Let’s talk list building.
It’s the most important part of your online business. (I know, I know, I keep saying that!).
It’s how you speak to your tribe, connect with your tribe, offer value, make sales and ultimately grow your business.
Your list is something you need to be focusing on daily. Having a system in place to connect with your subscribers and a plan of action for connecting with those subscribers will be incredibly valuable to your business and growth.
So let’s talk about some free ways you can grow your email list starting right now!
#1 – Make clear and specific CALLS TO ACTION – have a clear button or link for people to click on to sign up for your newsletter. Make it simple, visible and easy for people to access.
#2 – Make it easy for people to share your content – simply ask people to share your content. I mean, how easy is it to ask? Again, a button or a link works well and literally tell people how to share the info. (remember, not everyone is computer savvy).
#3 – Use a pop up banner on your site – you can create this through Hellobar, mail chimp, leadpages or through different wordpress plugins. Just don’t be the annoying pop up that shows up every second on every page of your site.
#4 – Highlight a blog post throughout social media – wrote something really juicy? Share it on your social media platforms and ask for people to share it if they loved the info and found it valuable.
#5 – When speaking or at events, have people sign up – bring a pen and a paper and simply ask people for their names and emails. It doesn’t get any easier than that! Be sure to tell them why you’re collecting their emails and then add them to your list.
#6 – Create/write free content – of course you will be doing this on your own site, but reach out to other popular sites and blogs and ask to submit an article.
#7 – Go on forums and offer value – there are TONS of forums online. From fertility, to depression, to business, to yoga and fitness. Get on there, share info, answer questions and show the people who’s boss!
#8 – Run an online challenge – first you really need to know who your niche is and then offer them a challenge (maybe a 7 day or 14 day challenge) that they just can’t resist.
#9 – Create something incredibly valuable that people want and will share – this can be a free ebook, video series, checklist or worksheet that is geared strictly to your niche and something that they really want and are excited for. Remember, you’re solving a problem. Giving someone a green smoothie recipe guide sounds great, but what problem are you solving for your niche?
Hope these ideas get you started on building and growing your list today!