I want to learn the best way to list build

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This technique, that technique, I feel like I'm a spinning drum :p Please lay it out for me, what's the best way to grow a list?
#build #learn #list
  • Profile picture of the author techservice
    What sort of list do you want to build?
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  • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
    I have a very lucrative niche in mind that is the kind of the bad boy cousin to IM. So the techniques are IM but useful in this niche where most don't have a clue of how to grow their business. I'm trying not to give it away, but you may be able to guess lol
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  • Profile picture of the author loi77
    Buy solo ads to start with.

    Once you've got enough subscribers you can do ad swap to grow list.

    The best places for these are WF and safe-swaps.com
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    • Profile picture of the author madzstar
      Originally Posted by loi77 View Post

      Buy solo ads to start with.

      Once you've got enough subscribers you can do ad swap to grow list.

      The best places for these are WF and safe-swaps.com
      David is right and has given the best answer.

      I have a whole series teaching how to get 1000 subscribers in less than a month if your interested.

      And most of the methods I use and show you are FREE 100%
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      • Profile picture of the author Kean Edson
        Originally Posted by madzstar View Post

        David is right and has given the best answer.

        I have a whole series teaching how to get 1000 subscribers in less than a month if your interested.

        And most of the methods I use and show you are FREE 100%
        Hi, I want to learn your methods, can you lend me some help? Thanks
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        • Profile picture of the author Birdi
          there are many ways to build a list:

          main thing is to set up your funnel:

          1. create a squeeze page/landing page ( invest in optimize press aewsome software for creating squeeze pages that convert)

          2. create a gift to give away free of value to your niche

          3. set up a autoresponder i use aweber, there are plenty of others... icontact, get response etc

          4. write up copy or bullet points selling the benefits of your free gift giveaway. rememebr to find a problem and you have the solution to the problem in your niche with your free gift.

          5. make sure your headline captures your niches interest.

          6. set up a blog where you are the authority in your niche... and build your relationship up with your list through your blog... or though your emails your choice.

          main thing is build your relationships with your customers

          birdi
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          • Profile picture of the author PattC
            I appreciate this discussion, as I am working my list. According to Kim Roach and some others, free advertising doesn't work as well as paid. Is that because the list just wants the freebies and is not interested in buying?
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            • Profile picture of the author Kal Sallam
              Originally Posted by PattC View Post

              I appreciate this discussion, as I am working my list. According to Kim Roach and some others, free advertising doesn't work as well as paid. Is that because the list just wants the freebies and is not interested in buying?
              You gotta have a "Solid Funnel" with a killer back-end, then all your focus should be on traffic generation.

              P.S. you can then sell this bad boy for 7k on flippa! And bam big money in the BANK!!
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  • Profile picture of the author ProvenViral
    How to start a list :

    #1 - Get yourself an autoresponder like aweber or getresponse

    #2 - Create a 7 day email autoresponder giving them quality content

    #3 - Upsell your list with your product(s)

    #4 - Follow up with newsletters to your list on daily updates to your product(s)

    These are the first steps to creating your list. The next steps would be to generate the traffic which you can either do organically or pay for via various media networks. I've done PPV which has boosted my list dramatically. This all depends on your forte and what you prefer doing, and which method works best for you

    Best of luck in building your list! It can be one of the best things you've ever done in the IM world.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dann Vicker
    There are three great ways I'll recommend you concentrate on if you want to build a massive list in a very short period of time. These are:

    Soloads: A soload is simply an endorsement of your product by someone else who already owns a big list, in exchange for a fee. Some of them can actually send you up to 3000 targeted people, and if your offer is great, you can easily get a list of 1200 – 1500 people overnight. And if you’ve added one-time offers, you’ll recover some of your costs instantly. I highly recommend this for everyone wishing to fasttrack his success.

    You stand a better chance of success by buying email promotions, otherwise called soloads. These can be found in the JV room of this forum, reed floren's soloaddirectory or safe-swaps.

