I know that the title “Make List Building Your Top Priority” is hyproctical, especially since I never really made it my top priority. I have been involved with internet marketing for about 3 years, I got started with “The Niche Blogger” program by Amy Bass. However, this time around, I am making list building my top priority as I have had to literally start from scratch because Google demolished a lot of my online income. So let me share with you why you need to make list building your top priority.
If you are like most people who are starting out, you may be involved with internet marketing to make quick money. (I know that I was) Building an email list took too much time. Besides what was I supposed to do with that list once it started growing? I didn’t have time to build relationships with my readers. I wanted to make money and I wanted to make it quickly. All I had to do was set up a niche site and then do a couple Senuke blasts to my new site and then I would be sitting number one on Google. My site would start making sales.
It is exciting when you have a new niche site up and it makes an affiliate sale. The downside is that you lose contact with the customer. You don’t have a way to keep in touch with them and it is time to start looking for a new one time customer.
What I realized is that once that site fell off the front page of Google, I eventually would have to work to get it back up to the top of Google, in order for me to make more sales.
When you take the time to build those lasting relationships with people, they will get to know you and trust you. Eventually as you become well known and are trusted you can begin promoting your products and affiliate products to people. (However, if you want to remain in good standings with your email list, you should only promote products that you yourself would use.)
I personally hate it when I subscribe to an email list and they start bombarding me with all kinds of offers. While I don’t mind being sold to, I know that it will happen when I subscribe to an email list, I just don’t like being sold everything. If this happens I usually unsubscribe from the email list.
Just Add An Optin Box
Many five and six figure earners will tell you that they would never be able to earn that type of income if they did not have an email list. I read these type of stories when I first got started online, yet I did not listen. Now, I wish I would have, but I guess we all take action on certain internet marketing methods when we are ready.
One of the first things you should do if you have a website is add an optin box and begin building your email list. This will help you start building an email list. Even if you are unsure of what to do with it, you can always be learning how to communicate with your email subcribers while you are building your list. Just because you add an optin box does not mean that you will build your email list quickly. You still have to learn how to drive traffic to your site.
Make List Building Your Top Priority
I want to encourage you to begin building your email list right now, and make it your main focus. This is exactly what I am doing with my business and if you want, we can work together on building our email lists. We all need a little encouragement and support to reach our online goals.
In order to make list building our priority, we are going to have to stay focused and avoid the “shiny object syndrome”. I know how easy it can be to lose focus and chase after something that seems easier and promises quicker results. But if we ever want to get to a point in our online business where we have a relationship with our readers and have built trust then we may be able to get to the point of being able to the point of what the gurus are talking about when they say “the money is in the list”.
Time To Share
Are you making list building your top priority? Have you started building an email list or not? Share your comments below, I would love to know what you think about listing building.
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