Apr 5, 2012

29 Ways to Collect Email Addresses for Your Business

There are a ton of ways to get people to sign up for your email marketing offers. I’ve put together a list for you to read, so you know all of the ways you can be growing your list.

  1. Put an offer on the back of your business cards to get people to sign up for your newsletter.
  2. Tradeshows – Bring a clipboard or sign-up book with you to tradeshows and ask for permission to send email to those who sign up.
  3. Include a newsletter sign-up link in your signature of all of your emails.
  4. Send an opt-in email to your address book asking them to join your list.
  5. Join your local chamber of commerce, email the member list (if it’s opt-in) about your services with a link to sign up to your newsletter.
  6. Host your own event – Art galleries, software companies (one here has a party every quarter and invites the neighboring businesses), retail shops, consultants (lunch & learn) can all host an event and request attendees to sign up.
  7. Offer a birthday club where you give something special to people who sign up.
  8. Incentivize your employees – Give them $ for collecting VALID email addresses.
  9. Giving something for free like a PDF? Make visitors sign up to your opt-in form before you let them download it.
  10. Referrals – Ask you customers to refer you, and in exchange you’ll give them a discount.
  11. Bouncebacks – Get them back! – Send a postcard or call them asking for their updated email address.
  12. Trade newsletter space with a neighboring business, include a link for their opt-in form and ask them to include yours in their newsletter.
  13. SEO – Make sure you optimize your site for your keywords. You need to be at the top of the natural search when people are looking for your products or services.
  14. Giveaways – Send people something physical and ask for their email address as well as their postal address.
  15. Do you have a postal list without emails? Send them a direct mail offer they can only get if they sign up to your email list.
  16. nclude opt-in forms on every page on your site.
  17. Popup windows – When someone attempts to leave your site, pop up a window and ask for the email address.
  18. Include a forward-to-a-friend link in your emails just in case your recipient wants to forward your content to someone they think will find it interesting.
  19. Include a forward-to-a-friend on every page of your site.
  20. Offer a community – Use Ning as your easy-to-set-up community and have your visitors interact and sign up for your newsletter.
  21. Offer “Email only” discounts and don’t use those offers anywhere but email.
  22. Telemarketing – If you’ve got people on the phone, don’t hang up until you ask if you can add them to your newsletter.
  23. Put a fishbowl on your counter and do a weekly prize giveaway of your product – then announce it to your newsletter. Add everyone who put their card in on to your newsletter list.
  24. Include an opt-in form inside your emails for those people who get your email forwarded to them.
  25. Tradeshows – Collect business cards and scan them into a spreadsheet. Make sure you ask permission to send email to them, then mark the card.
  26. Use Facebook – Host your own group and invite people to it, then post new links often. From time to time, post a link to sign up for your newsletter.
  27. Use Facebook – Post the hosted link from your newsletter into Linked Items to spread the word.
  28. Use Facebook – Include an opt-in form on your Facebook Fan page.
  29. Use Twitter – Twitter the hosted link of your email campaign every time you launch.
    If you’ve got any additional ideas, let’s hear them!
Increase your customer sales with email coupons, newsletters and sales announcements

Jun 10, 2011

Build a List Using List Builders

Build a List Using List Builders
You've heard it said a multitude of times and in a variety of ways. But however it's presented, it points to the same thing, namely, it's vital to build a list. There are a couple of different ways to do it. For example, you can put up splash pages in traffic exchanges to capture names and email addresses, or you could put an opt in box on your website with a free offer. Those methods are certainly effective. For this article though, we'll target list builders in particular.

What is a list builder? Basically, a list builder is a membership site comprised of members that make up a list you can contact via email. Membership in some of these sites can be several thousand.

There are quite a few popular list builders. Generally, you can join as a free member, but keep in mind that you'll receive limited benefits. For instance, you can join Quick List Profits, List Zillion, or Micro List as a free member, but you'll only be able to send mail every seven days. What's more, you're limited as to the number of people you can email. Granted, you can still benefit from those limited mailings, but it's a whole lot better to upgrade. Most programs have a very attractive lifetime member offer at a great price, with tons of benefits, when you first sign up. The catch is you have to take advantage of it right then and there. It's the best deal and certainly worth grabbing lifetime memberships when joining various list builders.

Now let's take a look at the benefits of being an upgraded member in a list builder. As an upgraded member, most sites will allow you to send email every three days. This means that you can send email to thousands of people every three days! So let's look at the possibilities. Let's say you've joined three list builders and grabbed an upgraded account at each one. If each list builder allows you to email 3,000 people every three days, then you'll be sending your offers to 9,000 people every three days! You can do the math to see how those numbers add up over the months and years. No doubt you can see the possibilities of emailing tens of thousands of people throughout the year.

If you've yet to build a list, grabbing a membership in a list builder might be a good starting point. Simply follow the directions laid out in the list builder and you'll enjoy an ever expanding list. So what are you waiting for? Get a list started today by grabbing a list builder membership.

Is there a secret for network marketing?

Is there a secret for network marketing?

Network marketing secrets? What are they really? In fact, are there any secrets anyway ? Everyone keeps going on about this secret that secret Ive got another secret well Im here to tell you that there isnt really a secretwell its not much of a secret and its not rocket science but everyone just doesnt get it in the beginning.

What I will tell you is that Network marketers like to feed off the fact that newbie
s in the industry are looking for the Secret. New internet marketers or people looking to get involved with a home business can get sucked into all the hype of the internet. Every week there is a new opportunity or another new secret to be learnt or how you can conquer the internet, live the life of fast cars and amazing holidays. Heck who doesnt want that. Let me be honest with you I was exactly the same, I got sucked into all of the hype all the latest products and all the latest secrets until I found out the secret and thats when I realised it wasnt much of a secret and could of kicked myself for not thinking about it sooner. But I will let you in on another secret its because of all the hype and network marketers that I found my way. So I cant really complain now can I?

You know
getting sucked into all the hype and next biggest business or product wasnt a bad thing , and I cant say it was a waste of money either because it was all part of the secretYou see that secret taught me all about self improvement, social media marketing, video marketing , article marketing, press releases and many more things. So what is the secretThe secret is something that not a lot of people really want to hear its called Self education.

There is a saying that formal education will make you rich
but self education will make you a fortune. With self education you can learn all the secrets out there! You see, everyone has formal education but when you self educate yourself you increase your value to the world which makes you a leader. When you increase your value the more you will be pursued by other people. People want to associate themselves with the leaders in the industry and by self educating yourself you will establish yourself as a leader and this will in turn put yourself in a situation to make a lot of money.

Success in this industry boils down to these 2 factors:

Step 1: Establishing yourself as a leader by increasing your value, this is done through self education.

Step 2: Is having the ability to express yourself to prospects through marketing.

More of this technique can be found by getting Mike Dillard
s eBook Magnetic Sponsoring.

You can buy and get all the leads you want but if you don
t act like a leader or have any value no one is ever going to buy from you anyway!

Now I know it
s not a secret but its not rocket science either...self education is the secret, not much of a secret is it now?

Can I show you exactly how and where to market. Can I teach you all about social media marketing, video marketing, list building the list can go on
sure I can do this?? Why? Because I was the one who decided to get off the fence, take action and self educated myself.

What do you need to do..? Stop thinking about it, take action and self educate yourself! After all it is only you that can take the
secret and turn it in to a gold mine!!!