How To Start Email Marketing For $1 And Build An Amazing Email List – Email marketing can sometimes be really expensive so I’m going to teach you a way to start building your mail list for just $1 it’s really not hard and will take you no time at all. I will just run through the basics and get you started with building your mail list and getting some conversion, I’ll do a part two soon and hopefully teach you even more, okay so let’s get started and jump in.
What You’ll Learn.
- Who I use to send emails and how you can use them for $1
- Why people fail at email marketing and why you’ll succeed
- How to get the best Opt In forms
- How To Advertise your sign up
- How to get loads of email sign ups.
- 3 things you need for a successful email marketing campaign
- Tips & tricks to email marketing.
Why You Need To Start Email Marketing
Views, do you need them? Well just like social media, email marketing is a must. It’s like having your own Facebook page with people who only care about your content and what you’ve got to offer. The more people you get on your email list the more money you’ll earn.
Email Marketing – It’s that simple.
Email marketing has always been the easy way to keep people coming back to your site day after day, week after week, it’s the number one way to earn money and I believe if you asked the biggest people in money making online they’d all say that they wish they’d started collecting emails at the beginning of their careers.
The Main Reason
You get the chance to create something that’s yours, you can send content, affiliate links, and newsletters to all your subscribers and keep doing so for years to come.
If you don’t start a mail list you will stay at the same views time and time again, however if you do start a mail list, every sign up you get could potentially be a view from then on.
Value Of Starting Email Marketing
If someone told me I could sell a book for $2 to 1000 people and then never see any of them again or I could give my book away for free and get the emails of 1000 people, I’d always choose the second one.
If I make $2 and never see you again that’s not really done much, if you’re on my mail list I can keep sending you stuff that will help you and help me earn money at the same time. The value of this is impossible to explain.
Email Marketing Starts Here
The first thing you need to do is go and start your email campaign for $1, this will give you the ability to start, collecting emails, sending emails, enable popups, opt in forms, and even create auto respond emails that will send without any work for months to come.
This means for that $1 you get to experience how powerful email marketing really is and how quickly it can boost the profile of your site.
Who I use
If you’re on my mail list then you might wonder who I use? I use Aweber and have done for some time now, you just can’t beat them, if you go and check out their site you’ll see that they have everything you could possibly need to start an amazing mail list.
Their support is the best, their service is easy to use, all round they’re the must have in email marketing.
Why People Fail At Email Marketing
A few people have tried Email Marketing and failed and then never started again, this is something that will cost your site a massive amount in potential earnings and really hurt your profits all round.
The reason why a lot of people fail is they don’t do anything, you’ve already got well ahead of other email marketers by reading this. If people spent more time learning before they gave up maybe they would succeed more?
So to not fail I offer you three bits of advice:
- Don’t give up after a month because nothings happening, just work twice as hard for another month and then another month and so on till it works.
- Try new things and keep updating what you have.
- Every sign up is a big deal, if I get one sign up it makes me happy and exited, I then treat that sign up like a friend, you must remember to treat every sign up as if they’re a dear friend, in a way it’s easy because they will be helping you make money and usually listen to what you say.
Opt In Forms – Getting Emails – Advertising
Once you’ve signed up to Aweber you will need to start collecting emails and this can be done in three easy ways
- Give them something they need for free in exchange for their email
- Advertise on Facebook and other ad networks
- Make it as easy as possible for them to sign up.
If you follow them three things you’ll be able to start building a small list, in honesty them tips are just the start, once you’ve acted on them it’s time to getting some real views to your site.
(I will teach you more about “giving something they need for free” down below)
Opt In Form
An opt in form is something that people can use to sign up to your newsletter/email list with. I have a few on this site and you usually want to make it so every part of your site leads to a new opt in form. Here’s some examples of my email opt ins.
That one on the sidebar is just their so people can easily sign up on every page of this site, without having to go looking for anything, that isn’t my best work but it’s just meant to do the job. (Upgrade coming soon)
I use a program called Ninja Popups it make these cool popups that you can change instantly using their plugin, it takes a few seconds to make a highly converting plugin with no pictures or videos needed.
This is how the first popup I made looks.
And this is how the second popup looks, right now I’m split testing so it changes regularly. (Ignore spelling errors as this is before it was proofread)
This goes at the bottom of most of these articles, believe it or not this was the easiest to set up and only took a few seconds with Magic Action Box this could be one of the highest converting email opt ins on the site.
I would recommend getting the professional package, you get Facebook sign ups, social buttons, create sales box’s (high conversion), and so much more go check it out.
I have a squeeze page to collect emails for the free eBooks I give away, this is one of the best ways to gain subscribers as you can advertise directly to your book.
