Email Marketing: What's your best method to build a list fast?

by Ross Petal 79 replies
Hello Warriors,

Many IMers are building a list fast but often this involves paid advertising or linking up with other marketers, solo ads, ad swapping or ezine publishers. Some IMers are giving away free WSO's to build a seed list which can be very useful as investing even a small sum of money can be a big risk for a number of people who are on tight budgets.

What's your best method of building a list fast and why?

I would love to hear your views.

Ross
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  • Profile picture of the author John Atkins
    The best way to build a list quickly is to spend money. PPC, direct advertising,
    JVs and solo ads are all great ways to build a list quickly, but they can be a bit
    expensive. A good way to build a free list quickly is to use adswaps, but don't use
    them too much, otherwise your list will lose its responsiveness due to your
    subscribers being on several lists.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ross Petal
      Great advice IM Headlines. Your right about over doing adswaps. Email marketing requires strategic planning.


      Originally Posted by IM Headlines View Post

      The best way to build a list quickly is to spend money. PPC, direct advertising,
      JVs and solo ads are all great ways to build a list quickly, but they can be a bit
      expensive. A good way to build a free list quickly is to use adswaps, but don't use
      them too much, otherwise your list will lose its responsiveness due to your
      subscribers being on several lists.
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      • Profile picture of the author chetanpatel
        Email marketing is very powerful and useful activity of online marketing. It acts an important role in promotion of any online business/website. I can use several methods to build a list of emails except "Adswaps". Please try to provide useful information about it.
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    • Profile picture of the author bobby_shahzad
      Originally Posted by IM Headlines View Post

      The best way to build a list quickly is to spend money. PPC, direct advertising,
      JVs and solo ads are all great ways to build a list quickly, but they can be a bit
      expensive. A good way to build a free list quickly is to use adswaps, but don't use
      them too much, otherwise your list will lose its responsiveness due to your
      subscribers being on several lists.
      I agree with this. Also another fast way to build a list is to get a dedicated smtp server and send invitation emails to your target audience. This way you can signup lot of people lot fast.
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    • Profile picture of the author Khondoker
      Originally Posted by Safi1 View Post

      The best way to build a list quickly is to spend money. PPC, direct advertising,
      JVs and solo ads are all great ways to build a list quickly, but they can be a bit
      expensive. A good way to build a free list quickly is to use adswaps, but don't use
      them too much, otherwise your list will lose its responsiveness due to your
      subscribers being on several lists.
      that being said, you should try to bring free traffic to your squeeze page by blogging daily, at least twice!
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  • Profile picture of the author kayode10
    Originally Posted by Ross Petal View Post


    What's your best method of building a list fast and why?

    I would love to hear your views.

    Ross
    As for me, one of the tactics i usually employ in order to build my list faster without using any form of paid traffic,is to first build relationship with and network with big players in my niche, it is only in this way i can offer compliment product of high quality for their list at FREE.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ross Petal
      That sounds reasonable.

      Originally Posted by kayode10 View Post

      As for me, one of the tactics i usually employ in order to build my list faster without using any form of paid traffic,is to first build relationship with and network with big players in my niche, it is only in this way i can offer compliment product of high quality for their list at FREE.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Ross Petal View Post

    What's your best method of building a list fast
    Getting articles syndicated in magazines/newspapers where very large quantities of targeted traffic are already looking, with the url of my landing page attached.

    Originally Posted by Ross Petal View Post

    and why?
    Because on the occasions when I've managed to do it, I can get many thousands of highly targeted opt-ins over the space of a few days (and it's free traffic that I haven't had to target myself - someone else has already done that). It doesn't get much better than that. I just wish I could do it every day - even every week would be nice.

    But apart from such occasional "coups" as that, in general I've always found and believe that trying to build lists quickly is a huge mistake. I think open-rates, attention-rates and income-rates from the email sent to subscribers tends to be in inverse proportion to how quickly the lists are built.

    It's slow, steady, consistent, hard work, building lists from highly targeted traffic.

    But then again, so is trying to convince yourself later that "20% open-rates are standard in the industry"!! :p

    The biggest lists are very rarely the highest-earning lists, and there are good and reliable and valid reasons for that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ross Petal
      Hello Alexa,

      Thank you so much for visiting my thread.

      I have always considered you as a Guru on most IM discussions so I literally ran to my study desk, grabbed a pen, note pad and started taking notes of your points.

      I am honored!

      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      Getting articles syndicated in magazines/newspapers where very large quantities of targeted traffic are already looking, with the url of my landing page attached.



