21 ways to build a great mailing list
#17: Contact other newsletter publishers and vendors
Use your networking and social media skills to reach out to other newsletter publishers or even vendors with complementary products or services. Let them know that you’d be interested in promoting their newsletter or offering if they’d do the same for you. This way, both of you can get more online exposure and build your list faster!
#18: Advertise in e-zines and other newsletters
Use newsletter directories to find other newsletter and content publishers that target your audiences. Run a search for “e-zine directory” or “newsletter directory” to find multiple advertising possibilities!
#19: Promote your newsletter in Article Directories
Research and submit topical articles to article directories like GoArticles, SubmitYourArticle or EzineArticles. Be sure to include a bio box at the bottom with a link to your website or an autoresponder email address for instant sign-up to your email list. It enhances your reputation, builds your brand, and attracts quality subscribers.
#20: Be active on similar websites
Search for similar websites and newsletters using Google Blog Search or Technorati. Post relevant, helpful comments and a trackback to your blog or squeeze page, including, of course, your newsletter sign-up form! Visit discussion boards, forums, Yahoo Answers and similar sites to provide helpful comments and information, including a signature linking to your subscription page.