Want To Build An Email List?

time to build your listIf you build an email list, you’ll be nurturing future relationships.

Requiring a dedicated system of time and care.

But your results can be priceless.

 “How do I build my email list?” is a common question.

This can be one of your biggest challenges.

Starting and continuing to build your list of contacts so you can keep in touch sharing what you are doing.

But, it boils down to keeping at it regularly. Doing what you know you’re supposed to do.

How to start, then?

  • We know that blogging allows you to build your audience.


#1 Make a list of the ideal audience you want to share your opinions views and expertise with;

  • and WHY you would want to continue educating them.

You are building an audience that will be giving you permission to educate and promote to them.

#2 What are the steps to building an email list, then….

Whether you’re working on your email list or just thinking about it…a strategy and a roadmap are your first steps.

What are the main elements of your plan for starting and building your email list?

>>> Your goals are tied to the actions of your audience.

  • That means relevant content. Sound familiar?
  • So your goal is to learn what your audience wants ~ that you have to offer.

You’ll have the opportunity to build your story and share your value as your list starts to know you better.

>>> Be aware: Two of the biggest reasons we stop sending emails to our list is that:

–  We often just can’t come up with ideas and

–  We don’t have a deadline we stick to.

>>> Collecting emails

  • Set up your autoresponder
    • Aweber – Is my favorite example of autoresponders – especially for beginners. It has lots of features you can grow into. Beautiful templates, Twitter and Facebook integration, blog broadcasts. Great training and telephone support.
    • Mail Chimp – I’ve heard is one of the better free autoresponders.
  • Now add your own ‘Join My Email List’ optin box to your blog so people can join your list.
    • You’ll have an ‘ethical bribe’, an offered gift of value in exchange for their name and email. Like a video, pdf, audio training.
  • Ask your readers, and your Social Media followers to sign up for your list with a link to your optin box area.
  • View my own examples:

Your email list is the collection of followers, subscribers and people who want the information you’re sharing.

Get your email list started today with these tips. Step-by-step.

And do let me know what you thought of this post in the comments below!

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45 thoughts on “Want To Build An Email List?

  • February 9, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Thanks for the great idea. I would love to work on this in the future.

  • February 9, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I have to admit I’ve always shied away from creating an email list as it seems like such a big task, perhaps its something I should attempt this year.
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  • February 9, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Building a list is very important.. We build our lists daily and want/need more 🙂 Thanks of the helpful tips!

  • February 9, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    I’ve been trying to build my email list this year. It’s one of my blogging goals! This post is really helpful, thanks.

  • February 9, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Building an email list is a slow process. I’m trying to work on relationships and not get disheartened by the numbers. Not always easy, I know.

  • February 9, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    I’m not at the point of doing this, either, but this is another one of your posts that I have shared with my contacts on LinkedIn. I wouldn’t be surprised if I find a use for this information in the future.
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  • February 9, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I KNOW I need to do this! My husband keeps telling me that I need to keep up with a weekly or monthly newsletter…I just feel like I don’t have the time to do it!!

  • February 9, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    It’s funny, I really don’t ever open other blogs’ emails that come to me, but I work so hard on my email list! I sometimes wonder if it’s worth all the time trying to build contacts instead of working on my PR and domain ranking. I love the idea of an outline though!

  • February 9, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    This is such great info!!! Maybe one of these says I will get around to an email list!

  • February 9, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Hi Donna,
    Okay, just to clarify, is the email list what you receive when someone signs up to receive your blog? Or is that something different? Do I need to invite them specifically to sign up for my “email list”? Just wondering because I have the email addresses of those who have signed up for my blog.
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  • February 9, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    This is really great! I hope to do this in the near future. Right now I’m really focusing on my content and growing my audience then u want to spend time on this!
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  • February 9, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    This is such a great info! I’ll need this in the future! Thanks for sharing it.

  • February 9, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Building an email list seemed somewhat hard but I know it’s important to keep readers interested and updated with your content. The use of an autoresponder will really help.

  • February 9, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Mailchimp has a free rss feed to post , but the actual autoresponder option costs money.
    I’ve used mailchimp for years and at one time the original accounts could get the autoresponder option free, but the new accounts don’t.

    I started using a free option, though it is very simple and doesn’t offer templates, but does offer a wyswyg editor for adding your own photos and such. It does offer the reall, full autoresponder and the ability to actually send a single email (at a time) to those on your list.

    I think that part often gets people confused about setting up a list. What are all the options and why would you use each one. It’s taken me a long time to learn all that.
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  • February 9, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    I really should get around to doing this… I always put doing this off hehehe!

  • February 9, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Long term goal for me is an email list. I don’t think it’s super relevant right now as I’m still inconsistent with posting & whatnot.
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  • February 9, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    I have been working on building my email list. I just now need to work on doing more newsletters. I think newsletters are the most effective way to reach an audience.

  • February 10, 2015 at 2:12 am

    building an email list is something that I am trying to work on! It’s so important as social media comes and goes that you can communicate through email!

  • February 10, 2015 at 8:02 am

    These are great tips for building an email list. This is something i need to work on.

  • February 10, 2015 at 10:19 am

    I’m reading and it dawned on me that I’m not signed up for your newsletter! All better now. 🙂

  • February 10, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    This is a really great list of tips for building email lists. I do have an email list but I think I need to monitor and work with it more. Time to start building it more, too!

  • February 11, 2015 at 8:13 am

    I’d love to start an email list, thanks for these tips! I’ll be checking into it for sure!

  • February 11, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Hi Donna, I’ve just recently come across your blog – it’s so useful! And really well set out. Thanks so much for sharing. Ellie
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