What is a Safelist and How Can They Benefit Your Business?

From the desk of StefanBergs.Com

You need the right tools to get results in any serious business. What is the next step after you have your lead capture system up and running and your email serie done? Yes Traffic to your site, tons of traffic. It’s very easy to disappear in this jungle of pages and the endless flood of all ads.

Getting a lot of traffic to your site has a lot to do with where you are advertising, what you are advertising and How you are advertising. Safelists is very cost effective, even a free way of getting traffic. They are easy to use and they great results, if you know how to use them.

Using Safelists correctly makes all the difference. They are very effective advertising tools if done right and very time consuming, if done wrong.


What exactly is a Safelist?

A Safelist is a membership site which allows members to exchange email ads with one another. This means that you will be able to email a certain amount of members, send your advertisement to them (spam free).

Why is that? All members have to agree that they will receive emails from one and other. (If Pro member less or non received)

The most common safelists are Credit Based Safelists. I recommend you to use only credit based. A credit based safelist is pretty much like a Traffic Exchange in the way they deliver traffic to your website. Everytime you visit another members site you are awarded with credits after a certain amount of time viewing that page. In a safelist you open an email and in TE’s you click next otherwise same. You use those credits to send your own emails and show your pages.

Most Safelists allow you to join free, with limitations. Free members might only be able to send email to some of the members once a week. Paid members are allowed to post a few times/day, every day or every other day and to many more members.

You’ll get a lot more traffic with a paid membership and other advantages. If you can afford to upgrade do so. The best deal is often when you sign up (The OTO) onetime offer… grab that if possible. The Viral Listbuilders in particular have very good and quite cheap onetime fee. You can often email 3-4000 ppl every 3 days for life with very good results.


What kind of people are using Safelists?

@ People who are promoting a home business opportunity, mlm. These people use safelists to promote their affiliate programs.

@ People who are promoting other marketing services – ebooks, safelists and other tools that an Internet marketer need.

Targeting thess groups with tools or services that can help them to get more traffic will give you much better results then direct selling Cars, hot dogs, etc. Promoting something that other Internet marketers are interested of. Often free e-books, memberships are working great.


What tools do you need to use a Safelist Effective?

Two email addresses, only to be used for your safelists. A contact email address and a list email address. Many safelist owners recommend gmail.

You need emails to send. It takes practice to learn how to write emails but it is one of the most important Internet marketing skills that you can develop. The Most Important is the Headline.

You can get started by reading what other people write in there emails. Do any of these Headlines, emails catch your eye? What makes these headlines, emails stand out from all the others?

If you see something you like – take notes and save it. Your notes will help you come up with new and better ideas. Tweak what others do, make it your own. Remember – most of the members are only visiting your site to get their credits. But take every chance you get to make yourself stand out from the crowd, brand you. This will give you better results.

You can send your ads as html emails in many Safelists. Usually this is for upgraded members. “A picture says more than a thousand words”. Use a picture of your product, a banner, logo or best of all, a picture of yourself.

And last Thing you need is a schedule and organisation. When to send to what list. Every day lists. Headlines and emails stored in folders.


What is the difference between Safelist and Viral Listbuilders?

The biggest difference between Safelists and the Viral list builders is how many people you can contact. You build a downline (often 10 levels) of referrals under you in many Viral Listbuilders. You can send your ads to the whole downline, this can grow fast when your downline are referring new members to the program

It is a lot of work to refer new members, but you are not limited to just emailing the people in your downline. Usually you can use the credits you earn from reading emails to contact additional members. You can also purchase an upgraded membership which gives you an automatic list of people to which you can send your ads. You can also buy credits.

If your not using Safelists then it is time to start – your traffic will increase a lot, your list will grow and you will make more money. If You are using Safelists the way they are supposed to be used of course.


A short repetition:

1. You have your lead capture system up and running = Autoresponder, own hosted squeeze/splash pages, thank you page and confirm page,
tracking. The 3 Musketers.

2. You have your email serie in your Autoresponder

3. You have 2 new gmail accounts only for safelists.

4. Now you start sending traffic through Safelists… Using a Squeeze or a Splash page and Headlines that works.

5. Take some of the OTO’s and click some emails to get credits.

6. Make a schedule, when to send to what list. This is my schedule and recommended LISTS Use this if you want or do your own schedule. ps you can also use This: http://viralmailprofits.com/

7. Now you get Results… YOUR LIST GROW BIGGER and BIGGER. Your Brand as well and the most important you need a bigger wallet.

From the desk of StefanBergs.Com

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5 Comments on “What is a Safelist and How Can They Benefit Your Business?
  1. I agree with you Stefan – safelists are a great resource. I find that response rates are better when i take the time to prepare my messages in HTML format – when I’m able to. (not all safelists have this feature enabled)

    I find that some of the non credit based safelists give me good results because I know that when I do get traffic from these sites – it was my headline and ad that drew attention to my site – I know the visitor was genuinely interested in my ad and not just clicking for safelist credits.
    Credit based safelists give much more traffic – although the larger non credit based safe lists like Herculist and BWL can and do bear results

    • Thank You Mark…

      Yes… that is very true. HTML works very good and also good headlines. I use to stick in a Picture and name in all HTML ones.
      Even if People don’t sign up the 1st email… they see mu MUG each and ever time… Matter in fact 2 times… 1 in the email and
      1 on the page you are using.

      I Used the non creditbased before… But got very poor results… The 2 you mentioned is large ones… I might give them a shot.
      I have a great page I use for keep track of all List’s… when to send my emails… Have a look HERE!

  2. found your site on del.icio.us today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to check it out some more later

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