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I am working on a 10 day video course to offer in exchange for email addresses like Frank recommended in a popular thread in this forum. I have begun to work on what I feel will be some real quality information.

I read others say there is no money in freebie seeker lists... Is that really true? or is this just people who tried this method and failed to build a relationship with their subs before spamming them with offers?

Aren't most buyers attracted to a good freebie too? And can't a freebie seeker be converted into a buyer if you get them to invest a little time into you?

Or should I really look into collecting emails another way?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Shancock View Post

    I read others say there is no money in freebie seeker lists... Is that really true?
    Yes, it's true, perhaps, if you can really identify a "freebie-seeker list", but you can't: the reality is that most of the people saying it are simply assuming that a list of people who have subscribed when offered a freebie are "freebie-seekers". Which is nonsense, of course.

    Originally Posted by Shancock View Post

    or is this just people who tried this method and failed to build a relationship with their subs before spamming them with offers?
    I don't know if it's "just" that, but that's certainly a component of it.

    Originally Posted by Shancock View Post

    Aren't most buyers attracted to a good freebie too?
    Yes.

    Originally Posted by Shancock View Post

    And can't a freebie seeker be converted into a buyer if you get them to invest a little time into you?
    Yes.

    Originally Posted by Shancock View Post

    Or should I really look into collecting emails another way?
    It's the way I've always collected email addresses, in all my niches; and I'll continue to.

    I agree with all your (implied) perspectives, in other words. Offering people a freebie doesn't make them freebie-seekers. If they were well motivated potential customers nearly or actually ready to buy something before they subscribed when offered a freebie, then they still are after that, too. And some who weren't can also quickly be turned into that.

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  • Profile picture of the author JensSteyaert
    I think you're on the right track, if you provide value first then you shouldn't worry too much about freebie seekers. If they don't buy you can always send them to a PPL offer that pays you $0,50 - $2,50 for sign- ups. If you provided value first then your conversions will be much higher for that too.

    If you're going to build your list with a free offer, then the way you are doing is the right way.
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  • Profile picture of the author BudiT
    I feel like I've recommended this path to everyone asking about freebie seekers, but why not turn your 10 day course into a $1 product? If they like your stuffs, they will come back and buy more!!

    Otherwise, if you want to stick to building a freebie seekers, there's a great report by Simon Hodgkinson teaching you how to monetize your list, even if they're freebie seekers!

    Here it is: http://clika.pe/l/3/163/

    Hope that helps!!

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  • Profile picture of the author Javisito
    Everyone's a buyer at some point they just need to be convinced
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  • Profile picture of the author rorshach
    Also depends on what niche you're in.

    If it's a niche like gardening, for example, then the chances of them being freebie seekers are minimal. They don't get asked to join newsletters very often. If they sign up you have a higher chance of them becoming buyers.

    If it's a niche like Internet marketing where everyone and their mother is trying to get you on their list, then it's going to be a lot harder. If you sign up for a IM list you know you're about to get spammed. Engagement is going to be a lot less in niches like this.
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