    These though are basically for the IM niche. If you're in a non-IM niche, your best shot would be to contact ezine owners in these niches, probably best found in the directoryofezines.com

    Adswaps: Having built a list with your soloads, you should now exchange email endorsements with other marketers looking to build their lists. This way, you could send 100 – 200 people to his free offer, while he does the same for you. This way, you can potentially increase your list by 2000 subscribers in a month.

    Launching a 100% commission product: Creating a product, and finding affiliates who will promote for you can potentially help you build a massive list very fast, especially if you have an exit offer that redirects to your squeeze page. You can launch your product as a wso on the warriorforum, or on clickbank both of which have a great deal of affiliates.


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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    some good tips have already been mentioned charlotte but i will give you a few more

    1. make sure you are 100% positive that your niche is a lucrative niche

    2. create a great, very high value free offer to build your list with

    3. create an awesome product which you can sell to your list and (maybe use) as your OTO if you choose to do so and price it at $5 - $7 because at this stage you want to seperate your
    freebie seekers from the ones that have the ability to pay

    4. set up your auto-responder so you ALWAYS segment your buyers from your prospects

    5. build your list super fast using solo ads and as long as you have a good funnel in place you will often make money which will pay for your solo ad and then rinse and repeat

    6. create more low priced products and sell them to your list

    these are a few tips to get you going

    paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Exel
    Here is the basic overview of the method I've been using for building my list.
    It is not by any means the only or the best way for building a list but it works very well.

    Step 1: Create a squeeze page

    Step 2: Create a free gift

    Step 3: Sign up with an autoresponder

    Step 4: Create a new list and opt-in form in autoresponder

    Step 5: Connect opt-in form to your squeeze page

    Step 6: Drive traffic to your squeeze page

    When people get on your list you decide what you send to your list and how often
    Send a good mix of free content and paid offers, build a relationship with your list
    and the success will certainly come.
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    • Profile picture of the author Manie Amari
      Originally Posted by Exel View Post

      Here is the basic overview of the method I've been using for building my list.
      It is not by any means the only or the best way for building a list but it works very well.

      Step 1: Create a squeeze page

      Step 2: Create a free gift

      Step 3: Sign up with an autoresponder

      Step 4: Create a new list and opt-in form in autoresponder

      Step 5: Connect opt-in form to your squeeze page

      Step 6: Drive traffic to your squeeze page

      When people get on your list you decide what you send to your list and how often
      Send a good mix of free content and paid offers, build a relationship with your list
      and the success will certainly come.
      Everything above but use paid advertising. Quick targeted traffic to your squeeze page should get your list going.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Integrate your squeeze page to your site and do some SEO for it. I can attest that if you have a squeeze page/good follow up messages on your site even if you are receiving only 50 visitors a day, you will be making some good money. The income might not be much but you won't have to borrow to pay hosting/domain/ and a few others.
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  • Profile picture of the author KevinW
    Setup squeeze pages and get targetted traffic from PPC and Youtube.
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  • Profile picture of the author BobTheAutomator
    If you are looking for a good squeeze page template check out 78.4% Opt In Squeeze Page - Free Download!

    It's free, simple and converts really well. Its the one I'm currently using on my sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eleanor
    Like other have said, the basics are to set up an autoresponder with great free content to send to your list. Second is to actually build that list using traffic generation to a free offer.

    Ideally, you want to start somewhere where you don't have to invest huge amounts of money - if you think your niche is really that lucrative then you could opt for solo ads and PPC/PPV but you might want to consider a free WSO, 100% commission WSO (which is better because you'll get buyers on your list) and then there's always trying to get your free product on the back-end of a high quality WSO or product so you can list build from their buyers.

    Hope that helps

    Eleanor
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  • Profile picture of the author Linkology
    There are some great replies and information for you here... if you ever get stuck though and need any One on One help, just contact me as List Building is all I do.
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  • Profile picture of the author sirtiman
    I have an autopilot subscribers from my blogging. It works for my list building effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author Des Lau
    Yep, it's all said in the replies above.

    My best advice is to get your sales funnel all setup, spend a lot of time on it, map it out and get an opinion on it from a fellow IM'er. Subscribe to it yourself and test out the element of how the emails present in live situation.

