I’m following the advice of Chris Freville (and countless others) who have said, over and over, that a list is the single biggest key to success in internet marketing.

So, I’ve tweaked my offer (on the right) to give even more value to my visitors – and encourage all of you to grab Chris’ great web 2.0 traffic manual. The other thing I’m working on is a guide to actually getting involved in giveaways as a way to build your list.

It’s very clear that you can’t even start in the world of adswaps etc until you have a list of some size…even 100 is better than none. So how do you get up to even that small level? Well, that’s where ListBuilding Giveaway Genius comes in.

I’m putting together a step-by-step guide to what you actually need to do to take part in a giveaway – right down to what you will need to prepare before you can start. Watch this space!

If there are any particular things you want to see, let me know….comments below or an email to martin AT martinpercival DOT com.

Building a List

I went down to Mark Anastasi’s List Building event yesterday in London and had another chance to see the internet marketing conference world in action.

I’m not sure what I think of the “selling from the back”  style of making money. It’s an area of working that I quite like, as I fancy myself as a bit of a public speaker…..I guess I’m just weary of the constant (almost hourly) pressure to spend, spend, spend. It’s worse for hustle than being in a dodgy stripclub (or so I’m told, as my marriage counsellor advised me to say!)

Anyway, back to list-building. It’s an area of the IM world that I have only just got round to looking at and even then, I think I’m not so good at putting out that stream of emails that you’ll have all seen after signing up for an offer.

No matter, I am just starting to play with Giveaways as a way to start the whole process off…and I’m thinking the email process through at the moment.

I’d be interested to hear what you all think of this. Is it ever possible to really get to know someone if you are on their list? What do you think?