When you are first getting started in list building, the first thing that you need is a squeeze page on your website. A squeeze page is basically a webpage that has as its only purpose the opting in of subscribers to your opt in e-mail list. This squeeze page should basically be just the headline, some short copy, and a few bullet points, giving people a good reason to download your free giveaway item. After that, should be the opt in Web form for your autoresponder.
There should be no other outgoing links on that page. No links to your articles, no links to your sales pages, no links to add works, no links anywhere. If you have any other links beside your opt in Web form, your conversion rate will drop drastically.
So that is how you build your list. Next you need fuel. Fuel is your traffic. There is good traffic online, and there is bad traffic online. The very best traffic online is referred traffic or article traffic.
Referred traffic is extremely expensive, and article traffic is basically free, if you are willing to write the articles yourself people that read your articles, and clicking your website, than to be the very most responsive subscribers of all. I think the biggest reason for this is that they already like your style by the time they get to your website.
If someone doesn't like your style, they won't go to your website. They will simply close the article. However, if someone like your style, they will go to your website, and they are presold on you.
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Sean Mize is a full time internet marketer who has written over 900 articles in print and 9 published ebooks.