Our sales funnel is complete. Now, our primary task will be driving traffic to our squeeze page, as many as we can, in as many ways as we can. More traffic to our squeeze page means more sign ups, and more sign ups mean more sales.
There are many proven ways to derive traffic to our squeeze page. Some generate random visitors and some targeted visitors. Some are free methods and some need investment. A successful list builder hardly uses all the methods to drive traffic. It is a bit difficult to master and run all the methods all at a time.
Mastering one then move to the next one is more convenient, and brings a satisfactory result as well.
We are not going to discuss all the methods in depth here. Discussing each traffic driving method in-depth would need a separate report! We are going to discuss two free methods and two paid methods of traffic generation here. We will disclose which four strategies have worked the best for us. We will reveal which ones have brought the most subscribers.
Blogging is one of the best free methods for getting targeted traffic to visit our squeeze page. We already have our domain name and hosting account. Now, we have to setup a Word Press blog. There are many video tutorials on how to set up a Word Press blog on the net. We have to post new and fresh content daily at least twice. If you can post the more the better, always with a link or two to our squeeze page. We are going to add our auto-responder opt-in form at the side bar of our blog as well.
A Word Press blog always gets traffic. Whatever we post on our blog, there will be visitors to read it. We are going to post content related to our gift if we want targeted traffic at our opt-in form. Let’s say our gift is a report on list building. We should post listing building related contents. This way, the reader will know what to expect from our gift before they opt-in. That makes them a targeted prospect, and we can consider them our valuable leads.
We have to write our content that we are going to post at our blog. The interesting thing is, most of us think that we do not have any writing ability what-so-ever. But in the end, most of us (Internet marketers) become pretty good writers! The thing is, we can write if we try to write. It won’t be easy at first but with practice and persistence, it comes out fine! We cannot write, say on list building, if we do not know anything about list building. The key here is to find valuable contents on list building and read and research the subject. We can always write or rewrite on an issue of list building in our own words if we know about it.
There is the alternate way to get content if we do not want to write ourselves. We can invest some money to get content written by others. It may cost $3- $10 for a 500 word article. There are marketplaces for these writers often called “ghost writers.” We can find them at Upwork.com, elance.com or even at warriorfurum.com. Another good place for cheap content is Tiwriter.com. Here we can get a 500 word article for $3 apiece.
Traffic generation with blogging is the most stable way to get targeted traffic. This method alone could fulfill our target of 45 subscribers per day. Setting up a blog with the first content may not bring expected visitors. But the number of visitors grow very fast with regular posing of the contents. Visitors increase with the age of the blog as well. Overtime it collects visitors from search engines.
The key to the success with the blogging is the consistency. That is, posting fresh content at regular intervals.
There are many rules, good practices, techniques, tricks and tips for successful blogging. Going through a course on blogging is a good idea to take full advantage of blogging. We recommend the best course in the current market named, “Blogging to the Bank.”
2. JV (Joint-venture) Give away
JV Give away is the event where some Internet marketers come together and submit their gift. These gifts could be a report, a video tutorial, or software or any IM related element. The JV Give away site contains all the gifis from the contributors. Everyone on the Internet is free to visit this page and download gifts for free in exchange for their email. Not only that, all the contributors are bound to drive their own traffic to the page. Now, we can get many sign-ups for free if we become a contributor and submit our gift for such an event.
Where to find these JV giveaway events? There are two kinds. One is public, and another is private. Public JV Giveaway events are open for all to contribute. A simple Google search would reveal many of these kinds of JV Give Awt events. Type “JV Give Away Events” in Google. Each event may have different rules, so we have to go through their terms before we decide to submit our gift.
Private JV Giveaways work like public JV Giveaways. But the role of a contributor is not open to all. Each day, many private JV Giveaway events take place. All we have to do is find them. We can find them by searching Google. Building personal relationship with Internet marketers also reveals such events. There are many private JV groups on Skype too.
These are the two best free list building methods. These have proved to bring success. We were dependent on these two methods for our own list building at the initial stage. We are using a few paid methods currently, but we never stopped using the two free methods we discussed here.
1. Solo Ad
We are starting to build our subscribers list, but many marketers have been doing it for 5 or 10 years. They have huge numbers of subscribers on their list. One of the many ways to earn from the list of subscribers is to send another person’s email for a small fee. The people that are paying the list owner generally attach few links to his or her squeeze page in the email. This system of advertisement to another person’s subscribers is called a Solo Ad.
There are places where we can buy a Solo Ad. Safe-Swaps.com, SoloAdDirectory.com, or Directory of Ezines are the three popular places.
A Solo Ad is one of the cheaper and effective methods of building a targeted list very fast. We can fulfill our quota of 45 subscribers a day with this system.
2. Low Cost Product Launch
This is a cool way to get targeted subscribers, and we have been doing it over and over since 2009. I am talking about listing our product at warrior Plus. And then offering it to warriorforum.com, WSO section for free.
But, both warrior forum and warrior plus don’t support free product listing any more. Still we can take advantage of the strategy. Only that we need to set a low price instead of listing our product for free. Subscribers become less still there will be plenty of them.
You see, some of our subscribers will unsubscribe from our list. There is an option to unsubscribe from the list at the bottom of every email. Unsubscribing happens to every list builder in the world. It is normal. We subscribe to a newsletter because it appears valuable to us. We expect valuable content related to the product. But after some time, the newsletter may not appear as valuable as it looked before. Or we may lose interest to the product or the niche related to it. We generally unsubscribe in this situation. So, we cannot afford to stop our list building efforts. We have to look out for new subscribers all the time. Many new subscribers with a few un-subscribers will keep our list healthy and on the rise.