Keeping email lists current is often more of a mystery than a challenge, and while recruiting new subscribers may seem simple in theory, in practice it is rarely so. Since consumers have grown weary of receiving unsolicited commercial emails, having a solid marketing strategy and original content in place is essential for developing a list of engaged users. Let’s examine some strategies for expanding your email list and monetizing it for your company.
- Create original material for use in email campaigns
- Opt-in marketing can breathe new life into a dormant email list
- Create a blog that people can subscribe to
- Use customer profiles to divide your email lists
- Create additional supporting materials
Create original material for use in email campaigns
You should hold on to your current subscriber base and ask them to help you acquire new ones. If your email content is engaging, informative, and worthwhile, your readers will look forward to receiving it and may even forward it to others, thereby expanding your reach.
Opt-in marketing can breathe new life into a dormant email list
If you think most of your email list has decayed or is decaying, you can encourage people to re-opt if they’d like to and weed out the contacts who don’t respond by crafting an interesting opt-in message. Addressing engaged contacts enhances deliverability and increases the likelihood that your email will be forwarded outside of your current database, which may seem counterintuitive at first.
Create a blog that people can subscribe to
If you aren’t maintaining a blog, you’re missing out. Blog posts are crucial to improving your search engine results, so why not use that to your advantage and use it to draw in new subscribers? It’s a good tactic for increasing the value of email communications over time.
Use customer profiles to divide your email lists
Emails that are tailored to the interests of the recipient are more likely to be opened. Therefore, it’s a good idea to experiment with different types of email subscriptions. It will allow you to reach a wider audience. How well you can appeal to your target audience’s particular preferences will determine how many people sign up for your email list.
Create additional supporting materials
Every article hidden behind a paywall may not be worth the price of admission. It could be vital to provide free content initially in order to garner their interest. Start with an introductory blog post on a topic of interest, and offer additional content with more in-depth guidance in exchange for your readers’ email addresses (on a landing page).