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Email Marketing: How I built email list of over 7000 subscribers in a day

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Each time I am involved in conversation about email marketing and I mentioned how I built my subscriber list of over 7,000 subscribers in day, I get a curious look on people’s faces.

It’s not what you are thinking. I did not buy email list.

It is pretty easy to build your own email list with as many subscribers as you can get FAST, if you can follow steps I will share shortly.

Why am I sharing how to build email list fast?

Email marketing strategy can be a cliché. I mean how effective will it be if I share my best email tactics with you, hoping you will copy and paste it?

Copying strategy has not always paid off, at least from small knowledge of digital marketing. It will benefit you more to learn the rudiment, then you find how to put the piece of the puzzle together.

Before I share steps involved in my method of list building, let me mention two other methods you could ponder on, if you have not tried them before.

First, using newsletter subscription form on blogs or website. People publish and promote great content. Then, they ask readers to subscribe in order to get content delivered to their inbox.

Another method of building email list is to entice audience with mouth-watering offer. Your offer could be video, eBook, webinar, and discount on product or service.

These two methods of building email list are cool. But, how much resources and time you have to commit to it determines the result you get.

Regarding the method I promised to share with you, it does not take long. It will not cost you a dime, if you already have an active LinkedIn profile. You will export your LinkedIn contacts information, among which their email list will be.

So, let’s take it one step after the other:

Step 1: Click on My Network on Your LinkedIn profile

Step 2: Go to Connections on your LinkedIn profile, click on See All.

Step 3: Click on Manage Synced and Imported Contacts, close to top right corner

Step 4: Go to Advanced Options, click on Export Contacts, close to bottom right corner

Step 5: Go to Choose the Format You Prefer, click on Fast file plus other data

Step 6: Check your registered email with LinkedIn for Link to Download Contact

Step 7: Clean up the email list and save as .csv or recent Excel version on your Computer

Step 8: Create a List in Mailchimp, or your preferred Email platform

Step 9: Name List accordingly, export Email List from your Computer

Step 10: When you send email, remember to tell where you got their email from

If you follow these steps properly, you should have created an email list of your active LinkedIn connections.

Email marketing is permission-based. It is personal.

The permission you got before sending your LinkedIn contacts email using this method was that they accepted to be your contact or connection.

This means you could reach out to them, at least for business or work-related purpose.

Nonetheless, be careful with emails you send to contacts like this. It is important to be engaging, prioritize adding value or provide truly exclusive offers.

You may want to pick some tips and tricks for executing email marketing campaigns that rock, I’ve got aplenty in Email Marketing tips for effective campaign.

Hope you find this helpful.  Try out this method of building email list fast and share your experience in the comment session. I look forward to your comments.


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is the certified digital marketer, inbound marketer, Youtube brand partner on content strategy who creates for you content your audience will always crush on. He helps brands and businesses with SEO, email and social media marketing, all driven by engaging content in different formats. He is mindful of budget, he is mindful of ROI.

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