10 Most Common List Building Newbies Love To Ask

by Gerald Arno Banned
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To help answer the 10 most common questions that list building newbies have, I decided to create a thread around these questions and their appropriate answers.

Question #1: How big of a list do I need to make $5,000 a month?

Answer: The size of your list is completely irrelevant until you build a highly responsive list. It´s better to have a 1000 buyers list than a 10000 freebie seekers list.

Well, let´s say you have a list of 1000 people who have successfully purchased one of your products in the past. The worth of a lead that has already bought your product is substantially higher than a lead that hasn´t bought any of your products yet. Thus, a true buyer must be worth at least $5 to $10 a month, if you continue to build a solid relationship by sharing great - free information and marketing awesome products.

With that being said, a list of 1000 people who have successfully purchased your product should make you at least $5000 to $10000 a month.

Question #2: What type of PLR products or self created products should I offer on my squeeze page?

Answer: Think about your niche. The products you give away for free or sell to your list must match the hat of your niche. You can´t really sell an AdSense based information product to a person who admitted to be interested in list building.

You want to create a product that has a high perceived value and fits the hat of your niche.

When it comes to buying PLR products, you can do that at ThePlrStore.com. You have to read any product before you give it to your list. Your upper priority is to give immense value to your list, not trash.

Question #3: What are the most essential aspects of successful list building?

Answer: The most essential aspects of successful list building are that you pick a niche that you are passionate about, provide ongoing value to your list, grow your list, create your own products, improve your opt-in rates, improve your conversion rates and build your brand.

Question #4: How to start out building a list with no money?

Answer: You can learn a lot about list building on the Warrior Forum. As said earlier, creating your own products doesn´t necessarily involve costs, provided you have sufficient skills to create a product.

You can use free traffic methods such as forum marketing (through your signature), article marketing, video marketing, blogging and much more. While these strategies might be free, it doesn´t mean that you will build the highest quality list by implementing these methods.

No matter how many free traffic generation methods you use, you will always have to pay for an autoresponder and at least 1 domain.

Question #5: What are the fastest ways to build a high quality list?

Answer: The fastest ways to build a high quality list are through working hard on the right tasks, including paid advertising, squeeze page optimization, follow-up campaign optimization and product creation.

The more "hard working" you are the better results you will achieve with list building.

Yes, paid advertising, particularly WSOs, banner ads, solo ads and PPC generate the highest quality leads.

Question #6: What are the best autoresponders?

Answer: You should be very careful with choosing your autoresponder because changing to another provider can cause a lot of issues.

The best autoresponders are Aweber and GetResponse. Their customer support service, features, and flexibility are fantastic for newbies as well as advanced list builders.

Question #7: How often should I market products to my list without causing a high unsubscribe rate?

Answer: A general rule of thumb is to not market to your list oftener than twice a month. That´s especially true when you are sending out affiliate product recommendations.

Your first 1 to 3 follow up campaigns should give free value to your list (provided we are talking about using an initial freebie to build your list). You absolutely want to build a trusting relationship with your list before you start marketing any products. Please note that you need to treat a buyers list differently from a freebie seekers list when it comes to the first campaigns.

A free gift/product promotion follow-up can be up to 5 to 7 messages. The most important part to consider is the value proposition, not how badly you want to sell the product.

Way too many people are driving their list crazy by sending out excessive promotional emails to make money fast. They might have a 3000 list this month and make a couple hundred but lose 2500 subscribers the next month. Believe it or not, it happens to a lot of list builders!

Question #8: How do I increase the opt-in rate on my squeeze page?

Answer: Your main goal should not just be to increase your opt-in rate but to increase the quality of leads that subscribe to your list. Many people are deceptive their squeeze page´s content just to reach a higher opt-in rate.

The main goal is to focus on your clear value proposition and state it consistently throughout your squeeze page. This will make sure that you really only attract people who are interested in your niche/product.

You can improve your opt-in rate by testing several versions of your headline, sub headline, image/video and call to action. Make sure to run a Google Analytics experiment to track the traffic as well as opt-in rate.

Question #9: What are the best traffic methods for someone who has very little money to invest?

Answer: You can build a list fast by opening useful threads on forums. To generate the highest quality leads possible with free marketing, you need to start threads that are relevant to your niche. Simple look through the forum to see what questions people ask, and start a thread around the most common questions. Another option might be to reveal one of your success strategies.

Also, you can start a thread on a general subject to attract people.

Question #10: What´s the fastest way to make $1,000 a month from my list?

Answer: Work as fast as you can on the toughest tasks . If you can invest 8 focused hours a day over the next 60 to 90 days, I would really wonder if you don´t make $1000 a month after the 3rd month.

Make sure that you don´t try to avoid challenging tasks such as optimizing squeeze pages, split testing, creating your own products, creating OTOs (one time offer) page and much more.

As said, the fastest way to make $1000 is by simple working hard on the most challenging tasks that improve your conversion rates and generate traffic.

If you still have more questions, I´ll be more than happy to answer them for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Nice. Being passionate about your niche is so important!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Gerald Arno
      Originally Posted by Michael55555 View Post

      Nice. Being passionate about your niche is so important!!!
      Yes, that's correct. A lack of passion is the main reason why many people jump from opportunity to opportunity. Another reason would be because they believe in hype more than hard work.

      Not being enthusiastic about your product is the number 1 reason for failure. Get going with a product that you are passionate about and work it HARD.
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  • Profile picture of the author danilion55
    Great. I have not started building email list yet will soon start I have not set any goals to make $$ with list but want to drive traffic to my sites from my list.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gerald Arno
      Originally Posted by danilion55 View Post

      Great. I have not started building email list yet will soon start I have not set any goals to make $$ with list but want to drive traffic to my sites from my list.
      The most difficult part is to get started with building your list. My advice for you is to select a nice that you are really passionate about and simple get going.

      You can find a good amount of free material in the War Room that can help you to build a massive - responsive list!
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  • Profile picture of the author dericklimkl
    Great advice Gerald .. this is the advice that will help me a lot ..
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  • Profile picture of the author Jetmir
    List building is a must for long term income. Thanks for sharing, BTW.

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  • Profile picture of the author jborjaperez
    Thanks Gerald,

    Really appreciate the information.

    Do you think it's worth it to start a blog on a free platform, setup with a free list building alternative (Imnicamail) until you make enough to pay for a domain and aweber? Or is the work that I'm putting into the free blog a waste? I've already started and I hope it's not for nothing.

    Can I drop you a PM to ask another question?


    Thanks again. This post really helped.

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