Once upon a time, I had a grand total of zero subscribers.
That’s where we all start from, really. What matters is what you do after that.
Building your email list does not have to be difficult.
As of this point of writing, I have over 10,000 subscribers. Today I’ll teach you how to get your first 1,000!
In this post, I’ll share with you exactly how you can start building and growing that list of yours.
1. Know why it’s so important to build your list.
The thing about social media?
You have absolutely no control over how many of your followers see your posts. Just look at Facebook’s ever-changing algorithm and you will see what I mean. With emails, you have control over when people will see your emails.
Social networks can die any moment. Some examples of social media networks that are dead: Myspace, Blab, and most recently, Vine.
Email converts better, period.
I could put a ton of reasons and go on and on and on… but the bottom line is this: When someone is a subscriber, they are more likely to end up buying from you.
If you still aren’t convince that building your list is the way to go, read this article: Why Building an Email List is a MUST for Your Blog & Business
2. Now that you’re convinced, get an email service provider.
An email service provider helps you to collect and manage your subscribers, allowing you to send newsletters or automated email sequences to them. This is an essential for every blogger/ entrepreneur who wants to grow a list.
The email service provider that I highly recommend to all my readers and students is Convertkit. I use it daily for my business (I’ve been with Convertkit for years because they’ve been nothing but a huge blessing for my business!) and absolutely love it.
You can try it for 30-days risk-free with my aff link, and if you don’t like it you can get a refund!
If you need a little more details, read this post: Why I Switched to Using Convertkit As My Email Service Provider
But I’m here to tell you – Convertkit is hands-down the best email service provider there is given the functions it has, the amazing support and the seamless user experience.
If you don’t have an email service provider yet, or if you already have one but are looking to switch to something better, choose Convertkit. It has amazing deliverability, a great user experience and useful automation that’s easy to understand.
Go ahead, click here to sign up for Convertkit now. Then read the content below!
3. Start building your list with these materials:
Creating an irresistible freebie incentivizes people to join your list, like bees to honey:
- 10 Game-Changing Strategies I Used To Create an Irresistible Lead Magnet/ Freebie That Got Me 711 Downloads in 3 Months
Turn your website into your #1 subscriber magnet:
Clueless about what to send your email list? I’ve compiled the best things to send your subscribers:
*Special Bonus: Sign up for my free list building masterclass to learn the 3 crucial pillars you need to get your first 1000 subscribers (& way beyond).
I’ve included a BONUS step!
This is definitely the best thing you can get out of this post to build your list.
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Thank you, Raelyn. I love that your article is always no-fluff and actionable. But I have a question unrelated to list building: How do you do the call to share section at the end of each post? Did you use a plugin, or widget?
Raelyn Tan says
I use a widget and put the Social Warfare shortcode in!