Safelist Marketing

Safelist marketing is the best!  Basically you have business owners with lists of 500 or 1000 or 100,000 people and by joining their list you have the ability to exchange advertisements with other people on the list.  Initially it might sound a little crazy that you could ever make a penny just exchanging ads with people, but it does work because over half the people are either quitting their current program or are in multiple programs or might need the services you are selling in order to do better in their business.  Safelists are very fertile ground for the online affiliate and network marketer.

My personal strategy has really paid off over the years.  Basically about once a month I’ll buy a lifetime membership at a new safelist.  I find this to be just as good as a solo ad and probably better.  Why?  Well you get to email this group of people for life!  So you might not get the same results as you would if you bought a solo ad when you are doing just one mailing, but over time you can accumulate opt ins for your list and eventually sales.  Since I’ve been doing this a long time, I can recall many times I have made sales right out of the gate.  AND….there are no guarantees with solo ads either.  I can’t count the times I’ve bought a solo ad and got ZERO.  At least with a life membership at a safelist you have endless opportunities to make it a good investment.

Disclaimer:  There are times when safelists go out of business.  This has happened to me many times over the years and there isn’t anything you can do about it.  It’s just the cost of business and it’s unfortunate.  For most though your investment lasts years and years.

Doing it right…

NEVER, NEVER, NEVER just sound out a safelist email that goes to a generic company affiliate link.  This rarely ever works.  Instead, send out an ad that goes to a CUSTOM PAGE where you can COLLECT THE PROSPECTS EMAIL.  This is called “list building”.  People want to see something different and unique and most prospects never buy the first time they see an advertisement.  This is why it’s so critical to get their email and follow up with them via an autoresponder campaign.

More coming soon…