How do you build your email lists?

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Hi all!

Wondering how you are building your email lists? Do you just publish interesting content and build a group of followers from that, or do you also try to find potential companies manually by browsing websites? What's working best for you?

I'm interested about this as I just launched a site that delivers a daily contact information list of startups with high marketing potetial to your inbox. That means startups that have recently received funding (investments, crowd funding) etc. Would be very interested to hear what you think about it too!
- Sam
#email marketing #generating #growth hacking #lead generation #leads
  • Profile picture of the author kaufenpreis
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    Good article about your question you can find https://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/...ting-List.aspx
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendan Mace
    Solo ads!

    Create a funnel that makes more than solo ads cost. Then you can build a massive list for free.

    If for every $1 you spend on traffic, you could make $2, how much would you invest?

    Two Steps:
    Create the funnel.
    Send traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author PeterM96
      Originally Posted by Brendan Mace View Post

      Solo ads!

      Create a funnel that makes more than solo ads cost. Then you can build a massive list for free.

      If for every $1 you spend on traffic, you could make $2, how much would you invest?

      Two Steps:
      Create the funnel.
      Send traffic.
      I agree, that's a smart way to go about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Al
    For a while I just focused on creating WSO's and built a list of buyers. I got fed up with the freebie seekers who bought nothing (... I was also crap) from a variety of free giveaway events and my forum signature (... oops).

    In a separate niche I get traffic from relatively low cost Kindle books.

    In the future I'm going to experiment with more Kindle books, add in some paid traffic and perhaps something on social media.

    It's all about time, results (money) and ... er ... results.
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  • Profile picture of the author SMworkcafe
    Originally Posted by wakesam View Post

    Do you just publish interesting content and build a group of followers from that, - Sam
    Yes. People use the opt-in form on my website and they become my website 'subscribers'.

    Originally Posted by wakesam View Post

    or do you also try to find potential companies manually by browsing websites? - Sam
    In my niche, I don't have to. As far as your niche is concerned, I'd suggest you to find companies you are interested to work with and sell ad spots on your website. Charge them for it.

    Originally Posted by wakesam View Post

    I'm interested about this as I just launched a site that delivers a daily contact information list of startups with high marketing potetial to your inbox. That means startups that have recently received funding (investments, crowd funding) etc. Would be very interested to hear what you think about it too! - Sam
    Are you just blasting out e-mails to a list of people/ companies? Since they have not opted to be on your e-mail list (through your e-mail autoresponder form or pop-up), your e-mails may go directly into their spam folder. It's better if you can target there 'hangouts' (can be forums, Facebook, Twitter) and start an ad campaign to grab their attention. Use a bold call-to-action while doing so.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevin timothy
    I place my squeeze pages in every possible spot where I can generate free traffic. Each month I substact from profit what HAS to go back into "paid" advertising. And that route of choice is Facebook ads.

    Aside from video and textual content that can be found through targeted search engine queries, Facebook ads would target your group superbly.
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  • Profile picture of the author leilani
    Landing page and solo ads for right now.

    Leilani
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  • Profile picture of the author Aur1mas
    I'm interested on what is your site about? Is it e-commerce, media site, blog, etc? The thing is that in different cases, different methods might be applied.
    For e-commerce sites it is beneficial to insert a pop-up with the registartion form when a customer tries to purchase something from you.
    For media sites, blogs, etc - the most usual way is to ask them subscribe and etc.
    So yes, to get the best answer, I think you should also share the information of what kind of business you are doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author cookiesfromhome
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    First build your website landing page then you will create email lists of your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author askmarcus
    wakesam.... there are 2 things you need to build your email list, a webpage (squeezepage) and traffic.

    a squeezepage to let them to opt in for your list...

    traffic is where they come from.

    traffic will be either free traffic, which is kinda slow, and paid traffic for targeted people
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    • Profile picture of the author PeterM96
      Originally Posted by askmarcus View Post

      wakesam.... there are 2 things you need to build your email list, a webpage (squeezepage) and traffic.

      a squeezepage to let them to opt in for your list...

      traffic is where they come from.

      traffic will be either free traffic, which is kinda slow, and paid traffic for targeted people
      Basic but true
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by wakesam View Post

    Hi all!

