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    Building a list?

    Hi guys.

    One of Swastik's main pieces of advice seems to be to build a list, so, well, I'm looking to do just that

    Do you have any tips for building a list? I reckon I could quite easily get emails, I think the main problem is which software to use? I'm on a very tight budget at the moment so can't really spend much money (if any), so what do you recommend?

    Thanks,
    Simon

  2. Awber is the best. It is 19$ per month i think.
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    How do you go about building a list anyways?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sneakyheathen View Post
    How do you go about building a list anyways?
    A signup form would help.

    Look over there to learn more about Aweber services.
    http://www.aweber.com/email-marketing-features.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Hi guys.

    One of Swastik's main pieces of advice seems to be to build a list, so, well, I'm looking to do just that

    Do you have any tips for building a list? I reckon I could quite easily get emails, I think the main problem is which software to use? I'm on a very tight budget at the moment so can't really spend much money (if any), so what do you recommend?

    Thanks,
    Simon
    Hey,

    I don't know how I missed this thread, I'm sorry.

    You shouldn't target getting e-mails, rather buyers. Because a list of 500 buyers will outperform a list of 10,000 emails, on any given day. ;p

    Regarding which software, I'd suggest Getresponse if your tight on budget. Aweber increases price as number of subscribers increase, $19, $29 and so on...

    Here's something more interested, though I never tried it: http://www.getresponse.com/orderfree.html

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    Now, how to do it?

    Well the easiest, cost-effective and best way to get started would be this.

    -- Get an autoresponder - $17
    -- Get a domain -- $8
    -- Set up a squeeze page, black text on white background will do, no need for fancy graphics. Words sell, design doesn't. Outside of the IM niche, when people are looking for information / products on the internet, they'll discard anything fancy looking. Ask Why? They associate it with the TV commercials which are all non-delivering. So anyways, set a squeeze page, have a strong call to action.
    -- Do keyword research (*hint* keyword research 101 thread)
    -- Write articles
    -- Submit to ezine
    -- Collect leads

    When you've around 500 or so leads, do a small contest.

    Write a small report, and give it away to to everyone who refers 3 or more people to your list. There are tracking programs to track how it goes, so check 'em out.

    This way, you'll have around 1,000 or so leads.

    Then just get innovative, scale it up and build relationship with your subscribers.

    Give away some freebies sometimes, maybe a viral contest on your blog (teenius) - just get innovative.

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    On an ending note, I'd like to say that the "relationship" is far more important than the number. I've a 2600 people list in IM niche which outweights one of my friends who has 15,000 in same niche.

    Send them emails on a regular basis, ask What they'd like to know, get feedback, and promote products to make money. Don't overdo, don't under-do. With experience, you'll get a better hang of it.

    Now just go and do it. ;p

    If you've questions, let me know. I'll be glad to help.
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    Great sticky post Swastik. My thoughts exactly

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    Build businesses, not quick money makers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swastik View Post
    Just left a comment on the blog. Loving the use of the Thesis theme. Now if I only had the time to figure out how to incorporate the look and feel of revolution into the functionality of thesis, I would then have a winner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swastik View Post
    That's an amazing post Swastik, you'll always impress me with the quality if your writings.

    I found this software, which looks great and is free until you have 100 suscribers. Also, the plan for 500 users is cheaper than Aweber. After that the pricing is quite the same.

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    Hmmm...what about lightbox, visible and striking-colored sign-up form, and quality content?

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