Sep 22

Top 15 Ways to Build Your Subscriber List

Email marketing can be profitable for any business, no matter what kind of product or service you offer. It is significantly cheaper than other advertising methods and, if done right, helps build loyalty and trust with customers. As a result, you generate more sales and more profits!

The foundation for successful email marketing is a targeted, permission-based email list. Marketers call contact lists their ‘goldmine’ because it can generate much of their sales revenue. If you’ve built up a list of opt-in subscribers that are qualified and interested in what you have to offer, then you’ve completed the first step and are on your way. Now it’s time to ‘mine’ for gold!

Below you’ll find several list-building and retention ideas that will help you get the best results from all your email marketing activities:

  1. Provide useful, relevant content. Your visitors will not give you their email addresses just because they can subscribe to your newsletter free of charge. You have to provide unique and valuable information that will be of interest or use to them.
  2. Add a subscription form to every page on your website. Make sure it stands out so it is easy to find. If it doesn’t look cluttered, you may want to include more than one on some pages. For instance, if your opt-in form always appears in the top-left corner of your site, you may want to add one at the end of your most popular articles.
  3. Add subscription forms to your social media pages. Make sure that you don’t waste this valuable source of revenue opportunities. Integrate your sign-up forms with Facebook and more!
  4. Make it easy for readers to sign up. The more information you request, the fewer people will opt-in. In most cases, a name and an email address should suffice. If it’s not necessary, don’t include it here. You can always survey them once they’re customers! We do recommend that you provide a link to your Privacy Policy however.
  5. Publish a Privacy Policy. Let your readers know that they can be confident you will not share their information with others. The easiest way to do this is to set up a Privacy Policy web page and provide the link to it below your opt-in form. (Note: If you don’t have one, put the words ‘privacy policy generator’ into a search engine and you should be able to find a suitable form to use.)
  6. Provide samples of your newsletters and Ezines. This lets potential subscribers review your materials before they sign up to determine if it’s something they’d be interested in.
  7. Archive past newsletters and articles. An online library of past newsletters and articles is both appealing and useful to visitors and builds your credibility as an authority. In addition, if your articles are written with good SEO techniques in mind, they can increase traffic to your website through enhanced search engine positioning.
  8. Give gifts subscribers can actually use. Offer an opt-in bonus for joining your subscriber list! Write an ebook or provide a PDF business report, or even hire a programmer to create downloadable or web-based software. But don’t limit yourself to offering gifts to opt-ins. Give them out when your readers fill out a survey, provide a testimonial, success story, or a great product idea. Let them know when they can expect the next gift offer. Everyone likes to get something for free! And if you pass out ‘goodies’ throughout the year, your subscribers will feel truly appreciated ? and that’s good for business!
  9. Ask your subscribers to pass it on. Word of mouth is a powerful viral technique that works great with email marketing. If your subscribers find your content interesting, amusing or informative, they’ll probably share it with their friends. This can be a great source of new customers, so make sure to remind them to ‘pass it on’.
  10. Let others reprint your newsletter as long as the content is not modified. If you’re happy to share your content with the universe, then why not! Many webmasters and newsletter publishers are actively looking for high-quality content and, if they reprint your newsletter, you’ll get new subscribers, and more traffic and links pointing to your site.
  11. Include a ‘Sign Up’ button in your newsletter. If you’re using plain text instead of HTML, be sure to provide a text link to your subscription page. You may feel that this is not required because the subscriber is already on your list, but remember that readers will forward your newsletters to others, or reprint them online. Make it easy for them to subscribe!
  12. Add a squeeze page. A squeeze page has one goal ? to acquire opt-ins and build your list. Think of it as a mini-sales letter to go along with your subscription or opt-in gift. It should feature a strong headline and a couple of powerful benefits that should make subscribers salivate to sign up! Once created, use a service such as WordTracker to find hundreds of targeted keywords, and promote your offer using pay-per-click advertising from Google, MSN and Yahoo. Now that should make a splash!
  13. Include testimonials on your squeeze page. This is crucial. Put one or two strong testimonials from satisfied customers on your squeeze page. This can be in any format, but you may find that multimedia (audio or video) is more ‘believable’ and inspires more people to action. To further enhance believability, get permission to use actual customer names, locations and/or urls (Don’t use ‘Bob K, FL’). Add a note inviting others to participate. After all, it’s free publicity!
  14. Blog religiously. Blogging is a great way to communicate with prospects and potential customers, and creates a nice synergy with your email marketing. Be sure to include your newsletter sign-up form on each page of your blog. You can start a free blog at Blogger or WordPress.
  15. Post on other blogs. Post thoughtful comments and information on similar blogs with a link to your squeeze or opt-in pages. Also comment on others’ blogs through trackbacks. In most cases, your comments will be posted on their blogs with a link back to your site. This is an easy way to generate new traffic and subscribers, and get your brand out there!

