Social Media List Building – Just as Good as Opt-In Subscribers

Social Media is an Easy way to Build a Huge Marketing List
and it’s just as good as an Opt-In List

Did you know that every time you make a Friend on Affiliate-Bivocation, Facebook, Linked-in, etc.., or gain a Follower on Twitter, that you are actually Building Your Marketing List?

The whole idea behind Building an Email Marketing List is that people give you permission to send them Email Messages and once you build a List you can send useful information and periodic sales offers to Your List.

Building an Email Marketing List is one of the Most Important things you can do as an Internet Business-person! And Social Media is one of the Most Over-Looked Marketing Lists on the Internet. So many Affiliate Marketers concentrate all their efforts on Getting Traffic to their Squeeze Page so that people will Opt into their List. But they are often overlooking the Huge List that Already Exists on Social Networks.

However, Building a Social Media Marketing List is not Automated, which may be why so many marketers Neglect it. Most people would Rather try to build a list with a Squeeze page or Blog, but if you can’t get Traffic to the page where your Autoresponder Form is… You’ll Never Start Building your List. When you are beginning an Online business, you may be Tempted to spend money to Advertise your Squeeze page, but these days, you will most likely end up wasting a bunch of money on advertising, with very little results to show for it. For every 1,000 people your Ads may reach, you may get 1 person to subscribe to your Autoresponder. That’s a Huge waste of Time and Money, if you ask me.

Social Networking offers you a Free way to Build your List, and it only takes a few minutes a day. I have built a Huge List using Social Media and Social Networking, and I did it all for FREE. My goal with this article, is to get you to realize that Building Friends and Followers on Social Networks is just as Powerful as an Opt-In Email List, because every Friend you make is unwittingly giving you Permission to send Direct Emails to them. Just as you would with an Autoresponder List.

People are Extremely Careful about sharing their name and email address with Affiliate Marketers, which is why most of you are having so much difficulty in List Building and need to contact thousands of people to get a few measly subscribers. However, these same people are very Eager to become Friends with you on Social Networks and the conversion ratio is better than 50%. Most people will eagerly become your Friend on Social Networks when you send them an Invitation. This means that you can Build a Huge List of Social Contacts that have given you Permission to Directly Send Emails them in a few weeks by Simply Asking them to be your Friend.

Don’t over-think this method. You don’t need to come up with a stunning headline, or a special invitation format… just use the basic Invite function that exists on All Social Networks. Just make certain that you have some Interesting Information and a Link to your Autoresponder on your Social Profile and people will subscribe to it. And even if they don’t subscribe to your Opt-in List, remember that you already have their permission to send them emails because they are your Friends on Social Media.

Start taking advantage of the Huge Social Media List that already exists on the internet. All you need to do to Tap Into this List is to be Friendly and Social. Send out basic Invites to people who have similar interests and problems that you can provide solutions for, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at Just How Fast you can Build your List. Today I sent about twenty Invitations through the Affiliate-Bivocation "Add Friends" Function… and by tomorrow, I should have at least 3 to 5 New Friends (maybe more), Social Media is an Easy way to Build a List that is Responsive and profitable. Just make certain that you Never Abuse your Social List… be honest and sincere in your efforts to improve the lives of the people on Your List by providing them with Info and Products that Solve Problems, or Fulfill the Dreams of your Social Media Friends. Put their interests first… and you will be rewarded with Affiliate Sales.

Tip: You can use the search function on Facebook, Twitter, etc.. to find people who have similar interests as you do, and simply send each person a Friend Invitation.

Note: You can instantly download my New Free Ebook ‘Go Green – Build Wealth’, which is about 10 pages of energy saving tips… on the top-left of the "home" page.

If you are a member of Affiliate-Bivocation, you can invite about twenty people at a time, to come and be your Friend by using the "Add Friends" function inside your profile (Click "Friends" on your profile, and you will see the "add friends" link). I have also provided Instructions on setting up your Affiliate-Bivocation profile as a Squeeze or Sales page inside the ‘Gold Member Area’.

If you need Ideas, Tips and Techniques for List-Building… check out my "Green Affiliate List Building Secrets" Guide for Tips and Tricks you can use to Build your Autoresponder List.

Thanks for your time, and May God Bless you,
Charles Beason
http://www.Bivocation.org
http://www.Bivocation.org/PastorCharlie
http://www.RugRunnerBiz.com

P.S. The "Green" Affiliate Market is growing daily, and as more Green Affiliate products become available, I will test and post products that show good potential for you to profit from. See the "Green Affiliate" page at http://www.Bivocation.org

Social Media is an Easy way to Build a Huge Marketing List…
and it’s just as good as an Opt-In List.

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About Charles Beason

Flooring Consultant/ Estimator, Bi-vocational Pastor of Oasis Missionary Baptist Church, Internet Business Owner, Webmaster.

Posted on May 21, 2010, in Social Media & Affiliate Opportunities. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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