I am going to answer this question in the most direct and targeted way I know how.
The most effective thing you can do to build your list is to put a squeeze page (or capture page that has as its only function the opting in of subscribers) on your web site, and send all your traffic to that page only.
You see, if someone will not give you their name and email address in exchange for a free gift, what makes you think they will ever give you their credit card and mailing address? I know that is harsh, but that is how I have built my business in only 8 months to a $10,000 per month business.
I believe in the art of qualifying people. And I qualify them every step of the way. No email address, you don’t get into my site. No money, you don’t get my first product. And on and on. I don’t care how many unsubscribes I get – I figure if someone unsubscribes from my list, they probably never would have bought from me anyway.
I know this is direct, and I know that you are probably afraid of losing new customers, but unless you are making at least $5000 per month, unless you have been in business less than six months, the current way isn’t working. And as long as people have the opportunity to cruise through your web site without buying anything, or at least introducing themselves to you by giving you their email – all I am saying is that you have to do everything possible to get their contact info and start mailing them as fast as possible.
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Sean Mize is a full time internet marketer who has written over 900 articles in print and 9 published ebooks.