Jim Edwards: What are the best steps to follow, in order, to build an opt-in list fast?

Got this from Jim Edwards today and it really helped me out. Thought  I would pass it on to you so you could learn what I did that I was doing wrong…

5 Steps to Building a HUGE Opt-In Email List

Posted on October 17, 2012 by Jim Edwards

What are the best steps to follow, in order, to build an opt-in list fast?

Building a list isn’t hard. In fact, building an opt-in list is very simple and building one fast isn’t any harder than building one slowly. By the way, no matter which niche you’re in, having a nice, targeted email list is the key to long-term success.

So, here are 5 steps to building a huge opt-in email list, no matter what market you target.

Step 1 – Define Your Audience!

You can’t build a targeted list unless you know WHO should join your list in the first place. Most people who struggle to build a list miss out on this important first step, which derails them for the rest of the process.

The three (3) most important things you should know about your audience are: their top questions; their top desires; their top problems. You’ll use these 3 things to crush it in Step 2.

Step 2 – The Bait

Why will people sign up to your list? What’s in it for them? Why should they pay attention to what you have to say? In order to get people to sign up for your list you must offer them something that has a greater perceived value than their fear that you’ll just spam them.

You need “bait.”

Bait can be a free or paid report, video, webinar, article, ebook or anything else. The key: it’s gotta be DAMN GOOD!

Step 3 – A GREAT Offer Page

You need a page that quickly and effectively communicates what you’re offering and why they should sign up NOW! Too many people take way too long to get to the point when building a list. You need a headline, some bullet points, and a call to action that drives people to take the action you want (sign up)!

I’ve personally seen one offer page outperform another by as much as 700%. That means, with the same traffic, one page got SEVEN TIMES (7X) as many subscribers as the other.

Step 4 – Eyeballs On Offer

Next, you need targeted people to see your offer so they can make a decision about whether to sign up. You can take a completely crap offer and, with enough targeted eyeballs, build a huge list! (Though I personally prefer to have a GREAT offer and use that to build a huge targeted list.)

There are three ways to get targeted eyeballs on your offer: buy them; borrow them; build them.

My favorite way, once I have a proven offer, is to buy them (and NOT from Google)! That, frankly, is the fastest way to turn on the fire hose of opt-in subscribers and start getting results fast. There are also, however, some great ways to get HUGE numbers of people to your offer by borrowing traffic from other people.

Step 5 – Automated Follow Up

The real money from building up and opt-in email list comes from the follow up – the series of messages you send to your new subscribers via an autoresponder. It doesn’t matter whether you send them messages about your own products or other people’s. What matters is that you (a) follow up and (b) add value to their lives.

Just sending email trying to make a quick sale WON’T build up and maintain the type of list you want for long-term success. The key in following up is to add value and point people to resources they’ll see the value in and, ultimately, buy something. Also, this follow-up must be automated and in place BEFORE you start driving targeted eyeballs. Once you get fully engaged in the marketing, you won’t have time to figure out the follow-up.

So there you have it. 5 simple steps that will lead you to a big, targeted opt-in email list. By the way, I’m teaching a FREE, LIVE Webinar that will go in-depth into these 5 steps. It’s called “Email List Building Made Easy” and you can attend the LIVE Webinar absolutely FREE. Get signed up for the LIVE webinar here: http://webinarking.com/email-list-building-made-easy/

> Internet Marketing,Training — Wes @ 1:15 pm

October 17, 2012

Home Business Tip of the Day: An Internet Business So Simple You Don’t Need A Computer!

Subject: An Internet Business So Simple You Don't Need A Computer!

Hi fellow Entrepreneur, 

Have you ever thought it would be cool to make money 
online while you sleep but you can't because you have 
zero tech skills?

Well, now you can!

You will need to borrow a computer or use a friend's 
to get set up, but once you have it set up, you can 
just tell people about it or pass out flyers.

You can start this business for only $25 per month and
it has a very unique feature. . .

It pays 100% commissions!

That means find one other person who would like their 
own business and you get paid $25 per month.  Your
business is now free.

