Surely by this point, you realize that not building a list is a serious mistake.
Not to mention that it leaves a huge pile of potential income on the table for the next marketer who IS building a list.
This list of tools you cannot live without… isn't very big at all.
In fact, you might be surprised by how simple it is to immediately start building YOUR list with just a few items on your checklist. Some may be a slight (but likely high ROI) investment; others will just be a piece in the puzzle.
But ALL will help you boost your business and your earnings by truly connecting with your prospects!
So let's get going with…
The 3 Essential Tools for List Building You Cannot Live Without…
#1: Your Auto-Responder Email Provider
If you're going to be an effective email marketer, you've got to be able to send emails 😉
What's an auto-responder?
It's simply an email system that allows you to create and send emails automatically to your subscribers.
Which means you can spend the time to write 5, 7, 10, even a year's worth of emails and send them to your subscribers day after day hands-free.
This allows you to stay fresh in your prospect's mind, and build up the likability and trust factor by providing consistent value.
The most popular, reliable and simple auto-responder that will let you get started lightning fast (at a minimal monthly investment) is Aweber!
It's incredibly user-friendly and has features that will make keeping in front of your prospects drop-dead simple.
This will allow you to build your email capture forms in minutes! (Where you collect your prospect's info: name, email address, even phone number.) Create customized email templates, customized confirmation pages, and send broadcasts to your prospects for special promotions or events!
This is a MUST HAVE!
#2: Your Capture Page Builder
A page builder lets you quickly and easily create a “capture page” that lets you focus on one important task: To get your prospects information!
Putting a form on your blog or website is a good idea, but if you want to be totally effective at list building, you'll want to eliminate all distractions. That's what a dedicated page will do.
This is where you'll give away something of value… in exchange for your prospects info.
One of the most popular and easiest to use page builders in the industry is Lead Pages. Again, this is user-friendly for even the newest of newbies!
It'll help you grow your list much faster and in a much more focused manner.
Another powerful alternative is Funnelizer by MLSP which I personally recommend (Which will give you tons of other benefits as well)
#3: Your Customized Lead Magnet/Giveaway
Why would a prospect give you their personal email address? Because they want something of value from you in return.
The truth is that most people won't just give you their information.
They want something in return that's going to help them get closer to the goal that they're trying to achieve.
That's where your lead magnet comes in. And when you customize that to YOU…it builds insane credibility in your prospect's mind.
Your giveaway should be extremely relevant to your prospect's wants and desires.
Want an example?
Let's say you're in the weight loss niche, and your target market is women who want to lose weight (you do know who your target market right?)
What if you gave away a special short report/video/blueprint that showed women “The 5 Simple Weight Loss Tricks That Sheds 10 Pounds and 3 Inches in 14 Days or Less!”
What woman wanting to lose weight wouldn't want that report? That will be the hook that gets them into your email funnel, and starts building massive goodwill in their mind toward YOU!
So there you go!
Those 3 Simple tools will get you started building your list right away, with the least headache, and the most potential to build a large list of people who know you, like you, trust you… and most importantly want to buy what you have to offer!