Why is it assumed we all have email lists?

Last Update: September 27, 2018

I don't know about anyone else, but when doing research I often get way laid and start going off in another direction. This happens to me a lot.

Anyway, When I am doing this sort of thing, one thing intreages me. That is email marketing. I nearly always look for ways to get a bigger email list, be it ifrom information, reports or whatever.

The thing is though the information always presumes you already have a list. Why do they do this? I want to know how to grow my list not some other information about already having a list.

Anyway, I thought I'd throw this out to the community here to see what your opinions are. If you know ways to grow an email list please let me know.

Regards

Janet

P.S. I know most of the usual ways to grow a list.

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AlexEvans Premium
I hear what you are saying Janet, the two seem to go together, internet marketing and building an email list that is. From observation a lot of folks ramble on about creating an email list, it is a marketing strategy that needs a lot of energy and thought.

Collecting emails for the sake of it, building that massive list of folks that are not really interested, or constructing a list of dedicated content fans. the later wins hand down. It may take a little longer but the return can be way bigger.

It depends on the content that you are offering, good content gets you open's and engagement and feedback and the best kind is the reward of a click of the mouse on that offer, bad content gets you in the spam folder.
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jan135 Premium
Thanks for replying. Yes, I am after targeted traffic and as you say a list of dedicated followers.
Regards Janet
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JKulk1 Premium
Hi Janet. It all starts with your first step. Start your list today. Jim
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jan135 Premium
How?
Regards
Janet
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JKulk1 Premium
Do you have a comment box at the bottom of your blogs. It should capture emails as well. Jim
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jan135 Premium
Yes I have a comment box, but the only people who have commented on it are from WA. I am promoting WA so I cannot use these people for my list.
Thanks for the suggestion though.
Regards Janet
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lesabre Premium
Hi Janet, seems like Dave has some good suggestions. All the best
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jan135 Premium
Thanks for replying.
Regards
Janet
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dkohara Premium
So you are starting from scratch? I think everybody who starts a new website in a new niche will have a new list, because the list will probably be specific to your niche.

I haven’t started building my new list, but before I do that I need targeted traffic and i’m not quite there yet.

If you have traffic already then you’ll need to set up a mailing list form on your website to capture people. This will grow subscribers organically. It has to be opt-in and laser targeted.

Start a Facebook page and drive traffic to your website that way too. Do the same on Twitter and LinkedIn. Your list will grow. I suspect you already know that though.

Hope this helps.
Dave
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jan135 Premium
Hi Dave,
Thanks for your comment, I have tried all the usual ways.
Just thought someone might have a little secret way to grow an email list, LOL
Regards
Janet
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RussellO1 Premium
Wish I could find out how to grow one. I don't have a list nor do I know how to even begin one. I do know that it is the most reliable thing in internet marketing.
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jan135 Premium
Hi Russell,
If I find out a good way to grow an email list I will let you know.
Regards
Janet
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RussellO1 Premium
It will be greatly appreciated Janet. Thank you in advance.
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