[Case Study] 455 New Subscribers Plus a Look Inside a $300 Email Campaign

Hey Hey guys!

I’m back with yet another update video in my journey to 10,000 subscribers by December 31st. It has been a few weeks since my last update and I want to apologize for that. I’ve been quite busy working on a new software launch that’s coming out on December 21st. The great thing about this launch is that it’s a partnership between myself and a gentlemen named Andrew Naser who I actually met as a result of him reading my updates here on my blog.

So you just never know what can happen with the power of blogging!

This launch however has set me back in my 10k goal a bit but I’m not at all concerned because not only do I enjoy putting out AWESOME products it adds a HUGE surge of buyers to my list in a short period of time. Buyer subscribers are definitely more valuable then any other kind of subscriber you can have so I’m definitely looking forward to it.

So let’s move on to today’s update video. Today I have  a few cool things to share with you on what I’ve been doing to build my list.

What the video below:

455 New Subscribers + Email Campaign Case Study

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Resources Mentioned in The Video:

1. Warrior Plus: If you have a list and would like to add some additional income promoting to your business promoting WSO’s is a great place to find great products at great prices.

2. JVZOO: JVZOO is yet another WSO network where you can find some more great WSO’s to sell. You can also use both Warrior+ and JVZOO to sell your own products.

3. carbon dating in chemistry: I use Aweber as my preferred autoresponder. They are extremely affordable and easy to use.

4. http://zamuraiblogger.com/dating-techniques/: This is my video marketing course that I use to make passive income as well as build my list as as I mention in the video. I had a video in about position 5 sending me 1-2 subscribers a day. I was able to get the video bumped up to position #3 which is now above the fold and is now bringing me 4-5 subscribers a day.

5. Free Video Marketing Report: This is the free video marketing report I use to build my list and send people through my Auto Responder funnel.

In this update video I talk about how in a first initial test I got more subscribers from posting a FREE WSO at $40 then paying to have a benner ad at $100. Now I do need to test a few things out to see if I can get the same results again. What I want to test now is sending the banner traffic to the Free WSO thread FIRST and from the WSO thread to the squeeze page. Previously I just linked from the banner to the squeeze page.

I also did an ad swap with the lovely Ti Roberts from TiRoberts.com . Ti Roberts is an up and coming traffic generation queen. She has some great traffic tips and tricks up her sleeve so it was a no brainer to ask her if she would be open to doing an ad swap.

This is another sign of just how powerful a blog can be because I first met Ti when she commented on this Update video here . From there I popped over to her blog and saw she had some great content. So I messaged her on Facebook and it’s all history from there.

Marketing Takeaway:

Get out there and start blogging and building relationships. There are two examples in this one article of how one simple blog can bring people together from all over the world. I would have never imagined I would be partnering up with someone from Egypt or doing an ad swap with Ti Roberts had I not started blogging here.

To Our List Building Success,

What’s On Your Mind?

I would LOVE To Hear from You In The Comments area below. Do you have a question? Comment? Where Are You In Your List Building Efforts? Do You Have A Juicy traffic strategy you would like to share? Drop Me some Love Below.

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292 Subscribers in 9 Days – Banner Ads + Youtube Marketing

Hey Hey!

I’m back with update video #3. Over the last 10 days or so there have been some great list building going on and I’m happy to report that I have broken the 6,000 subscribers mark! In this update you will learn a little bit about how I used banner ads, video marketing and a couple more solo ads to add an additional 292 subscribers to my list.

I’ve also been using my Free Video Marketing Report a bit more as a list building tool since I’ve been noticing that my aweber funnel for my Youtube Training has been converting a bit higher then the funnel I have set up for my Free WordPress Training.

So let’s go ahead and jump into this bad boy. This video will run for about 9 minutes but it’s well worth every second 🙂

292 Subscribers Update Video:

Resources Mentioned in The Video:

1. My Video Marketing Training: Learn my exact formula that I use to quickly rank simple Youtube Videos that bring me optins and sales on a daily basis.

2. Warrior Forum Banner Advertising Page: If you have an account on the Warrior Forum this is where you go to upload a banner. It costs $100 for a 24 hour slot. I got 42 freebie optins and 4 buyer optins. I spent $100 and made about $40 so my total investment was $60.

I am going to test out putting up a FREE WSO with my video marketing report since I’ve used my WordPress training as a FREE WSO before and received about the same amount of optins and posting a FREE WSO only costs $40 instead of $100.

