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written by John Chow on February 11, 2009

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I was going to call this post why you need a mailing list but I figure a title showing how I made over $4,000 in a day would get a much higher click rate. You have long heard me say that you must have a newsletter mailing list if you want to have a successful blog. In my Twitterview with Carl Ocab, I said capturing all leads coming to your blog is one of the top three ways to drive traffic. What I didn’t say was lead capturing is also one of the best, if not the best, way to make make money online.

So, how did I make over $4,000 in one day? It really wasn’t that hard. Yaro Starak and Gideon Shalwick were about to close the doors on their Become a Blogger program because they were near capacity. What I did was send out a newsletter telling my readers that if they really want to get in, they have less than 24 hours to do so. The next day, over $4,000 of orders came in. Do you see the power of the mailing list now?

The best thing about this is the list cost me nothing. It was build up over time and is now a big part of my blogging operation. The list is used mainly to keep readers up to date on what is happening on the blog (much like RSS) but it’s also a great money maker when the right offer comes along. Making $4,000 is nice but it’s not my record. I’ve made over $10,000 with a single mailing before. Given a choice between having a reader sign up to my blog via RSS or mailing list, I will take the mailing list every time. Here’s how I’ve built my mailing list.

Finding a Good Mailing Service

The first thing you need to do is decide where to host your mailing list. I use Aweber for all my mailings. They are by far the best in the industry. My main criteria for going with Aweber is their uncanny ability to break through spam filters. I’ve used other services where up to a third of my mail didn’t reach their destination because they were blocked by filters. Even though my list is 100% double opted in, it doesn’t mean a spam filter won’t block it. I don’t know how Aweber does it but they’re extremely ISP friendly and you won’t have to worry if all your mails are getting through.

Setting up a mailing list at Aweber starts at $19 per month for up to 500 names. The bigger your list, the more it will cost. If you’re cheap, you can save money by buying a newsletter software to send the mail yourself. I don’t recommend this for two reasons. The first is most ISPs place a limit on the amount of mail you can send at once. This is to prevent illegal spamming. This won’t be a problem when starting out but as the list gets bigger, you’ll run into problems because your mail won’t send. If your blog is on a dedicated server, you’ll be able to get around this. But if you can afford a dedicated server, you can afford $19 per month.

The second problem I’ve found with 3rd party newsletter software is they can’t get through spam filters as well as Aweber can. You maybe able to save some money but if a third of your mail is being blocked, it’s really costing you money.

Another thing you’ll want to consider is how many subscribers you’ll lose when moving a list. Aweber and other providers require all new lists to reconfirm their opted in status. This is to comply with the CanSpam rule. If you wish to move an opted in list to Aweber, they will send out an email to the list and ask them to opt in again. You can expect to lose up to 75% of the list, which could have been avoided if you went with Aweber in the first place.

Put Your Subscription Box In a Highly Visible Spot

Make sure your newsletter sign up box is in a highly visible location on your blog. If your readers can’t find it, they can’t sign up. My sign up box is displayed at the upper right hand corner and can be viewed without scrolling. The box is pretty hard to miss and it’s designed that way. I want readers to see it and I want them to sign up.

A service like Aweber allows for a lot of customization of the sign up box. It’s very easy to make it look like part of your blog. I only ask for a name and email address. However, you can add as many fields as you want to find out more about your readers, like age, sex, income level, etc. Keep in mind that sign up rate goes down as the number of fields goes up.

Offer An Incentive To Subscribe

To really increase the newsletter sign ups, you should offer some kind of incentive. This is all based around the what’s in it for me way of thinking. People are more willing to do something if they think they can get something out of it. In my case, I offer my free eBook to anyone who subscribes to my newsletter.

The difference in sign ups between offering an incentive to not offering one is dramatic. I was getting five to ten sign ups per day when I just asked readers to subscribes. After offering the eBook, subscription went up to 50 per day.

Ask Your Commentators To Subscribe

A great source of new subscribers can come from your blog commentators. If they took the time to comment on your blog, chances are high that they will subscribe to your newsletter. Here how to get them to sign up.

You can use a free WordPress plugin like Comment Relish to automatically send an email to first time commentators. Most bloggers use the plugin to send a thank note and build good will. However, there’s no reason why you can’t ask the new commentator to subscribe to your newsletter.

