How can I build an email list fast and free of cost?
If free methods were so good then, there would have been no paid methods. Free methods often have limitations in one way or another, such as difficulty or time cost. They can be helpful to some extent, though, especially when getting started.In digital marketing, email lists are very important. Since it is a way of communication with customers, virtually every business and venture benefits from having one. Now, I will say you can build email lists in an almost free and fast manner. By free I mean anything that costs you the price of a coffee mug, and that you can use over and over again after paying once. First, let us have a quick look at five tactics of email list building.
1) Offering More Content in Exchange of Email
You offer a part of your content to the customer for free. The remaining part may require their email address. That works effectively in the case of blogs, but you may apply it wherever you find it suitable.
2) Drive Traffic to Landing Pages
The landing page is a lead capture page. You can create multiple landing pages and then test them to see which performs the best. You aren’t forced to have just one winning landing page concept either. Maybe you have one lead capture angle of a free book, and another one for a free course on something similar, and they both subscribe people to the same list. The more effective landing pages you have, the wider a net you case for sign-ups.
3) Freebies and Discounts
You may provide the reader with free ebooks, guides, etc. in exchange for the email address, and not just on landing pages. You may also distribute discount coupons for products you sell.
4) Using Social Media
You can make use of social media posts with a link to the landing page to engage the audience and create their interest so that they may follow up on that link, and then share it with others.
5) An Impressive Website
Most people need to see an offer seven times on average before they say yes. If you get a website that offers valuable content to the users with ease of access, then they would revisit it over and over, seeing your offer each time. If you’re unsure about whether your site is appealing to your audience, you can have a feedback collection form, so you get to hear exactly what your visitors think.
The above steps can help you to collect email addresses and make a list. However, I must emphasize that a list, even a big one, is only powerful in proportion to how targeted it is. If you gather a list of a million people, but they were drawn in for generic reasons and haven’t been pre-marketed to understand who you are and care about your products, the list is as good as dead. That is the point where most people mess up in list building. On top of that, there’s the issue of getting people to sign up under the right pretext. I’ve found that many times the traditional method of “here’s something you want, give me your email for it.” only leads to a high unsubscribe rate and a low engagement rate.
Merely building a list and following conventional strategies, basically doing what everyone else does, isn’t really working very well anymore. As a digital marketing professional, I would suggest you make the best possible use of something new, or even better, something universal with a new spin on it.
For that, I would recommend the method I apply, List Warrior. It is a several-hour-long video program teaching you how to build an email list in a way that costs nothing or little to nothing and adds up quickly. If you take the tips and information inside List Warrior seriously, you’ll have a one-and-done tactic to go from 0 to 10,000 subscribers in a matter of months. It also provides additional features like email autoresponder tutorials, funnel review service, and above all, case studies for a better understanding of how to succeed.
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