Build a list. Building a targeted email opt in list is what we need to do first. I have started to focus on this because having a mailing list is definitely the backbone of any successful business online or off-line. That’s the bottom line. Learn how to build your mailing list now. If you want to be successful on the internet then you need to focus on list building at the very start.
What exactly is a mailing list and how would people join yours? The kind of list you want to build is sometimes called targeted email list, opt-in list, responsive email list or permission e-mail list. Generally it goes by the simple name of mailing list.
People who become part of it join of their own accord and will have given you the right to e-mail them information in which they are interested. They indicate their area of interest by giving you contact information on your particular subject page. You need to have a so called squeeze page, a page with an opt-in box where you ask people to enter their name and e-mail address. When they do they have now given you a permission to send them emails.
You start from zero and people will opt in one by one until you have a large mailing list ready to receive your information and offers. That’s how you build your business. The people who join your list are already interested in what you have to say and will expect information from you. They are your targeted prospects. You don’t need to worry about being accused of spamming them. They actually want to hear more from you.
I can attest to this from my own experience being on someone else’s mailing list. When I didn’t receive any e-mail from them for a couple of months I actually sent this person a message asking if they were still around. Wouldn’t you love to have prospects like me on your mailing list?
Some of the prospects will then buy from you and now you will have a start to a customer list of hot prospects for your next offer or product. You’ll find that your list will start to be forming according to your prospects interests. You can then create sub-lists on different subjects which you’ll be able to use for even more and closely targeted mailings. That way you will be sending your prospects information on what they are most interested in and thus they’ll be most likely to buy.
I’m just starting to build my own list now. I’m no expert but I’m learning from one. Alex Jeffreys who is my mentor has built targeted lists this way and he has tens of thousands of people on them. Every time he sends an email he makes thousands of dollars.
I’m lucky to be learning list building with Alex Jeffreys. You can join me in this exciting process and build your own list as I am building mine. The course that I follow and study from, in addition to Alex’s mentoring and coaching, called List Building With Alex is absolutely the best value ever. When I say this you have to trust me. Anybody who knows me knows that I don’t exactly give praise easily. But when I do, it really is deserved. I’d been searching for months within the courses I already bought and online everywhere. There is nothing out there like this above mentioned course.
I want you to stick with me to continue observing and learning from my journey. You will learn exactly what I’m learning as you go with me step by step.
So how do we actually go about building a mailing list from scratch, from nothing, from zero? Don’t let the zero, zilch and nada worry you. Everybody started and has been there at one time. And that includes all the gurus and Alex Jeffreys himself. He insists on this and says it often. You and I are where they used to be. At zero or very close to it. Once it becomes one, two, ten, twenty, a hundred it will grow faster and faster almost on autopilot.
The money is in the list and we have to be focusing big time on list building. As Alex Jeffreys says, it doesn’t have to be perfect just get going. Prepare for this, act on it and you’ll meet success. The key is not to get overwhelmed. Start from the beginning.
I can tell you from experience that not staying focused on the basics will leave you exhausted, overworked, underpaid and frustrated. Buying different and multiple courses to find all the information you think you need will not get you where you want to be. There is a lot of noise in the internet marketing world and if you don’t know where to start like I did it will overwhelm you.
In the next post installment I’ll write about what I learned and applied regarding the first list building steps and how you can do the same. I hope that you and I agree that we need to start to build a list, targeted email opt in list, the mailing list.
Authored by Vance Sova