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Why You Need to Start Building an E-mail List?

Many people believe that e-mail marketing and promotion is dead.
I am here to tell you that it is alive and well. If you are not yet harnessing this powerful strategy, your website is missing out on one of the best, and most effective marketing tactics out there.
E-mail marketing and promotion is one of the oldest internet marketing strategies. There is a reason companies and websites still use it, because it works!
In this article I will cover: the benefits of e-mail marketing, strategies for constructing an effective e-mail list, and how using e-mails will keep your customers and viewers coming back.
Why You Need to Start Building an E-mail List?

How Email Marketing will benifit your blog?

I am sure that you have received dozens, if not hundreds, of e-mails specifically designed to market a product, website, or service to you.
While you may have written some of these off as spam, those that had a catchy or interesting title caught your eye. E-mail marketing is a lot like any other type of promotion, it will not work 100% of the time, but you would be surprised to know that this form of marketing has a very high success rate.
Don’t forget Money is in the list.
Email marketing is the SECRET of making passive income fast.

1. E-mail Lists Allow You to Target Your Audience:

An effective e-mail list allows you to target people whom you know have an interest in your site’s content and, or merchandise. When you construct e-mail lists from those who have registered on your site, every e-mail to those groups are warm leads, and typically results in some sort of action. Whether that action be visiting your site, purchasing and item, or even providing feedback, it is up to you. You can use your email list to promote affiliate product in order to make money!

2. E-mail is more direct and Personal:

With the recent growing popularity of social media networks, many people have forgotten about or abandoned this form of marketing. While it is widely known that social media marketing is a very effective strategy, it lacks the personal feel of an e-mail. People prefer receiving e-mails that appear to be targeted directly at them.
A well composed e-mail gives this marketing tactic more of a personal feel, while social media tends to targeted a greater, and more generic audience. When people feel newsletters, and product updates are meant for them, they are more likely to respond or take action.

3. E-mail can be used to Resurrect Older Articles or Products:

Typically when an article is first published, or a product or service is first offered, sites tend to showcase them. When they are being showcased they receive increased traffic and attention.
However, given enough time, they tend to fade into the background. One way e-mail marketing can be used, is to re-direct attention to these older products and articles. If you find that an article or product seems to fading into oblivion, you can re-energize it with a newsletter or product update. This allows you to keep all relevant content alive and active on your site.

How to built an effective Email list.

Here are some ways to build email list effectively. These method can work with any email marketing services like Aweber, mailchimp.

Here, Ammar is using MadMimi Email Marketing Service. You too can give it a try, Worth using and far cheap than AWeber or Mailchimp.

Create a Newsletter Sign Up:

There are many strategies that exist for creating an e-mail list, some work better than others. The main strategy that I recommend every blog or website put to use is the newsletter strategy.
This involves adding a section to your site that says something along the lines of, “If you enjoyed this site, subscribe to our newsletter and receive weekly updates.”
Located directly under this text is a form where users can input their e-mail, and are automatically signed up. (If you are using WordPress for your site, jetpack comes standard with this subscription widget) When a user fills out the form, you have successfully added a contact to your list, who you know is interested in your site’s content, products or services. This greatly increases your chances of successfully marketing to this individual, and all others on your list.
You can see this blog sidebar, header or after post optin form to get some idea. :)

Offer a Free Product:

Another effective strategy is using a product, for example a free e-book, to get users to subscribe to your list.
They see an opportunity to get something for free, and all they have to do in exchange is give you their e-mail. Most users will freely provide their e-mail to receive a free product. The key to this marketing tactic is to make sure that before they receive the product, they verify that their e-mail is valid.

Generate Leads Using Social Media:

Social media can be another great way to build your e-mail list. Google+, Twitter and Facebook all offer the opportunity to increase the number of subscribers in your list. I recommend using those platforms to promote your site’s newsletters, or product updates.
You can even offer free promotional products via these networks. Using social media and e-mail marketing in tandem is one of the most effective ways to generate e-mail marketing leads, and should not be overlooked.

Using Your Newly Created List

After you have implemented a few of these tactics, you should see a steady increase in your e-mail list.
You will now be able to send out targeted e-mails to these users.
I recommend sending a weekly newsletter with a catchy headline. Perhaps the title of one of your articles, or a name of a product you sell. Anything that will catch their eye and get them to read the e-mail will work.
Try offering incentives, or special deals inside of your e-mails. This will create credibility, and users are more likely to open future e-mails. Experiment with different e-mail marketing tactics, see what works for your blog or site, and stick with it.
Just remember not to get frustrated, building a quality e-mail list takes time and patience. Trust me it is worth the wait, when it finally does pay off.
In upcoming days we will be sharing lot of interesting stuff to build an email list, getting more subscribers and secret of generating money with email list. Just subscribe here and get update direct to your inbox.
Did I missed any point? Are you building email list? Join the discussion in comments

9 Easy Ways To Increase Subscribers and Traffic..

Starting a Blog might be an easy task, perhaps its easy for me, but what I found really hard is getting enough traffic and readers to my site.
There are many blogging tutorials on how to get tons of traffic to new blog with no doubts all these tips are good and have its own part in taking your blog traffic to next level, but one hidden treasure I found about getting direct traffic apart from search engine is the blog subscribers that subscribe to get your latest updates in their inbox.
Have you ever imagined woken up one day to find out your subscribers counts thousands? having huge numbers of subscribers can get you more traffic than you’ll ever imagined, but how do you get these subscribers, that’s where another problems comes in, implementing these tips might help in getting more subscribers as you want.
9 Easy Ways To Increase Subscribers and TrafficHere are some simple and effective ways to get more feedburner subscribers as well more email subscribers.

