whats your favorite list building method?

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one of my favorite ways to build my list is through solo ads, I honestly believe that's one of the fasts way to build a list, but I think solo ads are kind of dying because you can barely get a click from your list in follow ups, they basically want the freebie then after that you will never hear from them again.

maybe it's just who I'm buying solo's from, or I need to send out more emails so they are used to seeing emails from me.

for on tap traffic solo ads are the way to go, but don't expect anything from them in the future unless you work your ass off on your follow ups.
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  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    I'd say squeeze page with paid traffic ppc.
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    • Profile picture of the author KuhNoodle
      Originally Posted by WeavingThoughts View Post

      I'd say squeeze page with paid traffic ppc.
      I'm all in it for the squeeze page concept, but my most targeted list is my client lists. Which I've built manually over the years. I've got a good 500 email addresses in my contacts that I know if I send a group email I'm going to get at least 45% of them to buy what I'm offering THAT DAY.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raimundas M
    selling products
    my personal blog leads

    In my experience these are the highest quality leads.

    As you mentioned, solo ads and swaps are a fast way of building a list, but usually these are lower quality subs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charles AK
    I agree, I think all of your traffic generation should be focused on your squeeze page, or if you have a back end offer, that would be squeeze page > sales page or pre launch page.

    I find optimizepress is good for those pages, but you have to customize it a lot, which can be a hassle.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    You can get traffic and leads pretty quick with solo ads but the quality isn't as good. From my experience the best type of leads you can get are from search engine traffic. Maybe I'm kind of biased since I'm an SEO guy. Just my experience.
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  • Forum marketing and social networks, because I already use these sources to learn from so why not market meanwhile? These leads are also often very targetted.
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  • Profile picture of the author WordpressManiac
    Best quality leads are buyers. I sold some WSOs and these leads are very responsive. Solo ads depend on the seller as you said before.
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  • Profile picture of the author Izerman
    In my experience it depends a little on the niche you are trying to build a list in.
    Overall I'd say I've had the most success with social media and forum marketing.

    /Izerman
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    • Profile picture of the author KuhNoodle
      Originally Posted by Izerman View Post

      In my experience it depends a little on the niche you are trying to build a list in.
      Overall I'd say I've had the most success with social media and forum marketing.

      /Izerman
      Yea that stuff works, but what about the clients and people you've dealt with before you starting using aweber and get response? I think a lot of people forget about the days when they were just directly emailing, which is why I still direct email. It keeps things on a more personal level.
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  • Profile picture of the author tomerep
    Hey thanks for the heads up! Solo ads is one of the fastest and effective ways in building a list. But of course, that depends on how good and responsive your list is. And also, depending on how you establish a rapport to your subscribers.
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  • Profile picture of the author betterwtveter
    I enjoy co ops. They have benefit me very much.
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  • Profile picture of the author zakclayton
    I'm looking into using solo ads ATM, very interested in the comments here. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author swlingandrew
    Originally Posted by Charles AK View Post

    one of my favorite ways to build my list is through solo ads, I honestly believe that's one of the fasts way to build a list, but I think solo ads are kind of dying because you can barely get a click from your list in follow ups, they basically want the freebie then after that you will never hear from them again.

    maybe it's just who I'm buying solo's from, or I need to send out more emails so they are used to seeing emails from me.

    for on tap traffic solo ads are the way to go, but don't expect anything from them in the future unless you work your ass off on your follow ups.
    This solo ads sounds interesting, as I am a newbie. I would really look forward to some advice too. I have being working on squeeze page and would be excited to be able to exchange some tips or two with same passion lovers.
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  • Profile picture of the author zeroaffiliate
    It's good to have a huge list but most IM prefer a responsive list.

    Instead of always just blasting them with emails after they opt in, try to build a relationship with them. Conduct regular webinars and regular updates to keep them interested.
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  • Profile picture of the author butterballs8
    Offer incentives in your squeeze page. Free giveaways, free e-book. Give out success tips and engage with your audience.
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  • Profile picture of the author yakim1
    I like to do a strategy that I call Voo Doo List building. I don't like to use popups because they are kind of intrusive. So I put my opt-in form about a third of the way down on the sales letter.

    I build the free product into the actual sales letter so the view thinks it is part of the offer. When the form is filled out and the submit button is clicked, the visitor does not leave the page but sees the form replaced by a message that says something like, Your free report will arrive in your email inbox in 5 to 10 minutes, so continue what your where doing.

    Then I have a headline below the opt-in area to regain the interest of the viewer.

    I open the opt-in form in a 350 x 300 iframe and then redirect to the after opt-in message. The message will open in the iframe and the visitor never leaves the page.

    you can see an example at...

    Business Blogger's Manual

    I hope this has been helpful,
    Steve Yakim
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    • Profile picture of the author izee
      Yakim,
      That's a very good squeeze page there. You have given me some ideas.

      Being a noob still, how do I get folks to my squeeze page?
      With PPC, what am I offering? I sell Dog Products, how would I do a PPC campaign for the list?? Very confused. I built a strong website and I have a strong Facebook presence now, but I am stuck on the marketing aspect.....ugh.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    Through selling products and creating buyers lists.

    Solo ads, in the IM niche, are mostly terrible.
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  • Profile picture of the author joaquin112
    SEO traffic or PPC traffic to squeeze page. Works well when you tell your visitors what to expect in advance. Otherwise they will unsubscribe / hit the spam button too often.
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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    Selling products and making a buyer's list.
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  • Profile picture of the author izee
    Round and round....I need the list to sell products....i need to sell products to build a list!!!!! HAHAHASHEDASHDASHDASHD!!!! lol
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  • Profile picture of the author TomYevsikov
    Yes, selling a products and building a buyers list, ok that's fine and that.

    But my question is...are you using your solo ads the RIGHT way?

    There's a difference between a "trusted" solo seller that deliveres clicks and "quality" traffic.

    So perhaps you're doing something wrong? solo ads are fantastic, don't give up on it.

    Instead, improve it.

    Just something to think about,
    hope my mofo' post helps,
    good luck

    - Tom
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    • Profile picture of the author izee
      How do you find a quality Solo Ads source? I am looking for one for dog supplies.
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  • Profile picture of the author mayagh
    Its a combination of many things Solo ads, Blog, PPC, relationship, FB, Twitter etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author stefanvanray
    It sounds like you're not writing a decent follow-up email. Everything is sales. If you can get your kids to eat their vegetables instead of sweets you're good at sales. Getting a hot girl to go out with you, sales. Its all sales. Anyone who says otherwise is fooling themselves.
    Revisit your follow up email structure. The follow up email you send is what determines whether or not you get a sale. Rethink your writing style, create a funnel, always tweak, test and retest what you're doing. Find what converts and stick with it.
    Best of luck,
    -Stefan
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