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How to Build Your Email List with 3 Easy, Proven Steps

BUILD YOUR EMAIL LISTYou want to build your email list, but don’t know where to begin.

I know.

I hear it all the time.

Then, once you start researching, you find so many long, drawn out and complicated processes.

It just seems like a never ending journey.

That’s why, today, I’m so happy to have an expert guest blogger show you the way.

In fact, Janice Wald has broken the process down into 3 easy, proven steps.

And she’s someone you want to listen to.

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I want to thank Janice for taking the time to write this amazing blog post.

 

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How to Build Your Email List with 3 Easy, Proven Steps

by Janice Wald

Are you trying to grow or build your email list?

Do you repeatedly try list building techniques you’ve heard and read about only to be disappointed by your dismal, lackluster results?

Fret no more.

These 3 steps are easy, mostly free, and proven to grow your email list.

I am excited to be revealing this list building strategy for the first time on Donna’s blog.

Step 1
Design an incentive to give people for following your blog

This may take a little brainstorming on your part.

Put yourself in the mind of your targeted reader.

Make a list of what resources readers looking for posts in your niche would find so valuable that they would gladly pay for them.

Visitors to your site don’t have to actually pay for the incentive.

You are going to give that resource to them for free in exchange for their email address.

Incentives are called optins since they are what people opt to join your email list and follow your blog to receive, hence the term optins.

Ideas for optins are limitless.

Examples may include…

  • Checklists
  • Cheat Sheets
  • Tutorials
  • Case studies
  • Quizzes
  • Videos
  • Templates
  • Ebooks
  • Ultimate Guides
  • Access to a Facebook group
  • A bonus post

You don’t have to stop at one incentive.

I actually have seven incentives for following my blog.

The more varied your incentives, the greater the chances that people will want to join to your email list.

How to swap the optin for an email address:

A plugin can capture the email for you.

Rapidology is a free plugin that I use.

How to Build Your Email List with Rapidology

LeadPages is a popular premium tool that can also be used to capture emails.

When designing your optin, choose your colors carefully.

Red is ideal since it’s eye-catching.

Statistically, yellow has the greatest success rate of getting sign ups.

Email services like MailChimp, GetResponse and Aweber are popular choices to use to build your list and send out your emails.

Step 2
Boost Your Twitter following

This step is critical to the success of this strategy.

Your Twitter followers are the ones you are going to try to woo to your site.

You are going to try to convince these unique visitors to come to your site and join your email list.

See that?

You will have a built-in group of unique visitors all coming to your blog from one place, Twitter.

Keep reading to see how they will become engaged readers genuinely interested in your content.

How to boost your Twitter followers

Growing your Twitter followers is easy with free tools.

Find people to follow.

At this point, you are not worried about finding like-minded readers.

This step is solely designed to boost your number of Twitter followers.

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Note: Watch your follow to follower ratio:

You don’t want to follow too many people at once.

First, Twitter has a maximum limit per day.

Next, people like to follow a winner.

The bandwagon effect says if it’s popular, it must be good.

People like to jump on the metaphorical wagon.

If your follower count is greater than the number of people you follow, you will give the appearance of being successful and more people are apt to want to follow you on Twitter.

If you don’t follow people back on Twitter, you stand a strong chance of losing them as followers.

The culture on Twitter is to follow people back who follow you.

If you don’t follow them back, it is likely those people will unfollow you to keep their own ratio of followers to people you follow in check.

Unfortunately, Twitter doesn’t necessarily tell you everyone who has followed you since you last used the site.

You can’t follow people back if you don’t know they followed you.

  • Tweepi will allow you to follow back all the people who have followed you.

Build Your Email List with Tweepi

 

 

 

Although Twitter may not tell you all your followers, Tweepi will.

Social media expert Bob Barocas recommends using Tweepi as a tool to find Twitter followers.

Like Bob, I am a huge fan of Tweepi.

I use it almost daily.

