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Grow Your List With Your Content

Grow Your List With Your Content

Grow Your List With Your Content

All marketers will tell you that the most important asset you can build is your email list and it is something they all wish they had focused on earlier. You own your list and can follow up with highly targeted email marketing to turn prospects into buyers.

Creating lead magnets of various descriptions is a great way to entice people to part with their valuable email address in return for a highly valuable free gift.

These gifts can be reports, checklists, video, audio, infographics etc. The point is they must be high-quality and extremely useful; in fact, your readers should be prepared to pay for it. Don’t go for volume; we are all swamped with too much information, and this is why quick checklists and the like are becoming more popular than a 100 page eBook!

OK, now that you’ve created and made multiple freebies and given your audience multiple entry points to your list, you can focus on growing your list, and a great way to do that is to write highly informative content on your blog, and then to offer a congruent freebie in exchange for their contact details.


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Of course, you need to get eyes on the content first, so let’s look at a few ways to attract readers to your blog content using a couple of content marketing staples.

Write Enticing Headlines

When creating content to get more traffic, it’s important to make sure that people are interested in the topic. Interest begins with appealing headlines that make people curious enough to click on them.

So, what makes them curious? Many things in a headline can make the reader mentally ask a question when they see the wording and phrasing.

Let’s look at a few strategies and techniques you can use in your content publishing, specifically your headlines.

Some tips for writing effective headlines include:

  • Use Numbers – Using a number implies a certain amount of information will be given to the reader and it makes them curious. Compare these two headlines. “How to Build Your List” or “7 Free or Low-Cost List Building Strategies”. Which one would you be more likely to click, if you were interested in building your list?
  • Use the Right Keywords – It’s essential that you know what words your audience uses when they talk or think about their needs, pain points, and the solutions. This is because knowing the exact phrases and concepts will help you choose the words, phrases, and feelings that will persuade them to take action. You can also research keywords using tools like those from SemRush.
  • Make Readers Think and Question – Using the right words can challenge your audience’s perception about something, just by reading the title. It can make them think, “How can that be?” or “Have I missed something?” This works well if you craft a title that mentions their problem and hints at the solution using an unexpected word or phrase.
  • Mention the Benefits – People always care more about their results rather than how fancy the features are. A good way to develop a click-worthy headline is to focus on the benefits or the ultimate result of the solution provides. For example, “Save $50 Per Week Using These 3 Tools.”
  • Offer Realistic Hope/Promise – Another tactic you can use to create headlines is to offer realistic hope and solutions. “How Single Mother Quits Waitress Job and Earns Six Figures with Part-Time Home Business” is a good headline that offers readers hope and encouragement for changing their status quo. The headline promises to tell you how to earn six figures from home, using the single mother as their case study or example. However, the hope must be realistically do-able for most people. Avoid unbelievable, sensationalized, exaggerated, or click-bait headlines at all costs.

Taking the time to create the right headline for your target audience ensures that you reach and connect with them in a more personal way – through their needs, thoughts, and feelings. Once they feel connected with you and want the benefits offered, they are compelled to sign up for your opt-in freebie or other item.

Make On-Page SEO A Top Priority

Another way to get more traffic to your opt-ins is to rank higher on SERPs. On-page SEO can help you accomplish this. Your audience usually finds you via search engine result pages (SERPs). A search engine’s job is to provide their audience with a list of relevant, useful information and content, based on the words they used in the search.

Your job is to ensure that your target market can find your content using the specific words and phrases that are natural to them.

Here are a few SEO strategies and tips to help you rank higher on search results pages:

  • Titles – Use keywords in the first three words of page URLs and titles. Try not to use more than 50 characters per title. Be sure to clean up the URL by taking out the stop words unless it makes the URL misrepresent what the content is about.
  • Make Content Long Enough – Long content of 2000+ words isn’t a must. However, when it comes to getting more traffic, Google and other search engines tend to rank longer content (2,250 to 2,500 words) higher on the results pages. Hubspot reported that some readers prefer to read content that contains at least 2000 words (current in 2021 but the ongoing trend is for higher quality lengthy content). So, the take-away here is to incorporate both types of content on your site. Depending on your goal, your “ideal” word count likely needs to be greater than in previous years.

Keep in mind that you are writing for your readers and they don’t count words. They want accurate, detailed information that fully answers their questions and solutions that help them fix their problems. Give them what they want/need and a little more.

