List Building 4

We are going to talk about building your mailing list by
joining giveaway events.

Participating in a giveaway event is a great way that you can build your
mailing list quickly. It works like this; you join as a contributor, provide a
free gift to the event, generally in the form of an ebook, software or
some other type of downloadable digital product. You then create a
squeeze page with an optin subscription form on it. People fill in the
form and join your list in exchange for the free gift.

This strategy of list building is extremely well known by online marketers
worldwide. Often you will see hundreds of online marketers gather
together to build their lists with these events, because they have
learned that providing free gifts in giveaways is a terrific way to build a
list quickly.

These type giveaway events come in many sizes and on a wide variety
of topics and they are held nearly year-round. To find possible events to
join all you have to do is perform a quick search online for "giveaway jv"
and this will return a list of sites that are hosting giveaway events.

Before you jump right in and begin contributing to these types of events
you may want to sign up for a few of them first. This way you can get a
good idea of how the process works, download some free products
and join the lists of other marketers so that you can study how they are
setting up their giveaway system. Not only is this a good way to spy on
your competition, it's a great way to get your hands on products that you
can use to build your own list.

After you participate in a few of these events you will begin receiving a
lot of email and even though it may be tempting to opt-out of these lists,
you don't want to be too quick to unsubscribe. Keep in mind that you
are trying to learn how to get the best results by using giveaway events,
so it is important that you study the techniques that other marketers are
using.

I recommend setting up a folder on your desktop and keeping track of
the products and emails that have the most impact on you. You will
notice that the more experienced marketers will send you a number of
emails, thanking you, offering you additional free gifts. They will then try
to entice you into their sales funnel with a good low cost offer. These
are the people that you need to keep a close eye on, because they are
proficient at converting subscribers from these types of events in to
paying customers.

Every giveaway is a little bit different, however they almost all run based
on the same basic principle, so once you become familiar with one,
you'll have no trouble with any others. After your first couple of events
you will be able to develop your own process for creating and
submitting gifts, which will make it easier for you to improve your results
over time.

Don't be concerned if you only obtain a small amount of subscribers at
first. With each event that you join it will be possible to add a growing
number of subscribers to your list that you can use to your advantage
for future giveaway events.

Keep in mind that your main goal is to convert your new found
subscribers in to long time customers, so treat them well.

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