Build Your Email List with Tweepi

How can you find people in your niche to follow you?

You want to follow readers in your blogging niche.

These are the people you want to try to add to your email list.

People in your niche will be interested in your articles.

    • Commun.It has a component that allows you to follow people in your niche.
    • Google Alerts will alert you if a new post in your niche is published, so you can follow those bloggers on Twitter.
  • Hashtags

On Twitter, use the name of your blog niche in a hashtag in the search bar.

Many people in your niche will come up.

For example, if I wanted to follow a blogger who blogs about blogging tips, which is my niche, I’d type #BloggingTips into the Twitter search bar.

  • Influencer Outreach

Another strategy you could use to find Twitter users (tweeps) in your niche and follow them is to find just one influencer in your niche.

Type their name into the search bar.

When you find them, click “followers.”

All their followers will appear.

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Follow them.

Again, the culture of Twitter is to follow back, so your list will grow with interested visitors this way.

Bob uses the Crowdfire tool to make sure his ratio of followers to people he follows stays in check.

Crowdfire will tell you who you follow that does not follow you back.

It loads oldest unfollowers first, so these won’t be people you’ve followed recently.

This is a screen capture from Crowdfire.

Build Your Email List with Crowdfire

Can you tell I’m following 777 people who aren’t following me back?

U:94 means I have unfollowed 94 people.

Crowdfire only lets you unfollow 200 people per day.

On the right, you see a tweet from the Associated Press.

The minus in the red circle gives me the opportunity to unfollow the Associated Press since they aren’t following me back.

Crowdfire makes it easy to unfollow people by offering you a minus sign in an eye-catching red circle next to the name of each person not following you back.

Unfollow those people who aren’t following you and keep your ratio in check and your numbers balanced.

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This is another tool to enable you to keep your numbers leveled.

Twitter expert Marc Guberti recommends StatusBrew.

 

This tool tells you your recent unfollowers.

Unfollow them and keep the number of people you follow down.

Step 3
Tweet your optin offer to your growing Twitter following

Now that you’ve grown your list of interested Twitter followers, tell them what they will receive if they click your link.

On Twitter, the way to do this is by posting a tweet.

Certain methods will boost the chances of the link to your optin being clicked.

First, start with an engaging question.

For example, since your optin is free to them, you might start your tweet this way:  “Do you like free?”

The next part of your tweet will tell them what they will receive by clicking.

For example, an effective tweet for my incentive—a free PDF of 123 blogging tools—would read…

“Could you use more free tools? Use 123 free blogging tools to save time blogging.”

Then, give the link to your optin.

Then ask people to retweet your link.

You might note I used certain “power words” in my tweet.

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People like free things.

I used the word “free”.

People like to save things.

I used the word “save.”

As you grow your list, repeat the posting of your tweet.

10 times a day should be your minimum.

I know someone who tweets 20 times a day.

As your list builds, continue to tweet your incentive(s) for signing up.

Twitter tools can also help you with this step.

Free automators like Buffer and Hootsuite can promote your tweets for you on Twitter.

Buffer is free for up to 10 tweets a day but has a paid version.

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Hootsuite is unlimited.

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Both can be used to preschedule your tweets weeks in advance.

Here are some other tools that can help you.

Social Jukebox posts your tweets for you.

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You can have many jukeboxes tweeting different tweets simultaneously.

This tool “pays” Twitter users with credits to retweet your links for you.

Build Your Email List with Just RetweetBuild Your Email List with Just Retweet

The user base at Just Retweet generally consists of influencers with large Twitter followings.

Promoting your incentive there guarantees widespread exposure.

Bonus tip

Now, once you start capturing emails, you can try to monetize.

People advise trying to market to your list right away.

Since they’ve just said “yes” to your blog, they are more likely to say “yes” to your product or service.

Conclusion

In closing, this strategy works as a content marketing funnel.

