The Top-10 Ways to Make Money with Your List…

Have you built up a list of subscribers, but none of them are buying from you?

If you have a list and you’re not making money from those people, you need to be doing a different strategy…

The Top-10 Ways to Make Money with Your List
The Top-10 Ways to Make Money with Your List

Here are the Top-10 ways to start making money with your list right now…

  1. It’s not just the size of the list.  It’s the relationship you have with the list, which really pays you.

Most online marketers think by merely building a list it’s going to get them paid. Building a list is only the first step—but it’s not what really pays you.

In fact, I know people who have a list of 10,000 leads but they still can’t make a dollar online, or still aren’t getting regular commissions.

The size of the list is a factor, but the relationship is what’s infinitely more important.

The relationship is incredibly important if you ever want to sell something to anybody. Then once you build a rapport with your prospect, the next step is to get those people to respond.

  1. Market to the right people.  

This might sound obvious, but you could be reaching out to the wrong people—and this is actually pretty common among online marketers…

If you’re promoting some product or solution and that’s what you advertise, then you’re lead capture page should match that product.

For example, my lead capture page promises I’ll send you daily videos where I answer your questions about marketing. But what if you signed up, and then I started sending you emails about gardening?

Would you want to buy my videos about marketing? Absolutely not, because what I offered, what I presented on their entry point into my sales funnel was completely different to what I’m actually offering.

  1. Frequency of your messages.

Another reason why you might not yet be making money from your list is you’re NOT contacting them frequently enough.

You should be reaching out to your list, in my personal view, almost daily. Some people might think that’s too much. But your average prospect spends less than 5 seconds a day thinking about you or your business, so it’s not too much at all.

If they are receiving your content / stories / offers daily, and it’s too much for a prospect, they’re probably not the right prospect for you.

Plus, if someone is in the Internet marketing niche, they are probably checking their email several times a day. You should aim to send daily emails—every single day.

  1. Consistency is key.

Consistency is just as important as frequency…

How often do you email them? Is it every day, or two days, or three days?

And how often are you staying in front of your prospect? This is what consistency is all about

For example, if you email them every day for a week, and then they don’t hear from you for a month, guess what? That list is pretty much dying out.

That’s not going to last for that long, and I see this happen all the time.

  1. Don’t be forgotten (especially in the first few weeks).

New leads have very short-term memories

Many Online Marketers get excited when they’re building their brand new list. But when they start emailing their new contacts, they don’t notice immediate results, and they put everything on hold.

Then six months later, they come back to it and they start sending emails again, but now they’re not getting any response. They are not getting any opens, they’re not getting any clicks, and they wonder why…

If someone subscribes to your list and they get a few emails from you, then you don’t email them for a week, they’ve probably already forgotten you. You should always be conscious of this, and keep in touch with them from the beginning.

  1. Get “Paranoid” about the constant threat of the declining value of your list.

You’re list is a very unique asset. Here’s a big tip I learned from Dan Kennedy…

It’s important to keep a healthy degree of paranoia about your email list. You’re list is very valuable, but not like gold or real estate, because those are static things and their value stays the same over time.

On the other hand, you’re list is actually an organic asset—which means you’re list is perishable and it can expire. Your list is either improving in value or it is decaying.

You must actively take steps and actions to improve the responsiveness of your list and improve that relationship with your list—or it will die out. And if it’s neglected too much, it will die out completely.

  1. Survey your list (i.e. ask them what they want from you!)

Now, you might then ask, “Well, how do I know what they want?” And the answer is very simple—YOU SHOULD ASK THEM.

The best thing you can do is to do a quick survey. You can go to a site like SurveyMonkey.com, there are lots of sites like this that allow you to conduct surveys. These sites allow you to do a free survey where you can ask them a bunch of questions. You send your new survey out to your list.

Ask what they actually want to learn. Ask them what they actually want to buy—and why they felt compelled to give you their email address.

You’ll quickly discover why they originally joined your list, and then you can branch out with more questions about that topic to see what they actually want to learn.

  1. Make offers to your list (this is the whole point in having a list!)

You’re Here To Run A Profitable Business, And You Must Never Be Afraid To Make Offers And Ask For The Sale!)

Be relentless in promoting offers.

