How to build an email list?

by ivelnal 28 replies
Hi Guys,

I am planning to build an email list.

Do you have any idea on how to do it?

Any strategy you have employed that converts well?

Thanks.
#social media #build #email #list
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  • Profile picture of the author Hu Dhaval
    what type of email list you need to build ?

    means particular niche ?
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  • Profile picture of the author johnrone
    If you plan to build an email list, you have to set up an email opt-in box.
    Then, use email marketing providers like Aweber and iContact in order to collect email addresses, send and track emails.
    You also have to use a free gift and/or sign-up page.
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  • Profile picture of the author max4web
    If you want do it your self then go on your local search engine and store email for your data base .
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  • Profile picture of the author evilbunnies
    If you want to build a list, build a landing page and give away a good freebie. The big key is to offer them something original and that will give them some value right away.

    Then once they are on your list be sure not to just bombard them with offers. You want to give them something of value in most emails so that when you do send them the offer they will open it up and read it.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    first thing you need is a half decent squeeze page and a good free offer

    if you give away garbage or rehashed garbage then you will burn your name before you even begin

    getting traffic to your squeeze page is actually the easiest part

    the most important part which you need to focus on is creating a good squeeze page that converts at at least 35% - 40%

    create a good free report/course to give away

    create a good one time offer to use to build a buyers list

    you need to make sure you have a half decent funnel in place before you even start to send traffic to your squeeze page

    a great way to test your squeeze page and front end offer is to buy some solo ads to see what your conversions are
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    • Profile picture of the author enterscope
      You can buy digital products with master resale rights like ebooks, software and scripts, video/audio courses, etc.

      A good website for cheap resale rights that I use is master-resale-rights.com (not affiliate)

      Make sure that the item you purchase allows for free giveaways and only invest in a product that you yourself would pay for. Read the sales page and modify it to make it better.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Y
        I agree with everyone who's suggested creating a squeeze page. I've built mind using Wordpress and a premium theme called OptimizePress.

        To capture your emails you can't go wrong with Aweber, or if you'd like to start off with a free account you could use Mailchimp. I'm sure there are some other options which other members can suggest to you if the above isn't suitable.

        Good luck!
        Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author mannie85
    Im also thinking about doing some email list building for my product. but wonder if it would destroy a product brand..
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  • Profile picture of the author zourkas
    Hi there,

    The fastest way to build an email list is to provide relevant value (to get them to sign up) and then keep that relationship alive. It's important not to spoil them (too much free stuff). You want to get them into a mindset of buyers, not of freebie seekers. You may even want to charge them for joining the list something trivial as $0.1 to make sure you eliminate freebie seekers.

    Also, people are more and more after something interactive, something they can't use. 12 steps courses, 50 page PDFs and so on are not so hot anymore so try to come up with something different, something to get them involved right away, not only a consumption device.

    Good luck,
    Zouras
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  • Profile picture of the author Wade32
    Here is a YouTube video that helped me out. It shows you what plugin to use that supposedly boosts your building a list strategy by 300%! I have just started using this and it seems to be working pretty well, but not 300% yet.


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  • Profile picture of the author galem
    Originally Posted by ivelnal View Post

    Hi Guys,

    I am planning to build an email list.

    Do you have any idea on how to do it?

    Any strategy you have employed that converts well?

    Thanks.
    Hello! I am hosting a webinar on building an email list and generating more leads with Facebook. You can register here if you would like to join! If not you can always register and get the recording afterwards.

