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Making Money with Email Marketing and an Autoresponder Series

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Making money online isn’t always easy and nothing is for certain in business, however when you have a good email list, it can be like printing money!

Today I want to share with you how you can create your own email list and teach you how to earn money from it.

The great thing about having a list is you can always be making money, all you need to do is find a offer that you can sell to your mailing list and then send it to them.

For example, last month when I was in Cyprus I emailed my list a promotion and was able to pay for my whole entire trip two week trip, all it took me was 5 minutes.

The thing with blogging is that your traffic can drop and advertisers can come and go but if you look after your ‘list’ it is yours forever.

If you were to lose your blog today you would have nothing to show for it, your advertisers won’t carry on paying and readers will quickly realise you no longer exist, however if you had an email list you would carry on making money. Personally 80% of my income comes from sales generate from my email marketing and eCourse and is by far the best approach to making money blogging  I have come across.

Right now I am using pretty much any means possible to grow my list because I understand how important it is, I created myself an eCover, I use a lightbox optin, I have a squeeze page, I use the best software possible for my newsletter and so much more.

Below is my step by step guide to email marketing:

The only choice you need to make is, how much money do you really want!

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Creating a “hook” so people sign up for your list

When I created WebDesignDev back in 2006 I got my programmer to create some custom newsletters software which worked to the extent I thought that newsletter software should work (send emails and that’s it). There was many things wrong with this, the biggest problem was I didn’t get my sign ups to double optin which meant I wasn’t legally allowed to email them.

When I started my next site in late 2006, I made sure to get this right and get some email software that I could rely on and worked. After researching I found most big Internet marketers where using a service called Aweber and so I invested $19/month and bought it.

Frankly working with Aweber is probably one of my best business investments ever.

When I first started I simply said, “Sign up For Retireat21’s Newsletter”, I think I got around 4 or 5 sign ups weekly doing this, not very good. A couple months later I decided to offer a FREE eBook about making money online and optins went up straight away to around 4 or 5 per day and it grew from there.

I realised that to get more people on my list I had to almost “bribe” them to sign up, a few examples of good incentives would be, FREE reports, eBooks, eCourses, Design Templates, Software, basically anything you can give over the Internet that holds value.

A lot of people aren’t keen to give away something to good but you got to remember, the better it is, the more sign ups you will get and so the more money you will make.

A few things to remember when offering a hook:

  • Make it stand out with a good title, copy is one of the most important things because if people can’t see the benefits of signing up, then they simply won’t!
  • Add a eBook design, this helped a lot to make it stand out and make it look like there was value to the FREE eBook. For those looking to get a eBook design, I recommend you check out eCover Creator 3D as it allows you to quickly make a very professional eCover at around half the price it would cost to get it done by someone else. Another benefit of using this software is that you don’t have to just make one, you can make 1000s!
  • Social Proof, if you have several hundred or a lot more, then show it off with a Aweber List Counter, if your readers see you have a lot of sign ups, they will think they should to because everyone has.

Setting up your email list and adding an auto-responder series

Once you have decided what type of list you want to have, you have to create it. Like I mentioned above, you should use the service called Aweber, by far the best and has some great features to work with. Once you have ordered Aweber, login and we can start.

If you have done that, here’s what to do next:

In the top left corner, below the logo you will see a link to Create and Manage List, click this and then click Create a New List. Fill out the form and click Save List Settings. Now we need to create a opt-in form so people can sign up for your mailing list on your website, in the header, click Web Forms followed by Create Web Form. Fill out the form and click Next, an example of one of my forms is below:

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Creating a Opt-in Box For Your Blog.

You will notice that I have added a custom thank you page URL, I recommend you all do this.

A easy way to set one up is to go into your WordPress Admin and click Pages, followed by Add New, now add a page to thank your new subscribers.

