Making Squeeze Pages

Why do I need a squeeze page?

Making squeeze pages is one of the tasks I've always found most difficult online. Squeeze pages are pages that collect a visitor's name and email address, often in return for some information and usually free.

Once visitors have opted in to MY list, as opposed to someone else's, I can mail them with offers related to their interests in the hope that they will buy.

Here's the tough lesson I learned that finally convinced me to master the task.

A Cautionary Tale

I was a successful affiliate for a well-known online program and over the eight or so years I worked the program I built up a list of over 2,000 people interested in their product – including some purchased leads. The company mailed them offers on my behalf and I earned well out of the program.

…..Until the day it closed down LITERALLY overnight, taking with it a significant monthly income for me – plus the valuable asset of my database of names. Of course due to some legal jiggery-pokery and tiny print, they weren't MY names, the owners of the now defunct company claimed ownership because it was their form that we had completed.

What made it worse is that some months later a phoenix online company started mailing the database under their own names about a similar product. I know this to be the case, because my family were amongst my database contacts and started getting emails about the new business that I had no connection with.

Bit of a digression – just how I learned the hard way to collect names by making squeeze pages of my own. In fact I'm now associated with a different affiliate program for a similar product and wouldn't it have been nice to have emailed my list of people who had already expressed interest in these products!

In fact most well-known marketers say that their “list” is the one asset they would need to start over if their business crashed.

Making Squeeze Pages – Getting Started

making squeeze pages with GetResponseI have several tools that I can recommend to you for making squeeze pages (sometimes known as lead capture pages) but rather than suggest you spend extra money, I'd like you to look at the facilities available to you when you take a free trial of GetResponse HERE.

You'll love the variety of landing pages available to you for minimum effort. And if you do get stuck, their support chat is fast and helpful.


Will You Learn From My Mistake?

Hopefully my “sad story” of the lost database will have convinced you that it's worth the effort of finding a tool you like that will help you to start making squeeze pages.



Joy Healey

I left it too late to plan for a financially secure retirement. Don't make my mistake. Start building an extra income with a part-time (or full-time) business online. Think you don't have time? Can't afford the start-up cost? Can't meet sales targets? Contact me for free advice (no obligation) on the best fit for your circumstances. Exciting retirement business opportunities here.

Gladys - December 20, 2013

Hello Joy
This is my first time on your blog. I found you through facebook. Now Joy, I am new on the block of blogging, so I have no clue to what a squeeze page is?
I am on Aweber, but that is all.

Thank you Joy
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    Joy Healey - December 21, 2013

    Hi Gladys

    Thanks for dropping by.

    A squeeze page is where you ask your site visitor for their name and email address, usually in return for a useful piece of free information.

    Having acquired their name and address they are added to a list in your autoresponder so that you can send them further information and offers. That way you don’t lose contact with visitors who have expressed interest in your products/topic.

    As well as the method above I use auto-responders to do it just fine. I hope that’s explained it well enough!

    Good luck, Joy

Lily Lau - November 11, 2014

So sad you had to make that mistake to learn, instead of learning from others like we’ll do here thanks to you! What an useful post, thanks Joy 🙂

    Joy Healey - November 14, 2014

    Hi Lily,

    Well, I’ve lived to fight another day and will probably make even more mistakes and learn from them. But “they” say that the person who never made a mistake never made anything.

    My reward will be if others learn from me, like I have learned from other bloggers.

    Have a great weekend. Joy

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