The money is in the list… You need to build a list… [Insert more clichés here]. We have all heard this a million times and we know it to be the truth. Well at least it’s the truth if you want to succeed in internet marketing.
No matter what I do in my daily work routine I always make sure that it will a) help me add more subscribers to my list or b) increase the sales made from said list. Very simple and very powerful.
That’s why certain type of programs always gets extra attention from me… programs that forward your referrals to your own auto responder. I’m always more likely to get involved with and support that type of program, simply because they work so well with my business model.
As you might know I use traffic exchanges, safelists and viral list builders a lot. The people that see my offer there don’t necessarily know me from Adam and may not be interested in signing up for my list. They all have something in common though – they are all trying to promote some sort of home based business. They are likely to sign up for a program that will help them do that… and if that program adds them to my list, I have just gained another powerful tool in my quest for a bigger list.
These programs are also powerful as thank you page ads, ads on your blog, exit popups when people leave your site etc. Basically everywhere in your marketing funnel where you want an extra stab at getting people on your main mailing list. I have even used them to move subscribers from one list to another (not very effective, but it does work).
Embracing these types of affiliate programs have added thousands of subscribers to my list over the past couple of years. Here are some of my best performers with some notes and advice.
MyViralPopAds: The latest viral marketing masterpiece from Craig Haywood. You need to be an upgraded member to have leads deposited into your own auto responder. It converts very well and I get some excellent results from the pop ad exchange (the core product).
List Bandit: A superb list builder from Gary Ambrose. If you are upgraded you will get all 1st and 2nd level referrals sent to your auto responder + you can win more leads based on how many members you refer. This program has been excellent for me and I get some good results from my mailings inside the system as well.
Residual Traffic System: Basically this is a traffic exchange downline builder and as such has great appeal among traffic exchange users. Every member you refer will be sent to your auto responder and you don’t even have to upgrade first.
TrackThatAd: an ad tracking and url rotator system from Craig Haywood. If you are an upgraded member your referrals will be sent to your own auto responder (this goes 10 levels deep). You can use the rotator as a free member but I do not recommend using the adtracker unless you upgrade (they have portal ads on them for free members).
Your Lucky List: from Gary Ambrose is the prelude to List Bandit and it works in much the same way. Again you need to be upgraded to have your referrals sent to your auto responder.
The Home-Income-Team: H-I-T is a downline builder and marketing system. When you advertise your H-I-T lead capture pages your leads will also be sent to your own auto responder. You don’t have to be an upgraded member to take advantage of this, in fact there is no uprade options at H-I-T.
Triple Your List: another list building service from Mr. Ambrose. This one does not have an internal mailing system, it’s all about generating leads for your list. You don’t see this one promoted as much as Gary’s other programs and that’s possibly why I get a very good conversion rate with it. Again you need to upgrade your account to have leads sent directly to your list.
While I swear by AWeber as my #1 auto responder, I keep an Email Aces account to use with this type of program. Simply because Email Aces has a more friendly stance towards the whole forwarding leads concept, but you can use any kind of auto responder that allows subscriptions by email.
I hope you found this information useful. Please leave a comment, especially if you know of any programs that deserve to be on my list above – thanks
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