Now you will see a preview of what your opt-in box will look like, click on the text to change it and style it. Once you have done all the edits, click Save. Now click the link saying Get HTML, you either have the choice to get Javascript Snippet code or Raw HTML Version.

I personally use the RAW HTML so my designer can custom it to fit in with my website, if you won’t be customizing it then just take the Javascript version.

Now go to your blog and login to your WordPress Admin, on the left side click Appearance and then Widgets. Drag the widget called Text to the right side next to your other active widgets and where it says Title, put the text you want to be seen above your opt-in box, for example “eCourse Sign Up”.

Now in the other box paste in the code Aweber gave you and click Save, it will now of been added to you blog. You can see an example of this in action by looking at the top of my sidebar where I offer the opportunity to subscribe via email.

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Add Your Newsletter Opt-in Box To Your Blog.

Autoresponder Series

The next you want to do straight away is set up your first autoresponse email for when people sign up.

To set up your first autoresponse, go back to Aweber and put your cursor over Broadcast and a drop down box will appear, click Follow Up. Now click Add New Follow Up Message, you will now be able to set up your first autoresponse email, it’s all quite self explanatory, you can choose to customize it in a few ways such as use code like {!name_fix} to input the name of the person on your list who will be receiving it.

A good thing to do on your first email if it’s not a eCourse is to just simply introduce yourself and mention all your important pages on your website.

The most profitable follow up series I ever wrote came only 10 minutes after I completed the most amazing email marketing crash course we’ve ever come across – The McIntyre Method.

Unlike other guides, the McIntyre Method isn’t made by a self-proclaimed guru, but someone who actually knows the industry. Gone are the days of losing subscribers or prospects…

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Michael Setting Up Day 1 Of The Make Money Online eCourse.

There is a big difference between offering a FREE report or eBook and giving away a eCourse.

You see with a eCourse, the reader knows that you will email them regularly and so they won’t get annoyed when you email them daily. So often once someone signs up for your mailing list they will unsubscribe because they have got what they want and don’t want to be spammed.

Even if you don’t intend to create an autoresponder series, you MUST set up at least one autoresponse email to welcome them when they sign up, this is the time when they are most interested and have showed that they want something from you.

A good idea is to create a email to say who you are, where they can connect with you and your favourite posts from your website.

Autoresponders can be used in lots of different ways, myself I use it to provide my FREE eCourse to teach everyone how to create a blog. Some people set up a year worth of emails to be sent out, some daily, some weekly but each time it refers them back to their website to have another chance at making them money.

I have one friend who uses his list quite often to promote affiliate promotions, every time he gets a good response from a email, he will add it to his autoresponder as he knows it performs and will likely make more sales when new people sign up for his email list.

Making Money From Your Email List

You see I make it a slight mission to get people to sign up for my eCourse because this way I know they really want to be on it.

Before I even get them to sign up I make them know they need to spend money on Domains, Hosting and a Web Design. Typically a lot of people buy before they sign up because I make it feel like the course is conditional on them buying the products.

Once they buy they sign up, even if they do or don’t buy the product they will then go to a thank you page. This is where a lot of people go wrong, your thank you page is probably the most important page because they have already taken action and are interested right now!

This is where I make sure they know to confirm there email address but also I let them know again to buy a domain and hosting. On this page I always cut out the navigation which is on the main site so they have to scroll through the page first to see what I have to say before there is a link to go back to the main site.

Sending Out Affiliate Promotions

Here is where you can make more in a single day (actually 2 minutes it takes to send) then your blog makes in a month.

I recently sent out a couple promotions for related products to my site, both had up sells and both had recurring revenue built in, two things you want to look for when choosing something to promote as that can bump up your earnings a lot. I made around $2000 from the two emails and both had recurring payments so since then I have earned several thousand dollars.

It’s super easy and your list doesn’t have to be big, mine was a 4 month old list I built from a new blog.

Another great thing about participating in product launches are the affiliate contests where you can win prizes if you perform well as an affiliate.

