We have heard, over and over again, “the money in the list” but is this statement exactly true. How does a person just starting out build a list? I will explain what I mean when I say is this statement true. It is true to the degree that you have to have a list to enable you to make your money but unless it is a targeted list that you have built a relationship with over time, you will make very little money from it.
All the top marketers know how to build a list and this is what they do. They go on forums or create surveys and ask questions, to find out what are people new to internet marketing are having difficulties with. It is then a matter of them supplying the information on the nominated subjects. The majority of the questions usually are about “How do I build a list”? Or “How to I drive traffic to my site”? These would be the two most frequent topic s that the newbie asks. These top marketers then begin to design a product that will fill that need.
Anyone can do this. It is not the exclusive domain of the top marketer. You go on the forum and do exactly what the “gurus” are doing. You have to do some research to gain the knowledge if you do not already have it. Create a product that answers the most asked questions. Go to your website, create an opt-inbox and assemble your answers in the form of a report or ebook and give it away for free. Build a relationship with your followers. Give it away on the forum and you will soon find that you will have traffic coming to your site. This information could probably be placed on any forum site where you see people are having trouble building a list or getting traffic. This problem applies to all niches.
You have to continue to foster the relationship with your list. You will send them a follow up email to see if the product helped them. This is one of the keys of success. By fostering the relationship, people will start to see you as a friend. We all know that we would prefer to buy a product from a friend rather than a stranger. Once you have this relationship and reputation, it will not be long before people are opt-in to your list in ever increasing numbers.
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