Is my list worthless?

by Wide
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Well, I don't actually have a list yet but thinking about building one.

I own a "download manual" website, where users can download manuals for free (got some rare ones too). I can easily make them signup to a list, by emailing the manuals to them after signup (as a part of the "download progress").

But how do I profit from that list?


Regards,
Kenneth
#list #worthless
  • Profile picture of the author dotgirish
    If you get a good amount of users, infact you might end up with selling software and other tools to this set of users. I feel it could be a set of online buying users. Once you collect the email ids, You can provide useful information periodically (may be once in 15 days) and promotions once in a month, If you engage with your list member conversion can sky rocket.
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    • Profile picture of the author Wide
      Originally Posted by dotgirish View Post

      If you get a good amount of users, infact you might end up with selling software and other tools to this set of users. I feel it could be a set of online buying users. Once you collect the email ids, You can provide useful information periodically (may be once in 15 days) and promotions once in a month, If you engage with your list member conversion can sky rocket.
      But how? One user might be downloading a Ford Tractor manual from 1960, while another download a manual for a new Nokia phone.

      I guess i know what kind of products they are interested in, based on the manual they download. Guess the way to go is to create separate lists for each category.

      Ex. all tractor manuals will have their own list. People downloading those manuals will be put on that list. Same goes with phones, cars etc.
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  • Yes, you need to create a different list for each niche, so you can email them about product/services/contents that relate to their interests. The more targeted your list is, the more interested they'll be in your email contents.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    your best to create some of your own products and sell them to your list

    depending how many opt ins you get i would include a OTO (one time offer)

    even if you only sell a report, guide or ebook for $5 it`s still worth it because they your own customers and you own them. It doesnt havent to be anything fancy just as long as it`s top quality

    paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Wide
    Seems like a good plan.
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  • Profile picture of the author goindeep
    Originally Posted by Wide View Post

    Well, I don't actually have a list yet but thinking about building one.

    I own a "download manual" website, where users can download manuals for free (got some rare ones too). I can easily make them signup to a list, by emailing the manuals to them after signup (as a part of the "download progress").

    But how do I profit from that list?


    Regards,
    Kenneth
    Ahh, well... look.

    Seeing as you don't have a list.

    Yes it is worthless.

    Best of luck with that.

    -Andrei
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  • Profile picture of the author greatestmj
    Once you have a list of emails, you can try selling products through mails. Thats what email marketing is?
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  • lead with value, provide them with useful references to tools that may help them

    valuable information that will interest them

    build a relationship with them so that they begin to trust and like you

    people buy from people they like and trust
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonParker
    Doesn't sound too lucrative.

    What could you possibly offer to that list?

    Anything with high commissions?

    Any big ticket offers?

    Any continuity offers?

    If the manuals are all for electronics, for example, then you may be able to monetize the list by offering electronics.

    I just don't see it being a very profitable list to have.
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    • Profile picture of the author Wide
      Originally Posted by JasonParker View Post

      Doesn't sound too lucrative.

      What could you possibly offer to that list?

      Anything with high commissions?

      Any big ticket offers?

      Any continuity offers?

      If the manuals are all for electronics, for example, then you may be able to monetize the list by offering electronics.

      I just don't see it being a very profitable list to have.
      That was my first concern as well.
      Not sure what to offer, but it kinda make it a bit easier by grouping the visitors into different lists, related to the product category.
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Originally Posted by Wide View Post

    I own a "download manual" website, where users can download manuals for free (got some rare ones too).
    Kenneth
    FREE is your problem, it's not easy turning freebie seekers into buyers with CC on hand...
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    • Profile picture of the author Wide
      Originally Posted by salegurus View Post

      FREE is your problem, it's not easy turning freebie seekers into buyers with CC on hand...
      Normally I would agree, but these are not freebie seekers.
      They have a product and need a manual for it. They search Google and find one, that's about it.

      Guess my best bet is to put them into different lists and try to promote related offers/products/services.

      Might not work in all categories, but probably some.
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