      Because on the occasions when I've managed to do it, I can get many thousands of highly targeted opt-ins over the space of a few days (and it's free traffic that I haven't had to target myself - someone else has already done that). It doesn't get much better than that. I just wish I could do it every day - even every week would be nice.

      But apart from such occasional "coups" as that, in general I've always found and believe that trying to build lists quickly is a huge mistake. I think open-rates, attention-rates and income-rates from the email sent to subscribers tends to be in inverse proportion to how quickly the lists are built.

      It's slow, steady, consistent, hard work, building lists from highly targeted traffic.

      But then again, so is trying to convince yourself later that "20% open-rates are standard in the industry"!! :p

      The biggest lists are very rarely the highest-earning lists, and there are good and reliable and valid reasons for that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joey Starkey
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      The biggest lists are very rarely the highest-earning lists, and there are good and reliable and valid reasons for that.
      Alexa Knows.....her advice is top notch.

      My opinion is to build a list fast you are going to use methods that while it will add lots of subs.....they will be from what I consider diluted sources.

      Ad Swaps, Solos to freebie lists and in some cases JV oppportunitys. While these sometimes have a place in list building they will not be the top converters.

      I would rather have a list of 500 buyers then a list of 5000 freebie seekers. While you will still make money off of the freebies it will pale when compared to the buyers.

      Just my 2 cents.

      Joey Starkey
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      • Profile picture of the author Ross Petal
        Your so right Joe about Alexa and other Gurus on here. Their advice is priceless.

        I agree with your comment having a list of 500 buyers rather than 5000 freebies seekers.

        Originally Posted by Joey Starkey View Post

        Alexa Knows.....her advice is top notch.

        My opinion is to build a list fast you are going to use methods that while it will add lots of subs.....they will be from what I consider diluted sources.

        Ad Swaps, Solos to freebie lists and in some cases JV oppportunitys. While these sometimes have a place in list building they will not be the top converters.

        I would rather have a list of 500 buyers then a list of 5000 freebie seekers. While you will still make money off of the freebies it will pale when compared to the buyers.

        Just my 2 cents.

        Joey Starkey
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    • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
      Alexa has some great tips. Magazine leads are some of the highest quality leads you can get. Think about it for a second. That person had to jump through a lot of hoops to get on your list. They have to get the URL they got from the magazine and type it into their browser bar. One step (hoop) they wouldn't have to do if they were online (they would just click a link).


      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      Getting articles syndicated in magazines/newspapers where very large quantities of targeted traffic are already looking, with the url of my landing page attached.



      Because on the occasions when I've managed to do it, I can get many thousands of highly targeted opt-ins over the space of a few days (and it's free traffic that I haven't had to target myself - someone else has already done that). It doesn't get much better than that. I just wish I could do it every day - even every week would be nice.

      But apart from such occasional "coups" as that, in general I've always found and believe that trying to build lists quickly is a huge mistake. I think open-rates, attention-rates and income-rates from the email sent to subscribers tends to be in inverse proportion to how quickly the lists are built.

      It's slow, steady, consistent, hard work, building lists from highly targeted traffic.

      But then again, so is trying to convince yourself later that "20% open-rates are standard in the industry"!! :p

      The biggest lists are very rarely the highest-earning lists, and there are good and reliable and valid reasons for that.
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        Iam sorry but throughout his Thread I kept thinking you were a girl named Rose. I guess I should have looked at Avatar. My bad

        Any way ,Solo Ads are an excellent way to go with some investment.
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        • Profile picture of the author PCH
          Originally Posted by discrat View Post

          Any way ,Solo Ads are an excellent way to go with some investment.
          I'd have to disagree about Solos. I've had some great solos, but I've had far more mediocre to garbage ones. I think because so many peeps are selling solos these days, that their subs are all too often using throwaway email addresses that they never monitor.

          In addition, another thing that helps keep solo subs low converting (for me), is the fact that I typically use single opt-in for solos - which puts them at the other end of Alexa's 'jumping thru hoops scale.

          @ Alexa ...

          I am in the process of a trial using solos to a double optin squeeze, which as we know grows your list much more slowly, but at least the ones that are 'in', could be bothered confirming and probably therefore downloading, and possibly even reading, your freebie.

          It makes me laugh if it weren't so tragic - I mean, why would anyone opt in and then not confirm? Or opt in for something that they can't be bothered to download and look at? Very sad ....
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      • Profile picture of the author David Black 68
        Originally Posted by tyronne78 View Post

        Magazine leads are some of the highest quality leads you can get. Think about it for a second. That person had to jump through a lot of hoops to get on your list.
        You're right Tyronne, however, the introduction of QR codes is making these offline marketing methods easier to implement - a quick scan of the code and someone can be on your squeeze page almost immediately.
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  • Profile picture of the author Avish
    Nice Post Ross, I Also Want To Know The Same..
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    • Profile picture of the author Ross Petal
      Thanks Avish, for me, list building is going to be my priority for 2013. It's a solid tangible long term asset.

