Having a mailing that you can send your promotions to is one of the most essential things you can do to help see to your online success. Having a list to send your offers to everyday or even every couple of days can make or break your web-based business. I have been asked over and over again if people can just use safe-lists and other list building programs or if they should build their own mailing lists.
I am going to go a bit deeper in this article on how email marketing needs to be carried out.
We’ll start off taking a deeper look at safe-lists A safe-list is a membership web site made up of hundreds or even thousands of other Internet marketers. You can ordinarily join without having to pay any type of monetary fee. When you register, you agree to receive emails from other people in the safe-list. For the most part, every email you receive will contain something referred to as a credit link that you should click on to get credits, this is known as a credit based safe-list You then use these credits to send email to other people in the list, and so on.
Keep in mind that the other members of the safe-list are like you — they want to email people and get traffic but they don’t wish to purchase something that another member is telling them about. In all honesty, you can make money selling goods on safe-lists, but you’re not going to make enough money there.
But safe-lists have a place in Internet marketing. Utilizing safe-lists is in reality a fantastic way for Internet marketers to start developing an email list of their own. You can obtain people’s email addresses by giving stuff away and having people provide you their name and email address in order to get the free item. This way you are building your own list which is much more desirable.
Which brings us to the question “Do I need my own list?” Yes you do, at least if you wish to succeed. Just about any prosperous Internet marketer will tell you that each individual on your own list is worth about $1 a month. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “One dollar, yippy”, but if you think about it this way 100 people equals $100 and 1,000 people equals $1,000 are you beginning to see how crucial it is now?
Don’t misunderstand me, you are not charging these people $1 a month for being on your list. The way it is works out is, when you have people on your list they are more likely to buy from you as long as you provide quality, and you should be able to sell 1 product once a month to every 1 person out of 50 who are on your email list. So, if you have 50 people on your mailing list and you sell only 1 item worth $50 to somebody on your list in a month’s time, that is how you get your average, and when you think about it, it’s not that tough to do.
Another thing about developing your own mailing list instead of utilizing a safe-list is you can send out your offers anytime you want. And unlike safe-lists that limit your mailings and how many people you can mail to, you can build your mailing list as big as you want and email them whenever you like. You can use many different methods to build your list also. You don’t need to just employ safe-lists You can put up a blog and have people subscribe to your list to be updated when you have a new post. It doesn’t stop there though, you can employ any method or program you prefer that can help you grow your email list. Basically, the sky is the limit when it comes to list building.
Thus, safe-list or your own mailing list, which one should you focus your time and effort on? Again, safe-lists are great for helping you grow your own list, but building your own email list must be your priority.