After you start list building?

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Alright so I have always heard that the money is in this list but I never bothered building one until now. Now that I am building a list and have a few hundred people on it I am wondering "what now?".. So I wanted to ask if there were any good courses out there that teaches what to do AFTER you start your list building? I know how to get the opting just not what to do with them. I have a "thank you" message set to go out to them but nothing else, this is what I need help with...
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  • Profile picture of the author Backlinko
    Originally Posted by thomas1984 View Post

    Alright so I have always heard that the money is in this list but I never bothered building one until now. Now that I am building a list and have a few hundred people on it I am wondering "what now?".. So I wanted to ask if there were any good courses out there that teaches what to do AFTER you start your list building? I know how to get the opting just not what to do with them. I have a "thank you" message set to go out to them but nothing else, this is what I need help with...
    There's a good course on AppSumo called the Autoresponder Kourse (yes, with a K).

    It helped me get my head around the exact question that you had.
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    • Profile picture of the author eladwin1
      Originally Posted by Backlinko View Post

      There's a good course on AppSumo called the Autoresponder Kourse (yes, with a K).

      It helped me get my head around the exact question that you had.
      I did before the Autoresponder Course, an excellent course!
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by thomas1984 View Post

    I wanted to ask if there were any good courses out there that teaches what to do AFTER you start your list building?
    "After" is too late. Lists become unresponsive very quickly.

    The people who are opting into your list are also opting into other people's lists at the same time, and those other people have autoresponders set up and start communicating with them and building relationships with them right from the day they opt in. So you need to do this, too.

    The idea is to maintain continuity, establish credibility, get them to trust you, and then recommend products to them which some will buy through your affiliate links.

    So whatever their niche and traffic demographics are, you'll want to be able to promote products aimed specifically at their interests/needs.

    Some further information here ...

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post6123982

    And here: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5300985

    But in one sentence: "It's all about continuity and maintaining open-rates".

    And well done on having started building lists already: many people don't!
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  • Profile picture of the author wlasikiewicz
    Once you have a good list you can start to drip feed offers to them, dont send too many in a week or you will get a lot of unsubscribes.
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  • Profile picture of the author rockong
    It all depends on what type of list you're building. Depending on the time, you need to continue to provide value to them, then you can throw occasional offers at them! Make sure you don't ruin your rep by throwing garbage products at them though.
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  • Profile picture of the author thomas1984
    Thanks for the reply's, this is strictly a buyers list.. No freebie seekers going on it. I have about 400 on there right now.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by thomas1984 View Post

      Thanks for the reply's, this is strictly a buyers list..
      Yes, you keep mentioning this, Thomas.

      As explained yesterday, that doesn't change the fundamentals of list-building and continuity.
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  • Profile picture of the author thomas1984
    hey Alexa, Sorry about that I plum forgot that I even started that thread an never went back to it.. Thanks for reminding me, Ill go read it, lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    Autoresponder Madness by Andre Chaperon. Best course EVER on building a responsive list.

    Don't think, buy it now!
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  • Profile picture of the author mrelk159
    I suggest you get a autoresponder, you will have to keep your list interested or your list will become dead.
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  • Profile picture of the author martimoney
    Build relationships, provide value, be yourself, the rest will take care of itself.
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  • Profile picture of the author supreme
    you need a plan..
    a) how often to send free quality content in a week
    b)how many related offers that add value will you recommend
    c) how you intend to engage your lists, contests or just request them to reply (this increases your delivery rate as users mark your emails as important)
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    • Profile picture of the author yesacpow
      Most list building courses out there only focus on getting subscribers and growing a large list.. However, if you want to know how to market effectively to your list then without a doubt, Autoresonder Madness by Andre Chaperon is the best course on this subject. Recommended by Ryan Diess and a lot of other Marketers.

      I have a copy myself and I can't recommend it enough.

      Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author shane_k
    Promo Dashboard by Marlon Sanders

    Not only does be talk about how to get people onto your list but also how to keep them interested and keep the opening your emails
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    you should really be selling your own products to your list

    or at least you should be actively trying to create your own product if you don't already have one

    you should of really figured out what you wanted to do with your subscribers before you
    even started building a list

    you can either sell your own products or create your own membership site and funnel
    people into that instead or as well as

    the main thing is that you have a list and you are building it and you know the importance of having one so you're already 10 steps ahead of 99% of other marketers :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    once they are on your list you want to continue to give them lots of cool free stuff. Help them actually get results and deliver great content for free regularly.

    Never just send out an offer, always provide great free content and then just do a simple call to action at the end of it to make sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidkings
    This would vary per marketer, but there are more efficient ways.

    start to message them as soon as you get them on your list.
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