List Building Resources
You’ve heard it before — “the money’s in the list”, and it’s true! To truly succeed online, you must have your own list.
With a well-cultivated list, you will have a self-selected community of readers and buyers to whom you can advertise, send your articles and more! If you are interested in growing your mailing list, check out the resources below.
Aweber: The king of the autoresponder companies. They have a spotless reputation for quality and they get the emails delivered better than anyone online. One great feature is called Blog Broadcast -- it can be very powerful for you. It allows you to tie your Aweber account to your blog and, when you post to your blog, all of the people who subscribed for updates will be notified of your post automatically. True marketing automation!
Common Sense Academy: Knowing what you should do and being able to do it yourself are two different things. To get the job done you need a specific type of help. "Over the shoulder" videos that show you how. Checklists to make it easy and help you avoid wasting time. Our focus is simple. We zero in on those things that actually grow your business. Then we provide teaching that shows you how to APPLY what you learn the same day. All this and more is inside CSA.
Common Sense Academy
CSLB: Having a mailing list of your own is pure marketing power. With a list you never have to pay for advertising again, you can do joint ventures because you own the list, and you can promote any product you want, anytime you want, as many times as you want, all at no cost to you. Whether you have a list and need to grow it or have no list and need to get started, CSLB will give you the real world steps you need. And I'll be there to help as well.
Common Sense List Building
Constant Contact: This autoresponder that can help almost anyone build their business by focusing primarily on sending beautiful HTML email (including graphics, banners and more) to your list. In my view, it’s best suited to a company who is publishing a newsletter, or other “special offer” type of email campaigns that is done in standard Internet marketing. They offer a free trial and their costs are very low on the smaller end of mailing lists.
Directory of Ezines: The DOE is my oldest membership site. It's is an internet marketing resource that includes hand-researched listings of reputable publications where you can purchase advertising. The main focus of ezine advertising is solo ads, but you'll also find publications listing other forms of advertising like banners, classifieds, and ad space available on specific websites, prewritten solo ads and a custom-written solo ad.
Directory of Ezines
Follow Up Selling Systems: I created FUSS around 2008 to teach people what I know about selling with email marketing. It's a comprehensive course that teaches how to choose a profitable niche, build a squeeze page, create a follow up system, get traffic and make sales. Relationship marketing is at the core of FUSS, the entire process is about earning the trust of your list, building a relationship, and earning loyal customers.
Follow Up Selling Systems
GetResponse: You can literally pay GetResponse to build your list for you. This is called coregistration, and is the secret many successful marketers use to build lists fast.The unique twist with GetResponse is that they will obtain the subscribers for you (for a set fee per subscriber) and will add those subscribers to your list automatically. This creates one of the most automated situations possible for list building.
MailChimp: This autoresponder has been designed to compete with both the companies who put an emphasis on beauty and the companies who cater to higher-volume mailers. They offer an easy to use drag and drop message editor that makes creating beautiful emails a snap, with not HTML coding needed. They also integrate well with many popular services and have an app designed specifically for transaction based emails.
OptinMonster: This is a lead-generation plugin for WordPress that allows you to create attention grabbing opt-in forms, in order to convert visitors to subscribers and customers. Choose from multiple opt-in types, to be sure to get the right opt-in box for your site. You can create hyper-targeted campaigns for specific posts, pages, categories, and other areas of your blog, so you are able to target each visitor at the right time.
PopUp Domination: This is the world’s leading Lightbox software. Your popups can’t be blocked, so potential subscribers must focus on your sign-up offer longer than they originally would have, giving you a better chance of earning that lead. Create and customize popups optimized for high opt-in and conversion rates. Target specific pages and categories to build hyper-targeted lists of potential customers.
PR Web: This news release distribution service allows you to create, distribute, and track announcements about your organization. Promote a product launch for your business, a new promotion, or anything else. Your news can be distributed amongst major search engines, news websites, media digests, and Associated Press. It’s free to set up an account, and there are 5 packages to choose from, based on your needs and budget.
RW: Are you suffering from information overload? Most people are. I know I did. One marketer I liked said "give away tons of free content - you can't give too much!", while another (who I liked just as much) said "stop giving away your products - sell everything!" It's confusing to say the least! That is why you need a Roadmap. A plan of action tailored to YOUR needs, your budget & your time available. I'll help you make that plan of action, & stick to it, until you reach your goal!
The Roadmap Webinar
Safe Swaps: This open, web-based platform helps you build your list by automating ad swaps and selling or buying mailings. Use their email ad swaps to easily gain traffic from SS partners, buy solo mailings from top sellers, and get instant traffic, opt-ins, and sales. The interactive members area, makes buying & selling solo mailings is a breeze. They offer 15 levels of protection to make sure that you don’t get scammed, with a 100% guarantee.
Success Timeline: The right timing will change everything! You have purchased the products and taken the courses and things are still not working. Sure, you've learned a lot and even seen some results, but you know there should be more. More traffic. More sales. More peace of mind. I submit the problem is timing! After over 3,000 one-to-one consulting phone calls, I have distilled exactly what to do and, most importantly, when to do it, into this easy to use course.
Warrior Forum: This is the internet marketing forum. It’s the best place to learn about internet marketing, and all that it entails. Post questions, browse forums, give advice, and more. In the Special Offers Forum, post classified ads, review web hosting offers, and find information on ad networks, solo ad sellers and JV partners… and the list goes on. The members vary in experience and success, and the discussions are both frank and helpful.