Honestly, I am quite surprised at how many responses I received to my August 2015 survey! In fact, the last one came in just a few hours ago... (much appreciated). :-)
Going through the responses, I have noticed a trend: you want to learn how to build a list!
This is something that is very simple. This is probably the first thing my mentor taught me how to do when I was getting started about three years ago...
In order to build a list, you first need to have an autoresponder that will capture and store the emails (and any other data points) of your list. This is the very first tool you should acquire as an internet marketer.
The second component is a landing page (also known as a "squeeze page" or "lead page"). This is where the traffic gets converted into leads. This page can be as simple as a headline and an opt-in box or it can be a more elaborate page with content. However, in either case, the most important component is the opt-in box where the visitor can submit their data and be added to your list (this has to be placed near the top of the page where the visitor can see it).
The third and final component is of course traffic (visitors to your page). This can come from something as simple as a Facebook post to a Google Adwords campaign.
So to answer the initial question... the three things you need to build a list are:
1). An Autoresponder
2). A Landing Page
Personally, I have been using GetResponse as my autoresponder for the past three years and it has severed me well. There are also other options out there (such as Aweber) however I have found that GetResponse is the simplest to use (especially if you are new to online marketing and building a list).
One cool thing about GetResponse is that it comes with a built-in landing page creator and you do not need to find another solution (unless you want to of course).
No matter how you go about it, the best thing to do is to get started. :-)
If you have any additional questions or would like some more specific topics addressed, feel free to leave me a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can...
Have an amazing day!
- Ivan Sumin
"The Solutions Guy"