    Hope that helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author service provider
    actually u have to make use of warrior advertising ...here many many people will see whats the hot cake provided in this forum so better u have budget go for advertising ...u can get many many reputed emails via this process
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  • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
    If you need to grow your email list quickly, there are a number of services that will allow you to rent or purchase email names. However, doing so comes with several risks. Most list purchases or rentals are somewhat expensive, and you may not make your money back as quickly or as regularly. Additionally, a rented or purchased list means that you are buying email addresses of individuals who have not been exposed to or shown and interest in your brand or product. This may mean that they are less likely to respond to your email, and may even mark your email as spam. This could create domain reputation problems for you with future email sends. Finally, if you do choose to rent or purchase a list, be sure to use a credible agency. If you rent or purchase a list that includes a high number of bad email addresses that will bounce or be undeliverable, you will incur sender reputation penalties that will impact your ability to email market moving forward. While buying or renting an email list can help to quickly grow your email list and show returns, proceed with caution when soliciting and buying lists.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elfen Lied
    1. Create a new Group in Address Book and name it whatever you want your distribution list to be called.
    2. With that Group still highlighted, create a new contact (using the + at the bottom of the name column).
    3. For this new contact, check the "company" box so that the Company name is how the contact is listed. Make the name of the company the same (or similar - or not) name as your distribution list name.
    4. Copy and paste ALL of your email addresses (all at once) into the email address field for this new "person." I use the format firstname lastname <email.address@domain.xxx> - each address separated by a comma.
    5. Close Address Book

    Now when I type in the group's name in Mail, everyone gets my email. It's admittedly cumbersome and not as easy to edit as one might like, but it is fast and functional. The other down side is that everyone on the list sees all of the other email addresses. Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alliee
    First you need to collect the email id of the concern person and then maintain it in excel sheet, this way you can create a database of the email id.
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    HI Ivelnav!

    Yeah some great tips above as always here at the W.F.

    You should focus on building a "BUYERS LIST" as much as possible.

    This allows you to build a list that is proven to own a credit card and are willing to pay for information rather than just looking for FREEBIES all the time.

    You can build a buyers list by creating your own high in demand information products and selling them here as a WSO.

    You can get tons of ideas by looking around the forum and seeing what people want answers to and simply create products based on answering their problems.

    When they buy your product you can add to your "BUYERS LIST."

    This can all be done within your autoresponder with just a few clicks.

    Hope any of these tipe help you out!





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  • Profile picture of the author Soulstreak
    A great way to get started would be to get an autoresponder such as Aweber or Mailchimp.

    Set up a squeeze page with a few pages on it that you will use for a product that you create. Set up some ads on forums and other places and put your product on places like clickbank.

    Make sure to collect the email.
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  • Profile picture of the author wrcato2
    Is the money Really in the list?

    You bet it is. Even if google decides to make another change it won't effect a good list. Although todays market it is a little bit difficult to get people to sign up to a list, it is all in the tactics that you implement. An ethical bribe works well if you give away more than an ebook.
    I have been studying other marketers lists and many are whiners because there sign up rate is down and they believe that there is no market for lists anymore. However, if you write good, useful material and an ethical bribe to a video, webinare reply, video plus an ebook many will sign up.
    You will need
    * Good useful material messages
    * Create an ethical bribe
    * presell your list
    * Never Lie
    All in all the list still works and will always work, that's a proven fact.
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  • Profile picture of the author ferdmag
    Originally Posted by ivelnal View Post

    Hi Guys,

    I am planning to build an email list.

    Do you have any idea on how to do it?

    Any strategy you have employed that converts well?

    Thanks.
    Whatever niche you are planning to build a list in, it generally boils down to giving something away (for free) in exchange for their email address. So first get a free giveaway ready, this could be an ebook, a program, a software, or any other product that could serve this purpose. That it is a free product doesn't mean it shouldn't be of value. I'd suggest creating something you would purchase and not ask for a refund. That way, you are giving something of great value.

    That said, where to pay even more attention is on your squeeze page. Many people have had good conversions with video squeeze pages. But hey, you can set up two different pages and test them out yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author winz
    1. use getresponse or aweber
    2. choose a niche
    3. give something valuable (related with your niche) + email optin

    good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author jlcs
    Originally Posted by ivelnal View Post

    Hi Guys,

    I am planning to build an email list.

    Do you have any idea on how to do it?

    Any strategy you have employed that converts well?

