Can I ever publish enough on List Building? Hardly! If you had a Newspaper to run, how do you make your money? Well you will need subscribers to pay for their subscription, and advertisers to pay you so that they can pitch their goods and services to your subscribers via your Newspaper. A blog is no different; you still need subscribers, and plenty of them if you want to survive, and become successful.
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You’ve probably heard the phrase, “the money is in the list”. Still, you may not have started to build a list because you’re intimidated, or just don’t know HOW to get started. The good news is that it’s actually not that difficult — and when you have a list, you really do have it made!
The problem in Internet marketing is that many people are worried about finding potential customers all the time. You have to rely on either paid traffic or free traffic. Unfortunately, this means you are at the mercy of other companies as to how far your customer reach is.
When you have a list, you don’t have to worry as much about things like search engine optimization and pay per click costs. That’s because you own your list full of targeted buyers! The people have signed up for your list have chosen to do so and want to hear from you. You have control over when you contact these people; which means you can make excellent sales every time you mail them.
Having your own list really is building your own business. You now have an asset that can make every other aspect of your business work far more seamlessly. Hopefully, if you hadn’t considered building a list before, your mind is changed now!
Many marketers have estimated that for every one person you have on your list you’ll earn one dollar per month. That means with a list of 100 people, you can expect to earn at least 100 extra dollars. Of course, if you go about things the right way you can earn lot more than that — even with such a small list. With a list size of 2000 people, you can expect to earn at least 00 extra per month, and so on. The sky really is the limit when you have a list.
If you are intimidated about building a list, it’s time to get over that fear. It’s time to take action and learn as much as you can about list building so you can fully control your business and your profits. Once you have a good list going and you know all about sales and building relationships, you’ll never look back!
Of course, it’s possible to make many mistakes along the way. That is part of the reason why it so important to educate yourself first. After you have done so, it should be smooth sailing from there as you build your expertise and your list size grows.
Choosing an Autoresponder to Build Your List
One of the most important decisions you will make when it comes to building your list is which autoresponder company you want to go with. There are many of them out there, but they are certainly not created equal.
There are also autoresponder scripts you can set up on your own host. Many people are attracted to these because there is no monthly fee and they feel like they will have more power over their messages and settings. However, you should probably stay away from these scripts as they’re usually more trouble than they’re worth!
For one thing, there is the technical hassle of setting them up in the first place. Beyond that, some of the scripts are unreliable, which can really harm your business. You should also be aware that the autoresponder companies usually have relationships with the e-mail providers. These scripts can have a higher chance of getting caught in the spam filters — which can destroy your business before you even get started.
You probably don’t relish the idea of starting a monthly subscription, but it will more than pay for itself! Going with a reliable autoresponder company is one of the best things you can do as an Internet marketer.
aWeber, Get Response, and E-mail Aces are the most commonly cited among Internet marketers. Out of the three of these, aWeber is the most popular. That’s because they have a great reputation and reasonable prices. No matter which of these you choose, you will probably be very happy with it!
Beyond choosing an autoresponder, you need to get familiar with the interface. Most companies you go with will allow you to have unlimited lists and will help you organize them. A good company will also give you statistics about things like your open rates, and which links were clicked. aWeber now has advanced tracking, which can certainly help you figure out how to craft your messages in the future.
A huge concern when you’re sending out autoresponder e-mails is getting caught in spam filters. When you’re in a spam filter, the chances of people seeing your message are very slim! That’s why you need to make sure the e-mails you send out will pass the spam filters. That is another service that the top auto responder companies provide for you. They will let you know how likely your e-mail is to be flagged.
Make it your mission today to choose the right autoresponder company, so you can start putting it to work for you!
Using Branding for your lists…
Branding is an incredibly important concept in marketing. When you think of brands, you probably think of ones like Nike, Disney, Apple, and many others. The truth is that you’ll have a brand as well. If you aren’t building this brand, you need to do so.
One of the best ways to do this is to utilize your list. You can get the word out there about your company by having your list members share content with their friends, or even forward your e-mails to other people. The more people who come in contact with your content and your business, the wider your brand spreads.
Part of doing this is making sure you have a consistent image. People get comfortable with the image a certain brand projects. That means making use of your personality, the type of content you deliver, and many other aspects of your business. Having a personal philosophy can help you develop your own brand for your business.
The point is that you don’t want to just focus on one-off sales with your list. You want to create a brand that people love, trust, and come to time and time again. You want to become so familiar in people’s minds that you are what they think of when they think of your niche. Part of this is becoming an expert that people trust and turn to for advice.
This is thinking of the bigger picture. Everything you do is part of your business and should help to build your brand. The list is a huge part of that, so you want to come up with a game plan. Everything from your squeeze page, to your autoresponder copy, to your blog, to your content-based webpage should reflect your brand. By making these things work seamlessly together, your business will take off and be far more successful.
Branding isn’t just for the largest companies! Even small startup companies and Internet marketers can build their brand online. Everything you do to build your list should reflect your brand and what you stand for. This will help increase your profits now and in the long run. Soon enough, word-of-mouth will spread and your income dreams will be reached far more easily.
Start building your brand today by making a list of things you can do that will affect your image. Making these decisions early on in the game will help you become far more successful.
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