Your Top 10 List Building Tactics for 2011

Happy 2011!

The core thing that influences the success of every business is the viability of your customer list. While there is much debate over quality vs. quantity, I will always take that stand that you need BOTH. You want a large list (quantity) that contains your ideal customer (quality). (I’ll be sharing more about this on my free teleclass “5 Simple Keys to Attract Your Ideal Customer: How to Get More Leads, Build Your List and Grow Your Business FAST!”)

As we enter this new year, I asked you to share with me what are your biggest priorities in 2011. I specifically asked you to tell me what you most needed to focus on most when it comes to list building, lead generating and traffic building. This is what you said (listed in order)…

  1. Blogging
  2. Referrals
  3. Keywords
  4. On-page SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  5. Video
  6. Joint Ventures
  7. Teleseminars
  8. Article Marketing
  9. Affiliate Marketing
  10. Facebook & Twitter [tied]

So what do you think? Do you agree with this list? What would you add or change?

How to use Books and eBooks to Market Your Business

Books & Ebook Marketing

Why do you need to publish a printed book or an electronic version of the book? Writing a book organizes your thoughts around a subject, making you more effective in your field. Having written a book establishes you as an expert in your field. The book educates, teaches or entertains others, which increases your value to your clients, your business or your employer.

By adding value to the lives of others you increase your income. A book gives you a physical item to use to promote yourself or business. You can sell it at speaking engagements, thereby adding incremental revenue. A book or ebook can be sold from your website and other people’s websites, which drives more traffic to your site and more revenue.

A book or ebook creates a residual income stream. You can publish the same material in print and electronically, thus increasing your distributions channels. You can re-purpose the content of the book and publish parts of it in your blog, creating yet another traffic and revenue stream.

Tips:

  • Write content and self publish it in a book, ebook, CD, DVD, etc. You can now do this without having to pay for it until someone makes a purchase. They are printed on-demand.
  • When you write a print publication you can package it in electronic format for sale as well.
  • And, you can record an audio track or even a video for distribution.
  • Place the book for sale through 3rd party and affiliate sites. This gives you links back to your site, increases your search engine optimization and traffic.

Resources – Publish Books

  • YouPublish – YouPublish is the easiest place on the web to share and sell your digital files. Completely FREE to use, join, and upload! Upload video, audio, PDFs, Word documents, photographs, and more. Sell your files or share them for free.
  • LuLu – Publish. Sell. Lulu gives you access to the fastest and most extensive distribution system available anywhere – and at the same time, lets you maintain complete control over everything from how much your work costs to where it gets listed. Self-publishing doesn’t get much better than that.
  • Scribd – Tens of millions of people come to Scribd each month seeking information and inspiration on subjects ranging from travel to religion and music. With our innovative iPaper document-reader technology and popular website, Scribd is changing the way written works are distributed, marketed and shared. Professional publishers on Scribd include print publishing and media companies, authors, corporations and organizations.

List of 15 Article Marketing Tips, Directories, & Syndicators

Article marketing is a type of advertising in which you write short articles for distribution with the intent of increasing your credibility and attracting new customers.

Tips:

  • Be a guest writer for another blog.
  • Participate in a Blog carnival – submit an article.
  • Submit articles for trade related web sites and publications.
  • Submit to article directories. Include blurb and link to your site in the “resource box”.

Resources: Article Directories

  • ExpertArticles.com – ExpertArticles.com is an online article directory for both publishers and authors. Our primary goal is to serve as a trusted source of content for all of the stakeholders engaged with our site. Expert authors and writers are able to post their articles to be featured within the site. If you are an author, this is a great way for your work to be seen and get published in an unlimited assortment of works. Just register (for free) to set up your account – then start submitting your articles.
  • Article Dashboard – At Article Dashboard.com, you’re not only provided with a central location for submitting and promoting all of your articles, you also have the key to a powerful resource for website owners and ezine/newsletter publishers who are searching for excellent content to share with others!
  • GoArticles.com – GoArticles is a free content article directory. This means that any webmaster, publisher, or editor may re-print your article(s) subject to the basic terms and conditions outlined on this site. This means that any article you submit will be searchable by, and available to, visitors the day after it is submitted.
  • Article Alley – Articlealley is a free article directory, built in 2004 to help authors promote and syndicate their content we have grown hugely. We now have a loyal author base of over 60,000 active authors and more than half a million pages of content.
  • ABC Article Directory – ABC Article Directory is an online article directory/article search engine for people that need relative, specific information. The ABC Article Directory constantly strives to remain a leader in the world of online publishing by providing syndication services to website owners, ezine publishers, writers (authors) and more.
  • ArticlesBase – At ArticlesBase.com you can submit an article and have literally thousands of readers worldwide as your article is syndicated around the globe. Many people visit ArticlesBase.com to gather free articles and display them on their websites (with your author information attached.
  • isnare.com – Isnare.com is an article directory where anyone can register and submit their own original articles. Extending that service, Isnare.com also offers a way to expand an article’s presence on the web by submitting it to other sites and publishers.
  • EzineArticles – We are an article marketing, publicity generating, pre-qualified traffic building, and article exposure service designed to get your expert articles in front of our content-hungry ezine publisher audience. Previously fee-based, we are testing a new ad-supported model. That means there is no charge to use our service during this test period and all new accounts get (10) article submissions to prove to us your level of article quality.

Tip: Syndication

  • Syndicate your Articles to these sites:

Resources: Article Syndication

  • BiblioScribe — New and experienced authors and publishers can take advantage of BiblioScribe’s free press release and article submission service to publicize their works.
  • Content 4 Reprint – Free article directory – your knowledge encyclopedia. Welcome to our free article library. Here you can find all fresh quality content you need for your website or blog.
  • Content Syndication – Content-Syndication.org is a new way to find and publish free content on the web. This site is intended to be a tool for web publishers and authors. We offer a high quality content directory so that both authors and publishers can feel secure in using our site. We are dedicated to having a spam free site.

Article marketing can be highly effective form of free marketing but it does take time to amass traffic from the articles.

What is your favorite place to post your articles? Which is the most effective giving you the best traffic?

(For more resources like this, download our Free Report: 187 Free Ways to Explode Your Business).

Affiliates | Terms of Use | Earnings Disclaimer | Privacy Statement
Copyright © 2009-2012 The Expert Marketing Coach. All Rights Reserved.