How to Build an Email List of Subscribers (and Keep Them)

How to Build an Email List of Subscribers (and Keep Them)

Marketing Strategy
If you have an email list of subscribers to your website and a digital product like an eBook, then this is a perfect combination that you can use to generate huge amounts of sales. Many gurus describe mailing lists as the single most important tool available to digital marketers. They tout building a relationship this way, then you'll have an almost guaranteed market for your products – as long as they're good. [Tweet "How do you go about building a list of subscribers?"] The question is though, how do you go about building an email list of subscribers? Here are some basic steps that will set you on your way… How to Build an Email List of Subscribers (and Keep Them) To share this image on your site, please copy…
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How to Use Social Media to Drive Traffic to Your Free Offer

How to Use Social Media to Drive Traffic to Your Free Offer

Marketing Strategy, Social Media
There are many ways we get traffic to our sites. There's organic search, word of mouth direct traffic, paid ads, and of course, social media. When most of us use social media to drive traffic we're usually looking to generate leads. However, to generate leads, we usually need to build up a subscriber base and offer value. The easiest way to do this is to create and share a juicy opt-in offer. No matter what kind of opt-in we offer, be it an ebook, video course, checklist, etc, we still have to drive traffic to our site's landing page(s) so people can sign up. How can we drive this traffic? Social media. Keep reading for a couple of simple techniques to use social media to drive traffic to your website.   It’s something quick and…
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The 3 Phases of Growing Your Email List

The 3 Phases of Growing Your Email List

Marketing Strategy
How do you go from no e-mail list at all, to adding a few people here and there, to adding hundreds or thousands at a time? Here are the 3 phases of list-building as I see them, and some of the most effective list-building tactics in each stage… PHASE 1: Getting Started When you’re just starting out, I recommend reaching out to your sphere of influence and inviting them to receive your special newsletter or tips (whatever valuable free goody you offer on an ongoing basis). Here are some places to start: Stacks of business cards you’ve collected Contacts in Gmail (or whatever e-mail provider you have) People in your cell phone Facebook friends LinkedIn connections Send them an e-mail message to reconnect, inviting them to opt in to your…
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5 Ways to Use Social Media to Build Your Email List

5 Ways to Use Social Media to Build Your Email List

Marketing Strategy
Are you using social media to get more visibility for your business? Are you using email marketing to turn interested prospects into buyers? Have you integrated social media into your email list building efforts? If not, you are missing out on a huge opportunity to promote your business! Social media presents an opportunity to build your subscriber base with a wide range of different people and cross-promote your business from different traffic sources. If you integrate your social media marketing with your email list, you can harness the power of both of these sources for even more traffic and engagement.   5 Ways to Use Social Media to Build Your Email List Let Your Social Networks Know On all of your social networks, let everyone know about your email sign-up page…
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Eight Surefire Ways to Grow Your Email List

Marketing Strategy
It’s safe to say that the bigger your mailing list is, the better. Having a robust email list gives you more opportunities to sell and to build your reputation. Here are 8 sure-fire tips for growing your email list: 1. Make List Building A Priority Make sure you’re putting at least as much effort into building your email list as you are to your social media efforts...hopefully more. Getting “Likes” on Facebook is one way of gauging your popularity, but you can’t control how your message is spread to your Facebook connections, and it can be difficult to effectively communicate with them directly. 2. Make it Easy for New Subscribers to Sign Up Make the links to your sign-up page prominent on all the pages of your website. You can do this…
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Email Marketing: How to Balance Selling and Relationship Building

Email Marketing: How to Balance Selling and Relationship Building

Marketing Strategy
Email marketing is tricky. Too much selling and you lose your subscriber’s interest. Not enough selling and your income will suffer. How do you know what the right balance is for your email campaigns, and how can you achieve it? Let’s take a quick look. Generally speaking, the bulk of your email messages, roughly 80% to 90% of them, should focus on helping your subscribers by offering them quality solutions to their problems. In doing this, you are connecting with your readers and building a relationship with each and every one of them. When you provide mostly helpful information without selling, your subscribers will trust you and your opinion. Therefore when you do sell to them, they’ll take notice and buy because they know you won’t steer them wrong. They…
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Email Marketing Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

Marketing Strategy
Are you still reading emails everyday? Email marketing still plays a critical role in lead generation and relationship building. The following email marketing cheatsheet infographic provides insight into interesting data that you can use to design the best email marketing strategy and take your email marketing campaigns to the next level. A few highlights from the Email Marketing Cheat Sheet Spend time on strategy. Preparation is the key to success with email marketing. As you’ll see below, the top email performers spend more time on strategy than their counterparts. Test, test, and test beyond the subject line. Email marketers not only test the subject line and day of the week, but they also test those less talked about elements like the ‘from’ line and positions of calls to action. Send at the…
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Why Your Email Marketing Practices Make Subscribers Run From You

Why Your Email Marketing Practices Make Subscribers Run From You

Marketing Strategy
Does your email marketing make your subscribers love you or loathe you? Are you subscribers responsive, or are they quick to find the unsubscribe button? Social media has not replaced email, or has it? Social media has its place in the inbound marketing funnel, but email marketing can be targeted and specific to people who want your content, want your offer, and are interested in corresponding with you. People that opt-in to your email list are telling you that they want to extend the relationship, they want to go beyond social media and listen to what information you have to offer. When you get an email subscriber, keep them enlightened, entertained, informed, and interested in your content.  Do offer something of value when I open your email, value reserved just…
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