Today in this post, I am going to talk about the to-do list you must do to start building your email list. Building email list is the first step for every blogger after setting up their blog.
What is an Email Marketing?
Email Marketing tool is a way through which a blogger offer subscription of their blog. It can be done through popup or email form. A reader provides his/her email address and consents to accept email or blog updates to their inbox.
It is a win-win for both bloggers and readers; the reader gets the regular update and newsletter option to their inbox and a blogger gets permanent readers for his/her blog.
Please check this video from Derek to learn why you need Email-subscribers for your blog and how it generates more traffic and visitors:
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You must start building your email list from day one. Not building email list on time may hamper the growth of your blog.
Now let’s quickly check what are the things you need to kickstart building your email list:
- An Email Marketing Provider– This is the first step to start. An email marketing tool manages your email subscriber. It let you add, delete, export, import or modify the email list. It also provides the tool to embed form or popup to capture email subscribers.
It also let you schedule and automate an email to your list. There are various companies offers the services but Mailchimp, Aweber and Getresponse are the best one in my opinion.
|Free Trial||Free account till 2000 subscribers||Free trial for 30 days- 500 contact max||Free trail for 30 days- 250 contact max|
|Social media integration||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Autoresponder||Not available in free edition||Yes||Yes|
|Surevey and Landing pages||No||No||Yes|
|Signup form creation||Html and popup form creation tool||Html and popup form creation tool||Alongwith html and popup, drag and drop form available|
- A customized opt-in form builder – Once you have selected Email marketing tool, the next step is to create opt-in form builder or email form. There is various opt-in forms builder available in the market. My personal favourite is Optinmonster and Sumome.
Read this detailed Review of Optinmonster in this post:
Sumome is another great company which offers a lot of opt-in forms to capture user’s email address. Sumome comes free for a basic version. It also has a paid version with tons of great features. It comes as a plugin for WordPress blog.
They offer the different type of opt-in like Welcome mat, slider opt-in and popup form.
Email building list is an important part of blogging. It is always better to start is early as you setup your blog.
Mailchimp is a good option for new bloggers as it is free for your first 2000 subscribers. If you a serious and a professional blogger, Getresponse is a better option as it has more features and comes with the feature of landing pages.
Are you facing issue while selecting Email marketing provider? Do You want to learn how to build the email list? Do write to me using the comments section and I would love to help you.