Product Name: Extreme List Building
Product Owner: Derrick Van Dyke
Advertised Price: $9.95
What is it?
The Extreme List Building product is based on the idea of swapping your list of email subscribers for someone else’s. You can do this in two ways: a straight up trade, or purchasing emails from another list owner.
The trade means you and another list owner in the same niche simply email each other’s offer to your list. You email theirs. They email yours. It’s an even trade.
The Purchase option (aka solo ads) works a bit differently. But you’re basically paying another list owner to email your offer to their list. Usually you pay an agreed amount per click.
Extreme List Building brings nothing new to the table. It’s simply a PDF that outlines a tactic that is covered online and in other products over and over again. It’s just a very plain product with regurgitated information. There are definitely better options.
Before You Buy
This product barely touches the surface of what’s really possible with good email marketing. Extreme List Building only discusses one tactic, and not that well. There’s one product that does cover email marketing well though.
This product was created by Andre Chaperon and is considered one of the best email marketing guides ever. You can read my review of Autoresponder Madness here, and see why I gave it a score of 90 out of 100.
If you want to learn more about email marketing there is no single product that’s better. It doesn't really cover “list building” but it's worth looking into since you want to do this type of business. If you do not know how to build an email list, but want to learn, you should check out my review of Income Blueprint X. It's a great place to start!
What I Liked
I liked the method that was discussed inside Extreme List Building.
Trading and Buying
I can see where this method would provide a lot of help to anyone trying to grow an email list. Email swaps and solo ads have become popular because of their (supposed) effectiveness. To be honest, I haven't tried this. I am personally not so hot on the idea, but I know a lot of guys tout this as an awesome way to make money. I think it really depends on whose list you're marketing to and how they built it.
If you’re a new marketer with a small email list then this method could work well for you. And Extreme List Building does a good job of explaining the basics and giving you some valuable resources to get started.
What I Didn't Like
There were definitely some big problems with Extreme List Building. If this product had been a bit more in-depth and beginner-friendly, my review may have been different. Let’s take a look at some of the most important problems.
Minimum of 200 Subscribers
One of the things I liked about this product was the method it teaches. Unfortunately there’s a catch. If you want to use the method laid out in Extreme List Building then you will have to have an email list of at least two hundred subscribers.
If you’re a new marketer it’s likely that you don’t have any email subscribers on your list yet. So getting to two hundred of them might seem like an impossible task. On top of that, if you’re capable of getting that many subscribers on your own, I’m not sure that you’d need to use a tactic like the one taught inside Extreme List Building.
Extreme List Building suffers from a major lack of in-depth advice. Most of what you will find inside this product is information you can find in countless other products, or better yet, online for free.
Most of the content is dedicated to things like showing you a basic sales funnel for online buyers.
Step 1, find an offer, Step 2, build a landing page, Step 3, drive traffic to the landing page.
More than two thirds of the of Extreme List Building was just summed up for you in that one sentence. Products like this bore me. More importantly though, they aren’t worth paying for. Unless a product can put a unique spin on these basics, or shed light o an entirely new method, then I can’t bring myself to recommend them to you.
After I bought this product I was taken to my JVZoo dashboard to access the product. When you buy a product through JVZoo you go to that dashboard and click the button that says “access my purchase”.
Normally that brings you to a webpage where you can enter login details for a members area or download the product. Instead it just started downloading the product without any warning to me. Okay, that’s not a huge deal but it was sort of jarring. I expected a little more.
But the worse part is the downloads themselves.
Once it was complete I opened a file that contained four PDFs. There was no way to know which one I was supposed to start with, and of course no way to know which was next, and after that.
I had to sift through each one of them to find my starting point, which happened to the third PDF. But again, the whole product is full of so much general information that it was difficult to know where I needed to be.
It just felt like there was almost no effort put into the creation of Extreme List Building. Certainly there was none put into the buyer’s experience, and that alone, say s a lot.