Building Your Own List Or Using Safelists — That Is The Question

Many people just don’t seem to understand how essential it is to have an email list. You can read it on almost every Internet marketing website on the Internet “The Money Is In The List”. I have been in Internet marketing for over 5 years and one question that invariably comes up is “I use safelists, should I be using my own list?”

In the following paragraphs I will tackle this question and explain to you exactly how and why you should be utilizing safelists and your own lists.

Let’s start off by talking about safelists. A safelist is a membership website made up of hundreds or even thousands of people who are into Internet marketing. You can normally join for free. When you register, you agree to receive emails from other people in the safelist. Generally, each email you get will include something known as a credit link that you should click on to earn credits, this is known as a credit based safelist. You then use these credits to email other people in the safelist, and on and on.

Remember that the other members of the safelist are like you — they want to email people and obtain traffic but they don’t want to purchase something that another member is telling them about. Don’t take me the wrong way, it is feasible to earn money with these programs but it will be rare, not enough to make all your time clicking links worth it.

Nevertheless, safelists have a spot in Internet marketing. Safelists are a fantastic way to start developing your own email list. You just offer something of value for free in exchange for people’s email addresses. This is the most painless way to begin developing your own email list.

When it comes to developing your own list, if you want to succeed in the long run as an Internet marketer, this is something you need to do. If you ask anyone who has been an Internet marketer for some time they will tell you that you can generate approximately $1 each month for each person you have on your own mailing list. While that may not seem like a lot, what happens if you have your own email list of 5,000 or 10,000 people?

Don’t misinterpret me, you are not charging these people $1 a month for being on your email list. The way it is works out is, when you have people on your email list they are more inclined to purchase from you as long as you offer quality, and you should be able to sell 1 product every month to every 1 person out of 50 who are on your email list. So, if you have 50 people on your email list and you sell just 1 item worth $50 to somebody on your email list in a month’s time, that is how you get your average, and when you think about it, it’s not that difficult to do.

You can even email a different offer to your email list daily. You can likewise grow your email list however big you want it to be, where safelists just let you email so many people every 3 to 7 days. In addition, you are not limited on how you grow your email list, feel free to utilize any method you want. Safelists can help you to grow your email list but there are many other options to list building. You can start a blog and have people subscribe to your email list to be updated when you have a new post. List building is only limited by your imagination, you can grow it everywhere. The point is it is limitless.

So, safelist or your own email list, which one should you focus your efforts on? Once more, safelists are great for helping you build your own email list, but building your own email list should be your priority.

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