      Originally Posted by Avish View Post

      Nice Post Ross, I Also Want To Know The Same..
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Hugall
    Wow. Great comments already from some big hitters. I would only add a few things
    -You tube videos well tagged. ***That doesn't mean a lot of tags it means the right tags***
    It also gives instant authority as they are seeking you out.
    -Solos are brilliant, but buyer beware. You really need to do your homework.
    -Media buying. Banners on sites in your niche.
    -Solo's from the webmasters of those same sites.
    -Facebook groups. James Renouf has a great software out that helps with this one. You find a group in your niche and contact them about doing a solo or getting a banner up.

    It really is easy, and I need to again agree Alexa that you want to take it slow and steady.
    Main reason is that it can get expensive and if you don't know how to use the power that comes with a list you will waste your money on massive unsubs, and a bad rep.

    I would actually say that you should have at least an outline in mind for your follow-up sequence or don't bother.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ross Petal
      Powerful stuff Bilkat, especially the facebook group point. Your another Guru I have admiration for.

      Cheers

      Originally Posted by bilkat19 View Post

      Wow. Great comments already from some big hitters. I would only add a few things
      -You tube videos well tagged. ***That doesn't mean a lot of tags it means the right tags***
      It also gives instant authority as they are seeking you out.
      -Solos are brilliant, but buyer beware. You really need to do your homework.
      -Media buying. Banners on sites in your niche.
      -Solo's from the webmasters of those same sites.
      -Facebook groups. James Renouf has a great software out that helps with this one. You find a group in your niche and contact them about doing a solo or getting a banner up.

      It really is easy, and I need to again agree Alexa that you want to take it slow and steady.
      Main reason is that it can get expensive and if you don't know how to use the power that comes with a list you will waste your money on massive unsubs, and a bad rep.

      I would actually say that you should have at least an outline in mind for your follow-up sequence or don't bother.
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  • Profile picture of the author owenlee
    Using PPC and solos ads would be the fastest for me...

    I can get instant results and know where to make improvement to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author napoleonfirst
    Well, solo ads is the way to go to build a list quickly. There are many vendrs here in the classified section of the forum selling solo ads. You need to get the service from those who have a lot of positive feeback.

    Let me tell you another thing ab out freshness. The leads from solo ads are not as fresh as those from ppc, and the ppc leads tend to be more responsive. Admob ads will hlp you a lot as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author roley
      Originally Posted by napoleonfirst View Post

      Well, solo ads is the way to go to build a list quickly. There are many vendrs here in the classified section of the forum selling solo ads. You need to get the service from those who have a lot of positive feeback.

      Let me tell you another thing ab out freshness. The leads from solo ads are not as fresh as those from ppc, and the ppc leads tend to be more responsive. Admob ads will hlp you a lot as well.
      i disagree. You could be paying like $60 and you'd be lucky to get even 25 subscribers. Do that math thats terrible.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    I did a case study around 7 months ago and built over 1000 new subscribers in only a few weeks using nothing but solo ads

    I think it was 1012 subscribers

    It would of cost me around $900 but I made back around $500 by using OTO's and upsells etc
    just on the front end of my funnel

    This is how I build my list fast, it basically comes down to how much money you want to invest

    You could just as easily go down the media buying route and spend $5k and get 7,000 clicks or something

    Before you start sending big traffic to your squeeze page you need to make sure your front end offers convert well otherwise building your list with paid traffic is going to cost you a fortune

    Paul
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    • Profile picture of the author Zach Crawford
      Theres many different ways to do it. These are some of the methods I use and work well.

      Paid WSO- Buyers convert the best and they convert extremely well right after a launch.

      If you're just starting out focus on building a really good product and get the product to convert well yourself. If you can get enough sales and decent conversions it will make it easier to get affiliates being a newbie.

      Solo ads- You can build a big list fast, but like Paul said it's important to make sure your squeeze page converts before dumping tons of money into solo's.

      Create a few different variations of your squeeze page and start small with split testing. Narrow it down to the best converting page before hitting it hard.

      Youtube- One of my favorite methods. If you can learn how to rank videos and create good content you can build a nice sized list from youtube traffic alone.

      Adswaps- Not something I'm to big on even though it works. I will only swap with someone I trust because the last thing I want them doing is treating my subscribers like crap. This can leave a bad taste in someones mouth.

      Blogging- Lots of work and more of a long term strategy, but once you build authority in your niche you can't beat the free traffic that comes from your blog.

