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7 Ways To Build Trust and Response With Your List

Guest Blog Post: Carol Amato, www.CarolAmato.com

Carol Amato has a passion for helping people achieve their goals. She enjoys interacting with her blog readers and subscribers on a daily basis. Carol has mastered the art of effectively building a relationship with your subscribers to achieve great results.

For more information on how Carol can help you with your online business visit www.CarolAmato.com.


The Importance of List Building

Ask any highly successful Internet marketer how they’ve achieved their success and the answer will almost always be, “Building a loyal list of customers.” Just adding people’s names to a list is not what I mean here. The list that’s going to help you most in your marketing campaigns contain those people that you communicate with on a daily basis and whom you’ve developed a relationship with.

The purpose of a list is to share information and convert sales. It’s not just about the sales, it’s about building your list based on good communication and offering something of value. No one wants to belong to a blog or visit a site where they feel that the sale is the ultimate goal. They want to feel as if they have a friend and mentor who offer valuable information that they can use to build their own business or find out new information about a product/subject they’re interested in.

Some lucrative ways to stay in touch with your list of customers and pique their interest:

Updates – If you stumble (or research) on to something that you think your list might be interested in, by all means, send them a notification. Or, if something has changed in the marketing world, such as the recent change that affects sales tax for online purchases in some states – let your list know. They’ll appreciate the notice and think of you as a valuable source of information.

Announcements – Planning a webinar or joining with an affiliate to create some great offers – send your list an announcement and invite them to join. Don’t forget to remind them about the event along the way.

Lucrative Offers – Let your list in on a product by offering them a special link to purchase it at a lower price. They’ll be glad they opted to join your site and/ or participate in your blog if they receive offers of value and that honor them as members of your site.

Pamper Your List – When your list is happy and benefiting from the information received on your site, they’ll become loyal customers and pass your name to other Internet marketers. Offer content that’s relevant to the subject your list is interested in and be sure to build autoresponders to remind your list about offers and to spur them on to action.

Don’t think that simply offering content on your site is enough. You should be aggressive enough to implore your list to take action on products for sale without turning them off.

This can be done if you balance your content with selling.

People want to purchase information and products that will improve their own sites. Buyers need you and you need them. It can be a win-win situation if you’re willing to build a strong bond with your list by taking the time and making the effort to offer

Here are some tips to build a bond with your list:

Be consistent – Don’t keep in touch with your list for a while and then suddenly stop. Their responses (and sales) will also come to an abrupt halt.

Offer valuable information – You can establish yourself as an expert in the field by offering information that will educate your list about your mutual interests. This means that you must stay on top of everything happening in your particular

Build trust – This is one of the most important aspects of building a relationship with your list. Trust is paramount when offering information about yourself or your product. Testimonials should be real testimonials and personal experiences should be actual things you’ve experienced.

Create videos – Videos can pull your list into your personal space and help them to trust you. So many marketers are afraid to “put themselves out there” with videos, but it’s a very effective way to build a special bond with your list. And, the more you do it, the easier it will be.

Newbies, especially, need to consider list building as part of a daily exercise. It won’t happen overnight – but eventually your list might make the difference in becoming a highly successful Internet marketer – and a mediocre one.

To learn more about Carol visit her website at www.CarolAmato.com.

Email Marketing Is NOT DEAD!

One thing that really ticks me off in our industry is the “Flavor of the Month” gurus that launch new products and they use scare tactics to get you to take action! Some of the more recent ones I have seen tell you that “E-mail marketing is dead!” and Facebook or Twitter or YouTube or LinkedIn or (Insert Favorite Social Media Site Here)…is the only solution!

I saw another one that said “SEO Is Dead!” and it proceeded to promote a Facebook product. Ironically 3 months later this same person released a course on SEO saying it is the only way to get traffic!

Now I understand why they do this because scare tactics tend to work on a lot of people, but the irony of it sickens me. The irony is that email marketing was used to get people to buy into their product on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. telling you that Email marketing is dead! LOL! Most people don’t catch this and they go buy that product to be hit next month with something that says Facebook is changing so you need to focus on LinkedIn now or some other thing!

The point of my rant here is to say that I think social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, StumbleUpon, Google Plus, etc.) are all excellent ways to get traffic. The thing I want to caution you from doing is relying on them for your only source of traffic!

This is a warning because Google Plus has recently launched so people will be selling you courses on it. The courses themselves aren’t bad and I have one in the que myself to make, but just be wary of people telling you that you should focus 100% of your attention on it to get traffic or else your business will be doomed!

Read my quote below which is an excerpt from a blogger that I have a lot of respect for. That proves my point right there that email marketing isn’t close to being dead nor will it be going anywhere in the near future!

Further some will argue with me that mobile is going to take away email, but that is a funny argument because nearly every mobile phone out there has a built-in email software program on it! Millions of phone users check email everyday. They may not check from their computer, but they get it on their phones.

If you take anything away from this rant you need a well-rounded marketing approach to your business which includes SEO, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn (if applicable), StumbleUpon, GooglePlus, YouTube, Press Releases, Social Bookmarking, Web 2.0 Content Sites, Article Marketing, other backlinking methods, paid search, and of course email marketing!

The email list will arrive for you if you leverage these other methods! Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket! Be smart and don’t let anyone fool you that the latest craze is the only way to work. The fact is that they all work.

Also, you should still invest in courses on those traffic topics, but buy them with the understanding that you should use them as a piece of an effective online marketing campaign. Not one of those methods will be everything you need to get traffic. Just like paid search slapped people that relied heavily or entirely on it, I a guarantee that Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon will make changes as well. They all eventually do!

So just be careful out there!

Let me know your thoughts as I am sure you will!

Quote from Article:

“E-mail’s value. Website Magazine compares the marketing potential of Web sites and social media to the value of e-mailing (Picture Proof of Email’s Value).

There are 3.3 billion daily searches on the 463 million Web sites.

Facebook has more than 750 million members worldwide, of which there are 60 million updates daily.

Twitter has 300 million members who tweet 140 million times per day, but more than 50 percent of the accounts aren’t active.

Google + has more than 25 million users with 1 billion shares by the users each day.

But e-mail accounts, worldwide, total 2.9 billion – 42 percent of the planet’s inhabitants – with 188 billion e-mails sent daily. No wonder the U.S. Postal Service is in trouble.

In other words, e-mail is more promising for mass marketers because it represents the highest volume of traffic in communication.

E-mail marketing is king if it executes by accomplishing three goals: 1. The right message. 2. The right audience. 3. The right time.”

Source: Timely for Q4 Sales: Latest Trends in E-mail Marketing

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