I am going to jump right into this question with an old standby of mine. The most important thing you can do is drive traffic to your list. Without traffic, you cannot build a list. So I am going to refer to my favorite source of free traffic here: article marketing.
Article marketing costs nothing but your time, and of course it does take time to write the articles. The article directories will publish your articles free of charge, you know, there's no charge to you. What they get out of it is when they put those articles on their high page rank web sites. What they get out of it, is they normally put advertising, Google Adsense, or Yahoo Overture or something like that on their web site and that's how they are able to monetize it. They need your content for that. In exchange, they allow you to put a link to your web site at the end of the article and of course, that's traffic to your website.
What about doing this with no money at all, you're going to have a very, very difficult time doing it without at least a web site and an auto responder. You can get a decent web host, for a small amount of volume, which is what you'll have, in the neighborhood of ten, twelve dollars a month and you can get an auto responder service for $20 a month.
Really I think that that's going to be about as close to free as we can really get you. There are some free auto responder services out there. I tried a couple of them when I first got started and the emails just don't get delivered. The scam filters are just so horrible out there that emails just don't get delivered to those free ones. And the free web hosting. . . I would just stay away from it. Take the ten dollars a month and pay for web hosting. Find a way to do it, and really same thing for auto responder. So, you really need about 30 or 40 dollars to get started. So…to get started with no money-I think that's tough.
I know you could probably construct something, but I would say do what you can to come up with the 32 or the 40 dollars per month to get started that way. The article marketing doesn't cost anything.
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Sean Mize is a full time internet marketer who has written over 1487 articles in print and 11 published ebooks.