Category: List Building

Using Webinars for Traffic and Sales

While I do not have much to say when it comes to webinars having only done one myself, I have to admit that it can be a great way to make some money without a big advertising investment. My mother Carol Bremner is the perfect example of how using webinars can grow your business and help you get more sales.

There are many webinar programs you can use with the most popular being http://gotowebinar.com and http://meetingburner.com . There are both free and paid programs and depending on how often you would like to do webinars, you can decide which would be best for you. The paid one provide more stability and often more features which are worth it to you when you are using these programs to help make thousands of dollars a month. The $30 cost a month hardly seems like a drop in the bucket.

Webinars are excellent because you can show your audience how to do something the hard way and then provide them a solution to do things easier and less stressful through your product which you pitch at the end of your hour lesson.

You gain valuable knowledge as well because you can record the session and with the audience able to ask questions, you are then able to see what needs to be addressed and how you can improve on anything for another product or upgrade on your existing product.

Some well-known successful internet marketers have been known to bring in thousands of dollars for one webinar session depending on both niche and size of audience. If you were to have even two webinars a week, you could reach your income goals in no time.

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Building a List

We all want to be successful online. Some of us prefer to promote affiliate products due to not having any of our own yet, or just because we enjoy being able to promote so much of a variety of products. Whichever choice works best for you, amassing a targeted list of potential buyers is something we should all be setting our sights on. Although there is tons of free information online of how to create a list, it all boils down to having the traffic to build up this subscriber base.

Once you start to build up your list, regardless of how small or long it may take you, you need to treat your subscribers well. Offer freebies now and again, don’t harass with too many emails and talk to your customers/subscribers like they matter and are not just a means to dollars in your bank. Relationships take a long time to develop and grow. You want your customers to trust you. This will take time. If you come right off and start pushing sales without offering freebies, or useful information, you will soon find yourself alone without a list after everyone has opted out.

It may be harder now to get optins due to the fact everyone is trying to accomplish the same thing but it is not impossible with a lot of persistence and dedication. So go get that Aweber.com account for $20 a month, create your optin form, throw it up on your website or blog, and set up your first 5-10 emails with your freebie promos, offers, and introductions. Be patient as it may take some time to start getting people signing up but they will. The first signup is the hardest.

Feel free to post any comments here if you would like to give other readers some tips or encouragement on how you are doing with your list building and if your list helps make you additional money every month.