  • Avoid Duplicate Content – This is important whether the content is on your site or off your site. If you have duplicate content on your site due to sales pages, set the site to skip indexing the duplicate content. Also, avoid plagiarizing by double checking content using a service like Grammarly.com or Copyscape.com.
  • Include Meta Descriptions – These are necessary to ensure that your audience can find you. Include the keywords that help your audience find the content. If you use software like Yoast SEO, it will help you optimize your content.
  • Create Title and Alt Image Text – Don’t just upload an image to your site without filling out this information. This is helpful to search engines and readers, in case the images don’t load. A side benefit is that it helps people with visual impairments to read your site more easily.
  • Use Header Tags – You have H1, H2, and H3 header tags that you can use to organize and make your content look better and make certain words stand out. In addition, it helps search engines determine what information is important. Make these tags logical with the most important words using H1 tags.
  • Edit Well – Spelling and grammar do matter. If you spell things wrong, the search engines may not send the traffic your way. If people find the content, they won’t trust you as much if you have these issues. You don’t have to be perfect, but you do need to use grammar that is appropriate for your audience.

Finally, be sure to add internal linking under the articles and blog posts with relevant content. This helps your audience find related information on your site. In addition, it also helps search engines to properly map your site and send the traffic to you.

If you want to know more about nurturing you list, check out the featured resource below for a free Simple List Building report; download, read it and take action 😊

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Are You Building An Email List Or A Tribe?

Are You Building An Email List Or A Tribe?

Are You Building An Email List Or A Tribe?

You are using email marketing as part of your business strategy, right? I am sure you are but thought I’d ask because some folks get distracted by the next best thing and tend to neglect using email as part of their marketing strategy and they are seriously missing out.

Let me say this now, email marketing is not going anywhere, and is a simple, effective way to reach and engage your readers, but it must be done correctly to be optimally effective, and hopefully this post will help with the way you approach email marketing and nurturing your list in future.

Now, if you’ve been doing online marketing for any length of time, you’d have heard the line, “The money is in the list” repeated ad nauseam. Yet, it is true. The money is truly in the list, especially if you have a large and responsive one.

But it shouldn’t just be a list of freebie seekers; the real money is in the buyers list, as you know they are much more likely to be serious, take action and see results.

Because of this obsession with list size, thousands of marketers resort to a myriad of methods to grow their list. They focus on the numbers and the size of the list but often fail to realize that quality beats quantity.

It is a fact that there are marketers who have a list of about 10,000 subscribers and are able to generate six figures a month from this list as compared to many other marketers who have 10 times more subscribers but can’t make even half of what those with the smaller list are making.

If You Are Just Building A List And Not A Tribe, You’re Doing It Wrong

The secret to getting the most out of your list is to build a tribe and not a list. You may be wondering, “What’s a tribe… and what’s the difference?”

The difference is that a list is just a group of subscribers who’ve either opted in to get a freebie or they’ve purchased a product of yours and landed on your list. At this stage, the list isn’t too familiar with you, and they don’t really know you well.

If you do not establish a relationship with them and you just keep hitting them with email after email, many will unsubscribe and leave because they do not feel a connection with you. You’re just another marketer to them.

A tribe, however, is loyal. It takes time to nurture a list till it becomes a tribe. You’ll need to provide value to your list and help them progress towards their goals. Your emails will need to be entertaining and yet, useful.

You’ll need to be honest in your emails and your personality needs to shine. The products you recommend should be good and you must always look out for your tribe because in a sense, since it’s your tribe, you’re the leader. Your vibe attracts your tribe.

Just like any leader knows his tribe well, you’ll need to understand the needs of your list. Create a subscriber avatar. For example, if you’re in the weight loss niche, you must know who your target subscriber is.

It may be a middle-aged woman who could be juggling her career and her family and trying to get her body in shape. Or it could be a busy mom who has had no time to exercise and she’s trying to get rid of a few pounds.

Or it could be an overweight man who wants to get in shape so that he can gain confidence and ladies will start looking at him in a whole new way.

As you can see, all these are different types of people with different needs. You cannot help all of them. You need to pick one specific group or niche and address the needs of these people.

Trying to be everything to everybody is a surefire recipe for failure. Speak in a language that your subscriber can identify with. If your list is mostly comprised of women trying to lose weight on their tummy but you’re talking about getting ripped and muscular, you will not form a bond with your list.

You need to be on the same page as them and know what their needs, goals and dreams are. Now you can help them and provide them the value they need. Once they see that you have their best interests at heart, they’ll trust you and anticipate your emails. You now have a tribe of people who look up to you and want your emails.