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One Email I Sent Out Made Me $1,500!

Rules to Follow When Finding and Send Out Affiliate Promotions

  • Always look for the best offer, for example you can sell a eBook were you will get a commission, but you would be best to find a offer that has a recurring revenue program built in so you don’t just earn today, you earn for months and years to come. For example the promotion I talked about that I did in Cyprus just over a month ago, I have since earned around $1000 in follow up payments from the recurring revenue program. Another great thing to look out for is up sells, on some promotions I make more money from just the up sells then the course itself.
  • Don’t send to many promotions out, typically you can get away with around 3 a week and no one gets to cross but I try to limit to once if it’s a direct promotion but most of the time I don’t send out ones at all because I know my eCourse performs well.
  • Make sure you send promotions for target products, if you can’t send many emails because you are worried people will drop out then you want to get the best results possible. Wait for a promotion that fits 100% with your business.
  • Send out emails before the launching offering the affiliates FREE reports, this is huge! Basically they give you an affiliate link which you can promote to your list and when they sign up for it and get a FREE report or eBook they are now signed up through your affiliate link so when they email the there list about the launch of the product and anyone you send for the FREE eBook buys, then you make a commission, this way you don’t look like your pushing the sale yourself.
  • Be the first to promote, so often dozens of affiliate will email a new promotion on the same day, the first person is more likely to get the most sales. This is because a lot of lists have the same people on them so you want to be the first one to let your mailing list know.

No Leakage Means More Money

This is something I picked up from James Schramko who was one our my first interviewees on this blog.

We sat down on the last day at Yanik Silvers underground seminar and we compared blogs, I had double the amount of traffic as him so naturally thought I would be making more money then him, surprisingly he told me he made around 20x more than me!

After I went through his website I didn’t quite understand how, he had no text links, no paid reviews and no advertisers, he later shared with me that it’s all in the list. He explained if your list is so much more profitable than selling adverts on your blog, then why bother selling adverts?

You see he worked out that instead of sending people to other peoples websites through adverts and reviews and instead getting people on his list, he would make more money. This is where “No Leakage” comes in, if there is a way for your reader to leave your website, then there is less chance they will sign up for your mailing list.

A great example of this is IncomeDiary, the only way you will leave is if you go through an affiliate link or if you get bored and press the X in the top corner, so my chances of getting you on my list are greater then say someone like John Chow who has 100’s of different websites you can leave his website too.

Now if John concentrated on his list and getting people on his list instead of having all those banners and links up, he could earn more money in my opinion. (But to be fair, I know John does make a lot of money with his site — but hopefully you can see the point I am trying to make)

Another great benefit of using the no leakage rule is you don’t devalue your content, readers typically hate adverts and do get turned off so your blog will stand out as being a nice one.

Email Marketing Rules

You now have all the information you need to set up and start earning from your mailing list. I thought I would finish by offering a few rules I run my list by to make sure I make the most out of  my list and get the best results.

Rule 1: DON’T SPAM!

Rule 2: Try not to share your list, often for new product launches they will get you to send pre launch emails to get them to opt-in for a FREE report, this is a bad idea because then they basically get a copy of your list although it’s a great way to convert more sales.

OK, not everyone will agree with that one and there are times when I will share the list, but the above point is well worth remembering — at least some of the time 😉

Rule 3: Be personal, your a human being (I hope) so come across like one and not a spam bot.

Rule 4: Be consistent in what you offer your readers, if you are offering great blogging tips then don’t just “wack” up a post about blogging just because you have to, make sure everything to provide has true value.

Rule 5: Be consistent in how often you email your readers – I get some readers who actually email me saying “Hey Mike, I haven’t heard from you in a while, when is your next update?”. I try to update them Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Rule 6: It’s not all about the money, don’t promote something just because you want to make money but because your readers actually need it – and you would personally buy it!

