Why spend time
or money on building a list?
© 2004 By Patric Chan
That's a silly question, right?
If you don't know the answer and still want to make money
from the internet, you're really in the wrong shoes.
First rule of thumb in making money online is to have your
own list of potential customers. But don't go wasting your
money buying subscribers if you are on a shoestring budget.
Here are 5 simple ways I use to increase my opt-in list:
||1. Give away a free
If you have your own product, this is really
easy to achieve. Just extract from your own
book some of the contents you find it
interesting. Select some points and voila,
you've got yourself a 20 page report. In your free
book, put your website url in there. But, you
MUST make sure that your free ebook is
valuable. In that sense, it's not some cheap
If you can, allow the reader to brand the book
with their own name and url. This will be a good
motivator for them to pass it around.
2. Use a Co-registration joint venture
Have you subscribed to a newsletter where the thank you page
recommends you to subscribe to 3 other newsletters of the
the 'Thank you page co registration' in action. Let others
promote their newsletter on your thank you page, and in
return you can promote yours on their thank you page.
3. Use Pop Ups on your site
Yes. I know. Some people say it's irritating to have pop ups
on sites. Guess what? I'm still using pop ups on each of my
sites because it increases my list like crazy! My advice
is, put a pop up on your website to capture leads.
4. Submit valuable articles
Do you know something that you think others would want to
know about it? If yes, then write an article and post it on
forums and article submission websites. If you can, go to
ezine directories and send your articles to newsletter
owners that accept article submissions. At the end of your
article, put your signature.
If you do not know how to write an article, you can use
Ezine Article Creator software to help you. Visit
5. Grow your existing subscribers
I don't see many marketers do this. And I wonder why. If you
have an existing amount of subscribers, you should ask a
favor from them to refer their friends to your list. Look
at it this way. If they are your subscribers, obviously it
means they find value in your list. So, it's totally easy
and fine for them to refer their friends over. All you need
to do is ask!
You can create a 'Tell A Friend' script for them to invite
their friends. If you can, offer them an ethical bribe like
a free gift to thank them for their help of referring.
So, who says building a list without
spending money is difficult?
These 5 strategies seem too simple to believe they can work.
That's why, many people don't bother to use them. I
use it. I've built my list and I can guarantee you they
work. All you need to do is to put in a little bit of
It's time for you to build and grow your own list. Do it
now. Each day you waste, you are losing money, literally.
What if, you have a list now, do you think you'll make
money online quicker and more easily?
Think about it.