Not Another Useless Email!
Personally, I got my start in list building through the use of Joint Venture Giveaways. I've also written on the subject based on my experiences in JV Giveaways (did a WSO actually). My writing was based on the presumption that you would be interested in becoming a contributor in JV Giveaways and therefore building your list.
However, let me turn it on it’s head for a moment. You should also consider participating in JV Giveaways as a CUSTOMER not just a contributor.
Now, why would I say this…
Quite simply this. If you participate as a customer you will be given access to free content in exchange for supplying you email address. Okay, this content may be good, bad or indifferent of course.
The point is that once you’re on someones JV Giveaway list they will CONTINUE to send you information, free gifts etc. into the future. Some of this content will probably be PLR (Private Label Rights) content which means you would be able to use it and adapt it for your own needs in list building.
Some of the content is actually excellent!
The bottom line is don’t be too hasty to get off someones list. Over time you’ll be able to evaluate if the information is of good quality or even re-usable. An awful lot of the information I use is “pointed out” to me and I would not, necessarily, be aware of it had I not been on certain lists – I am on MANY lists by the way.
I would definitely make one very important exception to this. If you are the kind of person who gets easily distracted by different “ get rich quick” schemes hitting your inbox it may be best to keep your participation on lists to a minimum and just stay subscribed to those that you know provide you with value.
In other words, once you have got your online “plan” worked out – stick to it and don’t be distracted by all the latest shiny objects to hit the scene.
I really don't look at the large number of emails I receive every day as a nuisance - more as a potential gold mine.
Appreciate your thoughts on this also - how do you run your email and what is your opinion on being on numerous marketer's lists?
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