15 Tested and Proven Ways to Build Your Subscriber List

A list of engaged subscribers is one of the most effective and reliable marketing resources. A good list so valuable that it can’t be bought. Why? Because when subscribers sign up for your list, they’re signing up to hear from you and your company. Subscribers have to be earned. What are the best ways to build a list? We’ve collected the top 15 to share with you today.

The permission model allows you to fill your audience with people who are genuinely interested in your brand and what you have to say

With information collected during sign-up (or later), you can precisely segment your list and design your email communication to suit your reader’s preferences.

As you attract qualified leads, you’ll be able to guide them through the decision-making process by aligning content to specific buying cycle stages.

Take a look at the 15 tips we’ve collected to help you build your email marketing list:

Offer quality content. Nobody gives up their email address for free. If you want to build a valuable relationship and engage your audience, you need to provide content that is worthwhile and interesting.

Put sign-up forms on every web page. Your sign-up form should be everywhere your potential subscribers are. Make sure it’s visible and easy to fill out.

Use social media to collect email addresses. Integrate your sign-up forms with social media platforms. Driving traffic from multiple sources allows you to build a strong email marketing list much faster.

Design your sign-up form carefully. Ask only for information you plan to use. A good rule of thumb is that less is more — the shorter the sign-up form, the higher the conversion rate.

Show your privacy policy. Inform your readers that you will not share their personal information with third parties. A clear privacy policy helps you build trust and convince visitors that it’s safe to subscribe.

Show samples of your content. Let your subscribers know what they are signing up for. Use your older content samples to “sell” the email sign-up.

Include a call to action. Put a call to action in your submit button, e.g. Sign me up! This makes the sign-up process more engaging and improves the conversion ratio.

Give away freebies. Think of a relevant incentive for your audience (e-book, infographic, whitepaper) and provide it for free.

Ask subscribers to share. Take the time to prepare valuable, shareable content. Remember that putting the social share buttons is not enough; you still need to ask your subscribers to use them.

Build a content distribution strategy. Producing great content is only half the battle. Make sure it’s visible to the right audience. Define who your ideal audience is and find out where they like to congregate online. Then choose communication channels accordingly.

Publish landing pages. Create a squeeze page where visitors can download premium content in exchange for their email address. A dedicated web page helps users focus on the call to action and increases conversions.

Include testimonials on your landing page. Social proof helps build trust toward a brand and its products. Use testimonials from satisfied customers to help visitors make a decision.

Blog regularly. Great content brings more traffic. Develop a realistic content publishing schedule and stick to it.

Guest post on popular blogs. Publishing your content on other blogs is a great way to build relationships with other bloggers in your industry and introduce yourself to new people. Include a backlink to your blog, and your blog’s search rankings will go up.

Collect email addresses at offline events. Be ready to collect email addresses at trade shows and conferences. Ask for business cards or use the Forms on the Go app to instantly add people to your list.

It’s time to get started.

Now you know a handful of great ways to build one of the most effective marketing assets — your email marketing list.

Want more? Check out the new GetResponse List Building Program, available free to anyone with a GetResponse account — even a 30-Day Free Trial account. To sign up for our free course, log into your GetResponse account or go to http://www.getresponse.com/features/list-building-program.html .

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The Science of Getting Rich!

Guest Blogger - Rebecca Fine

About eighteen months ago, a man I’d never met sent me a book I’d never heard of by a man who’d been dead nearly 90 years.

That little book changed my entire life. As I put into practice the principles you’ll learn about in this book, the results were astonishing — and they began almost instantly and continue to this day. When The Science of Getting Rich arrived in the mail that afternoon I immediately ripped open the package, sat down, and read it with an open mind — mostly because the title was just so intriguing. And even though I must admit I found some of the old-fashioned language and some of the ideas in the first part a bit confusing, there was something about it that compelled me to reread those little confusing bits two or three times until I got it!

Once I did that, I couldn’t stop reading until I’d read the whole thing!

Right away I began to put into practice what the book outlines ... and everything began to change. “Coincidences" happened — happy ones that led to connections with people ... that led to more connections ... that led to money beginning to flow toward me in increasingly larger amounts and from several sources, including new and unexpected ones.

And even though changing your habitual thinking is difficult and I’m still not as good at it as I intend to be, my businesses began to “click,” my income doubled , then tripled, and continues to rise ... my cramped city apartment has given way to a spacious waterfront house ... I’ve established rewarding new relationships with many generous, successful, wealthy people ... and opportunities to be, do,
have, and give more continue to show up at my doorstep almost daily. It’s amazing — and wonderful.

