How to monetize my list.

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I have a list of 2500+ subs on my email list.
All legit solo ad subs.
How can I start to monetize them.

Really need help with this tried a sales letter and it was just shocking 0 sales etc.
#list #monetize
  • Profile picture of the author GillW2015
    How have you been dealing with your list so far? Have you been giving good quality information that will help them? Have you been building a good relationship with them?
    You have to remember that your list is full of real people who joined your list to get information and help from you.

    If you have a good relationship with your list they will more readily look at any offers or recommendations you show to them.

    Build that rapport with your list, only offer them quality products that are good value and you will make sales - eventually.

    Good luck..
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
    Gill is right: you need to nurture your list from day one. You can't just opt them in, then one day email them something and expect they'll happily read your emails and buy from you.

    It's like a friendship, if you think about it: if you don't call your friends for a while and then all of a sudden hit them up with a call to ask for a favor, they won't like it and perhaps turn you down. With subscribers is even worse, because they're not your friends - they're strangers.

    Also, without giving us more details, we can't help you. We don't know what your offer is, if it matches the content subscribers were expected to receive, if you emailed your subscribers periodically, etc. Give us more details, and we'll be of much more help to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Kruz
    Provide valuable emails and build a relationship with your list first. Just like how you would email a friend. And then you start to promote other peoples products to your list that are in the same niche once in a while. Do not over sell. Most people dont like when you are constantly selling them something.

    1. Build the relationship
    2. Promote good quality products (that you have tested) as an affiliate
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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    Originally Posted by Brainster View Post

    I have a list of 2500+ subs on my email list.
    All legit solo ad subs.
    How can I start to monetize them.

    Really need help with this tried a sales letter and it was just shocking 0 sales etc.
    Use CPA offers, specifically pay per lead...

    And if you are using solo ads for traffic...

    My goodness you need to be much more aggressive with selling.
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    • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
      Originally Posted by jamescanz View Post

      Use CPA offers, specifically pay per lead...

      And if you are using solo ads for traffic...

      My goodness you need to be much more aggressive with selling.

      Yep, this is probably the best way, free CPA offers with SOI preferrably.

      At least by using CPA offers (giving something for free, just requesting their e-mail or zip code) you can usually break even on your ad costs, then keep promoting them into the future and make profits later on from your funnel.

      I usually break even on my ad costs in the first week my opt-ins enter my funnel, using CPA and PPL offers.... then make profits a month or 2 later by promoting Clickbank or Amazon offers to them (I set up my sales funnel in Aweber this way).
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    What is your price? What is your sales letter? What is your niche? 2500 subs is a good start, but you need much more to see alot of consistent sales. Are you selling your own product, or are you promoting affiliate offers?
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    • Profile picture of the author Brainster
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      What is your price? What is your sales letter? What is your niche? 2500 subs is a good start, but you need much more to see alot of consistent sales. Are you selling your own product, or are you promoting affiliate offers?
      promoting affiliates
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  • Profile picture of the author infite
    go to Udimi.com and sell solos. Your list can easily produce 300 clicks. At only 3 mailings per week this will give you about $2000 per month
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    • Profile picture of the author Brainster
      Originally Posted by infite View Post

      go to Udimi.com and sell solos. Your list can easily produce 300 clicks. At only 3 mailings per week this will give you about $2000 per month
      how would i begin with the list and selling solos tho ...
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
    Where did you get your list? How did they originally sign up? For example, did they sign up for a IM list, or weight loss list? You have to email them offers consistent with what they originally signed up for.
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  • Profile picture of the author Riki Stein
    There's nothing wrong with sending them affiliate offers. There is a method to do it, however.

    In the followup emails you would be talking to them - about their pain points, saying things that resonate with them...and then showing how the solution they seek is in the affiliate offer you're recommending.
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  • Profile picture of the author iharman
    Potential solo buyers will be asking these questions:

    1) How often do you mail to them?
    2) Do you always mail them affiliate offers or do you alternate your emails with valuable advice, share stories (relationship-building emails).
    3) Did you measure the clickthru rate, conversion rate, and number of unsubscribes every time you mail to your list?
    4) What niche is your list in? I assume MMO niche?
    5) How did you get your list? Thru YouTube/PPC/advertising/other solos, etc?

    It's not not the size of your list, it's your relationship with your list that you have to give more priority to. I will send you a PM regarding a solo ad.
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  • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
    That is a nice size list to start making money from!

    On average, you should be earning about $1 for each subscriber. You just need to test things out and learn what works best for you.

    What you need to do, is BUILD a REAL Relationship with your list!

    You should be leading with value!

    The most common mistake with an email list, is to just sell sell sell. And that is how you actually can't make many or any sales!

    You need to build a trusting relationship FIRST!

    How do you want them to buy from you, and really consider the products you recommend, if they don't even know you very well?

    Would you buy from yourself?

    Think about that!

    Most people, who are new with an email list, get too excited and sell more than they build relationship, and actually share value first. Do not be one of them.

    Implement an 80/20 rule. 80% of the time send valuable information to your list - and 20% of the time send offers. If you do this, correctly, you will see very good conversion rates.

    This is the opposite of what most do. And most with a new email list tend to have very low conversion rates. And that is because 80% of the time they send offers and 20% of the time send value. You gotta turn it around, to turn around your conversion rates!

    You know what I'm saying!!

    I would also recommend you to introduce yourself in a video. I am telling, you need to build a good relationship with your list. That is the only way to get the best conversion rates.

    Once they get to know you, and trust you - they will open your emails a lot more and click on what you recommend - and possibly buy!

    Just take consistent action with all of this!!


    Keep up the great work!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    My concern here is if you brought these 2500 people all in from solo ads, how homogenous are they?

    Or are they from all over the place?

    Did they come into the list for similar reasons, or very different ones?

    Have you been bringing them on board using the same offer over and over...or different ones?

    Because if they're all over the place, you're only going to appeal to a portion of the list--and possibly a small portion--with any offer you mail about.

    If they're all signed up because of the same offer, that's a positive sign.

    Then you can match up their need with a solution and get that offer in front of them. That'll maximize the value of your list.

    So...why did they sign up in the first place?
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