I’m a big fan of Joint Ventures. Specifically Joint Venture Giveaways.
These are events where a bunch of Marketers come together and promote each other during a short period of time. These events tend to generate huge amounts of traffic and are a great opportunity to build your email list fast without spending much (if any) money on advertising.
All you need to do is have some sort of gift you’re willing to give away (could be a report, video, membership, in my case I’m offering a FREE coaching trial) in exchange for subscribers’ email addresses.
Ideally, you should do this with a squeeze page and deliver the gift only after people join your list. You also must be willing to promote the giveaway. Not only is this fair to other marketers, but most giveaways have a ranking system, where the Marketers who promote the most, tend to have their gifts rank higher and therefore receive the lion’s share of subscribers from the event. You can also invite other Marketers and receive an additional boost to your gift rankings this way.
1,000 subscribers in a few days for a total Internet Marketing beginner?
I remember the first time I signed up for one of these events. I was a total beginner to Internet Marketing, yet managed to get about 1,000 subscribers in just a few days or weeks at most. I was absolutely blown away, since I had never seen my list grow so fast. Since then I’ve used giveaways to grow my list by leaps and bounds each time a new one comes around.
Not all JV Giveaways are created equal, though. Some are not worth your time, but others can work really well. Traditionally these events are scheduled around mayor holidays such as Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Diwali, Chinese New Year, etc.
One JV giveaway that is launching next Wednesday (23rd November) that I’m quite excited about is this one: http://bit.ly/thanksgivingjv by Reed Floren. I’ve participated in quite a few giveaways by Reed Floren and have usually gotten good results.
I highly suggest you sign up right away, add your gift ASAP and invite other contributors. Once the main event opens on the 23rd, get ready to promote the heck out of it and make sure your host can handle all the traffic. Seriously, it can get pretty crazy with some of these events. Ideally you should be able to deliver your gift in an automated or semi-automated way, otherwise you could get flooded with support requests (still a good problem to have!).
Here’s the link again: http://bit.ly/thanksgivingjv
If you have any doubts with this method, feel free to comment here.