3. Warrior forum Banner Advertising Guidelines: Before you upload a banner be sure to read and follow EACH AND EVERY guideline they have in place. Your banner WILL NOT get approved if you do not follow all of their guidelines.

4. Pixlr Editor: I did not mention this in the video but if you do not have an image editor/creator you can use this online based tool to make simple banners. (no software to download)

I just want to quickly mention as well that I am a huge advocate of reinvesting the income from my list building efforts back into my business to grow my list faster. In my last update I mentioned that the guest article that was published on Kim Roach’s Blog resulted in about 12 sales or so.

In total it’s been well over $200 in profit that I made from that article which I used to purchase the banner ad. The banner ad made about $40 which I’m going to reinvest yet again along with the other income I made from the article. Once you have a proven funnel you can easily pour money into advertising and continue recycling the income your funnel produces to buy more advertising.

That is it for this weeks update! I hope you found it useful. Also stay tuned for my next article which is going to break down exactly how I have my funnel set up from squeeze page to autoresponder sequence.

To Our List Building Success,

What’s On Your Mind?

I would LOVE To Hear from You In The Comments area below. Do you have a question? Comment? Where Are You In Your List Building Efforts? Do You Have A Juicy traffic strategy you would like to share? Drop Me some Love Below.

And Don’t Forget to hit the “Like” Button below.

158 Subscribers in 7 Days – Using FREE Strategies

Hey Hey!

I’m back with update video #2. This update is quite exciting since I focused on some more free strategies this past week. Although I did get a lot less subscribers this week then Update video #1 I got a lot more quality subscribers this week.

I firmly believe that there are different levels to the quality of the subscriber you are getting depending where that person is coming from. Of course a buyer subscriber is way at the top. One buyer subscriber can easily be worth 10 times a free subscriber.

Although I did get quite a bit of subscribers from Solo ads in the first week you have to keep in mind that solo ad vendors mail their list anywhere from 3-6 times per day with a TON of different offers. So a subscriber from a solo ad can easily be on 10-15 other lists, if not more. So it becomes a little harder to convert those people into buyers, fans, etc. But solo ads are still a GREAT and FAST way to add subscribers to your list.

Let’s now jump into Update Video #2:

158 Subscribers in 7 Days:

Resources Mentioned in The Video:

1. Kim Roach’s Traffic Dashboard Training: I can’t recommend her training enough. A lot of the strategies I am using in my business are a direct result of what I’ve learned in Kim’s training. She is a traffic generating machine!

2. How I Sold 450 Copies of My First Product: This is the guest post that Kim published on her blog which has resulted in some really amazing results. In the update video I mentioned I got about 12 buyers on my list from that article but as I write this it’s well over 20 buyers and over 80 subscribers through the other links in the article which lead to free offers.

3. Make Money Online Warrior Forum Section: This is a section in the Warrior Forum where you can post links to articles on your blog, free ebooks (with links in the ebook to your product/squeeze page) etc. This is a great strategy for getting some extra subscribers to your list on weekly basis.

That is it for this weeks update. I am definitely going to be doing a lot more guest blogging moving forward as I think it is a truly exceptional way to get high quality subscribers by providing top notch content.

Also as I mentioned in the video, since starting my 10k Subscriber journey I have started to receive a lot more subscribers coming from my blog. So it’s important to keep in mind that if you are getting traffic to your site you definitely want to be capturing some of those visitors with a pop up capture form, sidebar optin, end of post optin etc. I personally use Popup Domination on this blog to capture a good number of leads.

To Our List Building Success,

What’s On Your Mind?

I would LOVE To Hear from You In The Comments area below. Do you have a question? Comment? Where Are You In Your List Building Efforts? Do You Have A Juicy traffic strategy you would like to share? Drop Me some Love Below.

And Don’t Forget to hit the “Like” Button below.

583 Subcribers in 9 Days – Update 1

Hey Guys,

Thank you for joining in on my journey to reach 10,000 subscribers by December 31, 2012. If this is your first time on my blog and you want to know what my 10,000 subscriber journey is you can view post #1 here.

But in short I have set a goal for myself to reach 10,000 subscribers by the end of this year and document my entire journey on a week by week basis. This is the update video number 1 and I will be going over what I’ve done over the last 9 days to get over 583 subscribers.

For some of you this may seem like a lot and for others this may seem like a little. Either way I want you guys to know that just two years ago I knew absolutely nothing about online marketing. I had to go out there become a sponge and learn everything I needed to build a successful business online.

