You finally realize that you need a good opt-in list. After reading countless articles, seeking expert advice and having read many success stories of people creating a small fortune with opt-in lists, you finally decide to have one of your own. Then it happens, you think you know everything there is to know about opt-in lists and have followed all the expert advice, but you still weren’t able to make a profit. In fact, you may be losing money. Even if you have a big list, the option to hire writers to help you out can prove to be expensive especially when you are still only attracting a very small percentage of actual buyers. As a result, you are still losing profit and will realize that after a few months when you see your statistics and sales figures.
So what could have gone wrong? Why have others succeeded where you have failed? The most common mistake is not doing the preliminary testing and research on a chosen topic. Just because a topic sounds good does not mean it will be popular with consumers. Communication with the subscribers on your opt-in list does not make them automatic buyers. You have to provide quality products and services within your chosen topic and also gain the trust and loyalty of your subscribers to increase the percentage that will become buyers.
Building an opt-in list is a time consuming task and takes persistence to be successful. To have failed in your first attempt is not uncommon, but maybe I offer some advice to rejuvenate your failed venture. Whether you just starting or need help getting your previous efforts off the ground, here are three quick and easy ways to build a profitable opt-in list:
1) As I mention earlier get your customers to trust you and your products or services first. Just launching your opt-in list would not make you an expert and a believable seller. First before you start an opt-in list, write a number of knowledgeable articles with a topic specifically about the products or services on your website. Use these articles to submit to article directories, as a way to build website content, or share with forum members. Note: Don't forget to include your website link in these forums, so they can visit your website and learn more about your business. In the beginning, you can start your own forum to gain knowledge about the wants and needs of your customers then target these aspects in your marketing and advertising. You also need to join forums on other websites to seek advice and recommendations. These forums can assist you in building trust with subscribers as well as getting all current forum users to join your opt-in list. The certain truth is, the money will only come in when the consumers and subscribers believe and trust in you. They want a product or service that could be a good exchange for their money. If consumers don't know you, they will not become buyers solely on your recommendation.
2) Search for a product or service that will deliver not only what your buyers want, but also what they really need. Although it may not be your forte, taking the time to research, test, and learn all the ins and outs of a product or service can have a dramatic effect on its future success. Invest your time, effort and money in products and services that buyers or subscribers of your opt-in list can use and are willing to buy. Many people that subscribe to your opt-in list will not have similar interest in products or services. You must choose products or services that are interesting, popular with consumers, and in turn profitable to you. Do your research well and you results will be profits. It is important to provide your subscribers with promotional material that they can actually use as well as share with friends.
3) Make friends with other opt-in list builders. Having the experience of a seasoned professional list builder, that has already launched a successful opt-in list, is beneficial in starting your own list building venture. Although there are many articles and online courses available on the internet on opt-in list building written by professionals, there is nothing like getting a first hand account from someone you trust. Don't automatically dismiss these articles and online courses because they can deliver new, updated in-depth reseached material on opt-in list building. An experienced list builder can prove to be invaluable to any novice. They can share the methods used that were successes as well as the ones to avoid that are pitfalls. Although your situation may be different, the education can be extremely helpful.
Building a profitable opt-in list will not happen overnight. Opt-in lists are built from scratch and as your list grows, you should also make an effort maintain the quality of your list. Keep it organized and manageable. Hire help that may be needed but just make sure that your subscribers are happy and satisfied with your products and services. Building trust and providing quality products or services is the key to a successful opt-in list of faithful subscribers and willing buyers.
**The following has been an informative article based on related online courses distributed by Innovative Online Services.**
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