60 Ways To Grow Your Email List

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Chief Creative Officer 2 YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA MENTOR Vanessa Cabrera yoursocialmediamentor@gmail.com facebook.com/yoursocialmediamentor @vanessacabrera linkedin.com/in/vanessacabrera Tweet to me using #Grow60

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3 Grow with Constant Contact One Toolkit. One Login. All the marketing campaigns you need Together in one place .

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Keep it simple. Sometimes a paper sign-up sheet is the best way to go. Use paper sign-up sheet 1

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Just having a sign-up form available won’t always be enough. Train yourself and your employees to always be asking prospective contacts to sign up. Ask face to face 2

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don’t overlook the obvious. You probably already have a database of contacts who would love to join your list. Ask them to sign up. www.constantcontact.com/learning-center Check your database 3

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look to your personal network to help kick start your list growth. Ask friends and family 4

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Put a fishbowl on your counter and give customers an incentive to drop in their business cards to join your list. Put a fishbowl on the counter 5

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Insight provided by Constant Contact KnowHow www.constantcontact.com/learning-center “Ring, Ring” Having a great conversation with a customer or supporter? Keep the conversation going— ask them to join your email list! Over the phone 6

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using a sidewalk sign or sandwich board to bring in foot traffic? Tell passersby about all the great info, discounts, and news they’ll find by signing up for your emails. Use your sidewalk sign 7

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If there’s one day people are excited about finding new businesses it’s small Business saturday. make sure you’re asking people to join your list when they come in for this special day. www.constantcontact.com/learning-center Participate in Small Business Saturday 8

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tip: Constant Contact customers can use our free app to add a sign-up form right to their page and collect email addresses without doing any extra work. Find out how. make it easy for fans to join your list by adding a sign-up form to your Facebook Page. Add a sign-up form to your Facebook page 9

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Learn more: New to Twitter? Find out how to get started! Write yourself a note now: “Tweet about my email list once a week.” You should also post about your email list on your other social networks, but less frequently than you would on Twitter. Tweet it! 10

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You can now include a call to action on the Cover Photo of your Facebook Page. Have some fun with it and ask people to join your list. Update your Facebook page cover photo 11

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Supercharge your Facebook list growth with a Facebook Ad. Add new fans and new subscribers by driving people to your Facebook sign-up form. Buy a Facebook ad 12

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www.constantcontact.com/learning-center making the leap into online video? Talk about your emails in a video and tell people where to sign up. Use your Youtube channel 13

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Learn more: New to Foursquare? Find out how to get started! Foursquare lets you update your business’s info and post alerts to people in the area. Try sharing a link to your sign-up form and see how it does. Insight provided by Constant Contact KnowHow www.constantcontact.com/learning-center Use Foursquare 14

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www.constantcontact.com/learning-center When appropriate let members of the same linkedIn Groups know about your email list. Learn more: New to linkedIn? Find out how to get started! Join a LinkedIn group 15

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like linkedIn Groups, Google+ Communities are the place Google+ users go to find information relevant to them. Share your latest email and ask members to join your list. Join a Google+ Community 16

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tip: Find out how to run and participate i Tweet Chat. n a Tweet chats are a great way to boost engagement on Twitter. It can help you attract new followers and can give you a unique opportunity to grow your list. Host a Tweet chat 17

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Tell people why they should sign up in 6 seconds or less. You can share your Vine video on Facebook or Twitter and can embed it on your blog. Learn more: New to Vine? Find out more. Insight provided by Constant Contact KnowHow www.constantcontact.com/learning-center Use Vine 18

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Allow social connections to easily find your email sign-up form by linking to it in your profiles. Try it on Facebook, Twitter, linkedIn, Pinterest, or Google+. Add a sign-up link to your social bios 19

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www.constantcontact.com/learning-center Create a board on Pinterest and “pin” your email newsletter right when it comes out! use an image from your email or take a screenshot of your entire newsletter to give readers a preview of your content. Sample your content on Pinterest 20

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Easily add a link to your sign- up form on your website and collect emails from people who visit your site. Give your sign- up form plenty of visibility by putting it on every page. Add sign-up form to your website 21

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Ask your current contacts why they enjoy your emails and then create a page on your website highlighting the biggest benefits of signing up. Create a “reasons to sign-up”page 22

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don’t ask too many questions. You may miss chances to grow your email list. Keep your sign- up form short and simple. Only ask for the information that’s absolutely necessary. You can collect more information down the line. www.constantcontact.com/learning-center Keep your sign-up form short 23

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If someone enjoys what you have to say on your blog, there’s a good chance they’d want to see your updates in their inbox. tip: Constant Contact customers using Wordpress can use our free Wordpress integration to create a sign-up form that adds email addresses directly to a Constant Contact email list. Find out how. Add to your blog 24

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Writing for other blogs is a great way to get in front of a new audience. Include a link to your sign-up form in your author bio. If people like your post, they’ll want to get more information from you. Guest blog 25

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Participate in conversations about your area of expertise on your favorite blogs. When you leave a comment you’ll also be able to add a link back to your website as part of your identifying information. This can lead people to your website where they can sign up for your email list. www.constantcontact.com/learning-center Comment on blog posts 26

