Have you heard the term ’email list’?
Maybe you have heard this term on your favourite podcast, Instagram feed or from the social media guru you follow? Doesn’t matter where you’ve heard it, what matters is that if you don’t already have one, you need an email list NOW.
So What Exactly is an Email List?
An email list is simply a collection of emails from all of your past and present clients, people who have connected with you online or at events and anyone that has asked for more information about you and your company. An email list is created and controlled by you
6 Reasons You Need An Email List Now:
1. Take Control
When you create an email list, you own and control it, nobody else. Your email list includes all of your customers, people who have reached out to you, bought something or seen you at an event. They already care and are interested in you and your brand, so why wouldn’t you want their email and ability to reach out to them? #takecontrol
2. Protect Yourself
If anything happened to your social media accounts, you would have no way of reaching all of your followers. All of that time and energy poured into your engagement and contacts – GONE!
Let’s be honest, the algorithms of social media platforms are always changing. These changes often seem to make it more difficult to connect with genuine and interested followers. Why not take control and be the hero of your story, and start collecting the emails of people you sell to, talk to and meet? This way, when you hear all of the chatter about algorithms changing, your account gets hacked OR worse, deleted, you don’t have to panic because you still have a way to reach out to all of your people because you, my dear were smart, and have an email list. #oneuppingthealgorithm
3. Direct Communication
An email list is a simple way of reaching into your clients’ and prospective clients’ inboxes so that you can connect with them. It is one of the only ways to directly reach out to your people. No other method, other than perhaps calling each person personally, ensures that you have reached your people and achieved direct contact with them. #youvegotmail
4. Promote Your Business for Free
Do you have a new product you are launching? Did your store location just change? Do you have a ‘not-to-be-missed’ sale happening this week? How are you going to tell all the people that truly care and have ALREADY bought from you? Would you rather post it on your social media channels and hope that everyone sees it, or would you LOVE to have the option of reaching out to your clients via email as well to tell them exactly what is going on? I know what I would choose, do you? #freepromotion
Reaching out to your audience on a regular basis is good for business and newsletters are a great tool to use to do this. Don’t have an email list? How the heck are you going to send out a newsletter? Already have an email list? Bonus, get started! #newlsetters
6. Email Marketing
Pre-planned, pre-written, strategy-driven email sequences rolled out to your audience is what it’s all about to generate sales, a memorable brand, and grow your business. Email marketing is a pretty simple way to do this and the good news is there are lots of different applications to allow even beginners to get started. I use Flodesk – they offer beautiful templates and user-friendly processes. If you would like to check it out, click here for my affiliate link and receive 50% off for the first year. #emailmarketing
As you can see from this post, email lists are where it is at so you definitely need one to help your business and sales grow. It’s never too late so don’t worry.
Start your list today so that you can stay in contact with your clients, offer discounts and keep your audience updated on what’s new. Email lists are all about nurturing meaningful connections so you are always on your customers’ minds and they are primed to buy. We are after all running a business, right?
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From my kitchen table to yours,