    The aim is not to sell. But to build a relationship to sell.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeMarin
    Here is some GOLD for anyone willing to listen.

    If you want to build a list your have to remember that all list are NOT created equal. A buyers list is worth at least 10x times more than a list of freebie seekers. With that said most people will not do the following but it is without a doubt the BEST way to build a list.

    Step 1: You need to meet someone who is actively growing a large list IN PERSON

    Yea, this means that you actually need to get out in the world and stop hiding behind your computer which so many unsuccessful IM'ers do. The most effective way to meet someone is still in person...not with a email. Meeting these kind of people is not as difficult as you think

    Step 2: Learn how to create a valuable product that complements his/her person's customer base.

    You can do this by simply asking them what they need. And creating valuable products is pretty simple once you understand how people learn. I would recommend checking out a product called 48hourreport or something like that. It's by Jason Fladlien

    Step 3: Ask this marketer to place it on his download page so his customers receive it as a gift once they buy their product.

    And the only thing that it requires to get the gift is their name and email address.

    Simple.

    Plus your getting a list of BUYERS!!!

    Believe when I tell you this works. In fact, I know someone who built a buyers list of 30,000 in a year and a half for FREE.
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  • Profile picture of the author madzstar
    oh n it also depends on how much u want to spend
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  • Profile picture of the author gasman
    I can tell you this. When building a list you need to reach the correct audience for the product or service you are offering of coarse, but building the list is the easy part. It's keeping the list that takes more work. To do this you need to be careful about what you send your list and make sure it's not a bunch of junk mail. If you want to keep your list you need to make them want to stay with valuable information.
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  • Profile picture of the author savvybizbuilder
    Last thing, make sure you have a good reason why should they opt-in.
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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    The best part of list building is that it's NOT affected by the 10 million algorithm changes implemented by google every day.
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  • Profile picture of the author macker2298
    Nice thread, a lot of good info on how to build and improve your current list
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  • Profile picture of the author ctzulu
    they all like free gifts !! -confirmed
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  • Profile picture of the author sundown16
    Hi Charlotte

    First of all, list building should ALWAYS be in the forefront of every marketer's plan
    no matter what they are promoting. Most newbies go to place like ClickBank, grab a
    high gravity product and promote.. and then wonder why they're struggling
    List building should be your only focus when starting out.

    Build a squeeze... promising an awesome free product.. good solid followup with email
    series ... and build up trust and credibility and the sales will come
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  • Profile picture of the author Successathome
    Ok this is what you do, first familiarize yourself with a problem that is in your niche audience. For instance in the Network Marketing Niche Network marketers all want to know how to get leads or more people to talk to.

    Then either create a training or find a free dowloadable report that you can give away for free. Next put that report on a capture or squeeze page. Within the headline of the page you want to state the obvious so continuing with my example your headline should say something like

    "Are You A Network Marketer Who's Tired of Chasing Your Friends and Family, Would You Like to Discover The Secret Techniques to Getting 50 Leads A Day From People Just Begging To Join Your Business, Download My Free Report To Learn How"

    Something to that effect, basically state the problem, state a compelling result, and position your report as the solution. Once you've built yourself a good Squeeze Page make sure that what ever articles you write or what ever post you make anywhere on the internet points back to that page.

    Check out a page I created at lawrencewheeler.com/listbuildingblueprint to get an idea and I hope this helps ok
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  • Profile picture of the author John Racine
    My list building went a little different than most. I built my list by creating a product and sold it on the Warrior forum giving 100% commission. It helped to drive affiliate traffic.

    Big mistake I made was not having a backend offer. Had I done that, I could have made a little money and increased the epc so I could have attracted more affiliates.

    I was able to get an interview with Lee McIntyre about list building and that was my 1st product. I then took the process of creating the 1st wso and showed people how to do the same thing and that was my second wso.

    I really like building a list of buyers, I find they are way more apt to be responsive to subsequent offers than the freebies, but I build freebies and convert as many as I can too.

    My 2 cents.

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