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The Great List Building Experiment

It’s time for me to walk the walk!

I am always on camera or in a blog post telling people how great traffic exchanges are for personal branding and list building, well it’s time for me to prove it!

Here’s my game plan for this little experiment….

Step 1: For the first 7 days, I will be showing this splash page in as many exchanges as I can. I will spend absolutely ZERO out of pocket expenses for advertising the page, only what I can earn from surfing.

This page will be getting people to know me…That’s it!

Step 2: After that full week, I’ll switch the page I was promoting into a lead capture page and then following the same rules, of only surfing for traffic, start promoting the page to build my mailing list.

Here’s what I’ll be using:

1. Rocket Responder – To capture leads and for email management
2. You Tube – To host my videos on the blog and splash / squeeze pages
3. Ad Kreator – To host and design my uber simple splash and squeeze pages.

And a whole lot of Jon surfing and chatting 🙂

This is me being a guinea pig to show people, how to get BIG results from the traffic exchanges with little to no money spent on advertising.

Will it work? There is only one way to find out……

I will be updating this post throughout the week….Going over what I have found out during my little adventure…

If you are reading this from seeing the video splash I have been promoting, say hi in the comments below 🙂 I’d love to hear form you….

Update Feb. 14:
Today was Valentine’s Day and I didn’t spend much time online. So I didn’t get to push the splash page as much as I would have liked. An update on some numbers though. I received 6 new leads simply from talking about this blog via the splash page.

So that tells me, people are paying attention…A big test will be the remainder of this week as I promote the page much more over the next 48 hours or so. These new leads will not count towards the numbers I will be tracking when I switch the splash page to squeeze page next week, but it is working…So far 🙂

Update Feb 16: We are now up to 11 new subscribers to my blog. Not bad considering all I’ve been doing is telling people to come and check it out, still haven’t been using a squeeze page….This is pretty exciting!

Update Feb. 17: Pretty crazy, but overnight we added 6 new subscribers…Bringing the totals now to 17 subscribers to the blog since we began this experiment!

Update Feb 18: I take Saturdays off and don’t spend time behind the computer during the day but still managed to generate 2 more subscribers today. Bringing the total so far to 19.

Jon Olson

I'm Jon Olson, I've been publishing Hit Exchange News since 2003 and been involved in the traffic exchange industry since...Well, the beginning :) I'd love to network with you as you browse the pulse of the traffic exchange industry! I am also a HUGE fan of reading your comments. I will respond to every single one! Poke around and enjoy the 'News! And thanks for hanging out...

13 thoughts to “The Great List Building Experiment”

  1. Cool experiment but let’s up the game …..Your Jon Olson , everyone knows that guy……I’ll do the same experiment with my own list , capture and splash without my own program just to show people you don’t have to be Jon Olson to build a list .

  2. If you will build the lead capture pages on camera, like Anik does, I think it will add even more power to your experiment, so everyone can see you build the pages. I like that you are doing this experiment.

  3. Fantastic Jon! I missed your blog post earlier and now am connecting the dots with having helped test your splash page earlier. Its good to see Tim getting in on it too! Looking forward to seeing your results and feedback and seeing you surfing lots lol

    1. Thanks Leone, ya should be fun. I’m just trying to keep it simple so that anyone can follow the steps…But Terry’s idea made me think about this even more…Going to do a basic splash / squeeze page tutorial too

  4. Great experiment Jon I Love it :).Hopefully I take action with the material you have given and experimenting myself with it but I have never put myself in vids.Hopefully I Conquer my fears with this how to experiment.and be in vids soon.As the result are very Impactfull which I came to a conclusion after seeing your Squeeze Page Vid Jon.Awesome to see you Guiding us with Baby Steps :).

    1. Thanks man, appreciate the comments. Yeah I mean, if I can inspire anyone to get behind the cam more, job accomplished! I truly believe in the power of video, list building and traffic exchanges….Why not combine all 3 🙂

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