This is a guest post written by Charlie Page,enjoy!
You’ve heard it before – if you want to succeed online
you *must* have a list of your own.
Every guru says it. Ever wonder why?
Because it’s true! 😉
There is no doubt that the single most valuable asset I
own online – more valuable even than owning the
Directory of Ezines – are my mailing lists.
With them I can build, or rebuild, a business. Without
them I’m back at square one.
How about you? Do you have a list yet?
If not, here are four simple ideas you can use today to
start building a list of your own even if you don’t
have any money to spend, a website of your own or any
These are all methods I have used, and I still use
*each* of them today.
These tactics works. I know they will work for you too.
>>>>> Idea 1 – Your Email Signature Line
Go to your “sent email” folder right now and look at
the email you sent today. I’m willing to guess that
your email does *not* include an offer for someone to
join your mailing list.
But it should!
If you send only 20 emails a day (including replies)
then you are sending over seven *thousand* emails a
What if only 1 in 7 people saw your link and joined
That’s over 1000 subscribers to *your* list … free!
>>>>> Idea 2 – Forums
Ever visit a forum and ask a question? Many have but
they don’t leverage the experience in their favor.
Just about every forum out there offers a signature
line feature, yet we see thousands of posts with no
Don’t make this mistake! If you post on the Warrior
Forum or Michael Green’s How To Forum or any other,
make sure to include a link where people can join your
Again, free and very effective. Put time on your side
with this one!
>>>>> Idea 3 – Twitter
Ah, Twitter – friend or foe? Great marketing tool or
Great marketing tool!
Here’s how you can use Twitter today to begin building
your list with no money.
Start following people you know of and replying to
their Tweets. Make sure your reply makes sense and
won’t waste people’s time.
Fan Tweets – replying to a Tweet with something like
“loved your book about ___” are 100% okay and often
Once you have been following for a while you will get
followers too, and become a recognizable name in your
circles. When that happens, send a short Tweet about
your new mailing list and where people can join it.
>>>>> Idea 4 – Your Blog
If you don’t have a website you might be thinking
“sounds good Charlie but where do I send them to sign
up?” Fair question.
The answer is your blog. If you don’t have a blog there
is simply no reason to wait any longer. Go to
Blogger.com and get one now. It’s free, they have
templates you can use that look professional.
If you can type, you can blog. And you should.
Once you get a blog just put a form on it for your list
and you are good to go!
So there you have it, four ways to begin building a
*real* list of your own with no money and no traffic!
1. Your email signature line
4. Your own blog
Begin using these methods today and you will put time
on your side. Sooner than you think, you will have a
mailing list of your own.
And having a powerful mailing list is a beautiful thing
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