Until this book arrived, nothing I had ever read or heard before had explained to me so clearly that there are universal laws at work regarding wealth and success and that if we’ll just work with those laws — go with the tide instead of trying to swim against it (usually unknowingly) — the results we want will begin to come to us. That if we will scientifically reproduce the causes of wealth, we will invariably reproduce the results.

Now, right off the bat author Wallace D. Wattles says that instead of questioning how these principles work, you’ll need simply to accept them and begin to practice them. So I did that, even though as I read I did find myself resisting from time to time and thinking, “Well, I don’t know if I can agree with that.” But I’d already decided just to accept (at least temporarily) each premise as if I did thoroughly
believe it.

By the time I finished the book I understood why he had included that warning. You see, some of what you’ll read or hear will most likely challenge some of your previous thinking. That seems to be the case for most people. But keep on, and you’ll soon see how Mr. Wattles beautifully builds each chapter on what he presents in the preceding ones. I think you’ll find yourself saying — as I and many others have — “Oh, now I see why he said that. Now I see how it all fits together.” I believe, also, that you’ll find it absolutely refreshing to know that to get rich by the method outlined here, it is essential that you embrace and practice what we all know as the Golden Rule ... that the daily practice of gratitude is one of the conduits by which your wealth will come to you ... and that by accomplishing your financial dreams through this method, everyone with whom you come into contact will also have more.

A far cry from the dog-eat-dog, claw your way to the top, anything for a buck mentality so many believe to be the only way to wealth.

Pay close attention to the message of this book with an open mind. Get a free copy of the entire printed version (what you’re reading now) at The Science of Getting Rich Network website — www.scienceofgettingrich.net — and read it. Print it out and give it to your friends. Distribute it on your own website if you like.

Rebecca Fine
Olympia, WA
November, 1999
www.scienceofgettingrich.net

Believe You Can by Ford

"Whether you think you can, or that you can't, you are usually right." Henry Ford

Start thinking you can today!

Arnold and Dennis
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How Internet has changed things and how you can make it BIG!

How Internet has changed things and how you can make it BIG

Guest Blogger - Federico Einhorn, Founder of Full Traffic - originally posted on February 17 2015

Do you remember the times when the Internet still wasn't big and all the marketing efforts mainly meant expensive advertisements? It was like companies trying to fight for getting the best TV program's schedules for releasing a short advertisement. And of course, big companies had advantage over the little ones in terms of money. Now all of that have changed. And is still changing.

The Internet had changed the way people make business and how they grow. The essence and strategical thinking remains but there are new tactics and new players. In today's world, if you are starting up a company and want to make it big, you actually can.

According to Internet Live Stats, which is a site that shows all statistical data relating to Internet used by people around the globe, around 40% of the world population has an internet connection today, this is a bit more than 3 billions of people. Only in 1995, these number was less than 1%. So, in 10 years things have changed massively.

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Image Source: Internet Live Stats

How does this relate to you or your business?

Easy. Back in the 80's, you needed a good budget for marketing efforts to start growing slowly. Now, in 2015, you can easily set up social media profiles for your business (aka Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and more), spend some bucks for some ads on those platforms and you are almost ready to go. This sounds easy but it's more complex than it seems. Internet also has created a new area for your business and something to study in schools or in the Web, making it easier than ever for you to promote your business with the best and affordable practices. Here are some ways to use Internet in favor of your business:

Validation

Wether you already know what your business is about or still have an idea, it is very important to validate it. In past times, you specifically needed to conduct focus groups or surveys to get an idea if people can / need / want to buy your product or service. For sure there's nothing bad with these methods nowadays, and some companies still use them, but - being realistic - this costs a lot of money and you need to hire an specialist if you want the best results.

Now you can validate an idea with Internet! Just by creating a landing page with a headline and an email form, then driving traffic to that page and finally measure it. If you like polls, there's also a site called PickFu where you can ask questions like “Which book title is better?” and give 2 options so people working at PickFu (from all over the world) can vote and give feedback. Another site more popular than PickFu is Quora, you can ask anything about everything and people will give completed answers. We can talk more about this in another post. Validating an idea or business by asking questions online or landing pages is way simpler and easier than ever.