You should promote an offer in just about every single email you do. Now, that doesn’t mean you’re just saying buy this, buy this, buy this, because you will burn out your list very quickly.

You still want to be interesting, you still want to be engaging, you still want to educate them, but you have to be making an offer in just about every single email. You will notice in my marketing I’m always making an offer. Sometimes it’s a very obvious offer, and sometimes it’s very subtle.

For example, every few videos I might promote one of my products or services, or live event, and somewhere below this video right now there should be a banner ad for one of my products.

So even though that’s a very subtle offer, I’m always putting some kind of offer in front of my market, my list. So you want to make sure that you are doing that.

  1. Copywriting skills: Never stop improving them.

You should really work at improving your copy writing skills—it’s a very important skill to master. Copy is the ultimate leverage point.

The ability to put words on a page and influence the masses to do what you want, is one of the most powerful and profitable skills you can posses. Some people pick it up really quickly, and others can take years to get good at it.  But it’s something worth studying and practicing.

When you are writing an email, make sure to encourage responsiveness. Send them an occasional email where you say, “If you have any questions about this get back to me.”

Ask them actually reply to the email or contact you on Facebook. That way, you are actually responding to them after they raised their hand and submitted their email to you.

It might sound surprising, but responding and following up with prospects is VERY RARE in this Industry. So the moment you respond to them, you suddenly become a real person in their eyes. They feel a little connection with you. They become more responsive as leads and as buyers. So keep on writing to them.

  1. Make offers to different marketing channels (that you introduce through your emails)

Again, your success in marketing is all about making offers…

Use different channels. So sometimes you might do a webinar, bring them to a webinar, teach them something on a webinar, make an offer at the end.

If you’ve never done a webinar before that probably sounds hard.  But it’s as simple as going to GoToWebinar.com and it takes 20 minutes to follow their step-by-step instructions on hosting a webinar.

Another channel: Bring them to a Facebook group you have, engage them on Facebook, and make an offer there as well. So have these different channels, and again just be relentless in marketing to them.

You should develop several main marketing channels over time, and again just be relentless in marketing and following up. It’s what separates the people in this game who can extra $2 of value out of every $1 click they buy, from the majority who can’t even get $0.20 out of the same traffic.

It’s all about persistence in the follow up. Always be putting an offer in front of them or some piece of content so that you’re relevant, you’re in their life, and when they’re ready to buy, you’re right there in front of them.

So there you go. I hope these top-10 ways to start making money with your list right now… actually help you make more money with your list.

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A Great Way to Grow Your Online Audience as an Affiliate Marketer

People also will put more trust in what you have to say if you are well-known in your field. The real skill that well-known authorities have is self-promotion, and it’s a skill you should develop as well.

The more celebrated you are in your niche as an affiliate marketer, the easier it will be to persuade your customers and followers to act on your product recommendations.

Think about the accomplishments you can point to in your past that will reinforce your image as an expert. Keep track of any awards or recognition that you have received so that you can use them to promote yourself. And don’t be bashful about promoting yourself as an expert at every opportunity.

Building Your Brand

As you start in affiliate marketing, you will want to stop thinking of yourself as just an individual and begin considering yourself as a brand that can be marketed in the same way as Dell computer, or Ford automobiles.

When people read your emails or blog posts, you don’t want them to be thinking about you as simply a “person”. You want them to be thinking about you as a “trusted expert” in the field. Then they are more likely to act on your recommendations. In order to achieve this, you must become a brand like John Chow, Mike Dillard or Dan Kennedy.

Do not prospect for customers, but rather position yourself as an expert and the customers will find you.
Do not prospect for customers. Position yourself as an expert and the customers will find you.

The Influence of Authority

While these are all real people with personal histories and real lives, if they were to recommend that you buy a particular type of product you wouldn’t think about all that. You would consider them as a brand that they have created through their body of work.

As an affiliate marketer, your goal is to create that same kind of brand for yourself. So that when you make a product recommendations to you customers via your email list or blog, or social media source, you will be perceived in the same way as the people mentione above.

In the business we say, “… do not prospect for customers, position yourself as an expert instead and the customers will find you.”

