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Reblogged From The benefits of building an email list for your business
Is your business building an email list of your customers and potential customer?
You hear the saying the money is in the list and today its true as ever. Watch my video below where I share the benefits of building an email list for your business.
So A few years ago I was a Tupperware consultant – even though I did not consider myself an Internet Marketer (actually I had never even thought about it then) I started to collect emails of all my customers and every month I would email them the latest specials and Host gifts.
Over the weekend, I went to the hairdresser who as well as took my email, took my photos for Instagram and Facebook, the dentist reminded me of an appointment by SMS and the shoe shop also took my email to email me to send me a gift voucher and specials. Every business should be learning Internet marketing and email list building. Is yours?
The benefits of building an email list is building a rapport with your customer, notifying them of new products and services, remind them of appointments and to give discounts and specials.
Emails are one of the cheapest internet marketing tactics. Plus, it’s fast.
So how do you collect emails?
- If you have a service or hospitality – ask your customers to leave their business cards in a special box with an incentive like a free gift
- Business card draw at meetings
- Point of Sale – For retails stories this is a popular way as it usually has an associated program like special offers, discounts and customers to fill in a form to open an account
- On your website or blog have an area for visitors to opt into your email list.
The Benefits of building an email list include
Because when you build a list, you own it and you have 100% access to it. If Twitter or Facebook collapsed or instituted a change tomorrow in their privacy or user settings, your ability to communicate could be hampered instantly. You don’t want 100% of your access to be controlled by someone else who you have no control over.
It’s a permission based asset, meaning that those who sign up have given you permission to share and communicate with them. This gives you authority.
It’s proactive and enables you to communicate when you need to with a qualified audience who is likely to pay more attention (since they opted in to your list). Despite the popularity of Twitter and Facebook, etc. not everyone is on them but almost everyone has email.
What email service provider do I recommend?
I recommend Getresponse! It has plug and play features plus you can set up auto responders. Which means you can automate your business when people opt into your list you can have emails scheduled to be sent out on a daily basis.
Make sure you include an Unsubcribe link and your name and address. This complies with the legal requirements plus you want people to opt out to keep your list fresh and active and targeted to your products and services.
How to set up your Email Marketing List
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