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Image Source: PickFu

Specialized News Sources

While before you needed to fight for the best TV or radio schedule segment to announce your business, now you have many specialized news sources in different industries which can help in your marketing: Tech, Automotive, Health, Entertainment, etc. Even they have niche areas within themselves. We are talking about media sites that are today's digital news, such as: Techcrunch, Reddit, Hacker News, Mashable, Digg, Huffington Post, etc. There are even sites like ProductHunt where you can post your product/service and you'll be reaching out people. It's crazy how something can go viral from there. So, now you can connect with them or simply upload something (in some cases) and you'll be reaching out people... For FREE. However, it is important to follow relevant tips for performing a successful strategy on those sites. There's the magic. (For sure we will dedicate a complete and ultimate post to all these tips you can use. Stay alert!). Instead of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for a TV commercial, you can just use these sites and also even make an introductory video about your business on Youtube.

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Image Source: CaptainDash

Social Media

Yes, the famous social media. This doesn't need any kind of introductions. In today's world, apart from having your business web page, you need to have social media profiles for interacting with your customers and for building engagement. For crazy as it sounds, it is a must-have. We know how complicated things can get when managing your social media accounts, hopefully you wouldn't like to end up like the girl in the picture. That's why you can also outsource this at an affordable price to social media specialists. However, it is so important to take care a lot this part and knowing all that is happening. Even though in today's world is easier than ever to interact with your customers and reach people globally, any bad interaction with your customers can cost a lot.

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We know it's hard to adapt, specially if we are talking about a huge change that just happened in the last 10 years and is still changing. That's a lot to think about. Even more when you are not technology-friendly. Internet has changed our lives and the way we interact with each other. With all its strengths and weaknesses, we don't have another choice but to adapt, and make the best use of it. We invite you to take advantage of the Internet's power for the sake of people and your business.

Believe You Can by Ford

"Whether you think you can, or that you can't, you are usually right." Henry Ford

Start thinking you can today!

Arnold and Dennis

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Automation for your online based Internet business is the key to success!

Welcome back to the CIM Blog! We appreciate you taking the time to read our recommendations on what can help you be successful in your online based Internet business. This post will talk about the importance of automation of your business process.

"There's a way to do it better - find it." Thomas A Edison

And that's the point of the iPas2 online based Internet business system - a better way to do it, a better way to build your business through automation. The founders of iPas2 wanted to build a system that would allow them to make money. Now let's not kid ourselves ok. Many people ask "why would they want to share it with others?". The reason is simple - they make more money when you make money! I have no problem with that because they did all of the hard learning that got them to their current successful state of mind and wealth. The reality is simple. They have made lots of money but they can make more money by sharing their success solution with you. That's just the truth of the matter. But hey, along the way you can make a lot of money by using the system that they spent so much money perfecting, money that you do not have to spend on marketing systems infrastructure and business processes. That's right! You get to benefit from all of the hard work and money they initially invested in trying to make themselves successful, which they did. But they realized very quickly that they cannot be even more successful without you and that's why they are sharing their success system.

Nothing happens in the world until something is sold! But most people do not like selling things and that's understandable. But we all like making money! So how can we do that in an easy and automated manner without having to make cold sales calls? iPas2 has implemented the solution for you. All you have to do is drive traffic to your iPas2 account and let the knowledgeable people at iPas2 drive the sales machine for you. If you have a popular Blog or Facebook or Twitter or Linked In website/webpage you are already in a great position to leverage all of your hard work. If you do not have an existing Internet presence the good news is that you don't need one to start your own online based Internet business because iPas2 has automated all of these success components for you. You can and should get started right now!

The iPas2 provides you with promotional links that you can start using as soon as you sign up to promote your new Internet business to the world. Every year 16 million people start an online based Internet business. That's right - 16 million! And you can be there to help them. We do not know when someone is going to want to start an Internet business and that is not important. What is important is that you are there to help them when they want to start one and iPas2 can help you do just that and do that right now!

Believe You Can by Ford

"Whether you think you can, or that you can't, you are usually right." Henry Ford

Start thinking you can today!

Arnold and Dennis
Get more website traffic now!




You can create your own job in the Internet Age!

Welcome to the Crazy Internet Marketing Blog

Worldwide people everywhere are looking for a job so than they can earn money. Well, in the age of the Internet you do not have to depend on a company to provide you with a job in anymore. You can work for yourself and you can build your own empire. This is unprecedented in the history of the human race. Forever there has been the concept that there are a few people at the top that control and ensure the mass of the human race works for them and ensures they earn profits. Like the Printing Press enabled more people to be able to read books the Internet has allowed more people to have access to information so that the world of people can become more informed. But the Internet has also provided more than just your ability to learn about more things. It has provided people with the opportunity to actually create their own jobs and build organizations of people that can be successful individually and together.