Subscription Box or Icon

There is no way to can gain subscribers if you don’t place any feed Subscription box on your site, get a big RSS icon and neat RSS form on your homepage and below your posts respectively, you may consider getting a free default mail subscription form from feedburner or use a custom subscription form, or you can use pop-up or animated image to draw first visit attention. Just make sure that any form you used was well placed on your site.
Bonus Tip: Let them know that the subscription is free and fast.
Tell them you hate spam and you won’t spam them.
You can consider using MadMimi newsletter.
Encourage new subscribers by sending them personal messages.

Free Offer, Contest and Giveaways

If you really mean business in increasing your subscribers you might want to consider offer giveaways and free offers, write an interesting eBook and give it out for free, does this really help?
Oh yeah very well, recently I reluctantly subscribe to a blog because he’s giving away something I’d want so bad for free, and I know not only me will do this. Believe me almost every one love free offers.
Tips: Don’t tell them they must subscribe to your updated before they can win, but rather tell them that you will announce the winner through your RSS feed subscription link or newsletter, even those who doesn’t participated will subscribe to know the winner.
Feel me? :D

Show off with your Subscribers

Sing out your own praises by showing off with the number of your subscribers, sometimes many subscribers like to follow up with the blog having good numbers of subscribers, I believe the same reason you entered an eatery with many customers and desert the eatery  with no customer.
If you let them know the amount of your subscribers will motivate them to try and give your Blog a shot, you can blow your own horn by displaying your subscriber counts on your site where readers can easily sight it or probably very close to where you put your subscription box, you can use feedburner feed count widget for this.
Tips: Only do this if you have average subscribers, or telling a white lie about your subscribers by increasing the size, any which way you’re looking for subscribers.

Recover Unverified Email Subscribers

Before the RSS subscription process will complete, subscribers need to verified the process with their mail, sometimes some people are lazy and some are ignorant of the process there by ending up not completing the process, if your unverified subscribers go as high as 30-50% percent you may finally end up losing approaching subscribers, but good enough you can send message through email to those subscribers to remind them of their unsuccessful process.
If you’re using any email marketing services, You can do it easily. But feedburner it’s bit hard.
Tips: you can use your webmail account to this, as it create more standard than using other mail services.

Ask People to Subscribe

You doesn’t have to had a sinking feeling by asking people to subscribe to your newsletter or your blog updates, have you forgotten the saying that “ask and thou shalt receive” ? or wait, allow me to say this, some people are laid-back they don’t do something if you don’t ask them to, after you asked them to subscribe to your feeds give them reasons to subscribe.
9 Easy Ways To Increase Subscribers and Traffic
 Tips: At the end of your post you may say something related to this, “dear readers, my next post will be on  “how to get 10,000 of subscribers” you might want to subscribe to my updates to get it firs hand” and add your subscription link.

Check for Your Subscription Broken Link

All links get broken and unlink themselves this thereby causing you to loose new subscribers or your updates may end up not reaching your subscribers, so its your duty to check on your RSS feed link and your reach stats to pretty sure is working good, click on your link once in a while and enter a dummy email to make sure your subscription link is working good.

Use feed Directories

Some people say they used feed directories to get hold of new subscribers, you too might want to haunt for new subscribers using feed directories, oh no! are you picturing to get thousands of new subscribers with this method?
Stop kidding me! ;)
I can only assure you that using feed directories will plus and increase your subscribers, here is few feed directories you can start with you can do more research on your end.  http://www.feedster.comhttp://www.rss-network.com

Create Category Feeds

If you don’t have many categories, this might be skipped but to those who post on different categories you wouldn’t risk your readers who read a nice computer tips on your site and subscribe to your update just to receive some nice computer tips to be receiving  blogging tips post which he doesn’t have any interest in, to prevent this you can individually offer an RSS feed for each of your categories, this will enable each subscriber to get specific topics and not your whole content, WordPress users can easily do this but if you’re on blogger you might want to go extra miles to check which subscribers have the same common interest.

Use your RSS feed link when Commenting 

It pretty work if you turn it into daily habit, but sometimes when comment luv not enabled and you have the opportunity to leave your site url, why not using your RSS feed link? Or perhaps when you write guest post for another blog you may add your subscription link to your profile bio, if you’re allowed.
What do you think?
I believe there are many tips one can easily implement to Increase Subscribers, however I just managed to mention just little few out of them which am pretty sure it will work good.
Which one do you like the most? What methods are you using to increase subscribers? I will also like you to suggest your ideas that’s working for you using the comment box below.