When it comes to marketing on the Internet, there’s no better way to virtually guarantee your success than by building a loyal, targeted database of optin subscribers.
Once you have a list… you own it! Nobody can take it away from you. There aren’t too many other business assets you can say the same holds true.
For most businesses, you can quickly see a dramatic turn in sales and/or profits – virtually overnight – if big competition happens to settle into your market. It happens everyday… in every niche imaginable.
But once you build a list of “permission based” optin email subscribers… it doesn’t matter how much competition you have in your niche market. You’ve already built a rock solid foundation – a strong customer base eager and willing to hear from you over and over again.
So… what does that mean for your profits?
That means you can send targeted offers to your list on a regular basis – whenever you want – as often as you want – and there’s nobody stopping you! You have full control.
What types of offers? Let me explain….
As they say, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. On the Internet… there’s certainly more than one way to make a great living – a very comfortable living generating a substantial income each and every month.
And my personal favorite tool for generating income… Email Marketing!
Email marketing all starts with building a loyal, targeted list of optin subscribers within your niche. Once you have that loyal list… your opportunities are endless.
- You can promote your own products.
- You can promote affiliate products.
- You can promote a new service.
- You can do all of the above… and more!
Unfortunately the subject of email marketing can become extremely complex. Therefore, entire books and multi-media courses have been written and produced on the subject. So, the actual topic (as a whole) is outside the scope of this guide… but we’ll briefly touch upon some important and interesting (and very profitable) points.
The truth is… I can send an email to any of my lists any time I’d like and know with almost 100% certainty that I’ll see a profit from that email.
How do I know? Because I continue to market to many lists I’ve built over the years on a regular basis. And they all continue to make me a generous income – month after month after month….
I bring up this point because I want you to understand just how important it is to start today – building permission based email lists – and focusing the majority of your online efforts on this one extremely important marketing tool.
Suppliers will come and go.
Products get discontinued everyday.
Search engine ranking fall off the charts without warning.
The list goes on and on…
There are dozens upon dozens of variables that can affect your business – and ultimately your profits – that are unforeseen and totally out of your control.
But if you focus your efforts on building a list in your niche… none of that matters. Your list is yours and yours alone! It will make you money week after week.
It’s golden… It’s priceless… Your biggest asset… and you need to treat it that way!
That’s why using a “Squeeze Page” has become more and more popular on the Internet these days. We see them all the time – in every niche market.
You land on a website and what do you see? An offer for a freebie
- a free trial
- a free download
- a free sample
- a free subscription
Ironically, just enough to wet your whistle and hopefully entice you into wanting more – a lot more – usually with a price tag of course.
And that’s all good! Really…
But there’s actually a better way of doing things… A smarter way… A more lucrative way!
Imagine enticing a customer to optin for an offer of yours – perhaps a freebie – and then not looking for an up sell to the “premium” version or full membership price, etc.
Stupid idea eh? Well…not so fast my friend….
If, what I previously mentioned is true and your list is your greatest asset, then why not treat it that way. Why not INVEST in your optin list. Why not nurture it in a way you’d nurture your biggest client?
- Give them freebies with no strings attached!
- Let them enter special promotions (without any type of “sale” in mind)
- Provide them with real, resourceful information – FREE!
- HELP them succeed or solve their dilemmas just as you’re trying to do as well… with no strings attached.
Don’t you think that could lead to a list of optin subscribers eager and willing to listen (and act upon) information (and offers) you subtly provide via email in the future?
You bet it would!
Selling online is like dating. You don’t start out in bed. You grow and nurture a relationship – taking one baby step at a time. You don’t ask to meet his/her parents on the first date… right?
Well the same concepts hold true when selling online. You have a much greater chance of making money from your list if you nurture and truly care about that list – TRULY care!
If you start by building relationships with your list they’ll look forward to hearing from you – again and again.
And that’s when you’ll really start seeing your profits soar!
- You can provide periodic emails with your unbiased opinion about certain products you’ve used or recently discovered that might benefit them in some way. Of course, you’d have your affiliate link embedded in the offer just in case a few might want to purchase the product for themselves…. CHING!
- You can begin creating your own information products and offer them a discount for being a part of your list of loyal customers… CHING!
- You can offer your services at a discounted rate for a limited time to subscribers only… CHING!
- You can inform them about new promotional materials you have for your affiliates (who… by the way earn 50% of all sales they generate) and if anyone is interested they can sign up and start promoting some of your products and services… CHING! CHING!
I hope you get the point I’m trying to make here… if you don’t approach your list as simply a list of names ONLY there to make you money… but on the contrary you develop a relationship with your list and truly work on helping THEM achieve their goals as well… chances are you’ll have a goldmine of opportunity at your disposal – your greatest asset – a responsive, targeted list eager and willing to spend money with you at will.