QUOTE (fong528 @ Nov 8 2009, 04:44 PM)
I have use safelist in the past and I end up getting lots of spam email and nothing else.
That goes without saying, however if you opt-ed into the safelist and you have mailed out your ads also, then the same can be said
I have always said, how can you sell to a bunch of marketers? everyone is trying to sell there own product or service. so why would they
care about yours.
Safelist are benefical in some ways, however the owners of the list are the ones that usually make the money, think about it, if there is a safelist
that professes, 100,000 member, who really benefits? the person that owns that safelist.
They can send emails and there promotions out and you are more likely to join the owners offers before you would someone that is just using
the safelist same as you, they see the layout of the site,sees the list size and then get an email from the owner of the site who by the way is a marketer too.
SO we tend to trust them , join there programs before checking out anyone elses.
Think about it, when you join a safe-list you have to give out 2 email addresses, one for the list and one for admins to contact you and this MUST be a valid email so they say for updates and such., doesnt matter if the other email is your primary or not, just so long as you keep it empty enough to receive mailing and the priviledge to use the safelist.
Now how many times have you gotten an email from the Admins of the list? What was it about? I bet there was some sales pitch.
It may not even be from the admins themselves but from partners that they have agreed to send Solo emails on there behalf
and usually these programs are the SAME moneymaker that you probably promote yourself.
Do safelist work? They can, but those are the ones that you actually have to pay to be on, the BEST ones are going to run you about $49 a month or more, But isnt this a small price to pay to get a more targeted subscriber base, I joined businessworldlist, a few years ago and this safe list is about $299 a year but the return you get is exceptional.
Real Internet Marketers are going to pay for advertisment, there is no easy way around that, If you're serious about your business,
If you have a product that is a solution to a PROBLEM, then do your research and find the people that are asking for your product.
Remember People go online first to look for solutions NOT to buy but they will buy if what you have FIRST is a solution and not a Sales pitch.
Do proper keyword research, use those keywords to write articles about your Niche and submit to high traffic article directories
Use those keywords to Do pay per click advertising, and write your ads to target the keyword you have found.
You can start and test a decent Adword campaign for about $300 dollars which you control, and if you have done
the proper research and found targeted keyword then you are probably only going to pay a a few cents per click.
Just stay away from those damn Safelists.
Take care and May you all Prosper