For those who have been in Internet marketing for any amount of time, you have heard how important it is to maintain a list to email. Owning a list to send your offers to everyday or even every couple of days can make or break your web-based business. But the question is, should you have your own list or can you employ safelists.
Here we’ll cover this question and hopefully give you a better idea on how you should operate your email marketing.
Let’s look at safelists. Safelists are lists made up of mostly Internet marketers. You can ordinarily join without having to pay any type of monetary fee. When you sign up, you agree to receive emails from other members. Almost all safelists these days are credit based lists so you need to click on the credit links in the emails you receive. You then use these credits to send email to other members in the list, and so on.
The big problem with safelists is that no one is there to buy anything. Honestly, you can make money selling things on safelists, but you’re not going to make enough money there.
Nevertheless, safelists have a place in Internet marketing. Safelists are a terrific way to start building your own mailing list. You just offer something of value for free in exchange for people’s email addresses. In no time at all you will have an email list of your own you can email each time you want without clicking safelist links to get credits.
Which leads us to the question “Do I need my own mailing list?” Yes you do, at least if you wish to be a success. To explain how important it is to grow your own email list, on average for each one person you get to sign up to your mailing list you will make more or less one dollar each month from. So let’s say over the next 12 months you work hard at growing your mailing list and you get 3,000 people to sign up, your mailing list is now worth $3,000 each month.
This is an average because each person on your email list is not going to simply pay for a $1 product from you every month. The way it is works out is, when you have people on your list they are more likely to buy from you as long as you give quality, and you should be able to sell 1 product every month to every 1 person out of 50 who are on your mailing list. So, if you have 50 people on your email list and you sell just 1 item worth $50 to somebody on your mailing list in a month’s time, that is how you get your average, and when you think about it, it’s not that tough to do.
You can even mail a different offer to your email list daily. And unlike safelists that limit your mailings and how many people you can mail to, you can grow your mailing list as big as you want and email them whenever you prefer. Also, you are not limited on how you grow your email list, feel free to employ any strategy you want. Safelists can help you to build your email list but there are many other methods to list building. One method which is really popular is just by putting a form on your site or blog so people can sign up for your free newsletter. List building is only limited by your imagination, you can grow it anytime. Basically, the sky is the limit when it comes to growing your mailing list.
And so back to the original question on what type of email list must you utilize, whether you should develop your own or make use of safelists. Again, safelists are terrific for helping you grow your own mailing list, but building your own mailing list has to be your priority.