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Email marketing - it got pretty silent about it

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by SmoothBlackHat, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. SmoothBlackHat

    SmoothBlackHat Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    When I started IM in 2012 email marketing was very popular. There were lots of threads about it, new techniques etc. Many times I heard "Money is in the list".
    Is it still alive? I don't see such a big interest in it nowadays.
    Would it be worth it to gather subscribers on a 500 uu/day weightloss blog?
    What are your opinions?
     
  2. ardley216

    ardley216 Elite Member

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    Its gone both of 2 ways:

    whitehat: good content, users want to read the emails = good money. Good example is Matthew Woodward.

    blackhat: spamming. This has got harder, thus people don;t release their methods AT ALL.
     
  3. andreaissabel

    andreaissabel Registered Member

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    Are you ready to work hard?

    Are you ready to write excellent newsletters every week?

    Do you have a repetitive buy product?

    Are the only who offer it?

    Are you patient enough for building a relevant mail list? Because with 500 unique visitors per day, don't expect have more of 2 or 3 subscriptions per day.

    Are you patient enough for not caught under the dark side temptation? (sending mails daily, not personalize them, send the same text/creativity again and again, buy mail lists,...)

    Do you have a budget for paying for the premium versions of mailchimp/activecampaign/campaignmonitor?

    Do you know that email spam is a jail punishable crime in all the OCDE countries?
     
  4. Reyone

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    Yes, it is still big, but it is like any other thing.

    3 months ago Youtube was huge, there was a new YT/PPD thread almost every day. What happened? Algo changed, things got harder, so people just move to another trend. Remember the instagram explosion? Who did not have that freaking xgram bot?
     
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    Money Still in the list baby. The better you list is, the more cash you generate.
     
  6. rockwell

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    Sign up for mad mimi's free account. the only down side is no auto responder until you pay, but we're testing sign ups on your site here. Build a form and put it on your site. If you have a few signups in a week consider ramping it up. Buy a paid account, find a good clickbank product related to your niche, get a coupon on fiverr and pay for some ppc to your site and figure out what your conversions are. Ideally you want to recoup all of your ppc with your autoresponder campaign offer (5-7 emails over about a two week time span).

    You could also pay the $1 for aweber for the first month. By month two you should know if it is worth it. With the free option you can keep experimenting until you hit 2,500 subs.

    In all honestly though, the email list is always worth it over the long run.
     
  7. deckardbladerunner

    deckardbladerunner Newbie

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    I started my experiment with list building about a week ago after lots and lots of research. I have all the moving parts in place and am currently speaking with 3 different solo ad providers to start sending me leads. I'm chronicling the process if anyone is interested. I'm happy to be a guinea pig since I'm learning a lot!

    I'm not allowed to post URLS, but just search BHW's "Making Money" section for the thread entitled

    "Making Money With Email Lists - My 40k/Month Strategy" - My posts begin on page 41
     
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  8. rockwell

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    The problem with solo ads is quality. If you're going for quantity then that's fine but even targeted solo ads in your niche will dilute a good list and produce a lower ctr and decrease your open rates.
     
  9. abhi007

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    LOL email marketing is here to stay as a matter of fact its the most powerful and best marketing method.....you must have surely heard the money is in the list...
     
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    It all comes to your list. You need to have very targeted list for an email campaign to succeed.
    Users are deleting emails without even reading them due to lots of spam.
     
  11. PrinceVisi

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    The biggest problem is to hit the Inbox.

    Everything else is just smart marketing.
     
  12. amitsharma

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    I have very good emails of paypal online buyers from one of the website

    I have all fresh email list around 45 K fresh emails all are emails are fresh and ready to buy any product .

    Niche is : Mobile

    I need partner to Split profit with me 45 % profit to me ( i need patner who can send emails to there INbox and monetize these emails )


    All emails are very high quality FROM USA,UK,AUS . i need partner who want to make some serious money
     
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    Firstly, what you say is off topic.

    Secondly, are those emails coming from Free Iphone Subscribers?
     
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    Michael Dunlop stated that it was the #1 way to make money online. I still haven't done email marketing, but will be looking to get into it.
     
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    It got quiet around here because although bulk email sending is legal, Spamhaus threatened to use their political power to crush BHW if we didn't stop encouraging anything they deem unethical.

    Email spamming (complying with CAN-SPAM of course) is still the 2nd most profitable way to make money in IM. Second to organic search of course.
     
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    Ive been email marketing for many years , the biggest problem is how you will get inbox.
     
  17. sirgold

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    There are a LOT of big money makers that aren't talked all that much on forums, not just email marketing. Effectiveness is out of question, chances are ppl got wiser somehow and just keep quiet. And it's a GOOD thing if you ask me... ;)
     
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    Email marketing works great if you offer content and users opt-in to your mailing list.
    It's hit or miss when you spam or send unsolicited emails.

    If you have content people want you can put it behind a mailing list. It requires some work, but it's certainly not hard work like people are saying. Offer free content to something once a week in your mailing list and once a week mix in an affiliate offer or ad but blend it well with your content.

    The most successful lists do this.