How We Doubled Email Signups in 30 Days: Our Strategies to Get More Email Subscribers

We wrote a post awhile back about email list building, and in the course of writing that post, we got the Christmas morning jitters. We wanted to try every single idea we could.

And so we did.

And wouldn’t you know it, the ideas worked!

I’m really happy to share with you our experience from an exciting month of email list building and the strategies we used to get more email subscribers. The hugely encouraging aspect to all this is that our simple email changes can be done by anyone. If you’re interested in growing your email list and gaining new subscribers, feel free to borrow any of the ideas we’ll share below. I’ll let you know exactly how we did it.

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Email List-Building From the Experts: How to Grow a Massive Email List

Copy of Anatomy of a Perfect Blog Post (4)Where do email subscribers fall on your list of priorities?

We’ve recently pushed email toward the top of our most valued sources, and it doesn’t seem like we’re alone in that. While social media might be the hot place to push your marketing efforts, there are many who choose to rely instead on building a valuable email list. And they couldn’t be happier.

Here’s Michael Hyatt, speaking about his email list of 115,000:

I have literally built a multi-million dollar business on the strength of my email list. Ninety percent of my income comes from it. Even today, my email list is still my number one business priority—and asset.

Douglas Karr, writing on the Marketing Tech Blog, about his list of over 100,000:

Without a doubt, our email list is the best investment we’ve ever made.

Michael Stelzner, Social Media Examiner:

Email is the most important channel for you to cultivate.

We recently passed the 20,000 mark for subscribers on the Buffer blog, and it’s safe to say we have a lot to learn to grow a successful list. We’re inspired to learn from some of the smart and well regarded sites who have made email an emphasis. For example:

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Email Marketing’s 10 Most Important Questions, Answered

Mailbox - email questions answeredOf the many email statistics that blow my mind, I think this one wows me the most:

Email reaches three times more people than Twitter and Facebook combined.

That’s a lot of people! (3.6 billion or so.)

Clearly email marketing deserves your time and attention. And like any aspect of marketing, there can be a learning curve to discover the ins and outs and best practices. Hopefully these answers to ten of the most common and important email questions can make the learning curve a little less steep.

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A Simple Strategy To Get More Replies To The Emails You Send

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“We live in a vague world. And it gets vaguer all the time. In this environment, the power of the specific, measurable and useful promise made and kept is difficult to overstate.” - Seth Godin

It’s easy to be vague, broad, and to never commit to a particular direction. It’s frightening to be specific.

One of the key things I’ve learned in the last two years of doing startups is that to make real progress, it’s important to be specific. I think this applies beyond email, but with a specific example I think it’s easier to understand.

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8 Effective Email Marketing Strategies, Backed by Science

email marketing strategies, emailThe cutthroat inbox of your standard consumer roils with marketing messages, competitive subject lines, and scores of attention-seeking emails. With over 144 billion emails sent each and every day, email marketing remains one of the elite channels for business communication. So how does the signal separate itself from the noise?

To be sure, finding the key to a stand-out message is critical to your bottom line—whether that bottom line is cold, hard cash or community engagement or anything in between. What follows are eight inbox-tested email marketing strategies that successful senders have used to get their emails clicked.

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18 Tips and Tools for Managing Email Successfully

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One of the big things over the next couple years will be getting the computer on enough desktops that we’ll actually communicate using what’s called electronic mail – Bill Gates

It turns out that Bill Gates was more on target with this statement than he would have probably ever imagined.

Today, we send so much email that we’re almost constantly looking for new ways to organize our inboxes and keep them under control. Email has grown into such a large area of our lives and our workdays that I wanted to look at some of the advice we can apply to stay on top of email and make it more useful to us.

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3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Company’s Email Support

“When it comes to creating customer happiness, better service is the answer…”

Hands up: how many times have you heard that and thought, “Yawn…”

We’ve all heard the same trite advice before.

Although WOWing your customers time and time again (like Buffer continues to do) is important in creating a business people love, the “customer evangelists” out there are always talking fluff, and very rarely address the far less sparkling side of implementation.

That’s because it’s easy to talk the talk… but what about putting it in to practice?

The post you are about to read isn’t your typical take on customer service, because it actually digs into how you can improve your email support system with some very easy steps to take advantage of the most popular communication platform on the web.

(That’s right, email still > social media)

Let’s dig in…

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