Once you get your business blog up and running, you will want to begin building your email list. Building your email list for Business Blog is not too complicated and it requires using a mailing list management system.
To begin, you will need to have a form on your site where people can register to begin receiving email from you. This will give you permission to begin sending email to them on as regular basis.
Using a mailing list management system, you can send to everyone on your list. Using a mailing list makes your relationship with your readers stronger and deeper than just a casual stop to your blog via an RSS feed or email feed.
It is very important to use your email list wisely. You never want to send information that your specific readers will not want. Do not send an email simply for the sake of sending something out. If you dont have pertinent information to send, dont send anything. Its better than spamming your customers to death; if you start sending stuff just to send it, you will lose readers a lot quicker than not sending anything at all.
So, what do you send then, Information that will benefit your readers is useful to them and pertinent to your business. If you dont have enough information to send on a weekly basis, then start with once a month. You can build from there as your list grows and as your business grows.
You may find you need to divide your lists up. Perhaps you have regular readers, who are not committed customers yet. Or maybe you have customers to your business, but arent regular readers of your business blog yet. Maybe you have a list of affiliate marketers that requires separate information from your regular readers. You may even have a list of readers who are connected to your blog on a more personal level, so you may want to send a more personal message to them.
Whatever the demographic is, sending information to them on a regular basis and that is pertinent to your readers is important. It keeps your readers coming back for more, which in turn helps grow your business.
If youre wondering where to look for an email management system thats right for your size blog, here are a couple of suggestions.
Mad Mimi (http://www.madmimi.com) has a start up plan that allows you to send up to 100 list members for free. Its a great if youre just beginning to build your list. You can also upgrade to add more members for a monthly fee at a later date when needed.
Aweber (http://www.aweber.com) is an email management system that you can also create sign up forms for your blog or site. It does not offer a free plan, but the monthly fees are reasonable if you have a larger list.
Building your email list begins with your first subscriber. Make sure you have a registration form that is easy to use and an email management program that fits your needs. Then begin building your list one by one, email by email and soon you will begin to see your efforts pay off!
Jay Nisbett is the founder of The 407 Group. During his studies of Real Estate and Entrepreneurship at Florida State University, he was exposed to the scalable effects of digital marketing through his first digital venture, Tails Casual Outfitters. After learning pain points of the digital world, he took to building a platform to get other brands everywhere - The 407 Group was born to help build the local area’s businesses to BE EVERYWHERE they need to be to achieve their success, too, online and offline.
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