I hope today’s post has helped you all out a lot and if you are new to making money online and haven’t yet set up your blog to drive sign ups to your mailing list, then I recommend you take my FREE 7 Day eCourse on How To Make Money Blogging.

To Our Success,

Michael Dunlop

PS. If you are just setting up your mailing list today, comment below so I can check it out and see how you are doing!

  • http://www.SuccessCircuit.com Shane – Inspiring Your Success

    Really impressive post! Once I have saved up for college trael and a wacom then I shall be investing in Aweber.

    I am sure many people will learn a lot from this post.

  • http://www.marketlikeachick.com Coree

    What timing!! I just spent the last 4 days trying to set up autoresponders and an ecourse! I could have used all this help then…but now I can go back and tweak what I’ve done to get even better results and more opt ins.

    You really give away the house, Michael. You provide so much value in your posts like this. You could have easily made this an ecourse and sold it. THANK YOU so much for all your help and guidance!!! :)

    Coree

  • onelifenofear

    Hi Michael,

    Cool tips as usual. I have just recently set up the email section on my site… let me know what you think…

    Cheers
    David

    • Michael

      Hello David,

      Not a fan of your email section, you need to make things simple and easy. I would just have a title that explains the benefits, the eCover and the opt-in box. You want to have it as high up as possible, because of all the text, you have to scroll down below the fold to even opt-in.

      Let me know how you do,

      Michael

  • http://www.WakasMir.com Wakas Mir

    Nice stuff Michael.. autoresponders are always great n can do wonders.. keep it up :)

  • JesusFreak

    You just spiced up my desire for Aweber the more.

    Are they accepting new accounts now?

  • poch

    Great and clear tutorial Michael.
    I hope to use aweber soon.

  • Adam

    Michael…I have a doubt.When do you think we should send affiliate promotions?Is it ok to do that right from the start?Like can i place the URL at the end of every e-mail?How do you do it?

    • Michael

      Hello Adam,

      Great question, you can send at any point but from experience you get the best results emailing at 4PM East Coast Time on Tuesday. I don’t ever send at the same time, I just send when my readers need to hear about something.

      Hope that helps,

      Michael

  • http://www.leslienicole.com Leslie Nicole

    Michael, you really have a nice style of presenting. You share it all in a frank, unpretentious way and you present your ideas in an easy to understand format. Very smart, too!

    • Michael

      Hello Leslie,

      Not often do I get compliments like that, means a lot :)

      Hope it has helped you!

      Michael

  • http://www.youwanttoberich.com Issa

    An internet mentor told me about Aweber but I doubt if he knows as much as you do. And you are only 20! The internet has really leveled the playing field. And us in Asia, we now too have a fighting chance. I look forward to learning more, and to make use of the tips you so generously give out in your blog. More power and I hope you can visit me too.

  • onelifenofear

    Thanks Michael…. better now?

    • Michael

      Hey David,

      Lay it out so its like what I have on Retireat21 – http://www.retireat21.com/

      Michael

      • onelifenofear

        Cheers Michael

        I changed the sign up to above the fold and reduced the copy to basics and sign ups are up 50%…… Nice one.

        Also, I used the email you suggested on the post on John Chow’s site to get an interview with John Chow! As you can see… it worked…. Great resources thanks buddy, maybe I can interview you some time?

        Regards
        David

  • Daniel Matthews

    Great post here, some really valuable tips. And with perfect timing as I’m working on my own eCourse now!

    Thanks Michael.

  • Cosmin

    Hi Mike,

    Regarding Rule 2 : list sharing.

    Honestly I would advise to NEVER, and I mean never share an email list with 3rd parties.

    This is a very disputed theme in email marketing and all the big marketers stand against it.

    Good post, covered just about all aspects for starters.

    P.S.: you should add the “best time to send – Tuesdays” in the actual post, this is a very important factor too. Oh, and you could also mention that personalized greetings perform much better than just “Dear reader” – just as you do with you newsletters.

