How did you build your list?

by JoeSmR
39 replies
Hey guys,

I've built my list through forum advertising, through signatures and threads.
It's not so big, around 500 subscribers right now.

Would be great if you could share your methods on how you got your subscribers and how much you've got through that method,
Thanks!
#build #list
  • Profile picture of the author tristatemedia
    you can get 100% optin with lead serve .com
    google it because it will not come up if you just type in url. it is single optin coreg leads. they work good.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9503105].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author MrJp
      Originally Posted by tristatemedia View Post

      you can get 100% optin with lead serve .com
      google it because it will not come up if you just type in url. it is single optin coreg leads. they work good.
      Anyone else got any experience with Lead Serve out there?

      Thanks!
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9598840].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author jfalxr
        Using funnel clicks can be your great solutions.. Or you can try clickbanking. Forum traffic using your signature is one of the best evergreen free traffics in my opinion.

        Originally Posted by MrJp View Post

        Anyone else got any experience with Lead Serve out there?

        Thanks!
        I want to know about this also. Any reviews?
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9600827].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author XponentSYS
    Co-Reg works good if you know how to do it.

    Facebook PPC
    PPV
    Solos
    Clickbanking
    Ad-Swap

    BUYERS.....

    Affiliate marketing (my own stuff)
    JV - Bundle my stuff with others
    Straight sales
    Signature
    "Hybrid Method" Gets 120,846 TARGETED VISITORS
    To Any Site in ANY NICHE!

    NOW FREE IN THE WAR ROOM! CLICK HERE!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9503267].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Luke Dennison
    MMO niche works well with free WSO's, any other niche is difficult for me unless I use Youtube.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9503292].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author NathanO
    Solo ads tend to work quite well for building lists on a short amount of time. Try buying a solo ad from a blogger who is similar to your niche that has a mailing list, and see what happens.
    Signature
    Google Reviews from Local Guide Accounts Level 6+
    Guaranteed service. You wont find these anywhere else. We use legitimate accounts
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9503307].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author asamanthinketh
    Depends on how quickly you want to build this list. If you want it fast,

    1. Solo Ads: Solo ads will work magic for your niche list building. Tips, always find testimonials man and never buy cheap.

    2. FACEBOOK: Dude, facebook will blow your mind if you do it right. It's amazing how precisely you can target your leads. Seriously, it's even kinda scary that Facebook knows this much about us.

    3. I hear Youtube also works well,, but I haven't tried paid it yet.

    Free traffic.
    1. Forum posting.
    2. Blogging. If you blog, please use Popup Domination. You will get like a zillion more subscribers, because the interrupt at the beginning has been tested to be quite powerful. I got into email marketing through blogging, so i know what works and what doesn't with blogs. Also, you may want to place some opt-boxes (even if just one) within your post itself.

    Place this strategically at some point in your post where you know readers will be hooked. I personally tend to be a little silly sometimes, so I'd place this at some point where I know I made some silly remark that would make the reader laugh.

    Same can apply to the video edit in Youtube; they allow you to choose the time where your message/link appears on the video right? So make it pop when you've just said something silly or delivered extreme value i.e. solve a problem.

    Anyhow, bottom-line if I had a few hundred dollars to spend right now, I'd definitely spend them on some good solos.

    And for even more perpetual traffic, integrate with other people's products.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9503640].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Danish affiliate
      Hi,

      I´m using Google Alert Marketing and FB notes to build a list...It really works great.

      Traffic will be send to my free offer, ebook, webinar or something similar and after subscribing I send them to a related cpa offer (Zip/email/phone offers).

      It is quite fast, and easy to do.



      FB Notes and Google Alert Marketing...is my main traffic sources a long with some other free methods...
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9503682].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Mominue
        Originally Posted by Danish affiliate View Post

        Hi,

        I´m using Google Alert Marketing and FB notes to build a list...It really works great.

        Traffic will be send to my free offer, ebook, webinar or something similar and after subscribing I send them to a related cpa offer (Zip/email/phone offers).

        It is quite fast, and easy to do.



        FB Notes and Google Alert Marketing...is my main traffic sources a long with some other free methods...
        Nice to hear about the free methods as your main traffic source Mr.Danish affiliate, but can you explain what do you mean by Facebook"Notes"? Thanks
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9598871].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author anders83k
      Originally Posted by asamanthinketh View Post

      Depends on how quickly you want to build this list. If you want it fast,

      1. Solo Ads: Solo ads will work magic for your niche list building. Tips, always find testimonials man and never buy cheap.

      2. FACEBOOK: Dude, facebook will blow your mind if you do it right. It's amazing how precisely you can target your leads. Seriously, it's even kinda scary that Facebook knows this much about us.

      3. I hear Youtube also works well,, but I haven't tried paid it yet.

      Free traffic.
      1. Forum posting.
      2. Blogging. If you blog, please use Popup Domination. You will get like a zillion more subscribers, because the interrupt at the beginning has been tested to be quite powerful. I got into email marketing through blogging, so i know what works and what doesn't with blogs. Also, you may want to place some opt-boxes (even if just one) within your post itself.

