How long did it take you to build a list of 5000 responsive subscribers?

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Just as the title says, how long did it take you all to build you first 5k list?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    It depends on the niche and how fast I want/ need to build the list. In certain niches, where I have the existing traffic platforms, I've had well over 5K subscribers within 48 hours.

    It's not the speed, though, it's:

    1. Quality subscribers.
    2. Quality Sales Funnel.
    3. Quality List Management.

    Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Jones
    I haven't got there yet. ;-)

    How long did it take you?
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    • Profile picture of the author Osman Safdar
      Neither am I there yet!

      Originally Posted by Brent Jones View Post

      I haven't got there yet. ;-)

      How long did it take you?
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    • Profile picture of the author Brent Jones
      Originally Posted by Brent Jones View Post

      I haven't got there yet. ;-)

      How long did it take you?
      To clarify, I once built a list of about 2000 in 60 days... and they were pretty responsive. 30%+ open rates, decent click-thru rate.

      But monetizing that niche proved to be difficult. Haven't done much with the list since.
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  • Profile picture of the author chaksmiths
    basically it depends on contents .create a squeez page.spend some bucks on ppc . If you do it correctly should not take more than 4 months
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Let me expand with something I hope is a bit more useful.

    Traffic + Offer

    The winning combination for list growth (and this isn't rocket science) is traffic combined with a killer offer.

    Offer

    You have to totally understand your target market. Give them a freebie along these lines:

    - An offer they can't get elsewhere;
    - An offer they desperately want and/ or need;
    - An offer they trust to be genuine;
    - An offer they trust to be whole, not requiring expense to use.

    Traffic

    I convert one of my lists at 1:10. One subscriber for every 10 unique visitors. I have better converting lists; and I have worse; but 10 is a nice round number for some math.

    I know this:

    - 10 visitors = 1 subscriber
    - 100 visitors = 10 subscribers
    - 1,000 visitors = 100 subscribers
    - 10,000 visitors = 1,000 subscribers

    I use this particular example for another reason, beside a round number and simple math. It's a new market for me. Meaning: before I got started, I had no existing traffic for it.

    What you do in such a situation is work out this:

    - Where does the market hang out?
    - Where are the weak points of competition?
    - How can I, on each platform, direct traffic to my squeeze page?

    When I have my answers to the above, I have a handful of traffic locations and I know, on each platform, what I'll be doing to channel the traffic to my squeeze page.

    Example: Video.

    I may find 200 relevant keywords with weak competition in YT search, and 100 keywords that are weak in Google. I will have a very good idea of what #1 rankings for the 100 and 200 will deliver to my page. The job is thus to rank 200 at #1 on YT; 100 at #1 on Google, Yahoo, Bing.

    Before I do any work, at all, I work out what each platform should be sending me within given parameters: search rankings, keywords, volume, number of Facebook likes, number of Twitter or G+ followers, and so forth. I know all this before I do any traffic generation.

    Icing on the cake: As good as I am at generating traffic from a new market, I'm no match for the market itself. What I'm talking about is viral marketing. I look at viral marketing a bit like the movie Multiplicity: it allows me to make clones of myself. Clones? Well, if I could clone myself then I'd be sharing my videos, my updates, my squeeze pages, and so forth. When preparing whatever you put out (squeeze page or the updates or the tweets or the whatever you use to drive traffic) always try to give it viral potential.

    Once you begin to get a handle on this, and once the traffic starts to flow, you'll become highly motivated. If you're sending 500 uniques per day to your squeeze, you'll have a great idea of what you'll be sending (or what you can be sending) 30 days from now. On the whole, you see, once everything is setup the mathematics becomes simple and encouraging. You begin to know what any given day will send in terms of subscribers. And - most importantly - you know what needs to be done to send more.

    Tom
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    • Profile picture of the author Reddevil007
      Originally Posted by Tom Addams View Post

      Let me expand with something I hope is a bit more useful.

      Traffic + Offer

      The winning combination for list growth (and this isn't rocket science) is traffic combined with a killer offer.

      Offer

      You have to totally understand your target market. Give them a freebie along these lines:

      - An offer they can't get elsewhere;
      - An offer they desperately want and/ or need;
      - An offer they trust to be genuine;
      - An offer they trust to be whole, not requiring expense to use.

      Traffic

      I convert one of my lists at 1:10. One subscriber for every 10 unique visitors. I have better converting lists; and I have worse; but 10 is a nice round number for some math.

      I know this:

      - 10 visitors = 1 subscriber
      - 100 visitors = 10 subscribers
      - 1,000 visitors = 100 subscribers
      - 10,000 visitors = 1,000 subscribers

      I use this particular example for another reason, beside a round number and simple math. It's a new market for me. Meaning: before I got started, I had no existing traffic for it.

      What you do in such a situation is work out this:

      - Where does the market hang out?
      - Where are the weak points of competition?
      - How can I, on each platform, direct traffic to my squeeze page?

      When I have my answers to the above, I have a handful of traffic locations and I know, on each platform, what I'll be doing to channel the traffic to my squeeze page.

      Example: Video.

      I may find 200 relevant keywords with weak competition in YT search, and 100 keywords that are weak in Google. I will have a very good idea of what #1 rankings for the 100 and 200 will deliver to my page. The job is thus to rank 200 at #1 on YT; 100 at #1 on Google, Yahoo, Bing.

      Before I do any work, at all, I work out what each platform should be sending me within given parameters: search rankings, keywords, volume, number of Facebook likes, number of Twitter or G+ followers, and so forth. I know all this before I do any traffic generation.

      Icing on the cake: As good as I am at generating traffic from a new market, I'm no match for the market itself. What I'm talking about is viral marketing. I look at viral marketing a bit like the movie Multiplicity: it allows me to make clones of myself. Clones? Well, if I could clone myself then I'd be sharing my videos, my updates, my squeeze pages, and so forth. When preparing whatever you put out (squeeze page or the updates or the tweets or the whatever you use to drive traffic) always try to give it viral potential.

      Once you begin to get a handle on this, and once the traffic starts to flow, you'll become highly motivated. If you're sending 500 uniques per day to your squeeze, you'll have a great idea of what you'll be sending (or what you can be sending) 30 days from now. On the whole, you see, once everything is setup the mathematics becomes simple and encouraging. You begin to know what any given day will send in terms of subscribers. And - most importantly - you know what needs to be done to send more.

      Tom
      This information my friend is golden.
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  • Profile picture of the author owenlee
    The concern should be how much value can you give your subscriber.

    I am not there yet myself. Still learning from mistakes
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  • Profile picture of the author chyan007
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    It takes time to build ,Once you hit the 1500 Subs Count ,it becomes pretty easy as you can do AD Swaps day in day out ..... Please keep in mind ,it is also pretty important with whom are you Ad Swapping ,..Sometimes but now always you can get pretty bad Traffic from it

    Chyanit
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  • Profile picture of the author cellin
    It takes some time to build.You have to start slow and at the same time should see a consistent growth.
    Its all about planning.
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  • Profile picture of the author Augustinus
    I am not there yet, but as fellow warriors said before me ! Quality first, I do think that if you have bunch of money you can have them in a month
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