The disadvantage to Comment Relish is the coding. The plugin checks new commentators against all previous commentators. It does this by comparing email addresses. If your blog has a lot of comments, the plugin can overload your WordPress database because of too many queries. If you’re on a share host, then the host may threaten to disable your account. Comment Relish maybe worth a try for smaller blogs with few comments. However, once you get to a decent size, you’ll have to use a more robust solution like OptIn Comments.

OptIn Comments works seamlessly with WordPress and most newsletter services like Aweber. When a reader makes a comment on your blog for the very first time, OptIn Comment will email that reader a thank you letter and ask if he would like to subscriber to your newsletter. For example, if you’re a new reader and you made a comment to any of my posts, you will receive this message in your inbox once your comment was approved.

Hello [Commentator name]

Thank you for commenting on John Chow dot Com. I would like to offer you my free eBook, Make Money Online with John Chow dot Com as a gift for making the comment. To receive the book, simple sign up to my newsletter by clicking the link below.

Thank you and I look forward to reading more comments from you.

John Chow

Once the reader clicks the link, it send them the eBook and adds them to the newsletter list. Unlike Comment Relish, Optin Comments is not free. However, it has more than paid for the $57 the plugin cost.

Use a Lightbox Sign Up

One of the coolest thing Aweber offer is a lightbox hover sign up form. The lightbox is a sign up form that fade into the screen after a set time. It seems extremely intrusive but I’ve received very little complaints about it. This is because I set the Lightbox to display only once per visitor. In other words, if you’ve been shown the Lightbox, you’ll never see it again unless you delete your cookies.

The lightbox is a fantastic way to increase newsletter sign ups. When paired with an enticing
incentive offer, the conversion rate is extremely high. Setting up the lightbox is pretty easy. I’ve made a screen cast on how to do it.

Using all the above methods, I get over 100 people per day signing up to my mailing list. That’s over 36,000 subscribers per year. Internet kingpin John Reese calls his mailing list his ATM. Sending an offer to his list was how he made $1 million in 24 hours. My list isn’t big enough to pull down those kind of numbers but given enough time and using the above list building methods, it will.

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{ 148 comments }

wisdom February 11, 2009 at 2:09 pm

That’s a pretty good success story on making money through leveraging your mailing list. Good ideas here.

Taris Janitens February 11, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Great tips here – I will be using mailing lists frequently on my new website that I’m launching – definitely useful!

Ryan McLean February 11, 2009 at 7:45 pm

I use a mailing list myself and I have built it up to around 1,000 subscribers by giving away a free ebook on affiliate marketing.
I definately have a long way to go before I get to earning $4,000/day though

Terra Andersen February 11, 2009 at 8:22 pm

Great list building tips John! It’s amazing how many bloggers forget the power of their email list.

A highly targeted list like yours is great for pulling in good numbers on targeted products and services.

Don’t think you said in your post… can you tell how many people take action on the email? (like a percentage)?

Jake February 12, 2009 at 3:28 am

Yes, this is interesting information. It can be bit misleading to talk about making 4 000 USD ie. is it gross sales or commission, although John does say that he got orders in, valued around that 4 000 USD.

Yaro’s program sold for 497 USD so using just gross revenue we get only 8 subscribers. More important question, it turns out, is how many people John has on his list.

Chris Jacobson February 11, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Great post and screen cast, John. I’ve been considering implementing the floating Aweber opt-in form for a while, but haven’t got around to it. It’s definitely something I’m going to look at more closely now.

Jonk from When Facebook Goes Crazy February 12, 2009 at 1:40 pm

It’s an interesting idea but I’d hestitate before implementing it. The first time I visited I couldn’t close the box no matter how much I tried, and this as you can imagine was quite annoying.

FWIW this is a great post John, this is your top shelf material.

Jonk from Fbcrazy.com

BizOnline February 11, 2009 at 9:30 pm

congrats man.. 4k in one day :eek:

Hope I was you :(

Jake Stone February 12, 2009 at 4:46 am

Hello BizOnline, doing some hope marketing there, eh? Hopefully it’s working for you.

Sebastien February 15, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Thanks for the tip on using aweber. I’ve been reading a lot about it and now a recommendation from John Chow may seal the deal.

