A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. A buyer in your CRM is worth two prospects in your email list! A buyer has proved that he has an intention and the capability to buy and will buy further if he is presented with an offer that makes sense.
If you build a list of people who are just curious about your product but have no intention to buy anything, you are never going to have conversions from this list! So the whole idea is not just to get more people into your sales funnel but to get more buyers into your sales funnel to whom you can present great offers and convert them to premium customers.
Getting more buyers into your funnel is easier said than done. But with some counter intuitive techniques there is a possibility to increase the number of buyers and revenue. You just need to make a simple tweak in your existing funnel. To illustrate this let us take an example of a typical sales funnel with prospects, a $10 front-end product and a $50 back-end product.
Case 1: $10 front-end, $50 back-end
Case 1: You build an email list of 100 people and present them with a front-end product worth $10. Let us assume you have a 10% conversion ratio and 10 people buy that product. Let us assume that you have a 10% conversion ratio again on the buyers list and 1 person buys the back-end product for $50. Now your total revenue is $100 + $50 = $150.