Another one of Matthew Neer’s creations, List Leverage has been on the market for quite a while. And usually, if systems are available for more than just a few years, then they must be providing legit solutions. However, let me come out and say that I am not a fan of Matthew or his products.
In this List Leverage review, I will be going over the program, how it works and what you would expect in terms of tools and training inside. I will also go over the pros and cons of the program, so as to be fair and to provide you with the bigger picture of the program.
In other words, at the end of this review, you will have enough information to make an informed decision and will know exactly whether List Leverage is going to be of any benefit to you.
List leverage was designed by super affiliate Matthew Neer. He explains that this system is going to help you build a giant list of subscribers by using his high-converting website absolutely free!
It’s as easy as writing an email, clicking the send button and making money! The money is in the list, and thus, the bigger the list, the more money it is possible to make, from that list.
The question that Matthew pops, is that, if it is as easy as that, then why isn’t everybody doing it? His answer to that is the “tech barrier” of not being able to create a high-converting squeeze page, not knowing how to tap in good traffic sources and not knowing how to create good enough free giveaways to build their list.
List Leverage takes care of all that for you, while you do next to nothing, says Matthew. Each time you refer just one person to List Leverage, this one person will have the ability to add five more subscribers to your list, growing your list faster and faster. That’s how you can leverage other people to build your list for you, while they also benefit the same.
Why Use List Leverage
This is a very interesting idea in my opinion, because if you have ever tried to build your own list, then you know that it can take some time to get thousands of subscribers. When you sign up just one person with List Leverage though, you have the ability make five times more, without much work.
For example, if you were to get 10 people to sign up to your list, that’s 10 person you personally referred. However, these 10 people will also have the ability to refer others, and they would each add 5 subscribers to yours. That’s 10 + 50 = 60 subscribers on your list, just for referring 10.
Now you can see how easily this system could get people on your list.
The Problems with This System
This system sounds very good at first, but there are a few problems that come with it.
1) High Spam and Unsubscribe Rates
The problem with having other people’s subscribers be added to your list, means that they are being added without their knowledge. Thus, when you send out promotional emails to them, they won’t recognize you and could potentially either unsubscribe or mark your email as spam.
2) Low conversion rate
Another problem you could have with adding people to your email list this way, is that you may not be promoting the same things as the initial list they had signed up for, and thus, this will result in them not being interested in what you have to say. This makes your list futile, because you won’t really be able to leverage this list to make money.
3) Breaching Anti-Spam Laws
Not only would you not make a lot of money from your list that way, but you could also get into deep trouble because you would be breaching anti-spam laws. These people did not really initially agree to be part of your list and not having a double-opt-in to prove the people accepted, is going to be a major problem.
Beware of Extra Costs
Even though you can join this program and use the squeeze page for free, you will still need to spend in order to be able to do anything with the system.
First of all, because Matthew knows well that this method of building a list will be breaching Anti-Spam laws, you have NO choice but to use his autoresponder made available to you for $9.97 per month. Sure, it’s not a lot to pay for an autoresponder, but I imagine that Matthew needs to make it attractive, thus the low price.
You need this autoresponder because it is the ONLY autoresponder that is going to allow you have high unsubscribe and spam rates, because of the nature of List Leverage.
Secondly, you have to pay in order to get traffic to the squeeze page and they’re not cheap either! They are all over $1 per click! if you were to use Google Ads to drive traffic to your website, there are high chances of you actually paying a few cents per click. I actually think Matthew makes money off of this!
And last but not least, you also have upsells within the program that will demand more money from you, by enticing you with better results.
1) Free to join
2) Real person behind the system, Matthew Neer
3) Ability to build your list fast
4) Decent tools
1) Low conversion of the list
2) Breaching of Anti-Spam Laws
3) High spam and unsubscribe rates
4) Hidden costs
5) Cost per click is high
6) No option to use another autoresponder, for risk of violating anti-spam laws
7) Unnecessary upsells
List Leverage Review – My Final Thoughts
Although this may seem like a good way to grow your list, I just don’t see how this is going to be any good for the long-term. I prefer the traditional way of building your list. At least you know people are genuinely interested in what you have to offer and thus, they would be more likely to buy a product you recommend.
Overall, I don’t recommend List Leverage because of the severe repercussions that could result because of the breaching of anti-spam laws. Even if you are able to use another autoresponder, should somebody report you, you could get into deep trouble!
Building a list with people who are not interested in what you have to offer (your niche) is not a good list at all. What would be the use of going through all this trouble, to build a list that will just not yield the results of a typical mailing list?
Additionally, I feel that the upsells and the cost per click are expensive! They are designed only to make Matthew more money, while you build a useless list with high unsubscribe and spam rates.
If you still want to try List Leverage, you can do so HERE. But overall, I do not recommend this system.
Here’s How You Can Build A List The Right Way
If you don’t want to dabble in a website and you only want to build a list and leverage it to make money, then I have a great alternative to List Leverage. It is called Affiliate Promo Formula.
You can refer to the review, where I give you all the details about the program, but in a nutshell, I like how John (the creator of Affiliate Promo Formula), focuses on training you on how to promote legit products, how to start your list and how to make your offers attractive for people to sign up.
It only costs $5 and although you are introduced to upsells, you do NOT have to sign up for them to get the great training on Email Marketing.
With the Affiliate Promo Formula, you actually get proper training that you can use over and over again. What I like is that you do not become dependent on the system and could make money regardless of whether the training program survives or not, unlike List Leverage.
Here’s What To Do If You Are Interested in Building a Website AND A List
That’s what I have; a website and a list.
Having a website of your own actually helps you build your list much faster and I speak from experience. I have only been building my list for 1.5 month and I already have over 100 subscribers on my email list.
Building a website and a list together, takes some education and some work. It won’t come as easily as Matthew claims it will. And with a website, you won’t have to pay for traffic because the training that I am about to introduce you to, will show you how you can leverage Google to get hundreds of free traffic everyday!
With hundreds of free traffic, you can just imagine the number of people that will subscribe to your list!
Oh, and I forgot to mention that when you do sign up to this training platform, that I will personally be there to help you out. I will be your mentor and your coach and will show you exactly how I built my own email list. 🙂
I am a Top 50 member, so you can rest assured that I am one of the most active people on the platform.
Check it out and I hope to see you inside soon. Otherwise, if you have any questions or experiences with either List Leverage or Affiliate Promo Formula, feel free to leave them below.