Monday, August 6, 2012
What's a good way to feed your RSS feed?
Post to Blogs and Forums to Build Opt-In lists
List building is maybe the most vital part of email marketing. You must have an opt-in list and building a list is far superior to buying a list.
In order to build an impressively long opt-in list, you first must find the people who are the best prospects to be members of your list.
Fortunately, you can find many of them gathered together on blog and forum sites that have topics related to the products or services that you sell.
They gather on blog and forum sites to discuss mutual goals or mutual problems that your product or services can help with.
A word of caution: posting to blogs and forums is a time consuming task so you need to restrain yourself a little bit when deciding which of these blog and forum sites to join and participate in.
Remember that for each site that you join, you are going to need to make posts of 300 or more words 3 to 5 times each and every week.
That is a task that requires at least 1 hour per day per forum or blog. If you join 4 blogs, it will be safe to assume that you are going to spend about 4 hours a day for 3 to 5 days each week.
While posting to blogs and forums is a high-cost advertising technique in terms of time, it costs absolutely nothing in dollars. You will be speaking directly to your very best prospects.
You must never join a blog or forum and immediately start advertising. This will get you tossed out on your ear.
You use a signature tag that includes a link to your website and then you treat the other members like new neighbors that you want to get to know.