Building a list is one of the most important tools to market yourself on the Internet. When people visit your website, it is critical that you collect a important piece of information about the visitor before they get away and click out. Offering something for free in exchange for their email is a good practice to building a list.
The quickest way to build a list id to funnel your marketing campaigns to a single opt-in or squeeze page. Hosting your videos on YouTube and offering free information entices the viewer to click on the link on the video description. Most video hosting sites offer a description or a website URL that viewers can click out on to get further information. Once they get to an opt-in page, you can offer a free chapter of an eBook, a special report, white paper or MP3 download if they fill in their email address. These files can easily be delivered with an autoresponder in a email program. Now you can send them email promotions periodically throughout the year.
Article marketing is another powerful way to collect a list. Articles by their very nature provide detailed and powerful information to educate the reader. Promising additional education can make a reader click out to an opt-in, where then you can send them a free eCourse about the topic in exchange for their email. You are at the same time creating trust, building a list and making yourself the expert in your field.
Any type of Internet marketing can funnel your visitors to an opt-in page. Videos, Twitter, articles and any of your social networking profiles can direct visitors successfully to list building pages because these outlets have the ability to offer great content. No matter what kind of page your visitors go to, an opt-in form should be easily seen and obvious to the reader. Enticing them to sign up for freebies helps build your list in short order.

Author's Bio: 

Alka Dalal, MA. , MS., (NYU and Rutgers University) with many years of corporate experience, founded i-Speak Consulting to enable individuals to take a pro-active approach in being effective communicators in the workplace. She has enjoyed success with different careers, family life and business. She is thrilled to share the stories of her struggles and triumphs in spite of adversities with others, to help them build their dreams and succeed in their own ways and finding their own creativity.She draws upon her vast experience to provide valuable tips on how to succeed in today’s economy using great tool called Internet Marketing.