Email marketing is the weapon of choice for most successful Internet marketers. Sure, all of the chat forums and blogs that you are reading tell you that the secret to success is more content and traffic, but those tips are usually coming from losers that couldn’t make a living selling umbrellas on a rainy day.
The key to transforming yourself from an Internet marketing loser to an Internet marketing guru is building a solid email list.
We’ve all received those emails from the “inner circle” people that claim that their “friend” has just released a new killer course that is bound to change the way chickens lay eggs. You must have thought at some point, “Wow, these guys all know each other and there is no way that I could ever compete in this market.” Hogwash! The chances of these guys actually being friends or ever have met each other are as good as a little green cat whispering in your ear that he would like to take you out on a date. Could it happen? Sure, but unlikely.
These emails are the product of a Joint Venture. That is where two affiliate marketers make a deal to email an offer to each other’s mailing lists.
I’m sure that you have noticed that most of these emails tout that their friend is giving something away for free. Why do you think that is? Because the main goal of swapping lists is to get the people from their partner’s list to join their list and visa versa. Then, they email their own list the Clickbank offers that pay you a commission.
All of this is done on auto-pilot with the help of autoresponders.
You don’t have to be in an “inner circle” to compete, you just have to make the decision that today is the day that I am going to stop being a loser and start making some money.
Have you made that decision yet? If so, continue reading. If not, go watch TV and come back when you get an eviction notice.
For those of you that are still with me, let’s talk about how you can get started. The most important thing is to read what I say and implement it. You can spend the next four years doing nothing but researching more about how to make money online, but how the heck will you make you money if you don’t ever execute what you’ve learned.
By now you’ve probably realized that I am much smarter than you or any of your loser chat forum friends, so can we move on now?
In order to succeed in Internet marketing, you need to succeed in email marketing. In order to succeed in email marketing, you need an autoresponder. An autoreponder allows you to create forms that collect email addresses and then you can set up the autoresponder to send out emails automatically.
You pre-load your autoresponder with a series of emails that each subscriber will receive at various intervals. For example, John Smith joins your mailing list. Immediately, he gets a welcome email from you. A day or two later, he receives another email from you telling him about a great new product that you’ve been using. A few days later, he gets another email from you touting something else. And so on and so on. Of course, all of these great products that you are boasting about contain links with your affiliate code in them. Your email marketing campaign begins on auto-pilot the moment you get your first subscriber.
The best and most used autoreponder available is by a company called AWeber. You can get started using AWeber for just $1. If you do not have an AWeber account, go get one right now. I mean it, this is a crucial step for your success as an Internet marketer.
OK, now that you have an autoresponder, the first thing that you want to do is read my article How to Make Money Online Even if You are a No Talent Clown. This will give you the knowledge to get started building a small email list.
I am now going to assume that you have taken my advice and have managed to build a list of 30 to 50 people. That should take even the most inept of people just a day or two to accomplish.
Now, you want to move on to reading my next article, which is titled Joint Venture List Building Snowball Effect. This article will teach you how to partner up with other people that have similar sized lists. Remember the “friends” that people have been writing to you about? Well, now you will have “friends” of your own.
Developing a list is the basic building block to any successful career in Internet Marketing. Once you have the list, you can use it to market affiliate products, your own products, drive traffic to any website you want, etc. You can even use your list to start viral emails. It is up to you how you wish to use your list.
One final suggestion… Be careful not to abuse your list. If you bombard your list members with crappy products or too many emails, they will opt-out and you will lose them forever. Think about what you want to present to your list and ask yourself if this is something that I would be interested in. If you think it’s crap, they will think it’s crap too.
Congratulations, you are now in the “inner circle”, which if you haven’t realized by now, doesn’t really exist.