You Want An Email List?

email-listWith your strong content promotional tactics, having your email list is more powerful than ever.


Because it moves your Social Media and blogging conversations to a more personal setting — their in-box and your email list.

With an email list, you’ll be building a responsive audience of readers, and maybe soon to be clients, for your blog and/or business.

Your blog readers have easily available information online and are using that easy access to tune out unwanted, well sorry, noise.

— Which may include re-visiting your blog.

I’ve noticed in myself that I seem to have a shorter attention span in my browsing of blogs and microblogging.

Now think about this for a moment, please…

You know how awesome it is when your audience comments on your blog or Social Media platforms, and re-Tweet one of your posts?

I love it, and I’ll bet you do, also!

And, I love it when I receive email replies from my followers.

==> So, can you enjoy building and interacting more with an email list of your own?


As you start to take your blogging and Social Media interactions to the next level with your email relationship planning.

So, I think you can see a bit more sense, and the value, in why a list of your fans may be helpful for you.

Think about it…Have you ever signed up for information so that you can stay in touch with updates from one of your favorite blogs, or businesses online?

– You expect them to email you. Maybe even look forward to that.

Your favorite health blogger isn’t going to call you about their new Spring Get in Shape program. They email you. It’s the standard.

Your own email list can be a lively and powerful way to keep connected and help your followers actually follow what you’re doing and hopefully want more of what you have.

– Your audience will sign up for your list hoping to learn more, be inspired, motivated, and  look forward to the next one. It’s another way to make sure You’re Not Ignoring Your Community?

You know your blog audience. And, it’s the same for emailing.

  • What do you think they want to hear about?’s

The real reason you build your email list?

  • You want to connect with your followers and fans on another level.
  • Taking them beyond Social Media and your blog.
  • Providing them even more value.
  • Keeping them updated.
  • Giving them a moment to sit and really enjoy your email of something they wanted to hear more about.
  • And…someday, maybe, you’ll want to make an offer for them to purchase an ebook, or other product/services that you may decide to offer later.

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

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What others are saying…

“In the last hour I was doing some follow up calls and one of the ladies I had met at recent Skincare class that seemed interested in the business said she was very interested and has been reading my emails and is blown away by my products and business opportunity. We set up a follow up date to chat more. But without Coach Donna L. Ward’s tips and training I may have not implemented these practices of emailing and setting time to do my calls. I get so excited when I see it working! Just had to share! Thanks so much Donna! My business just went BOOM with the activity I have added to my calendar.” Marsha Landeros Benefit with Arbonne

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64 thoughts on “You Want An Email List?

  • February 6, 2015 at 9:20 am

    I communicate with my readers by email sometimes. If someone emails me, I definitely reply back.

    • February 6, 2015 at 12:23 pm

      That’s great to hear, Robin – and here’s to your list growing massively into raving fans for you. Thank you for your note.

    • February 6, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      It’s great that you used to respond to every comment and hopefully emails – and yep I know it’s time consuming, and it’s part of the reason I blog, for me- thank you so much for your comment, Dee 🙂

    • February 7, 2015 at 10:35 am

      Well – That is just right on!! Thank you for sharing Krystal!

    • February 7, 2015 at 10:37 am

      That’s interesting, Francene – as a business online (me) or a blogger (also me) I share with my list routinely once a week minimum – so they don’t forget who I am! Thank you for your note! 🙂

  • February 6, 2015 at 10:15 am

    I would have never thought about an email list! Thank you so much i am just starting out trying to blog more and get my blogs out there as much as I can so this was a big help!! 🙂
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    • February 7, 2015 at 10:38 am

      That’s fun to hear, Angela – I always like hearing that I’ve been of some value – thank you!

  • February 6, 2015 at 10:30 am

    I’ve never thought about an email list until recently. I think it would be beneficial to my readers to see my newest reviews.

    • February 7, 2015 at 10:38 am

      Exactly, Lesley – and thank you for your comment 🙂

  • February 6, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Having an email list sounds like a good idea. My sister is always telling me about all the emails she needs to go through. It sounds like a lot of work.

    • February 7, 2015 at 10:40 am

      Well Catherine – when you have an auto-responder set up – you only have to send them out when you want and reply to those that send you a note – not the same as a personal email server – it’s a lot quicker. Looking forward to hearing more about what you’ll do next – thank you for your comment 🙂

  • February 6, 2015 at 10:52 am

    I always reply to emails! I do have an email list and newsletter, but it only gets sent once a week and it is just a list of my recent posts. I don’t want to overrun my reader’s emails.
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    • February 7, 2015 at 10:41 am

      I know – how you feel on that, Echo – but, it’s interesting the less often I send out an email, the more opt-outs I get – I do the same with lists I’m on – I figure it’s just not interesting anymore – ’cause I’m really not know who they are anymore, either. Thank you for your comment 🙂

  • February 6, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    I think having an email list is very important. It’s what most of us read everyday. It’s a great way to connect with all of your readers as well. I need to work on mine a bit more.

    • February 7, 2015 at 10:43 am

      Thank you Kathy – I agree of course! And, I falter everyone once in awhile – then I get it right for a long while again – it’s continuous, right? Glad for your note!

