Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Build An Email List Today

Build an email list

We’ve already touched on this topic before in the post the one thing that no one can take away from your online business. But we wanted to elaborate on the reasons to build an email list because of its importance.

We’ve read a lot of post on Facebook where people complain about the fact that they don’t know how to set it everything up. So if you’re one of them—don’t stress, we are here to help you.

On Friday, we’ll publish a complete guide on how to set up a squeeze page and autoresponder. So think of this blog post as a “motivator “ to take action and build an email list.

Update: Here is the complete guide on how to create an email list!

1. By Building an Email List, it Enables You To Have Direct 1-on-1 Conversations

Even though the open rate of emails has decreased the last couple of years—it’s still one of the most powerful ways to communicate with your followers. Imagine Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and other social media platforms.

On social media—numerous distractions can quickly pull people’s attention away. Social media often gives you a manic and ADD-like behavior.

You scroll

like

follow,

AND …

You do all these different things in a matter of seconds.

Yes, you could also scroll on your email to find different emails to pick from. But, consider the fact that the open rate usually is between 20-45%. That’s a lot higher than social media clicks on images, links, etc.

But there is one more thing that is more important than just the open rate. Once this 20-45% of people have click on YOUR email, what’s there?

ONLY YOU.

If you’re good at capturing their attention, it’s very likely that they’ll read what you have to say. You got their full

Attention.

And that’s what it’s all about right? You need to get attention to

  • Get raving fans
  • To get your message out there
  • To contribute to the world

And to eventually

  • Get sales
  • make money
  • and support yourself and your family.

2. An Email List Enables You To Build A Long-Term Relationship With Your Readers

Around 75% of your blog visitors will never return. That’s sad data.

You can increase your tribe by building an opt-in—because a lot of visitors simply forget about your website. They may want to return, but they don’t remember your brand name.

People like to be told what to do. It’s your job as a website owner to tell the visitors what you want them to do. That’s why we have a very clear header image. We want our visitors to read our book.

And..

We want them to be on our email list because we want to offer more value and build a relationship. Having an opt-in and an email list enables us to do all this.

You can also link to your opt-in in your content, similar to this:

build an email list

3. You Can Automate an Email Follow-up Sequence With A Mass Email Service

If you build an email list with a mass email service like AWeber (which is what we use), you can automate your emails. You could write up 20 emails that will be sent to a new subscriber in a specific order. So for example:

Email 1 (Sends out directly once they’ve opted in.) Your Free Ebook

Email 2 (Sends out two days after the previous email) How I Make $1000/Month Selling on Ebay

Email 3 (Send out one day after the previous email)  My Top 10 Tips for Frugal Living

Email 4 (Sends out three days after the previous email) This Is Just An Example of A Headline For an Email

Etc..

By automating your emails, you can make sales without actively having to press send. You may have written an email one year ago that is still making you money on autopilot.

Now, of course, you can send out direct emails to your list as well if you use a mass email service like AWeber. That way you can reach all your subscribers with a press of a button—and most people read their emails daily too which is great.

The Complete Guide Will Be Released Soon

Okay, so that’s why I think that you should focus on building your email list. Again, if you don’t know how to set all this up—don’t stress! We’ll help you in a couple of days.

It will require a lot of time and work to create a complete guide, but now we’ve said it so now you hold us accountable which means that we must follow through.

Update: you can get the complete guide here

Thanks for reading the three reasons to build an email list! Feel free to drop a comment below and share this article with anyone that you think needs it.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. This is a simple post on why you must build an email list, great share. Your post breaks in down into 3 reasons and I love how you included 1 on 1 conversations. I have had so many people reply back to my automated emails asking for help.
    Cheers

    • I took a tour on your blog and I think it’s great! Of course your readers would want to get to know you better! It’s obvious that you spend time working on your blog, so I definitely think you should start monetizing it. An email list is a great way to start building connection with your readers.

  2. Ever since I started with Photography and blogging, building an email list has always been the #1 tip. Later on, as the social media marketing evolved, I joined some courses and all of them still require signing up by email.
    According to some studies too, compared to all other social media tools, email has the biggest chance of being read than calls and text messages. The calls and the text is probably the second.

  3. Simple post with so much information packed into it. The email list is the lifeblood of any website and your reasons why you should have one summed it up beautifully.

  4. I’ve never really understood how this worked. Before blogging, i’ve always found email lists as annoying or unnecessary but now, after reading your post, I’ve realized how much bloggers have taken advantaged of this and how I should be too.

    • We are glad that the blog post helped you. If you need more help with setting everything up, check out the free course that we released yesterday! You don’t need a master plan right away, but you should start building your list. Let us know if you got any questions. 🙂

    • Yes, you’re right. Building an email list is important for bloggers who wants to monetize their blog, which can be good if you put a lot of time on your blog. It’s a great way to get to know your followers and learn what they need from you 🙂 And some followers will subscribe, like you mentioned and that is also very good! Thanks for your comment Indrani 🙂

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