Before I get into the surefire way to start building your own Optin list today, I would like to share how I got started and the things that held me back.
Starting a new online business when you have no experience or technical skills can be one of the scariest things you can ever do. I say this from experience…
My hope is that, this will be very insightful so you can finally start building your own optin list of subscribers.
When I started thinking of building a business online I was looking at the end result. You know the dream or the end result of living the Internet Lifestyle without being there yet?
I had no focus and I had to know it all. I jumped around and bought every information product that I felt held the keys to financial freedom.
I sat down and read most of these gems in the beginning and after a while I bought these products and did not even read them! I just had to have them.
I suppose I had more money than brains at that time! Who buys products and never uses them? That was me, wanting a subscriber list but was not willing to do the work!
Do you feel me? Have you done this? Are you doing this right now? If you are then listen up, because we are going to break that cycle today!
There are so many ways to start a optin list it scatters the mind. NO wonder a lot of people don’t take action. You can spend hours reading these powerful techniques and before you know it you have just taken a university degree in List Building and you turn into one of your Professors you joked about.
Remember the jokes and sayings you heard when you were in college. “Mr. Smith could not make it in his own field so he thought he would teach it“! Hmmm … it is amazing!
You know what I mean? You have all this knowledge but have not taken action to prove that it works!
So, let’s dig in. Here is one surefire way to start building your own Optin list of subscribers today.
- Pick an area you are interested in.
- Go to forums and see if there are people interested in the area you have chosen and are having problems or questions. (remember: you are providing a solution to their problems you are not looking for a payday… that will come later.)
- You can find out what areas people are having issues with by reading the threads. Take the list of the problems and questions and write them down.
- Get active in the forums and provide your input and really provide genuine help or useful comments to the threads. (you need to get active, there is no way around this, I will explain later.)
- Research the solutions to the problems and develop a free report.
(HUGE TIP) you can look for a high quality PLR (private resale rights) product and include these solutions to the problems you have uncovered.)
- Now sign up for an autoresponder .. I recommend Aweber.
- Get hosting… I recommend HostGator.
- Now make a webpage and put an image of your special report with some powerful bullet points.
- Take the Optin code you generate in Aweber and place it on the page.
- Find related information products that have an affiliate program.
- Using your autoresponder, send them followup messages introducing them related information products that you signed up as an Affiliate.
Now we need to get people to your page … Let’s get some Targeted Traffic.
- Take your website URL where your free report is and link it to your signature in the forums you have been participating in while you were researching the questions and problems that people are having.
- Look for Blog posts that are discussing your topic and make relevant comments to blog posts. Make sure you link your website so interested people can visit.
The end result will be that you will start building a list of people that are interested in receiving information on your topic.
- You are researching a topic that you are interested in.
- Writing a free report.
- Driving traffic to your free report as an ethical bribe for joining your list.
- Provide great content to your subscribers.
- Introduce Affiliate products using your autoresponder and receive affiliate commissions.
You Get paid!
One last tip from me before I turn you loose! If you are really ambitious you can develop a full blown product of your own in your niche area of expertise and earn 100%. =).
Alright… Now get moving and take what you have learned and get started today!