How to make thousands of little $2/month money making machines (list list list and LIST DANGIT!)

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Just a thread for the newbies out there, and for the oldbies (is that a word?) who are still struggling to make consistent money online.

So, in the title of the thread I promised to show you how to make thousands of $2/month money making machines that last for years to come without making more than a $1 initial investment.

Well here's a hint: its called list building. Each subscriber is worth $1-$2/month for years to come if you do it right. If you haven't been building a list, START NOW!!! I've been in IM for about 5 years and although I've made money, I've always ended up broke again, even after a big success, that is, until I started building a list.

You see, the internet marketing world is changing all of the time, google updates their algorithm and marketer's $10k/month websites fall to page 10 of google and they're broke. If you put your traffic building efforts into building a list then a Penguin or Panda update won't affect your business, because you still have all of your subscribers.

Notice that you NEVER see people posting on WF saying "I have a list but I'm not making money!" while there are plenty of people who post saying "my site dropped in the listings and i lost my income" or "help me make some money fast"

It took me almost 5 years to learn that I should simply focus on my list and ONLY my list. I kept telling myself that I'd make a little money and then use that to make my list building easy, I kept telling myself I'd get around to it. DROP EVERYTHING NOW UNTIL YOU HAVE A LIST.

So build an opt-in page, if you're a designer you can make one easy, if not join the war room and there are tons of squeeze page templates given away for FREE there. It doesn't have to be fancy, a simple squeeze page will get you started.

Write an ebook or video guide or something and offer it as a reward for opting in, if you don't feel like you can do this, join the War Room and there are tons of ebooks and guides given away with redistribution rights.

Make your squeeze page just like a sales page, but then surprise your visitors by giving them your guide for free, just make them opt-in for it.

Sign up for Aweber's $1 trial, and set it up with your squeeze page.

Put a link to your squeeze page here in your signature on warriorforum (if your niche is IM, otherwise, put your link in your signature on a different forum). Participate actively in that forum. I used to think I wouldn't get any subscribers from a signature, BUT I DO. It works, try it.

If you have $40-$80 to invest, find a good solo ad offer here on warriorforum with good warrior reviews and BUY IT. Make sure that with this option on your thank-you page after somebody opts in you try to sell them a one-time-offer, so that you can make back money from your solo ad.

Make sure you set up Aweber to send an automatic follow up email with another free gift to each subscriber, to make them trust you more.

Sent out three broadcasts to your list each week, two that sell things and one that gives something away completely free. FOCUS ON HELPING YOUR LIST AND THEY WILL EAT OUT OF YOUR HAND.

Anyway, if anybody was on the fence about building a list, I hope this clears up your doubts, its really the BEST way to make money in any niche, online or offline.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Sardi
    It is true that building a list is really important but you should also note that you need to keep refreshing your list with new people...
    Lists tend to get "burned out" after a while...
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    • Profile picture of the author Matthieu Miser
      Originally Posted by Justin Sardi View Post

      It is true that building a list is really important but you should also note that you need to keep refreshing your list with new people...
      Lists tend to get "burned out" after a while...
      Very true, I should have mentioned that, thank you
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      • Profile picture of the author ksmusselman
        I'm in the process now of doing just this exact thing - finally!!

        1. My opt-in/squeeze page is in place.
        2. My image-mapped graphic opt-in is on my blog's sidebar.
        3. I have a month of autoresponder messages in place, and will be building that out to a year... on a weekly basis.
        4. Now it's Traffic Building time to direct people to the opt-in page!

        I'm actually looking forward to some interaction with some PEOPLE (not list numbers LOL) who sign up, like getting asked questions that I can answer, etc.

        I've been active on a couple of forums and more on YouTube too. I'm getting regular YT subscribers and getting more traffic from that venue too.
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        • Profile picture of the author Matthieu Miser
          Originally Posted by ksmusselman View Post

          I'm in the process now of doing just this exact thing - finally!!

          1. My opt-in/squeeze page is in place.
          2. My image-mapped graphic opt-in is on my blog's sidebar.
          3. I have a month of autoresponder messages in place, and will be building that out to a year... on a weekly basis.
          4. Now it's Traffic Building time to direct people to the opt-in page!

