Building A List

Building a list of customers and prospects is the most important part of any business. It can’t be repeated often enough.  NOT building a list from “day 1″ was the biggest mistake I made when starting my business online.

So while I am trying VERY hard (and mostly succeeding) to stay away from “Bright Shiny Objects” – I’m a sucker for ways to get new subscribers onto my list, and have presented a few of them to you before.

While these previous offerings are excellent (and I’m still using them) I’ve found a few problems with them:

Some try to convert you to their own business, or at least sell you something else

One of them was really, really good but SO complicated I kept “losing the plot”

So I was very pleased to find a new, free, system Get Paid To Build Your List that I’ve been using very successfully for a couple of weeks now. I won’t try to explain it, because the video below and the training when you take a free account does that far better than I can.

But wait – “How can you get paid if it’s free to join” – I asked myself, and I’m sure you’re wondering that too. Of course there’s an optional paid upgrade for anyone you introduce and it’s from that upgrade fee that your commissions are paid (even to free members). But the neat part is that YOU choose how much you want to pay to upgrade, with the lowest price being $10.

Click to watch the video and I hope you’ll give it a try.

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Just a few points to watch out for:

  • There is a $5 admin fee for any upgrade, so if you take a $5 upgrade you pay an extra $5 admin fee, bringing you to the minimum of $10. I feel that is still very reasonable – given that you can stay a free member and use the system for as long as you like. Although you can upgrade to higher levels whenever you wish, bear in mind that the admin fee is payable every time you upgrade to a higher level – which is fair enough, as the admin work needs to be done for each upgrade. But don’t make the mistake I made and plan to upgrade $5 in steps of $5 or you’ll double your costs.
  • Another slight failing at the moment (in my opinion) is that you can’t pay for upgrades with your earnings, so you’d incur payment processing fees every time. I hope this will be fixed in the future.
  • To benefit fully from the paid membership you will need an auto-responder account. But, if you’re a serious business person you know that anyway!  PBL handles a far wider range than most similar systems I’ve seen. Take a $1 trial of Aweber here. I have never regretted moving to Aweber having tried at least three different systems.
  • In case you hadn’t guessed, this is targeted at the Internet Marketing community.

I feel those are only minor glitches compared to the value of this clever system where you can get paid to build a list.

PS In a very short time PBL will be bringing out their “version 3″ which includes an optional way to get traffic from adverts on their site. It will cost a modest monthly fee, and bring with it an excellent way to earn a monthly income. Again, excellent training videos when you open a free account at Paid To Build Your List.

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  1. Hi Joy,

    Thanks for sharing this breakdown. List building is a biggie. Get that skill down and you will prosper.



    • Joy Healey says:

      Hi Ryan

      Thanks for dropping by and apologies for the delay in my replay – been “elsewhere”!

      NOT building a list from the outset of my online career has cost me dearly, so it’s my number one priority now.


  2. Debasmita says:

    Hey Joy,
    Though I am not into Internet marketing yet, but I guess gaining knowledge never goes wasted.
    And reading article like this enlightens and even motivates people like me to indulge in marketing.
    And I believe that every important work should begin with building a list and so is the case with marketing too.
    Thanks for sharing the post.

    • Joy Healey says:

      Thanks Debasmita
      I’m glad you found it helpful. I lost such a lot of time and opportunity by NOT building my list that I want to be sure people who read this blog don’t make the same mistake.


  3. Jason Power says:


    Great topic for any marketer to start getting the hang of, A list is important because it is your following or network.

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