Tips for Building Your Own List

By: BillBriggs
What if you had all of the traffic you wanted visiting your web site? Here are some seldom used methods to create that traffic.

Use print media to generate more leads. If you advertise online, your advertisement will always be alongside a direct competitor. If you use classified ads, you might be the only advertiser pitching an online newsletter for your given niche. You may want to look at local and regional newspapers with reasonable circulations and prices.

Find ways to integrate opt-in forms into your general website layout on each page. Consider putting an opt-in form on the sidebar menu of each page. Additionally, consider putting an opt-in form on bottom of each page. Give each visitor the chance to sign up for your list, regardless of where he or she arrives. It works.

Test a short copy format for your landing page. Depending on the information offered, you may be better avoiding a long, grandiose sales page. Instead, stick to some important bullet points and make an attempt to fit at least 15% of the opt-in form above the fold, so visitors can at least guess that it is coming up.

Do not use your own Autoresponder script when building a list. Autoresponder services spend the time to get white listed by major email clients. You will never be able to do this on your own, which means your email will get filtered at a much higher rate. Additionally, it is easy to get blacklisted if you have no bargaining power.

Create a list with articles from experts. While this might seem cheap, it actually is not. In fact, you may be able to provide better content for your readers by taking content from the absolute best and most talented experts in your niche. You will want to string it into some type of coherent course and determine how to monetize it.

Use your current list to expand your list size. Email your subscribers to find out why they have selected your newsletter and if they have any special talents in your specific field. You may find that some of your best joint venture partners are people you already email on a daily basis. Subscribers often have technical skills or knowledge, even though they are learning from you.

To reiterate before we conclude list building is one of the best way to drive traffic to your web site. Also, if you have special offers you can share them to your list by using your auto-responder.

You may discover that by using these tips you will increase your traffic and signups.
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