It gets better though. . .

If you upgrade to the next level, you pay $125 per 
month but find someone else and you make $125 per 
month.

What if you had 10 more like those?

You'd be making $1,250 each month. How about 20?  That
would be $2,500 per month.

How many people could you find in a year?

What I am going to tell you about here is a completely
new concept launched only 3 weeks ago.

When I watched the first video, it seemed like hype to 
me and I also wondered how they could ever afford to 
pay out 100% and exist themselves.

But, after watching all their videos, now I understand
and will explain all the details to you if you like.

What really convinced me to join is that a friend of 
mine, Rob Fore, joined 2 weeks ago and has already 
made $17,000.

Now, he had a list to promote to so I don't expect 
to duplicate that and neither should you.

So what is this and how does it work?

It's a done-for-you viral marketing platform that 
includes done-for-you marketing and up-selling funnels.

You can join for as little as little as $25 per month.
You get your own marketing funnel and web sites and you
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Watch the video here to get the details:

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The company, the Empower Network, has only been open 
for three weeks and they have already paid out $858,000 
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People are now joining at the rate of 400 per day.

Opt in at my landing page here (you will have one just 
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To Your Success,

Wes

PS  The conversion ratios in their marketing funnel 
are insane!  25% of people who watch the first video 
join.  50% of those accept the $100/month upsell, 
and 30% of those take the second one time $500 upsell.

PPS  As of a few days ago, they now set up internationally
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PPPS  Because I never recommend anything I wouldn't buy 
myself, just know I bought in at the highest level.
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> Internet Marketing,Training — Wes @ 9:57 am

December 21, 2011

Home Business Tip of the Day: So Much Better Then MLM

Subject: Frustrated With - Or Hate MLM?  This Is Better.

Hi fellow Entrepreneur, 

If you have ever been in an MLM and not made money, 
or just don't like MLMs, check this out!

To make money in an MLM you need to build a big team
who need to continually buy the product and not quit.

What I am going to tell you about here is completely
different and is a totally new concept launched only 
3 weeks ago.

It's a One Level Affiliate program.

Now, affiliate programs have been around online forever,
but not with a structure like this one.  

It pays 100% commissions!

When I watched their first video, it seemed like hype 
to me and I also wondered how they could ever afford to 
pay out 100% and exist themselves.

But, after watching all their videos, now I understand
and will explain all the details to you if you like.

What really convinced me to join is that a friend of 
mine, Rob Fore, joined 2 weeks ago and has already 
made $17,000.

Now, he had a list to promote to so I don't expect 
to duplicate that and neither should you.

So what is this and how does it work?

It's a done-for-you viral marketing platform that 
includes done-for-you marketing and up-selling funnels.

You can join for as little as little as $25 per month.
You get your own marketing funnel and web sites and you
could promote this without ever going online just by 
telling people about it and giving them your URL.

Find one other person who likes it too and you make 
$25 per month.

But, you can make much more - watch the video here to
get the details:

Click Here
The company, the Empower Network, has only been open 
for three weeks and they have already paid out $858,000 
in commissions and had 7,000 people join.  

People are now joining at the rate of 400 per day.

Opt in at my landing page here (you will have one just 
like it), watch the video and let me know what you think.

Click Here

To Your Success,

Joe

PS  The conversion ratios in their marketing funnel 
are insane!  25% of people who watch the first video 
join.  50% of those accept the $100/month upsell, 
and 30% of those take the second one time $500 upsell.

PPS  As of a few days ago, they now set up internationally
so anyone can participate anywhere in the world.

PPPS  Because I never recommend anything I wouldn't buy 
myself, just know I bought in at the highest level.
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> Internet Marketing,Training — Wes @ 11:54 am

December 20, 2011

Home Business Tip of the Day: A Silver Lining in the Great Recession

A Silver Lining in the Great Recession
By Jason Holland

In the current economic crisis, there is a business that is booming. In fact, there has never been a better time to get in on this opportunity.