      Place this strategically at some point in your post where you know readers will be hooked. I personally tend to be a little silly sometimes, so I'd place this at some point where I know I made some silly remark that would make the reader laugh.

      Same can apply to the video edit in Youtube; they allow you to choose the time where your message/link appears on the video right? So make it pop when you've just said something silly or delivered extreme value i.e. solve a problem.

      Anyhow, bottom-line if I had a few hundred dollars to spend right now, I'd definitely spend them on some good solos.

      And for even more perpetual traffic, integrate with other people's products.
      I totally agree with you, solo ads and forum posting is great for IM the other alternatives are good as well. Another good method is advertising on Warrior forum
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9520858].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author samuelcheong77
      Originally Posted by asamanthinketh View Post

      Depends on how quickly you want to build this list. If you want it fast,

      1. Solo Ads: Solo ads will work magic for your niche list building. Tips, always find testimonials man and never buy cheap.

      2. FACEBOOK: Dude, facebook will blow your mind if you do it right. It's amazing how precisely you can target your leads. Seriously, it's even kinda scary that Facebook knows this much about us.

      3. I hear Youtube also works well,, but I haven't tried paid it yet.

      Free traffic.
      1. Forum posting.
      2. Blogging. If you blog, please use Popup Domination. You will get like a zillion more subscribers, because the interrupt at the beginning has been tested to be quite powerful. I got into email marketing through blogging, so i know what works and what doesn't with blogs. Also, you may want to place some opt-boxes (even if just one) within your post itself.

      Place this strategically at some point in your post where you know readers will be hooked. I personally tend to be a little silly sometimes, so I'd place this at some point where I know I made some silly remark that would make the reader laugh.

      Same can apply to the video edit in Youtube; they allow you to choose the time where your message/link appears on the video right? So make it pop when you've just said something silly or delivered extreme value i.e. solve a problem.

      Anyhow, bottom-line if I had a few hundred dollars to spend right now, I'd definitely spend them on some good solos.

      And for even more perpetual traffic, integrate with other people's products.
      Thanks for the great tips and Yes! I agree on the point that Facebook targeting can be really precise.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9600272].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Chris Chicas
    The best ways to build a list in IM is with WSO's and IM products. Also Facebook ads works if you have it down pat... a key thing that has worked for me is in using video to process that message across to people. Video - Screen Capturing and powerpoint are my best friends.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9503756].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Navyskater23
    I'd definitely say solos, and facebook are probably the most newbie friendly.

    I haven't tried leadserve, but I've been interested in it. I've been hearing some really good things about it. Gotta like the pay per lead program they have.
    Signature
    Want Free Traffic To Your Websites or Videos?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9503910].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Franck Silvestre
    In the past, I've build a list of a few thousands with article marketing. The link in my signature sent people right away to my optin form. I had a lot of articles out there, in the thousands.

    Today, I build my lists with solo ads. Wso's are great to build a buyers list.

    Franck
    Signature
    Former Body Guard, Now REAL Traffic & List Building Coach
    >> HOT WSO: Six Figure Solo Sellers <<

    Winson Yeung said: "...Definitively A++ recommended WSO"
    Kevin Riley said: "Franck, glad to see you bringing out MORE and MORE GREAT stuff"
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9504204].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author DWaters
    I am also saying that targeted solo ads are useful. For niches other than IM you have to locate a good solo provider who can help you target the right list.
    Signature
    How I really Make Money With Amazon

    Want to get rich with top rated FREE Super Affiliate Training?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9505501].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Developer99
    Solos and FB are the best if you want targeted leads with Quality!
    Signature

    Developing software which makes users go WOW
    I love google and yahoohttp://yahoo.com

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9511896].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author J M Stafford
    Hello Joe,

    I just recently watched an interview with a marketer who is using Kindle books to build his list. What he does is offer his readers the opportunity to get more information on the topic and sends them to his opt-in page.

    Sounds pretty brilliant. I'd think that someone who joins your list from an e-book they purchased is a qualified buyer and really interested in what else you have to offer.

    Warrior On!
    John
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9511979].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author meadows2482
    Facebook. It's absolutely ridiculous how targeted you can get with FB, they know WAY too much about us. Minority Report style ads really can't be that far away. Honestly, the ones that are on FB are pretty much that, just without the part where the ads talk to you directly. But as far as getting leads and conversions, it's the bomb!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9512003].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author JoeSmR
      Originally Posted by meadows2482 View Post

      Facebook. It's absolutely ridiculous how targeted you can get with FB, they know WAY too much about us. Minority Report style ads really can't be that far away. Honestly, the ones that are on FB are pretty much that, just without the part where the ads talk to you directly. But as far as getting leads and conversions, it's the bomb!
      I was thinkiing about doing facebook for a while now but I heard it's expensive
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9518303].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author backlinkmasters
    I use Bing Ads currently right now to send users to a squeeze page for a CPA offer (in the weight loss niche). This is has been pretty successful so far, I've gotten about a 22% opt-in rate so far!

    As other members have posted, Facebook ads is a great way because you can really target the perfect audience, and if you have a good ad, it is cheap!