      Media Buys- Same thing as solo's. You can do well with media buys, but you need to focus on getting a squeeze page to convert well before blowing tons of money.

      I love free traffic, but paid traffic is my favorite because I don't have to wait to see the results.

      I highly suggest to always take a percentage of your profits to keep building your list.

      Get a nice high ticket offer on your backend sales funnel so you can afford to spend more on traffic.

      For example with my recent WSO launch we did around $37k on the WSO, but we had a high ticket coaching on the backend which made another $8k and made an additional $3k from banner ads in the membership site.

      If you want to build your list it's important to have low, mid and high ticket offers in your funnel. When you have higher priced products you can afford to spend more to get leads.

      Hope that helps
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      • Profile picture of the author DC26
        Zach I totally agree. Great Post. The only thing I would add is guest blogging. There are many site owners dying for content and will be more than happy to let you put a link at the end of your post.

        Originally Posted by Zach Crawford View Post

        Theres many different ways to do it. These are some of the methods I use and work well.

        Paid WSO- Buyers convert the best and they convert extremely well right after a launch.

        If you're just starting out focus on building a really good product and get the product to convert well yourself. If you can get enough sales and decent conversions it will make it easier to get affiliates being a newbie.

        Solo ads- You can build a big list fast, but like Paul said it's important to make sure your squeeze page converts before dumping tons of money into solo's.

        Create a few different variations of your squeeze page and start small with split testing. Narrow it down to the best converting page before hitting it hard.

        Youtube- One of my favorite methods. If you can learn how to rank videos and create good content you can build a nice sized list from youtube traffic alone.

        Adswaps- Not something I'm to big on even though it works. I will only swap with someone I trust because the last thing I want them doing is treating my subscribers like crap. This can leave a bad taste in someones mouth.

        Blogging- Lots of work and more of a long term strategy, but once you build authority in your niche you can't beat the free traffic that comes from your blog.

        Media Buys- Same thing as solo's. You can do well with media buys, but you need to focus on getting a squeeze page to convert well before blowing tons of money.

        I love free traffic, but paid traffic is my favorite because I don't have to wait to see the results.

        I highly suggest to always take a percentage of your profits to keep building your list.

        Get a nice high ticket offer on your backend sales funnel so you can afford to spend more on traffic.

        For example with my recent WSO launch we did around $37k on the WSO, but we had a high ticket coaching on the backend which made another $8k and made an additional $3k from banner ads in the membership site.

        If you want to build your list it's important to have low, mid and high ticket offers in your funnel. When you have higher priced products you can afford to spend more to get leads.

        Hope that helps
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      • Profile picture of the author Ross Petal
        Hey Zach,

        I've heard great things about you and your refreshing strategies. The excellent support you offer to your buyers/subscribers is truly a good example to us all.

        You killed that recent product launch and it's great how you created the front end and back end powerful sales funnel whilst building a massive list. Well done buddy!

        Originally Posted by Zach Crawford View Post

        Theres many different ways to do it. These are some of the methods I use and work well.

        Paid WSO- Buyers convert the best and they convert extremely well right after a launch.

        If you're just starting out focus on building a really good product and get the product to convert well yourself. If you can get enough sales and decent conversions it will make it easier to get affiliates being a newbie.

        Solo ads- You can build a big list fast, but like Paul said it's important to make sure your squeeze page converts before dumping tons of money into solo's.

        Create a few different variations of your squeeze page and start small with split testing. Narrow it down to the best converting page before hitting it hard.

        Youtube- One of my favorite methods. If you can learn how to rank videos and create good content you can build a nice sized list from youtube traffic alone.

        Adswaps- Not something I'm to big on even though it works. I will only swap with someone I trust because the last thing I want them doing is treating my subscribers like crap. This can leave a bad taste in someones mouth.

        Blogging- Lots of work and more of a long term strategy, but once you build authority in your niche you can't beat the free traffic that comes from your blog.

        Media Buys- Same thing as solo's. You can do well with media buys, but you need to focus on getting a squeeze page to convert well before blowing tons of money.

        I love free traffic, but paid traffic is my favorite because I don't have to wait to see the results.

        I highly suggest to always take a percentage of your profits to keep building your list.

        Get a nice high ticket offer on your backend sales funnel so you can afford to spend more on traffic.

        For example with my recent WSO launch we did around $37k on the WSO, but we had a high ticket coaching on the backend which made another $8k and made an additional $3k from banner ads in the membership site.

        If you want to build your list it's important to have low, mid and high ticket offers in your funnel. When you have higher priced products you can afford to spend more to get leads.