          I'm actually looking forward to some interaction with some PEOPLE (not list numbers LOL) who sign up, like getting asked questions that I can answer, etc.

          I've been active on a couple of forums and more on YouTube too. I'm getting regular YT subscribers and getting more traffic from that venue too.
          Nice work!! keep it up!
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    • Profile picture of the author Deepak Media
      Originally Posted by Justin Sardi View Post

      It is true that building a list is really important but you should also note that you need to keep refreshing your list with new people...
      Lists tend to get "burned out" after a while...
      And the best way is to have a steady flow of new leads. Video marketing and content marketing are great ways to keep getting new leads and subscribers.

      And if you don't want to do content marketing then have a product in your niche and let affiliates promote it. Give away 70% affiliate commission or more. You get a steady stream of buyers into your list
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  • Profile picture of the author Black Monolith
    Hum, yes but how to not be intrusive in list building? I always find it hard to leave my email to an internet site...

    Sorry maybe a stupid question, i have not tried list building before.
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    • Profile picture of the author Matthieu Miser
      Originally Posted by Black Monolith View Post

      Hum, yes but how to not be intrusive in list building? I always find it hard to leave my email to an internet site...

      Sorry maybe a stupid question, i have not tried list building before.
      Good question.

      Make sure your optin page doesn't look spammy (an example would be something that has two lines of text saying "MAKE $45K in 7 DAYS JUST ENTER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS HERE blah blah.."). You could take a look at the link in my signature for an example.

      Also, once you have subscribers, be sure not to email them more than about 3 times per week, and make sure that you give away plenty of helpful stuff to your list instead of just sending promotion after promotion after promotion.

      When you do sell stuff to your list, make sure you try the product you're selling them first so that you can give them an honest review, your list will love you for providing good products for them to buy.

      Does that answer your question?
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      • Profile picture of the author Black Monolith
        Yes, good content, I'm definitly going to try it, as the saying goes "the money is in the list" and saying are rarely wrong.
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      • Profile picture of the author ksmusselman
        Originally Posted by Matthieu Miser View Post

        Good question.

        Make sure your optin page doesn't look spammy (an example would be something that has two lines of text saying "MAKE $45K in 7 DAYS JUST ENTER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS HERE blah blah.."). You could take a look at the link in my signature for an example.

        Also, once you have subscribers, be sure not to email them more than about 3 times per week, and make sure that you give away plenty of helpful stuff to your list instead of just sending promotion after promotion after promotion.

        When you do sell stuff to your list, make sure you try the product you're selling them first so that you can give them an honest review, your list will love you for providing good products for them to buy.

        Does that answer your question?
        My thoughts exactly. My signature has my blog link in it so you can see the graphic opt-in on the right sidebar. That links to the video squeeze page.

        As for valuable content, that's crucial. And never oversell or make every email an affiliate offer.

        Right now my initial emails are set to every two days for the first 27 days, then once a week, and they're all just small articles with non-affiliate resources.

        Once I see how responsive the list is and how open to interaction the people are, I'll start adding one affiliate link in every other email but it will always accompany a solid article.

        My best, best suggestion for how to build your list - subscribe to other lists! I have a handful of favorites that I've been subscribed to for years, and so I've gone back and really looked at what they're sending me and why I stick with them. And I'm modeling that.

        If you want some good people to follow, people that provide REAL content and VALUE to their lists without overbearing affiliate programs, here's my top subscriptions and what I see as their areas of expertise. Just Google their names and stop by their websites or their YouTube channels and opt-in.

        Tiffany Dow - PLR and Writing
        Nicole Dean - PLR and Writing
        John Lagoudakis - Internet Marketing
        Andy Jenkins - Video
        Willie Crawford - Affiliate Marketing
        Sarah Staar - Niche Sites and Google AdSense
        Nate Rivers/Strayblogger - Blogging and Niche Sites
        JayKay Bak "The Unselfish Marketer" - Awesome Short Video Tutorials
        Lisa Irby - Building Websites, Blogging and Facebook
        Jeremy Watson - IM (he's new to my "collection" LOL)

        (I actually have plans in the near future after I've built up my own list to interview each of these people - if I can. )
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    • Profile picture of the author ksmusselman
      Originally Posted by Black Monolith View Post

      Hum, yes but how to not be intrusive in list building? I always find it hard to leave my email to an internet site...