MakeExtraMoney February 11, 2009 at 2:11 pm

uh..i need to learn from an expert. Thanks J

Shannon Lilly February 11, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Very nice John!

I don’t yet have Aweber but I’m looking into it once I hit 1,000 rss subs!

Only at 800 right now.

ASANT Media February 11, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Why does it matter how many RSS subs you have?

Michael Zhao February 11, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Would spend a load of money to sponsor or advertise on a website or blog with little to no viewers? It’s a bargaining chip…

Jake Stone February 12, 2009 at 5:33 am

ASANT Media,
It’s going to cost if one starts with Aweber and has no readership. One by one you have to build the list and every month you pay the subscription fee. If you have thousand RSS readers it is safe to say that you’ll get quite sizeable newsletter readership over night and newsletter is profitable from the month one.

TYCP Entertainment Magazine February 13, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Yeah, I can see why someone would rather wait before rushing to sign up with Aweber.

Marketing Business Review February 13, 2009 at 10:56 pm

It maybe so, but you can actually join their affiliates and get some sign-ups, then your account may be free for life.

Chris Deals February 11, 2009 at 2:25 pm

John, thanks for the tutorial. I’m off to implement it now!

Chris Fox February 11, 2009 at 2:28 pm

That is sound advice and i will be sure to check out that optin comments solution

Mike February 11, 2009 at 2:41 pm

I think today will be the day that I finally put up a mailing list on my main money making blog. I don’t know why I haven’t yet.

Tim Jones February 11, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Great information, John! Didn’t know about the lightbox option — just passed right over that one, somehow.

Aman@BullsBattleBears February 11, 2009 at 2:44 pm

great advice to ponder when trying to establish a more robust mailing list. I notice that my RSS subscribers fluctuate while many read via traditional readers, only 20% I reach from a email list.

making an ebook will perhaps entice more to migrate to email subscriptions which will in turn build my base for promotions and other information I might want to relay.

thanks for the tips!

Hrvoje Livnjak February 11, 2009 at 2:47 pm

You can also grab static IP for this purpose of sending mass mails. At least that’s what most of host companies recommend if you want to use stand alone script on your shared server.

I’ve tested Send Studio MX from Interspire and it works great. Also if someone don’t have the cash for Aweber good option is Getresponse too. As they don’t have this price ranges like Aweber have and send rate is good as Aweber’s.

Hrvoje

Anthony Lepki February 11, 2009 at 2:49 pm

I’ve been a big aWeber fan for years, nothing compares. I guess I need to pay more attention, because yes, mailing lists do help. Had a client recently send out a newsletter for their affiliate program to their opt-in and the next day roughly $3200 in commissions (other affiliate program). Motivating & possible
Nice vid – thanks!

Greg Ellison February 11, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Very cool story. It is awesome that Aweber is working out for you. Greg Ellison

matt February 11, 2009 at 3:09 pm

I’m trying PHPLists for now, until I can reliably make over $20 per email push…

Off the top of your head, can you tell us how much per subscriber you make overall?
for example, a nickel per subscriber, or .0001 cent per subscriber?

Ray Ebersole February 11, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Thanks for the tip John. I’ve been looking at starting a newsletter for my educational technology blog for some time now.

Dhimas February 11, 2009 at 3:24 pm

The title does not match the contents .. but, it’s cool .. ;)

Elliot February 11, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Some great advice their John!, and that must have been awesome to get $4000 from a single newsletter!, this kind of stuff is inspiration for all us bloggers!.

I was also thinking about using a lightbox on my blog too, im struggling to get sign ups to my list, ive seen more people on the local park bench!:), but its ok, I now realize that not offering anything to sign is the problem, and unfortunately, my wit and lack of intelligence is just not enough;)).

Thanks for the info:))

H. February 11, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Impressive, as usual

SEO Tips February 11, 2009 at 3:41 pm

A great article John and thank you for the link to comment relish going to try this bad boy now I hope it works well.

Thanks again and congratulations.

Earn Extra Money Online February 11, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Whether a blog or standalone site, having an opt-in form is quickly becoming priority number 1, even for brand-new web pages.

Doing otherwise is like leaving money on the table.