It is inevitable that you will get unsubscribes along the way. Do not take this personally or lose sleep over it. To become a navy seal, one needs to go through a series of rigorous of tests and must make the final cut. Many start out but only a select few get through. However, these few are highly trained and have a bond like no other.

In the same way, the people who do not ‘get you’… are better off on someone else’s list. You can’t please everyone. You should be glad to see them go because not only will your autoresponder fees be lower but you’ll also have a list that’s ‘tight’ and a bunch of subscribers who hang on to your every word.

That is definitely a good place to be. Keep building your list and while you’re doing that, always establish a relationship with your subscribers so that you have a growing list that becomes a tribe.

Many marketers, especially affiliate marketers, simply pound their list with offer after offer and provide absolutely no value. This inevitably results in a high unsubscribe rate, so they must be constantly trying to build their list to replace all those that are leaving.

Just thinking about that makes me feel exhausted! Wouldn’t it be easier to nurture your list, look after them and offer them products and services that will genuinely help them, instead of thinking purely selfishly about your next commission payment?

Take time to grow your list, nurture them, look after them and always have their best interests at heart and they will reward you and your business.

If you want to know more about nurturing you list, check out the featured resource below for a free Simple List Building report; download, read it and take action 😊

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Is Your Website User-Friendly For List Building?

Is Your Website User-Friendly For List Building?

Is Your Website User-Friendly For List Building?

When growing your list, remember that gaining more traffic is not the only goal. Attracting highly targeted traffic, full of people who want and need what you’re offering, is the goal. Therefore, you need to develop a list-growing strategy that uses tactics that focus on your goal: Building and Growing a Responsive List, because when you have that responsive list, using email for marketing becomes much easier.

The following tactics will ensure that when someone joins your list they really do want the information you’re providing and will likely turning into a paying customer if you’ve matched your freebie opt-in offers to the right audience and with the idea of promoting specific products and or services to them.

So, let’s build that traffic and ensure that you have a great list that will respond to every email marketing campaign you send them.

First and foremost, everything begins and ends with your website. If your website doesn’t look great, work fast, and doesn’t work on all devices you are likely missing out on numerous opportunities to connect with potential customers.

  • Develop a Responsive Website – Using a responsive template is simple today but if you add images, always double check to make sure they resize and are positioned correctly on the screen. You can check by using Browserling.com, as well as your own mobile device, and other tools.
  • Brand Your Website – You don’t want your audience to be confused when they visit your website. Keep your branding the same throughout your online real estate, from social media to your website, and everything in between. You can do this by using logos, fonts, colors, etc., to develop your branding so everything matches.
  • Make it Easy to Contact You – You don’t want someone to have to dig around your website to find a way to contact you. Make it very easy by placing the contact info at the top and bottom of your site, as well as in the sidebar (if you have one). Visitors should be able to contact you easily, when needed.
  • Create Simple Navigation – The rule of thumb with navigation is that less is more. Plan your navigation in advance to help create the right setup. Use labels on the navigation links that adequately identify what they’ll find there. Make sure your primary navigation stands out. This menu is usually at the top of every page of your website. Always link the logo to the home page so no one gets lost.
  • Ensure it Loads Fast – A slow loading site is a traffic killer. In most cases, if your site takes longer than .8 seconds to load people will leave. Consider using a content delivery network (CDN). Use the right image formats and sizes, browser caching, fewer plugins, enable compression, the right web host, and more.

When you create the website, it’s important to consider your audience because that’s who is going to use it most. Are they tech challenged? What colors do they like? What do they expect when they come to your site?

Making their wants and needs top priority helps to ensure you build a user-friendly website that people want to visit.

Know Your Audience & Your Competition

Before you start building or changing your site, get to know your target audience and your competition. You can only make informed decisions if you are well informed. It’s hard to create products, services, or content for your target market, if you don’t know what they want and need.

The same is true about your competition. It’s hard to compete if you don’t know who your competition is, as well as what they’re doing right and wrong.

  • Conduct Research – There are many ways to do research. You can look at the analytics you already have, but you can also do research using government databases such as the United States Census Bureau to compile information about your audience. Not only should you study your audience, study your competitors too.
  • Develop Customer Personas – This involves creating a profile of your ideal customer. Find an image of how your imagined customer looks. In the profile, include personality traits, education, family life, career, income, and other details needed to develop content, products, and services.
  • Monitor Social Comments – Whether a comment is on a blog or on social media networks, finding comments from your audience can help you learn more about them. Engagement on social media within groups is usually more trustworthy because they tend to ask honest, straight forward, questions.
  • Conduct a Survey – When you know your competition well, you can develop a survey, which targets that audience. This helps you discover what they want and need. You can use Facebook Ads to market the survey, which lives on your website. Learning about your competitor’s audience can help you, if you have the same or a similar target market.
  • Engage Often – The more you engage with your audience the better. Keep your email open to replies, invite questions, and answer questions, as they come. The more open you are the more open they will be. This is especially true if they feel you truly listen and appreciate their input.

