List Building- Are You Laying All Your Eggs In One Basket?

by admin on May 29, 2012

Now a days almost all internet marketers talking about Google penguin updates and latest SEO technique to jump on Googl’s first page fast. I know several online marketers only focused or burning their energy only for search engine optimization.

Ofcourse SEO is a good methods for online marketing and to get some good traffic to your website. But never simply rely only on SEO because search engines, especially Google now and then change their algorithm and you can be one of the victims if you simply rely on Google for your business.

I never depend solely on one strategy to get traffic to my websites or building the list. As you know it’s not reliable or advisable to put all our eggs in one basket. At the earlier stages of my internet marketing career I was doing everything like article marketing, forum posting, blog commenting, craigslist etc. to build my list. But, as I was doing everything in one time, I lost my focus and didn’t get the result that I supposed to get.

So I kicked my butt myself and started to focus only 2-3 strategies, not only for list building but also in almost all areas of my life. As a result I’m seeing good results in my online business and my personal life too. I thought, it’s a good idea and highly beneficial to my readers, if I could share those strategies. So let’s dive into it.

If I choose only 2 strategies to build my list or attract traffic to my websites, what are they?

1. Solo Ads

 

When one person agrees to send your email to his/her email list for a specific amount, a solo ad take place. O.K fine, you got what is a solo ad (in case you haven’t heard of it earlier).

So If a person have an email list of 30,000 subscribers and they agree to send your email to all of their members for $250, will you agree? Why not, right? You may expect that even if 10% of their subscribers open your email, which is 3000, and if 10% of them clicked the link you put on the email, which is 300, and if 10% of them buy your product you recommend you are a winner, right?

But I’m sorry to disappoint you. I was also thinking this way and bought many solos from ezine directories who were claiming of 100,000 subscribers in their list, I was simply fascinated with their list size but the result I got was very very poor and par below to my expectation.

The fact is this; the list size doesn’t matter at all. May be a person have a list of 50000 subscribers but he gets only 50 clicks or even lesser. Out of the 50 clicks only 10 people may sign up to your offer. So never buy the solos only by seeing the huge list size.

Things you must consider before buying solo ads

Clicks– Always buy clicks and make sure you track your ad so that you know how many clicks you got after the solo.

Price– If someone is offering very cheap offer for the clicks ( I mean far lesser than the common rate) aware of it and think why they do it? It is really dodgy to me.

Source-Ask the vendor, how did they get their subscribers because their source also determines the conversion of your ad.

Time frame– Normally you will get all the clicks within 48 hours, and if the vendor request more days, I smell dodgy too.

So what is the remedy?

Buy clicks. You can buy 100 clicks for $35 or even less. In this scenario, you are sure of getting 100 clicks and even more. In my case, many times I got 50% more clicks than ordered. So you can manage your traffic and build your business, and yes, you can build your entire business with this solo ad strategy alone, if do it wisely.

Where can I buy quality solo ads?

Safe-swaps– Is a wonder place to buy solo ads. I prefer safe-swaps because their system shows statistics of your vendor, from whom you prefer to buy solos. You can see how many clicks on average the vendor gets, how many positive reviews he/she has and his/her overall reputation as well. To be frank before getting to know this system I lost good amount money because I had no clue about how can I safely buy solos that can provide anticipated results. Hats off to safe swaps, they do a great job by helping Internet marketers with their awesome tracking system.

Solo Ad directory– Is the other place I do recommend. Reed floran did an awesome job, he listed several solo ad providers from whom he bought solo ads and he reviewed each vendor. So you can simply evaluate each vendor having a look at Reed’s experience with them.

Warrior Joint Venture Section– Is also another place where you can find some good solo ad providers. In some cases you can also see testimonials from warriors so that you can evaluate the solo ad provider.

So far solo ad is one of the BIGGEST traffic sources in my business.

2.Ad-Swaps

 

Ad swap is also same as solo ad but you don’t have to pay for it. When two parties agree to exchange their email to their list, a safe swap take place.

For e.g. you and me agree to send emails to our lists, You will send my email to your list and I’ll be sending  your email to my list and that’s called ad swap. Ad swap is one of my favorites to build the list. You can easily add 100+ subscribers to your list through ad swap.

Where I can do Ad Swaps?

Good question and so far my favorite place to do ad swap is..

Safe swap .Actually for both safe swap and solo ads I couldn’t find a better place other than safe swaps.  Actually I sourced the below video from youtube to get you more about safe swaps and how can do ad swap and solo ad in an effective way.

Bottom line : if you are serious about your online business and want to build your list fast, I would recommend safe-swaps because so far safe-swap is one of favorite source for building my list through ad swap and solo ad.

“Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow – after you have done your best to achieve success today.”

Maxwell Maltz
1899-1975, Author of Psycho-Cybernetics

 

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