How to Build an Email List for Free?

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Are there ways to build a list for free? I believe there are some hosted opt-in forms or landing pages that can be used. Then traffic sent to them.

Anybody tried something like this and gotten good results?
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  • Profile picture of the author aborsuk2
    You would have to find the free landing page hosting sites, not too sure about any. Then you would have to make a presence on forums and social media, once people listen you can send them to your landing page. The only free autoresponder I can think of right now up to 1,000 subs is mailchimp.
    Good luck! Remember it's all about providing value and people will start to listen.
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  • Profile picture of the author juanelo
    Hi Daronch, you can get a landing page for 5 bucks on Fiverr.com and a free autoresponder at MailChimp.com, Later and good luck...
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  • Profile picture of the author amuro
    Originally Posted by daronch View Post

    Are there ways to build a list for free? I believe there are some hosted opt-in forms or landing pages that can be used. Then traffic sent to them.

    Anybody tried something like this and gotten good results?


    You might also consider setting up Facebook fanpages and groups.

    Then find those related to your niche, liked and commented frequently on them.

    After some time, post a friends' requests to like and join your fanpage and group.

    After which provide more valuable content.

    And then your link to wherever and whatever you want to direct them to.
  • Profile picture of the author SEONinjaa
    We can collect email list from Linkedin profile. As we all know that there are many professionals who work in different organisation connect with different people. So we can get emails from there as well as we can also use email list of the new domain registration on Go daddy.
    • Profile picture of the author nicheblogger75
      Originally Posted by SEONinjaa View Post

      We can collect email list from Linkedin profile. As we all know that there are many professionals who work in different organisation connect with different people. So we can get emails from there as well as we can also use email list of the new domain registration on Go daddy.
      That's not list building. That's scraping email addresses of people who have no idea who you are and did not agree to let you email them.

      I think the OP is talking about setting up a squeeze page and sending traffic to it. If people choose to opt-in to your list, then you can email them. It's called permission based email marketing.

      I would never just collect a bunch of email addresses from anywhere and start emailing them.

      What would you use to email all of these people? Your Gmail account?
  • Profile picture of the author CityCowboy
    Yeah it can be done.

    Blogger is free, Listwire is free, Wishpond has a free LP, and you can get traffic from SEO, Web 2.0, etc.

    But it's going to take you a long, long time to get profitable. Plus it's hard to scale.

    ... But it's possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author dkk06
    You could set up fanpages in FB. If you don't know how to you could hire someone on fb. Also join groups in fb. This is all free traffic. Add value to your posts.
  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by daronch View Post

    Are there ways to build a list for free? I believe there are some hosted opt-in forms or landing pages that can be used. Then traffic sent to them.

    Anybody tried something like this and gotten good results?
    I think this would be depending on your ability to drive traffic, can you drive the traffic for free?
    Most autoresponders will cost money as well (I believe Mailchimp is free up until a certain amount, but they have many restrictions)
  • Profile picture of the author albert samuel
    what i have seen the most is people enjoy the free gifts when they sign up. Simply having a sidebar opt-in isn't enough. You want to give your subscribers a link to a page detailing your offer, which they can pass on to friends, family etc.
  • Profile picture of the author ChesterDan
    You could try writing some articles with some long tail keywords. If they are low competition, you could rank those quite high on the search engines. You can use kwfinder to do your keyword research. Search volumes 500-1000 per month would be good to start driving traffic to an opt-in form. I believe Sean Mize, who is an authority on article writing has quite a good course on this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingten
    You can use forums to get traffic, but it takes time to build a list for free, provide value on the forums and people will opt in in to your landing page. Landing page is the tool that you must have in order to collect those emails.

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