Everywhere you turn in internet marketing circles people are telling you to ‘build your list.’ Why? Quite simply it’s the cornerstone of making money online. For most internet marketers an autopilot income is not a dream – it’s the reality, and the reason is because they have a list. If you focus on just one thing in your online business over the next few months, make sure it’s this.
1. Offer a free WSO
A great way to build your list is to offer a free WSO. If you’re not familiar with it, a WSO is a Warrior Special Offer – a special part of the Warrior Forum, an online community for internet marketers.
Package up a great freebie, offer it to forum members in exchange for their email address and you WILL start to build your list. You have to pay to post your offer, but trust me when I say it’s well worth it. Stick a one time offer behind your squeeze page and you’ll make money AND build your list at the same time. The most important thing is to make sure that your freebie is something good; something which will offer real value to the people who download it.
2. Get Adswaps
What is an adswap? Quite simply it’s when another marketer emails their list with your offer, and in exchange you email your list with their offer. Get some adswaps and send people to your squeeze page. Obviously you’ll need to already have a small list in place to begin using this method, but once you do it’s an absolutely wonderful (and profitable) way to build your list and meet other marketers.
3. Pay for Solo Ads
Solo ads seem to have gone out of fashion but it can be a great way to build your list. A solo ad is a paid ad to another mailing list. Again, simply point your ad to your squeeze page, and if you choose a solo ad in a publication which is strongly related to your niche then you should see some subscribers.
4. Produce a free viral report
I don’t see many people using this method but it can be a very effective way to build your list. Put together a free report (again making sure it’s good quality) and then submit it to free eBook directories or email other marketers and ask if they’d like to offer it to their subscribers. Inside the report you simply include a link to your squeeze page. Viral reports are great because (as the name suggests) they really spread around the internet, especially if it’s a good quality report, and you’ll find that hundreds, if not thousands of people will see your links.