Does Safe list advertising really work?
Safelist have been one of the more effective means that I have used.
It doesn’t take a lot of time generally speaking, it’s free and it does generate some traffic.
So what is a Safe list?
Basically it’s a membership site that allows members to exchange emails with each other and what that means is, as you sign up as a member and you’ll receive emails from other members and vice versa you’ll be able to send emails as well, and that eliminates the spam problem you potentially have using, say solo ads and those other type things.
So there’s a few different types of safelists but the ones I’m using right now are generally speaking credit-based and they’re mostly free and I’ll get to that a little bit later, but what it is, you receive emails with a link to click on and when you click that link you earn credits, and in turn, you use those credits to send an email to the list.
How many safe lists are there?
There is probably thousands, I’ve never look to be sure, I turn them over, I don’t wanna say frequently, but I’m constantly looking at what kind of results I’m getting from the individual lists, and I probably have about 200 on a spreadsheet now, and I’ll occasionally look at some that I’ve used before that weren’t as effective and go back and try them again, eventually I do move them onto a list, where I kinda call it, (a do not fly list) I won’t use them anymore.
And as I said, most are free, some of the safelists have actual upgrades that you can do to a pro or elite membership, that gives you added benefits which involve some of them, you can email the list every seven days, but you can only send to a thousand members, so if you upgrade in some of them which are, yearly it’s not real expensive, but the upgrade allows you to send to more people, around three to five thousand people and then you can send more frequently every three days instead of every seven days.
So here are some tips:
Like most advertising on the Internet, content creation, videos, whatever it takes consistency in testing, so what I would do, is start out joining 10 lists, this will give you a good, you know you can join five whatever, but that’ll give you a good feeling for what they are, how they work, make sure you create tracking links to track where clicks are coming from and also your opt-ins, and I would say test the safelists for 30 to 60 days before you join another one, so those ten, I would try them out for 30 to 60 days, if you can handle more, join more, don’t stop, but it gives you a good starting point, and a good method to track, so I, generally speaking, I track mine for 90 to 120 days, rotating around to see if some have gotten better or I’ll also go out to Google and say you know what’s the best safelist, just look it up in and that’s a good way to do it to, if you don’t get any results, meaning no opt-ins, all you’re getting is clicks you’re not making any sales, I would put the safelist on hold add some more and keep churning that.
I have a list of about 20 that I get consistent results with there’s more and I mail more of them, but I have about 20 that get me between five and ten leads a day when the mailings are sent out, so that doesn’t mean I’m getting that many leads every day, but when I do send out each one of the lists, over a period of time it’s averaging out to about five to 10 leads a day some days I’ll get more some days I’ll get less.
- Make sure you set up two gmail accounts. This is really important.
One for your list emails (you will get tons from this list)
One for your contact email
Alot of affiliate programs and things like that lately have been suggesting everybody use gmail, and the main reason there is because of Yahoo and some of the other email providers, the emails get blocked.
I have one list that I’m on, somebody will tell me I got an email, I’ll look and I haven’t received it, so I’ve been switching over to Gmail myself so you’ll set up two email addresses in a safelist, one just for the actual list for where all those emails will go, and you will get a ton, some of the lists, I get over 100 emails a day, so you want to make sure you have a list that’s just like called a throw away list. You wanna make sure you have a list that’s just for the list emails that are sent out, and then you set up a contact email and that’s where the safelist will send you updates and If somebody signs as a affiliate with you, you’ll get an email there.
Don’t get frustrated, it does take some time when I started out with them I was spending a few hours a day, clicking, emailing getting used to how those work, there is little bit a management involved but, it’s not overly complicated, each safelist is a little different, I’m not gonna talk about individual safelists, but try it out, right now it takes me about less than 20 minutes a day to actually do this.
There are some automation tools as well, I’m using one right now that actually clicks the emails for me I’m not going to get into detail there but that has been a huge time saver for me.
And here’s the thing, you come home from work or whatever and you’re gonna watch TV, just take your phone or your laptop and sit there and click it’s kinda mindless, there’s not a lot of thinking involved you’ll get the email there’s a link in it, just sit there and click, that’s what I did, I’d just be sitting watching the news or something and just click on the emails, and then also, one interesting thing is consider testing some of them, for the paid solo ads, that they offer, a few of the company’s offer’s, you can sign up and you can send to 10,000 people for seven bucks or something like that, and then some of them have good paid versions, if you’re getting some decent results with some of the of the safelists, sign up for their paid versions as well, because if you upgrade your account you can send to more people and also some of them also offer a number of solo ads you can do a month.