        Hope that helps
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      • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
        Originally Posted by Zach Crawford View Post


        Paid WSO- Buyers convert the best and they convert extremely well right after a launch.

        If you're just starting out focus on building a really good product and get the product to convert well yourself. If you can get enough sales and decent conversions it will make it easier to get affiliates being a newbie.
        That is exactly what works. Everything else: you can do it if you have too much time or too much money.
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        • Profile picture of the author marco005
          Hi,

          Alexa what do you mean with that;
          "The biggest lists are very rarely the highest-earning lists, and there are good and reliable and valid reasons for that".

          ??

          Does this mean a target small list (be small and fine) will be better convert then a big list, or say a small list is worth$5/ subscriber (example) and the big lists only $1/ subscribers or so?

          Or do you mean with small list-they are in a sub niche?


          marco005
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    • Profile picture of the author Ross Petal
      Hey Paul,

      Your right. Sometimes you have to pay for quality.

      Originally Posted by paul nicholls View Post

      I did a case study around 7 months ago and built over 1000 new subscribers in only a few weeks using nothing but solo ads

      I think it was 1012 subscribers

      It would of cost me around $900 but I made back around $500 by using OTO's and upsells etc
      just on the front end of my funnel

      This is how I build my list fast, it basically comes down to how much money you want to invest

      You could just as easily go down the media buying route and spend $5k and get 7,000 clicks or something

      Before you start sending big traffic to your squeeze page you need to make sure your front end offers convert well otherwise building your list with paid traffic is going to cost you a fortune

      Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Coby
    In the beginning what I did to really add a lot of volume to my list was list building mini events...

    These are similar to "JV giveaway events" but on a smaller scale.

    All you have to do is setup a simple 3 page html site...

    Page one - squeeze page
    Page two - "confirmation page" (just tells them who you are) (not a double optin confirmation type of page)
    Page three - download page

    What you do is find 5 or so JV partners who are willing to send a pre-determined amount of clicks (say 200) to the squeeze page on a given date.

    What you have to do is place a link with a picture on the download page that leads to each of your JV partner's squeeze page.

    They benefit by getting back more clicks than they sent and you benefit by getting lots of new subscribers.

    I did a WSO on this like 2 years ago, but it's become a mainstream thing now and you can find many partners by asking in Skype groups or contacting other list builders or folks you have ad swapped with in the past.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers,
    Coby
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    • Profile picture of the author Ross Petal
      Great stuff Coby. JV giveaways really helps in the list building process.

      Originally Posted by Coby View Post

      In the beginning what I did to really add a lot of volume to my list was list building mini events...

      These are similar to "JV giveaway events" but on a smaller scale.

      All you have to do is setup a simple 3 page html site...

      Page one - squeeze page
      Page two - "confirmation page" (just tells them who you are) (not a double optin confirmation type of page)
      Page three - download page

      What you do is find 5 or so JV partners who are willing to send a pre-determined amount of clicks (say 200) to the squeeze page on a given date.

      What you have to do is place a link with a picture on the download page that leads to each of your JV partner's squeeze page.

      They benefit by getting back more clicks than they sent and you benefit by getting lots of new subscribers.

      I did a WSO on this like 2 years ago, but it's become a mainstream thing now and you can find many partners by asking in Skype groups or contacting other list builders or folks you have ad swapped with in the past.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Coby
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    • Profile picture of the author yakim1
      Originally Posted by Coby View Post

      In the beginning what I did to really add a lot of volume to my list was list building mini events...

      These are similar to "JV giveaway events" but on a smaller scale.

      All you have to do is setup a simple 3 page html site...

      Page one - squeeze page
      Page two - "confirmation page" (just tells them who you are) (not a double optin confirmation type of page)
      Page three - download page

      What you do is find 5 or so JV partners who are willing to send a pre-determined amount of clicks (say 200) to the squeeze page on a given date.

      What you have to do is place a link with a picture on the download page that leads to each of your JV partner's squeeze page.

      They benefit by getting back more clicks than they sent and you benefit by getting lots of new subscribers.

      I did a WSO on this like 2 years ago, but it's become a mainstream thing now and you can find many partners by asking in Skype groups or contacting other list builders or folks you have ad swapped with in the past.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Coby
      I was the second person to do something similar to a jv giveaway back in March 17th 2004.

      It was called Imediate Success Sweepstakes and involve 2 strategies of combining a contest with a JV Giveaway.

      I did these for several years and even created a special software to make them easier to do.

      In just 90 days I built a list of over 49,000 opt-in subscribers. This campaign was called EveryOneWillWin.com

      I got some really big marketers to donate prizes and I held a drawing at the end of the campaign to give the prizes away. The 4th Prize came from me and was an epackage that contained some of my digital products that everyone received. That way everyone would be a winner.


