List Building Is An Art

Discovering the art of list building is essential to your Internet Marketing needs, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might think. Affiliates, product creators and business owners need to know exactly how to do this very important step in order to increase their customer base.

In the above power point presentation you will discover the best ways to make the most of your website visitors with list building, by utilising your squeeze page correctly.

You will also find out ways to grab the attention of those people who are sat on the fence about your offers, and how to get them to become a subscriber.

Inside also find out how to track & tweak your squeeze page for best results.

Create awesome looking landing pages

Building Your List with Articles

You can build your list simply by writing articles, whether you have thought of it or not.

Quite simply, you write and submit your articles on your topic of expertise or business nature to popular article directories where eZine publishers and readers are looking for the information you provide.

Leveraging your viral marketing efforts on article writing can be rewarding, if done right. In the real sense, you are actually proving your worth and demonstrating your expertise about your business through the articles you write.

So, how can this method in effect build your mailing list? The answer: the resource box you attach to your articles. In your resource box (also known as bio box), you include a brief detail about yourself and your business site together with its URL.

It is strongly suggested that your resource box URL links to your mailing list’s landing page where you can get your visitor’s name and email address, which will in turn help you build your mailing list at no cost.

If your articles are found worth sharing, eZine publishers will republish your articles together with your resource box for their readers and subscribers. The wonderful result: viral marketing without effort on your part!

You can start by writing and submitting your articles to trusted article submitter sites such as http://www.articlemarketer.com/ and begin your article marketing journey today.

 

Building Your List with Paid eZine Advertising

Some Internet Marketers can get clueless when it comes to unleashing the full potential of paid eZine advertising. One of the most common dilemmas is that whether should the Internet Marketer advertise the product or service he is selling directly to the subscribers of the eZine he is paying advertising for?

This can be a wise method, but with ifs and buts. For one, the advertisement must be compelling and attention grabbing. Secondly, there is no telling if the eZine’s subscribers constantly practice a buying habit until you put some money to find out.

Investing even a small sum of money can be risky to a number of Internet Marketers who are on tight budgets. But in spite of the risk factors, eZine advertising can still be rewarding, if done right.

Thus the solution: the marketer would be wiser if he or she uses eZine advertising to build his or her mailing list. It makes sense, anyway. Since some eZines display more than one sponsored advertisement, you can grab the subscriber’s attention by giving a free or risk-free product or offer through your ad.

When the subscriber clicks on your ad, he or she can opt into your mailing list in exchange for the free offer, which can be a free report or even a trial service.

While you are not making a hard sell through your advertisement just yet, building your list by getting other eZine’s subscribers subscribed to your eZine allows you to follow up with them in the future, as and when you have new offers.

Is Your List Wise Enough

Allow me to introduce my readers to a cool site called List Wise, if you are into email marketing and list building this will be of use to you.

Recently the number of  email list brokers has risen and with it the amount of good for nothing email lists purchased through them.

When you acquire new lists, you very rarely know exactly what percentage of the addresses will bounce or be invalid. List brokers will tell you that they are all double opt in and clean, you should however know better. As seasoned email marketers are aware, the cost of sending to non existent and out of date in-boxes is very costly.

List Wise is a very simple tool that will clean your lists, get rid of duplicates and potential bounces, thus giving you a clean, fresh list that you can use for all your email marketing needs.

If you send bulk email to many invalid, non-existent & bouncing addresses then your mail servers, content, as well as all IP’s associated with the campaign could end up being black listed.

Sending good emails to bad lists is worse than sending bad emails to good lists. List wise have gained valuable insight into cleaning lists and maintaining their quality.

Your number one priority as an email marketer is to get the email delivered to their inbox, don’t let the poor list quality of your customers kill the reputation of your IP’s, and destroying your business.

List wise has a free sign up option which allows you to clean up 100 emails for no cost, so it is worth taking a look today.

This subject is also covered in my product http://essentialmarketingtoolkit.com

 

 

Generate Traffic Using Solo Ads

How To Generate Traffic Using Solo Ads

We’ve all heard many times over that list building is critical
for long-term success in Internet marketing.

