In this post I’ll share with you 6 tips to successfully building an email list!
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As times goes by, Internet marketing is becoming increasingly popular and every day, more blogs are being created. Because of this rise in the inception of new blogs every day, the need for webmasters to build marketing and promotion skills in order to maintain their stand and remain in business has also increased. Marketing techniques are more discovered and changing the face of businesses in the marketing world.
However, there are lots of companies out there and they’re ready to help, promote and publicize your business while also building a clientage for you for a fee, there also different ways through which you can use to promote your sites existence in free ways. And the best one is Email Marketing.
We’ve often heard a lot about email marketing and therefore, I believe we’re also aware of its meaning but, for those of you who still needs some explanation, email marketing is simply a medium through which a customer or your website visitor willingly join your email list thereby giving you the permission to be sending him news or update regards your site.
It could be in the form of blog post updates, weekly or monthly newsletter, some catalogs or your promotional emails. In this case, whenever there is a new happening on your site which can be when you publish a new post, when you’re hosting a contest or even when there is a product or services you want to promote, you will simply send an email notification to your subscribers and, the more email newsletters you sent them, then there will be more of them coming to your site and probably, purchasing what you’re promoting.
therefore, in order to do this work, be sure to build an email list of eager subscribers who willingly want to be receiving updates from you. These are the readers who had liked what they have seen on your blog and have decided they will want to see more and more of that and maybe they will purchase product or service from your blog.
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The problem is that many people thought that building an email list would be very hard and time-consuming, this could be true in some cases but, I believe that anything you want to achieve, once you put your mind on it, you will certainly achieve it. Though, it can take a bit of patience and some effective strategies but it’s worth all the effort because, you will open your blog and your business to the new target market. Take your business blog to new level; if your blog get a lot of traffic and good amount of profits that what you want from your blog, then, your mail list will be very helpful for your business venture.
Furthermore, there have been many sources and good articles on the internet are available for everyone to read learn and follow in building an email list. But sometimes, they may be confused you because there are many different ways they have mentioned of which you can follow to build your list, but you might not know which one method really works.
6 Effective Methods to Build Your Email List
1. Have a well designed Blog:
There is a saying that the eyes always eat before the mouth and, believe it or not, it’s the truth. Take for instance when food is presented before you, before even testing the food, the first thing you must do is to see if it looks good in the eye and if not, you will not eat it, true or false?
Now, same thing goes with having a good-looking and simple blog. When a visitor visits your site the first time, if he sees an ill arranged and un-kept blog, he will simply click the back arrow and then, he will not come again. But, when you have a neat and easy navigable blog, that alone can make a visitor to join your email list knowing that he will learn something from you.
It is therefore of utmost importance that you be mindful of the look of your blog, making sure it appears inviting and attractive in order to wow your readers on their first visit.
2. Have your web form on the most strategic places in your blog:
There are those places that are known to convert well when it comes to building an email list. The most effective places are on your blog’s header, top right sidebar and immediately after your posts. Putting up a good web form in these places can really boost your subscription rate.
Your blog homepage should be good and provide a quick awesome impression. If your blog readers finds your blog awesome they’ll read your blog posts and stay long on your blog and I’m sure they’ll join your email list.
3. Your blog structure and articles:
This is very important that you should have well written articles and good descriptions of your blog that describe your blog very well. Depending on what your blog is all about, you need to capture your blog readers fancy. Make your site user and search engine friendly you should use beautiful graphics good colors and texts and make is very simple.
Make sure don’t use too much heavy graphics, get rid of unused sidebar widgets and be sure to load your site fast even on slow internet connection. Readers always like fast loading sites.
4. Offer awesome services or products:
Returning of blog readers are more likely to bring in more business. They would be your satisfied customers even maybe they’ll recommend your service or product to their family and friends. This way you’ll get more customers and your email list will be grow fast.
It is therefore very necessary that you provide your visitors a very good and appealing service, position yourself as an authority on that niche and also show them you care about them by always interacting with them via comments this way; they will in turn learn to trust and believe in what you do. This trust alone can skyrocket your email list to a point that will even surprise you.
5. Offer them Incentive:
We all like those free things or, don’t you?. Therefore, having this in mind, offer your readers an irresistible incentive that will be very difficult to reject in exchange of their email address.
Just make it very interesting in such a way that no one will like to lose it but, make it mandatory that they must exchange the gift with their email address this way, your email list will also increase beyond your imagination.
6. Make sure you keep your email list private:
Now this is last and most important thing that never ever lose the trust of your blog readers and customers have entrusted on you. Always keep your email list private and don’t share their email address with others companies. For example if you share their email and they get spammed, I’m sure many will probably unsubscribe from your email list. Remember that you are building a trust and if you keep your email list private then you’ll get more subscribers, customers, and traffic.
I hope these 6 tips will help you to start building your own email list right now. I will like to hear your opinion on this post in the comment section below.
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