The money is in the list. If you want to start making lots of money online, you first have to capture the emails of as many qualified leads as possible. While building a big list may be the biggest challenge for most internet marketers, it is not as hard as it seems. Here are methods for building your subscriber list fast:
Increase page rank via link exchanges. Similar to ad swaps, you exchange links to your opt-in page or blog with other internet marketers. Doing so will also increase your page ranking on search engines due to back-links, which makes your website more “credible”.
Back Links. Get as many sites as possible to link to your site. This will improve page rank and hence, draw more traffic to your opt-in page.
Viral marketing. Spread the news of your free product (which requires opt-in of course) through internet marketing forums, blogs, twitter, Facebook and other social media websites.
PPC or “Pay-Per-Click”. Bid for keyword search terms on Google Advertising to get your page on top of the search engines. However, it is advised that you do thorough research on PPC before attempting to spend money on paid advertising.
Optimize your websites for SEO or “Search Engine Optimization”. By getting your site on top of the search engines, you will be able to draw a lot of traffic to your site. The higher the traffic, the more the opt-ins.
Do Ad Swaps or List Swaps with partners. If you have en existing mailing list, you can negotiate with other internet marketers for an ad swap. Which means, you ask them to promote your opt-in page to their list, and you promote his opt-in page to yours. Search for internet marketing forums or related niche forums to find potential partners for ad swaps.
Participate in giveaway events. Lookout for giveaway events and submit your own product to get free subscribers. One of the best ways to grow your list.
Use exit or entry pop-ups to promote your products (which require opt-in for download) on your sales letters, blog or website.
Actively participate in forums. Give and you shall receive. If people like who you are and your stuff, they will be sure to listen to whatever you have to say.
Once you have build a huge following, focus on optimizing your email campaign and building strong relationships with your subscribers. This is the key to monetizing your online business.