If you’re looking for a solution that promises to be quick, easy, and virtually guaranteed, then you’re reading the wrong article. The experience of millions of internet marketers shows that systems advertised as such are full of empty promises and tend to be a complete waste of money. This guide is free, will require a bit of effort on your behalf, and isn’t guaranteed to work at all.
But, if you stick with it, it’s extremely likely to build a mailing list through which you can market your products, spread your message, build a brand, and make a ton of money.
One Brick per Day
This entire system revolves around a quote credited to Will Smith, the famous and successful actor and rapper, in which he claimed that you build a wall by laying each brick as perfectly as possible. He goes on to explain that most people make the mistake of starting with the intention of building the biggest, greatest wall they can imagine, and instead end up failing.
It’s important that you focus on laying each “brick” as perfectly as possible. So, just what are the bricks that we’ll be laying? Blog posts.
Each day, create a blog post that is optimized for search engine traffic, provides valuable content for your audience, and is completely free of spelling and grammar errors. Include outbound links to authority blogs in the same niche to gain additional traction. Spend at least two hours on each post.
After a year, you’ll have 365 fantastic pieces of content. After three years, you’ll have more than 1,000. Do you think that a site containing 1,000 fantastic pieces of optimized content will receive a lot of daily traffic? Of course it will.
Using a Call to Action to Build Your List
As stated above, you’ll have built a pretty fantastic wall if you start each day with the intention of laying a perfect brick every day. But you need to convert your visitors into subscribers if your goal is building a mailing list. It’s pretty simple, though, so don’t fret.
At the end of each post, simply include a form field that encourages your readers to sign up to your mailing list. Be sure to offer a free system, solution, or guide that speaks to their interests to increase the number of signups.
Don’t just stop there, though. Promise to deliver regular content that is exclusive to your mailing list and never published on your blog. Make sure you live up to this promise, though, to keep your readers from unsubscribing.
It’s important that the form be at the end of each post, since the only readers who are likely to see it are those who have read the entire thing. This means they’re more likely to have a serious interest in your topic, like your writing style, and find your content valuable. They’ll see the form at the bottom, be attracted to the free guide, and allured by the promise of content that’s even better than the 1,000 articles they already see on your site.
Turbo Charge the Process
If you’re hoping to build your list faster, you’ll need to build that backlog of content a bit quicker. If you’re able to write more blog posts each day, then you can certainly do that. If not, you could always outsource the creation of the content. The key, though, is to make sure you only publish high quality content.
As each piece of content is created, optimize it for certain high-traffic keywords appropriate to your niche. Use this same data to engage a pay per click campaign on Bing or Google, and you’ll start attracting a massive amount of visitors in a short period of time.
It’s important that you pay close attention to the conversion rate of these visitors, though, as these campaigns can become really expensive. To avoid a runaway advertising budget, be sure to cap your daily limit to an amount you’re comfortable with.
The good news, though, is that you don’t have to run this system forever. Once you feel you have enough subscribers, you can turn off the PPC campaign and continue laying a perfect brick every day. If you keep at it, you’re virtually guaranteed to build a mailing list that proves to be profitable.