list building

A Rant On The (Ab)Use Of JV Lists

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Premise: The Joint Venture (JV), Affiliate, and Contributor lists should be sacrosanct! When I sign up to help make a launch or giveaway successful — in whatever small way that may be — I have a reasonable expectation of only receiving news and updates about that event. Or, at most, notification of a future JV [...]

Get More Buyers Review

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Michael Rasmussen's new Get More Buyers product has launched today, and the email flood has begun. If they learned from him, these marketers will receive plump affiliate checks from their promotional efforts. Unfortunately, in most cases, those "efforts" are hardly deserving of the appellation; a good 80% (there's that Pareto Principle again) are just copy-and-paste [...]

Boonex vs Ning

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Now seeking feedback and opinions on using Dolphin vs Ning from both the user and administrator perspective. I like the ease of Ning, though monetization may be more problematic? Also, I'm a little uncomfortable hosting a community on a third party system. On the other hand, I once thought the same about autoresponders. After a [...]


Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

One of the best ways to build your list is by submitting free gifts to giveaways. You often need to be invited to be a contributor, but it's not hard to stumble upon these opportunities. I've personally been a part of a few in the last couple months. If you're interested in this method, here [...]

List Building: Free Viral Software

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

There's a lot of buzz these days about products like Opt-In Accelerator (which is actually a subscription) and its predecessor, if you will, Viral Friend Generator. There's also Friend Inviter. The thing is, you can get the same powerful import functionality of Opt-In Accelerator or Friend Inviter with a free tool. Indeed, it's what I [...]

List Building: Growing Pains and Your List

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

With my tendency to skimp (hence the slogan, "internet marketing on the cheap"), I had to learn this lesson the hard way. For so long, I smugly ignored the warnings and sage advice to build your list by outsourcing its management to the pros. I wasn't ready to pay out monthly for a 1ShoppingCart or [...]