LIST BUILDING

List Building
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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List Building

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.

Now if you want to learn more, contact me on skype at : marketingwithmark  and keep comming here for free advice.

Mark Terrell

(Coaching Newbies)

22 thoughts on “LIST BUILDING

  1. Vance Sova

    Hi Mark,

    I enjoyed reading your post and the good advice that it contains about list building.

    Particularly going to forums and finding out what people are having problems with and what solutions they are looking for.

    Although I’ve heard it said before, it is not mentioned that often.

    The only thing that I have a bit of a problem with is that in some forums there seem to be more people offering solutions than those who are looking for them.

    Building a relationship with the people that join your list is very important and nearly never done.

    I see that you are trying to change that by doing your part.

    Take care,
    Vance

    Reply
    1. Mark Terrell Post author

      Hi Vance,

      Thanks for posting on my blog…

      Yes relationship building is THE most important thing in internet marketing….

      We all want customers not visitors to our sales page 🙂

      take care

      mark

      Reply
  2. Cheryl Jones

    Hi Mark,

    I saw you over in the chat room tonight…I was busy working on posting when I stopped to join into the chat…finally I got back to work. I’ve been doing a lot of posting to draw traffic to my blog. I’m almost done with the numbers of posts I wanted to make.

    I’ve added to my blog. You can check it out if you want.

    Thanks.
    Cheryl

    Reply
    1. Mark Terrell Post author

      Hey Cheryl,

      Yep i have taken a look at your blog and it is coming along nicely

      Keep up the good work

      Mark

      Reply
  3. Glyn Lafferty

    Hey Mark,

    The list is definitely the way to go when you see the open rate in a weber and know that it is you that they are listening to is great.

    You can have a list as big as you want but if you don’t have a relationship with the people you are lost.

    I have just started being mentored by Alex Jeffreys and this stuff is all starting to make sense to me now.

    Great post mate

    Glyn

    Reply
    1. Mark Terrell Post author

      Hey Glyn,

      If you need any help with anything just call me or email me for unlimited free advice

      Mark

      Reply
  4. PJ Bess

    Mark,

    Informative post. I like your blog design by the waty as well. I do have a question though. Which forum do you go to and how do you find them? For example, the IM niche has a few popular forums with volumes of traffic but what about someone in the quilt making niche?

    Reply
    1. Mark Terrell Post author

      Hi Pj,

      Good point well i would use google to find related forums.

      However why not create a forum yourself ?

      Mark

      Reply
  5. Sally Neill

    Hey Mark, I would love to write a guide and give it away on a forum but I am scared someone won’t like it, I am taking Alex Jeffreys coaching and trying to face my fears so hopefully I can do this soon, Sally 🙂

    Reply
    1. Mark Terrell Post author

      Hi sally,

      If you need any help with ANY modules of Alex or id you need help getting your first product make just call me on skype : marketingwithmark

      Reply
  6. valerie campbell

    Hi Mark

    Yes, it took me a little while to realise that list building is SO important, if not the number one priority and then to build a relationship with them. As a newbie there is so much overwhelming information, that you cant see the woods from the trees. But, when you get this one small point, when the penny really drops, then everything changes!

    Reply
    1. Mark Terrell Post author

      Hi Valerie,

      LIST BUILDING is king, however you need the relationship with your list or they are just tire kickers lol

      Most Newbies are suffering from information overload and are bombarded with rubbish.

      If you need any FREE help just post here ok

      Mark

      Reply
  7. Fiona

    This is useful information that I need as I have just started my blog and need valuable information to build a successful blog. This will be a positive step in the right direction.

    Reply
  8. Cheryl *IM* Jones

    Well Mark, I’ve been working hard trying to keep up with you this time in class. I see that you are keeping a watchful on your students. I appreciate that. Please check out my new blog and let me know how you like it. Thanks for letting me go through class again.

    Reply
    1. Mark Terrell Post author

      Hi Cheryl,

      As you know once you become a student of mine you also become a friend for life.

      All my students are welcome to join future coaching programs to help others and to learn that little more as each class seems to get bigger and better.

      I will take a look at your blog and post a comment

      Mark

      Reply

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