Due to demand, there are plenty of customers to go around – and there will be for years to come. And the Internet makes it easy to run this business on your schedule and from anywhere in the world.

Think of all the people looking for jobs. What if you could help them land their dream job… and get paid to do it? I’m talking $1,000 to $3,000 per week for just part-time work.

The unemployed are looking for an edge. They’re increasingly turning to consultants to help them craft resumes that will help them stand out from the crowd.

You could offer this resume consulting service to this huge, hungry market. It’s a great way to make a side income while you’re working on your online Carefree Business. Or if you like it, you could make it your primary business – the income potential is there.

No previous experience in human resources is necessary. And you don’t have to already know how to write a great resume. It’s a science. You just need proven outlines and strategies for what details you should include on a resume to make them irresistible to employers. And you can run this business completely online (and maybe a few phone calls), from marketing your services to consulting with clients.


By the way, there is a new bonus video presentation from Michael Masterson, available to new Carefree Entrepreneur members. You are getting this newsletter free as part of your Early to Rise subscription. But to sign up officially and get the bonus, just go here.


The market is huge for resumes. There are 14 million unemployed Americans right now.

Everyone from college kids looking for their first job to executives laid off due to budget cuts needs help. And there are also the underemployed and those who just plain want a new job. Says Julien Sharp, who got her start as a freelance resume consultant after years in the corporate world:

“Many realize their current careers are not going to grow, so they decide to start a completely new career. They need a resume that reflects how their past experience can support the new type of job they are seeking.”

Even in the best of economic times, there are 50 million Americans out there looking for another job with higher pay. So there is always a high demand for this service.

What makes it work is that most job hunters would prefer not to write their own resumes – 79 percent, according to a recent survey. They feel more confident when a pro does it for them.

“Ninety-nine percent of people out of work for the first time in years do not have a current resume,” says Julien.

Many of Julien’s clients realize a bad resume has been holding them back. And they don’t know how to fix it.

“Tom” is a recent client of Julien’s. As a financial analyst who had been steadily climbing up to the executive level in his company, he was laid off shortly after the economy started crumbling. Like so many people today, he had trouble finding work. And with four kids (from 5 years old to 16) to support, he was getting majorly stressed.

Turns out, Tom had everything he needed to get a great new job, except for one vital component.

Sure, he had plenty of experience and expertise. But prospective employers couldn’t see that because his resume was done so poorly.

Julien sees this type of thing all the time. And it’s a major part of her business. She calls helping clients whose resumes aren’t getting them interviews her “sweet spot.”

It boils down to one thing, says Julien: unsuccessful resumes just show what the candidate did in past positions …but they don’t show how well they did them. Julien made that simple change for Tom after she took him on as a client. And within hours of posting the revised version to Monster.com, he had received eight calls and three emails from employers. Eleven days later, the client had received a job offer.

To rewrite this resume, Julien was able to charge $225 an hour.

You can charge upwards of $150 an hour for quick resume tweaks – something you can do right after you start offering this service. Tackle total resume overhauls, writing resumes from scratch, putting together cover letters… and you could multiply that amount by three or four times. With extra services, like interview coaching and helping people get their resume in front of the right eyes with promotional pieces, you can charge even more.

The more experienced your client, says a long-time corporate manager, the more you can charge. Their resumes will be more in-depth and filled with their experience.

Charles Bryant is one of Julien’s fellow freelance resume writers. Before he got into the business, he had no experience at all in resume writing. But he quickly picked up the simple techniques and strategies that anybody can use to craft quality resumes – the same techniques Julien knows.

These days, he makes between $500 – $3,000 writing resumes. And he maintains that anybody can learn what he does and have similar success.

As I said, no previous experience is necessary. You just have to learn how to ask your client the right questions to make sure the right details make it into the resume. Armed with a proven client questionnaire – this is Julien’s “secret weapon” – for getting the most important information, and you can craft a great resume that will get your clients interviews and jobs.

You can make great money in the resume business – up to $150,000 per year – and help people find jobs and get back on their feet at the same time.

