As a blogger, you probably have heard of email marketing. Almost every top blogger has their own email list of followers to whom they engage with exclusively via email. Having an email list allows you to directly engage with your users and promote your products when you have one. It is still one of the fastest ways to get loyal following and exposure to your new ventures. The only problem that most bloggers have is the money that is involved into building your list. In this article, we will show you how you can build a huge email list for free by using WordPress.
Problem that Bloggers face
Collecting emails is expensive. Aweber charges $19/month to have a newsletter. Mailchimp only lets you have 500 free subscribers and after that you would have to start paying. The pricing structure of these popular email services hinders a lot of bloggers from starting their own email list. Most bloggers make the mistake of waiting until they have a product to start building their list. We get asked on a regular basis when is the best time to start building a list? The answer is RIGHT NOW. Start building an email list even if you don’t have a product of your own. Because in 6 months or a year when you do end up creating your own e-book or something else, you will have an audience to promote it to.
Use the plugin called WP Email Capture by @rhyswynne. This plugin creates a two-field form for capturing emails (Name & Email). Email is double opt in, and allows you to forward opt in to services such as ebooks or software. When you are ready to begin your email marketing campaign, simply export the list into your chosen email marketing software or service. Once you are ready, we recommend either using Aweber or Mailchimp because these two are simply the best. Also don’t forget to subscribe to our Newsletter.
- Widget Ready.
- Uses WordPress’ internal wp_mail function for sending mail.
- Easily integrated with posts & pages.
- Dashboard Widget.
- Export data into CSV files, compatible with most major Email Marketing Programmes (including Aweber, Mailchimp, Groupmail, Constant Contact)
- Double opt in, so compatible with CAN-SPAM act.
- And completely free!