Grow Your Email List With These 11 Tips

In this post, I’ll show you how to grow your email list with the help of a few tips.

Starting an email list can have a lot of benefits but many struggle with growing the list.

I’ll go from quick fixes that can increase your conversion within minutes to some more complicated but very effective tips that require more effort to grow your email list.

I now present to you…

11 Tips To Grow Your Email List

1. Guarantee you’ll not spam your subscribers with promotional offers

It barely takes 2 minutes to add this to your opt-in page but it can make a significant difference.

There are so many websites out there that just spam you with promotional offers the moment you give them your email address.

It’s the biggest reason people don’t like to give out their email addresses or give out fake ones.

If you consistently have been providing your website visitors with valuable content the only thing you’ll probably need to take that last little doubt away is just one sentence on your opt-in page along with the lines of…

“… Just like you, I hate spam and because of this I’ll guarantee you right now that I won’t send you any…”

I don’t have to tell you to honor that promise as soon as they opt in right?

2. Create a squeeze page to capture emails

It’s the most basic action but for some reason, a lot of people don’t do it. You’re going to have to create something we call a squeeze page.

A squeeze page is a simple page to capture emails. The ideal squeeze page is very simple.

There are no unnecessary options and links to distract website visitors from the task at hand on a squeeze page. You need to drive all your traffic to these squeeze pages and let them sign up.

3. Add social proof to your squeeze page

Have you ever heard of a social squeeze page?

It’s a squeeze page under which you can place comments. This can create a lot of social proof for your squeeze page and your offer.

If everybody under the squeeze page talks about how awesome the email list is your list will be perceived as a list with high value by people who value second-hand experience which everybody nowadays.

4. Adapt your marketing to seasonal events

Even though the ideal is that we all become internally motivated, external events have a lot of influence on us. Having static promotions throughout the year is a surefire way to prevent you from getting the most out of your email list promotion.

For example, around January people are very motivated to try out new things to improve their life because we often see the new year as the start of a new chapter.

Timing can improve your conversion rate drastically. Learn about your target audience and find out what fixed yearly events you can use to motivate people to join your email list.

5. Start A Blog People Can Subscribe To

Starting a Blog is an excellent way to get new people to your website and grow your email list. Blogging is often used to improve search engine rankings and the higher your website ranks on a search engine the more traffic your website will receive.

Purely getting your blog content ranked will take a lot of effort but it’s more than worth it because highly targeted traffic will be directed to your website consistently.

The only thing you need to do after that is to make it possible for people to subscribe to your blog through an opt-in/squeeze page.

6. Guest post on other websites

A great way to reach new people is to guest post on other people’s blogs that are in the same niche.

If your blog post stands out people will naturally get curious about who you are and if the content on your website is just as good as the guest post.

Do some research and find out who in your space has successful blogs that are open to having people guest post on their website.

In most cases, the author bio will contain a link to your website.

From there you can direct people to your sign-up pages so they can subscribe to your email list.

7. Host joined webinars with other people in your niche

This is similar to the guest post tip but in my opinion, webinars are way more effective.

Just like guest posting, it’s a great way to reach new people but what I like more is that you can show more of who you’re on video.

The more people see who you are and what you’re about, the more they’ll trust you. A lot of people also react better to video than they do to reading.

8. “Bribe” people for their email address

Give people a reason to subscribe to your email list. A lot of websites do something they call “bribing” people for their email addresses.

What they do is give away something for free and in return, they’ll join your email list. To make this work I’d advise you to try to over-deliver.

I remember every time I got “bribed” for my email address and they overdelivered I became curious about what else I would get if I stayed on the email list.

Examples of bribes could be:

  • Ebooks
  • Free course
  • discounts
  • free physical products
  • and more.

Putting some effort into it will make a huge difference.

9. Upgrade The Quality Of Your content

Bribes will get people to subscribe to your email list but the value you provide on your email list is what makes people open your emails and read them.

Your email list should feel like this exclusive VIP area. The moment people opt in they ideally should be thinking “… Ooh! This is where the good stuff is at…”.

You do this by upgrading your content. Start thinking about how you can add more depth to the content you’re already posting on your website and if you’re having trouble with that try to create content from a different perspective.

Examples could be:

  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Interviews with successful people in your niche
  • private podcast
  • Free courses
  • Add-ons to your content created specifically for your email subscribers
  • Case studies
  • and more.

If you can convince people that the value on your email list is even better than on your website people will subscribe.

10. Let Your Subscribers Help You With Growing Your Email List

Maybe you already have some people on your email list. These are the people who already have bought into what you’re selling.

Your email subscribers should be your biggest supporters if you have been providing them with value as I said you should.

Ask them to help you with reaching new people by having them reach out to people in their social circles.

11. Use sponsored ads on social media

Having a hard time reaching people organically? Try using paid advertising on social media.

Platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube have so much information about their users that it’s easy for them to direct you to people interested in the content on your email list.

I’d be lying if I said there’s no financial risk involved with paying for advertisement but if your ad is relevant to your offer it’ll be fine.

Interested in learning how to make email newsletters? I wrote a post about it a while ago which you can check out by clicking here.

That’s all for now.

Hope to see you in the next post!

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About Rogier

I’m an Affiliate Marketing and SEO veteran, Blogger, and Pinterest Marketer based in The Netherlands. On this website, I share my learnings about online entrepreneurship, and digital resources while enjoying life to the fullest.

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