How long did it take you to get your list into the thousands?

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Hi Warriors


Im nearly at the 1000 mark on my list and I feel confident that I can increase further by continuing to market my site. Just out of interest how long did it take you guys to build your list up to a comfortable level?


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  • Profile picture of the author Ashley Wright
    One thing I do regret is not actuallyt building a list to start with, but then when I started to see the potential I couldn't stop! To get past the 1k mark it took me around 9months as like I said I didn't actually take it serious at 1st! Personally once you hit the 1k mark I think its all about rinse and repeat and the numbers on your list will soon increase!

    Well done btw !!
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  • Profile picture of the author RentItNow
    Originally Posted by Suzy 29 View Post

    Hi Warriors


    Im nearly at the 1000 mark on my list and I feel confident that I can increase further by continuing to market my site. Just out of interest how long did it take you guys to build your list up to a comfortable level?


    You can actually almost double this list overnight with a Joint Venture ("i'll send to my list if you send to my list" typa a deal). Just find someone with a list that each of you can benefit from each others customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author luis23
    Originally Posted by Suzy 29 View Post

    Hi Warriors


    Im nearly at the 1000 mark on my list and I feel confident that I can increase further by continuing to market my site. Just out of interest how long did it take you guys to build your list up to a comfortable level?


    How long did it took you to build a list over a thousand? In my case I am not there yet, but I already started building my list.
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    About 7-8 months for me to reach 1,000. Concentrate more on adswaps, I use safeswaps it is a great way to build your list a lot quicker.
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    • Profile picture of the author Pradeep Bhagwat
      I think it depends on what is your target. I have inserted web-form of my autoresponder into my most visited post and I got freqent signups every day, but my sells comes down as readers get diverted to signup process. So, I shifted form into sidebar. Now I am getting sells but signup rate cames down. This means it depends on what is the target of yours.

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  • Profile picture of the author D_M_S
    took about 20 seconds to get over 100,000 - bought it
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    • Profile picture of the author Moneyland
      I would be interested to try an ad swap. How do subscribers on your list response to promotions from other parties? Do you let them know their details are being shared?
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      • Profile picture of the author Gino Robin
        Hi
        It all depend on your target and your goal you set for yourself..When you decide you want by next week a 1000 subscribers you can achieve it easily,write the target market on your pc screen on focus on it.

        There so much strategies to get list subscribers,but remember you can have a 1000 subscribers.....but will they take action on the projects you set-up?

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  • Profile picture of the author Ido Jansen
    It took me 6 months in the IM niche for my free ebook, BUT - I made a mistake by not forcing double opt-in.
    I had 7000(!) downloads of my book on the first 2 months without spending thousands on ads - only 350 of them clicked the opt-in confirmation email...
    bottom line - is you give something for free - double opt-in !!!
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    • Profile picture of the author CatherineC
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      Originally Posted by Ido Jansen View Post

      It took me 6 months in the IM niche for my free ebook, BUT - I made a mistake by not forcing double opt-in.
      I had 7000(!) downloads of my book on the first 2 months without spending thousands on ads - only 350 of them clicked the opt-in confirmation email...
      bottom line - is you give something for free - double opt-in !!!
      Were you monetizing that list prior to the opt-in attempt?

      Meaning if you had 7000 downloads of the free book weren't the 7000 recieving immeadiate upsells via autoresponder campaigns? That would have shown you the list's true quality probably sooner (and in a more important way) than an opt-in count later...
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      • Profile picture of the author Ido Jansen
        Originally Posted by CatherineC View Post

        Were you monetizing that list prior to the opt-in attempt?

        Meaning if you had 7000 downloads of the free book weren't the 7000 receiving immediate upsells via autoresponder campaigns? That would have shown you the list's true quality probably sooner (and in a more important way) than an opt-in count later...
        Don't get me wrong, Cathrine.
        The book itself contains a lot of affiliate links (that's the whole idea)
        so I earned a nice sum. (BTW - I am about to release it to all IMer to use, keep following me :-) )

        The question was about the list
        You cannot start serious email campaigns with out a good opt-in system
        well, you might do it manually but you will not be able to really automate it.
        What I was saying that instead of having few thousand on my list I had few hundreds - that's prior to the double opt-in process.

        I work with Aweber and the only way you can automate the service with them is by having the subscribers confirm that they approve receiving email from me
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  • Profile picture of the author AndrewStark
    Don't get hung up numbers.

    I'm a member of safe-swaps and sometimes the people with small lists do far better than those with bigger lists (myself included).

    It all depends on how you generated the list, are they passionate buyers or tyre kickers who will never buy anything online?

    Make sure that you have a marketing funnel to turn these leads into profit, and then work out how to get more traffic and convert it better.

    If it's the site in your signature then it needs some serious work, the only good thing about it is that you have your own face on it - everything else is just generic "make money online" crap.

    Simplify the page down and make it clear what you're giving away and how it can help you. At the moment you're in the classic newbie mistake of trying to teach other people how to make money online when you can't even do it yourself yet.

    I hope this gives you a kick in the right direction.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanyG
    2 months with Google PPC (in a non-IM niche where the cpc was $.10).
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  • Profile picture of the author Suzy 29
    Thanks for all your input guys really appreciate it!!
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  • Profile picture of the author fated82
    I got to 300 in a month. At that rate, I could reach 1k in 3 months. Using a number of strategies though, forum marketing, ad swaps, WSO and solo ads....
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