    • February 7, 2015 at 10:44 am

      Couldn’t have said it better – Thank you 🙂

  • February 6, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Yes, I do think I need to move into this area of business. I have people signed up but have never used my list!
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    • February 7, 2015 at 10:45 am

      Uh-oh, Amy – so glad that you are getting a bit motivated for this – 🙂 Thank you for your note!

  • February 6, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Hi Donna,

    Another valuable post thanks so much! All network marketers and bloggers need to make sure they start building a list so they can stay engaged with their clients and readers 🙂 Of course to build and maintain a great relationship with them as well…….Great tips!

    Big Hugs girlfriend!

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    • February 7, 2015 at 10:46 am

      Thank you – Sweetie – since I am on your list – I know you do a great job with your emails! Big hugs back at ya!

    • February 7, 2015 at 10:46 am

      Thank you Digna for your comment 🙂

    • February 7, 2015 at 10:49 am

      Great to hear that, April – hope to see you on my List Building Call at – thank you for your comment

    • February 7, 2015 at 10:50 am

      Yep – Amber – I used to think that way – once you get to a certain number, it just seems easier – thank you for sharing!

  • February 6, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Great post today with a lot of value packed information. Building an e-mail list has not been near as hard as I thought it would be. However, getting a responsive audience has definitely been my issue I am having.
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    • February 7, 2015 at 10:51 am

      I think you make a great point – for me, once I started letting my personality come out and really knew what I wanted to share, my list became more responsive – thank you for your comment, Craig

  • February 6, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    My goal for this year is to build my mailing list. I have been doing giveaways and such

    • February 7, 2015 at 10:52 am

      That is a splendid and important goal – Thank you for sharing – sounds like you’re on your way! 🙂

  • February 7, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Growing my mailing list is definitely a goal for this year! Thank you for sharing these awesome tips on how to do that!! xoxo

  • February 7, 2015 at 4:26 am

    I haven’t used an email list yet. I think I need a step-by-step post on how to assemble one. Do you have one available on your site?
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    • February 9, 2015 at 8:26 am

      Thank you, Amy – I do answer questions and coach on my monthly List Building call at and the basic steps are:
      1. Set up your auto-responder
      2. Set up your optin (box or page)
      3. Have your optin gift for your ideal audience
      4. Prepare your follow up emails.
      5. Then connect weekly – minimum with your email list

      Sounds easy to me now – but when I started, I didn’t have a clue – feel free to connect with me for a short ‘virtual’ chat – at

      Hope this was helpful as a starter – and I think I’ll write a new blog post about this per your suggestion! Big smiles 🙂

  • February 7, 2015 at 5:40 am

    I am looking into doing a weekly wrap up. i was sending emails everyday with new post information but stopped it. Great information!

    • February 7, 2015 at 10:53 am

      Thank you Heather for your comment – everyone on my list signed up themselves, so no spam in the way you mean – that’s why auto-responders are great –

  • February 7, 2015 at 10:58 am

    I guess I’m the one that doesn’t ever want to do this. I find newsletters and email lists very annoying. I used to be alright with it but then they add up and it becomes junk. I’ve found myself losing interest the more I get them than anything
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  • February 7, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Great post, Donna, and sage advice. I think having an email list is the backbone to any business. I have quite a large subscriber base on my blog. It’s a great way for readers to get the latest scoop on the latest posts, and decide if they want to go check it out or not. Otherwise, how would they know! Thanks heaps.
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  • February 7, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    I’m thinking of getting an email outside of Google that will let me customize. I am almost positive I don’t have that option w/Google, but I want to explore and be sure first before I go elsewhere, because I do love the convenience of Google’s automatic publish.

  • February 7, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Great post! I try to reply back to every email I get from a reader in a timely manner. If they took the time to email me, I should take the effort to reply back as well.
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  • February 8, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    What a great tool to have. I love talking to my readers! I email them bi-weekly and each reader loves it. I give them great ideas for cooking, events in the neighborhood and just advice to deal with something in their life. Great post on communication, it’s important to keep everyone in the loop.
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  • February 9, 2015 at 7:17 am

    I definitely need to work on our email list. I’ve already started but never got the time to really focus and work on it. Soon.
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  • February 9, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    I’ve never thought of having an email list before. I have seen other bloggers who have one and love it. Maybe I will look into it more after reading this post.
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  • February 9, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    I have an email list and enjoyed reading your post. My only wish is that the genie will give me a full time assistant one day. I just don’t have enough time to do it all.

    • April 16, 2015 at 7:59 pm

      hmmm…That’s interesting, Harriet – thank you for your comment 🙂

  • April 17, 2015 at 8:05 am

    I don’t do a newletter, but I do have subscribers that get an email for each new post. I was very good about answering comments on posts, and I really need to get back on that!

    • April 17, 2015 at 1:46 pm

      Thank you, Erica for sharing – I know it’s difficult to keep up on each piece of our blog promotion operating machine!

  • April 18, 2015 at 10:46 am

    great tips! I am always looking for new ways to get readers and keep them coming back.

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