We all know how important mailing lists are, but for the benefit of new bloggers it is very essential to start building mailing lists from day one.
Picture this, somehow, someway, a first time visitor has landed on your page in order to gain some information – all well and good,
but there is no guarantee of that visitor returning.
So, the action plan here is to encourage them to subscribe to your future posts and updates.
Your Loyal Readers
As a result, you are building up a bank of visitors that are guaranteed to know whenever there are new updates on your blog.
When you contact them, chances are they would check you out.
Bare in mind, the moment your blog is launched and submitted to the search engines – traffic is on its way.
Even if the figures are low to start off with, each visitor is a potential subscriber. The process of list- building also gives you an opportunity to know them and identify their blogging needs.
There are several ways you can encourage your visitors to subscribe to your blog.
You may decide to offer the following:
• Free Reports
• Free Tips and Advice
• Free e-Books
On this blog, I currently offer to send Blogging tips, which I send weekly to subscribed users. It is also a way to reward them for their loyalty.
What approach have you adopted to build your list?