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Building Your Email List – Strategies to Start and Grow Your Database

by Missy Ward in Affiliate Marketing, Ask Missy Ward   &  , , , ,   7 Comments

Gregory Young submitted the following question to AskMissyWard.com:

“I have had success promoting affiliate products with niche sites, but I know I am leaving money on the table because I am not building a “list” as well. As Queen of the Affiliate Scene, I was hoping you could point me in the direction of a simple yet thorough guide on building and marketing to an email list.

Well Gregory, I couldn't locate a guide that encompassed everything that you needed to know to get started, so I put together the following video presentation for you.

In the video, I discuss the reasons you should be building a list and marketing to it; list management and deployment technologies available and strategies to build up your numbers in your database.

I hope you (and the others who may watch it), find it helpful.

Have an affiliate marketing question that you'd like answered by me for free? Ask away on AskMissyWard.com

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Missy Ward

Co-Founder & President at Affiliate Summit, Inc.
Missy Ward has been in affiliate marketing since 1999. She is the Co-Founder of Affiliate Summit, FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm, itsaWAHMthing.com; the Co-Publisher of Revenews.com, Founder of AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com and manages many of her own affiliate sites. If she's not making money through affiliate links on the post you're currently reading, it's an oversight on her part and it will be corrected soon.

Comment & Add Your Voice

1 Missyward November 19, 2009 at 8:10 am

🙂 I'm happy that you found it valuable.


2 J Bode June 6, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Hey Missy Ward, thanks for going over the basics, I'm sure their are many people that need this information as my own list has indicated this to me.

I also think a lot of people are unclear about what is considered spam… so it's good that you included that.
I believe the most important aspect of getting people on your list is to provide something that there is a demand for as well as of high quality.
Here's a great tip, use video on all of your opt in/squeeze pages – this gets lots more attention and is a good way to build up trust fast.

Thanks again for the great video,

J Bode


3 Gregory Young June 3, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Wow Missy, you take this question answering thing seriously! Thank you so much; you provided way more than I expected.

Take care,



4 Missyward June 4, 2009 at 1:18 am

🙂 I'm happy that you found it valuable.

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