15 Tips for How to Grow Your Email Contact ListMar122018

Categories: Email Marketing
15 Tips for How to Grow Your Email Contact List

There are many ways to grow your Email list - some you may already use, and some you may want to test out on your website and social media platforms to boost your subscribers.

Once you have new subscribers, it’s best practice to offer an easy method for them to opt-out from your list, just in case they change their mind. 

Ask People to Share

Use your list subscribers to promote new signups by asking them to share their favorite Email communications from you on social media. Include a link in your newsletter so subscribers can forward or refer to contacts, friends and family.

Face-to-Face Signups

Place a visible signup sheet while you're at community events, networking meetings or trade shows. Ask people you're talking to if they'd like to signup to receive new product info, and exclusive information from your newsletter.

Run Monthly Contests and Giveaways

Ask viewers to signup as a new subscriber as the method of entering to win your contest/giveaway.

Stay Active on Blogs and Forms

Frequently visit other forums and Blogs with an audience that compliments your niche. When you comment or make a post, include a link in your signature line so people can find your subscriber opt-in form.

Use Your Blog

At the end of your Blog posts use an encouraging call-to-action (CTA) asking viewers to sign up for your newsletter. You may want to require Blog readers to become a subscriber in order to leave comments.

Use LinkedIn

For exclusive content on your site requiring a password, share the link on LinkedIn to surge visibility and get new subscribers.

Use Pinterest

Regularly post visual content and include a link to your list signup page/form.

Use Social Media

Reach out to new fans and make new connections on your Social Media accounts by providing a link so they can signup for your Email list.

Use Social Sharing Buttons

Add sharing buttons on your blog/website so viewers can easily share content they enjoy, which will result in new subscribers as long as you have signup exposure on the pages.

Use Specials to Draw in New Subscribers

Reward existing Email followers with exclusive Specials available only to them. Encourage them to forward a provided link to friends and family so they can signup too.

Use Testimonials

Add Testimonials or subscriber comments near your request for signup that display what a great resource people have found your list to be.

Use Thank You Pages

Create clutter-free 'thank you' pages and add a list signup box or form, asking the visitor to subscribe to your Email list.

Use Your Everyday Email

Include a simple text signup link in your signature line of each Email you send in everyday communications.

Use Your Shopping Cart

During the checkout procedure, be sure to include a 'permission checkbox' in the transaction process so people can subscribe to your list.

Use Your Website

Include easy Email opt-in forms on pages of your website, especially on the most popular content pages.

Offer an incentive to provide immediate value, such as a:

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Free Report
Free Tips


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