[List Building Question] Free way to Build your list to 1k

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I would like to hear your thoughts on how to build a list to 1k subs for free. adswaps can be done once you can get so many clicks in your email. I've purchased ad solo's but don't recoup my money quite yet.
If you had to build a list in 30 days to over 1k subs without spending money on clicks how would you do it?:confused:
#build #building #free #list #question
  • Profile picture of the author cloudstrife
    A good approach would be to use forums just like this one: Use your signature to drive traffic to your squeeze page. Make informative and helpful posts and people will click on your sig. This traffic is also highly targeted and could lead to you not only having a large list, but a responsive one as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Apra Barua
    a) Articles.
    b) Forums.
    c) Blog commenting.
    d) Classified Ads.
    e) Twitter & Facebook.
    f) Guest Posting on Blogs.
    g) Slides, Video promotion.
    h) Traffic Exchanges.
    i) Press Releases.
    j) Give away events.

    I've just listed the different ways.
    Some of them may not work on all niches.
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  • Profile picture of the author massarogi
    Sweepstakes/Contest marketing is the route I suggest, only if you have something relevant to give away and can target that audience. For example, don't have an e-book as your product and offer a $100 gift card for your giveaway.

    One of our clients just added 5k to their email list in the course of 3 days. It is a very powerful way to build a list if done correctly.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by jonnoryan View Post

      I would how responsive would these 5k subscribers be ? They are only email submitted to get the gift card. I do not think they would purchase anything downline the line
      That's why he said 'don't have an ebook for a product and offer a $100 gift card as a prize.'

      The best prize you can offer is something that would only appeal to your best propects. For example, if you offer a course on brewing beer, you could offer a set of basic equipment and a free copy of the course as a prize. If you're into brewing your own beer, or might be, this is an attractive prize. If your idea of diy beer involves only a bottle opener and a cooler of ice, not so much.
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  • Profile picture of the author u119840
    You've just asked the holy grail of questions in the Internet Marketing world! Well, you can build a list to 1k quite easily actually. You just need to put the time in:

    1. Write a well structured article which (partly) answers a question that is the most asked question in your particular niche (THIS IS IMPORTANT! It has to be something that folk in your niche WANT to read, so answer a question that everybodys asking...). Don't provide all the solution in your article... Tell them that if they want more information, then to click on your link (your optin box).
    2. Convert your article to pdf file & submit to pdf directories. Also give away for free on forums & blogs & make sure you include full resale rights on the pdf so people can share with friends & family & you can exposure from them!
    3. Convert to Powerpoint slides & submit to slide websites like Slideshare.com.
    4 Offer insight & impart your knowledge & expertise on forums & blogs. Make sure your link is included in your signature profile.
    5. Make use of "Tell a Friend" scripts! These are very powerful & i managed to reach 1k subscribers very very quickly with this! Basically send an email to your existing subscribers offering a free gift/eBook/video course if they tell a friend about your site. The script works by giving the access page to the free gift once the subscriber has submitted your URL to 4 or 5 of his/her friends.

    There's loads more, but my hands are getting tired typing & i could be here all day, but hopefully you get the picture. Always go VIRAL when possible & also don't neglect the power of social media..

    JR
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    What you're looking for is simply driving targeted traffic to an optin page.

    There's TONS of ways to do it. And you will not get a detailed answer here.

    Just have a look in the WSO section of this forum for FREE traffic generation course with good reviews.

    Cheers,

    Gary
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    my most effective free traffic methods that builds my list every day are:

    1. My IM Blog
    2. Forums
    3. videos

    paul
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    • Profile picture of the author Coolstro
      3) videos..is that youtube traffic?
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    Create videos on youtube for keywords related to list-building and then at the end of your videos have a call to action to hit the link below which will go to your squeeze page. You can build a pretty good list up from free traffic that way and the subs are pretty targeted depending on the keywords you choose
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    • Profile picture of the author Coolstro
      Originally Posted by thedanbrown View Post

      Create videos on youtube for keywords related to list-building and then at the end of your videos have a call to action to hit the link below which will go to your squeeze page. You can build a pretty good list up from free traffic that way and the subs are pretty targeted depending on the keywords you choose
      yes Dan i have a few opt ins from this way, my channel needs more videos tho
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