Build A Big Email List Without Going Broke (Or Spamming)

Having An Active Email List Makes Things Easier (not to beat them up)
Having An Active Email List Makes Things Easier (not to beat them up)

“The Money Is In The List”

Yeah, yeah… but how do you get a list?

Well, first of all, you dont “get” a list – I’ve tried, and it DOES NOT work.

If you buy a list, and decide to start emailing them offers, you will get a bunch of spam complaints and your account will be shut off.

So we BUILD a list – which is also not easy at all. Well, kinda…

If you’re running PPC, you should ALWAYS direct traffic to a squeeze page. That’s a given. If you’re using the viralurl software, the same concept applies.

“But I think direct-linking is much easier” – EHHHHHHHHH WRONG!

With direct linking, you get much more people to see the offer, but they’re not ready for it yet – except for your ad, they really have no idea what to expect. And those that do buy your stuff, wont leave their info so you can email them later to buy more stuff.

So always have a squeeze page somewhere. It doesnt have to be a plain old page like Eben Pagan originally came up with, but it could be a blog, or even a squidoo – as long as you can capture their data.

Here’s where it gets tricky. Even though you have tons of email fields everywhere, people are just not signing up!

Warm Them Up

Again, if people are not driven to take action, they wont. If you expect it to happen just because, it wont.

Not only that, but email has been so beat up that people go extra lengths to protect it, which forces you to be EXTRA good.

Solution? OFFER YOUR BEST! Yes, give them so much info, or such a good bonus, that they just have to sign up.

It’s that simple.

I may be talking out of my arse, one would say… but this guy is definitely not.

He built a 200,000 emails list and continuously make $300-400k out of it.

Forget what I said and go see what he’s saying.

How To Build A List For Email Marketing Quick: ViralUrl Results

Increase Your Asset - Grow an Active List
Increase Your Asset - Grow an Active List

The most important asset a internet marketer has is a responsive list of customers. Whether on email, twitter, or facebook, building a list of active subscribers is a strategy that any marketer should focus on since the beginning.

The average list-building experience starts slowly, as traffic starts pouring into landing pages and prospects subscribe to your list.

However, this strategy can be frustrating in the beginning, while traffic is still shy.

That’s when a respected list-building platform comes in handy. List-builders are communities of professionals that subscribe (or buy access) to receive and send messages within the community. Basically, List-Builders are a pool of like-minded professionals looking to improve their businesses, get more traffic, and make more money.

My Favorite List-Builder

I’ve written before about my results with list-builders before, so today I want to share specifically my results with ViralUrl.

For $197/year, ViralUrl allows email blasts every 3 days to 3000 random members in their list.

I’ve been utilizing their services since february, and I’m very satisfied with the results.

Previously, I’d been promoting Magnetic Sponsoring, because of the high conversion rates, and for each blast, I’d generate 10+ leads and about a sale/week from MS alone. That’s $80/month, which would cover my initial investment in 2.5 months, leaving me 9.5 months to profit from the ViralUrl services.

Now, I’ve switched the focus to my own training, the Expand Your Income manual – and even though my landing page does not convert as well as Mike Dillard’s (what’s new?) the prospects I receive are much more targeted because they want to know ME, not magnetic sponsoring or Mike Dillard.

So here are the updated results: depending on my email copy (I keep experimenting, which makes for a lower average), I may get anywhere from 100-150 visits, and 6-10 leads. I understand this is not outrageously effective, but it brings me great prospects, and I’m building my own list, expanding the reach of personal branding even further.

If you’re just starting up, and you’re not yet getting the traffic you want, I highly recommend ViralUrl. And if you have a bit more to invest, you can get multiple accounts, and send blasts everyday!

Either way, be sure to offer something valuable in exchange for your opt-ins. Folks in list-building services are already in the industry and are probably not looking for another home business – they’re looking for training, consulting, tips.. So provide them with something highly beneficial and your results will speak for themselves.

To growing your list the smart way,

Leo Saraceni

P.S – ViralUrl also offers an effective url cloaking service (for free, even if you dont join their paid membership) that is great to mask affiliate links and protect your commissions. Check it out:

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