I started building a list this month (complete beginner). I used a landing page software (paying a subscription) to make building my squeeze pages easier. I use aweber which both are due to renew in 2 days.
I just wanted to report back on my first month and get some feedback. I chosen the weight loss niche. I know it's saturated but I know it's profitable so that's good enough reason for me to choose this niche.
I have been promoting purely through Instagram using free methods such as posting and following targeted people to get them to click through. In the 22 days that I have been doing this I have built my list up to 50 people (exactly 50). I know these aren't massive numbers but it's numbers. I have not spent a penny on advertising yet. I have been using 1 free method and stuck with it this month.
I don't have a lot of money to invest in my business and I know that's not a good thing. If I did have it, I would invest it, because you get out what you put in but the truth is that I don't have much to invest. I am in this for the long run so any sales that I do get, will be re-invested back in to it.
I have not made any sales yet. I gather their emails through a freebie that I wrote myself, it's a 9 page e-book. I have 14 emails that I wrote and some are email swipes. So I have them going through a funnel and they are clicking through. No unsubscribes as of yet. However, I will keep on pushing through with these Instagram technique to keep building.
I would like to expand into another free method that is effective. I would also like other ideas on paid advertising and other forms of advertising, tricks and methods that would greatly benefit me with email marketing/building a list.
Feedback is much appreciated.