I hate to start this post with a cliché, but I feel it must be done.
I’m sure you’ve heard this phrase a million times before in the past, “The MONEY is in the list!”
And it really is no surprise why people keep stuffing that down your throat.
Making money with email marketing (aka sending emails that sell something) is one of the easiest, and most foolproof ways to make money online.
It is the keystone to every single successful business out there.
Every single guru you’ve heard in this space has an email list, and I know without a doubt, that is what sends the bulk of their sales online.
Why is an email list so important?
Because they work!
Ever wanted to drive lots of traffic to a specific link? Send an email.
Want to know what type of stuff people like or don’t like on a specific topic? Send an email.
Want to make some quick money? Send an email.
Here are some of the results I was able to make just from emailing my list:
And that’s to a smaller list I have.
Can you see how effective email marketing is?
Listen, I’m not saying having an email list is the end all be all. There are many crucial factors that you need to pay attention to properly make money from a list. (But that’s a post for another day…)
For now, my focus is to help you grow your email list. Starting today.
In this post, I’ll share 3 list-building strategies to grow your email list.
Strategy #1: Be Aggressive
I want you to take a look around my website.
Do you notice a reoccurring theme in it?
No, it’s not the many pictures of my handsome face (haha).
I’m talking about optin forms.
I have many different ways for people to get on to my email list.
Theres a form on the sidebar, below posts, a popup that appears when you visit the site, and some other hidden goodies.
Why so many?
Because it works!
I’m aggressive with list building.
Since people see the forms everywhere they’re more likely to join my list. I’m giving them as MANY options as I can to get them to put their info.
Try it out 🙂
Strategy #2: Forum Marketing
Forum marketing is one of my absolute favorite ways to drive traffic online.
It’s great because:
#1: You’re able to establish yourself as an authority figure
#2: I get high quality traffic coming over to my squeeze page
So how does it work?
All you have to do is find a forum related to your niche. A quick Google search with the keyword “NICHE + forum” (without quotes, and replace niche with the name of your niche) will bring up hundreds of forums in seconds.
The most important step is to make sure you add a signature link at the bottom of each of your forum posts. You are able to do this on the majority of forums. Look in your profile page for a link to it.
Next, go to as many threads as you can find and reply to them.
Important: Do not spam!
Always try to give value.
If someone has a question, try your best to give them a proper answer to it.
This does two things. One, you’re able to let people see that you’re knowledgeable on the topic. And two, you get eyes on your signature link which will bring in lots of traffic.
Try it out today for an hour on as many forums as you can find, and I guaranteed you will get lots of traffic back to your website.
Strategy #3: Google Alerts
Google Alerts is a hidden gem!
Not many people know about it.
It’s amazing because of how effective it works.
Here is the low down…
Google Alerts notifies you every time there’s some type of content out on the web related to the keyword you put in.
If I put the keyword ‘dogs’ into Google Alert, I’ll receive emails every day giving me a digest of ALL of the links Google found related to dogs.
Sweet huh? 🙂
What I do is visit as many of the links that Google Alerts brings back and see if I can leave a comment or some type of post that links back to my website.
Those are some of my favorite ways to rapidly grow your email list.
Your homework: Go implement each one of these traffic strategies today. Set aside an hour or two doing them.
I know this will get you results. All you have to do is go out and do it.
Before you go…What are some of your list building strategies to get more subscribers?
Let me know in the comment section below!