Your audience can teach you a lot about your business. You may think you know something, but even if you are part of your audience’s demographics, what you experience is subjective.

That’s why you need to look at the data, pay attention to what your competition is doing, and keep your ear to the ground, regarding your entire industry to stay on top of what’s coming next.

Participate On Social Media

Social media can be very beneficial, as you build your opt-in traffic and mailing list. Since you need to be “social” and build relationships anyway, you may as well get the most out of your efforts. Let’s look at how you can use social media to drive traffic and grow your mailing list.

  • Build a Facebook Group – Social media is the perfect place to build a community. Create a niche group, where you can promote your freebies, content, and products. Link your business page and your related group. In your profiles, include a link to your website and/or your main opt-in page. In your group, get the group’s thoughts on your “new” website content and discuss the nuances. You’ll also want to do live events. Weekly live events can really boost traffic to your business page, the group, your website, and your mailing list.
  • Monitor Comments – Don’t allow comments to go unnoticed. Sometimes you only need to acknowledge that you read it. Other times, you should respond in more depth. Try to keep everything positive and be yourself. Being authentic on social media is important to building trust. Answering questions and linking to your “helpful resource” allows you to establish your expertise and build trust.
  • Share Your Freebies – Share your freebies directly or indirectly in your group. Indirect sharing might be done via sharing blog posts, where the opt-in is. Members only items may be added directly to the group area. Every page of your website should offer a way to share the content blurb and link.
  • Engage Your Audience – Post questions and information that makes your audience think. On Facebook or YouTube, use Live Q & A events to engage with your audience. Post polls, quizzes, and other interactive information help to encourage engagement.
  • Use Amazing Visuals – Social media posts with visuals get more response than social media posts without images. Use the right type of visual to get your audience’s attention and make the post more interesting to your target market.
  • Make Content Shareable – Everything you post needs to be easy to share. Don’t restrict sharing. In fact, ask people to share your content and thank them when they do. Sometimes a little reminder is all that’s needed to get people involved.

The more active you are on social media the more you’ll see the traffic to your website, but the action needs to be purposeful. That means you need to plan the content you put on social media just as you plan the content that goes into your blog, email messages, and newsletters.

I hope these list building and email marketing tips have been useful. If you want to know more about email marketing, check out the featured resource below where you can get a free report about simple list building to expand your knowledge further. If you do download it, please read it and take action and good luck 😊

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Simple Email Marketing Tips

Simple Email Marketing Tips

Simple Email Marketing Tips

Email marketing is an effective form of online marketing, but there are ways to get the most out of it. Creating an email message to use in an email marketing campaign is not very hard, but convincing people to open email marketing messages is, because online scammers also use email to spread their junk mail around the internet.

By using these tips for good email marketing, you can let people know that you are a legitimate company at just a glance, and they will therefore feel safer about opening your messages.

Giving your autoresponder service provider a heads up on your intention to use their platform for any type of affiliate marketing campaign is the first of the marketing secrets that you should think of and remember to do before sending out that first message.

Many autoresponder services frown upon affiliate marketing as it can come across as spammy but if the main purpose of the message is to educate or entertain and then offer them something related to help them it should be fine. If in doubt, ask them before you start sending anything.

Be respectful enough of those who will be receiving your email messages to use their names to greet them in your message. This secret to email marketing does add some work to creating a marketing campaign, but it will get you further than an impersonal and unprofessional, “hey you.”

Send your email messages in HTML and PLAIN formats so that those receiving them can choose to view your marketing message in the format they prefer. Yet another of the secrets to email marketing that is very effective in getting more people to at least open and look at your message.

Never use dollar signs anywhere in your messages. Not the subject line, and not in the message body. People have come to associate the presence of dollar signs in the subject or message body with SCAM emails and will delete them instead of opening and reading them. Many ISPs also have filters that will block emails containing dollar signs in the subject line of the message.

Even if your email marketing message containing dollars signs were to make it past an ISP filter and someone were to open it up, this is insulting and not necessary to provoke interest in your website. People understand what money is without pictures or symbols of it.