      I figured early on that the best place to get targeted opt-in subscribers was from other people's lists.

      In one JV Giveaway I had over 800 jv partners all driving traffic to my site. This is still the easiest way to get people onto your list from other people's lists with out paying for the traffic.

      Not only did it not cost anything to get the traffic but I made a bunch of money during this process and selling on the backend.

      So I agree with Coby on using this strategy to get targeted subscribers onto your list.

      I hope this has been helpful,
      Steve Yakim
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  • Profile picture of the author rossm
    Hi Ross,

    Find the biggest blog in your niche, then advertise on it
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    PPC. Google Adwords and Bing Ads. But i liked Bings Ads better when Bing and Yahoo was separate. I also do enjoy banner advertising also.
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    • Profile picture of the author roley
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      PPC. Google Adwords and Bing Ads. But i liked Bings Ads better when Bing and Yahoo was separate. I also do enjoy banner advertising also.
      PPC for building a list are you kidding me? If you like spending $1+ for every subscriber
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  • Profile picture of the author djackson
    Good stuff Coby. List building is AWESOME
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    • Profile picture of the author Coby
      Originally Posted by Ross Petal View Post

      Great stuff Coby. JV giveaways really helps in the list building process.
      I agree! I actually host a large JV Giveaway event each month. But it takes an expensive script and a long learning curve and a decent server to host these events.

      That's what makes the "mini events" so attractive. You can host them on a shared server with 3 simple HTML pages and only 5 other people and still add 100's of people to your list in a short amount of time. I've held many of these mini events and used them as a springboard into hosting the large JV giveaway events.

      Originally Posted by djackson View Post

      Good stuff Coby. List building is AWESOME
      I agree! List building rocks

      Cheers,
      Coby
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  • Profile picture of the author eternalwarrior
    Ranking a yotube video on first page for certain keyword and collecting the emails from the link placed in video description.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Disclaimer: I've never done this as a pure list-building exercise, but the results should be similar to Alexa's 'coup' publications. It does require some budget, as well as some luck to fulfill the 'fast' part of the query.

      Advertorials. Similar to a syndicated article, and formatted to blend with the physical publication, you can be a bit more agressive with your call to action because it's a paid ad. You can cut costs by using remainder advertising and negotiating hard.

      [Remainder advertising is handing the ad to the publication and allowing them to use it to fill unsold ad space. Since you don't control the schedule and you are filling what would be wasted space, you can often get steep discounts.]

      If you have your own products in your funnel and a way to embed an affiliate code in your emails, along with proof that your funnel converts well with this kind of traffic, you may even be able to negotiate ad placements on a cost-per-action basis, the action being a sale. Basically, the publication becomes your affiliate.
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    Solo Ads can be a good Choice...
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam Mann
    Build relation with list owners. Hang out with them at the Forums, talk to them on Skype and connect with them on facebook. Create an awesome software/plugin and sell. Ask your JV's to mail.

    Until you really learn paid traffic, launches are the best way to bring in fresh leads .
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonBennet
    There are many different traffic generation methods and I feel that you will need to pay for the traffic if you want to build a list fast. Besides traffic, you will also want to take note of the conversion as having better conversion means that more people will be taking the action that you want to take.
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  • Profile picture of the author jakejoh10
    Guest blogging and offering a free incentive (ethical bribe) that I know the visitors will be interested seems to be what works best for me.

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    I say provide a course that has value, for some reason when I hear free giveaway I think the sign up is very spammy or gimmicky
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  • It depends as what you have more of TIME or MONEY if you are wanting to try and go the free route it will work but take a lot of time.

    If you are going to go the paid route a good solo ad provider sending traffic to your squeeze page.

    I currently testing some solo ad providers and will be publishing the results at the end of March as for who has the best opt in rate directing traffic to the same squeeze page only difference being that they are allowed to rewrite the solo ad if they chose to.
    So far I my results for Opt ins are from
    0-59% Opt in rate.
    I have found that I if you ask for only the best email address
    and give away something of value my opt in rates are higher
    Then if I ask for their first name and email address and no incentives
    Hope this helps you
    if you need any help just PM me
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanLima
    I agree with most of the people on this thread.

    If you have an advertising budget send targeted traffic to a squeeze page. Facebook ads are great if your CTRs are good. You can get clicks as low as 2 - 3 cents Also, ive had some pretty good results with solo ads.

    If your doing it for free....then Id use Youtube Videos and Slideshare.