  • you make an optin
  • build your Twitter following
  • advertise your incentive for signing up to your blog to your Twitter followers, and then
  • monetize your goods or services to your new email subscribers. But the best part—most of these tips are free to implement.

Only the optin idea to give away a free ebook may require spending money on a cover design.

You can outsource this task for $5.00 at Fiverr.

These are proven tips.

I should know.

I tried them and my email list grew.

You can implement this technique and watch your email list grow as well.

Follow these tips, and traffic and monetization from your new subscribers can be yours.

Leave me a comment below and tell me what you think of the strategy I’ve shared here in “How to Build Your Email List with 3 Easy, Proven Steps.

I also appreciate your social shares of this article.

-Janice

 

About the Author

Build Your Email List with Janice WaldJanice Wald is an author, freelance writer, blogger and blogging coach.

Included in over 30 expert interviews and interview panels, Janice recently published An Insider’s Guide to Building A Successful Blog which is available on Amazon.

Connect with Janice on Twitter.

For more blogging tips, visit her blog at MostlyBlogging.com.

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52 Responses to How to Build Your Email List with 3 Easy, Proven Steps

  1. Joy Healey
    Twitter:
    August 8, 2017 at 1:08 pm #

    Hi Donna and Janice,

    Thanks for suggesting all these useful Twitter tools. Some of them I started with a few months ago, but rather ended up in overwhelm mode and let them go. Obviously as they’re working so well for you I need to have another look.

    Your tip about the free optin plugin Rapidology comes at a good time because I have just uninstalled the one I was using. It was SO cumbersome I couldn’t get the hang of it.

    Joy Healey – Blogging After Dark

    • Janice Wald
      Twitter:
      August 8, 2017 at 1:46 pm #

      Hi Joy,
      Great to see you here on Donna’s blog. Thanks for commenting on my article. I am very pleased with those tools. If you try them and have questions about them, please let me know.
      Janice
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 9, 2017 at 11:50 pm #

      Hi Joy,

      Overwhelm usually comes from biting off more than you can chew.

      I suggest you make your strategy more manageable so you can implement consistently and over a long enough time to start getting results.

      You can always add to your strategy down the road.

      Janice has given you a lot of good tips for moving forward.

      -Donna
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  2. Janice Wald
    Twitter:
    August 8, 2017 at 1:36 pm #

    Hi Donna,
    Thank you for hosting me today. I am impressed by what you’ve done with the article.
    I would like to encourage your readers to follow me over to MostlyBlogging.com for more Twitter strategies and traffic generation tips.
    I’m off to share!
    Janice
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 9, 2017 at 11:52 pm #

      Hi Janice,

      Glad to hear you’re happy with your article.

      It was a pleasure to work on, and a pleasure to bring to my audience.

      Great ideas, and I know you have many more for folks over at your blog.

      Thanks for this wonderful information.

      -Donna
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  3. Chery Schmidt
    Twitter:
    August 8, 2017 at 10:39 pm #

    Hello Donna! What a nice surprise to see Janice here today! I loved all her Twitter tips and tools! And Oh Yeh I am off right now to take a look a this free Optin plugin Rapidology!

    I am off to visit Janice’s blog thought first..

    Great share ladies..
    Thank you
    Chery :))
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    • Janice Wald
      Twitter:
      August 9, 2017 at 4:21 pm #

      Hi Chery,
      Thanks for commenting on my article. I’m glad you felt the Twitter tips and tools I recommended in the article might have potential to be of use to you. I have grown my following dramatically with this Twitter tools and methods.
      Regarding Rapidology, if you’re looking for a free email catcher it definitely does the job!
      Janice
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 9, 2017 at 11:54 pm #

      Hi Chery,

      Dig into all of what Janice has taught here.

      Sticking to the strategies outline should certainly bring you some nice results.

