I grew my email list by over 15,000 using this social media challenge idea… and in today’s all-new AccessAlly tell-all post, I show you how you can too.
Many people have seen the popular 30 Day List Building Challenge that we’ve been running for the past few years… some people say it’s the best training on list building, and even better than many paid trainings they’ve purchased.
That warms my heart.
I’ve also noticed that many people who take the challenge decide they want to start their own “many day challenge” around their topic of expertise.
Maybe it’s a self-love challenge, a meditation challenge, a fitness challenge, or even a bust through your blocks challenge.
I’m all for it – and today I’m going to share with you exactly how we created our challenge, and how you can learn from our mistakes along the way… so that your challenge can help you build your email list with engaged participants and potentially help you sell more of your programs and offerings, too.
This post was originally written by Luke Guy. It’s been refreshed and updated to include new information for email deliverability in 2018.
Looking for return on investment? Email marketing offers the best ROI with 4.24% of people buying from email, compared to 2.49% from search engines, and 0.59% from social media according to Monetate and ExactTarget.
Face it: good emails sell.
So getting your emails opened and read can make the difference between a good launch and a disappointing one. (Not to mention the effects on cashflow!)
But what happens when your ability to deliver your marketing messages depends on your email marketing platform and other technical issues?
Affiliate programs are not all sunshine and daisies.
First of all, I want to say that we love our AccessAlly affiliates. We've got an amazing group of passionate individuals who share our products with others. In turn, they're rewarded for their work with a financial cut of the revenue.
It's a win-win for all of us: we're able to reach new audiences and increase sales with qualified clients. Our affiliates make a nice side income from sending qualified leads our way.
We've had to deal with disreputable affiliates who offer “fake” coupons, work with those who are really struggling to bring in sales, and address affiliates who are running ads to our products… which becomes a conflict of interest because we end up competing with our own affiliates for ad clicks.
In short, there is a dark side to affiliate marketing.
Whether you're a techy genius or not, it can be tough to weed through all of the WordPress plugins out there to find The One that'll fit your needs for a WordPress popup and lead generation plugin.
After all, there are a lot of nuances that'll affect your decision: the ratings and popularity of a plugin (“other people use it, so it must be good”), the capabilities of said plugin, its ease of use, and, of course, how much it'll cost ya.
Sometimes, that perfect plugin might evade your grasp because of budget constraints, other times it might just require more setup effort than you're willing to put in.
That's why I wanted to take the time to compare two of the biggest names on the market: the big Sumo vs PopupAlly Pro comparison.
Both offer attractive free versions, easy customization, and advanced tracking statistics that empower you to really unlock your full list building potential.
An email list is designed to allow you to continue building a relationship with your subscribers… but there's a problem:
Each of your subscribers has a different idea of what the “relationship” should look like.
So how do you keep your email sequence automations from overwhelming your raving fans?
What's the best way to build up your email list?
There are so many great strategies out there – and the sheer variety can be overwhelming. Is one method really better than the rest? Or do they all “work” the same?
This question intrigued us enough to ask 12 successful entrepreneurs how they managed to get their first 1000 subscribers. The wide range of answers proved one thing:
It's not a one-size-fits-all operation.
For some, blogging has served as the foundation of all list-building efforts. Others have seen success with paid ads, Facebook groups, or even in-person networking.
Call it what you want: list building, lead generation, customer acquisition… If you're in business, you need to be building an audience of potential customers that are likely to become paying clients down the line.
Unfortunately, list building is an activity that is often overwhelming and that falls to the bottom of a busy business owner's todo list. Yet, it's one of the most reliable predictors of revenue growth, because customers are the lifeblood of any business.
This is a contribution by Pinterest Powerhouse Sarah Morgan.
Question…are you using Pinterest to share other people’s blog posts…or are you using it to skyrocket your own?
A few years ago, I had boards and boards FILLED with recipe posts and makeup tutorials and design inspiration. And even though I was blogging almost every day, it was rare that I would take the time to pin my own content. And even rarer that I’d see any traffic as a result.
But over the past two years, Pinterest has become the #1 referrer to my site. Absolutely obliterating Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Pinterest now brings in over 95% of my traffic from social media and 75% of my overall traffic.
It took some experimenting, and strategizing, and lots and LOTS of pinning, but I’ve finally nailed down exactly how to set up my profile, how to design my blog posts, and what to pin to get a serious boost in blog traffic.
Today, we're so excited to be able to feature one of our amazing AccessAlly Certified partners: Jamie DuBose.
She's the woman you want to hire BEFORE your next launch.
Jamie DuBose is the CEO of ZenplicityNow.com. She helps profitable entrepreneurs make strategic marketing decisions that consistently improve their business & increase their revenue. Her expertise lies in creating targeted, high-performing campaigns that track & use behavior-based subscriber metrics to sell more units to a more engaged audience.