One particular method that I used to build a list of 5000 subscribers in a very short time for almost no cost was through Ezine advertising.
There are two ways you can approach this method of list building.
The first is to pay other webmasters to put some information about your offer in their newsletters.
To get the cheapest rates you can select the Ezines of people who have a smaller number of people on their lists.
Quite often you will find that these are the ones where you get the best response rate and the subscribers who are most likely to spend money.
Many of the lists that the bigger marketers have a full of junk emails, duplicates and people who have been ‘sold to’ so many times that they haven't got any money left to spend on what you have to offer.
They are often only interested in what they can get for free.
The second way to approach this is to have a product that is actually selling, usually for a small fee where you can earn more money on an upsell.
You offer the ezine owner commissions, sometimes even 100% to promote your first product through their newsletter and you capture the email addresses of all the people who buy so you can market again to them later.
If you use the this method you won't have any upfront advertising costs as the newsletter owner will be getting the commission on any sales that are made.
You will be selling the product strictly for the purpose of building your subscriber list.
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