In Julien Sharp’s Pro Resume Writer Program, you learn how to write a resume that gets results. She’ll tell you everything that goes into the perfect resume. Armed with her templates and outlines and a proven questionnaire for getting the most important information from your clients, you’ll have the makings of a lucrative Carefree Business.

She’ll also show you how to market your new business so that you can pick and choose your clients and still make a great living.

Get more information on Julien’s program here.

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> Internet Marketing,Training — Wes @ 5:16 pm

October 28, 2011

Home Business Tip of the Day: You Will Soon Become What You Project

Tip of The Day:
You Will Soon Become What You Project.

 

“Position yourself as a center of influence – the one who knows the movers and shakers. People will respond to that, and you’ll soon become what you project.” –Bob Burg

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When you enter your name and email here, Mike Dillard himself will take you on a tour of Magnetic Sponsoring’s Austin Texas office and tell you all about it…

This is by Special Invitation Only and it goes away soon!

———————————————————————-

Or…

In these 7 free videos Mike explained in simple east to understand steps how I could attract an endless stream of prospects to me ready to join and actually get paid to have these prospects come to me.

These videos have really changed the way I do my home business, and I think they can help you too.

You can get free instant access to these free videos here…

http://wwaddell.magneticsponsoringonline.com
(just copy and paste the link into your browser)

Here’s to your success,

Wes Waddell

> Internet Marketing,Training — Wes @ 3:23 pm

October 7, 2011

Provide Value While Building Your Business

Cooling the Tough Sell

Have you ever in your life wandered into a retail store, or maybe more presently into a car or truck seller and then promptly been bombarded by sales staff wanting to press you into a decision to make a order? It usually is extremely aggravating. It is a let down. It’s hard to be in a sales business of any type. To do it best you have to walk a fine balance somewhere between enlightening, engaged and straight up pushy.

Research conducted recently of online sales promotion habits and the way they impact site visitors labeled ‘The Social Break-Up’ highlighted just how pushy marketing strategies are the #1 reason why individuals unsubscribed to subscriber list, or social network accounts, or ‘un-liked’ internet pages on Facebook or other forms of subscribed communications such as RSS feeds.

The balance is somewhere between providing thoughtful, intriguing info on a timely schedule, and bombarding the cyberspace with marketing promotions, links, obvious advertising and marketing along with a battery of crappy come-ons, and sales letters. Should you get genuine email subscriptions you are given trust, and you’ve got to strive hard in order to not destroy that confidence.

When you do it right, and develop the assurance of your members you will produce a devotion that’s beneficial beyond understanding. If you neglect the confidence given you, it’s going to eradicate any kind of benefit your list could have possibly had.

When you’re employing blog pages, or social bookmarking websites you have to publish regularly, but they absolutely must incorporate vital details, not just urls or sales blurbs. Should you spread several of those types of posts among a vast majority of informative discussions or intriguing articles and documents, that is okay, however your page should never resemble a list of web addresses, and / or sales pitches.

If you use subscriber lists, please be aware of how often that you are dispatching emails. Even the most interesting material will get bothersome when it is turning up each day, or even more regularly. I’ve been subscribed to email lists that transmitted email messages with blurbs of obvious marketing pitches couple of times each day. There isn’t any greater motivator to click that remove yourself from list hyperlink.

It’s seductive to give in to the heavy sell. This is also true if you’re excited about the item yourself. Remember that hard sell is pushy, and will flip even the most intrigued buyer against your product. It’s a normal result of a doubtful public, made distrustful by the ever-growing quantity of sales pages, and links online.

Employing social networking sites, blogs and sales sites are fantastic strategies of affiliate marketing, but at all times keep your client’s interests in mind. Remember to use content material which exhibits how great your merchandise is in an honest way, and exactly how you are able to identify with their difficulties. Not every blog post you write, or email you send must market something. In the event you include back links in every email, put some off to the sides, or at the bottom of otherwise useful as well as insightful information and facts so your subscribers learn how much you really care, and can also get real aid and encouragement from you, apart from your sales pitches. You’re going to be amazed at how often the faith you develop evolves into sales and also clicks.