    Thanks and keep up,
    Cosmin.

    • Michael

      Hello Cosmin,

      Thanks for your comments, I do agree with Rule 2 however, it is a great way to convert more sales and if you already have done it a bunch of times, its likely everyone has the same lists already so you might as well. I don’t often do it, I think I did it once.

      Will be updating the post, its funny how so many things come up once you write it, I guess thats why we get feedback, to perfect it! 😀

      Michael

      • Larry

        I did a test a couple years ago. I signed up for an email list using a fake name, so all the messages related to that list would be to the same name. The list owner shared his list with 1 other person. Then I opted out of the list.

        So any time I got a message sent to “Kent” (the name I used), I knew it had something to do with the list being shared. To this day, I get 15 to 30 messages per day, sent to Kent. I also know the address is on at least 1 buy-in list.

        I have no idea who sold my address, or how many times anyone shared it. But I do know what listed I signed up for in the first place, If I hadn’t been doing this as a test, I would be extremely annoyed with the list owner that I signed up for in the first place.

        • Ms. Freeman

          Great point, that is one of the main reasons I only use my business email for these types of things. If I used my personal email and got all the emails I get daily I too would be highly ticked off.

          I think just like everything, the email listing will get a bad name and sign up rates will take a dramatic drop.

  • http://www.webdesigndev.com Andy

    Great tips man!

  • Cosmin

    Thanks Mike, it’s always a pleasure to share thoughts :)

    Email marketing is, indeed, a very strong tool for internet businesses – and there’s just sooo much to it that you never get bored 😉
    I’ve been working as an email marketer for 3 years now and I’m still as excited as I was in the beginning.

    One more thing – I know you love Aweber (and I agree it’s wonderful), but what’s your take on using hosted software?
    I ask because I’ve seen some that are quite advanced (getting into behavioral email marketing), and that really impressed me

    P.S.: your newsletter header image never shows up in my Gmail (images turned on, of course) – you might want to check that 😉

    Cheers,
    Cosmin.

  • James

    Michael, this is a really nice introduction to email marketing, I have some experience (already went as far as buying a one year subscription to aweber competitor) but one needs to focus on this. I was and still am earning money with adsense, I think you don’t like it, do you? I don’t see it being used here or on retireat21..

    http://shetoldme.com/Business/The-money-is-in-the-list-What-does-it-really-mean

    Cheers,
    James

    • Michael

      Hello James,

      I don’t like Google Adsense for a couple reasons, the biggest is just the fact that it doesn’t earn me much. I run webmaster websites and typically webmasters know what Google Adsense is so they don’t click the adverts. The other reason is on one of my sites Google Adsense was earning me a lot of money and then it banned me, I don’t like how they have the such power over your earnings so I decided I wanted to be incharge of what results I get and not some company hense why I do it privately.

      Thanks,

      Michael

      • James

        I understand your position since it is not uncommon at all within the internet marketers community. They like promoting products via several ways, article writing, PPC ads, email list building, etc, etc. But with adsense all the work there is to do is have a good ad placement, some content within adsense’s guidelines and then bring in lots of traffic to your content.
        It is not as easy as it sounds, so cannot be called monkey job, but nearly.
        Internet marketing is more difficult as I’ve tried and I can attest it’s not easy to learn the ropes. But because I use adsense since 2003 and haven’t been banned yet, I spent about 95% of my time learning skills for adsense, not affiliates marketing, that’s why it reflects in my earnings, most of it is adsense and then second is affiliates products in the adult industry (sextoys, not videos or membership sites) because it is the n°1 affiliates products, it’s easier to sell. But I’ve had little results with other niches such as fitness ebooks and adsense/money earnings products.

        Thanks for your answer.

        • Michael

          Hello Again James,

          Google Adsense may provide a passive income, but it doesn’t mean its the right choice. Google Adsense nearly never earns you as much as other things. It just depends on how much time you want to put into making money, if you set your site up properly, monetization doesn’t have to be hard work and take up much time.

