Building your own email list is important and the best way to do it is to offer something of value in exchange for them to input their information. The issue is what can you create and come up with to offer these visitors and get them to opt in. Lets go over a few of the top ideas that I currently use to build my own lists by 50+ opt ins a day.
Coupons or Discounts – Giving people an exclusive deal or coupon to grab your product is a huge incentive to get them on your list. You can simply offer a 10% discount on your product just for opting into your email list or even being a fan on you Facebook page.
Product Samples or trial offers – Many MLM or physical product company’s offer some type of 7 day trial to test their product out before you buy a full months worth or more. This is a great way to entice someone with a low risk offer and to give your product a test. These also tend to convert very well in terms of selling this person on future products of yours since they have bought from you once already.
Free Information – This could be anything from a free report, newsletter, ebook or some other type of free information just for joining your mailing list or liking your Facebook page.
Entry into sweepstakes – This is a new one I have been testing out myself. Offering some prize of value in exchange for people doing some type of task. It’s a easy way to quickly gain exposure to your company.
Physical stuff – brand your products with 4imprint.com and give them away as prizes. Not only will you gain exposure online you will offline to!
Whats the goal to all of this?
Increasing your opt in rates virtually which means less work on your part to continue growing your list. Also increasing your Facebook likes which also acts as a mailing list and exposure for you and your company. The great thing about this is you can also incorporate many of the above into each other once someone is already on your list. Give them bonus incentives for sharing your site or recommending it to their friends.
The less time you have to spend on building your list and having others do it for you via low cost incentives will sky rocket your overall profits.