      Sorry maybe a stupid question, i have not tried list building before.
      If I'm not interested in the site as a whole or if I "must" subscribe in order to access the blog, then I won't. In other words, I don't want to HAVE to subscribe in order to access a blog.

      And that's how I've set my opt-in page and graphic too. No one "must" opt in to access my blog. If they like the blog or want the ebook, they're more likely to sign up for a newsletter.
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      • Profile picture of the author CassAngel
        Excellent post and valuable advice.

        Can I just ask what the average 'useful' lifespan of a list member is reckoned to be?

        i.e. how long after joining the list do they stop being potentially profit-making on average?

        Thanks,
        Cass
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        • Profile picture of the author ksmusselman
          Originally Posted by CassAngel View Post

          Excellent post and valuable advice.

          Can I just ask what the average 'useful' lifespan of a list member is reckoned to be?

          i.e. how long after joining the list do they stop being potentially profit-making on average?

          Thanks,
          Cass
          As a long time subscriber of my favorites, that's subjective actually. I've been on lists for YEARS. I may not buy anything for a while then all of a sudden, one or more of them comes up with something that's too good to pass up.

          In the meantime, I keep subscribed so I can keep learning from them. They've all been in IM a lot longer than I have and I wouldn't stay subscribed if I wasn't continually learning.

          This is how I'm modeling my newsletter - relationship first, valuable content that helps your readers, make it interactive, sales is secondary.

          My thoughts are if you base your newsletter on real value with the main option to HELP people, not SELL to people, you're going to be more successful in the long run. Why? Because the people on your list will want to share it with other people, who will then sign up based on word of mouth.

          I believe your list needs to be an extension of your blog. You wouldn't have ads all over your blog and ads threading through every one of your articles. You shouldn't have it splattered all over your newsletters either.

          I want to model myself after my favorites because they know what it takes to keep ME on THEIR list, whether I buy anything or not, because the information they provide to their readers is priceless - and I aspire to have a readership like they do.
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          • Profile picture of the author livo
            Day after day i receive emails from Internet Marketers stating the money is in the list!
            And how true this is!

            When i first started in IM i tried method after method and nothing worked for me.
            It was only when i started list building that the sales started to come in.

            One thing to remember though is make sure your list is targeted to what you are selling.
            It is no good having a list of 5000 people who have subscribed to say health and beauty products and then sending them information like gambling or whatever.

            Yes the money is in the list!
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            • Profile picture of the author Matthieu Miser
              Originally Posted by livo View Post

              Day after day i receive emails from Internet Marketers stating the money is in the list!
              And how true this is!

              When i first started in IM i tried method after method and nothing worked for me.
              It was only when i started list building that the sales started to come in.

              One thing to remember though is make sure your list is targeted to what you are selling.
              It is no good having a list of 5000 people who have subscribed to say health and beauty products and then sending them information like gambling or whatever.

              Yes the money is in the list!
              Hahaha I think one of the reasons it took me so long to get started on list building is that people said "the money is in the list" so often that I became deaf to it

              And yes, it is very important that your subscribers are targeted. I actually divide my IM list into seperate lists for subscribers gained from my signature, subscribers gained from youtube, ect.
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  • Profile picture of the author jgant
    I'm with you. I made great money with SEO, only to have it chopped down. Am now focusing ONLY on building 1 list. Didn't take long to get the hang of it. I just did what other successful listbuilders suggested to do on this forum. A couple WSOs helped me jumpstart the process and motivate me.
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    • Profile picture of the author mrbrimp
      Hi,can i ask what wso's your using to build your list?

      cheers

      jason
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      • Profile picture of the author ksmusselman
        Originally Posted by mrbrimp View Post

        Hi,can i ask what wso's your using to build your list?

        cheers

        jason
        May I ask why you would need a WSO to build your list? I'm asking because WSOs aren't the be-all end-all to everything in IM, let alone in building a list. :confused:
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        • Profile picture of the author Justin Sardi
          Originally Posted by ksmusselman View Post

          May I ask why you would need a WSO to build your list? I'm asking because WSOs aren't the be-all end-all to everything in IM, let alone in building a list. :confused:
          You don't need a WSO to build your list, but it is a good place to start for sure...
          I have found that having a list of WSO buyers is really helpful when promoting similar WSO's to your list... I have used other list building strategies but have always had the best results with a buyers list...
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          • Profile picture of the author ksmusselman
            Originally Posted by Justin Sardi View Post

            You don't need a WSO to build your list, but it is a good place to start for sure...
            I have found that having a list of WSO buyers is really helpful when promoting similar WSO's to your list... I have used other list building strategies but have always had the best results with a buyers list...
            Okay, since I'm still new to list building, as in zero subscribers because I just got everything set up :p ... are you saying that you use a WSO as an incentive to get opt-ins or as an upsell after an opt-in?

