Category: EMAIL LIST

7 Questions To Ask Before Creating Your Next Freebie (So You Don’t Waste Time on a Dud)

7 Questions To Ask Before Creating Your Next Freebie (So You Don’t Waste Time on a Dud)

So your first attempt at an opt-in freebie was a total flop. No one signed up for it (or, if you were lucky, your mom and BFF did) and you were left staring at a big glaring “0” in your MailChimp account. You must have read a zillion and one blog posts about creating a freebie that was guaranteed to *explode* your email list. You thought you had it all figured out. So what happened? Don’t sweat it, girlfriend – we’ve all been there. Myself included! True story: My first freebie generated a whopping 8 – count ‘em 8 – signups. And *ahem*, that was over a span of two months. Let’s just wipe that one from the books, shall […]


How to Create a Gorgeous Opt-In Freebie (Without Breaking the Bank!)

How to Create a Gorgeous Opt-In Freebie (Without Breaking the Bank!)

  If you want to make money as a blogger, building an email list is absolutely essential.   …And if your audience is anything like me (read: guards their email like a pack of hyenas) they’ll probably need a little incentive before they cough up their email addresses. To bridge this gap, you can create and offer what’s called an “opt-in freebie“.   If you’re just getting started with freebies, you might be stuck on the creation step. In other words, how are you going to create something that’s actually worth signing up for? I mean, you’re not a professional designer, right?   In today’s guest post by Alisha of Daring Two, we’ll explore three options for creating a beautiful […]


Email Lists Have Your Brain in a Knot? Read This

Email Lists Have Your Brain in a Knot? Read This

  In his book Launch, Jeff Walker refers to your email list as your “license to print money”. Do you think he’s right?   Jeff shares the story of how he needed to come up with 90K in just a few days for a deposit on a new house. How did he do it? By coming up with an irresistible offer for his email list and then sending them a strategic series of emails about it.   Now, we aren’t all going to be making 90K from our lists right off the bat, but I wholeheartedly believe your email list is the backbone of your success and your revenue as a blogger. In today’s blogging world, not having a list […]


7 Reasons Every Serious Blogger Should Use ConvertKit For Their Email List

7 Reasons Every Serious Blogger Should Use ConvertKit For Their Email List

  If you want to make money from your blog, having an email list is a MUST. To get started, you’ll need to choose your email list platform. My pick? ConvertKit.   Not sure if ConvertKit is the right email list platform for you? That, my dear, is exactly why I’m writing today’s post! Read on to find out if ConvertKit is the perfect fit for your list…   *This post contains affiliate links for products I love. If you make a purchase through one of these links, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. For my full disclaimer, please click here.* 7 Reasons Every Serious Blogger Should Use ConvertKit There are lots of email list […]


3 Things Your Welcome Email Must Do (And Probably Doesn’t!)

3 Things Your Welcome Email Must Do (And Probably Doesn’t!)

It’s my honor and pleasure to introduce today’s guest post contributor, Meera Kothand. Meera is one of my closest blogging friends and mastermind buddies, and she’s written a fantastic post for you today! Over to you, Meera.   You’re all ready and charged to grow your email list.   You signed up with an email service provider. You’ve created your opt-in freebie and opt-in forms. You’ve been hearing all these amazing things about why you need a welcome email and you crafted your first!   But does your welcome email live up to all that it’s supposed to do?   Did you know that the first 48 hours after a subscriber opts-in is when they are most engaged with your […]


5 Steps to Create an Opt-In Freebie Your Audience Loves

5 Steps to Create an Opt-In Freebie Your Audience Loves

  How amazing would it feel to create an opt-in freebie that’s downloaded by hundreds of people on the day it’s released?   If you’re trying to grow your email list, opt-in freebies are your list-building magic beans. 95% of my email list growth comes from the freebies I offer on my blog!   What is an opt-in freebie, and how do you create them? That’s exactly what you’ll learn in today’s post.     *This post may contain affiliate links for products I love. I earn a commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. For my full disclaimer, click here.*   5 Steps to Create An Opt-In Freebie Your Audience Loves Ready to create an […]