No matter if you have a list of 5 or 50,000 you need to be marketing things to that list that make you money. AND if you really only do have a list of 5 people you need to act like you have a list of 50,000!
Of course you want to write your emails as if you're writing them to ONE person, but you need to treat even the tiniest of list like it's huge and you're making a killing with it because before you know it you WILL be.
Now of course the first thing you have to do with any list is build a relationship with them. I suggest you have at least 3-5 messages loaded into your autoresponder that build your relationship with your list. We call these like, know, and trust emails.
I'm not going to get into relationship building in this post because I've created this post to give you a list of ideas of how you can make money from your list, but I did want to mention that whole relationship building because it is THE KEY to getting your list to buy from you.
So, once you have a few people on your list, and they've gone through your relationship building emails, here's how you can make money from the emails you send them…
Tactic #1: Send your list an email about a product you like.
If you've used a product that your list would be interested in and you liked the product see if they have an affiliate program. If they do you could tell your list about the product, send them your affiliate link, and make commissions for doing so!
Tactic #2: Send your list an email about a product that belongs to you.
If you've already created your own product this is going to be a great big “duh“, but if you haven't I highly recommend that you do. Creating your own product and selling it is INCREDIBLY profitable.
Note: I only deal with digital products at this point so I only recommend creating digital products. (Ebooks, video tutorials, software, apps, WordPress plugins/themes, etc.)
Tactic #3: Send your list an email about a CPA (Cost Per Action) offer.
A cost per action offer is an offer that you send to your list and you get paid $X for the actions of your users. Actions can be filling out a survey, downloading something, filling out a form, etc. You don't have to sell your list anything. Just get them to take an action and you could make money!
Tactic #4: Charge your list for emails you send them.
This is kind of like having your own digital product, but you would deliver the content via email. In the industry we call them e-courses. They are simply lessons delivered via email, and you can setup a sales page and offer your own e-course to your list.
Tactic #5: Send your list an email about services you offer.
Do you offer services for your niche? If not see what services they want, see if you can offer them, and then send an email to your list about the services you offer.
Tactic #6: Send an email to your list about a discount or special offer.
I know a guy who does nothing but go to product owners who have an affiliate program he can join, asks them to offer his list a discount on the product, and then he tells his list about the discounted product. He makes tons of money doing this because people LOVE a discount! You'll need to be in a niche with A LOT of products to do this though. 🙂
Tactic #7: Sell advertising to others.
You'll need a decent size list for this tactic, but you can sell advertising to others where you email your list their email ad. You don't make any money off of the actual email, but you get paid to send their email to your list.
Tactic #8: Email your list about monetized web pages on your site.
A great way to monetize your websites are with PPC (pay-per-click) ads (like Adsense) and then send your list to those pages. When they click on your ads you get paid.
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