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.
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12 thoughts on “Build A List, Targeted Email Opt In List, Mailing List”
Very informative post and your use of the link to your PPP is very appropriate. I assume you’re making articles out of your post, they’re that good.
See you soon,
Thanks for the comment. I may decide to use some of my posts for articles which apparently is a good idea. I read somewhere that if the article is long enough it could be made into 2 or 3 articles. If you don’t mind you could let me know how and where you put your picture so that it shows in your comments. If you can post it here for the benefit of everybody I’ll be very thankful.
I haven’t met you yet but it will be great when it happens, I can learn something from you.
Great post talking about the need for developing an email list, how to get it started and reasons for just getting going.
Be back soon,
You have done an excellent job of explaining how to build a list. Also Thanks for the idea you mentioned to your reply to Jose. I just published an article and was just going to use it as one post, but I like the idea of breaking it up over several posts.
Well informed post how to build a list……one that we ignore, or have ignored up until now!
Thanks for sharing.
Great post about list building. I was interested in your comment that you actually emailed someone whose list you were on to ask why they were not posting.
That is different!
For myself when I sign up to a list I do not expect to be bombarded once or twice a day from the list owner. I delete from that list, so it is a fine line that has to be drawn between too much and not enough.
All part of the learning curve, I guess.
You have described what Alex has taught us about list building very well. I am at the same point as you with this course and have come to realise that reading other ebooks or watching video courses doesn’t come close to the way Alex is coaching us. I am on quite a few email lists from other marketers now and it is interesting to see what they do. The pattern is the same and it does work.
Now we just have to follow through and watch the list build, slowly but surely.
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This is my first visit to your blog and I like your style of writing. The comment about splitting your posts and making them into separate articles is a good one. Articles should normally be around 300 to 400 words – max 500.
If you get a chance visit my blog I have some free info on article writing.
Onward and upward! 😉
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I like the way you are keeping your focus on list building. I also think this is the most important component of any online business and should always remain a priority. Although I am currently creating two products, i always keep my focus on list building and do something that will help to build my list every day. Also, the two products that i am making are to do with list building, as i really feel everyone with an online business should work hard towards building and maintaining a big and responsive list.
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August 22nd, 2009 at 12:22 am
Thanks for letting me know you like my focus on list building. I focus on list building because I feel it is not covered nearly enough out there and I’d like to help to fill the near void. I’m glad that you are working on this too and will definitely want to see your two products on the subject. In fact I’d like to review them as soon as you have them ready. Let me know.
Great post detailing the need for and reasons behind mailing lists. I too am slowly building mine under Alex’s guidance and its refreshing to see people opting in and staying on the list (for the time being at least!). Having been, and still on, numerous lists, its amazing how many lazy marketers out there just send the same old stuff time and again.
Pop over to my blog to check out another useful resource for listbuilding which I have blogged about, Adswaps, you can grab a free copy of the detailed info.
All the best
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September 14th, 2009 at 4:47 am
Thank you for your comment. Building a mailing list is the most important activity. It is and is It will be the focus of my efforts for a long time. I’m glad that you too are working on it.
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