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Fastest way to build a real list?

Postby JordanLH » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:17 pm


I know that many people are focusing or building lists.
I just wanted to know what you personally find most effective?

Especially unique methods that you use.

I'm trying to find new stuff to add to my videos to make them extremely comprehensive, and any new ideas would be great.

Thanks so much. :)

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Postby Jeff Casmer » Sat Aug 05, 2006 7:19 pm


One of the most effective ways to build a list is to have a box at the top left hand side of your webpage.......I have a very large list that I have built over several years and this is one of the best little know ways people dont

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Postby Mohamad Zaki Hussein » Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:35 am

Hi Jordan,

The fastest way that I've found so far is to participate or organize a cross-promotion event, like the giveaway JV out there.

I never organized one in the IM niche, only participate in some of them, and it can give you like 200-700 subscribers in a couple of weeks, depending on how good the event is.

For example, in the last 117ChristmasGifts (organized by Henry Gold and Reed Floren), I got about 700. Actually, my autoresponder said I got 615 subscribers, but I think the tracker is not accurate, since I also saw an unusual inflow of "no referrer" subscribers to my list.

I think my result is not so good there, maybe because I was giving an old gift. My friend got about 1900 subscribers even though her listing in the giveaway was below mine. She's giving an in-demand gift at that time, i.e. an article submitter.

Now after experiencing those giveaways in the IM niche, I tried similar method (but with far smaller scale) in the health and fitness niche. There are only 7 partners involved here, all of them are marketers who are also experts in their niche (fitness expert, trainer, etc.), most of them only have small list like 500 or 1000.

The event run in a week and the result is 267 subscribers. Actually, about 397 people signing up there (this may not be an accurate stat, because if memory serves, I also tested the opt-in form, so that probably got recorded also in the stat), but most of them do not re-confirm (I use double opt-in) and 6 of them already unsubscribed.

Well, I think that's it for now and I hope that helps.

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Postby calvinchin » Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:52 am

Hi Jordon,

Joint Venture is definitely an easy and faster way to get highly
responsive targeted list. :wink:

The other way is to do a "Thank You" page co-reg.... meaning to
show signup info on other marketers subscription thank you page, and
you show theirs.

Hope it helps. :wink:
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Postby annalaurabrown » Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:39 pm

I have found that the best way to build a large list is to offer something for free and then to advertise your list in all of the email list directories online. You can do a google search in order to find them.
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Postby Jeff Casmer » Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:30 pm


Your correct. The first thing I did was submit my ezine to every directory I could when I first started and its been bringing me traffic for years...

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Postby skyjoe76 » Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:01 pm

I started to give away free ebook 2 days ago. Probably it take some time for the list to build up.
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Postby JackieC » Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:44 pm

I've put a contact box on my website. It's been active for over a week now, and to tell you the truth, I'm not getting much out of it :cry: . Any advice on what I might do to get more email captures?
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Postby skyjoe76 » Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:42 am

I just put up a ezine subscription box on my blog. Not sure if it works. Just test out different ideas. Will keep all of you posted on the result.
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Postby ReviewFire » Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:51 am

Another way is to use viral marketing.

The Death of Adsense recently was a great example, although he also incorporated a low paying affiliate program into it - $0.50 for every person who you referred to his download.

This example also shows that combining two disciplines also produces results (viral marketing and affiliate commissions)

The example in my sig also combines two (viral marketing and list building)

The recent stomper videos showed that the top left hand side of the screen is where most people first look when visiting a site - hence the success with opt in boxes placed there.

There are lots of ways to go about list building, you just need to be consistent and keep at it.

Best of Luck

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Postby kidino » Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:39 am

If you have never read the Butterfly Marketing Manuscript, I suggest that you do. Methods from the Butterfly Marketing are great if you want to build a list fast. You can even pay for your subscribers like He pays $0.50 for each of his 30,000+ subscribers. It's like a Pay-Per-Lead affiliate program in there.
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Re: Fastest way to build a real list?

Postby Warren Contreras » Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:44 am

JordanLH wrote:Hello,

I know that many people are focusing or building lists.
I just wanted to know what you personally find most effective?

Are you talking about a traditional email list?

Just today I am trying a novel approach to get beginners on a list that uses a modified RSS feed instead of email by combining it with other opportunities to formulate a plan.

I would be interested in any feedback
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Postby woellner » Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:07 pm

I would have to go with Joint Ventures.

It may be difficult to do but if you have a quality product and nice sales page to promote it, you shouldn't have any problems getting a few JV partners.
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Postby trafficwave » Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:24 am

The key for me has been to offer a compelling reason for subscribers to join my list.

This could be a free report, a free download, etc... No matter how you slice it, "free" is still a very powerful word in the world of copy.

Whatever method you are using to get people to your site, be sure you have a conveniently located subscription form to make it easy for visitors to subscribe.

JV's work great as some have stated here already.
Personally, I find that PPC and keyword based advertising gives me the best conversion rate but I keep as many avenues and channels open as I possibly can.
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Postby skyjoe76 » Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:50 am

Which are the ezine directories you submitted to?
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