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Oct 12

Woo Commerce Theme The Firm for Small Business Now Available on woo-com.com


Birmingham, MI (PRWEB) October 08, 2013

The Firm, a theme compatible with WooCommerce for WordPress, was recently added to Woo-Com.com, the online provider of WooCommerce themes and plugins designed for eCommerce sites.

The Firm WooCommerce theme was created to be a user-friendly WordPress theme that is usable by anyone, regardless of their coding knowledge. The theme was built with CSS3 and HTML, and is SEO optimized, mobile-responsive, professional, clean, and allows for any amount of customization. The theme was originally created by ThemeForest, a premiere developer for modern commercial themes for WordPress. ThemeForest also has many other business themes available on their website.

Tyler Smith, Woo-Com.com spokesman said: “The Firm is a great theme for small businesses wanting a pre-styled theme that is woo-commerce ready. The theme comes stocked with amazing premium features like color schemes, is social-compatible, and is ready for as little or as much customization as youre willing to do.”

Woo-Com.com features WordPress themes and e-commerce plugins that have been verified by the Woo-Com team; they have all been tested many times, and are the most cutting edge WordPress tools available for eCommerce stores. A full list of Woo-Com.com supported themes can be found on http://www.woo-com.com.







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May 29

You Can’t Make Money Without These 2 Things

Hosting & WordPress

Hosting

If you want to make money online, you need 2 things.

You can create the best website in the world, but without hosting, know one will ever see it.

Hosting is where all the necessary files used to create your website are stored.

All the photos, text, and links are stored so they may be accessed by someone from their computer.

Your domain name to a computer, is like the address is for your home. It allows other computers to access your websites information.

Having a good hosting provider is critical. If you don’t have good hosting, your files may not be readily accessible to the world. If your site is down, you can’t make any money.

Your hosting provider needs to have excellent support too.

I personally use Hostgator.com

Signup for Hostgator.com today!

 

WordPress

WordPress is user friendly Web-based software program that you can use for FREE, to create a blog or website.

WordPress uses Themes to change the look and feel of your website, without losing your content. There are thousands of themes available online.

Themes range in price from FREE to hundreds of dollars. It just depents on what your looking for. WordPress can be installed right from the Hostgator control panel with just a few clicks. There are lots of FREE videos showing you exactly how to do it.

WordPress uses plugins to add functionality to your website. There are hundreds of plugins available for FREE.

Watch the video below to see how WordPress is installed using the Hostgator control panel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb 22

Does Your SEO work?

SEO or Search Engine Optimization is a very important key to Building Successful Websites.

Why is SEO important?

What would happen to your business if knowone could find your business.
What if they couldn’t find your phone number or even your address. Most business wouldn’t last long in that situation.

The same thing can happen to your website if it can’t easily be found by those searching for it.
The higher up in the search engine results your site is, the more visitors and potential customers will visit your website.

If your serious about getting your SEO done right, you can download a program for FREE that will help. CLICK HERE to check it out.

Here are 8 tips for improving your SEO:
* Create Excellent Content
* Pick a topic for you blog or niche that you enjoy
* Research your keywords carefully
* Build good external links to sites that have related content
* Create good internal links to pages on your site
* Don’t forget to use Meta Tags
* Use social media sharing buttons on your posts
* Use SEO friendly URL’s

These SEO tips will help you Build Successful Websites now and in the future.

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