To make money in an online business it is essential that you learn how to build a list, and as part of this process it is necessary for you to have an autoresponder program. If you don’t want to spend any money on this part of your business then it is unlikely that you will ever make much money as an internet marketer. The bottom line is that you need an email list of subscribers and the sooner you start building a list the better off you will be.

In this article we will discuss how you can build that all important list and make some money at the same time.

These are the main things you will need to begin building the list:              


1. A report or something of value that you give away for free.
2. An autoresponder
3. You need traffic because this is where your list will come from in the end.
Once these things are in place, this is how you begin to set yourself up.

1. You put up a squeeze page (with an opt in box in a prominent position) that offers your free give away in exchange for the persons email address and name.

2. After they have entered their name and email address you then have the option to send them to another website

3. You need traffic! This is the part where most people battle but there are a number of different ways to get traffic and you can choose the one or two that suit you best. Here are a few suggestions:

a) You can write articles and post them on various article directories.
b) Get your squeeze page seen on a number of traffic exchanges. You can either surf for credits to get it shown or you can upgrade and get credits that will save you time and do the same job. It all depends on your budget.
c) You can use safe lists which work pretty well.

With all of the above it is important to do your due diligence and make sure that you use good programs. You need the traffic but it is not going to happen overnight. It also cannot just be done once and left, like anything else an online business takes time and effort to build and so does a list, so be diligent, put in the effort and time required and you will reap the rewards in the end.