Having a list that you can email your promotions to is one of the most essential things you can do to help see to your online success. Almost every Internet marketer online will tell you that without an email list you have nada. But the question is, should you build your own email list or can you employ safelists.
In this article I will answer this question and explain to you precisely how and why you should be using safelists and your own lists.
We’ll start off with safelists. A safelist is a group of individuals who agree to get emails from other individuals in the group. You can normally join without paying fees. Everyone who signs up for these sites automatically agree to let other members to send them their emails. Majority of safelists these days are credit based lists so you need to click on the credit links in the emails sent to you. Here, you can trade your credits for sending out mailings to other members, and when they get your email they will have to click the credit link to earn credits and they see your website when they do.
The main issue with safelists is that no one is there to pay for anything. Don’t get me wrong, it is feasible to make money with these programs but it will be few and far between, not enough to make all your time clicking links worth it.
These safelists can be employed for other kinds of marketing which are worthwhile. Now, if you are interested to have your own email list, safelists can help you develop it. You can obtain people’s email addresses by giving stuff away and having people provide you their name and email address in order to have access to the free item. In no time at all you will have a mailing list of your own you can email each time you want without needing to click safelist links to earn credits.
When it comes to developing your own email list, if you want to succeed in the long run as an Internet marketer, this is something you must do. If you ask anybody who has been an Internet marketer for many years they will tell you that you can generate about $1 every month for every person you have on your own mailing list. So let’s imagine over the next 12 months you work hard at developing your list and you get 3,000 people to join, your list is now worth $3,000 a month.
This is an average as each person on your list is not going to just purchase a $1 product from you every month. The way it is works out is, when you have people on your list they are more inclined to buy from you as long as you offer quality, and you should be able to sell 1 product every month to every 1 person out of 50 who are on your list. This is only an example, but if every sale you close earns you $50, there is your $1 per person every month.
The great thing is when it is your list you can send your emails anytime you desire. You can also develop your list however big you would like it to be, where safelists only let you email so many people every 3 to 7 days. You can employ many different techniques to develop your list too. You don’t have to just employ safelists. One technique which is really popular is just by placing a form on your website or blog so people can sign up for your free newsletter. List building is only limited by your imagination, you can develop it everywhere. In essence, you can develop your own list to any extent you wish.
Hence, safelist or your own mailing list, which one should you concentrate your efforts on? Once again, safelists are terrific for helping you build your own mailing list, but building your own mailing list must be your priority.