Then from there I took MASSIVE action and I continue to hustle till this day. If you are just getting started online then I want you to know that I’m rooting for you. Wherever you decide to take your business online just make sure you hustle and keep taking action. Also start considering to build an email list of your own.

There are many ways to build an income online but when you are able to build a loyal following, that is when you are building a true business instead of just an income.

With that being said let’s jump into this bad boy:

583 Subscribers in 9 days:


So far this past week I invested quite a bit into Solo Ads. If you do not know what solo ads are it’s basically paying another email marketer to email their list about your offer. You can typically find solo ad sellers selling between $15-$200 for 50-500 clicks.

You are basically buying traffic, meaning that you are going to have to make sure your squeeze page is set up correctly so that it converts when the seller starts to send you clicks. Also if you have your funnel set up correctly then you can make money while building your list and then reinvest that money back into buying more solos.

Another source that I used this past week was posting a FREE WSO. A WSO is a known as a Warrior Special Offer. Although I have posted 2 paid products with great results you can also use it to post a free ebook or free video training that you offer for the price of an optin.

Everytime I’ve posted a Free WSO I typically get between 40-60 optins per post. It does cost $40 to post a WSO whether it’s free or paid.

The two offer’s that I’m using to build my list are:

1. My Free WordPress Training

2. My Free Video Marketing Report.

That is pretty much for this weeks update video. If you have any questions at all I would love to hear from you in the comments area below.

This coming week is going to be a very exciting week filled with a few free strategies that I’m using to build my list you do not want to miss out.

To Our List Building Success,

What’s On Your Mind?

I would LOVE To Hear from You In The Comments area below. Do you have a question? Comment? Where Are You In Your List Building Efforts? Do You Have A Juicy traffic strategy you would like to share? Drop Me some Love Below.

And Don’t Forget to hit the “Like” Button below.

A Journey to 10,000 Subscibers <-- Can I make it?

My Journey To 10,000 Subscribers:

Hey guys first off I want to welcome you to my blog and taking the time to either read this or watch the above video. What this post is all about is to invite you on a journey with me to building a successful business online. 

But before I get into what the journey is going to entail I want to take you back and share with you how I got started online. I got started online back in October 2010 and prior to that I knew absolutely NOTHING about online marketing. 

And when I mean nothing I mean absolutely NOTHING! I didn’t know what WordPress was, hosting, c-panel, traffic generation, squeeze pages, sales funnels, SEO, jv’s, affiliates, NOTHING… If you were to look at the dictionary under “Internet Marketing Newbie” You would see my face on there. 

One thing I did know however was that people were making a living online and making a good income. So I made it my personal mission to find out exactly what these people were doing to make all this cash from the internet.

In October of 2010 I purchased a training that cost me $2,000 to get started with and it taught me EVERYTHING that I needed to learn about online marketing. I learned  how to research a niche, how to create a squeeze page, how to drive traffic, how to build a list, how to use an autoresponder , etc. All of the tools and skills to building a successful business online….

…but if I fast forward 2 years, although I’m making a good income online, I find my income being scattered all over the internet from 3 different sources and not really giving 100% of my effort to any one thing. I’m making money from my SEO niche sites, video marketing, from my email list, and as of recently from product creation. Now all of this may sound great and all, I feel like I can be doing a lot more if I just focus my 100% energy on one thing. 

Some of you may relate to this if you find yourself buying product after product, jumping from one project to another, chasing after the shiny objects. That’s how I still feel today since I’m scattered everywhere. I think it’s time to really put my big boy pants on and FOCUS! 

I want to focus my energy on building a true business online instead of just an income. Building an income is great and all but when you can build a true business online that has brand value and a strong loyal following that is when you get into the big leagues. 

So the purpose of this journey is to invite you to join me as I build a true business online. The way that I’m planning to do that is by building a list of loyal subscribers. My goal for the rest of this year is to hit 10,000 subscribers by the end of this year. 

I’m at 5,000 subscribers so far that I’ve built up over the last 2 years but I really want to double that over the next 3 months. Not only that but I plan on sharing EVERYTHING I will be doing to accomplish this goal with you on a weekly basis which is why I am openly inviting you to join me on this journey. 

So If you woud like to join me then I look forward to sharing with you everything I will be doing on a weekly basis to build my subscribers list. If you want to stay up to date with my journey then be sure to subscribe to my list to be notified when a new update is posted. 

To our Mutual Success, 

P.S. I would love to hear from you in the comments area below. Where you’re from? Where you are in your online business? What you are struggling with the most? or anything that you feel like sharing with me..