List Building Simplified
One of the most important things you can do as an Internet marketer is to build a targeted,
responsive list within your market.
A list provides you with the instant ability to connect with your target audience, while being able to build a
relationship with your subscribers, establish credibility in your market, and maximize your income faster and
easier than anything else.
If you are new to list building, rest assured that it’s a very simple process and there are many different ways
that you can start collecting leads quickly and easily, and absolutely free.
This report reveals the top ways to grow your subscribers list, so let’s begin!
Create A Compelling Squeeze
In order to build a list, you need to develop a landing page or squeeze page that showcases the
benefits a subscriber receives for joining your newsletter.
Your squeeze page also displays the code for your opt-in box, which is where visitors enter in their name and email
address to subscribe to your mailing list.
Your squeeze page can be as basic or as detailed as you decide to make it, just keep in mind that you need a
compelling headline that clearly showcases the benefits of your list and speaks directly to your visitors.
You should also create a bullet-point listing of benefits, as well as highlight any incentive offers or giveaways
that you are offering to anyone who subscribes to your list such as a free report, e-course or ebook.
Make sure that your opt-in box is displayed above the fold, and that the sign up process is as easy as possible.
You want people to simply enter in their name and email address to be added to your list, so don’t convolute the
Offer Quality Incentive Offers
One of the easiest ways to entice a visitor into becoming a subscriber is by offering some form
One of the most common strategies used by list builders is to provide instant access to free content, such as a
downloadable report or ebook that is relevant to those visiting the site.
You want to build targeted lists, rather than generic ones and so by offering content that is tailored towards what
your subscribers are interested in, you’ll be able to ‘qualify’ subscribers, ensuring that your list is not only
targeted, but responsive.
Participate In Giveaways
You can generate traffic to your website and recruit new leads just by participating in
Giveaways allow contributors to offer a gift to visitors in exchange for each member joining their list. It’s a
great way to build your lists quickly but keep in mind that “freebie seekers” aren’t always the easiest to later
convert into buyers.
Still, it’s a simple way of jump-starting your list activity and giving you the opportunity to
gain experience from sending out broadcasts, split testing campaigns and developing a relationship with your
Become Active In Relevant
Forum marketing is an effective strategy for driving in fresh traffic to your squeeze page and
building your list, but it also helps you build brand awareness in your niche market.
By being an active member of relevant community forums, you can spread your marketing message quickly, while
finding potential joint venture partners and networking opportunities.
Just make sure that you include a direct link to your squeeze page in your forum signature (when permitted) and
that you do your best to contribute quality, and useful information that will add value to the
Write Quality Articles &
One of the main reasons people join mailing lists is to receive fresh, quality content on a
You first want to develop a content schedule that is consistent, so that subscribers become
familiar with your updates and know what to expect, but you also want to make sure that you stay in close
communication with your subscriber base.
Consider sending out 2-3 emails a week that offer free content, balanced with promotional based emails every 2-3
days. The more value you offer your list, the more responsive they
will be so you’ll want to strike a good balance between free information and advertisements.
Consider offering an e-course, where subscribers can receive regular lesson plans, checklists, action plans and
tasks lists that help them learn more about your niche market.
You could also create short reports that provide valuable information, while monetizing your content by embedding
affiliate links into your report, leading readers to external resources that offer more information or enhance the
material found in your free offer.
Become A Guest Blogger
One way of gaining exposure and generating traffic to your squeeze page is by signing up to
become a guest blogger on relevant blog communities. You can
offer to write posts or update content in exchange for a prominent link on the blog, directing readers to
your squeeze page.
Becoming a guest blogger will benefit you in many ways apart from the fresh exposure you’ll receive and the
opportunity to add new subscribers to your mailing list.
As a guest blogger, you’ll also be able to build credibility within your niche market, while
“piggybacking” off of the popularity of the blogs you are writing on.
Your posts should always be unique and provide quality information that will genuinely help
those reading your articles.
To find blogs that accept guest blogging contributions, run a search through google for “your niche+guest
blogging”, replacing “your niche” with your primary keyword.
You can also search using the following queries:
[site:blogdomain.com] guest post
You can also contact the administrators of blogs you frequently visit and ask them if they
accept guest bloggers.
Make sure that you become familiar with the blogs content and writing style so that you can retain consistency when
submitting your own guest posts.
Administrators are far more likely to accept your contributions if they match the existing
content and quality of their website.
Offer “Subscriber Only” Discounts
One great way of boosting list activity and motivating visitors into becoming subscribers is by
offering “subscriber only” bonuses, discounts or coupons on paid products and services.
People are always interested in getting a deal and by offering price reductions on popular products and services,
you’ll be able to entice visitors into subscribing to your list.
Furthermore, you’ll maximize your income by increasing your chances that these subscribers will
purchase your products. After all, they are joining just to get the coupon or discount!
Building a list isn’t difficult, but it does require commitment. You need to actively work on
recruiting leads, promoting your squeeze page and establishing a relationship with your subscribers so that
they trust you and the products and services you recommend.
You want to use your list to expand your outreach, maximize your income and become a quality content provider and a
recognized authority in your market, so take an aggressive approach to building your list one subscriber at a
Best of success!