> Marketing Review — kwaddell @ 3:25 am

April 25, 2011

Successful Squeeze Page Tips

Making use of a new Squeeze Page for Building A List ?

If you have performed any sort of exploration on internet advertising and marketing . you’ve come across the term squeeze page. Maybe that you have also experimented with build one of them , or have got one in place on the web to develop a subscriber list . If this isn’t really doing the job the way you predicted it to, you probably may not be carrying it out correctly . The actual squeeze page is an extremely straightforward strategy . The application is present for just one sole function , to obtain members for an email list .

Since the squeeze pages do not have any goal besides amassing people and e-mails many marketers really don’t give them the interest they should have . They think that squeeze pages really don’t advertise a single thing , however they are incorrect Squeeze pages sell An individual . If you don’t grab a visitor’s interest , and also suggest to them what exactly your opt-in list will do on their behalf , they’ll click right off your actual web site .

The modern consumer isn’t any slouch . Most have experienced all of it and therefore are incredibly skeptical of a typical sales hype rightly so . There is a lot of noise on the internet right now . A consumer marketplace has already gone on line . making it the perfect area for selling Old-fashioned advertising advertising is actually declining , and even major enterprises with huge pockets are actually realizing the impact connected with the net to promote marketing .

Together with the Fortune 500, anyone that has an strategy or item to sell has taken up advertising these products online . It is more affordable , much easier and faster when compared with conventional offline , fm radio or television marketing and advertising . Which means that practically everywhere you turn . irrespective of the subject matter and also merchandise you are looking at , you will discover ads landing pages and also squeeze pages set up to suck people in . You need to present prospects a very good reason to be able to count on you , and wish to find out in regards to what you are offering them . Your trusty squeeze page must Sell these individuals regarding you .

The importance of an excellent Opt-In List

Marketing with email is very efficient , Nonetheless , you will find 2 ways individuals utilize it the right way , as well as the inappropriate method , The wrong manner would be to basically gather a bunch of random emails , and commence transmitting marketing messages to their people Terrible move . That is called spam and at the bare minimum it’ll get you delivered rapidly into the spam file or block list. At the worst , it could help you get ditched from your Internet service provider or site host . Although spam e-mail lists do not take as much work to setup , they can be much less successful than a decent opt-in subscriber list .

An opt-in list is created simply by getting traffic to your website squeeze page or any other type of solicitation to opt-in for daily information and facts from your business . This is never ever regarded as unsolicited mail as the receiver Comes to you for you to send them e-mails . Even if they can report your services to your Internet service provider or perhaps web host . it is possible to demonstrate they requested the emails , avoiding getting into trouble. Double opt-in is actually better yet plus more secure as compared to basic opt-in subscriber list . A double opt-in happens when a website visitor subscribes within your registration box, and then gets a message mailed to them immediately prompting them how to select a hyperlink to confirm they desired the actual subscription. Not only a double opt-in supply you with the most effective protection . what’s more, it reminds the visitor that they opted and even wanted your e-mail , and teaches them how to distinguish your email marketing identity . Opt-in subscriber list are better compared to arbitrary unsolicited mail mainly because you know individuals on the list are your current audience , and that they have shown a desire for the information you have because they signed up .

Exactly what Creates an Appealing Squeeze Page?

Viewer’s attention ranges can be very short and you want to communicate your message rapidly , but with enough power to encourage them to sign up.

Explain to viewers exactly what you are going to supply him or her Come right out and state the key reason why your incredible message membership will assist them. The ideal email strategy offers some value , not simply a sales message . Visitors can certainly find sales pitches everywhere they surely aren’t proceeding to sign up to acquire more even though that can be the final goal regarding a good email list-to market your product/service. Do that correctly and your opt-in email list will undoubtedly be a powerful way of getting the attention of potential clients .

