List Building Strategies

Once you have your homepage or squeeze page built…presuming your page is designed properly…a certain percentage of people who go to that page will opt-in for your ezine, which of course is what you want. There are basically three internet marketing strategies that work for fast list building and a couple that I recommend you avoid-at least when you are just starting out.

First way to build a list

The first way to build a list is through a joint venture…or an endorsed emailing. This is a great way to generate subscribers. It is probably the most effective way to generate high-quality subscribers that are likely to buy from you. Just know that it also takes the most work.

Second way to grow your list

The second way is through free or paid co-registration. Co-registration is where you are literally paying per subscriber. You could be paying with money…or you could be using a service that is free…in which case you pay through points or impressions.

Third way for list building

The third method of building your list is through SEO…search engine optimization.

Some people live and die by search engines. I’m not a master of SEO…it is something I am learning more about and eventually I’ll get good at it-maybe! In the meantime, I am focusing on what I’m already good at.

You see, you don’t need to be a master at all three of these ways to grow you list. In fact, I suggest you focus on just one way to start. Get really good at that method…or find out that you aren’t good at it and try one of the other ways!

Methods for list building to avoid

Early on, before I knew any better, I tried using services that provided leads…I paid for leads…for people who were looking for business opportunities. What a waste of time and money! Don’t do it-you’ll be wasting your time. Pretty much everyone has actually done it…and it is dumb…foolish…so learn from my mistakes and don’t you waste your time and money!

This next method is not a bad way to grow your list…but it is one that I would certainly say hold on for now…and that is paid advertising. It is way less effective than doing a joint venture or co-registration. With advertising, people know they are being pitched to, so you have a much smaller percentage of people opting in. So don’t start here-after you have some victory and know that your page is converting well then you can start spending money on advertising. For now you are better off spending money on co-registration!

For me, the most effective internet marketing strategies for building a list fast are endorsed mailings-or joint ventures and co-registration. And even though I personally am not a master at SEO I know it works really, really well for other people so I am comfortable recommending it. When you are starting out, choose one of these list building methods and pretty soon you will have a really sweet list and be making money online!