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List Building The Email Marketing Show Podcast

17 No Cost Ways To Build Your Email List

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Can you build your email list without throwing loads of money and advertising budget at it?

A lot of the list building training out there basically says, in a very convincing way, that you can just throw a few thousand dollars on ads and boom, you’ll have a huge list full of ideal customers.

But what if you don’t have a huge ad budget? Can you still build a quality list as a small business?

You might think it’s impossible, but we’re here to blow your minds, and reveal how it can be done!

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No Cost Ways To Build Your Email List

Episode Content

  • (0:32) Funny fact
  • (3:19) Show it off! A few kick-ass ways of getting your content in front of other people’s audiences.
  • (4:05) How many times can Kennedy say YouTube channel?
  • (5:00) It’s time for a takeover.
  • (6:30) You’ve got something that their members will love.
  • (8:50) Just ask Quora. No seriously, ask Quora!
  • (10:45) Get involved in the biggest online communities you can.
  • (13:21) Are you a groupie? If not, here’s why you should be.
  • (15:10) TikTok isn’t just for videos of your Gran dancing with the neighbor’s parrot.
  • (17:30) Networking isn’t just about bad coffee and wobbly handshakes, we promise.
  • (19:48) I’ll show you mine if you show me yours!
  • (21:38) Listener’s question.
  • (25:33) Subject line of the week from Scott Oldford.

Subject Line Of The Week

Listeners Question

How do I stay top of mind in my email marketing and send people emails when I’m not sure when I’ll be able to open my holiday cottage business again after the covid-19 crisis?

Kim – Devonly Social

Kennedy: The thing you’ve got to remember is that people are going to want to go back on holiday again. In fact, they will want a holiday more than ever before. So, the best way to stay top of mind is to show people what’s going on in your business. People are probably a bit curious to see how you’re handling the situation and what you and you’re business are doing right now.

Rob: The next thing you can do is make sure you ask for people’s opinions when you’re emailing them about behind the scenes business stuff. This is a great way to keep your list engaged and active.

If you have an email marketing question you would love us to answer you can submit it right here.

Episode Resources

The 4-Day ‘Flash Sale’ Email Campaign

7.5 Types Of Email Call To Action You’ll Actually Use – Blog Post
The Email Marketing Strategy Every Business Should Steal – Blog Post
6 Techniques To Segment Your Email Subscribers – Podcast Episode
Writing The Perfect Welcome Email With Gavin Bell – Podcast Episode

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  • Great podcast thanks guys.

    I wrote all 17 down and I think I’ve come up with an 18th for my niche – family history – which has been discussed online since the days of bulletin boards (yes I was there), so there are some longstanding places where enthusiasts still congregate today.

    “Google the keywords for your niche; find the TOP sites where there’s discussion on your niche; join in by giving value in your contributions and have a link to your landing page in your sig”. This mirrors your Quora one and Gary Vee’s $1.80 Instagram strategy.

    My current challenge: my email list has 3 addresses; one those is for testing and one is my dear old mum!!

    So I’m building an email list from nothing to drive founder members to my new membership site!!