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The old tell a friend amss invite subscriber building approach, does it still work?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by findecoder, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. findecoder

    findecoder Newbie

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    Hello friends,

    Do you remember back in 2006 sites like Hi5, Mamba, Badoo would ask you to invite a friend and a when you login with your email credentials they would send an invite to your whole email contact list. I remember these sites got a snowball effect in growing their subscribers. So the method did work for them. It was so effective as an email comes from your friend "hey I just sign you up to this awesome site click on the link to confirm the subscription and let's have fun" or something along these lines, so an open rate for such emails must of been very high as it comes from somebody that you know.

    Now to the cons: people can find it annoying and complain about your web site, what else can they do? Or they may complain to your hosting and your web sites shuts down.But I suppose that you and send them to your squeeze page and not your main site but a temporary squeeze page, so in case it gets shut down you can set up another one.

    Now to the pros: this can turn into snowball effect if you have 500 people signing up at once and mass inviting all their friends, off course not all will go sign up but if, out of 500 contacts (I'm taking 500 contacts as an average, some will 200, some 100 some over 1000) 1% will go and sign up thats 5 people who will again go and sign up to your list and blast their entire address books.That's 5x500 that 2,500 new sign ups then these 2,500 people will send again their contacts a blast. Even at 1/2 of 1% of sign ups from this method from 500 people you get 2 people that go and sign up and send again their contacts and again and again.

    So if your 500 subscribers send invites to their address book, lets assume 500 contacts 500x500=250,000 invites at 1% that's 2,500 of returning new subscribers that will go and email blast their address books 2,500 x 500=1,250,000 invites sent at 1% that's 12,500 subscribers and again x500=6,250,000 invites sent at 1% ratio 62,500:)

    And so on...

    anyways your thoughts Gents? It worked back in 2006 will it work now? Will the web site get shut down?
     
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  2. eMarketBear

    eMarketBear Newbie

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    It's a good method and guess it still would work.
    Although you made your calculations a little bit wrong, 1% out of 500 people is 5 people. :p
     
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  3. findecoder

    findecoder Newbie

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    You right bro, thank you for paying attention, let me correct this :)

    But what down sides do you see personally? Would your Godaddy hosting shut you down? Would Aweber or Getresponse shut your list down?

    How do you go about doing this and keeping your site up and your list?
     
  4. findecoder

    findecoder Newbie

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    Another question is will it get blocked by junk mail filters?