Jake Stone February 12, 2009 at 9:24 am

Uh, I’m leaving money on the table… Actually I’m giving everything away for free. I guess in that case money never comes to the table.

hmgfiae February 11, 2009 at 3:42 pm

a very easy mailing system to use is Google Groups, which can act either as a newsgroup, a public mailing list, an announcement channel, or a forum.

The only problem would be the domain name but that can be changed too, and googlegroups.com mail senders don’t get blocked by many e-mail services.

Michael Zhao February 11, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Awesome! More video tutorials.

The Blogger Source February 11, 2009 at 5:59 pm

I’m working on utilizing the newsletter myself. Sure the money would be great but just offering this for your readers would seem a benefit.

Andrew February 11, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Wow really great suggestions, I just signed up with Aweber last week. When we get a little more traffic we will add a newsletter to the page.

Millionaire Acts February 11, 2009 at 6:12 pm

You’re really a dot-com mogul. Thanks for sharing these useful insights.

Lee Ka Hoong February 11, 2009 at 6:36 pm

Seems that aweber is a great newsletter system but currently I’m using Google Feedburner, is that as good as aweber too?
I never realized this methods, will try it in my blog!

Thanks again John, I love your blog! :)

John Chow February 11, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Feedburner is not an email or newsletter service. I use Feedburner for my RSS only.

Silvia February 11, 2009 at 7:01 pm

A nice story of success and one more lesson for readers to learn from the master.

BrandC February 11, 2009 at 7:04 pm

Thanks for the tips john. i guess i guess i need a call to action on my site because i haven’t had a lot of success with building up a subscriber base. Your blogging advice is always appreciated

Jared February 11, 2009 at 7:29 pm

My friend has been using Aweber for a few months now and he’s been benefiting from it. Will consider trying it once my blog starts to get a stable traffic. Still new to the blogging community so tutorials/tips such as this greatly helps.

Thank you John Chow!

Ryan McLean February 11, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Hey John,
How many aweber subscribers do you have that allows you to make $4,000 in one day?
I have almost 1,000 Newsletter subscribers and I would love to start making some money from them

John Chow February 11, 2009 at 8:17 pm

The become a blogger email was sent to 17,000 subscribers.

Jake Stone February 12, 2009 at 9:31 am

I’ll subscribe so you’ll have 17000 and one.

Patrick February 11, 2009 at 8:04 pm

You are definitely an Internet marketing guru. Good job!

David King February 11, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Working on building my list!

good work John!

DBK

Pheak Tol February 11, 2009 at 8:29 pm

great advice, john. i haven’t done this yet so this will be next on my list. thanks for the advice.

Mike B. February 11, 2009 at 9:07 pm

WOW! This was a very helpful post for me, it’s a lot of quality info. Great post.

Silvia February 12, 2009 at 12:25 am

SUCCESS attracts one more success! That’s great!

clickktdotcom February 12, 2009 at 1:45 am

Great story. Thank John Chow

joe gelb February 12, 2009 at 1:48 am

great post. email communications is under utilized and wrongly utilized. im glad 4 g came to you with this vital skill. that makes me very happy.

Melissa February 12, 2009 at 3:24 am

John, your free e-book is so enticing because of the title. I think most people would be curious to know how you make so much money and if the way to do it is hidden in your e-book then of course they’ll sign up to your newsletter to get the facts!

I have your e-book and it’s great. Not too many of us can claim to do what you did so we have to come up with some sort of offer that’s extremely enticing to get people to act. Also, the website traffic has to be there because gaining subscribers is also a numbers game.

Matt February 12, 2009 at 3:52 am

Hi John,

Thanks for the useful post. I’m going to start implementing the one regarding asking my commentors to subscribe to my blog right away. Thanks!

Cheers,
Matt

Mahesh February 12, 2009 at 4:17 am

Thanx for the great information.

-Mahesh.

Best CSS Gallery February 12, 2009 at 4:41 am

And again a great tutorial! Thanks John

J. R. Reece February 12, 2009 at 6:11 am

Thanks John…AWeber will have to wait for a bit longer until I can afford it. But I will never get there without the mailing list. Does anyone have a suggestion for a good WP opt-in widget?

Paul B February 12, 2009 at 6:31 am

The only thing putting me off list building is the thought of having to pump out even more content in the shape of a newsletter. I struggle to find the time as it is, but then again if you can leverage it into a $4k day then it’s got to be worth it.

