Did you know that list building through a capture system is one of the most beneficial things you can do? I am talking about a customer list, and perhaps it’s an email list, but whatever you do you need to build up business for yourself quickly when you are on your own, and using a proven lead capture system is the best way to do this.
List Building-How to Start Building a List Through Your Website Contact Page
Putting up a website is great, but unless you make it useful it won’t benefit you at all. You need to create your website with purpose, meaning that it needs to be attractive and engaging for the customer, but it needs to be functional for you as a business. This means that you need an “About Us” page, a “Contact Us” page, and it wouldn’t hurt to have a “Photo Gallery” as well as a “Testimonials Page”.
All of these pages have a purpose for you, because they say something about you and what you do, and they give the customer a way to contact you. Sure a phone number is great, but most people want to email because they see it as non-threatening. This “Contact Us” page is the most important page, because it will capture all the customer information you need to start your list building campaign.
List Building With an Auto Responder
Did you know that you can start list building with the use of an auto responder? Once someone hits your “Contact Us” page, they should get an automated response that will thank them for visiting your website and give them just a little bit more information. You can give them information about a core product or service, or in some cases you may want to entice them with a coupon for visiting. These are just a few ideas for you on how to entice people into asking for more information about your business.
What To Do With The Information
Now that you have the information and you are sending out these auto responses, you need to do something with them. You need to use them to actively market using an email campaign, and there are several great list building and list management tools that you can use to do this. Two popular tools used for email marketing is Constant Contact, and another one just like it is iContact. They are two different tools that do the same thing, but it’s best to try them each and see which one you like best.
Now that you know a bit more about list building, what do you plan to do with that list? There is no better time than now to start implementing these ideas so that you can get your business off the ground sooner rather than later.
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Shaun Lunn has been an online entrepreneur in the network and affiliate marketing arena since 2003. After leaving his corporate position in 2002 he looked online to earn additional income. He leverages his time and efforts online while managing the family business. He enjoys online marketing and helping others achieve their goals.
You may find out more about Shaun on his website http://www.stagedhomebusiness.com.