I've been trying to discover how one get a list of 10,000+ subscribers or even 100,000. You hear about people that have those sizable lists all the time.
There have been a few threads written on this topic, but nothing that so far that really explains what one has to do and techniques that get those types of results.
I'm going to share with you what I have been doing and you can expand on it and let me know what you been doing.
The objective is to help one another so we can get to the root of cause of getting a big list.
A lot of the IM products I purchased, talk about getitng big lists, but don't really tell you how to do it. The techniques they did share I tried (which I'm going to explain below) but didn't get the kind of figures one would hope for.
I heard from some internet marketing gurus that you can get a list of 30,000 in a week, but I tried so many methods to achieve that goal and nothing comes even close.
Please also feel free to share a WSO or product which you feel clearly teaches you techniques that are effective and will get you to obtain this goal.
Here is what I have done:
1. The number one method I have been applying to build my list is article marketing, particularly on ezinearticles. I found this successful and have gotten thousands of clicks to my squeeze page as a result of this. However, I didn't get thousands of sign-ups. I would say my squeeze page gets about 5,000 - 6,000 clicks a month via articles and out of that I average about 20-30 activated sign-ups a day (a lot of unverified), my best day was 40 sign-ups and I had a lot of 10, even 8 or 6. As you can see these types of figures don't get you to the 10,000 mark. It will take over a year and even longer to get there via this technique.
2. PPC via adwords. It does get clicks and sign-ups, but it costs. I found it as an expensive method and it woudl cost me way too much to get 10,000 subscribers, way too much!
3. I read and heard about applying cost-per-impression and ezineadvertising and solo ad advertising. One particular programme I was told to go for was Arcamax, apparently they have newsletters with something like 1 million subscribers and send out an ad for you, but it's expensive, costs a couple hundred bucks and from what I heard from people the quality of leads is poor and you get few sign-ups and very few if no sales. So I doubt if this is an effective technique.
4. There has been some talk of co-registration, I'm wondering how effective this really is.
I'm trying to work on more SEO and getting my pages to show up in organic search results and think this might be a good technique if I target the right keywords. Instead of the traffic going to ezine and me only getting a percentage of the clicks and most of it going to ezinearticles (who make money out of you via their adsense ads), I can get 100% of the clicks. I know the challenge here would be to outrank ezinearticles since they are an authority website, but allegedly there are ways you can become an authority website. This is something i'm currently exploring.
I would like to start a meaningful discussion on this topic and if some of you can share your thoughts and what works for you for all of us to benefit from, that would be much appreciated.