One Month To A List Building Boom
Are you looking to build a valuable, responsive list? Whether you’ve been working on list building for a while or are just starting out, this unique strategy could be just the ticket to getting your efforts off and running like crazy!
How to Build a First-Class Email List in 30 Days – From Scratch
If you want to quickly build a responsive email list in the next 30 days — especially if you’re just starting online and don’t have a lot of money — the following strategy can get the job done.
Here’s the story:
Several years ago, I was struggling to build my email list and nothing seemed to work.
I wrote hundreds of ezine articles. I tried setting up joint ventures with other list owners. I even added loads of fresh content to my site hoping to attract search engine traffic and leads.
All of these things were helpful, but they didn’t deliver the big “hit” I wanted.
Then one day, I decided to try something completely different. Something entirely obvious …
Hardly anyone was doing what I was going to attempt (much less teaching it).
What I did was “trade” writing a half dozen press releases to a marketer I knew (who had a big email list) in exchange for plugging my site a set number of times to his list over the course of a month.
Did it work? Oh yeah!
In fact, it only took a few hours to write the press releases, and every time he plugged my site a new batch of leads came in like clockwork.
The total cost? A few hours of my time doing something I enjoyed.
And guess what?
You can do the exact same thing.
Don’t worry if you don’t like to write – this strategy can work with any skill that you have. No matter where you are or what your skill level, the likelihood is you’re able to do something that will be seen as valuable by other online marketers.
You probably have a skill other email list owners in your industry want.
It could be writing … web design … programming … SEO … editing audio/video … building websites … or just about anything a list owner in your industry can use.
Here’s 2 ways you can get going on as early as today:
1. Intentional social media networking
Mostly, I think social media is overrated as a marketing tool.
But one thing I do like about it is how easy it is to meet people you wouldn’t otherwise get to know.
With Facebook, for example, you can friend someone and get to know them (by chatting them up about common interests, responding to their updates, etc). Sometimes that can naturally turn into a valuable contact.
Making connections in your niche – or even complimentary niches – can be an incredibly powerful way to not only build your list, but also build your authority online.
2. Ask your colleagues
Chances are you know other business owners.
It can’t hurt to ask them:
“Hey, I want to build my list and am wanting to trade my XYZ service/product in exchange for other list owners plugging me to their list. Do you know someone who needs an XYX service/product?”
All it takes is one referral like that, and you’re off to the races.
What are some tactics you’ve tried when building your list? Can you think of any skills you could use as a trade with other list owners? Leave a message on our Facebookpage we’d love to connect with you.