Home Add to Favorite Contact Submit  
             09 December, 2023

Category:  Articles » Internet » List Building


Getting Started - 8 List-Building Tips

         Views: 2552
2008-06-30 04:27:11     
Article by Lisa R. Wells

There's no point in putting out a great newsletter if you don't have a list of people to send it to. Building your list is an ongoing process, and here are a few ways to get started:

1. Provide a free gift, such as an e-course, a special report, an e-book, or a tip sheet. Nowadays people aren't going to hand over their email without getting something else valuable in return. You or your virtual assistant can set up your autoresponder or shopping cart program to deliver this gift once a visitor has submitted their name and email.
2. Make sure you have a sign-up box on each page of your website; you never know which page people will land on. Also, make sure the sign-up box is "above the fold" so that visitors don't have to scroll all around to find it.
3. Create a separate landing page on your website that's dedicated to your newsletter or free gift. Include a description, testimonials, a sample issue or archives, and of course your sign-up box.
4. Promote your free gift and newsletter on your blog, in your email signature, and on the business cards and flyers that you hand to people in person.
5. Have a sign-up sheet or basket to collect cards when you're speaking or when you attend a booth at a trade show or fair. A nice touch is to send an email with a personal invitation to join your mailing list, adding a link to your sign-up page. This may get a better response rate than someone receiving an "opt-in confirmation e-mail" a few days or a week after the event took place.
6. Submit your newsletter to sites such as BestEzines.com. Use the URL of your newsletter page (see #3) versus your home page.
7. Submit your individual newsletter articles to free article directories such as Ezine Articles, Idea Marketers, and Article Dashboard. You can also try an automated online service like Submit Your Article. This is a great task to offload to your virtual assistant. When you submit articles to these sites, you'll not only increase traffic to your website but will also attract new subscribers for your mailing list and improve your website's ranking with the search engines.
8. Join a joint-venture opportunity. I joined two joint venture promotions in the last two weeks and even though June is only half over, my list has already grown like wildfire! To set up your own joint venture campaign or promotion, you can partner with others who offer complementary products and/or services, put together a web page of free offerings, and then promote it like crazy.

Growing your list takes time but the investment is well worth it as you begin your relationship with your subscribers.

Copyright 2008 Lisa Wells

Lisa Wells is a Certified eMarketing Associate who partners with coaches, consultants, entrepreneurs, and small business owners, managing their many online marketing needs. Move your business to the next level and up your e-marketing game - sign up for her FREE e-course "e-Marketing Toolbox Essentials" at http://www.emarketingtoolboxessentials.com where she shares ideas, tips, do's and don'ts, as well as programs and strategies you need to avoid!

Specialized in: Emarketing - Autoresponders - Newsletters - Websites - Email Marketing - Ezines - Blogs - Podcasts - Free Emarketing Ecourse
URL: http://www.emarketingtoolboxessentials.com
Print article      Bookmark this page
Related Articles 
A New $7 Revolution Is Coming! (Popularity: ): One thing you have to agree on about the field of internet marketing - it's always in a state of flux. Somebody comes up with a new idea that works, and before you know it, it catches on and spreads like wildfire.Well, there's a new wildfire beginning and you can jump on the bandwagon and make/save a ton of money if you make your move now. I'm talking about the ...
Looking For Targeted Leads? Then Follow These Steps Now (Popularity: ): The following five important lead generation pointers must be considered by anyone looking to enhance their leads from their marketing efforts.1. Your Audience: The very best marketing piece or sales presentation is useless if you do not project it to the right audience. It doesn't matter whether you are marketing on the internet, via direct mail or creating display ads. Targeting the right audience is critical.In order to identify your ...
The Benefit of Using Safelist (Popularity: ): Internet business marketers are now using safelist to bring in their products and services to thousands of internet users in just a matter of seconds. Safelists is considered as one of the best online marketing strategy. It is safe to use safelists if you were able to apply it properly but if you were not able to utilize it would be a problem to you.Look at some of the flaws ...
Contests as List Builders (Popularity: ): Contests are a great way to build your opt in list. Everyone loves the chance to win something, so they’ll be more than thrilled to give you their email address. Contests fit into any genre, as well.In order to enter the contest that you set up, the entrant should be required to give their first name and email address. You can set up a simple form using the HTML from ...
Making an Opt-In List More Effective (Popularity: ): In today's world of business, one must utilize all of the resources possible in order to get ahead of the competition. This is the reason why a lot of companies today are scrambling to make use of the technology of the internet to ensure their progress.Making use of Opt-in lists is one of the methods commonly used in the internet today to distribute promotional materials. For the uninformed, an Opt-in ...

Related Business 
Free Fitness Tips & Body Building (Popularity: ): This is a website dedicated to everything related to Body Building. It is far more than a body building website, it is also a community. This website allows you to interact with like-minded persons and share your passion about your own body. Whether you are a beginner and just looking for basic information to get you started or at an advanced level, there is something for you here at our ...
RC Plane talk (Popularity: ): Informative tips on types of RC planes, radio equipment, and instructions on trimming and building to get started.
Muscle Mass Building Tips For Muscle Builders (Popularity: ): In this website, you will find a wealth of resources and tips on muscle building. You will also get to view the videos gallery on videos relating to muscle building. In addition, the articles written here will also give you good information on how to build your muscles effectively.
Muscle Building That Saves You Money (Popularity: ): Wants some help selecting muscle building supplements. How about some hints on building muscles? Have you seen all the variety of muscle building supplements on the net? Our site has the basics that you can use to get started on supplements. Are you ready for some good information? Come straight to our site now and get what you need.
Pinewood Derby Car Building Tips (Popularity: ): Includes tool tips, correcting modeling mistakes, speed tips, and reviewed links.
Pinewood Derby Car Building Tips (Popularity: ): Includes tool tips, correcting modelling mistakes, and contains a buyer's guide, speed tips and reviewed links.
Aspect Enterprises: Building Consultant and Building Designers (Popularity: ): Building designs that are Functional, Stylish, Sustainable. This was our guiding principle when we started Aspect and remains the driving force behind every design we do. We work with you to create your dream home. Our mission has always been to provide great design combined with personalised service to our clients.
Building Choice - Tips On Home Diy (Popularity: ): Building a new house or renovating? Getting frustrated trying to choose from all the available building products? While painting is generally straightforward, where all you need are paint and a roller and brush, some consideration goes into choosing the right paint for your space.
Building Services Sydney (Popularity: ): Building Services Sydney- There are many different building services in Sydney, so how does one ensure that they hire the best for their building repairs and maintenance services? The author in this article shares some helpful tips and suggestions that you could keep in mind when finalising on a particular firm. Important aspects like how much experience do they have in this field, what are their charges, are they certified ...
List-Tips.com (Popularity: ): Tips and tricks to build and maintain your list.