April 24, 2024


Business – Your Game

How to Build an Email List and Actually Make Money From It

The fact is, just about every single person in the planet has an email address, building an email list is one of the most affordable, and cost-effective ways to market to people online. Especially since email is completely free to send.

When’s the best time to get started?

As with anything in business, the time to get started is right now. To make big things happen in life in general, you need to learn how to start taking action immediately. You can’t wait for everything to become perfect before you act, because perfect never happens. The time to start is now.

So really quick, I’m going to take you through what you need to do to build an email list – and explain exactly why you should do it.

I’ve will even go as far as saying “If you’re not building an email list, you’re just not seeing the bigger picture.”

Top 3 ways to build an email list quickly.

1. Put an opt-in form on your blog or website.

Putting an email form on your blog or website is probably the first place you should start. It could be as simple as adding a place where people could sign up for future updates, or you could take it a step further and even create a short product that will allow you offer it to people visiting your site in exchange for their information.

To get your opt-in form on your website, sites like Aweber make it very simple to copy and past code into your WordPress based website.

If this is something beyond your know how, you can also go to sites like Fiverr.com and pay experts around $5 per task to do simple coding projects like this. Just type in keyword WordPress and many profiles will show up that can take care of this for you. It’s by far the easiest and fastest way.

2. Facebook ads

Facebook is becoming one of the best places to start doing campaigns and driving traffic cheaply to your website. The way this campaign would work is that you would create an ad group on Facebook, and then target the demographic of the type of people you want to see your ads.

There are many good products online on how to do Facebook marketing, so I won’t go too much into this, but the idea is that they will click on your ad, then go to your website. I would highly recommend having relevant content on the landing page, and an opt-in form in clear view so they can sign up to receive more info or download your free info product.

3. Solo Ads

Solo ads has become extremely popular in the past few years, almost so much so that it’s starting to lose it’s novelty. Nonetheless, it can work very well in some markets. The idea behind solo ads, is that there are people online who you can pay to send your offer to their entire list of subscribers.

It’s a great way to get exposure and clicks from a very targeted audience with someone who has built a relationship with their list. There are many good solo ad providers on the Warrior Forum. Just type in Warrior forum on Google and click the first link that comes up.

Building an email list gives you the ability to create relationship with your prospects and customers.

Having a growing database that you can communicate with at the click of a mouse, is true power in the online marketing landscape. Many email software providers such as Aweber, Get Response and Mail Chimp to name a few, let you draft an email on the spot, then send out to your entire list, regardless of it’s size in a single instant. That means if you had a list of 1,000 people for example, and wanted to let them know about a promotion your having this weekend, you could draft a quick email, and send it out to everyone (known as email broadcasting) and start getting instant feedback, and potentially even orders coming in. There is really no other form of marketing at the present moment that is more powerful.