      -Donna
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  4. Gauav Kumar
    Twitter:
    August 9, 2017 at 12:45 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Like I always said, the email list is one of the most important factors that play a crucial role in the success of blogging business. It is the job of a blogger to make sure that he is utilizing this powerful method from day one on his blog. Thanks for sharing.
    Gauav Kumar recently posted..The 3M Rule to Boost your Content Marketing CampaignMy Profile

    • Janice Wald
      Twitter:
      August 9, 2017 at 4:29 pm #

      Hi Gauav,
      Thanks for commenting on my guest post. Great to see you here on Donna’s blog.
      I agree with what you wrote. In fact, I’ve written several times on my blog about how people can generate new email subscribers. My last article offered 50 ideas for free optins. There are so many ideas for free incentives to offer people to sign up and many effective optins are free for the blogger.
      Janice
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 10, 2017 at 12:08 am #

      Hi Guarav,

      What’s so important to build an email list for your business.

      It’s one of the most important purposes of you blog.

      Janice has really given you some great strategies here to make that happen in your business.

      -Donna
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  5. Shantanu Sinha
    Twitter:
    August 9, 2017 at 12:54 am #

    Hello Janice,

    Its good to see you here on Donna’s site 🙂

    Thanks for bringing these awesome twitter tools among us.

    Rapidology looks very interesting, a free plug in that can be useful in building our e-mail list stronger.

    I have been friendly with the Justretweets and Hootsuite, amazing twitter tools that can manage our tweets and post them
    on the behalf of us.

    Thanks for the share among us.

    Have a great week ahead.

    Shantanu
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    • Janice Wald
      Twitter:
      August 9, 2017 at 4:31 pm #

      Hi Shantanu,
      Thanks for writing. Great to see you here on Donna’s site. Thanks for commenting on my article.
      I appreciate you adding to the discussion by offering more Twitter tools I didn’t mention in the article.
      I am familiar with both JustRetweet and Hootsuite. I still use JustRetweet regularly but I now use Buffer for social media scheduling.
      Janice
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 10, 2017 at 12:16 am #

      Hi Shantanu,

      It’s great to get the tools all lined up to put your strategy into action.

      But remember, it’s your consistent action that really makes it happen.

      If you get too caught up in the tools then you run the risk of losing focus on your primary concern.

      That should always be delivering top content at all times.

      The tools are, after all, just a means for sharing your great content.

      -Donna
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  6. Sonal Talwar
    Twitter:
    August 9, 2017 at 4:36 am #

    Hi Donna, Janice

    Great post! Loved all the Twitter tips.

    Thanks fro sharing!
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  7. Cori Ramos
    Twitter:
    August 9, 2017 at 11:52 am #

    Hi Janice,

    It’s great to see you here on Donna’s blog!

    Thanks for sharing the strategies that worked for you. I’m in the middle of putting a mini course together for my email list. I’m hoping that’s the shot in the arm it needs to boost my email list.

    And thanks for all the tools and for reminding me about Just Retweet – It’s been a while since I’ve been on there. 🙂

    Have a great day and rest of the week ladies!
    Cori Ramos recently posted..How NOT to Stress Out Over Your Blogging JourneyMy Profile

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 10, 2017 at 12:29 am #

      Hi Cori,

      Hope you have good success with your new optin course.

      Sounds exciting.

      Remember to check out the list Janice gave you above for optin offers.

      You’ll see many of them are things that are much faster and easier to create than a course.

      It’s a great list.

      Keep it in mind for your additional optin offers.