            Thanks for any insight you can provide here!
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            • Profile picture of the author Justin Sardi
              Originally Posted by ksmusselman View Post

              Okay, since I'm still new to list building, as in zero subscribers because I just got everything set up :p ... are you saying that you use a WSO as an incentive to get opt-ins or as an upsell after an opt-in?

              Thanks for any insight you can provide here!
              Well, you can do both of those things but I was talking about launching a WSO of your own to build a buyers list...
              You can use a WSO or something else as incentive in order to get people to opt in but then you have a list of people that like free things and not a buyers list... If you have a list that is compiled of people that like free things you can send out follow up emails with an upsell or something that they have to buy and then keep the buyers off of that list to make your buyers list... You don't have to do that last part but a buyers list will convert better...
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              • Profile picture of the author ksmusselman
                Originally Posted by Justin Sardi View Post

                Well, you can do both of those things but I was talking about launching a WSO of your own to build a buyers list...
                You can use a WSO or something else as incentive in order to get people to opt in but then you have a list of people that like free things and not a buyers list... If you have a list that is compiled of people that like free things you can send out follow up emails with an upsell or something that they have to buy and then keep the buyers off of that list to make your buyers list... You don't have to do that last part but a buyers list will convert better...
                Aaahh. Thank you for that explanation. I'll have to do some research on how to create and launch a product. Cool.
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  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    Yes, I agreed with you that a list is important, but having a responsive list is equally important too, do maintain your list so you have a quality list instead of a dead list.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedHat39
    Actually you do see this occasionally.

    Some people recognize that they need to build a list but after doing so have no clue on how to monetize it.

    I have a friend that is exactly in that situation. She blogs and is active on several forums linking back to a squeeze page but would rarely email her list.

    When I asked her why all she had to say was "I have no idea what to email them."

    My response was "What do you blog about? Send emails about that and include an affiliate link at the end of the email."

    She said "Duh, why didn't I think of that..."

    Email marketing is a skill in itself and building the list is just the first part of the process.

    Originally Posted by Matthieu Miser View Post

    Notice that you NEVER see people posting on WF saying "I have a list but I'm not making money!" while there are plenty of people who post saying "my site dropped in the listings and i lost my income" or "help me make some money fast"
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    • Profile picture of the author ksmusselman
      Originally Posted by RedHat39 View Post

      Actually you do see this occasionally.

      Some people recognize that they need to build a list but after doing so have no clue on how to monetize it.

      I have a friend that is exactly in that situation. She blogs and is active on several forums linking back to a squeeze page but would rarely email her list.

      When I asked her why all she had to say was "I have no idea what to email them."
      That's been my attitude for years too, which is why I started staying subscribed to a select few lists myself just to see how they did it.

      YouTube has been really helpful too in getting a feel for what to do next. There are some great tutorial videos there for how to build a list from scratch, what to send to them and how to maintain it.

      Once I get a couple of subscribers that like my newsletter, I'm sure I'll gain more confidence. :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark72
    I Like the words of wisdom.

    It took me a couple of years in IM before I started building a list as well.

    I do however like to test altenative marketing strategies like twitter (which is kind of like a "poor man's list" of sorts).
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    • Profile picture of the author samjaynz
      I totally agree my friend. I recently blogged about this actually, because I really believe that building up a solid list is the most important thing you can do for long-term success.

      Heck, if you're feeling uber-broke you don't even need to register a domain name; just use the Aweber page they provide you (although I don't recommend doing this)

      Remember that if you build a kickass list, your business isn't going to disappear overnight. However, you might have all the first page rankings in the world, but when Google decides it doesn't like EMDs, or articles over 1000 words, or content that contains the letter "a", then you won't lose your business.