Work At Home Blog February 12, 2009 at 7:23 am

That clearly shows the power of a mailing list. And what you said about 24 hours was really clever. Good thinking.

Peter Lee

blogger instinct February 12, 2009 at 7:27 am

Great story and information! But, it seems as if you have preached this one before, and it’s still interesting how so may bloggers still don’t listen or take action in doing this. What are some baby steps people can do get them heading in this direction of Aweber

Food Delivery In Chicago February 12, 2009 at 7:53 am

Wow — I did not realize the potential power of mailing lists. I’m going to have to think of a way to use this to my advantage. If I can make just a percentage of $4,000 in one day I’ll be happy :)

Jake Stone February 12, 2009 at 9:49 am

One thing you could do immediately to get closer to that 40 bucks per day is to include direct contact info to your website. I’m talking about contact info of restaurants, which deliver food in Chicago area.

Give me some extra value and I’m a happy visitor by this way you will get your traffic up. Once you have traffic, you can monetize your blog by calling to those restaurants and fixing some preferential visibility to ones willing to pay.

GroktheNet February 12, 2009 at 9:02 am

John – thanks for the well-structured post about mailing lists. I have 2500+ subscribers for my bigpacific.com tourism site, and currently use Constant Contact which sometimes has problems getting through the spam filters. I think I might leverage Bigpacific.com’s membership and invite people to join my other newsletter for grokthenet.com rather than trying to build it from scratch. I’ll also have to put some thought into what I could advertise besides my community to the existing mailing list, which has a very diverse membership. Ideas from any other readers welcome.

Nicholas Chase February 12, 2009 at 9:45 am

John,

I do not yet have enough subscribers to create a mail list from. I’m guessing that I need to get more content on my blog:

http://donotreadthisblogunless.blogspot.com/

in order to get this list built-up.

That is a great story of the power of the email opt-in list!

Respectfully,

Nicholas Chase
http://www.twitter.com/nachase

VeRonda February 12, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Love, love, love… This is an overwhelmingly great amount of useful information.

Chef Patrick February 12, 2009 at 2:33 pm

I wish I would have learned this lesson sooner. I used constant contact and my list was pretty much wiped out when switching to AWeber. AWeber is definitely the best company to use.

Silvia February 12, 2009 at 7:11 pm

I think the post is the most successful in the month.

Paul February 12, 2009 at 9:17 pm

The AWEBER popup shows up for me every single time I visit your site. I use Firefox. It’s annoying as hell, so I only read your site via RSS now.

I didn’t know it was only supposed to show up once.

Paul

John Chow February 13, 2009 at 12:00 am

It is only suppose to show up once. Make sure your cookie is enable. You should never see it again.

TYCP Entertainment Magazine February 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm

I’m using Firefox & it only ever showed up for me once.

Rahul February 12, 2009 at 10:01 pm

Man this is quite cool. The whole idea of getting to know more of your visitors and interacting with the visitors as well as the whooping amount too. Super cool man.

Dex Anthony February 13, 2009 at 2:44 am

hmm. I guess it is time for me to start working on an offer to gain a mailing list. Thanks for the insight John.

Sulaiman Alhasawi February 13, 2009 at 3:06 am

The Power of The Web “exponential” !

smashill February 13, 2009 at 9:22 am

And I wonder how much you made with the referrals you created through this post :) Probably not as much, but hey, money is money I guess :)

ZK@Internet Marketing Blog February 13, 2009 at 2:28 pm

The money is in the list ….larger the list , larger the potential to make money

Peter Carter February 13, 2009 at 3:53 pm

Great article John – Optin Comments sounds a very interesting tool for engaging with commentators.

Win Free Stuff February 13, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Effective, but I take it you don’t care about the loss you will take when people believe it is spam. You’ll earn money yes, but shun upon by a lot of others that do not want to receive e-mails.

-Mike

John Chow February 13, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Do you understand what 100% Opted In means? BTW – everyone of your comments ends up in the Wordpress spam folder.

TYCP Entertainment Magazine February 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Haha the irony of his comment is funny isn’t it!

