In the email Yaro basically bears his soul and gives an inside glimpse into his business and in particular List Building.
I am reprinting it here for your review. Pay attention to what he says about how his business really took off when he created his own Free Report and Recurring Revenue models.
It”s true, Email Marketing and List Building is at the heart of most any successful Internet businesses.
Here’s Yaro’s: Secrets of building an email list quickly…
The biggest mistake I made when building my blog was waiting so long to start building an email list.
For a while I was under the assumption that just having a website or blog and daily visitors was enough, but boy was I wrong.
No example better illustrates the power of email lists than my success (and non-success) with affiliate marketing over the previous years.
During the first years of my blogging I’d write a review of a product that I’d promote with my affiliate link, stick it up on my blog and watch a
handful of sales trickle in over the following week.
It was a painfully slow response rate and I just didn’t sell many products that way.
A short year later, I had built an email list so I started combining my blog with the list.
I’d write a review to my blog AND write an email to my list telling people about the review.
WOW, what a difference. Now I’d receive a rush of sales within the first
24 hours because people read email much more frequently than they read blogs and I’d do about three times as many sales when combining the two
Not only that – you should see what happens when you sell your OWN products through your list and your blog.
You always sell more of your own stuff than affiliate products, so when you can write multiple blog posts and multiple emails to promote your
latest offer, it’s like a license to print money.
Why does this combination work so much better?
Because you are increasing the exposure points you have with your audience. They get the email and the blog posts, which increases the conversion rate.
HOW CAN YOU BUILD A LIST?
This is all well and good, but how exactly can you build your list?
The first thing is to not make the mistake I made. Don’t wait a full year worth of blogging before starting to build your list.
Make sure you have an opt-in form on your blog and start collecting those email address contact points with your audience.
However just using your blog to build your list is not enough. It’s too slow.
You need more leverage than this if you really want to ramp up your list growth quickly.
Let me illustrate exactly how I grew my list from zero subscribers to over 15,000 in just two years with a little background chronology -
November 2004: I start my blog on the topic of proofreading, which was the business I was running at the time.
January 2005: I switch my blog over to the entrepreneurs-journey.com domain name and change the topic to entrepreneurship and Internet
December 2005: After a year of blogging I have 1,000 RSS subscribers, but I realize I need to build an email list.
January 2006: I add an opt-in form to my new blog design and create my first landing page at blogtrafficking.com to start building my list.
December 2006: I end the year with 3,000 RSS readers and 3,000 email subscribers.
At this point I’d like to clarify how painfully slow everything was going.
That’s two years of solid blogging and one year of email list building and I only had 3,000 subscribers on each medium.
That’s not a bad result of course, but it could have been so much more as I later found out if I just did a few things differently.
In the year 2007 my list grew from 3,000 subscribers up to 15,000 subscribers.
That’s dramatic growth compared to the previous years.
Did I reach a tipping point? No, I don’t think that’s the reason.
What happened was I did something I should have done long ago – I released my own product – a training program membership site called Blog
Mastermind, which you no doubt know about.
HERE IS THE SECRET
It wasn’t the actual product that ramped up my list growth. It was because of the process I went through to promote it.
There’s a well known “secret” in Internet marketing that to truly build massive success online you need to continue to roll-out new launches and build on each previous success.
New product launches are incredibly powerful list building machines. You might think that it’s about selling as many units of whatever you are
promoting – but that’s only half the story.
The real killer strategy here is to build each launch on top of the success of the previous launch and each time, grow your list by leaps and bounds.
Sure, 20 new email subscribers a day from your blog is great – but how about getting 5,000 new subscribers in one WEEK!
That’s the kind of result you get when you release your own product and do a few strategic things well when you launch it.
So, how does this work? It works because when you do a big promotion for your product you put out a lot of focused effort and deliver big value in a
short period of time.
You might think that having your own product is important because you make money when you sell it.
That’s true of course, but the real power is having a product means you can get affiliates to promote it for you – and lots of them.
To help affiliates promote you can give them free resources to give to their readers, but in order for them to get the goods, the people need to join
The affiliates do it because they want commissions and they know that giving great value upfront before a product goes on sale is the best way to
make more money.
It’s a win-win. You build your list much more rapidly, your affiliates make commissions when they make sales.
HOW I WENT FROM 3,000 TO 15,000 SUBSCRIBERS
During the very first launch campaign I did for my membership site, I decided to release a free report.
You already know the report very well – The Blog Profits Blueprint.
When I released that report it was a hit and many top bloggers and email list owners told people about it during my promotion campaign.
Within the space of a week my email added 6,000 new subscribers.
It didn’t stop there of course, with a steady stream of people joining my list during the weeks that followed – several hundred each and every day.
The key here was actually knuckling down and going through the steps to release my own product and do it with a sound strategy.
From that point forward my business tripled. You might think it was because of sales of my own product, but once again that’s only half the story. With so many new subscribers, each time I did an affiliate promotion I made much more money.
When I went to sell my next product I made more money again because I had more potential customers.
Having a large email list multiplies the income you get from ALL the possible streams of income your business taps into.
That’s why the real secret to big success online is explosive list growth and the best email list growing strategy is to release your own product.
ARE YOU READY TO DO THIS?
If you “get” what I’m talking about in this newsletter and you want to start ramping up the growth of your own email list, then you need to learn my process.
Here’s what needs to happen -
1. You need to have an online content strategy – in other words, a blog – where you collect email addresses
2. It’s smart to also use something like Pay Per Click advertising and a landing page to ramp up your list growth speed
3. You need to sell your own product and the best product is a membership site
4. When you release your product, you need to market it strategically so you explode the growth of your list as a byproduct of your launch campaign
5. You need to join my Membership Site MasterMind as it teaches exactly this process.
Yes, a blatant sales pitch I know, but seriously, this is exactly what I do and what I teach in the program.
It’s not rocket science, but there is a strategy behind this process that goes way beyond just making as many sales as you can.
If you’re thinking about building a long term business then you know how important it is to grow your list.
PROOF OF CONCEPT
Did you know the current launch I’m doing, the one that this email you are reading right now is a part of, added 10,000 people to my email list?
That’s right – 10,000 new subscribers in a week.
What would 10,000 email subscribers do for your business?
If you’re ready to walk the same path that I have, here’s the link to join -
Here’s to your online success,
The Membership Site MasterMind program closes on Monday May 11th, so you’ve only got a few days left to take advantage of this program.
On Tuesday the doors will be shut and Yaro will be busy working with the people who had initiative, took a risk and decided to take his program.
If you want to be one of those people and give yourself at least the chance of success and a guaranteed amazing learning experience, then you need to:
Click Here >> Membership Site MasterMind
Way to go Yaro > (Awesome Email) Good luck in your Membership course.
I am recommending this to all my clients, students, and friends.
BTW for running your email list I recommend V-Mail (It’s what I use)