Here’s Why YOU Should Build a List

by Dean James

emailWhen many people start out online, they build a website or set up a blog, but it’s not usually until some time has passed before they realise that building a list in their chosen niche is the best way to both maximise and at the same time stabilise their income from their virtual real estate.

If done correctly, building a list will greatly increase your profits and reduce your dependency on other traffic sources.

Consider this for example:

You have a website that generates 100 unique visitors every day.

That’s roughly 3000 unique visitors per month.

How you are achieving that level of traffic is going to dictate how stable your earnings are from it, but let’s assume it’s organic traffic from the search engines (for this example).

So you have 3000 visitors per month and 1% of them buy a product you are either selling or recommending which makes you an average of $20 per sale.

That’s 30 sales per month at $20 or $600 per month on average.

If it converted at 2% you would be making $1200 per month.

You may be happy making that much a month on a 1-2% conversion but have you ever thought about what happened to the other 2900+ visitors every month that didn’t buy anything from your site.

Most of them that visit and leave your site will never be seen again.

Click – Click – GONE.

(If just 10% of your visitors joined your list, you would add an extra 300 subscribers to your list every month.

After 1 year you would have 3600 subscribers on your list.

If you are building your list using a squeeze page, you can expect to see much higher conversions than that used in the example above);

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And you let both yourself and your visitor down by making no attempt to engage or offer anything of value beyond what you were selling.

So how do you engage with those visitors and get them back to your site and make more sales over time as well as build a relationship?

With a LIST, that’s how. You can have a newsletter or give away a free report/course that will be of interest to the people visiting your site. That means your list will be highly targeted and a percentage of those people you would have lost, will actually join your list.

This will increase your income and stabilise those earnings at the same time.

If you do have a website or you are thinking of building one, do not make the mistake of failing to start building your list from DAY 1.

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by Dean James on May 31, 2015 · 2 comments

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Chris January 10, 2016 at 4:35 pm

Dean, you’re so right about building a list. I only wish that I had started building a list immediately. Instead I did exactly what you talked about and messed around with free blogs and Web 2.0 sites like HubPages & Squidoo (now part of HubPages).

I have recently discovered that having a popular blog is one of the best ways to build a list of targeted leads. However, when I first started out I knew nothing about how to turn a website or blog into a lead machine. Therefore, I basically wasted about two years.

Anyone reading this article should take Dean’s advice, set up an autoresponder account, and start building that money maker (aka a list).

Dean James January 11, 2016 at 6:17 am

Hey Chris, when I first started I had just got back from a holiday in Cyprus. I remember going back home on Friday that week – I looked at the swimming pool and all the people around it and I thought to myself, “Most people back at home are working right now”. It was at that point I decided to do something online when I got back. I “stumbled” into a membership that taught VRE and how to monetize it, but none of their training included list building or product creation. I didn’t know what a squeeze page was or even how or why I should be building a list.

My first experience of making money with a list was “niche” squeeze pages. I would create a site with a squeeze page on the frontend, then I would recommend a good product in that niche on the backend. To drive traffic to the squeeze page I would write maybe 20 articles or so (this is when article marketing worked like gangbusters). That’s all I would do, then I would move onto another niche/product. I did this with one product and got over 5000 unique visitors in a month from one article. It was insane. If article marketing still worked like that today, I would be churning out articles like a machine.

A lot of people perceive list building as “too hard” or an additional step, but it’s critical to their success as it’s the only way of connecting again/establishing a relationship with that visitor that would otherwise have most probably disappeared forever.

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