List Building – A Necessary Strategy in Profitable Marketing. List building is one thing that most highly successful marketers have in common. If you are serious about making a full-time income online, it’s important that you learn this strategy. You may not realize it, but your list can help you make hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for years to come! Without it, you’re leaving an incredible amount of money on the table.
When you build a list of targeted subscribers, you are essentially building a large group of people who need what you have. Through your messages, the free products you offer, and the quality products you sell, they will come to know and trust you – and your recommendations. List building offers you unlimited earning potential; the larger your list, the higher your profits.
List Building: How to Build a Large List Quickly for Free
There are many ways you can build a targeted e-mail list that won’t cost you a penny. Here are some of the most common (and effective).
Article marketing is a HUGE benefit when building your list. When you write quality articles offering information the reader can use, you build your reputation as an expert. At the end of your article, you are allowed to link to your website, blog, or “squeeze” page (opt-in page). Write a compelling statement that the reader cannot resist clicking on, and link it to your squeeze page. This is one of the best free methods you can use to build your list!
Blogging is HUGE today! You have the opportunity to make interesting and relevant posts every day, three times a week, or however often you like. When you have a quality blog that offers value, people return again and again and even spread the word. Always have an opt-in box on your blog or website, and offer something free that is perceived as having incredible value in exchange for your visitors name and email address.
Forums and Social Networks: Get Involved!
Social networks and forums are other free methods you can use in list building. Join forums that are related to your niche, and join in the conversation! Don’t start out right off the bat trying to “sell” yourself. Offer helpful answers to those who need them and provide useful information. When other forum members begin to see you as someone who is truly helpful and joins in the discussion, they will click on your forum signature – which should link to your squeeze page!
Same thing with social networking. Build a great profile on Facebook, and get involved in the community. You want to pay particular attention to those who share interests with you and would benefit from your product/service. When you are genuine and contribute to the community, people WILL sign up to your list.
List building is really NOT that hard, as long as you believe that your product/service is truly beneficial to your target audience and put your offer in front of that audience!