    Articles are good too but they are not fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author awsproduct
    hi guys,
    i want to know what means solo ads and adswap ??
    and are they free ?
    thank you !!
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    • Profile picture of the author PCH
      Originally Posted by awsproduct View Post

      hi guys,
      i want to know what means solo ads and adswap ??
      and are they free ?
      thank you !!
      Hey buddy,

      a solo ad is where you pay someone to send a link to your squeeze page to THEIR list - for a fee.

      You buy solos by the 'click'. 50 or 100 clicks is typical. A 'click' happens when the solo vendor sends your link to their list, one of their subs reads the email, likes what they see and clicks on the link (to your squeeze page). So you got one click, or visitor to your offer.

      What happens then is entirely dependent on how well your squeeze page converts and that's nothing to do with the solo vendor.

      So if you order 100 clicks, he may have to send the email containing your link to 1000 of his subs if he knows that typically only 1 in every 10 receivers will open the email AND click the link. I'm not saying that's typical btw - just using it as an example.

      Adswaps are what you can do when you have a list. It works in almost the same way as I described above, except that you might make the arrangement with your buddy in the same niche to send each other 50 clicks.

      Clearly, you both need to have a list of a certain size to achieve this - OR be prepared to do what's called Click banking which simply put, allows you to trickle feed each other clicks over a period of time.

      Solos you have to pay for. Ad swaps are usually free and can be organised between you and your buddies in a FB group, or via dedicated websites.

      Hope that helps buddy


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  • Profile picture of the author IanM723
    Wow...this thread has some HUGE people giving awesome advice ! Thanks Ross for getting this thread going. I think the free advice given out in this thread could have saved me a fortune in WSO's that I bought .

    Anyway, thanks to all of the full-timers and big guns for commenting on this thread and giving out so many gems. Those of us just getting our starts really appreciate it!
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  • Profile picture of the author davidaclark
    The first thing you should think about when building a list is tracking. If you don't know where your leads are coming from you are not building a business you are just playing at it.
    I use a php script to monitor clicks. (Search for tracking software or hover over my signature to see what I use.) You can host it on your own website or a blog.
    Then you can see where your visitors are coming from and find out what works and what does not.
    Also, you should concentrate on building a small responsive list, not a large list with tyre kickers on it.
    Persevere, a few subscribers and minimal unsubscribers will build you a great list.
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hi,

    what are the best niches to build a list?
    broad niches or sub niches?

    Or evergreens like;fishing, date women,fashion, digital courses (DVD)
    high price seminars?

    Be simple as it can be?

    marco005
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    • Profile picture of the author davidaclark
      If you are paying for Solo Adverts you should use a narrow niche and target the advert at a specific type of subscriber. Make the solo advert supplier do the work. If you are using generic catch all adverts you will have an untargeted list whereas with a targeted advert you get a targeted list.
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    • Profile picture of the author vdoleck
      Hello, best way is Niche down three times.
      I recommend target one of big three - wealth, health or relationships
      niche down example for health niche:
      1. weightloss
      2. weightloss for men
      3. weightloss for men with fat belt

      If you know WHO is exactly your customer is yours journey much easier.
      btw also bit.ly is good for link tracking
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  • Profile picture of the author january14n
    Awesome thread, I was thinking of something to add too but I guess the guys that got here first nailed them all.
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hi,

    thanks.
    Is there an difference to build a list from syndication traffic sources or solo ads and facebook?

    I mean are the narrow niches work in facebook too to build a list or does fb user have other interests like funny comic things or somewhat..?

    And ist the google Display Network ideal to build a list then this traffic is cheaper as adwords.


    marco005
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  • Profile picture of the author KevinChapman
    The best way for me has been solo ads, I do some free methods too but they just take such a long time. If you've got the money I'd suggest solo ads every time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dayne Dylan
    Question, are many of you using a simple squeeze page only, or are you actually creating a website or blog, and gathering leads on that?

    I would think the blog/website or even a longer squeeze page (or reverse squeeze page) would yield higher quality leads.
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    • Profile picture of the author heavysm
      Originally Posted by Dayne Dylan View Post

      Question, are many of you using a simple squeeze page only, or are you actually creating a website or blog, and gathering leads on that?

      I would think the blog/website or even a longer squeeze page (or reverse squeeze page) would yield higher quality leads.
      Using my own blog with an opt-in box in the side bar and on certain pages where i have longer articles I've written.

      I have links to my squeeze page in every conceivable place that is relevant to my audience and gets eye balls.

      I have to say though ppc is good and all but solos are really where the fast opt-ins come from. It's just lightening fast compared to my tests with facebook ads and other ppc outlets.
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Hi,

    The fastest way to build a...

    ...TARGETED LIST is to...

