How to Get Other People to Build Your List
If you’ve spent any time at all on the subject of Internet marketing or making money online, you’ve surely heard the saying, “The money is in the list”, right?
Now while it’s true that this saying can be adjusted to say such things as, “The money is in a responsive list” or, “The money is in the relationship that you have with your list”, there’s one thing that I think all Internet Marketers agree on and emphasise strongly…..
You NEED a mailing list!
The Big Question
“How do I get people to join my mailing list?”
The simple answer to the above question is: give them a reason to.
Your prospects must have a reason to opt in other than the fact that you have asked them to. Sure, some may do it on the strength of that, but usually it will require more. (Incidentally, please subscribe to my list!)
Now, there are lots of factors to consider that are all related to each other when it comes to list building and I’m not going to cover them all in this post or we’ll be here all night. Basically it comes down to this: give your prospect an incentive. This could be a free report, an e-book, a video, an audio recording, a piece of free software, a WordPress plugin…. you get the idea. (Incidentally again: please subscribe to my mailing list to get my awesome, free e-book!)
So then, where does the aspect of getting other people to build your list come in?
What is a JV Giveaway? The “JV” stands for “Joint Venture” and basically, a JV Giveaway is an online event whereby someone organises a website that contributors can sign up to and give away for free a product that they own.
Once the event goes live then people can sign up and get access to all the products that are given away. When they see a product that interests them they will be sent to the contributor’s squeeze page and will thus be required to sign up to their mailing list.
So, instead of just one person trying to drive traffic and get people to sign up to his/her list, you have a number of different people who are all promoting the event and driving traffic to the website, thus putting everyone’s products in front of an army of potential subscribers.
Additionally, if you’re the event organiser, you will get the added bonus of collecting the e-mails of all the people who register, as both contributors and subscribers will have to register to the event with their e-mail address.
Would You Like to Check One Out for Yourself?
I have never taken part in a JV Giveaway before, neither as a contributor or as a subscriber, but recently the opportunity to get involved as a contributor presented itself.
So I invite you to check out The Self Empowerment & Marketing Giveaway. Remember, it doesn’t cost a penny to join and, once inside, you’ll get access to tons and tons of free products such as e-books, courses and scripts.
Just how beneficial – if at all – being a part of this event will be to the growth of my mailing list remains to be seen. As I said, I have never done this before, but it’s something that I know a lot of people have success with so I figured that it would be good to try it for myself.
So head on over there and sign up. I’ve managed to find some great gifts that come with various license rights, so I can add these to my stock of products that I can give away or sell if I choose to. I’m sure that there’ll be at least one thing that you will be able to find to your liking.
Have you had any experience with JV Giveaways? If so, what is your opinion? Are they worthwhile resources? If you’ve been involved in running a JV Giveaway yourself, what was your experience? Please leave your comments below.
Until next time,