      -Donna
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  8. Janice Wald
    Twitter:
    August 9, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

    Hi Cori,
    Thanks for writing. It’s great to see YOU here on Donna’s blog too!
    I’m close to having 1,000 more Twitter followers since I began these methods! They certainly worked for me!
    I try to use JustRetweet weekly.
    You have a great rest of the week too!
    Janice
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  9. Elise Cohen Ho
    Twitter:
    August 9, 2017 at 5:04 pm #

    The elusive mailing list. It certainly is what we are always working on. I am always interested to hear what has worked for others as it gives a good jumping off point for what will work for me.
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    • Janice Wald
      Twitter:
      August 10, 2017 at 2:15 am #

      Hi Elise!
      Exciting to see you here on Donna’s blog!
      My Twitter tips have grown my Twitter following a tremendous amount. I work outside the home as a teacher with papers to grade so I’m busier than many bloggers who don’t have jobs that take them outside the home. Still, following these tips have grown my Twitter followers a great deal. Imagine how much they’d grow bloggers’ amount of followers if they didn’t have a job that took them outside the home, and they had even more time! Thanks for your comments.
      Janice
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 10, 2017 at 10:08 pm #

      Hi Elise,

      It certainly is important to build an email list.

      You’ll find plenty of great ways to do that in this blog post.

      And as Janice mentions she was able to use these techniques to build a great Twitter following … even though she works full-time.

      It’s funny but I often find the people that have less time to do things, actually get more done.

      I think that’s because they waste less time and just get down to business each time they sit down to work.

      -Donna
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  10. Pedro ::: Astute Copy Blogging
    Twitter:
    August 9, 2017 at 5:47 pm #

    Hi Janice,

    Great to see you here on Donna’s blog! How was your cruise?

    Fantastic blog post! I have always believed that as bloggers, our email list is our greatest asset. So I am always interested in new and innovative ways of building a list. So thank you for sharing these strategies that have worked for you. I will definitely borrow your Twitter ideas.

    Thanks again! I’d be sharing on Twitter (where else 🙂 )

    Best regards,

    Pedro

    • Janice Wald
      Twitter:
      August 10, 2017 at 2:20 am #

      Hi Pedro,
      Great to see you too! Thanks for asking about my cruise. It was relaxing and fun.
      I’m so glad you liked my article. I agree that our email list is a powerful tool, yes, even our greatest tool. I hope you found my ideas innovative. Definitely, borrow my Twitter ideas. Write us back and let us know how they work for you.
      Janice
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 10, 2017 at 10:14 pm #

      Hi Pedro,

      Yes an email list really is the backbone of a blogging business.

      You need to keep in touch with your followers and an email list is the perfect way to do it.

      The critical thing is to always offer value to your followers.

      Offer value in your optin offer and then offer even more value in your email newsletter itself.

      Janice has given us great tips to get the ball rolling here.

      Now it’s up to each of us to add the value to the method in order to make it all work.

      -Donna
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  11. Ryan Biddulph
    Twitter:
    August 9, 2017 at 10:04 pm #

    Good to see you here Janice! Way cool tips; I need to return to my good old fashioned, tried and true list building tactic of tweeting my squeeze page offer on Twitter and then pinning that tweet to the top of my page. Good deal as when I did it for a while I saw big time list growth. But things have grown swiftly for my list as is, so I kinda forgot to keep that tweet pinned there. Even simply tweeting your opt in offer regularly will boost that subscriber count.

    I also saw how adding opt in forms at the end of your post creates a nice boost, as well as having a pop up and slider opt in form working for you. Ditto for including a PUSH subscriber opt in form too. Last I checked my PUSH list is growing pretty quickly too.
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    • Janice Wald
      Twitter:
      August 10, 2017 at 2:47 am #

      Hi Ryan,
      Good to see you here too, Ryan! Thanks so much for complimenting my article. I also appreciate you adding to the discussion by sharing your ideas. I didn’t publish today so I spent the day tweeting my optins! I have optin forms all over my blog– the right sidebar, the top, the bottom, and Rapidology slides out. I also have more on various pages and posts on my blog.
      Glad to hear your list is growing! Thanks for commenting on my guest post.
      Janice
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 10, 2017 at 10:22 pm #

      Hi Ryan,

      Wow you’re more way aggressive than I am at building your email list.

      You use all the various options and pop-ups and all that cool stuff.

      I feel so low-keyed in my approach.