Build Your List and Followers

If you already have a blog, a Facebook page, a Twitter account or even a website, you probably already have people who pay attention to what you post. As an affiliate marketer, your goal is to build a fan base so that you can influence the largest amount of people possible.

Regardless of the type of media source you’re using, always promote your brand, collect email addresses for your sales funnels, promote products and services, and direct visitors to your social media accounts. This provides you the opportunity to build loyalty bonds with your fans, and many other benefits.

SEO and Guest Blogging

You may decide to be guest blogger on someone else’s blog. If so, remember that even if you write the greatest, most convincing guest blogs in history, but it’s not going to mean anything if nobody can find them easily. In order to get the broadest possible audience for your guest blogs, in each of them you need to include Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques so that they are ranked at or near the top of the Search Engine Result Pages (SERP) for your niche subject.

One of the most effective SEO methods is to include your niche’s optimal keywords in your guest blogs. Search engines look for use these keywords when they index web pages so that they can tell what the content is about.

In order for Google and other search engines to rank your guest blogs high, include the keywords for your niche subject in each post’s headline, sub heads, photo caption and image descriptions.

Also, include the keywords within the body of the text so that they make up about 2 to 3% of the total keywords. This technique, called keyword saturation, helps vault your blogs to the top of the SERPs for your niche.

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Optimizing Your Email List Building

Email today has become the equivalent of snail mail 10-15 years ago. You probably receive one or two things you actually use each day – mostly bills – and the rest goes right in the trash.

Still, until email disappears completely or takes on another form – which it ultimately will – you need to include email marketing as part of your overall marketing campaign.

Fortunately, there are literally hundreds of automated email sites that you can use. Some are free, others low-cost and still others are more expensive. But like anything else, you usually get what you pay for.

Optimizing Your Email List Building
Optimizing Your Email List Building

Beware of ‘Free’ List Building Software

There are a number of “free” list building programs that you can use. For most of them, in order to fully utilize their services you sooner or later will have to pay something.
Basically, the way they work is that you pay a fee and you “rent” a list of email addresses for a specified period of time. You can send out emails to these addresses and try to market your products. But this is a pretty random approach to marketing. Most of the people on these lists are online marketers themselves, so you probably aren’t going to get much of a response for your investment.

Paying for What You Get

You can buy paid advertising — such as banners and display ads on niche-related web pages – in order to attract customers who are already proven to be interested in the type of products and services you promote.
Facebook actually has a very good and affordable Facebook Ads program that does this all for you. It lets you search for Fan Pages and interest groups within Facebook for members who are already interested in your niche.
Targeting Customers on Twitter
There also are many strategies you can use on Twitter to find targeted customers. What you do is to find people you know are interested in your niche and then look at their lists of followers to find people with similar interests and with large groups of followers, then follow those people in the hopes they will follow you back.
Then you can search Twitter for tags for subjects related to your niche, then look for people to follow who have an interest in your niche. You always want to make sure they have a large list of followers so that when they friend you a lot of people can see your Tweets.

Twitter Marketing

Finally, after you have a lot of Twitter flowers, you can market your products and services to them on a regular basis.
A word of warning, however: People who use Twitter tend to are often wary if they think you are just there to sell them something. It’s a social media site, after all, so don’t aggressively promote your products with every Tweet.
Instead, send out a lot of niche related material – such as tips, quotes, stories, and so on – and only promote products once in a while. This allows you to build relationships with your followers and eventually convert them into customers.

Article Writing and Distribution

Another way to build your list is to write articles related to your niche then submit them to article generators. Make sure your articles include links to your home page or squeeze page. Then when people follow these links you have the opportunity to capture their email address.
You also can leave links to you squeeze page on public forums, blogs, blog responses, and numerous other places. Once you get into the habit of leaving a link to your squeeze pages, you will see your list grow quickly, and it will be filling up with people who genuinely are interested in your products and services.
Creating an email list with these kinds of high-quality potential customers is much more worth your while than spending time and money chasing after a list of people who are going to give you a low quick-through rate.
Until email finally turns into something else – and it already is starting to do so – building email lists of potential customers will remain an important way to build your business.
At the very least, your competitors will be doing it, so you need to do it as well. But keep your eye on where people are going nowadays and focus more energy on places such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and LinkedIn.

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