    Best of luck!
    Signature
    Do You Procrastinate? This Book Will Help You Learn How To Motivate Yourself and Those Around You!!! Get it Here on Kindle!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9519922].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author TheOneJeff
    These are all great tips! Thanks to all!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9519959].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author anymore
    I have been using facebook groups to build my list. It is a little slow but it has a good opt-in rate. 50%
    Signature

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9520871].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author J M Stafford
      Originally Posted by anymore View Post

      I have been using facebook groups to build my list. It is a little slow but it has a good opt-in rate. 50%
      Wow, a 50% optin rate... that's great! I'd like to know more about how to use FB groups as a list building source. What kind of giveaway do you offer and have you found this strategy to work in particular niches over others?
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9522031].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author OnTheGo
    Solo ads for sure!
    Signature
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9522054].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Tenzo
    Add another vote for solo ads and PPC. Free traffic is great, but focusing on it has proven to be a time-sink for me.

    Best,
    Kevin
    Signature

    Roses are planted where thorns grow,
    And on the barren heath
    Sing the honey bees.
    –”The Marriage of Heaven and Hell,” William Blake

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9522060].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author barbie777
    Sending out free reports or ebooks helped me build my list.
    Signature
    eBook and Special Report Interior Design for your list building campaign or online business.! Submit your word document now!
    www.fiverr.com/digichix
    $50 fixed-price for all orders (upto 30 pages + all gig extras + 48 hours delivery)
    Special Promo code for WF members: WFDGCHX
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9597183].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Christian Grey
    FB ads and harvesting leads from site after that mailing them :
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9597191].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author MWatson
    Tons of ways. The moment when I ventured into paid advertising was the moment everything changed for me. That being said...

    1) Solo Ads
    2) social advertising
    3) banner advertising
    4) content marketing
    5) doc sharing sites
    6) forums.


    By far my top choices.

    Cheers,
    Mark
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9597317].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author karlene
    I agree with the previous person, solo ads are what works for me. I also do JV Give aways and that gets me subscribers too.

    If you'd like to know more about either please message me.
    Signature

    ===>Attn: Grab Your FREE WordPress Squeeze Page Plugin Now! Click Link Below<===
    www.insideronlinemarketing.com

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9597696].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Mason13
    I like to do a bit of lead capturing from:

    - FB
    - Click banking
    - Youtube
    - Solo ads
    - "Guest Blogging"
    - Forum posting is something I need to work on more, guilty!

    The important thing is to have many eggs in your basket and work on trying to get as close to 100 FREE subs per day.

    A nice squeeze page, a Free report and an OTO can go a long way if you promote them in the right places.

    I find these method highly effective as I combined them with Pay-Per-Lead Programs (Is like CPA Offers) and Adsense to the mix.

    ... And after your subs went through your e-mail follow-up series, you can even start selling Solo Ads from your own list.

    I hope it helps!

    - Michel
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9598861].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author tanyem
    building list is a simple process...to build your list firstly you have to go clicksure or clickbank website...then you will find top ten list in that site.....to know more visit here
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9599204].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Andra el
      I've just check the product name, it is elite email marketing academy. you can contact him via skype, his account is Bertus Engelbrecht. just tell him that you know the product from agus.indradinata

      Best regards
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9599288].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Andra el
    I have a friend, he is a software developer, the last i talked with him, he showed me his product about listbuilding course. i didn't try it yet, but for the last one year he gives me great tools that i loved, just chat him. he is Bertus engelbrecht
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9599283].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author GeneralLedger
    I built a 320 person list in the last 24 hours from scratch with a single contest giving away a $35 tech gadget. The last time I did this, it got about 1400 emails in the 30 day contest period. I've implemented some lessons learned and should get close to 2000 this time around.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9601078].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author blueclcl
    Guest posts and solo ads.
    Signature
    Do You Want Professional Web Content From a Jon Morrow Certified Content Marketer? Learn More And View My Writing Samples by Clicking Here.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9601320].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author edvelez502
    It really depends on the market. There is no magic bullet or one size fits all answer. The best way to test and measure were you have the best results.

    The main factor in connecting with your audience is finding out where they are hanging out. You can spend a lot of money on facebook without any results, because your prospects are on linkedin. Strangely enough I had thousands of people sign up to a site without ever even promoting it. The responsiveness of your list weighs more than the size.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9601478].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    It totally depends on your budget and your offers you have.

    If you have money the best way to invest into your business is through paid advertisement.

    This can be done through the following : Solo Ads, PPC, Banner Ads

    If you don't you will have to rely on "free" marketing will cost your time.

    This can be done through the following : Forum Posting, Video Marketing, Blogging, Guest Blogging.

    If you decide to go the paid route it is important to know if your offer converts and your funnel converts.

    If you decide to go free method, it's important to be consistent as well know your funnel converts.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9642555].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Sofiadet
    It's a good idea to use popups. You will probably agree that the term “popup” does not have positive associations for most people. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. It sometimes seems as though popups are a kind of battleground where marketers try to get attention and email users do everything possible to end the conversation before it even starts.
    Read more here: Newsletter popups - use it right please!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9644473].message }}

Trending Topics