This one changes a lot, but usually if I want to capture an email in a post like in about me then I’d just use something like this.
So there’s the opt in forms I use and that’s really all you need to start capturing emails and getting more subscribers.
You can always add opt in forms like this to your post it can help get sign ups while they’re most engaged in your content.
Advertising – Getting Emails
Now I’ve gone over all the opt-in I still need to tell you about advertising and getting more email sign ups. This is a very important part of the tutorial and it can help you save money. I will start by explaining advertising methods.
The number 1 way to get email sign ups, this is something I’ve been playing with for the last year and have seen a lot of conversion. It isn’t cheap but gets the highest conversion out of everything.
I have been split testing it for the past few months with different campaigns and I’m looking forward to releasing an article and showing you the results.
What I recommend for Facebook Ads
Books, you need to be giving something away to capture someone, just pointing them to your email sign up isn’t going to be good enough. You need to give them a reason to go, so make an interesting micro book with some good tips in it and advertise that.
Start small, you don’t want to spend money like crazy, there’s no need! Keep money low and just see how it works and how much you’ve got to pay for each email user. After you know how much you’re paying for one you can start tweaking it.
You also need to see how much an email subscriber is worth to you, I usually see how much money I earn over the space of a few months from my emails and then you can usually give an estimated price to one email.
I have two email lists and would say one was $14 per person and the other is around $8, (per year) that means that as long as I’m spending less than or the same as that per person t get them to sign up.
It doesn’t usually come to that costs using Facebook, I have a very cool tip for getting conversion, if you go and buy 100,000 Facebook ad impressions for $49 it will convert so much better than if you do them yourself.
This is a treat that I won’t do to much of unless I’ve got a new product I want to see do well. Adwords is amazing in its own sense and if you’re careful and learn how to use it and find keywords you can be a machine.
If you put your squeeze page on a good keyword that is relevant you’ll sky-rocket and conversions will increase, now if you’re new then I recommend looking at some Google Adwords tutorials, it will save you a lot of money in the long run.
Again you’ll need to see how much each of your subscribers is worth to get this working, if you’ve got 500 subscribers and you direct them to certain posts and affiliate sites, videos.
You can usually work out how much they spend, say 500 subscribers spent 500 dollars over the space of a month they’d be worth $1 a month and $12 per year, that means you can spend around 1 to 6 dollars per subscriber, depending if you’ve got the cash flow.
Once you’ve worked it out then you’ll be able to start seeing how much a subscriber is worth to you.
If you want to get a quick turn around then using something like BuySellAds is always good, (as long as you don’t buy Spanish ads like I did, newbie) it’s a little hard to see what converts the best if you run all of these at the same time, I recommend doing 1 a week or 1 a month for 3 months and seeing which you did the best on.
I usually will try to do this with 2 ads per month, I change the ads and sites monthly to make sure I keep high conversions and I only choose sites in my niche or near my niche.
This doesn’t convert as well as Facebook Ads but will still bring in some amount of traffic if the ads you use are nice and well worded. This isn’t a must but if you really want to build a big mail list and have a big campaign then I’d always use blog ads.
You don’t have to use BuySellAds you can always use another site or blog that offers ads directly, like this site. ;).
If you’ve followed all that information above hopefully you’re taking it all in, you can really do amazing things with the Aweber auto responder and follow-up messages, you can set up months of emails for every subscriber to get when they sign up.
This means that every time someone joins your mail list they get ready-made emails that have been built for months, I usually only keep a month ahead of myself as I like to be more personal and give news that I know the people will like.
Follow up series are a must and if you want to earn the most money out of your list I recommend making 10 emails for every person who signs up to get over the space of a month or two.
Before I start writing I usually go and come up with some message ideas, I look at all my valuable articles and I put together a list of all the best ones, then I go and make a follow-up series with all of them inside, and then I just keep a list of the ones I used and the ones I need to use.
I also write special content for my mail list, so make sure you find out what they want and give them some private tips that no one else gets, maybe even one extra article a week.
3 Things Every Email Strategy Needs
So when you’re going in to email marketing you need to have these three things to make your strategies work, otherwise you’ll end up with a lot of half made email lists which never work to their full potential.
You can’t build a good quality mail list without consistency, that’s why having a follow-up series is so important, you need to keep people gripped and make every email your best.
My big tip to being consistent is to get things done before you need them to be, before I opened this site I already had a few articles stored and an auto respond series of some of my best work.
This meant that I wouldn’t have to work hours a day to get stuff ready, I’d just have to put a little time in here and there.
Running this blog can sometimes be time-consuming because I’ve got to constantly find new ways to make money, try them and see how much can be earned, then create an articles telling you about it.
Totally worth all the work though, so just remember to get stuff done before it needs to be and try to think 10 steps ahead when it comes to writing a follow-up series.
