Best Way To Monetize HUGE Email List?

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Hello!


I have an email list of 130k emails. All of them opt-Ins for Internet Marketing, Product Creation, and just making money on the web In general.

All emails are real, because on all my projects I had a free product that made them confirm their emails. About 3/4ths of them are from the last 1-6 months, and the rest from when I started learning about sqeeze pages a year ago.

My questions Is, what Is the best way to monetize this massive email list? Affiliate Products, Product creation then pitch It to them, or simply sell the email list? Or trade emails for services on WF

Any suggestions would be great.

-Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author mbacak
    What's your current mailing frequency and what have you been mailing
    them? or have you not communicated with them since they opted in?
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    • Profile picture of the author priyankeshu
      Sell them new products that are launched on clickband and elsewhere


      with that amount of targeted users. You can make a killing!
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    • Profile picture of the author Nicholas H
      Originally Posted by mbacak View Post

      What's your current mailing frequency and what have you been mailing
      them? or have you not communicated with them since they opted in?

      The thing Is Iv spent so much time learning how to get the email opt-Ins, and not enough time learning about how to monetize It :p

      But Iv been sending Mass Emails about 1-3 times per month. Usually It's about new articles on my websites, new freebies I make to attract visitors, New (related) site launches, etc. With the new "Hot" article emails I get about 5k-15k visitors within 1-2 days, then It gradually goes on until the next email and bumps up again. The new "freebies" I get a lot more traffic though. Been great for traffic and ad clicks though. Just want some help from more experienced members on new techniques to apply

      EDIT: Also those traffic results are not from sending to the whole list, I am limited to how many people and how often I can send the emails sadly.
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      • Profile picture of the author mbacak
        Originally Posted by OldeEnglish40oz View Post

        The thing Is Iv spent so much time learning how to get the email opt-Ins, and not enough time learning about how to monetize It :p
        The answer to this question really is about your goals... are you looking for a
        long term answer or short term strategy. Because, if your view is short term
        (as in need cash now) then finding affiliate offers and mailing them would be
        smart and longer term view would be creating your own products and funnel
        while occasionally offering affiliate offers that are inline with your thinking.

        It's really a branding/relationship question.

        When you offer mainly affiliate offers there's less emotional attachment
        and your protection of the list is minimal. When you create your own products
        and funnel and strictly promote things that a inline with your stuff there is a
        higher emotional attachment and your a lot more protective.

        Just some things for you to think about before you get bombarded with the typical answers.
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        • Profile picture of the author Lou Murphy
          Originally Posted by mbacak View Post

          The answer to this question really is about your goals... are you looking for a
          long term answer or short term strategy.
          Well said, and I would rather go for a long term strategy especially when i know that i have a target audience. Moreover, such a huge list of real persons' emails should be handled with care
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by OldeEnglish40oz View Post

        those traffic results are not from sending to the whole list, I am limited to how many people and how often I can send the emails sadly.
        How has this come about? :confused:

        This is the first thing you need to change, if you can. Clearly you need a system with which you're not limited to how many people you can send email.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicholas H
    Thanks for the replies! Also for everyone PM'ing me, my post count Is not high enough to PM back
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  • Profile picture of the author Punsak
    You can sale solo ads if your list is active.

    You can plan to advertising up coming product like @http://muncheye.com/

    see the product that suit for your list.
    Not do the same other people, you should prepare special bonus if people buy from you. Prepare follow up email tell your list about the product you will promote.
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    • Profile picture of the author jipolis7
      There are some emails that clients are not only accepting but are anxiously waiting for.

      To monetize huge email list you should optimize transactional emails.

      Optimization is fully legal and allowable.

      On the other hand keep in mind that this type of emails must be first and foremost about the transaction and only tiny bitty promotional and about your featured products.

      As a marketer you are working very hard to promote your product and increase the revenue so make sure that you are not overlooking tools that can help you to achieve your goals with just a simple optimization of the message.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gerald Arno
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    Originally Posted by OldeEnglish40oz View Post

    I have an email list of 130k emails. All of them opt-Ins for Internet Marketing, Product Creation, and just making money on the web In general.
    Seriously, if you have built a 130k big email list, you must have promoted docents of products already. The product recommendations you send out should always match the hat of your list.

    Originally Posted by OldeEnglish40oz View Post

    My questions Is, what Is the best way to monetize this massive email list? Affiliate Products, Product creation then pitch It to them, or simply sell the email list? Or trade emails for services on WF
    You are the first person I´ve ever seen who claims to have such a massive list but asks for advice in a public forum.

