Tuesday, September 4, 2012

How to building your email list

Email is one of the most effective marketing tools there is. It's efficient, low cost, allows for the sharing of files, links and images, and gets your message right into the receiver's inbox. Here's 5 tips to help you efficiently build your email list with quality contacts.
  1. Sign up with an email service such as Constant Contact or Mail Chimp. These services will allow you to create and schedule emails, and manage contact lists.
  2. Have an email capture form on your home page and blog. These forms are provided by your email service and are easy to customize.
  3. Give visitors a great reason to give you their email address. Offer a free report, an e-book, or access to a special web site. Experiment with different offers to see what works best.
  4. Ask for the minimal amount of information on your email form. A first name and email address is often enough. Asking for too much information such as company, city, and phone number can be a turn off.
  5. Make your first email welcoming. Keep it short, friendly, and be sure to include whatever you were offering. Don't give your life story or try to hard sell.

About Marc Gordon
Marc Gordon is a marketing consultant, professional speaker and author specializing in small business. His articles have appeared in hundreds of publications, journals, and blogs throughout North America. His online show, marctv, has been rated one of the top 25 B2B blogs on the web.
Marc Gordon c/o Fourword Marketing
Tel: (416) 238-7811

Visit marcgordon.ca or fourword.biz for more information. Watch the newest episode of marctv.

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