by Kat Bader
Email list building was never as easy, now because of mobile advertising. Mobile or cell phone advertising is an untapped and cheap medium you can use to build a big list – fast. In just three days you can recruit 1000’s of targeted subscribers and advertise anything you want.
Mobile advertising is much better then PPC (pay per click), or PPV (pay per view), because you will pay per click which is cheap as $0.01-$0.10. I am talking about competitive keywords that cost $10-$20 if you decide to use Ad-Words PPC.
In the word today, we have about 1.8 billion internet connections and about 5 billion cell phones, which gives you a lot of opportunity if you act now. This is future of advertising.
However, if you want to get ahead of things, start building phone applications. It can be as simple as mixed RSS feed.Once you have your free application approved by app-store you can advertise on your own application – or just let others do that for you, to get leads and profit really fast.
Why should you have a list in a first place?
An Email list is a profitable asset and it can be used in many ways. Just to give you few examples:
One small list of 2,000 targeted people can make you $1,000 per week. With mobile advertising you can build a list of 1,000 people in a day. It is as easy as that because you practically have no competition. The opt-in mailing list provided by a website is not a spam, it is a legitimate sign up program for individuals sincerely interested in a website’s products and services. No one is included in the opt-in mailing list without prior consent.
There are a number of auto-responders offered on the Internet that can help process the information sent in for subscriptions.
and many others. If I would have to single out just one, it would be Traffic-Wave because they do it well and price is always the same. It does not increase with a list growth as in other mentioned above.
Some pointers in building your opt-in list:
1.You should put a ‘subscribe form’ in your web site. It is advisable to put it on all the pages. Then make sure that it is strategically positioned, meaning it has to be easily located by the visitors. The upper right corner of the page.
2.Promote your website to get more subscribers.
3.Come up with contests or give away freebies and goodies that will require visitors to give out their email ads to be able to join.If you decide to use mobile advertising use , get paid for zip offers and give additional bonus gift.
4.Give out information, articles and updates to your clients with your links in it. Make sure that the information will be relevant to the subscriber.To promote golf e-book and then offer marketing report is not good idea.
5.Offer free courses to your visitors. This will also help maintain a good relationship with your subscribers.
6.Use your signature also to make your opt-in list expand. Every time you send out messages the blog link information should be included.
7.Develop trust and relationship with your list.
At the same time you should also know what you should avoid in building an opt-in list.
1.Don’t ever spam your subscribers.
2.Avoid pop-ups too. They can sometimes annoy the visitors.
3.You should also refrain from flooding your subscribers with information. You might end up as an annoyance that you might not get a favorable result. There may be times that you’ll give relevant information, but your clients may just dismiss it.
The benefits of having many regular subscribers are undeniable. They will definitely keep your business going and you will definitely enjoy the profits that will come in.