Archive for April, 2020


The Best Safelists for April 2020

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Welcome to April.

Boy, a lot sure can happen in a month.  With the Coronavirus bearing down hard on the whole world I hope everyone reading this is staying home and staying safe.

It probably goes without saying that the long-term effects of this virus on the global economy are going to be bigger than anyone ever imagined.  What this means for our business is still hard to say.  I think as more people get laid off from their jobs and others just choose to work from home we are going to see a massive influx of people looking for ways to make money online.  It’s not going to happen over night but I think by the end of the summer we will start seeing a lot more people coming into our marketplace.

In short, now is definitely the time to start getting our businesses ready for all of the new people who are going to be looking for ways to make money working from home.

Now let’s get to the safelists.  No major launches last month to report but I have some interesting stats for you below.

The stats below are the top results from my marketing efforts in March.  I currently use 40-50 different mailers every day (or as often as I can) and I am currently promoting a simple lead capture page that I am using to build my list. The “Signups” below show how many people have subscribed to my list and verified their email address.  I do have an upgraded membership at most of the mailers I use which often allows me to send my ads more often to more members.  However, I do spend a lot of time every month reading emails to earn enough credits to send my ads.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
European Safelist 5874 52.00% 7 0.12%
Traffic Leads 2 Income 2062 29.00% 4 0.19%
Viral URL 122 77.00% 4 3.28%
List Nerds 713 67.00% 2 0.28%
The Lead Magnet 279 56.00% 2 0.72%

Total March Sign-ups: 34

Last month I mentioned that my ad was probably getting a little stale as I had been running it for several months and my stats kept going down.  Rather than start from scratch I wanted to see how much of an effect my safelist email would have on getting new sign-ups.  So, I kept the same landing page but wrote a new email with a new subject.  With just this one change I went from 24 sign-ups in February to 34 sign-ups in March.  That’s a pretty big boost considering my landing page stayed exactly the same.  For April I am going to take it a step further and try rotating different subject lines at each safelist to see if the variety attracts more attention.

Will it work?  Check back next month to find out!