How to Build a Responsive Subscriber List

These Are The Top 25 Ways to Build Your Subscriber List Fast

Email marketing is very profitable for any business, no matter what kind of product or service you are selling. And it works Online as well as for Brick and Mortar Businesses. It’s significantly cheaper than other advertising methods and it helps build credibility with your subscribers.

These are the fundamentals of online success you definitively need to follow in order to get positive results in quite a short time:

1.    Always be honest, get credibility, trust and respect.

2.    Offer best possible value, over-deliver!

3.    Avoid 2nd class content and scrap resources, use your own intuition!

4.    Build and grow a community of following and loyal customers.

5.    Work hard to get email, blog subscribers and social network followers.

6.    Work with others. Form JV relationships. Keep it going.

7.    Learn how to refine your business but also put it into practice.

8.    Your own input is absolutely vital

9.    But your OUTPUT defines when and how much the real fireworks happen!

10.  As a result, you can generate more sales and profits. Once this happenes,
rinse and repeat what works best. Always try to refine your system and
implement some new tools and twists

The foundation for successful email marketing is a targeted, responsive and permission-based email list. If you have a list of subscribers that trust you and consider you an expert, you’ve completed the first step and are on your way!

Please read on to learn several more list-building ideas that will help you make the most of your email marketing efforts:

11.  Provide useful, relevant and unique content. Your visitors will not
give you their email addresses just because they can subscribe to
your newsletter free of charge. You have to provide unique and
valuable information that will be useful to your subscribers.

12.   Add a subscription form to every page of your website. Make sure it
stands out so it is easy to find. If appropriate, you can also include
it in more than one place. For instance, your opt-in form might always
appear in the top-left corner of your site, while you also include an
opt-in at the bottom of some of your popular articles. Use Aweber or
Getresponse as best choice of autoresponders.

13.   Make it easy for your reader to sign up. The more information you
request, the fewer people will opt-in. In most cases, a name and an
email address should suffice. If it’s not necessary, don’t include it
here. (Note: If you don’t have a Privacy Policy, put the words “privacy
policy generator” into a search engine and you should be able to find
a suitable form for your readers to review.

14.   Publish a Privacy Policy. Let your readers know that they can be confident
you will not share their information with others. The easiest way to do
this is to set up a Privacy Policy web page and provide the link to it
below your opt-in form.

15.   Show your first issue or other sample to your visitors. This lets potential
subscribers review your newsletter before they sign up to determine if it
is something they’d be interested in as in my Educational Newsletter.

16.   Archive past newsletter issues. A “library” of past newsletters is both
appealing and useful to visitors and builds your credibility as an
authority. In addition, if your articles are written with good SEO
techniques in mind, they can send additional traffic to your web site
through good search engine positioning.

17.   Contact other newsletter publishers. Introduce yourself and explore
ways you may be able to help each other. Perhaps you can introduce
other publisher’s newsletters or print articles they have written to
your list, with a link to sign up. When you contact them, be sure to
tell them why you think THEIR readers would like what you have to offer
and why YOUR readers would benefit from their newsletters. This is a
win-win scenario; both of you will build your lists faster!

18.   Give away bonuses subscribers can use. Create an opt-in bonus for
joining your subscriber list. You can write an ebook or PDF report,
or even hire a programmer to create downloadable or web-based
software. But don’t limit yourself to only a gift for new opt-ins.
Remind your readers that the next bonus is coming soon. People hate
to miss out on things. If you systematically pass on “goodies”
throughout the year, your subscribers are unlikely to leave.

19.   Ask your subscribers to pass it on. Word of mouth is a powerful viral
technique that works great with email marketing. If your subscribers
find the content you share with them to be informative, they will pass
your newsletter on to their friends. This can be a good source of new
subscribers. Do Forum Marketing to get more exposure.

20.   Let others reprint your newsletter as long as the content is not modified.
Many webmasters and newsletter publishers are actively looking for
high-quality content and, if they reprint your newsletter, you will get
new subscribers, traffic and links pointing to your site.

21.   Include a “Sign Up” button in the newsletter. If you are using plain text
instead of HTML, provide a text link to your subscription page. You may
feel that this is not required because the subscriber is already on your
list, but remember that readers will forward your newsletters to others,
reprint it online. You want to make it easy for them to subscribe.

22.   Add a squeeze page. A squeeze page has one goal ? to get an opt-in
and build your list. Think of it like a mini-sales letter for your
subscription or opt-in bonus. It features a powerful headline
and a couple of very important benefits that should make
subscribers salivate to sign up to your list. Once created,
use a service such as WordTracker to find hundreds of targeted
keywords, and advertise there using pay-per-click advertising
from Google, MSN and Yahoo.

23.   Include testimonials on your squeeze page. This is crucial.
Put 1 or 2 strong testimonials from satisfied subscribers on
your squeeze page. This can be in any format, but you may find
that multimedia (audio or video social proof) is more “believable”.
To increase that believability, include full names, locations
and/or urls; don’t use “Bob K, FL” as a testimonial name.

24.  Blog religiously. Blogging is a great way to communicate with your
potential customers, and it creates a nice synergy with your email
marketing. Be sure to include your newsletter sign-up form on each
page of your blog. You can start a free blog at Blogger or WordPress.

25.  Post on other blogs. Post great comments and information on similar
blogs with a link to your squeeze or opt-in page. Also comment on
others’ blogs through trackbacks. In most cases, your comments will
be posted on their blogs with a link back to your site. This is an
easy way to generate new traffic and subscribers.

That’s quite a lot of content and ideas to implement. So, please take your time to get everything set up in a good and serious manner. Take out what you think will work best for you. Do one thing after the other, try it out, don’t forget to track your results.

Once something works out to your satisfaction, come back and start a new task. If you sign up to my Martin Bigler’s Educational Newsletter, you can profit from a lot more useful tips and free tools to build your virtual real estate imperium successfully in a very short time. Just be willing to work for your dream. It’s really worth the effort!

I hope this will guide you well and I invite you to leave your comment or tell me about your own failures and success stories. Thanks and hear from you soon.

Martin