Why does everybody get so upset with "freebie seekers" on their lists?

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I'm sure you have heard about a marketers disdain for freebie seekers, but didn't we use a freebie to obtain these "freebie seekers"? Unless your list is made up of buyers, I see nothing wrong with having freebie seekers.

Even if these "freebie seekers" never bought a thing from you, you can still get alot from them.

You can send these "freebie seekers" to your websites as traffic, or to create buzz.

You can survey them to find out what they need help with, and create a solution.

Looking to buy views to your Youtube video? FB likes or Twitter followers? you can send these "freebie seekers" and have REAL views, likes and followers.

You can even do solo ads and make $150, $300, $500 or more for sending out one email from these "freebie seekers" on your list.

Me personally, I think "freebie seekers" are awesome, I am just happy that they even open my emails. My worse fear isn't having a list full of "freebie seekers" it is when my emails no longer gets opened.

There alot of ways to monetize a "freebie seeker' list, you just have to figure out a way to allow them to help your business. They don't have to buy from you, for them to help your business grow.
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  • Profile picture of the author PROmotions LLC
    Those "freebie seekers" are the ones who will put in work when it comes to sharing or reviewing, or telling a friend ETC. They will jump through hoops for that freebie, and those hoops could be in the long run, getting you more sales, social signals etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Tayler
    More than one way to make money on a prospect... so yes freebie seekers are just fine
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    People treat "freebie seekers' as digital dust, and just let them sit in their auto-responder doing nothing. These guys will jump throw hopes for you like you said. If they are opening your emails, that means they believe in what you're saying.

    You don't have to make money from them, to make money from them, if that makes sense :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    Originally Posted by mikedcarroll View Post

    I agree. Freebie seekers are just fine if they can provide value to my site in other ways....
    Some of these 'gurus" have list's with over a million subscribers, and I imagine over 90% are "freebies seekers"

    Can you imagine what kind of traffic you can create with all those 'freebie seekers" they would take your servers offline
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaun OReilly
    Actually, many won't always remain freebie seekers.

    Always remember...

    They are real human beings, with real problems, and many
    are looking for real solutions that help them improve their
    lives.

    If they're not buying from YOU, then either change what
    you're offering them or put them in touch with someone
    who can help them.

    And just because they're not buying from you today, does
    NOT mean that they won't buy from you in the future.

    Some will never buy of course, but that's part of the gig.

    And watch how you name your subscribers as the idea of
    "a list of freebie seekers" can become a self-fulfilling
    prophecy... if you let it.

    Change your paradigm, change your results.

    Dedicated to mutual success,

    Shaun
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  • Profile picture of the author zoomsixx
    From my experience the people asking for freebies don't really convert into paid customers and most don't leave reviews.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
      Originally Posted by zoomsixx View Post

      From my experience the people asking for freebies don't really convert into paid customers and most don't leave reviews.
      Then why not sell solo ads, and see if someone else can covert them? if you can't make money off a "freebie seeker" you're not trying. How easy is it to send 100 clicks to someone for $100? or have them fill out a CPA offer for another freebie?
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    I agree that a freebie seeker can become a customer, or a fan, a follower, someone who will help you in many other ways, especially if the product you are giving away is good.
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    I agree with you 100% and have even created course in how to build a
    list of freebie seekers, and over time turn them into fans, and gradually
    turn a percentage (often a small percentage) into customers.

    Many that go for years without buying anything, suddenly surprise you
    by purchasing a $2000 or even $5000 product... if the timing is right.

    Many seem to shy away from it because it does take time, skill, and even
    caring about your customers

    Freebie seekers are not for the list-builder seeking instant gratification

    Willie
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