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Internet Marketing: A Guide to List Building
List Building is a Must if you want to make money online
There are many methods used to market internet businesses. Among them, one of the best methods is called list building. List building is as simple as its title suggests. It is the concept of building a list of possible visitors to your site. When building your list, you must take into consideration the nature of your site and those who might be related to or take an interest in the subject of your website. For instance, if you have a website on potty training, the foundation of your list should consist of people interested in this subject. For instance, a good example would be mothers with toddlers. While keeping in mind your primary list of possible potential customers, when building your list, it would be to your advantage to try to broaden the possible visitors. You may do this by thinking of ways to promote your site to people who may not directly be interested in potty training. One way of doing this is to offer possible links to websites with similar subjects. You can exchange links with other sites that may cover similar subject matters. This practice is called link swapping. Obviously, when doing this, you want to steer clear of competing sites, after all, you do not want to give your competition an edge. For instance, keeping with the same example of a potty training website, you may offer links to websites that cover other aspects of motherhood such as taking care of an infant, or bathing your baby. The same process works in reverse, the other websites can include a link to your site and help steer traffic in your direction. By exchanging links with websites such as this you are helping each other bring in a higher volume of traffic. Internet etiquette is important to practice while list building. People must choose to become part of your list, not the other way around. Your list should always remain confidential. Good internet business practice should always be exercised. Any unsolicited emails can be considered spam and at the very least is considered rude and in most places is illegal. Therefore, always be certain that every member contained in your list opted to be there or you could find yourself in the midst of a legal matter down the line. Another method of internet marketing is to write articles on the subject of your site and offer them free of charge to websites and forums. Chances are you are an expert on the subject of your site and therefore writing an article should not be too difficult. You should also include a link to your website in the article which can be used as free advertising. You can send your articles to article directories also. Another little trick is to include your URL with your e mail signature line. By following these simple techniques, your internet business will soon be extemely profitable.