> Marketing Review — kwaddell @ 3:38 am

March 29, 2011

How To Do Email Marketing Right

Powerful Opt-In Web mail Marketing

Opt-in email address listings can be a ultra powerful method. The most significant advantage of any opt-in list is that you no longer have to wait for individuals to get to your internet site. An effective mail mailing list registration is simply effectively a carte blanche call to reach out to consumers you already know are curious about your service. You will find activities to do in order to make all your e mail marketing advertising campaign more advantageous , and make sure your new prospects do not strike that oft cursed unsubscribe hyperlink.

Appealing Subject Lines

The first factor when designing an effective electronic mail advertising campaign may be the subject matter lines. It is an spot simply too typically glossed across. The idea really appears irrelevant until you consider it as the only way you’ll get followers to open up your email. Believing that subscribers will likely be thrilled at noticing the e-mails pop up mainly because they signed up can be quite a critical error in judgment. Unless you formerly attained a stellar reputation , a lot of site visitors register possessing a confident nevertheless watchful attitude when it comes to subscriber list. They need it to be a great adventure , yet come with very skeptical doubts developed by the vast amount of what amounts to paper junk mail sprouting up frequently because of both opt-in mailing lists and simple spammy email. Without an enticing , along with appealing subject line, the e-mail will be way too very easily erased , or maybe even worse , banished into the spam report.

Start off thinking about the subject line regarding your e-mails as the catch for your message. Let them know how much of an vital content you’ll have awaiting them all. Be warned though , that lure is really a two-way road. It better perform or it is actually much worse than just a boring subject matter line.

Beware of Spammy Filter Words and phrases

There are particular words which prompt spam filtration systems in many e mail in-boxes. Advanced internet users at present know about the numerous trash e-mail senders, and turn on instant filtration systems to stop e-mail incorporating words very often come with this kind of transmissions. Avoid key phrases such as no cost earn money in addition to many of these signals as “make money or work at home. ”

There are actually many terms that will be very likely to trigger their junk e-mail filter , and its tricky to prevent them all. Learning what the set off terms are usually which most closely connect with your intended theme will definitely pin down the field quite a lot . However , always make sure to guide prospects to put your actual email address contact information on their own contact list so even though you may accidentally put in a unsolicited mail trigger, it ought to manifest for him or her .

Addressing the specific situation

It is always best whenever you can employ a real full name in the your e mail . Electronic mail subscriber list programs that are usually made to make it possible for you build your entire campaign at the same time contain the means to put in tailor-made information and facts within the accurate field spaces once you have them all placed up the right way . Use the time to successfully add in this kind of information so that your email messages honestly appear to be trustworthy rather than looking the same as a form letter .

Generate Valid Knowledge

The moment you bring viewers within your e-mail it is now time for you to really shine . E-mail advertising runs best any time you give your customers useful ideas as well as tips . A lot of of the best styles I’ve received incorporate special insights together with tales which I can easily connect to . Most subscribers actually feel the same exact way. One aspect of the art with making appealing email marketing promotions is capturing the viewers by way of engaging in addition to satisfying material which is going to be connected to the particular subject that they signed up regarding .

Using the actual Power connected with the actual Email to help Get Customers to Your actual Information site The very best internet mail sales people figure out the correct way in order to really utilize inventive written content to showcase valuable merchandise not to mention articles and reviews directly on their own web sites . Never overlook that the actual exact purpose you are creating the actual list to begin with is in order to have subscribers to arrive back to your actual webpage , or even clickthrough to your current landing webpages . Even though merely adding a single or perhaps more links at just the bottom of an electronic mail may have some impact , you actually will likely gather significantly more attention if you deliver some sort of tip , or even story which will goes together with every single backlink , and also use the idea to successfully make your visitor interested in finding out what precisely is going to be on the other end of your hyperlink in order to fix the particular issue regarding the tale or even help each of them use a tip .

E-mail advertising and marketing is without a doubt very highly effective , and also it is without a doubt hard to carry out completely wrong . Managing it right , though will virtually guarantee better success , not to mention create faithful clientele whom look forward to cracking open all your email articles when ever they hit her or his inbox .

> Marketing Review — kwaddell @ 3:30 am

March 27, 2011