Have You Created Your List?

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The majority of people making money online these days are doing it by marketing to their list. Basically, they are selling to individuals already on their customer base. They do this by spending a lot of time and energy generating a list with opt in forms. Once you have a list, the money follows.

This method has been proven as way more effective than trying to sell to cold first-timers to your webpage. And it is where many beginners make their biggest mistake. This doesn't mean working harder, just wiser. This one thing will set you apart from the greater portion of people who do not make money online.

The basic problem is that having a website and products don't mean you are in business. You have to have customers to be in business. And this means you must have a list.

So the most important thing for newcomers to focus on is this: How will they develop their list? Their success hangs on it. Much stress and agony could be avoided by understanding how power this one skill is.

Have you created your list?
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  • Profile picture of the author Francine
    Am yet to grasp many ideas about making money online,this is so new to me yet so informative. I would say am now set to maximize on this list and get to make some money.
    Thank you for posing the challenge!
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    • Profile picture of the author shurets1
      Originally Posted by Francine View Post

      Am yet to grasp many ideas about making money online,this is so new to me yet so informative. I would say am now set to maximize on this list and get to make some money.
      Thank you for posing the challenge!

      So you want to make a lot of money online ... I was in your same position only a couple of months ago, and through my education I've learned what MAKES or breaks an online empire. LISTS! A list of more than just a collection of emails, a list allows you to have an instant marketing base when you launch a new product.
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  • Profile picture of the author waterburn
    Yes, I have! I have a list for each of my websites. Managing a list is a learning experience though. You don't want to blast the list with offers all the time. I find it works well to give away 4-6 "freebies" (articles/blog posts they will find useful) before sending out an offer. It's also important how you present the offer. One of the best ways is to use the principles Cialdini has written about. Google "Cialdini - The Power of Persuasion or how to persuade your customers into buying" and find out (if you are not already familiar with this).
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    • Profile picture of the author mikeroosa
      Yes, I never understood the power of the list for the longest time. Once I actually started building a list and sending offers, I was amazed at the sales I could make.
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      • Profile picture of the author Aclizzy
        In the process
        Yes its true, every wise internet marketer will tell you the money is in the list. Apparently, one of the best Methods to grow your list is by offering affiliates 100% commissions to market a relatively cheap but valuable product (E.g $5). Every purchase is a new prospective buyer of your Bigger products to come, of which you can now sell directly as you know he/she is interested as they have purchased before.
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  • Profile picture of the author GIT Solutions
    Hello all,
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    • Profile picture of the author vicone
      Email marketing is certainly my preferred approach.

      It means that, over time, you are building an asset (your list) and that tends to proof you against all sorts of disasters that can affect you when you rely on sources such as Google for traffic.

      By all means use Google and other sources to provide the visitors to your opt-in pages but, by capturing as many of them as possible, you have time to adapt to changes in traffic sources when you can market to a list with whom you've developed a positive relationship.

      If you treat your subscribers well and provide the sort of helpful information they like to receive, they will also be responsive to the relevant offers that you send as your credibility has already been established and you are seen as an authority on the subject.

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  • Profile picture of the author shireen
    Yes, you're absolutely right :-)

    I build 3 lists for every websites. First list is for visitor to sign up a free report or free mini course. Second list is for free product updates after they made a purchase. Third list is for affiliates :-)
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