My Favorite Online List-Building Strategy

December 9th, 2008 by Bob Bly

***My favorite online list-building strategy***

In traditional marketing, a ?loss leader? is a product you sell at cost or at a lost to get new customers.

I?ve adapted this strategy to the Internet, and the first time I used it, I added 946 new customers to my e-list, at zero marketing cost, within one week.

And unlike Google pay-per-click campaigns, which generate new subscribers who just want free stuff from you, all the names added to your list with my Loss Leader Strategy are actually proven buyers — making them that much more valuable to you!

This list-building strategy is extremely easy to use and costs you nothing out of pocket.

Another thing that’s great about the Loss Leader Strategy is that very few people know about it and almost no one is using it online, so it?s still relatively fresh and new.

To get my new Special Report on ?The Internet Loss Leader Strategy,? just click below now; you won?t be required to give me your e-mail address or any other information about yourself:

http://theinternetlossleaderstrategy.com/LossLeaders_Final.pdf

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28 responses about “My Favorite Online List-Building Strategy”

  1. Note Taking Nerd said:

    Proven buyers with no out of pocket expense?

    Sounds like every marketers wet dream.

    This seems awesome but also a little too good to be true. I’ll make up my mind when I read it and test it for myself.

    I trust you Bob and don’t have any reason to doubt you until proven otherwise.

    Thank you for the wisdom,

    Note Taking Nerd Numba 2
    http://www.mynotetakingnerd.wordpress.com

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  4. Fiona Fell - The Profit Maximising Web Geek said:

    I am off to test for myself by incorporating a loss leader directly into my new site design.

    Lets see how it works for other people. Thanks Bob.

    Fiona Fell – The Profit Maximising Web Geek
    http://www.FionaFell.com.au

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  7. Stacey said:

    Thank you. I’ll keep you posted on the results. Again, thank you.

  8. Online Advertising Live » Blog Archive » My Favorite Online List-Building Strategy - bly.com blog - bly.com … said:

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  9. Online Contact Lens Retailer said:

    We are exploring similar strategies now with an online contact lens retailer we are involved with. This is a perfectly timed blog post on a very relevant topic. Thanks

  10. Stuffed animals said:

    We are currently looking to build a marketing plan and want to learn more.

  11. Deji said:

    Thanks for the report Bob.Makes a lot of sense.This is a zero cost method of acquiring subscribers that will continue to buy from you over their subscription lifetime with you.And since it is a win-win situation for all the parties involved,I can’t imagine it been a blooper.Think I’ll JV with you for a loss leader report I will create specifically for this purpose.Thanks once more for the info.

  12. Sell A Business said:

    Check out this article http://www.ridgepartners.com/wordpress/?p=33

    They offer continuing education credits – inturn they have a “captive audience” of potential clients.

  13. Dental Lab NJ said:

    We offer CE credits to dentists. Usually our events are co-sponsored by someonelike 3M and in return have a chance to present our dental lab. http://www.demardental.com

  14. Essential Oils said:

    I’ve always cringe when it came to giving away something for free because I know that they either gave me a junk email or will unsubscribe the first time I send them something in an email.

    I have never used a product as a loss leader but I have done it with a service in the past and have seen great success with it. In fact this gives me an idea…

  15. Ian Brodie said:

    I really smiled when I read this – great idea.

    Not only do you add a lot of names to your list, but they’re high quality, super-qualified names who have actually bought the sort of product you’re selling. Brilliant.

    I’m now feverishly thinking how I can reverse engineer this strategy back into the physical world from whence it came.

    Ian

  16. The ‘Loss Leader’ List Building Approach Rocks! said:

    [...] first let me admit that I did NOT come up with this, rather my good friend Bob Bly did (author of 70+ [...]

  17. Marketing your business said:

    We’re working to produce some loss leader programs to help build some of our companies. It is part of our overall marketing strategy.

  18. Marcel Heersema said:

    Just read the e-book and I have to give two thumbs up!

    Nice offer for the list owner and you build a RESPONSIVE list.

    Regards Marcel

  19. Dennis K said:

    Thank you Bob for the great information.

    List building is phenomenalespecially when it comes at a break even or a minimal loss (you have to build int he cost of acquiring a customer anyway)

  20. Jon McCulloch said:

    I’ve actually been using strategy online and offline for a long while. It works, especially if you get a little creative about how you generate the leads.

    You can get some incredibly highly qualified leads for higher-end client-services, not just customers.

    – Jon

  21. How to Prevent Wrinkles said:

    Car dealership do this all the time by putting an add in the paper or on the radio about a truck they are going to sell for Billion dollars under invoice but when you get there it’s already been sold but while they have you there they have “Similar” full priced vehicles they want to see you.

    Of course this isn’t exactly what you were referring to but it is similar.

  22. Bob Bly said:

    Wrinkles: that is completely different. It is called “bait and switch,” and is extremely misleading if not downright unethical and possibly in some cases illegal.

  23. How to Prevent Wrinkles said:

    I agree but they refer to it as a loss leader? Go figure.

  24. Nik Sharma said:

    This is an eye-opening strategy, though I disagree with the statement that this is completely free — you still have to write a valuable e-book that people would buy and is worth $39. If you believe that time/work = money, then there is some investment needed to get those additional users/customers.

  25. listbuilding234 said:

    i am a blogger everyday i browse different types of articles to get lots of new tips while i was browsing,i found ur blog your article is really awesome.Thanks for sharing such nice article here.i also want to share valuable how to build a list tips.

  26. Britt_069 said:

    I want to sell my car, which has a lien on it…how?

  27. anthony said:

    We all hear about the money being in the list and that’s it’s pretty much your bread and butter but I’m confused about something when it comes to the whole concept of building a list. I just spent some money on some software called List Building Income at http:affiliatemoneypro.org for list building but it looks like the more searching I do I keep coming across sites that offer free training? So, with that being said, are people getting taken from these software programs? Are the software programs offering something that’s just that more valuable or are people like myself simply not putting in their due diligence in realizing that you don’t have to pay for something when you get accomplish the same goal for free?

  28. Wei Liam said:

    Hi Bob,
    Great loss leader strategy you have there?

    May I ask , how do you normally find an affiliate?

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