Email List, Is It Important?

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I am a newbie to IM and i want to know if building a email list is important. I want some advice. If it is important, how can i get email. What do i need to start collecting emails and building a email list.
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  • Profile picture of the author richgrad
    Hi of course it's important! The money is in the list...

    You can sign up for one of the autoresponder services such as aweber, getresponse and icontact. I personally recommend aweber which I have been using for the past 3 years+ with great satisfaction =)
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  • Profile picture of the author officer_iron
    An email list is a great tool and can be immensely profitable if you build it properly.
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  • Profile picture of the author rlhurst
    Originally Posted by Website Chimp View Post

    What do i need to start collecting emails and building a email list.
    You need to provide a free giveaway, enticing enough, to get someone to give up their email address to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by Website Chimp View Post

    I am a newbie to IM and i want to know if building a email list is important.
    I am a newbie to driving and i want to know if getting a licence is important.



    I have three big "coulda shoulda woulda" things from my earliest days in IM.

    I coulda built my own products sooner, if I'd known how important it was!

    I shoulda built a list sooner, if I'd known how important it was!

    I woulda got affiliates sooner, if I'd known how important it was!


    That's my advice. Start building your own products, even if you aren't sure how. Start building a list, even if you aren't sure how. Start an affiliate program, even if you aren't sure how.

    EDIT: And don't use MailChimp. Ever. I know you probably like monkeys, but they're not friendly to our industry and don't want us there.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      I am a newbie to driving and i want to know if getting a licence is important.



      I have three big "coulda shoulda woulda" things from my earliest days in IM.

      I coulda built my own products sooner, if I'd known how important it was!

      I shoulda built a list sooner, if I'd known how important it was!

      I woulda got affiliates sooner, if I'd known how important it was!


      That's my advice. Start building your own products, even if you aren't sure how. Start building a list, even if you aren't sure how. Start an affiliate program, even if you aren't sure how.

      EDIT: And don't use MailChimp. Ever. I know you probably like monkeys, but they're not friendly to our industry and don't want us there.
      Haha yes. I quit MailChimp a while back. LOL.

      I agree with your 3 mistakes and that is what I am working on right now. I am looking to have a big product launch this summer of what I call the I******* C*** S****** .
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    • Profile picture of the author ConquistadorO
      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      EDIT: And don't use MailChimp. Ever.
      Yup yup yup. Can't agree with that more. Just fork out the money for aweber and you'll be happy.
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  • Profile picture of the author MatthewNeer
    Originally Posted by Website Chimp View Post

    I am a newbie to IM and i want to know if building a email list is important. I want some advice. If it is important, how can i get email. What do i need to start collecting emails and building a email list.
    Absolutely!

    You need an autoresponder service like Aweber. And you'll need to build a squeeze page in order to collect those leads...

    Watch this video, it will help...

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  • Profile picture of the author Underground SEO
    an email list is a great way to make a regular source of income online, you should be aiming for that sought after figure of making $1 per month per subscriber
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    • Profile picture of the author oneplusone
      Originally Posted by fryerben View Post

      an email list is a great way to make a regular source of income online, you should be aiming for that sought after figure of making $1 per month per subscriber
      A list should not be seen as a regular source of income, that's a very dangerous mindset to have.

      You build lists to increase the Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) of your buyers, or the Prospect Lifetime Value (PLV) of your prospects.

      The most important thing with list building is to keep adding quality prospects or buyers to your list on a consistent basis.

      Lists are simply a tool or platform to increase the CLV or PLV.
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  • Profile picture of the author Coby
    Once you have a list you basically have traffic on tap...

    You have a targeted group of people who are interested in what you say and the niche your in. Just imagine how powerful it would be to be able to send 500-1000 clicks to any site at any time just by "pushing a button" (or clicking rather)... However look to get 10K plus on your list to start seeing those results...

    List building is the backbone of nearly all successful online businesses and internet marketers, some will say otherwise but most agree that you need a list...

    With a list you have a real "business asset" literally worth it's weight in gold...

    Build a list, treat it good and your set...

    Good Luck
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    • Profile picture of the author rnsinformatic
      Yes, I am agree with Coby.

      List building is the backbone of nearly all successful online businesses and internet marketers. If you take Online Business as a real person then I'd say Email List is the Heart for this business.
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  • Profile picture of the author FaBiz
    The money is in the list and..without list you won't make money!

    Well, not always true though as there are other ways to make money online but, surely, it is absolutely important to build a good mailing list.
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    It's the most important thing you can do. So yeah, I would say it's pretty important lol
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  • Profile picture of the author shaunyb1
    Originally Posted by Website Chimp View Post

    I am a newbie to IM and i want to know if building a email list is important. I want some advice. If it is important, how can i get email. What do i need to start collecting emails and building a email list.
    Yep, list building is one credible way to grow a long term business. Making sure that the relationship is nurtured is critical. Add this to a number of proven IM techniques and you will slowly get to where you need to be.

    If you oh so much as start sending out emails promoting the next big thing on a regular basis you will soon lose trust from your subscribers and the list's effectiveness will start to go down hill.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Cole
    People also need to remember that "the money is in the list"

    can be further expanded to

    "the money is in the relationship with the list"

    Just my $0.02c
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    • Profile picture of the author Liam Murray
      Originally Posted by Chris Cole View Post

      People also need to remember that "the money is in the list"

      can be further expanded to

      "the money is in the relationship with the list"

      Just my $0.02c
      Exactly!! people think the more they have in their list the more $$ they will get but it's the relationship with the list that's more important at the end of the day, that's where the money is.
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  • Profile picture of the author garraye34
    Mailing list is more than necessary. In fact, one subscriber on your list is worth more than $3000. That been said, the most important thing is to have good relationship with your subscribers.

    There are free autoresponder provider out there but I will recommend aweber which is a paid autoresponder service.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    At one time I thought the list was not importnat but after growing one it is true " the money is in the list"

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  • Profile picture of the author SchoolofKA
    An email list is very important. If you are selling any type of product online, you need to understand this. But, maintaining that list is equally important.

    For example. my brother is a painter who makes a living selling his paintings online. I spoke with him the other day about the importance of him keeping an email list. He has sold paintings to over 300 buyers the last 3 years but does not keep a list. Can you imagine how many more sales and how much more money he could be making by keeping and maintaining a list?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Barker
    Originally Posted by Website Chimp View Post

    I am a newbie to IM and i want to know if building a email list is important. I want some advice. If it is important, how can i get email. What do i need to start collecting emails and building a email list.

    The list is one of the most important aspects. Your list is your prospects and you learn to work your list for sales and conversions.

    I use Aweber to build my list. You can easily navigate their site and it is really inexpensive for the purpose you are doing.

    Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Sharp
    An email list is very important. Because with you will make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amor
    The core of any successful online marketing business is the email list...you should build your own list....it is the heart of your business.As a tool i am using Aweber and after testing many auto responder it is the best
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  • Profile picture of the author amujtabaa
    Is it possible to weed out email subscribers on Aweber who don't read your emails so you can have more room for active members.
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  • Profile picture of the author ocvseo
    Originally Posted by Website Chimp View Post

    I am a newbie to IM and i want to know if building a email list is important. I want some advice. If it is important, how can i get email. What do i need to start collecting emails and building a email list.
    Yes it is important, If you are using newsletter or email marketing.

    you can automate it using aweber email marketing service.
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  • Profile picture of the author Liam Murray
    Yes you can select what group you want the email to be sent to if that's what you mean?
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  • Profile picture of the author sparkRyder78j
    I think it is important so that you are not relying soley on SEO. Google may change their algorithm overnight.
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