So I've been trying to build a list via Ad Swaps and I've found it incredibly frustrating and relatively impossible.
I've been through the JV section, I've looked at List Swappers and Safe-Swap. The problem so far is that you're either forced to pay money on a membership site for swaps that you are still NOT guaranteed or watch your list grow at the speed of smell.
I've looked everywhere for Ad Swap partners and not finding anything that isn't for lists under 3k. Now I understand the bigger the list the more profitable the swap but what happened to helping the little guy?
Smaller lists can still be very responsive and still hold subs that a bigger list may not have.
I've had two successful swaps, although they were both with the same person. I've done a couple other swaps and haven't seen one single sign up. But according to my stats I've given them quite a few.
I've tried building a list once it took before and did alright but it took quite some time. I never used Ad Swaps until I started hearing about it more and more.
It seems to be ridiculously hard to get anywhere with swaps unless you already have a substantial list or you are willing to pay $40 or so a month and still HOPE for a good swap or even a swap at all.
Now I see why people throw their hands in the air when it comes to list building. We all know it's a great thing to pull income from but I had no idea it would be this impossible.
So where do the little guys go?
What to do what to do....