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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 discrat
      Remember, there are some people who do develop skills into converting 'supposed' Freebie seekes into mad raving customers

      Actually, one may be on here as we are speaking. It is just speculation but I have a strong suspicion it might be the case for her !!


      - Robert Andrew
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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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