As another strategy, it is best to avoid sending your marketing messages during the holidays. This secret is in sharp contrast to the suggested techniques of other styles of internet marketing, but during the holidays people are more apt to be online for shorter amounts of time and many stay away from their inboxes because they feel an obligation towards messages from family and friends, and we all know that at this time of year people just don’t have the extra time to invest financially or even just investing their time, in other people’s ventures.

Use double opt in for cold traffic. Many people will give a fake email address jut to get a freebie, but if you force them to confirm their email address before they get the freebie, you can avoid this and remove any email addresses that don’t confirm their address.

This also helps those who may have simply typed in their email address incorrectly; they can try again and confirm their details to get their gift.

Another secret to is to provide a concise path for those receiving and interested in your offer to follow in order to complete desired purchases or receipt of offered materials.

Your email marketing message should have a link to where these purchases, downloads, subscriptions, or whatever it is that you are offering can be completed or a way for these to be completed directly from your email.

Most of these secrets to email marketing are simple yes, but they are very effective when used in email marketing.

How To Market Effectively Without Becoming Spam

The best way to effectively carry out marketing without becoming a spammer is through Email-marketing. Email marketing is a very popular practice and technique that can be used to advertise your business to prospective customers.

Apart from using email for marketing, you can also use it to engage customers by making your emails as personal as you can. If you use this strategy correctly, you will develop a good relationship with your customers and get their interests.

In this section we have outlined the various ways on how to market effectively without ending up in spam.

Send Emails to people who know you and your products.

Sending emails to people who know you and your products is the first effective way on how to market effectively without becoming spam.

Anyone who is aware of the reason he or she decided to join your email list will not receive your email as spam.

Therefore it is vital to only mail people who are familiar with your products because those who are not familiar with your product will receive it as spam and delete it and this will be a waste of your time and resources.

Avoid overwhelming your customers with Marketing Emails.

Sending out hordes of marketing emails to your customers can be boring, therefore focus more on one topic per email.

The topics should be followed by a short copy which can entice your customers to click on it and read through and this way your customers will be happy because they wouldn’t be overwhelmed by too much information.

And don’t be all marketing; don’t be afraid to reveal stuff about you as this will help to create a bond between you and your readers.

 Do not bug your customers with ‘Buy now!’ Emails.

Your email subscribers are already aware that you want to make sales therefore do not annoy them with abhorrent ‘Buy Now’ messages but instead try building a steady relationship with them and present yourself in a professional manner.

This has proved to be one of the best ways one can use to market effectively without becoming a spammer.

Always focus on what your reader wants, and if you have something that can help them, then feel free to mention it as a soft offer, rather than ramming it down their throats so you can make a quick buck.

Do not use too many images in your emails.

Most people who use emails usually block the graphics thus sending them emails with many images will only hinder them from getting the information you are trying to pass to them.

Apart from missing out on the major information, too many images activate junk mail filter which becomes present in email programs, preventing your messages from ever been seen.

They can also slow down email loading, just as they do with a website, and we all know that attention spans are at an all-time low!

Give your customers the choice of accepting a certain number of mails per day.

This is another effective way one can use to market effectively without becoming spam because giving your customers more choices will improve your marketing and make it more rewarding.

Allow your subscribers to choose the number of emails they will be receiving together with the intervals at which the emails are sent.

For anyone who is looking for suitable ways on how to market effectively without becoming known as a spammer, the above-mentioned methods will be ideal for their marketing strategy.

However, when using this email marketing strategy, do not forget to include an Unsubscribe link in your emails because your goal is for customers to choose whether they want to keep receiving your mails or not.

And, if you want to know more about email marketing, check out the featured resource below where you can get a free report about simple list building to expand your knowledge further. If you do download it, please read it and take action and good luck 😊

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How To Sell Via Email

How To Sell Via Email

How To Sell Via Email

Building a mailing list is a fantastic way to make your audience feel as though they are on-board with your message and to gain more trust and more authority within your niche. But while building relationships with your fans or customers is important, what’s also highly important is that you make a profit in the short term!

Most of us can’t afford to wait months or years until we start selling and so sooner or later, you will need to try promoting something that people will want to buy.

The way you go about this is different for emails though as compared with other forms of marketing. Read on and discover how to best go about selling through email marketing and making as many conversions as possible!

