List Building - Not getting 10000... of Subscribes

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Hi all,

I am building my list slowly. I have a Twitter account with about 2500 genuine people which I engage everyday, I have a Facebook account with about 1500 friends and a Fanpage with 250 fans. I also write my own articles every week. I have a some YouTube videos too. The issue is that I am getting about 1 to 2 subscribes a day. I am doing a lot and not getting many subscribes. I am not generating much traffic and leads.

How can I get more traffic and leads to my website? What is working and not working for you?

Many thanks!
#building #list #subscribes
  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    Facebook and Twitter is not a good place to collect leads IMO. You are in the best IM forum on the planet, and you don't even have a signature to your capture page
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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    Paying the $60 a year for an image sig here is also beyond worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaybenoit
    Have you ever tried to target your niche audience using facebook ads that links to your "optin page"?

    Ever thought about buying ad placement on an already successful YouTube video that is within your niche?

    Have you researched the keywords for your niche to kind out what websites rank high and then tried to contact those website owners to try to buy advertisement on those sites?
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    • Profile picture of the author mbacchi
      Hi Jaybenoit,

      Excellent suggestion although I have a low budget for doing paid ads at the moment. Definitely doing them in the future
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  • Profile picture of the author jaybenoit
    Sometimes you can find that "diamond" were the site owner or video owner really do not know what they have and the value of advertisement.

    If they do not have any advertisements on their site already you could offer them a small amount to test the traffic and then tell them if it works out you will pay them on a monthly basis.

    You would be surprised how little it could cost to get some really good advertisement.

    I suggest you do a little keyword research and find the sites that rank high in your niche and then contact the ones that do not have any advertisement on them and try to make a small deal to start off.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    firstly, i don't waste my time with social networks to try and build my list. it will kill your business

    social networks are fine to use to interact and brand yourself but apart from that they are just a time killer

    start spending your time on productive things such as:

    creating products
    buying solo ads to test your funnel, squeeze page and sales page conversions
    add content to your own blog

    also you need to be tracking every one of your traffic methods so that you can see which ones
    are most profitable for you
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  • Profile picture of the author jgant
    What are you using as an opt-in incentive? Sometimes rewording the incentive or offering something different can make all the difference in the world. You then need to get that offer in front of targeted readers.

    What does your audience really want? Give it to them as a freebie ... or at least something that gives them partly what they want.

    FYI: video courses convert very well. I realize video courses aren't possible in every niche, but if you can create a short video course, try it.

    Another option, which I haven't tried, but I suspect works well, is setting up a membership site with your offerings such as a batch of free reports and/or video course. Attract subscribers via "joining" your site. Bryan Clark (Copyblogger fame) is doing this for a real estate agent subscribership, selling a $995 course on the backend and no doubt he's killing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author vjpvjp123
    That's good idea
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonBennet
    There are many different ways to drive traffic to your website. It will be more practical to stay focus on mastering one paid method and one free method at a time. Once doing it on a small scale and you start getting results, you can simply just scale it up. 10000 subscribers list is being built one at a time.
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  • Profile picture of the author khooster1
    Most people didn't realize that the market is too
    big to be dominate with one player..

    Any way, I am not interested in your niche.
    I can tell you mine if you are interested.

    If you can't even get 5 opt-in each day,
    Don't boost of safe-keeping your niche..
    In the 1st place, you don't even own it..

    All the best.. I save my advice for more
    sincere warriors out there.

    Good luck..
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    • Are you active in the forum of your niche?
      I think your best prospects are those that are already interacting, in some way, with your niche.
      If you're not in one your niche's popular forums, than get in there, start providing valuable advice to those in need, than after a week later put a link to your squeeze page in your signature.

      By the way,
      1 or 2 emails might not seem like much. But you've still got something that most others would kill for (but not work too hard for).
      My addendum is that you probably want to revamp, or perhaps ADD a sales funnel.

      They sign up --> you send them some good content for a week to warm them up --> than you promote a product related to that content.
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    If your niche is not IM then there is no point in putting your signature here.
    How long have you been doing this marketing?
    Things take time - be patient and keep doing what you are doing.
    Turn your articles into videos, slide presentations, MP3's, docs and distribute widely to the relevant sites.

    You could also leverage all those Facebook people you have and offer a service on Fiverr where you will offer to advertise to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author loutop
    Hi are you just focusing on twitter and facebook ? It's great that you have a lot of followers, but this won't build your list. You haven't told us about your website..If you have a capture form on it, then focus on promoting that. You could write a newsletter about how you have built up your twitter followers and send that out if they fill in the webform ?
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinPlatt
    Well, you could pay for traffic, i.e. solo ads, PPC or PPV advertising.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jackson Tan
    Yeah.. buy solo ads of your niche.. but do fine tune your sales funnel first before paying for traffic! my 2 cents

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  • Profile picture of the author a1pena
    I personally like solo ads. For two reasons, high perceived value (referral traffic) and fast traffic. You can build a really high responsive list fast with solo ads, and price per subscriber is much lower than with any other paid advertising in my experience
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    • Profile picture of the author PvPGuy
      Originally Posted by mbacchi View Post

      Hi all,

      I am building my list slowly.
      Yes. Yes you are :p

      Originally Posted by mbacchi View Post

      I have a Twitter account with about 2500 genuine people which I engage everyday, I have a Facebook account with about 1500 friends and a Fanpage with 250 fans.
      Would it be correct to assume a large portion of your fan page fans came from your personal account that had 1500 friends? Having a list of friends and followers does not equal traffic. Common misconception.


      Originally Posted by paul nicholls View Post

      firstly, i don't waste my time with social networks to try and build my list. it will kill your business

      social networks are fine to use to interact and brand yourself but apart from that they are just a time killer
      Say it ain't so! Actually I agree with this mostly; in general its not the most efficient way to build a list. In order to build a list through FB, you need a very compelling incentive. But you still have to match up your offer to the people who would be interested. I question the market value of your fans.



      Originally Posted by mbacchi View Post

      The issue is.......I am not generating much traffic and leads.
      The key here is "...I am not generating much traffic"
      If you don't want/can't use the real power of facebook (ultra-targeted marketing), then you need to go the bum marketing method - forums, groups, etc. Its slow, but free, and if you have more time than money, its your only choice. But it still requires a few hours a day to do well. The good news? It works if you provide value.

      Some great advice in this thread already stated. I would step back and honestly evaluate the quality of your current network: Are they targeted? Does your offer really meet their needs, wants?

      Best regards
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