How would you monetize this E-Mail list of 5,000 subscribers?

by Michael Nolan Banned
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I have an e-mail list of about 5,000 subscribers. I essentially told them I would be e-mailing them a joke a day. The niche generally consists of middle aged women. Is there a good way to go about monetizing this list? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  • Profile picture of the author Brendan Vraibel
    The easy answer would be some type of affiliate hard cover dvd of a stand up special or something of that sort but I'm blanking after that.

    Just out of curiosity but did you have a plan to monetize it when you started collecting the emails?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexander K
    Did you mention anything else beside jokes? That makes it trickier, you don't want them to feel they got lied too.

    Here is an idea. I think coupons and/or deals of that nature could work well. Start off first by mentioning you found this deal or coupon you thought they would all like. Share it, don't do a strong sales pitch. But do ask if they would like you to share a few deals a week you come across after the joke. Give them time to respond, then hopefully over %50 well respond yes.

    Share those results, after the usual jokes, promise never to promote anything bad, and then continue on from there. They'll be happier, knowing they had a choice in the matter.

    Edit: On that note, you could also ask them what kind of coupons / deals they are interested in. Maybe once a week or a few times a month, follow up with similar questions to keep track of what they want.
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  • Profile picture of the author traderbenji
    I just typed "joke affiliate offer" into google and came up with a stack of stuff. Every now and then add something as a sig to the email, but make sure you keep the jokes flowing.
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  • Profile picture of the author ErikNilsson
    You Can Monetize this way
    1 Week) Jokes
    2 Week) Jokes+Free Coupons/Deals
    3 Week) Jokes+ A product
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  • Profile picture of the author kolbywhite28
    How the hell do you get 5,000 middle-aged women who are interested in jokes to subscribe to your mailing list?
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexander K
      Originally Posted by kolbywhite28 View Post

      How the hell do you get 5,000 middle-aged women who are interested in jokes to subscribe to your mailing list?
      Simple. Pretend you are George Clooney.
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    • Profile picture of the author JosephTate
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      You could look up Amazon for joke related books..I am pretty sure there are tons of those on their shelves!
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  • Profile picture of the author Russel Mogul
    We need more information, like what niche etc because it depends how responsive the list is, you could probably make money from solo e-mail drops.
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  • Profile picture of the author clarentino
    I think you should monetize based on demographics. It would be hard to sell simply based on jokes-related items. Perhaps you can promote special offers catered to middle-aged women like clothing items or make-ups.
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    • Profile picture of the author golf69
      I think trying a demographic based offer is a great idea on this...Great job in building your list though!!! Most people NEVER even get that far.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dominis Marketing
    Middle aged woman...hmmm..Aside from sending them jokes to keep them
    young, offer diet info products, relationship tips, and self-improvement.

    It's a good thing that you're making them laugh. You're anchoring a happy
    emotion with them whenever they open your email.

    I bet you have a high open rate?

    The only issue I see is if you send the offers along with the joke, they might not
    purchase because they're already happy and feeling well.

    Maybe send the offers as a separate email broadcast.
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