I'm sure by now you have heard "The Money is in the List"? Well I have been hearing that for 4 years since I started working online.

Yes I set up an email marketing with Mailchimp for free... but I never really focused on it or spent any time investigating it.

So recently I did and it is all starting to make sense to me now.

Why you should get cracking with email marketing:

1. You OWN your list.

Yes that's right. It doesn't belong to anyone else, it is yours. What happens if Facebook disappears overnight? Twitter? How about your entire website crashes and its gone? Perhaps Google decides to penalize you and you have no more organic visitors?

Now do you understand why owning a list is a good idea?

2. It needn't be expensive

Yes I advise you pay for a great autoresponder, but this needn't cost an arm and a leg. The cost per email sent to each subscriber is really very cheap.

3. Email marketing has a high conversion rate

You can build a relationship with your subscribers and sell to them over and over again once they trust you.

They gave you their email address so they are interested in what you have to say. They will engage directly with you.

4. You can personalize your messages and you can customize it exactly how you want it

Yes you can target your message to your readers. It is very different from social media where a message is just broadcast to anyone and everyone. You can send a personal message with your readers name to them.

You can also have different lists set up for different interests which means you can send highly targeted messages to your readers.

5. It is Measurable

You can see exactly what your readers are doing with your messages. If your message is not opened or not read you will know. If they unsubscribe you will also know.

If your reader opens it and clicks you will have this information at your fingertips.

6. It is Direct

Yes it goes straight to your reader. It won't for example be lost among the millions of other Facebook posts or Tweets. Your email go straight to your reader and wait in their inbox until they do something with it.

Yes, some will get caught in junkmail perhaps but not many.

Think about whether you will see a post on Facebook if the post is sent out today but you only go online again on Thursday... you will never see that, not a chance. But if you go online on Thursday chances are the first thing you will do is check your email!

7. It is actionable

When an email is received action is required and this is important. It is noticed because the recipient must do something with it. Even if the recipient doesn't want the message he or she must delete it, mark it as spam and/ or unsubscribe.

Or there is a positive action of the recipient opening it, reading it, clicking on a link, forwarding it to a friend, saving it in a folder....

And there is another bonus, your readers can save your message and come back to it many times again.








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Sheila50 Premium
Thank Lynne,
I am at work so have saved it to review later!
Thanks this is what I have been looking for and will dive into it tonight!
Sheila
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LynneHuy Premium
So glad I could help Sheila! Let me know if you have any questions :)
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TanjaRita Premium
If anyone wants a great free email service with autoresponder check out this blog. I just signed up (was previously using a free mailchimp account) and like it so far.
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LynneHuy Premium
Awesome, thanks for sharing Tanja! I'll check that out.
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dorsnick1 Premium
This is exactly what I was looking for thank you!
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LynneHuy Premium
So glad to help you :)
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GFHaze Premium
Lynne,
The List is Golden and so is this piece you have done with the step by step.
Thanks so much for breaking down and getting folks started with one of the most important aspects of this entire business.
My best,
Gary
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LynneHuy Premium
Hi Gary
Thanks so much for your feedback!
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GFHaze Premium
Lynne I really appreciated your e Mail List training, Thanks again
Gary
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bnaylor Premium
Great series of lessons Lynne... This is just the start most new members need... Building your won list is an absolutely an essential key to everyone's success online in my opinion.... Well done training... Bryan
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LynneHuy Premium
Thank you Bryan! I always feel so self conscious doing training here. I feel like a newbie still in so many aspects. I love learning though and then sharing what I have just learned so this would be perfect for newbies to email marketing because it is what I have just learned and implemented and it is working beaufitully!
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bnaylor Premium
Always best to teach from the perspective of personal experience... When you are just starting out and learning new things, teach from that perspective... as time goes on and you learn more, you can always come back and refine it with new lessons learned...

I've come to a conclusion along the way from my martial arts training that I think is appropriate here... "The longer I train, the less... I know... I know:... Bit convoluted, LOL,, but it fits...

There is no way I will ever know everything there is to know about the arts I'm studying and proficient in, much less all of the martial arts... Online Marketing is no different... I'm a "List Builder" by nature now... I think it's an essential skill... There is no way, I'll ever know everything there is to know about list building, much less online marketing...

Great job... this is a super start for most of the people who are member's here... most of which aren't building there list at all... Bryan
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LynneHuy Premium
Thanks Bryan that makes me feel more confident! You are so right, there is so much to know!
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