The process of list building may best be defined as a worldwide Rolodex. You have information to share, but its hard to let people know about it if your Rolodex is empty.
List building is the process of gathering email addresses for the purpose of sending information, offers and other marketing information to clients and potential customers.
It might be tempting to gather all the email addresses you have in your email account and place them on a list to receive your information. You might also think that purchasing an email list from an online source might help you build your list, but there is a much greater likelihood that you will be reported as a spammer if the recipients dont know you and isnt thrilled to receive email from you.
Building an organic list can take time, but you stand a better chance of actually connecting with a receptive audience.
You may find that list building is best achieved by providing site visitors with information gathering forms. An autoreponder can often manage the automated distribution of the information they seek, but the customer information is gathered and can be used to invite them to participate in redeeming...