Every Successful Online Business and the #1 Strategy is List Building that’s why the saying goes “The Money Is In The List” I guess it must be true. These days, you can’t call yourself a true internet marketer if you don’t have your very own list. Many current internet marketers also state that list building should start from as early as possible in your internet marketing career. There are many ways to start building a list. There’s the easy way and then there’s the hard way. With the easy way, you can go out and buy a list or multiple lists if you have the money. The downside?
The list may very well have been used to the point is had been exhausted, non-responsive, or even not remotely related to your niche. Basically, it’ll be worthless. So, in order to build a list that any internet marketer would be proud to own, you have to roll up your sleeves and start building your own from scratch. Below are some effective ways to help you to do so: It’s All For Them When there’s a niche then here has to be a demand for it. When there’s demand, there’s opportunity for money to be made. And as an internet marketer, it’s your job to find a way to meet those demands in the niche that you have chosen.
You can help serve your target audience by doing all the hard work for them. There are many people in the world who have lots of money but not enough time. And many of these same people are willing to fork out cash for convenience. So you can use this to your advantage, such as in building your list. No matter which niche you are in, there’s bound to be something in that niche that is difficult, confusing, technical, time-consuming, bothersome…etc. Take all these variables and present it in an very easily obtainable and handy form for your goal or niche viewers. for your target or niche audience. You can use mediums such as audio, videos, images to help you niche audience understands the niche better.
If you consistently and constantly provide your target audience with such value, you will be seen as an expert in your field, and you will capture more and more of your target audience this way. Many people will eventually take notice and interest in your work and thus come flocking to your site, and as a result opting into your list to stay up to date with the latest happenings or news from you. Be A Problem Solver
Everyone has problems. So find out the most common (or uncommon) problems which are faced in your niche and then research the ways how people can solve this problem. In fact, digital information products are usually created to tackle problems and provide answers or solutions. In addition to providing answers to problems, you can also BE the solution. Meaning if the solution requires a physical product or service to help solve the problem, then you may very well create the required product or service.
The word will spread soon enough, and you will be viewed as their hero or even a savior from their problems. This is a great way to build your reputation as an internet marketer and further solidify your status as a knowledgeable figure in your niche. (Plus, who doesn’t like heroes?) Teacher Are you an expert in your niche or industry? If you are, then you may very well know plenty of things compared to people who are not as well informed in your niche. People crave information, and you can use this to your advantage.
You can start teaching your target audience. It could be any topic regarding your niche. You might be successful in some aspects of your niche, and therefore you can share your success story. Such as what contributed to your success, the methods involved, the situations and problems you faced and how you overcame them and such. Many people will surely be interested, and every person loves a great results story as it is extremely motivating as well as inspiring. All For Free Who doesn’t love free stuff? In this case, it’s YOU who have to give. Give away what you have created… for free.
No, you don’t have to be crazy to give away something that took your time and effort to create. Giving away free stuff is an awesome way to build a list as people will sign up for free stuff willingly. Offer your valuable contents (as discussed earlier) and offer it as a free download, in exchange for their contact name and e-mail address. This will sound like more than a fair deal for your visitors, and therefore they will not mind giving out their e-mail for a chance to grab something valuable for free. Only then will they be more likely to reciprocate when you finally ask them to buy something from you.
You can’t keep on asking your list to buy from you at every e-mail you send out. This will deter the people in your list, and this is the perfect excuse for them to opt-out of it. Don’t ever view your list purely as a money-making machine. You have to build a relationship with them first and constantly provide value for them. Once you have gained their trust and appreciation, marketing to them will be much easier and like any good list, they will buy from you again and again in the future. Care for your list and show it to them that you do.
Keep at it and you will end up with a highly responsive, highly targeted list, which can make you lots of money time and time again.
Originally posted 2012-09-26 12:46:26.