    Thanks.
    Build email list is always stick to few simple steps only. MOST basic is try and error, change method and move on.
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  • Profile picture of the author cwinning
    I have a squeeze page which gives a free report on email marketing. I then follow it up with an email series providing additional free tips as well as promoting products.
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  • Profile picture of the author TipTopMarketer


    Step #1: You feed your squeeze page with traffic - You should offer high quality products in exchange for your visitor's name and email. Give away things that you could charge for. Get graphics done for the gift. Make it appealing. 'Sell' the freebie so that visitors opt-in.

    Step #2: Add a special offer after sign up to monetize the time and effort you put into promoting your squeeze page - This may very well be the last time they see your website, so now is a good time to make a sale. You can offer an upgraded version of your product e.g. add audios, add videos, offer resell rights, private label rights etc. as a paid upgrade. Judging from your signature, you're in the SEO/keyword niche - so you'd do well offering a report on how to use the software you're promoting by writing up or recording tutorials on how to do keyword research, case studies etc.

    Step #3: Offer a down-sell - Not everything will buy your main offer, however some will buy a cheaper version if the price is right. Offer about half the amount of content for about half the price.

    Step #4: Create a download page - Put the gifts you promised on your squeeze page here. You should have another 2 different download page, depending if your subscriber bought any upgrades.

    Step #5: Add recommended resources to your download page - If you're offering a free eBook on 'how to setup a WordPress blog' for example, offer WordPress training tutorials as a recommendation to help them further. If you're offering a free eBook on how to write articles, recommend an article submitter or spinner to help them on their journey. In your example you might want to remind them about your keyword research software and get them exposed to it early on.

    Step #6: Have an affiliate program in place - Setup a 100% commission program using JVZoo, DigiResults, or your own self-hosted one, so that anyone who promotes your site can earn full commissions when a subscriber upgrades. It your OTOs are successful, subscribers will actively promote it. You should also remind them about in your auto-responder sequence.

    Step #7: Have a solid email back-end sequence in place. The whole point of this is to build your list and also connect with them. If they don't even know who you are after sending out a broadcast, you're going to get very low clicks and very high unsubscribes. So prepare a couple of weeks worth of emails that just hand out good quality information and content spaced a few days apart.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moriarty
    The key to a good email list is keeping them interested.

    This means you need to find a niche, find people who like what you write and give them more of it. Because if you don't you are going to find yourself with people unsubscribing. The money is in the people you have on your list who stay around and like what you do.

    A word of warning: do not pollute your email list with affiliate offers. You will find yourself spammed before you even know it. Make sure that you send out good content 10x for every offer you give them. My favourite way is to engage them in the email, get them to click through for the ending and at the bottom have the occasional offer at the bottom of the page.

    The trick is to keep the fire burning in their imagination.

    Hope this helps. M
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  • Profile picture of the author kawkaw64
    We use Hubspot to create landing pages where we give away a free ebook, guide, etc. To receive the guide you have to enter your name and email, converts really well. Only thing is Hubspot is pricy.
    I would use a mail service like Mailchimp, Aweber, etc.
    You can also embed an email app into your video with Viewbix to get people to sign up for your list directly from your video. Here is a Youtube where they show you how for Aweber but they support a bunch of mail services
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    You must first search for a third party mailing list service. Open an account on one of those mailing list providers. Then, copy and paste the HTML script that is provided from the mailing list provider on your website if you have one. Market your website by exchanging links with other websites, using it as your signature line on message boards and adding it to the bottom of your emails. Lastly, email welcome letters to new newsletter subscribers. Save each email subscriber on a list in your computer files.
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    • Profile picture of the author voiceofreason
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      Perhaps I missed it, but what is the purpose of this list? Selling your own products? Events? Affiliate/CPA?

      How you plan on using it can influence which method would work best. (Plus the niche)
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  • Profile picture of the author Tiptopcat
    Once you start providing valuable information, people will be inclined to join your list.

    You have to find your target market so that you are connecting with the right people and then provide them with quality solutions and gain their trust. It all depends on what it is you are hoping to provide people with.
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