The Structure

A good structure that you can use in order to hype and then sell a product over a series of messages is referred to as AIDA. This stands for:

  • Awareness
  • Interest
  • Desire
  • Action

The key thing to recognize is that when you first contact your new subscribers, they will have no awareness of your products or services and no reason to be interested. You ned to start here then before you try and get them to really want whatever it is that you’re selling.

This allows you to focus on providing value and building that trust initially, while simply mentioning your product in a very subtle way.

This is the same strategy that many film studios will use when they release ‘teaser trailers’. We often don’t see enough to be excited by the film yet, but we’ve seen just enough to be aware that it exists.

Interest comes through repeated mention and desire then comes when you start to describe the way in which your product can make your audience’s lives better. It’s when you start describing what it is like to hold your product or to use it and how it will inherently raise the status of the people using it.

The best thing about this stage is that the readers now have to wait until your next message before they can buy. Waiting is a great way to build more anticipation because we always want what we can’t have!

Finally, the action email will be the one where you ‘seal the deal’. This is where you will close and get the audience to act as quickly as possible by clicking and buying. Make sure to incentivize a raid decision, whether with a limited discount or limited stock!

Using Value Proposition And More Techniques To Promote Your Mailing List

Email marketing can be used to do a lot of things from building trust and authority in your niche to helping you to make more direct sales.

Whatever you end up using your mailing list for though, you first need to encourage people to sign up in the first place. This can be easier said than done, especially as most people are dubious about giving out their personal details.

After all, most of us get enough spam as it is!

Here is some advice that can help you to get around that objection and grow your list nevertheless.

Sell The Value Proposition

The value proposition is the thing that makes your list worthwhile and the thing that will make it stand out. This is not simply the sum of its parts. A value proposition cannot be ‘getting lots of free emails’ but rather it is what those emails do for the reader.

For example, if your mailing list is about fitness, then the value proposition comes from the fact that your messages will help the readers to lose weight and build muscle, thereby becoming more attractive, more confident and more successful.

Value propositions work because they are what provide the ‘emotional drive’ behind your product. This is the hook and it’s what will get your potential buyers daydreaming about what life could be like when they sign up.

So, sell this vision in your copywriting and make sure that your audience knows just what an exciting opportunity this is and how it is going to improve their lives.

Use The Right Incentive

An incentive is a freebie that you will give away in exchange for people signing up to your mailing list. Very often, this will be something like an ebook or a report.

What’s important here, is to make sure that your incentive is something that will attract people and get them to sign up when they were otherwise on the fence – but not something that will be too valuable and encourage people to sign up who otherwise wouldn’t have been interested at all.

Otherwise, you will end up with subscribers who are only there to get the free gift. Not only that, but if you give away something like an ebook or online course entirely for free, then you will actually undermine the value of the things you sell later on.

Top 4 Ways To Improve Your Sender Reputation

Your sender reputation is a little like a credit rating. This is a score that will be shared between the different email providers and that will be tied to your IP address and domain.

Things that can hurt your sender reputation include having lots of emails that bounce, lots of complaints from contacts and a low open rate.

If your sender reputation gets too bad, then you risk becoming blacklisted and the number of messages that will get through to your audience will go down significantly.

So how do you prevent this from happening? How do you keep your sender reputation in the black? Here are some powerful strategies:

‘Warm Up’ Your Ip

One advanced technique that many people aren’t aware of, is to ‘warm up’ their IP address.

This means that you’re going to give your emails the best start possible and the way you’ll do that, is by starting out with a very small mailing list that is filled with only your most engaged fans (and maybe even some friends and family!).

When you do this, you’ll build up some positive ‘credit’ as it were, and this will then help make your address more resilient against future negative influences.

Keep Friends And Family Involved

This is one reason it can be a good idea to invite your friends and family onto your mailing list.

What’s more is that if you keep them there subsequently, you’ll then have at least a few opens and reads guaranteed.

This is a good way to avoid a scenario where you get zero opens and every little bit helps!

List Hygiene

List hygiene simply means that you are looking after your mailing list by removing the contacts that never read a single one of your messages or that always bounce.

This is a simple matter of logging into your Autoresponder and deleting those users, but it will make a big difference.

Double Opt-In

Finally, it is crucial that every single email list these days use a double opt in.

This means that your new subscribers will need to confirm their email address via a confirmation message and that in turn ensures that the email address is real and also that the recipient checks it often and that they really are interested in signing up.

These small changes can make a massive difference to your deliverability, so get started right away!

And, if you want to know more about nurturing your list, check out the featured resource below where you can get a free report about simple list building to expand your knowledge further. If you do download it, please read it and take action and good luck 😊

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