Hi there, My name is Tommy Fetterleigh, and I’m an email marketer, which is just a more specific term for an internet marketer. I’d like to take a moment to thank you for taking the time to read my blog, you will learn a lot (a fast too!) and you will be on your way to a “semi-automated” income. I say that because no matter what you do, there’s always going to be some kind of work involved. What you put in is what you get out!
I’m not going to fluff this up, email marketing is work, I treat it like a job. Although I LOVE this job much more than my previous job. It’s work but it’s more enjoyable because it’s on YOUR time. Doing this kind of work, you get more time with your family, more time with friends, and more importantly, more money. So, strap in and hold on for the ride! Just an F.Y.I., Have you heard the saying, “It takes money, to make money”? This is slightly true, but you’ll be making any money you spend back in a matter of time. I’m not saying you’re going to spend $1000′s, I’m just talking about certain necessities, like an autoresponder, and a few other things that we’ll get to later on.
Introduction to Email Marketing
Email marketing works like this:
- A TARGETED user signs up to your list to download a free product you’re offering. (More on this later)
- The user then gets directed to a “Thank you” page, which thanks them for signing up and tells them to check their email for a confirmation link.
- Users clicks link in confirmation email, and downloads the free product, while at the same time gets confirmed into your list. (This is important, reasons why later)
- User gets taken through what’s called an autoresponder follow up series which provides them with great content and at the same time promoting products. (This is why it’s “semi-automated”)
- Step 5: Profit! And don’t forget, you’re going to be meeting some great people who might just end up being great long time friends!
Step 1: Make Money with Email Marketing – Picking a Niche
Ok, so…before we can start building a list, we need to target a specific niche first. A niche is a specialized market. This is preferably one of your hobbies, or something that you’re very interested in and know a lot about. If you want to target a niche you don’t know anything about, that’s fine too! Examples of niches would be:
- Internet Marketing
- Email Marketing
- Precious Metals
- Self Help
- Just about anything you want!
To keep things simple, I’m going to use internet marketing as my niche, but you can use any niche!
Tip: Try finding something that’s trending in the world right now. Example would be “Doomsday Preppers”. It’s a Hot Niche because you can work off the fears and emotions of these people to have them buy products you suggest. Precious metals are being bought up by these kinds of people because they fear the American Dollar will fail and they want to be prepared. This niche is actually a great example. Get CREATIVE with whatever niche you pick!
Step 2: Make Money with Email Marketing – Finding a Free Product
Now…to begin building your email marketing list, you’re going to need to give away something free as an incentive for people to sign up. For those of you interested in the email marketing niche, I have something very special for you to give away, it’s a program I use, and the amount of money you can make with it is UNLIMITED! For other niches, I don’t have anything, but if you email me, I’ll help you find one for your niche! This can be an e-book, a video, etc.
Another thing you’re going to need is called an Auto Responder. And auto responder is NECESSARY for email marketing. It’s what collects data from your visitors and adds them to your email list for you to email later! The auto responder that I use is called Aweber. It’s the best in my opinion, and a lot of other people’s opinions too! It comes with a $1 trial period, then it’s $19 per month thereafter.
The gift to give to your subscribers is something I use to build my email list too! It’s called 5iphon – Extreme List builder. To find out more just click the link above. It’s kind of like nitrous to your email marketing list.
That concludes day 1 of this email marketing course I hope you’ve enjoyed it so far, Stay tuned for my next blog post:
Day 2: Make Money with Email Marketing!