    Wondering how you are building your email lists? Do you just publish interesting content and build a group of followers from that,
    Hey Sam,
    Definitely publish interesting content here. Have a combo of follow ups and Broadcasts (at least twice a week) !



    - Robert Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author Colly75
    Hi, using optintelligence is a great way to build an email list.
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  • Profile picture of the author shineer
    i just publish interesting content and build a group of followers through manual, so the work is very boring for me, once a time, i see someone in the blackhatworld forum to recommend botchief to register account automatically, i do not have enough time to have a try, so if you have fabulous time, you can go there
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  • Profile picture of the author davedemille
    If you go with solo ads you only pay for the click. So when I've used this method I've written the email almost like a sales letter so when they click they are already ready to optin. Solo ads have usually cost me more per optin but they are much more responsive subscribers than most of the other traffic sources.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    I basically just buy data.

    These days I'm pretty much just buying targeted real-time or same day data (exclusive and non-exclusive).
    The whole trick is to start small with any source and test and make sure you can break-even in a reasonable amount of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author kpawan
    Hello,
    Here i will share some ways to build an effective email list.

    1. To grow your email list, you have to encourage your existing email subscribers to share and forward your emails by including social sharing buttons and an "Email to a Friend" button in your marketing emails.

    2. Run an online contest that engages your readers. The objective is to ask readers to register for participation with their email address.

    3. If you have very old list then create an opt-in message & send it to your old subscribers list. So, your old subscribers can re-opt-in & remove the contacts who don't respond.

    4. Create a high value lead generation offer -
    like a free ebook or whitepaper -- and require visitors to provide their email address in order to download it.

    5. Use simple email signup form on social media channels to make it easy for your followers & fans to easily subscribe to your list.

    6. Generate interesting blog posts regularly. If your posts are awesome, visitors will come back & share their email address to get new blog updates.

    7. Add calls-to-action and URLs in your videos to encourage people to subscribe to your list.

    8. Collect email addresses at offline events like trade shows, business events, meeting and import them into your database.

    Hope these ways will help you!
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  • Profile picture of the author cookiesfromhome
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    I create landing page and list of the buyers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Stawrew
      I´m using Facbook ads. The last list building campaign I did I linked the Facebook ad to a squeeze page with an opt-in form. I´ve found that there are quite a lot of buyers on Facebook (especially if you target correctly), not just "freebie-seekers". So, from a ROI perspective it makes sense.

      Today, since FB is having a more strict policy on linking to squeeze pages, it might make more sense (and get you a better ROI) to link to a blog article with opt-in forms, then retarget them on Facebook with a link to a squeeze page.

      Also, make sure that you have a funnel as well as an email follow-up sequence in place - the goal is to get subscribers and thereby at least break even while building you list.
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  • Profile picture of the author shermancox
    I got a popup on my blog...

    I also have a permafree ebook in Kindle with an ad for my giveaway near the front of the book and the back of the book that sends traffic to squeeze page...

    bout to start playing around with facebook ads to send to a squeeze page...
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  • Profile picture of the author Samuelo1984
    FB ads - Squeeze Page - Free Giveaway = Signups.

    My squeeze pages from FB traffic are currently converting at 30% but im still testing and improving. Im generating 300 names/emails daily for around $50

    Plus I have the usual exit popups and Reg Form on my website

    Regards

    Sam
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  • Profile picture of the author jordel
    Make sure you master first ONE technique (solo ads, facebook ads, ppc,...) to build your list... then try new ones...

    I use solo ads a lot

    Regards,
    Jorge
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  • Profile picture of the author peterse7ven
    Landing page and solo ads for right now
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  • Profile picture of the author devi10
    I used to build my email list manually in few categories. If I need a business email list, I will segregate inner categories and work hard to collect it through online.
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  • Profile picture of the author davedemille
    A little trick I used to get some free subscribers is to email my existing list and ask them to share my FB post that talks about my free report. When they share it, their friends see the post and I've gotten subscribers and additional shares that way.
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    • Profile picture of the author Samuelo1984
      Originally Posted by davedemille View Post

      A little trick I used to get some free subscribers is to email my existing list and ask them to share my FB post that talks about my free report. When they share it, their friends see the post and I've gotten subscribers and additional shares that way.
      Hey Davedmille

      I also do a similar thing: I put 2-3 motivational pictures in an email and ask them to share their favourite on FB and it also works a treat

      Regards

      Sam
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