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Yes it took me 2 yeas of trying to market online until I
finally got this concept brutaly pounded into my head.
BUILD YOUR DARN LIST! If you have heard of this and
haven't gotten around to doing it, you just spinning your
I worked my rear off marketing for 2 straight years
nonstop and built sizeable downlines in multiple
programs. Sure I made a few bucks here and there but
what was digging myself a deep grave. Today, all these
programs I built downlines are gone and had nothing to
show for it. I was promoting somebody else and not
myselft. I am not saying promoting affiliate links is a bad
thing but just remember... would you rather promote
affiliate links from you optin list or promote these same
links with hard work?
So before you do anything else: build a website, create
and newsletter, and start promoting your site and
newsletter. This will save you tons of time and
headaches in the long run. Build your list by giving away
free software, ebooks, and offers. I would recommend
giving away a viral e-book to new subscribers personally.
I don't know about you but I don't want to work
nonstop all day long marketing. If I wanted to do that I
would just go out and find a job right? You probably
want to be lazy like me and wake up late and go to bed
early knowing your gonna make money either way. So
25,000+ subscribers later I can feel comfortable doing
that. I am not saying you can be lazy but you get the
It is much easier to promote affiliate programs or your
own programs for that matter when you can e-mail
several thousand subscribers about it.
So heres some extra benefits of building a list will bring
1. offer paid ads in your newsletter
2. promoting affiliate links or your programs mentioned
3. potential viral sales
4. days, weeks, months, and years of residual income
5. future Joint Ventures with your subscribers or other
webmasters affiliated with your business
Those are just a few of the benefits of building a list
offers, I am sure you can find other good reasons if you
put your mind to work.
Be careful! Once you have a list its up to your to
maintain it. Watch what you promote or recommend.
For the most part stick to your "newsletters theme." Its
okay to go off topic every once in awhile but keep that
to a minimum. Remember that you have a good
reputation to keep and if you start angering your
subscibers or flood their e-mail box with offers your
business will start to sink.
Build your list right and build your list smart! If you don't
know how to build a list properly feel free to check out
my signature for the "Optin Master Course."
I hope that this sheds some light on the importance of
building your list and stop you from following my idiotic