I have been an independent consultant since 1993 working in the information technology and information management area. The main issue with being a consultant in any area, and it is the same with being a full time employee, is that you only get paid when you are doing consulting for the client and usually at the client site, or if you are an employee you are there full time. However it is only in the past few years that I have figured out how to create an online Internet business that can generate revenue for me when I am doing other things like being with my family, or going fishing and hunting, or just trying to relax.

Dennis and I built Crazy Internet Marketing based on what we learned to build successful online based Internet businesses that we believe others like you could benefit from. But it takes work. I grow tired of these companies that tell people that starting an online business is easy and requires no work because that is not true. If you are interested in being successful with an online based Internet based business you will have to do some work but what you need to be successful is a solid system infrastructure to help you be successful.

Crazy Internet Marketing will teach you what you need to do to start and build a successful online based Internet business. However when you go through our material you will see that there is a lot of work to do to setup and configure and run the back office services of your business. What is needed for non Internet people interested in running an online based Internet business is a ready made platform that will do all this stuff for you. And Dennis and I have found this platform for you. We are both iPas2 Internet business owners. You can be also. Join us today and start changing your life today.

PS: Anyone that becomes an iPas2 Basic Member through our group will automatically get FREE VIP Membership access to all of the Crazy Internet Marketing website content. That’s right. Join iPas2 today and you will have FREE additional access to all of our Internet Marketing and Learning material. Dennis and I want to work with you to make you successful today. So watch the video and join iPas2 today even as a Basic Member. Just get started in changing your life and building your own business. Believe you can.

Believe You Can by Ford

“Whether you think you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.” Henry Ford

Start thinking you can today!

Arnold and Dennis

What is the secret to being successful with an Internet based business?

Welcome to the Crazy Internet Marking Blog

We here at CIM pride ourselves on our knowledge based learning system for helping people learn how to start and run a successful Internet based business. Those of you that have done so know that it does take work and the more you know about how to make it successful the more the business works for you. But for people that are new to the concept of running an online based Internet business there is a lot of technical setup components that do take some skill and perseverance to make it all work together like a symphony. And that’s were most people give up. Lead follow-up is the second place most people  fail. Not everyone buys the first time so you and your system need to follow up with potential buyers of your solutions.

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This is were iPAS2 comes to the rescue. It provides the backend infrastructure for generating leads and automates a lot of the lead follow-up right down to provide actual people to speak with your potential buyers once you introduce them into the system. Now that’s powerful.

And what do your potential customers buy from you? Well, in short, they like you are purchasing a ready made Internet business solution that is proven to work. In the process they are also purchasing the most advanced education material to help anyone be successful in life and in business.

Many people want to start their own business but they are bogged down in full time jobs that suck the energy out of them day in and day out. All of us has bills to pay so you can’t just stop what you are doing and work full time at starting a business. Starting a business, no matter how big or how small costs money so you need to find a proven opportunity that will start generating revenue as quickly as possible, cover your expenses, and start making a profit. That is the key to success in the online Internet based business world.

And through out all of this, regardless of what business you start you have to believe that you can be successful. In the famous words of Henry Ford……

Believe You Can by Ford

“Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.” Henry Ford

So start thinking that you can right now and you will be right.

Arnold and Dennis

PS: Special bonus. Anyone that signs up for iPas2 Basic through the CIM banners and page will automatically get a full VIP Membership to this site for FREE! That’s access to two great online based learning and business systems for the prices of one. We hope you will check out iPas2.

 

You can make money on the Internet but it does take work and knowledge!

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The Internet represents a wonderful world of opportunity for everyone. It is an equalizer! It allows individuals to come up with a great idea and compete with the largest companies in the world. Just look at the history of Angry Birds. You as an individual can build a business on the Internet and there are many companies that are there to help you at a very low entry costs. Take HostGator for example. For as little as $3.95 per month you can have your very own WordPress website. And here is a tip for you. You can get a new HostGator website for 50% off by getting a coupon here.

And once you have a WordPress website of your own you can leverage many free Plugins to help shape and build the kind of Internet offering you want to offer. There is every WordPress Plugin you can imaging for your website. Check out the list here. Most of them have a basic FREE offering which is more than enough to get you started.

But the Internet is a big world and when you take on any new initiative you have to arm yourself with knowledge. CrazyInternetMarketing.com has assembled a collection of the greatest training videos that show you what you need to know. Check out our website offering BEFORE you spend money anywhere else so that you can prepare yourself to do business on the Internet. It will be the best investment you make.

Knowledge is power. Get yours today.

We look forward to assisting you in building your very own Internet business.

Arnold and Dennis