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Join our list to learn more about what we have to offer! Join our list to receive exclusive discounts! Over 1,000 people have signed up to receive our emails each month. Sign up today! Don’t miss a thing! Join our email list to get updates sent to your inbox once a week. Test different calls-to-action and see how your audience responds. www.constantcontact.com/learning-center Test different calls to action 27

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Collect email addresses when people are making a purchase. Be sure to indicate they’re opting-in to receive future emails from you. Online payment forms 28

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www.constantcontact.com/learning-center did you know that 49% of small businesses have never updated their online listings? Keep your listing up-to-date and provide a link to join your email list. Optimize online listings 29

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Mention your email newsletter during your podcast. (Have you listened to our weekly speakeasy Marketing Roundtable Podcast? Check it out and while you’re there, subscribe to our Hints & Tips newsletter at the top of the page!) www.constantcontact.com/learning-center Use your podcast 30

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www.constantcontact.com/learning-center Add a sign-up link to your next online survey. Let people share their feedback and join your email list. Collect emails with an online survey 31

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use Email Archive to promote your past emails. You can share your archive on your blog, website, and on social media. www.constantcontact.com/learning-center Promote your email archive 32

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You never know how people are going to find your emails. When new readers find them, make sure they have a way to sign up. Put a sign-up link in your newsletter 33

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tip: If you want people to share your email, be sure to tell them directly, “Share this email.” Sometimes, the best way to grow your list is to extend the reach of your emails. Add social share buttons to make it easy for people to share your emails on their social networks. Add social share buttons to your email 34

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tip: If you want people to forward your emails more often be sure to create share-worthy content. Find out how. Add a “forward to a friend” button to your emails to help you reach your next subscribers. Use forward to a friend 35

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Get more exposure for your email list by including a link in your regular emails. Your email signature 36

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With picMonkey, you can put text over images—a great way to ask people to join your list! Share your images on Facebook, Twitter, or hang them in your store. Learn more: New to Picmonkey? Find out more. Use PicMonkey 37

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download the Quickview app from Constant Contact so you can enter new emails on- the-go. There’s an app for that 38

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more than half of all Americans now have smartphones. use Constant Contact’s Text- to-Join feature to let your people sign up via text message. Insight provided by Constant Contact KnowHow www.constantcontact.com/learning-center Use text to join 39

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Add a QR code to a flyer, post, or brochure and make it easy for people to scan-to-join your email list. tip: Constant Contact customers can easily create a QR code right in their accounts. Find out more. Use a QR Code 40

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Wondering what to do with the new iPad? use it to collect email addresses in-store or at your next event. tip: Constant Contact customers can use iCapture app to add email addresses directly to their accounts. Find out more. Use an ipad 41

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Giving out flyers, brochures, or pamphlets at your store or office? let people know your emails are the best source for up-to- date information. Use a brochure 42

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Get the most out of your print advertising investment. Tell people to visit your website and join your list! Run an ad in the paper 43

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Work with your business card supplier to add a QR code with a call-to-action to join your email list. On your business cards 44

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Own a restaurant? Add a QR code on your menu and let people join your email list at the table. Add to your menu 45

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Shipping orders to customers who placed an order online? Put a QR code on your boxes and encourage customers to sign up. Use your shipping boxes 46

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Stay in touch before, during, and after your event by collecting email addresses when people register for your event. During event registration 47

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Collect email addresses at your event with a paper sign-up sheet, QR code, or even via text-message. Collect email addresses at your event 48

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Work with other businesses and organizations in your community to host an event. It’s a great way to introduce your business (and your email list) to a whole new audience. Insight provided by Constant Contact KnowHow www.constantcontact.com/learning-center Be a sponsor 49

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If people are interested in what you have to say, there’s a good chance they’ll be interested in what you write in your emails. let people know you have a resource they can sign up to receive. Book a speaking engagement 50

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do you use table tents in your restaurant or at your events? Add a QR code and make it easy for attendees to join your email list. Use your table tents 51

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Raffle off a prize your customers will love and collect email addresses in the process. tip: Always let people know they’ll also be joining your email list and receiving follow-up emails from you. Insight provided by Constant Contact KnowHow www.constantcontact.com/learning-center Run an in-store raffle 52

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With social campaigns from constant contact, you can run a contest on Facebook and collect email addresses in the process. Run a Facebook sweepstakes 53

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look for ways to reward your customers and grow your email list in the process! Start a loyalty program 54

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Create a club to help celebrate your customers’ birthdays and grow your email list. Insight provided by Constant Contact KnowHow www.constantcontact.com/learning-center Run a birthday club 55

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If you want deal buyers to come back after the deal is over, you need to make it easy for people to join your list! tip: With saveLocal from constant contact you can collect email addresses right when someone purchases your deal. Find out how. Insight provided by Constant Contact KnowHow www.constantcontact.com/learning-center Run a local deal 56

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Testing your luck with one of the big-name deal providers? don’t forget to ask new customers to join your mailing list when they redeem the offer. Ask when someone redeems an offer 57

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Offer a coupon on Facebook 58

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You can offer up a great piece of content—like a whitepaper, eBook, or guide—to entice people to join your list Offer a piece of content 59

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Get your employees excited about growing your email list. Offer a prize to the employee who collects the most email addresses. 60 Offer an incentive to your employees

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