If you are list building and you want to have a massive list then you have to learn about getting traffic and driving it to your squeeze page. There are lots of different internet marketing tools for list building and traffic…some of them are free and others cost some money…and some cost a lot of money. Here are some ideas about different types of traffic…just to get your juices flowing!
- Affiliate Marketing
- Blogs-commenting on other people’s blogs
- Bonus Traffic
- Direct Mail
- Expired Domains
- Ezine Advertising
- Free Gifts
- Golden Rule Traffic
- Google Alerts
- Integration Marketing
- Joint Ventures
- Newsletter or Ezine
- Paid Endorsements
- Pay Per Click
- Press Releases
- Product Launches
- Search Engine Optimization
- Site Targeting
- Social Bookmarking
- Social Networking, ie Twitter, Facebook
- Teleseminar Series
- Viral Campaigns
- Voice broadcasting
- Webinar Series
Now, all of these methods work, but don’t try to master all of these all at once. In fact, just start off with one or two. Otherwise you will actually slow yourself down. But if you are ready to grow your list, then you can use this as a guide to help you figure where you might want to go next to get more traffic and help your list building hit the stratosphere!
You’ll notice I put this list in alphabetical order…not in any kind of preferred ranking. That’s because it is very important that you work in a way that is comfortable for you and your target market. So for example, as a really obvious example, if your niche provides products for the hearing impaired, then a podcast just might not be a good fit, right? On the other hand, a webinar series might be an awesome way to build that list!
The point is to think about how you communicate best and start there, while you keep in mind the needs and desires of your audience. Then you can branch out and build upon those skills while you create new ones.
In addition to getting new traffic, if you want to be building your list, you have to keep existing people on your list. In order to do that, you have to build a relationship with your list.
- Be yourself!
- Contact your list frequently-use your autoresponder series!
- Give them an action to take-train them to click links
- Keep your customer foremost in your mind
- Offer them great products or services
- Provide valuable content
- Run an Ask campaign-what are they looking for
- Treat this as a business and take it seriously-but have fun doing it!
Your goal from your list is to have targeted subscribers, who will read what you send them and act upon your recommendations…and buy from your. This may be your product or an affiliate product, it doesn’t matter. But at the end of the day you do that by building a relationship with the people on your list, by giving them what they are looking for, then no matter which of the internet marketing tools you are using for list building, you list will grow and you will have a successful business online!