      This method doesn't even require Google or SEO at all.
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      • Profile picture of the author ksmusselman
        Originally Posted by samjaynz View Post

        ...but when Google decides it doesn't like ... content that contains the letter "a", then you won't lose your business.
        ROFLMAO!!! I shouldn't laugh because Google's gotten to be very "bitchy" lately, like it's going "through the change" so we don't know what it's going to do next!
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          Originally Posted by ksmusselman View Post

          ROFLMAO!!! I shouldn't laugh because Google's gotten to be very "bitchy" lately, like it's going "through the change" so we don't know what it's going to do next!
          Well the letter "a" is very spammy; I mean spammers use the letter "a", therefore it MUST be spam.

          ALL sites using the letter "a" must be punished, excluding our most valued (not to mention highly-paying) partners.
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          • Profile picture of the author ksmusselman
            Originally Posted by samjaynz View Post

            Well the letter "a" is very spammy; I mean spammers use the letter "a", therefore it MUST be spam.

            ALL sites using the letter "a" must be punished, excluding our most valued (not to mention highly-paying) partners.
            Yes, we must laugh at this because otherwise we'd all be crying! ROFLMAO
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  • Profile picture of the author Jmw12393
    I got some questions based on List Building..

    When I purchase Solo adds and I direct them to my squeeze page, would it be wiser to send them to a Free-Ebook or direct them to a cheap upsell product?

    I've honestly been lost when it comes to building an Email List for about two months and I really need to get started.
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    • Profile picture of the author Matthieu Miser
      Originally Posted by Jmw12393 View Post

      I got some questions based on List Building..

      When I purchase Solo adds and I direct them to my squeeze page, would it be wiser to send them to a Free-Ebook or direct them to a cheap upsell product?

      I've honestly been lost when it comes to building an Email List for about two months and I really need to get started.
      Make sure that in order to get them to opt in you give them a free product in exchange for their email. Once they've already opted in I recommend directing them to an upsell product from your thankyou page.
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      • Wow. 33 posts on list building and not a single reference to the importance of knowing what the h-e-double-hockey-sticks you're talking about when you mail your list.

        fLufF
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        • Profile picture of the author ksmusselman
          Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

          Wow. 33 posts on list building and not a single reference to the importance of knowing what the h-e-double-hockey-sticks you're talking about when you mail your list.

          fLufF
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          How did you miss my post? This is not a reference to the importance of knowing what the "h-e-double-hockey-sticks you're talking about?"
          "My best, best suggestion for how to build your list - subscribe to other lists! I have a handful of favorites that I've been subscribed to for years, and so I've gone back and really looked at what they're sending me and why I stick with them. And I'm modeling that.

          If you want some good people to follow, people that provide REAL content and VALUE to their lists without overbearing affiliate programs, here's my top subscriptions and what I see as their areas of expertise. Just Google their names and stop by their websites or their YouTube channels and opt-in.

          Tiffany Dow - PLR and Writing
          Nicole Dean - PLR and Writing
          John Lagoudakis - Internet Marketing
          Andy Jenkins - Video
          Willie Crawford - Affiliate Marketing
          Sarah Staar - Niche Sites and Google AdSense
          Nate Rivers/Strayblogger - Blogging and Niche Sites
          JayKay Bak "The Unselfish Marketer" - Awesome Short Video Tutorials
          Lisa Irby - Building Websites, Blogging and Facebook
          Jeremy Watson - IM (he's new to my "collection" LOL)"
          Of course it is! Because it goes beyond the "mechanics" of building a list and talks about building VALUE. You obviously can't build value unless you already know what you're talking about. Your subscribers aren't going to stay subscribers if you don't know what you're talking about, and they're certainly not going to share your newsletter with their network if you don't know what you're talking about.

          But if you follow the best of the best, you'll know what it is that keeps YOU subscribed, so you'll have a solid foundation on what you need to do to keep YOUR subscribers on your list.
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        • Profile picture of the author Justin Sardi
          Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

          Wow. 33 posts on list building and not a single reference to the importance of knowing what the h-e-double-hockey-sticks you're talking about when you mail your list.

          fLufF
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          I kind of figured that knowing what you are talking about when you mail your list kind of went without saying... It is a professional business relationship.
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        • Profile picture of the author RedHat39
          Actually that was the point of my post #17

          Some people realize they need to build a list but then get stuck with what to do with one after they have it.

