How To Collect Subscribers For Email Marketing
When it comes to email marketing, there are many ways to collect subscribers for email marketing. We encourage you to be creative in building your list. But …
It is important to understand that having someone’s email address is not the same as having someone asking to be on your list.
To help guide you, we’ve put together a list of scenarios where you may end up with an email address, and you need to decide whether or not that email address should be added to your TrafficWave Autoresponder campaign. Let’s look at some of the ways to collect subscribers for email marketing:
People Coming To Your Web Site and Entering Their Email Address To Request Your Information: This is the perfect way to collect subscribers. Someone that came to your web site and requested your information has given you permission to add them to your list for follow up. Well done!
You Purchased a List: Don’t do it. When you buy a list of “opportunity seekers”, “fresh opt-in leads”, etc… you are setting yourself up for failure as these folks have not asked to receive your information. TrafficWave does not allow purchased lists of any kind.
You Meet Someone at a Business Conference: You may have exchanged cards and you talked about possibly doing business together. They have not asked to be added to your list.
Solution: When you exchange cards, ASK if they would like to be added to your list for follow up. Make a note (a simple check mark) on the card and add them to your list. Let them know to expect a confirmation email and to click the confirmation link.
You Connect With Someone On a Social Network: Connecting with someone on a social media site is not the same as someone giving you permission to add them to your list. Invite them to join your list, but don’t add them blindly.
Solution: Invite them to join your list via the social media site you connected with them. Send them a message with your invitation and a link to your capture page.
You Set Up a Fish Bowl For Prospects to Drop a Card: There is a right way and a wrong way with this one. If your drop card bowl informs them that they are subscribing to your list or newsletter, you are clear to enter them in to your TrafficWave Autoresponder Campaign. If your fish bowl does not mention anything about subscribing to your list, you are opening yourself up for spam complaints.
You’ve Been Building a List For a Long Time But You Haven’t Contacted Them In a Long Time: There are a few variables with this one. If someone filled out a form or asked you specifically to get your information within the last week, that may be fine. Someone that filled out a form 2 years ago is a different story. An old list will most likely cause problems.
Solution: Add those who have requested information within the past week or two. Contact the others through your email program and invite them to join your list. Alternatively, just toss the list and start building with real prospects.
You Go to a Trade Show: If you go to a trade show and the coordinator gives you a list of all attendees, this is a list of people that have NOT requested your information. If you provide a signup sheet, fish bowl, or other way for folks to REQUEST to be added to your list, you should have no problems. These people can be added to your list.
You Have a Business Group or Networking List: Joining a local Chamber of Commerce or Networking group may give you access to other members’ information. This is not the same as them requesting to be added to your list. Contact them and invite them to join you list but do not add them without their permission.
You Have a List of Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, and Other Email Contacts: Unless they have specifically emailed you to get your information, do not add them to your Autoresponder.
You Own a Restaurant, Bar, Store, or Other Business and Offer a Sign-up Form: This is a great way to collect subscribers for your newsletters, updates, and more!
Someone Commented On Your Blog: This is not a request to be added to your list. Your reply to their comment can (and should) include a link to your capture page with an offer for them to request more information by joining your list.
As you can see from this list, the idea is pretty simple: If they have ASKED to be on your list or have filled out your form, they can and should be added to your list. If they have not actually asked you to add them, invite them to join your list, but do not add them without permission.
Once you’ve begun collect subscribers for email marketing, your next step is to learn how to drive sales with email marketing.
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January 6, 2018
I have downloaded,read and digested your e-book.
infact, I am very much impressed with the write-up.
Within a week of using the book, I have completely filled
my level-1 referral stage: 1 from my upline,.Out of the remaining
2 enrolled by me ,one joined as a paid member,I get Fast Track
Bonus for this and the other
is a free but active member.
I am presently having at least one new subscriber everyday
joining my team .
Thanks to my new team leader ( Success Team ” tagged by
me as TrafficWave Current Champion” ).
If things continue like this I would be in Tsunami level by the
end of this year. Amen.
Long Live TrafficWave, Long Live Success Team
January 6, 2018
Looks like you are off to a great start! Congratulations!
September 7, 2017
Thanks Brian for all these very helpful tips. It is now our responsibility to put them in action to get the desired results. Looking forward to more of these kind of information.
September 8, 2017
Hi, Peter. You will find all sort of this information right here in the blog!
June 14, 2021
Looking forward to more of these kind of information.
June 14, 2021
This blog is filled with this sort of information! Enjoy and let us know how thing go as you apply the training.
September 6, 2017
Thank you Brian, for these strategies on building our list. This gives me ideas on how to invite people who’ve joined me in other programs to join my list.
September 7, 2017
Glad you enjoyed the tips!
July 22, 2017
I have read your information and will put what I have read to use. One question, Would a Blog help me build my list?
July 24, 2017
I always recommend having your own web site or blog.
Charles W Day
July 22, 2017
help me with my Lists
July 24, 2017
Have you looked at my free ebook: 4 Steps To Creating Cash Flow with Email Marketing?
September 17, 2017
Honestly, I don’t know how to use TrafficWave.net
I am very good at using Traffic Exchange sites
I am a member of the follwing TE sites :
Traffic Ad Bar, EasyHits4U, Cash Surfing Network Sites ( Ninja Surf, TopHits, LegacyHits, LobbyHits,
Social Ad Surf, Lords Of Lothar ), ShockWave Traffic, Legacy Team Coop, Rapid Fire Ads
Infact, everyday I am among the top ter surfers in Traffic Ad Bar and EasyHit4U
I have equally joined TrafficWave Team Build and TrafficWave Universal Team Build.
Still, I don’t know what TrafficWave is all about.
I am only paying monthly subscription for what I don’t uderstand and I how to use it .
I will appreciate if you can let me know how to use the program. The whole idea about email marketing is not clear to me.
I do believe that this is the reason why a lot of people will join TrafficWave only to abarndone the program later.
September 18, 2017
Be sure to view our training videos at http://blog.trafficwave.net/videos/. This may be the simplest way to get started.
January 22, 2018
You can contact me i will help you to set it up
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