Growing a large, targeted email marketing list is one of the primary keys to successful online business. But when you’re starting from scratch, the idea of growing a list of thousands or more can be intimidating.
While you might be tempted to buy an email list because it seems like a quick and easy solution, these lists are usually junk and remember that sending emails to anyone who hasn’t opted into your email list can be considered spam. So what can you do?
Here are five “ethical bribes” that have worked for online businesses just like yours:
An original eBook that offers quality content in your niche will attract a ton of subscribers. Some internet marketers use this tactic alone to grow their lists. And it’s not as hard as you may think!
Begin by writing 5 to 10 original articles of approximately 500 to 750 words that your readers would benefit from. These can be all about a general topic, business for example, or they can be more niche related, client attraction for example. But be sure they offer good information and are Greenland email list totally original. If writing is not your strong suit, consider hiring someone on a contract basis. Good writers are easy to find and very affordable nowadays.
Place all your articles together in one Microsoft Word document. Add a cover page to the front with an appropriate graphic, your byline, the name of your business and your web address, a statement that the content is proprietary and that they can only get a copy from you. For an added boost of traffic, include a page at the end that invites readers to direct others to your site for their own copy.
Once your document is complete, create a PDF file using one of the many free PDF converters available online (if you’re on a Mac, it’s even easier – it’s included in your operating system). Then offer this special report as a gift for signing up for your email list, and watch your list explode!
Who can pass up free stuff? There are scores of free ebooks, software, graphics packages, podcasts, videos, audios, articles, and more that come with permission Buy Leads to distribute freely. Pick a few that would appeal to your market. Upload them to your website, or a file storage site if space is a concern, and give the links only to subscribers.