October 8, 2015 Digital Life Mentors

Email List Building With A Limited Budget

Email list building is an effective marketing tool for businesses of all sizes.

However, if you have a new business or a small business, it’s even harder to create a list that gets the results you want. You need to be creative if you want to build a list with little or no money.

Create An Email List for Free

The best free email list building technique is to get another list owner to endorse you. By having a respected business owner recommend your website, service, or product to their list, you can quickly build a list of your own.

It is important to find a list owner in the same niche, or industry, so his email subscribers will be interested in what you have to offer. It’s also a good idea to go after small list owners. They are often more willing to help another small business, and there is far less competition than you would find with large lists.

Find the Right List Owner

Social media and forums help you to establish relationships with others. Through social media networks and forums, you can provide useful information that establishes you as an expert and gets you noticed by others. By being helpful, you gain the trust of other business owners. When you approach them and ask for an endorsement, they are more likely to say yes.

You also have business colleagues who may be able to connect you with relevant list owners. It’s simply a matter of politely asking for the names and email addresses of contacts they know who may be interested in endorsing your business and helping to create email list.

After you find a list owner that may be of use to you, you can offer something in exchange for an endorsement. Basically, this is a bartering system. You can offer to write marketing copy, design a new logo, optimise his website, create a marketing plan, or whatever else you can offer that the list owner wants. This is an excellent example of free email list building.

If you are on a budget, there are effective methods for email list building. Feel free to contact your Digital Life Mentor and get started right away.

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  1. Some really good tips here about building a list on a small budget. I know others will be happy you shared this!

    • Digital Life Mentors

      You’re more than welcome Yvonne. I hope to keep sharing information that helps in small ways.

  2. Ceri Byrne

    What are friend for, ask friends for 10 contacts then ask those contacts for 10 contacts.

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