          And this is more common than you think...

          in the offline world small business owners are totally clueless what to do with their lists.


          Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

          Wow. 33 posts on list building and not a single reference to the importance of knowing what the h-e-double-hockey-sticks you're talking about when you mail your list.

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      • Profile picture of the author Jmw12393
        Originally Posted by Matthieu Miser View Post

        Make sure that in order to get them to opt in you give them a free product in exchange for their email. Once they've already opted in I recommend directing them to an upsell product from your thankyou page.

        This was how I was going to do it, I was first going to purchase a solo add where they will be brought to my squeeze page, they op-tin and after they op-tin, an email will be sent to them with their free e-book, Now here's what I was going to do, Along with that email with the e-book I was going to promote a cheap upsell product. Sound good?
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  • Profile picture of the author maggie2
    Excellent points. I must admit I have the beginnings of a list and I now need to do some work with it. It's at the top of my "To Do List"!
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  • Profile picture of the author Geekgirl01
    Im implementing this into my new website, its a MUST HAVE for any website, and we offer free monthly giveaways that do not cost us a thing. And the good thing about it is, if in the future you decide to write an ebook or introduce your own product you already have potential customers sitting there waiting to buy it!
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    • Profile picture of the author shane_k
      Originally Posted by Geekgirl01 View Post


      And the good thing about it is, if in the future you decide to write an ebook or introduce your own product you already have potential customers sitting there waiting to buy it!
      Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

      For all the naysayers out there, or anyone who is on the fence about list building, and even people who are currently building their lists, read this paragraph again and again and again, until it gets into that head of yours.

      This is probably one of the most powerful reasons to have a list.

      The force is strong with this one, a strong marketer you shall become! lol
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      • Profile picture of the author Geekgirl01
        Originally Posted by shane_k View Post

        Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

        For all the naysayers out there, or anyone who is on the fence about list building, and even people who are currently building their lists, read this paragraph again and again and again, until it gets into that head of yours.

        This is probably one of the most powerful reasons to have a list.

        The force is strong with this one, a strong marketer you shall become! lol
        Thanks Shane! Glad your in agreement.
        Sadly this is one thing allot of people miss the boat with
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  • Profile picture of the author Smokin Joe
    This post is just a tad bit off topic, but I think it adds to the subject.

    I have avoided building a list as well, mainly because I enjoyed the other things I did. (Amazon, Adsense and Domain Flipping).

    Now that I am ready to build my list should I use myname.com or a domain like makemoneyonline.com?
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  • Profile picture of the author Broderick Boyd
    Thanks for the tips and the great reminder Matthieu!

    I'd like to add that you need to think of email marketing as giving a dog a pill wrapped inside of meat.

    Give them a LOT of value and every once in a while put a bit of an "ad" or promotion to an offer of your own or an affiliate offer to monetize and keep the business going so to speak.

    Be different, be entertaining, give, give give, and ONLY promote products by people that you really believe in, or products that you've already used and benefited by as well.

    Hope that helps!

    -Brody
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  • Profile picture of the author eniggma
    Took me FOREVER to get this into my thick stubborn skull to start paying more attention to what the gurus are doing more than what they are saying and the revelation in that was the key behind every successfull launch or big payday was their list. I am really focusing on this and nothing else anymore and I already have over 30 subscribed and plan on running more solo ads soon to kick start this. Can't wait for the day I can send one email to my list of thousands and just a 3% response rate in sales will still be a full time income for me. only with a list baby!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joan Altz
    True, but I have seen plenty of posts from members about not making money with their list, so that part is false.
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  • Profile picture of the author 6PackJim
    I'm very new to this and I appreciate the great advice. Now I can stop bouncing around and focus!
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  • Profile picture of the author gpwilson
    There is no doubt about that. But make sure you do regularly check your already having list and update those list accordingly.
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  • Profile picture of the author manicmethods
    "The Money is in the List"

    Whoever said that FIRST knew EXACTLY what they were talking about. That's all I'm saying
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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    Good post.

