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Building an email list is for pro bloggers. That was my thought until I got some email subscribers then I realized everyone can do it. Even if you’ve just started blogging yesterday. Once you figure it out the list just keeps growing.
What is an email list or subscribers? An email list is a collection of your audience who voluntarily sign up to get your content or product delivered directly to their email. This is as a result of loving your content and having some level of trust in you. However, having a good content is not just enough to get you email subscribers. There are some few things to do and this is what this post will tell you and show you how to go about it.
Why do I need Email Subscribers?
If you have asked yourself this question before, you are on the right track. There is a need to understand the need for and importance of an email list.
Importance of email subscribers :
- Traffic: As we have understood what email subscribers are. Growing your list will give you a a consistent flow of blog traffic. Because when you have a new blog post you can send it to your email subscribers. Don’t forget they signed up because they love your content and they are looking forward to more from you.
- Monetization: Do you want your major source of blog income to be from affiliate marketing(which is the best)? If yes, then you need an email list ASAP. You have build a relationship with your subscribers so they will buy products you recommend. When you hear bloggers bragging about earning from a blog with low traffic it is because they have an email list.
- Product Sales: Be it free or paid products, your email subscribers are your best bet of getting your product out there. Except if you are giving a good product to the wrong audience. I will talk about how to avoid such mistakes in a short while. So when you launch your toolkit for bloggers, or writers, or photographers, you already have a market to sell to an they are in your email list.
Rules of building an email list
- Have a targeted audience. For instance my target audience on this blog are bloggers. To narrow it down my sub audience are (not so) new bloggers.
- Let your topic go inline with your offer for opt in. If your blog post is about content planning, as your reader to subscribe and get a free planning checklist. With this rule I’m sure you are already having some ideas on how to build your list.
- Give a good offer even you can’t say no to.
How I got 100 Email Subsribers
Like most bloggers I saw the need to have an email list and the truth is I failed on my first attempt. I kept trying and trying until I figured it out and now I can boast of a growing email list.
Then I searched for easy and free tools that would help me do that. After finding the perfect tool. I created an opt in even I won’t say no to.
As simple as it might sound it was a lot of work and effort. But I enjoyed all i learned from it, now all I need to do is to keep growing my list.
You can grow your list too, from zero to thousands. There are many easy ways to do that and I have a perfect tool to help you out. SIGNUP for a two days( just two days) email course to grow your list from the scratch. The best part of the offer is this, it will cost you 0 cent.
Two expensive yet free emails that will grow your blog and give you that passive income you’ve always wanted.
This free email course will show you:
- How to target your audience
- The best email marketing tool out there
- Step by step guide on getting subscribers flooding into your list
- how to keep your email subscribers engaged and active.
- How to turn your email subscribers to satisfied customers, who would love every product you recommend. Here are 4 steps on monetizing your blog.
How to maintain and keep your email subscribers
Now you’ve got your self some subscribers, that’s just the beginning of some serious work. Over time people can decide to unsubscribe or oven stop opening your emails. which is not good. Your audience need to stay and this is how you get that done:
- Sent relevant emails, which keeps relating to what they signed up for.
- Don’t always sell stuff. Give free relevant tips from time to time.
- Make them feel special. I will tell you exactly how to do that in the email course above. Haven’t signed up yet? Do it now
- Be consistent. Tell me one thing about blogging that doesn’t need you to be consistent. However, don’t spam. Twice a week or once is totally okay.
- I hate lengthy emails, except if you would be teaching something in the email then your subscribers might be patient. Hence if it’s your weekly news letter keep it simple and direct.