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  • Profile picture of the author GlenHopkins
    You're very right to be focusing in on building a buyers list. Without customers no business can survive. Building a list of subscribers is good but you need to convert them into buyers ASAP.
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    • Profile picture of the author oneplusone
      Allen Says (admin) talked about this strategy many years ago...

      Business Model Series: Front End Sales Machine...

      A good reminder though
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  • Profile picture of the author CraigRC
    You never know when someone is going to see that magic email or special promo, and convert themselves from a "tire kicker" to a buyer.

    Never.

    On the surface it seems obvious that eliminating freebie-seekers and people who appear as if they're never going to purchase a product from your list makes sense...lower AR fees, etc.

    But in reality, everyone at some point has purchased SOMETHING in their life, and if your copy is strong you WILL wear them down. At some point you'll present something to them that they'll have to have and you'll convert them.

    Even if 1,000 buyers produce the same overall sales per month that 12,000 freebie-seekers do (and this is about right, it's 12:1 typically on massive lists), you wouldn't want to give away half your income by eliminating the 12,000 right?

    The gurus (and others) that propogate the "buyer's only list" philosophy have their hearts in the right place. But in reality everything is sales will always come down to the 80/20 rule (20% of your list will create 80% of your revenue). And I'm not willing to throw away that smaller income just over some cheap AR fees.
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    • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
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      • Profile picture of the author CraigRC
        Originally Posted by hpgoodboy View Post

        These are some very good points. Sure you would not throw away ANY subscriber. I was talking about starting a list from scratch.
        Definitely something worth doing, Jason Fladlien had a great write-up about your exact thought in one of his reports. He spoke convincingly about the power of using a RAP 100%-front-end commission incentive on low-price products ($7-10) as a way to massively grow buyer's lists.

        Certainly worth experimenting with.
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        • Profile picture of the author marcuslim
          Originally Posted by CraigRC View Post

          Definitely something worth doing, Jason Fladlien had a great write-up about your exact thought in one of his reports. He spoke convincingly about the power of using a RAP 100%-front-end commission incentive on low-price products ($7-10) as a way to massively grow buyer's lists.

          Certainly worth experimenting with.
          Along the same lines, Jonathan Leger has written a report on how the 7 dollar model works. He even provides a script that you can easily install that gives 100% commission to affiliates. Check it out here (not an affiliate link):

          7 Dollar Secret: $7 Secrets | 7 Dollar Secrets | $7 Script
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          • Profile picture of the author CraigRC
            Originally Posted by timyang View Post

            Along the same lines, Jonathan Leger has written a report on how the 7 dollar model works. He even provides a script that you can easily install that gives 100% commission to affiliates. Check it out here (not an affiliate link):

            7 Dollar Secret: $7 Secrets | 7 Dollar Secrets | $7 Script
            Exactly, that's the first version of this "buyer's list" method, and it's sold well for years.
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by CraigRC View Post

      You never know when someone is going to see that magic email or special promo, and convert themselves from a "tire kicker" to a buyer.
      Yes, a lot of people seem to forget that a buyer was once a non-buyer. Whether or not someone has purchased something from you before, if you do a good enough job of convincing someone that they must have your product, they will find a way to buy it even if they don't have the money.

      Non buyers can also bring you other benefits like spreading the word, etc.
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      • Profile picture of the author CraigRC
        Originally Posted by WillR View Post

        Yes, a lot of people seem to forget that a buyer was once a non-buyer. Whether or not someone has purchased something from you before, if you do a good enough job of convincing someone that they must have your product, they will find a way to buy it even if they don't have the money.

        Non buyers can also bring you other benefits like spreading the word, etc.
        The "spreading the word part can be huge", just by offering the tire-kickers a freebie download or gift incentive if they send out emails to their friends with your auto-inclusion email address for the list.
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        • Profile picture of the author WillR
          Originally Posted by CraigRC View Post

          The "spreading the word part can be huge", just by offering the tire-kickers a freebie download or gift incentive if they send out emails to their friends with your auto-inclusion email address for the list.
          Exactly. And I am not against creating buyer lists - you should always segment your lists depending on the actions they take. But that is NOT to say you should get rid of the people who have not bought from you yet. Some people just take a little extra convincing and as was said, even if they don't buy they can still be a raving fan.
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        • Profile picture of the author oneplusone
          Subscriber lists can often be worth more than buyer lists.

          It depends how the lists were created.

          Let's say you've got a 1,000 size list of $10 buyers.

          Then you've got an opt-in list of a 1,000.

          But these 1,000 subscribers had spent $200 each with a competitor previously, buying a product in the same niche.

          Which list is worth more?
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          • Profile picture of the author CraigRC
            Originally Posted by oneplusone View Post

            Subscriber lists can often be worth more than buyer lists.

            It depends how the lists were created.

            Let's say you've got a 1,000 size list of $10 buyers.

            Then you've got an opt-in list of a 1,000.

            But these 1,000 subscribers had spent $200 each with a competitor previously, buying a product in the same niche.

            Which list is worth more?
            Definitely, which as Will said is the reason why you segement your lists.

            I don't think anyone is saying "don't" make a buyers list, or buyers-only list, but we're just making sure people don't throw the baby out with the bathwater over what really are insignificant AR fees in the long run.
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          • Profile picture of the author focusxo4
            but u must build list
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  • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
    Thumbs up just for giving me the idea to contact WSO posters. Totally missed that off my list of JV's.
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  • Profile picture of the author LegionNate
    I've heard of similar ideas but the technical aspect that always gets me is getting people on to your list. If you are selling a product through something like RAP or digiresults.com like suggested, how do you actually get the names/emails of these buyers into your list at Aweber?
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  • Profile picture of the author microunique
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    I think the best way is giving some valuable things for free just for mail id.
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