If you think about it, it’s easy to understand why list building
is so important, since you get the opportunity to present sales
offers to a potential customer multiple times instead of just
showing a sales letter one time.

It’s not easy getting started from scratch, however, and many
people struggle to drive enough traffic to their squeeze page in
order to generate a significant number of subscribers.

If you’re one of those online business owners who can’t seem to
get very many subscribers, why not try some paid advertising in
the form of solo ads?

After all, paid advertising has always been an excellent way to
gain exposure for your business more quickly, which is one reason
why pay per click campaigns are so popular and generate so much
money for Google and other search engines.

Instead of waiting around forever to generate enough traffic to
your squeeze page, you can simply take out an advertisement by
purchasing solo ads from a reputable marketer who has a
significant list.

The advertisement would lead readers to your squeeze page where
you can offer some sort of incentive (like a free e-book or short
report) in order to convert those visitors into subscribers.

If you’re a member of a marketing forum such as the warrior forum
or any number of other similar forums, you might be able to find
some good opportunities for solo ads even though you have to be
careful when it comes to spending your money on advertising.

If there is someone you trust on a marketing forum or in a paid
membership site, perhaps that person can recommend an opportunity
for advertising so you can start building your list much more
quickly in order to get your business off the ground.

Why Run A Facebook Contest

Have you ever wanted to run a Facebook contest or competition? Or even wondered, why would I NEED to!

If you have an online business and are an internet marketer then this simple strategy will increase your following, likes and general brand awareness not just on Facebook but all over the web.

It is an excellent way to gain more subscribers to your lists and more traffic to your websites. Let me explain in the video below.

Facebook Contests are great for business, they can be fun to do and can easily reap rewards in whatever business or industry you are in, online or offline.

Solutions To Safelist Marketing

Safelist Marketing – Is It Worth The Effort?

In this post I want to tell you about a source of traffic that is generally overlooked by most internet marketers. In fact if you were to go to somewhere like the warrior forum and ask for advice on using safelists you would get a very negative response and quickly form the opinion that safelists are a junk traffic source that doesn’t deliver results.

Today I want to turn this negativity on its head and share with you the reasons why I love safelists and how I am able to generate hundreds of new leads for my online business using them.

Understand the market

Before you do any sort of marketing you need to understand what sort of traffic you will get, and ideally what type of product / service would perform well. For example before you set up an adwords campaign you would research which keywords to target and how much it will cost, and what research the type of landing pages being used by the other people advertising via adwords in your niche.

With safelists the traffic is generated by other safelist members clicking a link in their email. The most popular safelists work on a credit system, so the people clicking these links are doing it to generate credits so they can get their own advertisement out to as many people as possible.

What this means is that you will have ~ 10 seconds to make an impression on the visitor. Put yourself in the position of this safelist user and think about what would make you look up from the task of clicking all these credit links?

How Can You Grab The Visitors Attention?

The people who claim that safelists are rubbish are advertising the wrong things…

Do you really think you can sell the latest “product of the month” within 10 seconds to someone who’s thinking about the next site before the one you’re promoting has even loaded in the browser?

I really hope you have realised that the answer to that last question is no!

So to be successful with safelists you need to have a splash page that will load in under a second, summarise exactly what you are selling and smack the reader between the eyeballs with your call to action.

Give The People What They Want

Even if you have followed the above step a brillaint landing page on the best way to breast feed your baby is not going to work. Sure some people may be new parents but the 99.9% who aren’t will not be interested.
People clicking the safelist credit links are looking for 2 things.

#1 More Traffic
#2 A Way Of Turning This Traffic Into Money

So if you happened to have a free report called “7 Ways to Turn Your Safelist Credits into Cold Hard Cash” or “How To Generate Leads For ‘ACME MLM’ Using Safelists” it’s something that should interest the reader.

It Is All About ListBuilding

Like all other forms of internet marketing the purpose of using safelists is to generate traffic to your lead capture page, get them to enter their details, make them an offer, build a relationship through follow-up, and make more offers.
The beautiful thing about safelist marketing is that you have all you have to do is advertise your product to a steady stream of internet marketing newbies. The owner of the safelist has already spent time and money advertising in places where new internet marketers hang out, so all you have to do is to press send.

