In today’s Traffic Tactics Thursday, I cover 3 powerful forms of viral marketing that will help you build your list.
I’m sure that you have heard by now that “The Money is in the… LIST!”
Okay that fine, but the question is… “How can I effectively build a list that won’t cost me an arm and a leg in the process?”
Well, today is your lucky day – because I’m going to reveal to you 3 of the most powerful ways you can build your targeted opt-in list by using the power of ‘Viral Marketing’.
And the best part about these 3 ‘Viral’ methods I will be sharing is that they cost almost nothing to produce, are highly targeted, can give you instant credibility and are in constant demand by other website owners.
So, now it is time to reveal what these 3 ‘Viral’ methods are and how they will benefit you and your list building efforts.
Special Reports work great because they allow you to go into more depth about a topic or specific problem in question and where you can then provide a solution with your product or service(or affiliate product) will fix their current problem.
Reports can also give you instant credibility, which builds trust with your customer and establishes that you are knowledgeable about your industry.
Other website owners are always looking for quality “Free Stuff” to give away or offer to their visitors or subscribers.
You can also cash-in especially when you can make your special report ‘Brandable’. This means allowing other site owners giveaway rights to the report which gives them even more incentive to give your Freebie away if they can make money with it in the process.
Just make sure your contact information remains inside the report, no matter what. This means as your report is being passed around the Internet, the report will always be able to lead your potential customer back to your website where they can sign-up for your newsletter or read up on the products or services you have to offer.
A free eBook or video works great. And it has many of the same benefits as I outlined with the special report.
The big difference with this approach is, you can put together a free ebook or video in less time than it takes to produce a special report. Simply because it doesn’t need to be your own created material inside – it can be from someone else.
Just make sure that you are offering quality information inside the ebook or on the video.
Ebooks also allow you to target more then one product or service inside because they are usually a compilation of related articles addressing a particular problem giving you room to offer more solutions.
Writing guest articles is probably one of the best and most effective ways to produce a wave of viral traffic to your website. That’s because most website owners are looking for fresh content to feed to there visitors and subscribers. Just be sure those sites are related to your market or niche.
Articles also allow you to target a specific problem that your audience is dealing with.
Be sure to include at the end of the article – a spot called the ‘resource or author box’ – a brief personal bio and you website link.
Imagine what would happen if your article was picked up by some site owner with a large list or high traffic website. They use it as a ‘featured article’ on their site. Wouldn’t you see a dramatic surge of targeted traffic to your website overnight.
That’s where the power of the ‘resource box’ comes in. Here is an example: Want to get more ‘Insider’ Marketing Secrets on how-to drive huge amounts of Laser Targeted Traffic to your website? Then subscribe to my weekly newsletter called… The Power of Affiliate Marketing at – thesmartaffiliate.com
The 3 powerful viral marketing methods just covered are still being used by a number of Internet marketers today. This is for good reason – because they work!
With that said, what do these 3 viral methods all have in common? They will help drive traffic to your site and put your list building efforts on ‘auto-pilot’.
1. They are in high demand by website and blog owners.
2. They can help to give you instant credibility in your market or niche.
3. They are highly targeted.
4. They provide your contact detail along with a link to your website or offer.
5. And they are all free!
Think about it for a minute. By using just one of these methods listed above, how much could it put your opt-in list building efforts on ‘auto-pilot’?
This article reveals just a summarized version of a few of the different list building techniques available online. But these 3 methods covered are the most effective.
How about you, what list building method have you found to be effective? Please share your comment or question below, and be sure to share this article with your favorite social network sites. Thanks! 🙂
Michel has actively been online as an Internet and affiliate marketer since 2009. He has experience with many systems and programs that he has used throughout those years, finding some to be great and many not so good. He’s learned what works, and what doesn’t work and is willing to share it with you. And it is always changing!
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