You already know that building a list is crucial, if you want to succeed online. There are many strategies how you can build a list. All the strategies fall under one of two categories: free methods or paid methods. The problem with free methods are that they take a lot of time before you see any results and the problem with paid methods are that they cost money.
Facebook is the way to go for paid traffic these days. Traffic from Facebook can drive insane returns on investment, because you can laser target the people you want to advertise to. Facebook has an option called custom audiences, where you can upload lists of people that you want to advertise to and if you are using custom audiences then you will want to read the rest of this blog post.
Today in the morning I received an email from Google Webmasters, which said that one of my blogs got manually penalized for unnatural outbound links. Meaning that Google found links on my website that are violating Google's policy. More on why I don't care about the penalty a bit later.
If you are running a fanpage on Facebook you are very likely to have noticed a huge decrease in engagement. For my fanpage in the self-improvement niche it was a huge hit. We now have the engagement that we had like 3-4 months ago with just 10% of the fans that we have now. So, basically we went from having more than 1 thousand fans up to 12 thousand fans and our engagement stayed pretty much at the same level.
A friend of mine got really interested in making some money online. So, I just gave him the URL of my blog. After skimming a few blog posts and watching a few videos, he gets back to me and says that "this is harder than mathematics, physics and biology combined".
I remember the days when I just got started and signed up to my first autoresponder. I created my first list and got the HTML code for my webform. I didn't really knew anything about HTML, but I managed to install that form and create my very own squeeze page.