          Michael

          • James

            I think it also depends on which sites you’re doing. But what sites you’re doing also depends on which monetization solutions you want to use. So for instance I have two good earners at the moment with adsense, one is a digg-like site in french, and the other one a dictionnary about file extensions.
            In the case of digg-like site, it attracts an audience so diverse because of the variety of topics, that I have a hard time even thinking about which kind of affiliate program to try to push to this audience.
            In the case of the file extensions site, I’ve tried with cj.com to offer software related to extensions, never worked even once in over a year! And in french I don’t have much choices in affiliate programs in computing/software, but none worked.

            So the two, adsense and affiliates marketing are different sets of skills, with adsense I choose ways to get traffic, even if loosely targeted and even if the content is not great it simply has to be popular, I make sure ads are well visible to visitors and that’s it, but with affiliate programs you have to find the programs, get targeted audience, pre-sell them the products. Also build a list so that it’s easier afterwards to have that targeted audience, but you still have to pre-sell them and that involves creating good quality content.

  • James Cunningham

    Hmm… very interesting as usual. I usually write Email Marketing as Spam for the usual things, but It seems much more can be done.

    Very Good Michael

  • Wayne Liew

    Great post and I have to agree that an ecourse gets better results than giving away a free report in most niches (test it yourself). Introduce the report within the autoresponder series and as always, make sure the report has no leakage. 😉

  • http://lawfirmmarketing.net/ Gerrid Smith

    Michael, as always, excellent post!

    The whole point on “No Leakage” was really eye opening. Totally makes sense, though. Why would I want to sell advertising for pennies when I can build my list which is far more valuable and sustainable.

    Be well,
    Gerrid

  • BIlal

    Hey Michael,

    Great post, this has inspired me to build my own mini eCourse about Twitter and make money from it. Thanks for writing this email as it has helped me realize how to build a better mailing list.

    Thanks,

    Bilal

  • http://www.motivateloseweight.com Eunice

    Thanks Michael your post was awesome.Mailing list is not easy to build your advise highly appreciated.

    Thanks again

    Eunice

  • Sereyboth | 1953 Tech

    Great Post I have ever read! Thank Mecheal!

  • baloot

    hi micheal, hope you were great today as always.
    i already setup my mailing list. its about Photoshop design and graphic source. i collect their email with giving my free preview before buying the dvd.

    how can i make more revenue and money with this niche?

  • Dirk

    Great article!
    I was just wondering how you’ve made money with clickbank by referring to BABDOTCOM as showed in the screenshot. As far as I can see on the becomeablogger.com site, he is just offering an ebook for free when you signup? Shouldn’t the ‘customer’ you reffered buy something from that vendor through clickbank in order to receive a commission?

    • Michael

      Hello Dirk,

      Every 6 months they open up a premium membership which is $47 monthly and when they opened it up I sent out an email about it.

      Michael

  • LifePath Unlimited

    Great Advice! I now realize I have been my AR system the wrong way…thanks to your tips I am building a list…finally.

  • Christopher

    Great article! Also make sure that it’s easy to unsubscribe from the mailing list! There’s nothing worse than keeping your subscribers hostage by making it hard to remove themselves.

    • Cosmin

      And it’s actually required by the law in some countries, like the US. Google for “email marketing best practices” :)

  • Cynthia

    Signing up for Aweber was one of the best decisions I have ever made for my Blog! Great Post, I am going to to have to try that auto series out.

  • bzminds

    I want to know “Can we promote our website (that has Google Ads on it ) through Email Marketing?”

    I have my list of thousand users, if i send them the email with link of my website along with a short detail about the site and the website contains the google ads, does google allow this or not and will google block my account ?
    please advice
    thanks

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  • http://www.standoutblogger.com Tom – StandOutBloggdr.com

    I think you have one of the best hooks in your sidebar ad where it says: ‘Michaels Earnings Are Up 1263% since September 2008 – Learn How He Does It. FREE’

    You hit another great point which I have been thinking about recently. Advertising and leakage. The less was that you give for a visitor to leave your website the more likely they will leave through the way you want them too.

