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How I Built My 10k Opt-in List

Jan 13, 2008
You have heard it a thousand times: "The money is in the list"... and I won't tell you different because it is true. Building your own opt-in mailing list equals to building residual income. That's because you can advertise different products or opportunities to your list and build up multiple income streams this way.

Imagine: A new program launches and you have a 10k mailing list... You'll instantly get 100 or more signups to that new program with one mailing to your own opt-in list. You already know that? Well, I bet you do... but do you also know how to build that 10k list in less than 6 months? No? Then read on and put the here learned tips into practice, so that you'll soon have your own 10k mailing list!

In order to build your own opt-in list you need to have a system in place first. This is mostly an autoresponder filled with your emails, a Squeeze Page to signup new people and backend offers to moneytize your list.

An autoresponder can either be web-hosted by a company that provides such a service or you can host your own autoresponder script on your own domain. A company-hosted autoresponder is probably better in regards of delivery rates, your own script gives you more control over your list... so it's just a question of what you prefer: More control or higher delivery rates. Choose the type of autoresponder that you are comfortable with.

The Squeeze Page is the front-end of your opt-in list system. The quality of your Squeeze Page will determine the percentage of signups that you'll get from your visitors. A bad created Squeeze Page with a weak web-copy will get you signup rates of 0.1% up to 1% ... a top designed website with great web-copy will result in much higher signup rates of 3% or more.

Let's do some math: You get 10.000 visitors to your Squeeze Page that has a signup rate of 0.3% ... So you'll have 30 opt-in leads. Now you send the same 10.000 visitors to a different Squeeze Page that has a signup rate of 3% ... You'll get 300 opt-in leads! do you see where that leads?

Before you send huge amounts of traffic to your Squeeze Page, make sure that you have the best signup rate that you can achieve. This can be done by split-testing and improving your Squeeze Page. Once this is done you can start to send as much traffic to your Squeeze Page as possible. Here are some free of cost techniques that will result in signups... providing you have a strong Squeeze Page.

1. Participate in JV Giveaway Events as a contributor

2. Use Manual Click Exchanges

3. Use Credit Based Safelists

4. Use Forum Signatures

5. Use Article Marketing

6. Use Viral Advertising Techniques

7. Use PPC Advertising (if you can make a positive ROI)

That's it... no secrets, no dirty tricks and no black-hat techniques... it's all about hard and persistent work and using as many traffic streams as you can. The above 7 are just some examples from literally hundreds of techniques that you can use to build your own opt-in list. Use this article as an "eye-opener" and digg deeper into each technique.. they all have some little special difficulties that wants to be mastered before they show their real potential.
About the Author
Guido Nussbaum is an internet marketing expert and owner of different websites. His Giveaway website provides you with free ebooks and software that you can use to build huge lists just like him.
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