How a Newbie Blogger Built 600 Highly Targeted Subscribers

by Todd Dowell · 23 comments

This is a guest post by Todd Dowell from where he teaches readers how to make money online. In the following post, you are going to discover his method that helped him quickly build a highly targeted subscribers list in just 4 months.

I didn’t know a lot about blogging when I started 8 months ago. I started blogging to find more customers, and share some of the tips I came across on how to make money online.

I didn’t know a lick about seo, or how to get readers to my blog to actually read my content.

How to Gain Access to the Top Dog’s Email List

As of January, 1st of this year I decided that I was going to take blogging serious. Over the past 4 months I developed a strategy that allowed me to legally gain access to some of the top guru’s email lists.

I knew that many of the top guru’s with huge list like to blast their email list with several new affiliate offers every week.

Immediately, I understood what I needed to do next to get myself in front of all these people on the top dogs lists.

Here is the exact process that enabled me to cash in on the targeted subscribers in my niche:

  • Product Creation – Some big name guru’s create a product, and contact all their jv partners from previous launches.
  • Top Dogs Create Curiosity – The Top dogs with huge list begin to send emails promoting one of their jv partners products. Most of these guru’s have thousands of people sitting on their list. These people on their list are highly targeted, and repeat customers from their own product launches.
  • Product Reviews – It takes a person 6 to 7 exposures on average before there convinced to buy something. Posting a product review is a great way of drawing in the top dogs list. Once a guru sends an email about xyz product to the people on their list. They usually go to google, and type in “xyz review” to get more information, testimonials… etc.

This is where you can capture their emails, and in most cases make a few dollars in commissions.

So, How Did I Capture 600 Targeted Subscribers In 4 Months?

I studied products in my niche that were creating a buzz on the Internet. Next I create an e-book composed of several tips I came across that gave real answers to common questions within my niche. I used a free program called open office to create a .pdf file, so it could be downloaded easily.

All I need next was a professional looking aweber popup that would only show when new visitors appeared on my blog. Luckily there was actually a wordpress plugin called “Popup Domination” by Michael Dunlop, which displays professional looking popup’s.

I quickly setup a series of emails in my autoresponder that both delivered my free e-book, and promoted blog post on my blog for repeat traffic. After my popup, and my aweber autoresponder were properly setup on my blog. I was finally done, and ready to start capitalizing on the top dogs list.

That’s all I did to build a list of over 600 subscribers from blogging.

You May Like To Read: How To Create A Superb Autoresponder Course To Cash In From Your Subscribers!

How To Build Trust With Your List When You Are nobody

There is nothing more infuriating then to have a trusted top guru send you to a sales page that explains nothing about the product. This type of sales pages are more commonly recognized in the “make money online” niche, and is called blind marketing.

Cultivate your list by giving them loads of free high quality content that solves your readers problems.

You can do this by sending an email to your list every time you publish a blog post, or have some helpful information to share. Never try to get them to buy something on the first email you send to your list because it’s a sure way to get unsubscriptions.

Once the people on your list continually benefit from the tips on your blog, or content you have shared with them. You will be beginning to build trust with your list. I feel this is the best way to start to become an expert in the eyes of your subscribers.


Using this technique of building subscribers for your blog is good for building a responsive list. Nobody wants to feel like they are being cheated.

Giving away free tips, and content to your list will always open up more doors, then cramming the latest product down your subscribers throats. I’m a firm believer that if you treat your people good, then they will be more than willing to help you when you need it.

About Todd Dowell

Todd, blogs about an array of topics from how to make money online to seo tips for your blog. You can visit his blog on How to Make Money Online.

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Delena Silverfox June 20, 2011 at 2:17 am

I’m always curious to know of other people’s experiences using pop-ups on their sites, because so many people are vocal in their dislike. But if they were working so well, I’ curious to know what it was about your pop-up that generated such an awesome response.

Parker Chuks June 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Great Tips. i have been using Popup Domination for some time now in some of my blog. Believe me, its giving me positive result. i must say that i like it. thanks for sharing this.

Ivin June 27, 2011 at 10:04 pm

MMO 101. I think you baiting when other launch products is a brilliant idea. I am doing that, kind of, as my niche is a ‘little’ different. But my strategy is long term, different than the MMO ‘get in – get out’ tactics. (well most of ’em). I am looking at a long term investment building products (as you said) and building relationships. Good post!

Harshit Singhal August 7, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Yes I totally agree with what you say Todd. Building relationship with your subscribers is definitely the first step to a successful email campaign. Nice post.

Vernette May 17, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Hey Todd, thanks for sharing this article. It was a pleasure to read. I’ve seen lots of recommendations for the Pop Domination popup tool, but never bothered. Most people tend to avoid popups and I hate them. However, I would have to take a second look after reading your article.

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