Credit Based List Builders continue to be the most effective form of advertising I've been using and have been directly responsible for growing my business over the past months.
Following are some of the List Builders I use and recommend. All are FREE to join and use.
FREE Credits Included:
I recommend everyone begin using these two mailers because you are able to send your solo ad's without having to click on other ads to generate mailing credits.
The List Auction (1.70% CTR – | .63% Conversion + )
Free members can send 500 emails every 7 days or click for additional mailing credits. I generally click on enough ads to send an additional 1,500 every two weeks.
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Viral Ad Store (2.27% CTR – | .45% Conversion )
Free members can send 500 emails every 7 days or click for additional mailing credits. I generally click on enough ads to send an additional 1,500 every two weeks. The relatively low click value (5 – 8 credits) for reading emails means it will take a bit longer to accumulate additional credits.
Surf for Credits or Purchase Credits:
The following credit based list builders are also very effective. However, you will have to invest a little time clicking on other ads sent to you in order to generate mailing credits. As a paid member, you will be able to send your ads using your upgraded credits, saving you allot of time.
Marketing Checkpoint [ 5.71% CTR – | 0.25% Conversion – ]
Marketing Checkpoint continues with a strong click thru rate and acceptable conversion.
List Surfing [6.20% CTR – | .15% Conversion – ]
I particularly like using List Surfing because you can get UNLIMITED traffic to your web site and at the same time it allows me to send email ads to it's members. With a FREE membership in List Surfing, you are allowed to send 200 emails every day. With the short 10 second timer spent viewing each page you surf, you can earn those 200 mailing credits per day by spending a little over 30 minutes per day surfing. Although the conversion rate has slipped in recent months, I continue to like this List Builder and suspect I need to better target the advertising to improve the conversion rate.
Viral Nugget [4.98% CTR + | .36% Conversion – ]
Viral Nugget continues to be a strong performer and I have recently raised its recommendation. In fact, because I've been so impressed with the results after Viral Nugget released it's newest version, I upgraded so that I can now send more emails, more often, without credits.
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List Jumper [2.60% CTR – | .44% Conversion + ]
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Adchiever [3.32% CTR – | .36% Conversion ]
How about a Listbuilder that awards credits based on achievements? Earn credits for logging in, confirming your link, referring people, surfing, reading emails, everything! Another gem by Listbuilder Guru Darren Olander. I joined this credit based list builder as a Platinum member in order to email 1,500 random members every 3 days (no credits needed). Free members can email 1,200 members every day using credits.
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Viral Mail Profits [1.16% CTR – | .74% Conversion – ]
I have used this system to manage all my credit based list builders and have been very happy with them since they added their own mailer.
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- 100 Percent Mailer [3.69% CTR – | 0.53 Conversion – ]
Free Members can send an email every 5 days to as many members as they have credits. Premium Members can send every 2 days.
Lucid List Viral [3.55% CTR – | .59% Conversion + ]
This credit based list builder has been recently promoted to my top-10 list. The credits earned when viewing other emails is pretty low so it takes more work to generate enough credits to send your solo ad.
BuildMyDownlines [3.22% CTR + | .21% Conversion + ]
You can e-mail random members with your advertising credits as well as e-mail your downline 5 levels deep without credits. Advertising credits are earned from the site by clicking on e-mail credit links or text ads within the site. You can also purchase credits cheaply if you wish to advertise this way without earning them.
Additional List Builders to Consider
Although these List Builders do not make my top-10 list, they do still have some merit, in my opinion, and I continue to use them as secondary advertising sources. Before using these, you should have first mastered the above top 10.
- Puffin Mailer [ 8.08% CTR | .07% Conversion ]
- The Lead Magnet [1.90% CTR | .42% Conversion – ]
FREE Members can Email Their Downline (10 Levels Deep) plus 250 Members Without any Credits. You can earn credits by clicking on emails (15 – 40 credits) to send your mailings. This is a top ranked site by List Hoopla
YourHugeList [.81% CTR | .65% Conversion – ]
While it's CTR is pretty low, the respectable conversion rate makes this mailer appealing.
- Viral Ads Unleashed [0.67% CTR – | 1.37% Conversion – ]
This List Builder has an added bonus of giving you the ability to display your text ads on their exclusive ad network and earn credits by displaying other member ads on your website. You'll also receive credits from your referrals ad displays… All the way down to five levels deep in your advertising network! Building credits for sending solo ad mailings takes a bit more work than some other mailers and its relatively low click through rate will likely keep Viral Ads Unleashed off my top ten list of credit based list builders, but I continue to use it as a secondary mailing system.
- FastListMailer [ 4.68% CTR | .29% Conversion ]
- Bweeble [3.56% CTR – | .31% Conversion – ]
While the CTR is pretty good with Bweeble, it's low conversion rate is a drawback. Free members can send up to 3000 emails every week using credits.
- List Bonus [2.98% CTR – | .40% Conversion + ]
The conservative click value (15 credits) for reading emails will take a bit longer to accumulate enough credits to send a mailing, but it is still somewhat better than others.
Low Priority List Builders
These following list builders have not performed as well lately but I still occasionally use them.
- Top Tier Mailer [2.34% CTR – | .24% Conversion – ]
I like the higher click credit value (25 credits) which means it takes less time to accumulate enough credits to send my mailing.
- YourEZList [.86% CTR – | .57% Conversion – ]
This one was a favorite in earlier testing causing me to upgrade so that I could send more emails. More recent results have been deteriorating and this one has been slipping in my ratings.
- Hot List Mailer [ 2.31% CTR – | .25% Conversion + ]
- ListJoe [1.84% CTR + | .39% Conversion + ]
- TrafficeLeads2IncomeVM [ 3.22% CTR – | .13% Conversion + ]
While the CTR is pretty good with this, the low conversion rate is a drawback.
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- ListBuilderMayhem [ 2.04 CTR – | 0.32% Conversion – ]
- List Adventure [2.15% CTR + | .22% Conversion – ]
- List Zillion [.60% CTR – | .81% Conversion – ]
Free members can send solo ads to 300 members and additional members with credits.
- NewGenTraffic [0.31% CTR – | 1.43% Conversion – ]
While the click through rate is rather low, the conversion rate keeps this list builder as consideration.
- State of the Art Mailer [3.74% CTR + | 0.14% Conversion – ]
Although this mailer has a pretty high CTR, it has been downgraded in my list because of it's low conversion rate. Perhaps better targeting of ads would improve that.
List Builders I'm Testing
I am always testing additional List Builder resources to either recommend or not recommend to my team. Here are a few I'm still testing:
- List Nerds [1.02% CTR – | 1.64% Conversion -]
- Instant Profit Mailer [ 7.73% CTR | .13% Conversion ]
This one is looking like a keeper and perhaps a top rating based on early tests.
- Top Tier Traffic [ 1.29% CTR | .15% Conversion ]
- List Punk [ 6.72% CTR | .69% Conversion ]
- MyFreeResources [ 10.04% CTR – ]
- List Viral [ 1.18% CTR – ]
- Social Message Connect [ 0.47% CTR – ]
Note: The above CTR (Click Through Rate) is an average of clicks on ALL emails sent. The Conversion rate is an average of those clicks that subsequently take whatever action is called for in the email. That might be completing a lead capture form, a free sign up or paid member.
I have tested these extensively and decided to not use them any longer because the click through ratios and conversion rates were very poor making them a complete waste of time.
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