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Old 19th April 2009, 11:46 AM   #1
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Default 8 Surefire Ways To Build Your Email List Using Social Media

1) Create an effective profile. What do I mean by effective? Use a real photo of yourself and your real name. Include your location and a good bio--complete, up-to-date and with all contact information.

2) Offer events. A great way to add targeted subscribers is to hold an event such as a teleclass. Invite your followers and friends and direct them to a sign-up page specifically for the event. Let them know that in addition to signing up for whatever the event is, they will also receive a complimentary subscription to your e-zine or other valuable information.

3) Join a Ning network or create your own. Ning is a platform which allows people to create their own social networks online. Anyone can create a network for free around a specific interest. This is a great tool for getting in front of your niche or target market.

4) Sync your newsletter broadcasts with Twitter. If you use an email list service such as AWeber, you have the option to automatically tweet a link to your newsletter when the broadcast is sent out. Just choose Syndicate and Twitter Update.

5) Place an opt-in box on your Facebook profile. This is something I explain how to do in detail in my free e-course. The Profile HTML application in Facebook allows you to add your opt-in box for collecting names and emails very easily. This way you can capture new subscribers right from your profile.

6) Use social bookmarking sites. Social bookmarking is a way for internet users to search, organize and store bookmarks of web pages. Have a way for readers to submit posts they enjoy to bookmarking sites (Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon, etc.) right from your blog. This is a nice way to drive traffic to your site when others come across your bookmarked site.

7) Feed your blog posts to sites automatically. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn all have tools that will post your latest blog posts on their sites as soon as they are published. This keeps you consistently on others radars.

8) Be helpful and participate often. The best advice I can give for spending time on social sites is to give, give, give. You do not have to spend exorbitant amounts of time there, but when you do use them, offer suggestions, advice and tips. Create conversation as well as join it. People will get to know you this way and want to seek out more information about you.

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Old 3rd May 2009, 03:36 AM   #2
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These 8 ways are really awesome... Thanks for the idea. Internet lead generation might be something like discovery a needle in a haystack or rather needles in haystacks. Unless the right schemes and technology are used such efforts may lead to very poor ROI

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Excellent tips! It´s important to stand out on the social sites, to be unique.If your profile looks exactly like all the others why should anyone pay attention to you.At least on Twitter, creating a professional looking profile is very important.

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Thank you for this Christine

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Thank you very much, it was really interesting...

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great tips! I really like the "events" tip

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Thanks for the great tips. I am stuggling with my social media marketing apart from twitter, so anything that can drive extra revenue for me is a bonus.

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Here in Tampa, email marketing is considered spamming, we never do it, nor do we broadcast Fax either.

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Default email marketing is not considered spam

Its spam if you send unsolicited emails. There are numerous ways to develop or obtain suitable opt-in email list that you can use for email campaigns. I suggest using double opt-in emails as these list are comprised of individuals who desire emails sent to them. I will say this however, be weary of any list you may purchase as there are loads of junk list out there. Rule of thumb, always investigate the list broker to insure they are credible and offering credible list; obtain a small sample of the list and test it first. Use a tool like Google Analytics to track results. Again, the idea is to develop your own list through your efforts.

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