List Building – How To Create A Top Ten Article
One of the easiest ways to get your posts or articles read, attract visitors to your site and build your email list is by using a "top ten" article. People love these as it's a really good "pick and mix" solution. As the name implies it's just a list of your top ten products, books, software – the variations are endless.
There are endless sources of information for material for your subscribers such as forums, Amazon, ClickBank etc where you can easily discover what others are looking for. Your task then is to pull this information into easily digestible chunks where your readers can pick out the sections they like best.
Idea 1: Top Ten Software Reviews. First make sure that you have used the software as a dishonest or inaccurate review will damage your standing and have a negative effect on both your list building efforts and your online business. Do a brief resume linked to an in depth review where you may want to try and make an affiliate sale (if you want to make money). Try and mix up both free and paid for software to satisfy subscribers who are short on time and others who are short on cash.
Idea 2: Top Ten Blogs. Depending on the theme of your site you can show your followers the top ten blogs related to their field such as the top ten relationship or internet marketing blogs. They can then leave comments and get links back to their sites or pick up tips to help improve their own sites or at times contact the site owner and offer to do a guest post.
Idea 3: Top Ten Themes: List your favorite themes and tell your readers why you think they are the best. This type of list provides loads of scope for you to mix up paid themes with free themes (check out WordPress and you'll see what I mean). Provide affiliate links to the paid themes – tell your readers that you will get a commission. This provides value for everyone.
Top ten articles are great for providing compact snippets of information which you can write about in depth on your site. This is a guaranteed way to get people to sign up for your email list, improve your traffic and improve the results from your list building efforts. So, now's the time open up a fresh page, get writing and increase your opt ins.