Remember that just simply by having your own opt-in page online you will already be an expert in the eyes of these newbies.

Don’t Forget The Chance To Network

We are living in the digital age where social networking is now commonplace.
When I’m clicking for my safelist credits I actually take a note of the affiliate pushing any programmes / services and try to find them on facebook. If this person is actively marketing on facebook and safelists they are exactly the type of person that I want to be networking with.

Build Your List And They Will Come

Internet marketing is a tough game. Google constantly release new algorithms that cause the marketers to panic and wonder how they’ll ever satisfy the ever-changing requirements of Google’s search engine. Amazon also are known for changing their policy and there are all sorts of complicated and overwhelming instructions aimed at the internet marketer about what he or she should and shouldn’t do. In short the internet marketplace is extremely volatile, unless that is you decide to build your list of  subscribers.

In order to build your list it is recommended to sign up with an auto-responder provider that will automatically answer emails to those who subscribe to your list. On top of that you can schedule emails to be sent without having to be there to press the button yourself. It is an essential investment for those who want a big list fast. What’s next?

The best way to attract subscribers is to offer them something. Traditionally online businesses might offer a newsletter with the latest stories from their particular industry, but you can be as creative as you like to draw the attention of potential subscribers. Free gifts are a highly effective way to attract subscribers and the higher the perceived value of the free gift the better, so if you can provide a great ebook or even an online course to complete a specific task then you could be successful in building a list of devoted subscribers.

However the key to building a list fast is to drive traffic to your squeeze page (the squeeze page is the page on your website or blog where you place the details of your incentive for someone to sign up to your list and of course the sign-up section itself). How can you do this? There are a variety of ways, you can promote the link to your squeeze page on social media networks, blogs, discussion forums (usually in your signature) and even create videos relating to the topic on your squeeze page with a link back to your site on the video itself or in the comments section. You can also ask other marketers with larger lists in your niche if they’ll promote your offer and squeeze page to their list and when you build your list a little you can exchange the use of your list with other marketers who have a list of similar size in the same niche – this practise is known as ad swapping.

Learning how to build a list fast may take some time and will depend on a lot of things such as the quality of the copy-writing on your squeeze page, the attractiveness of your incentive offer to potential subscribers and how active you are in promoting your list. But you can build a list fast if you are relentless in your quest to drive traffic to it and if you provide value to your subscribers. It is a great feeling to not have to rely on search engines or affiliates to find your customers but you must be responsible in how you treat the subscribers to your list and it is not recommended to bombard them with offers but instead to occasionally let them know of some valuable information or service you think they may be interested in.

In order to get started on ways to build your list fast and for free then I suggest all list builders get active promoting their site wherever possible.

H.I.T.S. How Idiots Target Success

 

Here is a question for you; how do you target your own success as an Internet Marketer?

For a lot of people it’s how much traffic you get to your website, blog, squeeze page, opt in form, and the number of followers you have on your social media sites like facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, stumbleupon ect, ect, the list goes on.

H.I.T.S.  How Idiots Target Success.

But have you ever stopped to think about what I am about to say? “HITS are the lifeblood of yours and any other business, especially an Online Business”, True or False?

Well, controversially it is FALSE!

At the end of the day, it is NOT how many followers you have, how many visits your sales page has had and not necessarily how many people sign-up to your aweber list. It is also not about the amount of articles you have written either. HITS stands for, “How Idiots Target Success”.

Of course I could be wrong especially if your bank account says so; if it is healthy then congratulations this report is not for you because you have found the holy grail of Internet Marketing success. That is “QUALITY”.

The quality of your traffic is very important, that goes without saying as does the quality of people on your list of followers. A website or blog could get loads of traffic, but if it does not convert into sales then it is pointless surely. Your site should be monetised correctly, have internal and external backlinks and be well optimised with seo. In order to get a lead to stay on your site in the first place it should be inviting, eye catching and interesting. More to the point be what they are looking for!

When building any internet marketing business quality is the key to success. The quality of your traffic, the quality of your followers, articles, & blog posts is the most powerful thing to get right from word go.