How to Nowadays is hard for someone to just giveaway his/her personal email, because of spammers and kids who don’t know what email marketing is, and just send non-sense emails.
Apart from that, getting email ID’s sounds like evil. I don’t know why, but sounds evil, just like all make money blogging / make money online topics. I think readers first impression is that you’re a selfish guy and you’re going to try to steal every penny out of them, don’t you think?
Well. I’ve written a post, which will be the make money blogging part IV, talking about email marketing, but I thought that first it would be better to give out some tips to build your very own email list, although I don’t have the world largest email list, but hey, I’ve just started this blog from scratch. But as I have a spanish blog with an email list, I’ll be able to give you some tips.
First of all you need to know that this is a very long process, and success depends on a number of factors, such as how you promote yourself, what you offer, how good your content is… But it worth the time spent. With a small email list, I’d be able to earn 1-2K per month on avg. Imagine those who have a huge email list. So
How to start building your own email list and really start to make money blogging
What do you need?
Not too much. A blog / website, because unless you have made a landing page and offer a [downloadable] product or Digital Product that requires a signup, you’ll need a blog or a website so you can give your readers a reason to subscribe to your blog. Apart from that, Feedburner will make it easier to offer email subscriptions on your blog.
Apart from that, you really need Aweber. Aweber creates email marketing software that makes email marketing a baby task. It gives you the possibility to offer email newsletter (that’s why you will need Feedburner) and customize your very own autoresponders.
Once you have signed up for both Aweber and Feedburner, you’ll be wondering “Ok, what’s next?”
The hardest part has come, as now you’ll need to build your own email list.
Tips to build your own email marketing list.
What do you need to get email ID’s and build your own email list?
1) Building credibility: You’re asking for “personal” info from readers, so you really need to build yourself a reputation that stands you out of the crowd. It will be hard for new bloggers to get this reached, but while the time goes on and your blog keeps growing, you’ll have it easier.
3) Offer, offer, offer: You need to give to receive. What can you give to readers?
3-1) Your own ebook: Instead of making an ebook and selling it, give it away just for signing up to your newsletter. This can be easily done using Aweber services. Also, write and ebook related to your blog’s topic.
3-2) Password protecting: Yep, you can protect a particular post with a password that, in order for readers to get it, would need to sign up to your newsletter and confirm it. Subscribe and the password will be sent.
3-3) Giving proofs: When you have a good amount of RSS readers, Twitter followers etc, show them within your blog. The more social power you demonstrate, the more social power you’ll have. It’s the way it works.
3-4) Unique and good content: A must for everything. Always unique and good content please!
Making an email list is the best way to make money blogging, but also the hardest and longest way. But it’s worthy!
Do you have more ways to get it done? Please tell us, never forget that blogging is a two way communication.
Thanks for reading.