After reading numerous articles and getting advices from experts and reading many success stories of people, you might have got a small fortune with opt-in-lists to decide one of your own. Then it happens, you think you have known everything there is to know about list building but still were not be able to make a profit.
In reality, you may be losing money. You maybe hiring writers to help you out or there are some expenses incurred, even if you have a big list, but only a very small percentage truly buys from you, you are still losing profit. You will come to know this after a few months when you see your statistics and sales figures.
So what could have gone wrong?
How others have succeeded where you have failed?
The major common mistake is that you might have jumped straight right in. You chose a topic where you think could be quite popular and would earn you money. This is just not the case. Just because you wrote people from the list does not mean they are going to buy instantly.
Here, I will offer more guidance and ideas, for those who have started an opt-in list and have failed. You can revitalize your failed venture. Here are three quick and simple ways to build a profitable opt-in list.
1) Make your customers to trust you and your products first. Just launching your opt-in list would not make you an expert and an authentic seller. Put many articles first before you start an opt-in list. Write about the topic you know and which you have started and used for your site. Make an effort to put forums first to acquire knowledge about your customers about their wants and needs and target those wants and needs.
Enroll in forums from other sites as well. Provide expert advices and recommendations. When you feel that people trust you already, you will be able to start your own opt-in list. You can build a strong foundation with other forum users. You can invite them to join your list. Friends are always good customers. Place a link to your site so that they may be able to see what you are business is all about.
2) Discover a product or service that people always wants. Even though it is not your forte, if you provide a service and product that you have researched and learned about well, you can carry it on forward. Spend your time, effort and money that you could sell as well as the buyers or subscribers of your opt-in list can use.
While it is true that it is best to sell something that you have interest in, there are not many people who have the same interest as you if you decide to sell something that is not entirely famous or profitable. Do your research well and you would see the profits come in. Also offer your subscribers with promotional material that they could essentially use and spread around.
3) Make friends with other opt-in list users. This is essentially beneficial particularly if it is someone who has already launched a successful opt-in list. These people have experience in this venture and experience is still the best teacher. While there are many articles accessible for you in the internet to use, there is nothing like getting a first hand account from someone you trust.
Experienced opt-in list users will be able to inform you what to do and what not to do because they have gone through it. While different situations take place for different people, the general concept can still be very helpful. There are many things to avoid and these people will be able to tell you which ones.
Building a profitable opt-in list does not just occur overnight. There are many principles and effort to do. Opt-in lists are built from scratch, as your list grows, you should also uphold the quality of your list. Keep it organized and manageable. Get or hire help if need be, just make sure that your subscribers are happy and satisfied and so that they will be willing to buy from you always.
Ranju is the assistant editor of List Building Fortune . Randy has been in the field of internet marketing for many years and he can be contacted at email@example.com. His articles on internet marketing cover topics from newbie to expert levels.