I recently started a newsletter and before I did I surveyed my list to find out what they want to learn about.
The majority of my subscribers had no list and want to know step by step how to start making money online.
Well, I made this into the first issue of my newsletter and here is what I showed them....
First of all, the way I did this was by FINALLY getting an autoresponder. I NEVER thought that building a list was important and then I decided to sign up to Getresponse.com and give it a shot. Wow, was I wrong. I soon realized that building a list is the MOST important part of an online business, aside from traffic of course.
1. Sign up for an autoresponder, Getresponse.com or Aweber.com
2. Find or create a free gift - I personally choose to make my own free gifts as PDF downloads. I just open up a word document, type out the report and then convert it to a PDF using freepdfconvert.com
Then I upload it to my server.
3. Create a squeeze page - Either use blinkweb.com or if you know how to make websites then you should be able to make a squeeze page
4. Find an OTO - a one time offer
There is a huge debate regarding this method, but I find it to work quite well. Some people say you shouldn't try and sell anything for a few weeks but here is what I do...
I also created my own OTO, but you can check out master-resale-rights.com and find good stuff there to use as your OTO, just make sure you can put your name on the sales page.
Now, here is the tricky part that I think many people don't get right.
You want to add the URL of your OTO to your autoresponder so that when someone signs up for your list then are taken immediately to your OTO.
I always put something at the top like, "THANK YOU for requesting your free "title" report. It should arrive in your email inbox in about 10 minutes, in the meantime check this out...."
Then have something stating that the OTO is discounted
Now, it is really up to you, but I find that OTO's sell more when priced lower like under $20. Just depends on the offer though.
Once I started doing this I saw a huge increase in my income each month.
Also, since building a list and giving away free stuff to my subscribers all of the time I saw a huge increase in affiliate commissions as well.
In conclusion, I focus on list building every single day. Yes, of course, I still do other things like write articles, build links, facebook ads, but it all ties back to building a list.
I put my squeeze page URL on everything I do online.
I hope this helps anyone looking to make more money online