!

Why You Should Be List Building From Day One was last modified: June 2nd, 2015 by BJ Henderson

7 Comments

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  4. Hey Nikhil,

    Email Marketing is a great way to earn an income. It’s how I got started online and made my first money online. A relationship is important though. Incorporating a blog along with it just makes it much better.

    I’m glad you enjoyed the article and hope you got some value out of it.

    Thanks for reading. Have an awesome day.

  5. Hello BJ !

    Email marketing is the best way to earn regular income . I agree , the more subscribers you have , the more money you can print . traff

    Business who have blogs get 7% more leads than those who do not use blogs ! Thus maintaining a blog for a business is very important !

    If you ask me , then i would say , only traffic do not works ! Its very important to capture our visitors ! so sending them directly to the landing page is a great idea on can use !

    This article was informative and worth reading !

    Happy Blogging

  6. Hi BJ,

    I definitely agree with you and the most important thing you said here was to build that relationship with our list.

    People are always saying that the money is in the list and it is but not when all you do is promote to them. Unless you have tens of thousands of subscribers on your list and you’re just hoping to play a numbers game but making a few sales then you’re probably not going to have much success.

    That’s where the gold really is, building those relationships because it is all about the know, like and trust factor. I’ll definitely purchase things from people I know, like and trust. I know you do as well.

    Thanks for pointing out what it takes. I’ve heard so many stories from people who had not been building a list and then finally decided to do it only to regret not having done it earlier. Let’s hope we don’t have too many of those people out there still.

    Hope you’re having a great week and it was a pleasure chatting with you today.

    ~Adrienne
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