Copyright 2005 Ronald Gibson
Just about every successful Internet Marketer will tell you that, "The money is in list". But, how do you go about building a good-sized email list? Here are several wise ways that you can use to start building your own large list of email addresses.
Wise Way #1 - OFFER A FREEBIE
You have to give in order to get. If you want people tooffer up their email address, you`re going to have to offer up an incentive. Nothing works better than something that`s complimentary (you spell that f-r-e-e). You can give away no-cost reports, books, software, or even sample pages of a book.
Wise Way #2 - USE POP-UPS
Pop-ups are one of most common methods you can use to capture email addresses and build your email list quickly and with ease. Simply construct a web page containing code for a form and set page to open (pop up) when visitors enter or exit your site.
Make sure pop-up offer is something that`s valuable enough to motivate visitors to take time to give you their contact information. Your offer can be a complimentary report, download, or ebook that arrives instantly through your autoresponder to their email inbox when they give you their email.
Be cautious when using pop-ups. Most computer users consider them to be annoying. Multiple pop-ups on a site can really turn off a potential customer, so limit yourself to one pop-up per site.
Wise Way #3 - USE POSTCARDS
If you have a mailing list that contains snail mail (street) addresses, convert it into an email list by sending out a postcard and inviting people to visit your website to receive a gift of some kind -- a report, a discount coupon, etc. Visitors don`t have to pay in order to receive their gifts, they simply need to enter an email address.
A Word to Wise from U.S. Post Office: Postage is much less expensive for a postcard than a standard-size letter. (Not only are they economical, postcards are more likely to get your message across since consumer doesn`t have to open an envelope.)