Victory motor cars February 25, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Spam is natural on internet

TYCP Entertainment Magazine February 13, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Nice going, John! The mailing list is a wonderful tool if used right.

The Blogger Source February 13, 2009 at 6:05 pm

It is a great tool to use however I see a few too many who do just this and offer nothing of value. If you are going to do this give your readers a good reason to sign up.

TYCP Entertainment Magazine February 15, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Yeah, that’s true. I’ve seen some people just throw up an offer they want people to sign up for & nothing else.

Ari Lestariono February 13, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Very interesting to do that.In my opinion the first year branding in promotion is difficult, that’s my honest opinion you have to take the learning curve in this business for at least a year to get that feeling.If you can make US$4,000 a day, let me ask you a question, before that how many years you spent to learn this internet marketing, I don’t believe if you just pop out from a magic box then make those US$4K in one day without pain and agony.Hope this will educate other readers that making money online is tough and not easy.cheers

Marketing Business Review February 13, 2009 at 10:34 pm

I use Aweber, but never knew when they change to 500 subscribers for 19 dlls, as I remember it was like 10,000. Its good to know that.

Manori Money February 14, 2009 at 1:14 am

That is a great tool John…

yulius February 14, 2009 at 5:51 am

$4 000 in one day, this is my dream ..

Gadget and Cell Phone February 14, 2009 at 6:56 am

wow…this great john. You is my inspiration in online bussines. thank you your tips :)

monik - etiole.com February 14, 2009 at 9:01 am

I can’t even make $1 per day.

TYCP Entertainment Magazine February 15, 2009 at 6:12 pm

If your blog has been around for a very long time, then you must be doing something wrong.

seosoeasy February 14, 2009 at 9:20 am

Great job john.i was impressed a lot and i had added to my lists.I hope read a good story about how to make dollars.Sure i will try to implement it.Thanks for your effort made!

Vic February 14, 2009 at 10:14 am

Hello John. This is just a great information for me to begin more action in blogging, especially in raising more profit. Newsletter subscription is indeed the key. Thanks.

Rod February 14, 2009 at 10:24 am

I’m finding your blog super helpful John, hopefully I can put this in action thanks alot.

Olivier February 14, 2009 at 1:00 pm

4000$ en une journée… Je fais à peine 40$ par semestre :)
Merci pour ce billet astuce

Girish February 14, 2009 at 9:43 pm

Hi John,

This is a typical example how your post attract readers – yes I mean your title.

excellent article .. this helps me to get few ideas to motivate my readers to put comments and read my post….

happy blogging
http://www.dotgiri.com
Girish

Jeremiah Cooper February 14, 2009 at 10:39 pm

I actually just started working on a mailing list for my affiliate marketing efforts. It’s something I’ve been wanting to get into for awhile now. I have an e-mail list on my blog as well. I agree with offering an incentive – thats something I am trying to decide on doing now.

HPcoder February 15, 2009 at 8:58 am

Cool !!!

Very nice John

Luke February 15, 2009 at 3:13 pm

I really need to start a mailing list for my blog. Right now I have about 60 RSS readers who are subscribed via e-mail, so I think a mailing list could be successful for me. Thanks John :)

Jani G February 15, 2009 at 4:25 pm

Yes its vital to capture your visitors, and when you build a list and they trust you, you can make as much money as you want any time.

supermind February 15, 2009 at 6:23 pm

Thanks. There seems to be a lot of things one can just overlook without knowing that it does affect a website’s performance dramatically. A mailing list? I thought a comment box would be enough.

Work At Home Blog February 16, 2009 at 6:08 am

People always say the money is in the list. A friend once told me even if someone wants to stinge on spending money on his business he has got to spend at least two things if he is serious in making money or succeeding in any online business. One is his hosting account and the other is an autoresponder.

Peter Lee

Anthony February 16, 2009 at 9:34 am

Thats very impressive. One think I don’t like about mailing list is when you start to get mail that is unrelated to what you sign up for.

