Which plugin do you use to create an email list? Are there free ones that work well?
Thank you so much in advance
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Janie

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nightwatch Premium Featured Comment
There isn't a plugin that creates an email list. What plugins will do is allow you to create landing pages and popup forms where you can collect a visitor's email address (and name if you want), usually in return for giving them some kind of free gift.

You need an autoresponder service like Aweber or GetResponse to actually collect and store your subscriber's information. You also use the autoresponder to send out emails to your list.

Try the free Elementor plugin to start with. Your autoresponder service will also provide you with code snippets which you can add to your posts to place an optin form on them.

My own WA site is all about email marketing and list building. These posts might be of interest:

https://emaillistbuildingtechniques.com/what-is-list-building-for-is-it-an-essential-business-tool/

https://emaillistbuildingtechniques.com/how-to-create-squeeze-pages-the-stupidly-simple-way/
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1Rudy1 Premium
What does the Elementor plugin have to use for email collecting?
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nightwatch Premium
You can use it to design optin forms visually, integrate them with your favorite marketing tools, and generate more traffic, leads & conversions with them, even in the free version.
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1Rudy1 Premium
Awesome, hadn't considered using them for emails...not there yet in my website. I came here to WA to learn how to do so, as that is where I need the help. I so have elementor and enjoy what that offers. Thanks...
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Elaine33 Premium
I started using MailerLite, which has a free version. It's perfect for someone who doesn't have a big list yet. You always have the option to upgrade in the future. I also have a MailChimp account for another website but wasn't happy with the changes they made. When I tried to add my affiliate website I couldn't do it without upgrading to a paid account.
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JanieTH Premium
Thank you so much for your advice!! That sounds very reasonable
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Aussiemuso Premium
Wow Lady Jane great question and some comprehensive answers. I guess first you need to decide why you want an email list and how it will help your business. This will make choosing a plan of action and collection easier.

I will check out the suggested links here as I will be setting this up in the new year.

Love and hugs
Princess Lily 😁💕🎶
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JanieTH Premium
Dear princess!! You have helped me a lot with other stuff like this. Especially the YOAST idea. It is the best 🍾🥂 I will try out mail chimp soon and let you know.
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Lady Jane
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Aussiemuso Premium
Thanks Lady Jane, I want to have my follow up emails written before I set it up, so I can start using the list immediately to create a relationship with my contact and I'm not there yet.

The video suggested here is excellent.
I look forward to hearing how you go.

Much love

Princess Lily 🥰🎶
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Janie.
Wow - creating an email list is a huge topic that probably requires more than a comment reply to explain.
You can do it for free using tools like Mailmunch and Mailchimp but you need to be careful with your marketing to avoid getting your account closed.
You also need to create things like an opt-in landing page and a lead magnet to entice people to join your email list.

Here's a link to a video from Pat Flynn (a well known affiliate marketer) on how to build an email list
https://youtu.be/csnQ9uBUVug


Good luck
Dave
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JanieTH Premium
Fantastic!! Thank you so much, Dave!
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Dave07 Premium
You're welcome. Pat is great and very easy to follow.
Hope it helps
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TheCatherine Premium
Your email list is the most worthwhile asset you have and you shouldnt be using free options. It all comes downs to dlivery and you need a paid option such as Aweber or Getresponse. Mailchimp has a paid option but their terms and conditions dont allow you to work in the MMO niche
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phamp357 Premium
Hi @TheCatherine - great post! I agree 100%, free versions are very limited and you should invest in your business! I use Aweber and GetResponse and I'm very happy with both!! I'm very impressed with the AutoFunnel feature in GetResponse...
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JanieTH Premium
You are so right! I just don't really know how to do any of it and wish to start slowly...
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TheCatherine Premium
It's time consuming to create a list. Take it slowly, you need traffic
before you do it. I use both Aweber and Getresponse and Getresponse is easier for a newbie I think . PM me if you want to ask questions
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