Correct List building Strategy?

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Hi All,

Iv been making some okay cash with CPA offers for a while now and I want to take things to the next level in terms of income and sustainablilty.

I know I need to start building a list, but i want to do it RIGHT from the beginning. I have my traffic sorted out but I would really appreciate any advice on how to do this correctly.

1)Do i email my list like once every week with free, valuable content then like once a month i throw in an affiliate link?
2)Should i setup different lists(im in the IM niche) or simply setup up different traffic campaigns and send all leads to same list?

Anything else that xould help id appreciate. Even perhaps a good report or product, free or paid

thanks a million

Rich
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnny Optimo
    Usually if I ever send out a mailing there will be SOME way to monetize it - that being said, none of my mailings feel overtly commercial - they usually try to give you a helpful tip whether or not you're interested in what I'm trying to push
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  • Profile picture of the author Psst
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    Depends on the niche you're targeting. But it's always a good idea to mix it in.

    Like first email: free tips and tricks.
    Second email: another free tips and tricks and at the end a link to an affiliate product.
    Third email: presell the affiliate product you sent out on the third email.
    Fourth email: another free report with your affiliate links attached. and it goes on and on like this.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Originally Posted by richard burns View Post

    1)Do i email my list like once every week with free, valuable content then like once a month i throw in an affiliate link?
    You want to 'train' your list members to click on links you send them. So every email has somewhere to go outside the email box. It might be an offer, a blog post or article, a download, whatever. Occasionally, it's just a freebie I've found.

    (Yes, I do sometimes send people links to things that are not mine if they provide value. One, it shows you have their interests at heart and two, it can act as a sort of informal survey if you track the clicks.)

    Originally Posted by richard burns View Post

    2)Should i setup different lists(im in the IM niche) or simply setup up different traffic campaigns and send all leads to same list?
    I believe in segmenting lists by demonstrated interests. For example, if I'm interested in list building and I end up on a general list where I keep getting pitches for CPA, Adsense, etc., I'm not going to stick for long. I may not unsubscribe right away, but I'll stop paying attention.
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonGrimes
    Starting out, I'd suggest you offer a freebie for those that subscribe. Not just any old junk, but something that's well written and has excellent information that the user would appreciated. This is great for building trust.
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  • Profile picture of the author rainman
    Originally Posted by richard burns View Post


    I know I need to start building a list, but i want to do it RIGHT from the beginning. I have my traffic sorted out but I would really appreciate any advice on how to do this correctly.

    Anything else that would help id appreciate. Even perhaps a good report or product, free or paid...
    http://www.warriorforum.com/make-mon...sive-list.html (FREE)
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Benjamin
    Originally Posted by richard burns View Post

    Hi All,

    Iv been making some okay cash with CPA offers for a while now and I want to take things to the next level in terms of income and sustainablilty.

    I know I need to start building a list, but i want to do it RIGHT from the beginning. I have my traffic sorted out but I would really appreciate any advice on how to do this correctly.

    1)Do i email my list like once every week with free, valuable content then like once a month i throw in an affiliate link?
    2)Should i setup different lists(im in the IM niche) or simply setup up different traffic campaigns and send all leads to same list?

    Anything else that xould help id appreciate. Even perhaps a good report or product, free or paid

    thanks a million

    Rich
    To answer question #1:

    You email your list according to how much value you have
    to offer and if it makes SENSE according to how you want
    to run your show.

    It's your stage. They're listening to you. And, if they give
    you THEY'RE attention. Don't squander it. Don't WASTE it.

    ...respect it.

    Always picture yourself in THEIR shoes when writing emails,
    for example:

    1. Would YOU want to get an email every single day in your
    inbox overloading you with information and hidden agenda's
    to get you to buy something?

    2. If YOU were that person reading your email, would YOU
    be insulted if you wasted your time reading it?

    Building lists and generating leads I learned the HARD way...

    is more about YOUR psychology and understanding peoples
    needs and wants maybe MORE than you understand your
    own.

    Think about if you were them...how often would YOU want
    an email from yourself about their topic of interest?

    Personally, I do it every 2 and 3 days. And, others here may
    do it every day. And others every 3 to 5 or 7 days.

    To answer question #2:

    You can send leads to the SAME list using different traffic
    methods, but if you're building a list on listbuiding...

    separate that from getting traffic...

    and separate THAT from making money.

    It sounds crazy because you would think it's *all the same*,
    when it's not.

    Some people might not have a PROBLEM making money, but
    want to get more TRAFFIC, and some might not have problems
    getting TRAFFIC, but want to learn how to generate and build
    a responsive list.

    Keep THAT in mind if anything else.

    P.S. Thanks for this thread. I will be creating an email on this
    topic with your questions because it gave ME an insight on
    the things people just like you think about
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