Fred Roberts February 16, 2009 at 11:03 am

I have to get an optin on my website. Lately I have been focusing on setting up other social sites to get traffic to my website

Thanks for the inspirational post

Fred

Francis Simisim February 16, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Interesting techniques, thanks!
techfilipino

reflux February 16, 2009 at 11:38 pm

thanks and congratulations……time for me to use aweber service

Arnaud Coulondre February 17, 2009 at 2:09 am

Very good post !
I will test Aweber right now

Massimo February 17, 2009 at 3:20 am

Sorry to see that my previously comment was erased.. I didn’t have any intention to make a spam comment.. I wanted only speak about my experience with another mailing list service!
Now I’ve learnt the lesson, and I will not put any affiliate link in next comments!
Bye, Massimo

bobit February 17, 2009 at 9:27 pm

Great

i wish to add mail list in my sites too

Marilyn February 18, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Hey John, seems you’ve stopped doing the Blog Income Report posts? Is the recession hitting you?

John Chow February 18, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Nope, the recession actually helps me. People are worry about their jobs and are looking for alternative ways to make extra cash.

Martin February 25, 2009 at 9:43 am

Hi, John..

What happen to your google adsense.? Seem like you already stopped to use google adsense to generate your income..? I wonder why..?

Elliot February 18, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Good post, John. I use iContact and find them also to be a very effective platform with good auto-responders and list management. Keep rocking…

Elliot
KingOfAdWords.com

ruth attika February 19, 2009 at 10:44 am

i have really learned alot on this post especially about mail lists,thanx alot,you are a great blogger.

[Re]encoded February 19, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Wow, I am definitely going to set this up right now. Are there any programs similar that you can download for free?

Keris February 19, 2009 at 7:39 pm

wow, what I can say

How I can like you, that my english is too bad :(
For understanding about your share I have to open dictionary

Gagan February 20, 2009 at 2:47 am

really gr8 post !! Thanks :)

Jonh Chow February 20, 2009 at 4:38 am

Good post, It’s very good. Not only good but also helpful

Ashad February 21, 2009 at 9:04 am

i want to earn money from internet.

jerry February 22, 2009 at 5:51 am

The mailing list is a wonderful tool if used right.

Doug February 22, 2009 at 4:59 pm

Great article, John. This is the very first article I read upon stumbling your site. Great list of tips!

john February 22, 2009 at 8:26 pm

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Aweber are dishonest profilers.They don’t want foreigners for customers but are afraid to say that honestly. If you are in certain countries you get that phony message. If you go through a proxy you’ll see the message disappears.

Hey, aweber, why don’t you judge people based on their actions not what country they live in? Or be honest and say what you’re doing in profiling and prejudging people?

Savvy Enterprises Dot Ca February 23, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Very nice article John, thanks for the tips on using AWeber – I have already signed up as an affiliate and will be making an eBook download available for free very soon thanks to you!

Also, your eBook contains a wealth of information that has really helped me get my site up to speed and monetized very quickly..thanks again.

Regards,
JasonW

Damon February 23, 2009 at 8:54 pm

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I have done this on a couple of my blogs just last week, looking forward to seeing the results.

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Thanks for the tips! I will be sure to give them a try. I have heard so many great things about aweber.

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Tom - Stay At Home Business February 28, 2009 at 3:05 am

Good information.$4,000 per day would be fantastic :) Having an optin list is a must if you are looking to make long term income online, you need also have a balance between the information you send and the sales pitches you send.Too much or too little of both and you will not be successful.

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Hi, can you do all these with blogger? I’m new to blogging so I thank you for inspiring people like us.

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Linn March 4, 2009 at 11:21 pm

Yea, i subscribe ur mailling list and aweber looks pretty sweet.. I too probably have to dig a bit deep for that.. however, you got massive amount of readers including me, it’s another big challenge to do so. fantastic read nevertheless.

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Chat March 10, 2009 at 10:09 pm

I have been looking at getting aweber for a long time. I know they have a good affiliate program as well as the good service they offer. So its a win win situation when you get an account.

Jon March 10, 2009 at 11:06 pm

I agree with the other people on the comments thread saying that the post should specify:

a) How many subscribers do you have on the list?

b) Is it $4000 gross or $4000 comission what you made?

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Useful post, but I would also like to know if there are such possibilities with Blogger?

Alex at PPC-Coach February 12, 2009 at 8:09 am

Well, he said he made 4k, so I would guess it’s commission.
Otherwise he would have said I made them 4k in a day…

Cheers,
Alex

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I think BAB gives 50% commission so thats around 40 sign ups, which is not bad.