    List building is the major difference between making 100 a month and 10,000 a month.
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    Encouraging thread. I think a lot of people are overwhelmed by the idea of list building because you need to provide emails to your subscriber base which offer value so unless you have a good level of knowledge in a particular field then it's difficult to offer that value. You could outsource of course, but then that is further expenses.
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    • Profile picture of the author ksmusselman
      Again, I think "value" is also totally subjective. My target audience are those who are new to the scene of blogging. They don't know where to start or who to believe. Baby Boomers like me; they've just lost their jobs or started a new craft or hobby and they want to start selling it. Or they've heard about "blogs" maybe from their grandkids, who are too busy to really teach them anything...

      And I think since I'm an "aging" Baby Boomer myself, people like me will be able to relate to me. I'm finding that out more and more on networking sites like Facebook and YouTube. I'm approachable to like-minded men and women in my age group, some of whom actually "envy" my computer skills and ability to learn stuff like Internet Marketing.

      Here is where you get images, this is how you use PLR ... very basic stuff.

      So my approach is really just straight and simple Information. This is where you go, this is what you do, these are the people you follow... building a relationship, so that when adding an affiliate link in here and there, like for NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO- or Amazon or whatever, they'll feel they can trust my judgment because I'm already doing what they're looking to start doing.

      My newsletter is going to be down to earth stuff where I'll be able to touch on subjects like Medicare, politics, retirement ... and ultimately network marketing and affiliate marketing because even though we're an "aging" bunch, we still want to learn and make money.

      And it's all going to be based on MY experiences and how I found out all of this information in the first place.

      Will it valuable to the general masses? No, but then it's not meant to be. It won't be valuable to experienced marketers but then again, they aren't my target audience.

      Will it be valuable to someone I meet at my next craft show who has no idea how to get her latest creations online? Yup.

      So "valuable content" is going to be a different definition from one marketer to the next depending on your audience. And I think if you're providing information that was valuable to YOU to get started, then certainly your viewpoints are going to be valuable to people like you who are looking to do the same thing.

      That's just my take on it...

      Then again, we Baby Boomers can be a very strange breed you know..
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  • Profile picture of the author Jmw12393
    I also have another question;

    Do you guys use either 90secondsqueezepage for Squeezepages, or do you create your own and upload to wordpress?
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  • Profile picture of the author Lena Williams
    Building a trust among the subscriber can lead towards a lot of money. If you can offer something useful, your work will be appreciated and you will get a lot of people to give you money. Patience is always very important.
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    • Profile picture of the author Justin Sardi
      Originally Posted by Lena Williams View Post

      Building a trust among the subscriber can lead towards a lot of money. If you can offer something useful, your work will be appreciated and you will get a lot of people to give you money. Patience is always very important.
      Couldn't agree more... I have had lists before and burned them out by only sending out offer after offer.... It worked great for a little bit but it quickly fell off and I was left wondering what to do... I decided to send out a few free things and establish more of a relationship instead of just blasting the best offer of the day towards my list... It made a huge difference... Promote less and establish a relationship more...
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  • Profile picture of the author StephyHarmonIM
    WOW, even though this thread is over 3 years old, it still holds true. I'm posting this reply to Bump This whole thread up to the light of day.

    Thanks for making LIST BUILDING seem less daunting and more doable.
    I'm off to the races after I print this whole thread and start a todo List.
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    • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
      Originally Posted by StephyHarmonIM View Post

      WOW, even though this thread is over 3 years old, it still holds true. I'm posting this reply to Bump This whole thread up to the light of day.

      Thanks for making LIST BUILDING seem less daunting and more doable.
      I'm off to the races after I print this whole thread and start a todo List.
      So rather then start a new thread or even search for an earlier one you go drag up one from 4yrs ago you do realize that most of the people who replied to this are no longer on the forum and cant respond to this thread

      People think if the thread is older then 3 yrs start a new one
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  • Profile picture of the author Str8poopin
    I completely agree, list building is so important with all the constant Google changes. Also sometimes things happen that have nothing to do with Google that can cause major losses. Such as a website getting hacked or an update breaking the site.
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    how to build trust with tyre kickers ?
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  • Profile picture of the author VicIncOb
    Some really great info here, thanks everyone I would just like to chime in and say yes the money is in the list, but it's also about your relationship with the list. Getting to grips with a good email marketing strategy is also very important and when done right, very lucrative
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