Growing an email list!

Posted: April 14, 2016 in Uncategorized
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    Today, I was questioned, by a follower, on how to get more email followers. Not being a big fan of getting followers like that, I ventured out to find a solution to her problem. This is what I came up with.


    1. Social Media
     With this world being so entangled with social media, one would question how we got out of the 80s, but even with the annoyance, I found great use of it. If you are trying to get famous, the first place you might look to go is to social media.

     Everyone at least has 200 friends on their desired social media, which gives you a great upper hand for potential traffic. Facebook makes it even easier with pages. If you have a blog, the best thing to do is make a page about it, then invite your friends. Quick and easy, but she wants to know how to get more email fans, well that is easy with the “call to action” option.

     A call to action is a way for your fans to communicate with you, through various ways. This includes emails. If you are posting on this page, many would ask, why do they need a email to be reminded? This is why you have to sell it with content and contest.
2. Contest
    Everyone likes to win, whether it is a game or a drawing, they just love to be in the spotlight, so why not use this to your advantage? Hold a contest that requires signing up with an email. They will come, and soon you will have more email buddies. This will work at the time of the contest, but how can you keep them from leaving? This is why great content is needed.
     No one wants to read sucky material. Why would someone waste their time reading mediocre work, when someone better is saying the same thing, better? That is why you need to ensure that you are posting the best work, which means more work. But if you feel that is really time consuming, then you could invite guest bloggers. They will help you in more ways than none.
3. Guest Blogging
    Guest bloggers are those who make an appearance on your blog, but don’t intend to stay around. Having a guest blogger is really fun, but also, really smart. The more you have people write on your page, the faster your blog and email list will grow.
      The math is simple, you have 34 followers, the guest has 56 followers, and both of you have 300 friends on Facebook. There is a high chance that you don’t have all the same followers and friends, especially since he has more than you. This is why guest blogging is an amazing tool.
    When they post, their fans and your fans see that. Then, when you post it on your pages, the friends on both sides see it. They come from his page to see your page, and bam! Since you have great content, you will have yourself more fans.
4. Post regularly! –
     I cannot tell you how many times I have to tell people this, but if you are going to be a blogger, then you need to post regularly! I am of the crowd that hates being out in the cold, if I don’t know when you are posting, then there is a chance that I will unfollow and unsubscribe!
     If you are a ghost writer, then you don’t need to build a email list, but more likely you need to build a passion to post. The point of a email list is to inform people that you have new content, that they can’t live without. If you aren’t posting regularly then how can you expect people to stay entertained?
      The math is simple, the theory is solid, all you have to do is take it and run with this information! If you want to build your email list; take the steps listed above. Remember to keep great content, to allow people to guest blog, to post regularly, and finally, host a few contest! It’s fun and it draws in the crowd!



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