      I just put a link to an optin offer and leave it at that.

      I notice, too, that Janice says she has so many different optin offers on her blog.

      I guess I better take notes here, myself, and get up to speed on some of these things 🙂

      -Donna
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  12. Prince Akwarandu
    Twitter:
    August 9, 2017 at 10:04 pm #

    Hi Donna & Janice,

    A great guide up there. Having a good email list can make you a millionaire, billionaire. Being a money magnet can be achieved if we understand the use of emails today and the myth about e-mail marketing.

    I activated the Social Jukebox sometime ago, they are good. I also use Commun.it too – it is a great platform. This is my first time of hearing the Rapidology plugin, Janice.

    Didn’t also know that Google Alerts will alert me if a new post in my niche is published, so I can follow those bloggers on Twitter. This article is simply amazing. I love it cos’ I learned!

    Thanks for sharing 🙂
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    • Janice Wald
      Twitter:
      August 10, 2017 at 2:51 am #

      Hi Prince,
      Thank you for calling my article “amazing” and “great.” Your high praise is much appreciated!
      Thanks for contributing to the discussion by sharing your good experiences with Social Jukebox and Commun.it. I’m glad I could tell you about Google Alerts. I’m glad you agree people can monetize their lists successfully.
      Thanks for writing us.
      Janice
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 10, 2017 at 10:27 pm #

      Hi Prince,

      Sounds like you’re doing quite a few of the things that Janice suggested already.

      Google Alerts is a particularly cool thing.

      Not only for building your email list, but also just for keeping in touch with your audience and with the trends in your niche.

      I think once you start using it you’re going to find that it’s a pretty powerful tool… and free 🙂

      -Donna
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  13. Emenike Emmanuel
    Twitter:
    August 9, 2017 at 10:20 pm #

    Hi Janice,

    This is a nice piece. I love it. I’m kind of going to take my email list building more serious. Cool tips you’ve got here. Good to see you on Donna’s blog.

    Emenike
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 10, 2017 at 10:33 pm #

      Hi Emenike,

      The more advanced we get as bloggers, the more we understand the need to get back to the basics.

      Building an email list is one of those things.

      It’s easy to get caught up in elaborate strategies and complicated tools.

      But building your email list is just something that is fundamental to your blogging. It’s absolutely necessary.

      That’s why I’m so happy with this article.

      Janice has really brought into focus one of the most basic yet critical elements of our business.

      -Donna
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  14. Janice Wald
    Twitter:
    August 10, 2017 at 2:54 am #

    Hi Emenike,
    I’m sure you’re being humble. I know what a serious blogger you are. However, if my article inspired, I’m glad. Thanks for calling my tips “nice” and “cool.” It’s great to see you here as well.
    Janice
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  15. Susan Velez
    Twitter:
    August 10, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

    Hi Donna and Janice,

    Great tips especially for anyone who focuses on building their email list. I have to be honest, I really don’t use Twitter the way that I should, I am still learning how to make it effective for my blog.

    I love all your tips and I don’t currently use any of the tools that you mention. I’ve been meaning to take a closer look at Tweepi.

    I’m going to have to set some time aside this weekend and really take a closer look at it. Sounds like you’ve got a good system down that is helping you grow your email subscribers.

    Thanks for sharing these tips, I’m going to start using them to see if they help me grow my list.

    Have a great day 🙂

    Susan

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 12, 2017 at 8:16 pm #

      Hi Susan,

      Yea, it’s really good to have a system in place for building your list.

      In fact, anytime you want to accomplish anything in your business, it’s good to develop a system and then work it.

      Patience and persistence.

      That’s what makes things work … just like this awesomeTwitter strategy that Janice has shared.

      -Donna
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  16. Praveen Verma
    Twitter:
    August 11, 2017 at 5:36 am #

    Hello
    Donna and Janice,
    Glad to read this informative post. E-mail list one of the most effective way to build relationship with readers and also best way for building platform.