    If you really have a quality list then you should never think about polluting your list by sending out trash product recommendations, or even worse accepting banners ads.

    You make much more money in the long term by monetizing your list through high quality - self created products.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nicholas H
      Originally Posted by GeraldGigerl View Post


      You are the first person I´ve ever seen who claims to have such a massive list but asks for advice in a public forum.

      What's wrong with asking? Everybody starts somewhere In IM, I simply started with emails, and am still a newbie learning everyday. Knowledge Is power (and money), so I like to hear what other people do every now and then to spark Ideas I can put Into action.

      Thanks for the other Info though, spamming with banners and such would ruin whatever trust and respect they have for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author tjaysen70
    wow that's impressive. Are they a list of freebie seekers or buyers?

    Well you could send them out offers every once in a while to related products in your niche.

    Or you could sell advertising to your list, solo ads, for big bucks.
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  • Profile picture of the author betterwtveter
    I recommend you to keep gaining their trust in the next 3-4 weeks with quality content towards the niche you want them to get into, then you can start slowly implementing them into the paid product. You need to gain their trust before they purchase
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  • Profile picture of the author ezekielseo
    if your list is full of freebies, but you can receive a large amount of clicks on each email you send out, try PPL programs! some programs offer $2.00 per opt-in. Or you can sell solo ad's which is a great source of income.
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    • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
      Originally Posted by ezekielseo View Post

      if your list is full of freebies, but you can receive a large amount of clicks on each email you send out, try PPL programs! some programs offer $2.00 per opt-in. Or you can sell solo ad's which is a great source of income.
      You've got great advice already, including this one about monetizing it with PPL programs!

      Here's another suggestion, which you can also build into your sequence of emails...

      Send them the occasional special report that presells something else. Or that includes a tool for best results that they can buy through your affiliate link, for example.

      You can also use certain reports by IM folks who have very robust affiliate programs where your leads are cookied in and can earn you commissions for a long time. Dennis Becker's program is one such program.

      Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author TimK06
    Originally Posted by OldeEnglish40oz View Post

    Hello!


    I have an email list of 130k emails. All of them opt-Ins for Internet Marketing, Product Creation, and just making money on the web In general.

    All emails are real, because on all my projects I had a free product that made them confirm their emails. About 3/4ths of them are from the last 1-6 months, and the rest from when I started learning about sqeeze pages a year ago.

    My questions Is, what Is the best way to monetize this massive email list? Affiliate Products, Product creation then pitch It to them, or simply sell the email list? Or trade emails for services on WF

    Any suggestions would be great.

    -Thanks
    Well you definitely want to build a relationship with them first before trying to get them to buy anything but with most affiliate products you would get a commotion for every sale but if you create your own product all the profit is yours.

    Also does your auto responder company let you know which members of your list are actually responsive so you can better estimate how many are likely to buy a product in your niche?
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  • Profile picture of the author FelixUng
    You have a huge amount of friends there! Some of the things you may want to do to monetize your list include:

    1. If you want to promote products to them, then build meaningful relationship with them, share some contents and then promote relevant products.

    Or simply,

    2. Sell solo ads to promote other people's websites or products.

    Do share with us your success stories afterwards!
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  • Profile picture of the author anpharmd09
    If you're getting that many clicks from a single email and getting the best response from "freebie" seekers, selling solo ads would probably be your best bet, and easiest way of monetizing in this case.

    If you decide to go the affiliate marketing/product promotion route, I'd create several pieces of quality content in the niche/area of the products that you plan on promoting to them.

    At the end of this great free content, you can then pre-sell your list on the upcoming product you'll be promoting, whether it be your own or someone else's.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicholas H
    Thanks for the great advice people! Glad I checked back to this thread. I will put some suggestions In action and post my results! Need to find a good auto responder first, free tools Iv been using just don't cut It anymore :p
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  • Originally Posted by Nicholas H View Post

    Hello!


    I have an email list of 130k emails. All of them opt-Ins for Internet Marketing, Product Creation, and just making money on the web In general.

    All emails are real, because on all my projects I had a free product that made them confirm their emails. About 3/4ths of them are from the last 1-6 months, and the rest from when I started learning about sqeeze pages a year ago.

    My questions Is, what Is the best way to monetize this massive email list? Affiliate Products, Product creation then pitch It to them, or simply sell the email list? Or trade emails for services on WF

    Any suggestions would be great.

    -Thanks
    If you can give us any advice on getting so many opt-ins what would your number one source be?
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