To build a truly good email list you need reason or motive for the person to join, how I originally got people to join my mail list was with a bribe (my first book), it’s sometimes the only way to show people who the content you post is good.
people don’t usually sign up to email newsletters without a reason so just spend time and create one. My content on my newsletters is much more private and I send free eBooks, private tutorials, money-making tips that have not been seen and personal advice.
I also send time writing to the people who send me a message, this makes some lovely friends, So give them a motive to join, we will talk about this method more below.
Plan of action
Before I make an email list I have a plan of action, I think about how quickly the months can fly by and what I’m going to need ready, if there’s a new eBook lunching then I create a different series of auto responds ready for people to join that mail list.
But more importantly I plan things like.
- How much money I’ve got to spend a month advertising
- Who is the biggest person in my niche and what does their newsletter look like
- Who am I targeting, what time do they work, if they work, what they want to see
Once I know these few things I can start planning ahead, I usually join all my competitions newsletters and see what they’re doing I also work on targeting a lot, I need to know a lot about who reads my stuff.
And say I’ve got 300 dollars over the space of a month to spend on advertising, it’s better to drip feed it and only spend 50 dollars a months but for 6 months.
Tips & Tricks To Get Signs Ups
There’s some really big tips and tricks that you’ll need to know to be able to earn big money with an email list, these tips will help you get views, subscribers, money and a big site.
Ebooks, Software & Prizes
You need to give away something for free! People always want something they need and they will always get it, especially if it’s free, you’ve got to remember that and use it to your power. Why trying to make people sign up you’ve really just got to give the some advice, help, or something cool and they will give you their email.
this is my personal favorite way to get emails, it’s not hard and you really only have to make a good quality book for the niche you’re in, one good book can get you 10,000 + Names and that will be worth it’s weight in gold.
So get writing and try to create something amazing that people won’t forget and will be amazed with, then just ask them questions about the book after they’ve downloaded it and find out things that they enjoyed, make friends and this will all create a strong mail list.
Easily one of the best ways to earn cash through email marketing. Just give them a free software that has affiliate links inside that they’ve got to use, maybe an ad or two and you can even add a premium mode that people have to pay $3 for.
This method can easily earn you a few thousand a month and you also get the people on your mail list, that’s two great things that you need. So if you want money and names then you can try this.
If you really want to get the people going then prizes are always a good way, giving away things like iPads, laptops, software, money, anything that will get them to sign up, things like enter your email and join a money-making mail list and have your chance to win $400.
This changes, usually I’ll do a free iPad contest on Facebook and say anyone who signs up to my mail list and likes my page has the chance to win an iPad, I then promote it on Facebook and get the snowball effect.
It’s best to have a user base behind you before you use this method.
Content is and will always be king. You do need to have a great marketing model for it but once you have that you’ll be grand.
Just create good content that everyone wants and needs to see, don’t waste to much time with articles that won’t convert and just try to target your audience and be as helpful as you can.
Content will pull people to your site and that’s where you can talk them into joining one of your many sign ups, so make sure you make something worth reading.
Every Pages Leads To Some Kind Of Opt-In
As I showed you above, every page needs to lead to some kind of opt in. This will help you grow and keep you getting more people signing up.
If you start doing this and putting your views to good use you’ll see a massive jump in conversions, this will help you in so many ways. So make sure you follow above and collect emails in as many ways as possible.
Think Outside The Box
It’s all about being unique, if you can think of something that no one else does or is doing then do it, this will make you more successful and lets face it, it’s always good to try something new and see if it works.
Just try to think of yourself as the person who’s got to sign up, think what it would take to capture you and get you to give over your email.
Practice Makes Perfect
When’s the best time to start? Right now!! There really isn’t a better time to start your new life than right now and if you never practice you’ll never be perfect.
You need to give it a try to start working, if someone was learning to walk you would say “lets give walking a try and then guess what? After a year or so they’ll be walking, if you never start you’ll never get where you want, so lets start practising and start making you as successful as you need to be.
There is such a thing as a perfect affiliate, it’s someone you know will do well, it’s a product that even you get excited about, this is what you need to sell, so keep an eye out and hopefully soon you’ll find a great affiliate and you’ll be able to help people and get paid for it.
Create An Account
So are you in? Well if you are there’s only one thing left to do and that’s create an account, once you’ve done this next bit you’ll be well on your way to email marketing greatness and hopefully I’ll see you and your site around very soon.
Just go to sign up!
Then everything will be as easy as pie, they do have some of the best support you’ll ever see from a site.
So that’s it, with these tips you can go and create the best email list, the rest is up to you, what you do and how you do it will change the future, so make sure you do it to the best you can.
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