    Many bloggers and business owners don’t see the importance of building an email list right away until they see the impact email lists can have on website traffic and revenue.

    Thanks for suggesting twitter tips and tools.

    Best wishes,
    Praveen verma

    • Janice Wald
      Twitter:
      August 12, 2017 at 11:59 am #

      Hi Praveen,
      It was my pleasure to recommend my Twitter methods and tools that have helped me build my brand.
      I agree with your comments. When new bloggers write and ask me if they need an email list, I am astounded by the question. Of course!
      Thanks for commenting on my guest post.
      Janice
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 12, 2017 at 8:20 pm #

      Hi Praveen,

      Absolutely one of the best things to do in your blogging business is build an email list.

      Any blogger that fails to do that is seriously undermining their entire business.

      And like you say, it’s not just a matter of sharing blog posts in your emails, it’s also a matter of building relationships.

      There’s nothing more critical to your success than that.

      -Donna
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  17. Sharon T McLaughlin MD FACS
    Twitter:
    August 11, 2017 at 6:37 am #

    so much great information, thanks for sharing. i will have to share. this.

  18. Edward Thorpe
    Twitter:
    August 11, 2017 at 10:49 am #

    Hi Donna & Janice,

    Great choice for a guest post, Donna!

    Janice’s “How to Build Your Email List with 3 Easy, Proven Steps” strategy works because she uses the same tactics. Most interesting to me, are the links for the tools she uses lighten her workload. Thanks Ladies, I appreciate the knowledge.
    Edward
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    • Janice Wald
      Twitter:
      August 12, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

      Hi Edward,
      It’s fun to see you here on Donna’s blog.
      Yes, those are definitely the tools I use to build up my Twitter following. Once you’ve done that, your potential for both traffic and monetization is greatly enhanced.
      Janice
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 12, 2017 at 8:26 pm #

      Hi Edward,

      I love bringing great guests like Janice on to my blog.

      You get to see what some of the top bloggers are actually doing to build their business.

      In this case you see exactly what Janice is doing to build her list with Twitter.

      Now you have to choose the elements that make the most sense for your business model, and start making things happen.

      I’m sure you will, my friend 🙂

      -Donna
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  19. Bhanu August 12, 2017 at 9:45 am #

    Hey
    Donna and Janice,
    Glad to read this informative post.
    Thanks for this post

  20. Ellen Baker August 12, 2017 at 10:56 am #

    Great info! Thanks so much. I don’t have any subscribers yet, just in blogging for a month. This is definitely needed. Thanks

  21. Anyaogu Ikechukwu
    Twitter:
    August 14, 2017 at 11:58 am #

    Such a great information.

    I want to embark on writing an ebook. Let me see how I can use it to grow my email list.

  22. Lesly T Federici
    Twitter:
    August 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm #

    Hello Janice and Donna,
    Such great tips.. Once you get the process down and get the tools that work best for you you’re on your way. I really enjoy reading the variety people have in promoting their websites. There are so many possibilities, you just have to try them out and use the ones that make sense to you… thanks – very informative
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  23. Andrew M. Warner
    Twitter:
    August 14, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

    Hey Janice,

    Great post on Donna’s blog here. You know, I’ve heard, countless times, to tweet out an optin. I’ve seen people do that and have had success, and heck, I’ve even subscribed to a website based on them doing that. I know it works but I feel that I would need to be more active on Twitter and have alarger following than I currently have for it to be effective.

    Perhaps I’m wrong but I wouldn’t mind trying it out.

    – Andrew

  24. Benjamin Ehinger
    Twitter:
    August 26, 2017 at 3:51 pm #

    Great article! You’ve hit the nail on the head for sure. I love using Buffer and it makes my life much easier. I am going to add a couple more of your recommended tools to my arsenal, too.

    I will also say Triberr has been great for me, as well. It has allowed me to connect with others and really boost my audience on social media, along with build my list from those efforts.

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