    1) Find out where people hang out who are your target market.

    2) Create an offer that offers a solutions to their needs.

    3) Get them on your list and find out what other needs they have.

    4) Create more products that match those needs and charge them for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hi,

    thanks a lot.

    But how to get jv partners they will bring traffic to my site how do it?
    Is this jv dree traffic target enough to build a list and promote some affilite products on them or only JV products?

    Is the google display network not an good traffic source to build a list?

    Solo Ads,i not sure are they target enough? I mean when you will promote man date women products,how you know that the solo ads you will buy are target to your niche?

    Solo ads, in the moment is for my too expensive I will start with free traffic but fast or facebook traffic who will be cheaper.

    Paying $30 or more for 100 clicks is not so cheap when only 30% opt in to my list,that s are only 30 people.............

    For $60 I can start a google display network campaign to get average
    45.000 impressions in a month....so when 30% of them convert to my list I will get far more subscribers.

    marco005
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    • Profile picture of the author Lady D
      Solo ads are much expensive - If you paid $30 for 100 clicks and got even 60 subscribers (60%), with 10% open rates (those lists are not so responsive because their owners "kill" them with offers daily) you get only 6 people that will actually read your messages. That's expensive for me

      marco005 - You can find those events in newjvgiveaways.com, search for "JV Giveaways" on Google to find active events, or join "JV Giveaways" groups in Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hi,

    @Lady D-thanks for the tip!

    Do you have listbuilding experience with google display network traffic?
    is this a good traffic source who will convert to leads?

    marco005
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hi,

    what is best funnel method for the list?

    Should I promote sprinkle some affiliate product links in every email I send to the subscribers?
    Should I direct link to the merchant sales page or should I build a product review site first?

    Should I promote products in the first email subscribers get or later up the 3rd email?

    To sprinkle some related affiliate links in the email is easier for me rthan to build an complicated sales funnel.

    What is best method there to promote in an email list?
    Use always the newest products who came out or some older products who has some consumer ratings?

    marco005
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaJane
    PPC and social media (YouTube and Facebook) always work for me. Giving out free ebooks is also a nice way to build a list in your niche. You really need to explore and test all waters in order to determine which one works for you. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author EzamMarjan
    I agree with paid traffic for fast list building
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony Rogers
    This is really a good way. You can find by searching with targeted search term in search engine result page. After that, you have to go to contact page of every website and collect email id and make a list.
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  • Profile picture of the author linathinfotech
    I always prefer active social media users for my e-mail list.
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  • Profile picture of the author Max Anderson
    A JV product launch with several partners with big list.
    Gives you the best possible subscribers at the fastest rate.

    Additionaly you will also make a nice profit
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  • Profile picture of the author bobby_shahzad
    I think swapping your lists is fastest way.

    Another way you can grow your list is to send email to your target group and ask them you want to offer them something for free. Then redirect this traffic to a squeeze page where you can capture their emails. I have noticed this way you can convert a good %age of prospects into subscribers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Szalok
    You need solo ads and click banking. These are pretty fast and effective methods.
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  • Profile picture of the author sean1231
    If you are on a tight budget, then get in to some click banking groups on Facebook, Its a great way to get clicks for free you can start small say like receive 50 clicks then when you start getting subscribers to your list you send clicks back to your clickbanking partner!!
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  • Profile picture of the author cheehien
    Definitely is paid traffic, such as Solo Ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    What is that clickbanking?


    marco005
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  • Profile picture of the author krishparmar
    Hello..You can grow your email lists in the following ways depending on the resources that you have:
    1)Create a squeeze page:
    This can let you get access to people who are genuinely interested in your product and who will constitute your opt-in lists.

    2)Use a Social Lead Extractor:
    An email grabber/spider or social lead extractor enables the extraction of email ids from all social websites like linkedin,facebook,twitter etc for which you have to just enter keywords specific to your niche.

    3)Provide free goodies online::
    Leaving a small reward like an e-book,a video tutorial etc can grab the eyeballs of potential customers and give you access to their email ids.

    4)Purchase email lists:
    This is very easy but expensive and not as effective as the remaining because there is no assurance that the emails in the lists are valid or no.

    5)Showcasing your physical product at a promotional event:
    If you have the resources needed you can have a stall among a sydicate of other sellers to make people aware of your product and get them to sign up for additional information.
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  • Profile picture of the author RalphMcCoy
    I use an email data extractor to get useful information for my email marketing and build a list of target audience. Email extractor collect all the useful data such as email address, name , contacts, website name etc. for the email and other sources.
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  • Profile picture of the author lanrayyy
    Thank to Ross Petal for creating this thread. It is well informative.
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