Build a list quick with Google+

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Just wanted to tell my fellow Warriors about a nice little method I've been using that is rapidly growing my list. It's dead simple. I've scored over 40 new opt-ins today alone, and I am getting 2 or 3 every few minutes.

Google+ Plus is currently invite only. People are clamoring to get an invite. It's crazy, some people are even selling invites on Ebay (don't do this). So I scored an invite and set up a page on my blog titled "Who Wants A Google Invite?". I put a simple little Aweber opt-in form with Name and Email only. I explain that they will be subscribed to my free newsletter (and can unsubscribe at any time) and I will send them a Google+ invite as a way of saying thanks.

I shot a few links out on Twitter, Facebook, and the like and they've been pouring in. Sure, you have to manually invite each one on Google+ but it only takes like 5 seconds.

This is a great way to grab some quick subscribers...(and build your G+ circles).

You can check out my page for an example: Who Wants A Google+ Invite?The CyberSketcher
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  • Profile picture of the author Coby
    Good Tip!

    I've also noticed that you get email notifications when others in your circle "+1" something because I got a few before I told Google to stop sending them :p

    So if you "+1" your own stuff these people will be getting emails notifications about that too... Even if they unsubscribe from your newsletter...
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    • Profile picture of the author jkennedy
      Originally Posted by Coby View Post

      Good Tip!

      I've also noticed that you get email notifications when others in your circle "+1" something because I got a few before I told Google to stop sending them :p

      So if you "+1" your own stuff these people will be getting emails notifications about that too... Even if they unsubscribe from your newsletter...
      That's interesting. Could be very useful.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vanessa Reece
      It will be interesting to see your opt-outs once you start sending product links though because your list isn't targeted unless you're actually delivering more products pertaining to Google+

      If it works - fine, and obviously these people will give a lot more than an email for the invite right now, doesn't mean they will stick around for other things you offer.

      But obviously I don't know your full plan for your list. This is just my initial thought.

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      • Profile picture of the author Coby
        Originally Posted by Jeffrey Reidy View Post

        I'm interested to see your unsubscribe rate once you start emailing that list.
        Originally Posted by ITS-V View Post

        It will be interesting to see your opt-outs once you start sending product links though because your list isn't targeted unless you're actually delivering more products pertaining to Google+

        If it works - fine, and obviously these people will give a lot more than an email for the invite right now, doesn't mean they will stick around for other things you offer.

        But obviously I don't know your full plan for your list. This is just my initial thought.

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        Why would his unsub rate be any different than any other list?

        Of course if he does not send relevant content they will unsub, but isn't that true for any list? Regardless of the "freebie" used to entice them onto your list...

        Look at it as another way to build your list, don't make excuses why it won't work... At least not until you try it...

        Just my .02
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        • Profile picture of the author JR Consulting
          Originally Posted by Coby View Post

          Why would his unsub rate be any different than any other list?

          Of course if he does not send relevant content they will unsub, but isn't that true for any list? Regardless of the "freebie" used to entice them onto your list...

          Look at it as another way to build your list, don't make excuses why it won't work... At least not until you try it...

          Just my .02
          People are going crazy for G+ invites right now. Not saying it won't work, just saying that I'm interested in seeing what his unsub rate is once he starts mailing.

          If he provides tips on G+, sure people will probably stay. If he starts pitching/selling to them, they might not. Only time will tell.
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        • Profile picture of the author timpears
          Originally Posted by Coby View Post

          Of course if he does not send relevant content they will unsub, but isn't that true for any list? Regardless of the "freebie" used to entice them onto your list...
          Yes, but relevant to what? The list is pretty untargeted as best as I can see.
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          • Profile picture of the author jkennedy
            Originally Posted by timpears View Post

            Yes, but relevant to what? The list is pretty untargeted as best as I can see.
            Well, it's targeted to people who are into social networking, and more importantly, people who are willing to freely give me their email and subscribe to a list just to get into one. That tells me that they interested in social networking beyond the average user. I can giveaway freebies and helpful tuts and info, as well as seamlessly offer products and information packages they "need" to up their game with social networking.

            Let's take it a step further and plant the seed that "hey, did you know you can make money on your favorite social networks that you already use daily?" BAM! You just opened the door the sell the gazillion different "how to make money with social networking" products. Or "hey, I'll pay you an affiliate commission for every product sold and all you have to do is post this tiny little link to your wall". BAM!

            If you've got a decent size list, who knows? I'm just saying, I can think of about a million different ways to push this thing. My main goal originally in this thread was to present a creative idea that will help people understand how easy it can be to build a list if you just use a little brain juice. We could make an entirely new thread (I'm sure there are a plethora already) of what to do with that list once you have one.
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  • Profile picture of the author xxdksxx
    This is a very good thing to look into. Thanks for the tip just in case it turns into the next Facebook might as well be ready.
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  • Profile picture of the author wupdation
    thank you for the information !
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  • Profile picture of the author jkennedy
    Well, my particular blog focuses on "digital life" and basically internet and social being. I try not to get too niche-y with it to keep a broad focus.

    With this list I plan to make the first few newsletters keyed into Google+ and social networking. So far, my subscribers on this list come from a broad spectrum but they all share this interest. I will play on that interest with free and useful information to keep them thirsty and will progressively introduce new ideas and broaden the scope a bit while seamlessly introducing helpful information attached to products and resources with which I can produce a profit.

    One powerful thing I have been doing is focusing on communication on Google+ itself after they receive the invite. I introduce myself and begin a friendly conversation with them. With these conversations I am plucking juicy tidbits of information about their interests, what they do and so forth while building a sense of trust and friendship. This is as good as gold.

    I'll take that information and split up my list into several niche lists according to groups of interest (you can do the same thing with G+ circles to keep yourself organized). That's when the magic happens. They say the "money is in the list". I now know their interest. I now know what they need and want, and now...I can sell it to them.

    It sounds complex but it's a simple strategy, and if done properly, can amount to some serious cash flow. I welcome your input.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    If a big enough list gets made and the offers are right, good money can definitely be made.

    Think about CPA email submit offers. There wouldn't be any companies or marketers doing those offers if they didn't think they could make more then $1.50 or whatever on the backend.

    Seems to me that if you have a great backend and big numbers, the front end doesnt matter as much
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    • Profile picture of the author jkennedy
      Originally Posted by AYoungMillionaire View Post

      If a big enough list gets made and the offers are right, good money can definitely be made.

      Think about CPA email submit offers. There wouldn't be any companies or marketers doing those offers if they didn't think they could make more then $1.50 or whatever on the backend.

      Seems to me that if you have a great backend and big numbers, the front end doesnt matter as much
      It's definitely all about the numbers. This simple method won't produce a gigantic list, but it's good for grabbing a few subscribers for a side niche. You can keep it Google+ and social based and still grow it after invites are closed by attracting people with that similar interest. Bookoos of money is being made selling social based information.

      However, as I was talking about before, my goal with this list is to socialize with the users and build my lists primarily on Google+ (instead of simple email newsletters). With G+ circles, it's almost like sending to a mailing list, just through a social atmosphere where people will trust you more.

      You can organize your circles by niche interest and simply send your offers to individual circles. I want to jump on the bandwagon early so when Google+ opens up I will already have a good base of contacts which has to opportunity to grow exponentially by interacting with my contacts friends, and their friends an so forth adding them to my circles.

      I think it has the potential to produce a mass amount of followers if handled the right way.
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  • Profile picture of the author RSingha
    This shows that the old tried and true method of offering something that people want to build a list, WORKS.
    Offering something current or trendy, like GooglePlus invites, can quickly build large optin numbers.
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