There’s an awful lot of information contained in this series but it IS possible to implement each one of these tactics in the next 30 days. You can conquer two of these tasks each week for a month or you can begin with those tasks that don’t require feedback or response from other parties. No matter what your strategy, keep your momentum going and you’ll see a jump in your email list subscribers.
Don’t Forget to Track Your Results
When using this many new tactics, you’ll want to track the progress of each one as well as the results so I suggest that you create a spreadsheet to mark the date that each of these things became live, the end date and how many new subscribers signed up. Also take note of how many subscribers you have on your list today.
The quickest task to implement is probably the popup ad. Do your research first, make the purchase, then get it installed. Now you just need to customize the look, add your freebie graphic, and drive traffic to your site as you normally would.
The ad swaps and solo ads will be a little harder to schedule because you will have to wait for others to respond. Start on that research (or outsource that to your virtual assistant) and send out those emails. As you receive responses, keep those organized separately and then pick and choose which swaps and / or mailings you want to use.
Guest blogging also takes some planning and requires feedback from the blog owners. If you contact the blog owner with a story idea, the owner will be more receptive to the idea than if you ask, “What can I write for you?” Of course, the blog owner might want to tweak your story idea a bit but if it means good exposure for you, it’s worth making those changes.
Writing articles for the ezine directories is also a one person task. Choose the top 10 article directories and set up your profile at each one. Start writing your articles, complete with your author’s byline and link to your list signup, then submit the articles to the directories. There might be some delay before the article is live because some directories have a manual process of reviewing the article but if you submit a couple of articles each week, you will soon be considered an expert and the link to your list will be seen by lots of readers.
Next, set up your affiliate program. You will need the affiliate management system and also some graphics for any products you have along with some sample emails and/or articles they can use to promote you. One link you want to have right away is the link for your teleseminar or webinar! Start publicizing your program and get those affiliates excited.
Now plan out your teleseminar and/or webinar. This doesn’t have to be a series; these can be a one-time presentation and you can have your affiliates promote these with their affiliate links. Pick the date and time that works best for your schedule and remember that you can’t please everyone. For those who can’t make that time, provide a recording so they can listen at their leisure.
Teleseminars are a bit easier to plan because there isn’t any need for video or slides during the presentation. A teleseminar can be you talking to your audience, it can be a Question & Answer session with your audience, or it can be an interview.
The most important thing to remember is to TAKE ACTION.
All these tips don’t mean anything if you let them sit in this report, getting dusty on your hard drive. Start with one tip at a time, see it through to completion, then move on down the list. You WILL see results!
What Are You Implementing First?
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Table of contents for 7 Ways To Build Your List (and Traffic!)
- 7 Ways to Build Your List (And Your Traffic!) in 30 Days: Ad Swapping
- 7 Ways to Build Your List (And Your Traffic!) in 30 Days: Solo Ads
- 7 Ways to Build Your List (And Your Traffic!) in 30 Days: Ezine Directories
- 7 Ways to Build Your List (And Your Traffic!) in 30 Days: Guest Blogging with a Special Offer
- 7 Ways to Build Your List (And Your Traffic!) in 30 Days: Teleseminars & Webinars
- 7 Ways to Build Your List (And Your Traffic!) in 30 Days: Popups
- 7 Ways to Build Your List (And Your Traffic!) in 30 Days: Affiliates
- 7 Ways to Build Your List (And Your Traffic!) in 30 Days: How to Implement These Ideas in 30 Days