Are you struggling to get subscribers onto your email list?
It’s often said that “The money is in the list”.
The fact is, you can’t build a successful online business without building an email list.
It is an essential part of any business and if you aren’t capturing emails you will be losing money.
So you will always need to be building an email list.
This is something you should never stop doing, because over time people will unsubscribe from your list, and as people change email addresses, old email addresses may not be checked any more.
So by constantly adding new people to your email lists your numbers will continue to grow and your business will be successful.
The question is “How do I build my email list as quickly as possible?”
1. Offer A Free eBook
This is by far the most common way to tempt people to subscribe to your email list. Visitors will be required to enter their email address to be able to download the ebook.
What should you give away?
Although ebooks are probably the easiest to offer, videos, audios, whitepapers, cheat sheets and check lists can also be given away for free.
Anything that provides valueable useful content to the visitor could be used as your freebie.
Where to put your free Offer
Now that you know what to giveaway, you need to know where to put your offer and how to go about doing that.
If you have a blog, this will be the ideal place for your giveaway. You will need to put an email list form somewhere on your website.
Where to put your sign-up forms
1. Top of Sidebar
You will be missing out on email subscribers if you don’t place your email signup form at the top of the sidebar.
2. On the bottom of your post
Putting an opt-in form at the end of a post is a great place to put it, as the reader was obviously interested in what you had to say. So, it makes perfect sense to then ask them to take action.
Once you have these things in place, you will start to build your email list.
2. Engage Your Visitors With A Contest
Who doesn’t like free stuff? This can be a fun way to get your visitors on your email list. What you would do is ask them to register with their email address.
It also can be a great way to find out what your readers want to learn.
There are many ways to run a contest, but you still need to offer something of value to the reader.
It should also be related to your product or industry, so that you are only targeting people that are interested in your offer.
Different types of contests
They can be as simple as you like and the opportunities are endless.
- Submit a photo contest
- Writing contest
- Trivia contest
- Tell A Friend contest
- Paid for entry contest
- Voting contest
- Facebook contest
- Where to run your contests
Contests can be run on any social media including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest. Putting them on your website, or in your emails are other great options.
This would depend on what your contest is based on, but here are some of the more popular prizes to giveaway.
- Your product
- Your service
- Promotional T-shirt
- iPad, electronics
- Gift card
3. Grow Your List Using Social Media
Social Media is a great tool for growing your email list, and this is a great way to get people following you and convert your audience into subscribers.
Pin Your Posts
Important posts can usually be pinned to the top of your profile on most social media platforms now.
So, you could pin an image to the top of your profile with your call to action so that this is the first thing that they will see when they visit your profile.
You could promote a free ebook or resource to your Twitter followers with an email address that they need to sign up with.
There is also a feature on Twitter called Lead Generation Cards. By clicking this button, your followers can subscribe to your list which gives you their Twitter email address.
Use the “Sign Up” button on your Facebook page to take people to your squeeze page or newsletter. Make sure to let your audience know what they are signing up for.
Create a board on Pinterest and pin ebook covers on it, which will need an email to sign up.
4. Guest Posting
Guest posting is when you write and publish an article on someone else’s blog or website. This is an awesome strategy to build relationships and to build authority links and send traffic back to your blog.
This method has been used for a long time to get new followers. Online business owners can find new audiences that are looking for what they have to offer.
What you need to know before posting
Before you try guest posting, make sure you own a blog that has high quality content on it. This is because the host blogger will check out your blog before accepting your offer.
Contacting Host Blog
To contact the editor of a blog, use the contact form and ask if they accept guest posts. Give them your name and ask for permission to post on their blog. Also, give them an idea on what you could post about. You may have to wait for a few weeks, if you don’t hear back, try another blog.
Getting great results
Make sure to keep your guest post relevent to the host blog, high quality is a must, and offer value to their readers. There should be a link to your blog from their website, which can be either at the beginning or the end of the post.
This is an excellent strategy to grow your audience and boost your reputation online.
5. Post In Niche Forums
Niche forums in your industry can be a excellent way to find your targeted audience.
Help others first
Before posting with your call to action, make sure to add value and help others first. Otherwise you will be accused of spamming from other forum members.
The main objective is to be active in the forum, the more you post the more exposure you will get.
Time to post
Once you’ve established yourself as being knowledgeable and helpful, then it’s time to make a forum signature with a call to action to your landing page.
Once you build up your email subscribers, you will always have your own audience to market to. Email marketing is the most profitable way to start earning online.
Now all you have to do is just take action and get started.
The success that comes from having a great email list can be life changing.
Master one method at a time and keep at it until you become an expert, then move onto the next method.
Then once you have mastered all these methods, go ahead and research more methods to build your list even more.
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