    • Michael

      Hello Tom,

      Thanks buddy, I do like the earnings image, however my earnings have gone up and I should update it 😉

      Exactly, I hope leakage is something you look into, definitly helps you to earn more money from your website.

      Speak Soon,

      Michael

  • http://idonew.blogspot.com/ I do new blog

    Hi Michael . I want to ask is google feed burned might be proper to be as a free mailing list when email notification activated in feed burner and how can I get free mailing list because my budget not allow to pay $19/month .

    • Michael

      Hello,

      Feedburner is just to sent updates from your blog via email, this isn’t a mailing list you have control over and hasn’t got any of the features above. As far as I know, there isn’t any FREE options that you should try.

      Michael

  • Rolan Bag-ao

    very educational

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  • Solace

    I’m a newbie from INDIA who needs a free Autoresponder for the first 3 months and I can move to a paid account later on when I start earning money.

    How can I pay aweber if I don’t have a credit card? [I have PayPal account]

    Is there any other ways to get traffic?

    I got your blogging series and am waiting to get more

    Solace

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  • Shama Kern

    thanks for all this great and free information. I will definitely use your e-course suggestion. It makes total sense to get people used to regular emails.

  • Niel Sumter

    Thanks so much for this post, Michael. Much of this is very useful info, while there are some really practical tips that should just make sense to most people who have been on the internet. I’ve been learning a great deal from you and I’m sure it will be of valuable help to me in the months to come.

  • Jarod

    Hey there!

    I’ve been watching you for sometime now with the spare time I’ve had available. But I want to know, I’ve gotten my website started up and all, but the problem is, which I’m curious of, how do you get in contact with the people and how do you find “useful” people to enlist on your blogroll? I have had my site up for a month now and it has only gotten 500 page impressions so far (which is roughly 15 views a day…).

    I thought of submitting my tutorials on forums and tutorial enlisting site, but they didn’t help me much at all, which is where most of my views primarily come from. Anything I’m doing wrong??

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  • Dan Tredo

    Hey Michael, really just began following you. My partner Glen Wayne and I are fairly new to internet marketing, but got a great start by enrolling in Alex Jeffreys 2.0 in 2009, and even met him in Las Vegas in Jan 2010. We completed our first new ebook together, and we are diligently working on list building. Looking forward to all your great content and words of wisdom.

    Dan Tredo

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    Good stuff, this is really helpful.

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    Michael,

    This is a great stuff you have put on our hands. Keep going,

    Marco

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  • Paul Kamphuis

    Once again excellent information Michael.

    I have been building a list for over a year without actually using it. Mainly because of unconvincing mailing list software. Contemplated about aweber but settled for other mailing list software.
    Turned out to work really well for me. You provided some new ideas for me to try as well.

    thanks,

    Paul

  • Gareth

    Hey Michael,
    Just wanted to check, obviously you say the list is the most important (which i agree with), and someone else said why sell ad space for pennies when you can take care of the list, can you not still have the list and everything you are already done, but also charge for ad space? Sounds logical to me :) Anyway, ive came across tonnes of these sites and signed upto everything under the son to grasp every part of making my website (been researching for almost a year). From the how to set up list, what way to word my email, what to sell etc etc, you have pretty much answered a hell of alot which took me a year to learn by signing upto about 50 different website. You clearly know your stuff, only discovered your website about a week ago, But i genuinely think its the best of this type around. All the other get you to opt in and give you a video and thats it, you actually have info, and your list of top 30’s and interviews are good. Ive been following Adam Horowitz for about a year, and loved the interview with him, gave a good insight. Anyway, keep it up, and youv got a fan for life.

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    Good tips for sharing

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