Explode Your Sales By Building Your Own Opt-In List!

October 28, 2008 by  Filed under: other 
 

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Top 10 Ways to Quickly Build Your List

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Have you ever wondered how many times you have

heard this comment/suggestion/mantra from the gurus:

“YOU HAVE TO BUILD YOUR OWN LIST”

If you are trying to market on the internet;

probably,too many times for you to count.

Unfortunately, it’s also true – the real successful

marketers build a loyal and faithful list of subscribers.

This is nothing new – we usually buy things from

people we know and trust.

We regularly go back to our favorite shops/stores/dealers

because we trust them and know we will get a quality

product or service.

It’s not surprising then that your opt-in list can

be one of your most effective marketing tools.

If we agree that we have to build it – just how is it done?

Many of these same gurus don’t tell us how or charge

us an “arm and a leg” to find their precious “secrets”.

Well, save your money!

Here are 10 simple, quick and easy ways to build that

all important list.

1. Location Put your subscribe box or link on all

pages of your website. Make sure it is at the top of your

home page – usually the right hand side. Some marketers put

it at the top and bottom of their pages!

2. Use Pop-up Add a pop-up. They might be annoying

but they work! Place an exit pop-up and offer some

free ‘goodies’ for subscribing to your list. Free

ebook/membership/report. Anything of quality.

3. Benefits Describe the benefits of signing up.

The “What’s in it for me” question. List reasons one must

have your ezine. Quality information should be at the top of

your list.

4. Free Keep it free! Offer an ecourse for free –

five or six lessons over a period of time. This will also

help you build a relationship with your subscribers.

5. Repeat No. 4 Offer a free ebook or two!! Your

own or some of the high quality ones floating around – pick

one that lets you brand it with your own affiliate links.

6. Articles Write articles (like this one) for

other ezines and sites. In the author’s resource box place a

link to your ezine/list subscription form. Here’s a few

places to submit your articles to get you started:

http://www.ezinearticles.com

http://www.goarticles.com

http://www.ideamarketers.com

http://www.marketing-seek.com

7. Entertain Make sure you keep your hard won

subscribers by writing an entertaining and informative

newsletter. Basically, describe what works for you in an

interesting way. Write it as if you’re chatting to your

subscriber over a cup of coffee or something a little stronger!

8. Use a Sig File Put your ezine link in your

signature file and use it with every e-mail that you send.

You will be surprised at how many e-mails you do send and

the number of sign-ups you will get. Again, point out the

benefits of joining your ezine.

9. Be Yourself Write or make your own products.

Name recognition does count! Many free directories and sites

will list your free product if it’s written by you – this

can be a great source of subscribers.

Can’t write – then get permission and compile a list of

articles by others into an ebook. This can be a quick

and fast way to get your name linked to high quality

information and marketers. Again, quality counts.

10. Viral, Viral, Viral Make your list viral. Ask

readers to pass it on to their friends and their lists. If

they like your ezine or you – they will.

If you’re having trouble building your list – don’t give

up until you try these ten simple steps. Many of these steps

can be done in just a few hours of work and you will see a

healthy increase in the number of subscribers to your ezine

or list.

Go get ’em!

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