How to Build an Email List from Scratch! (& do it fast!)

How to Build an Email List from Scratch and so it fast - hypebloom

So you're probably rocking it with your physical and online store, but you also might be missing out on a huge opportunity. 

Yup, you guessed it - email marketing. You know, the old-school way of reaching your customers directly. No Instagram algorithm madness, no pesky follow/unfollow nonsense. Just good ol' emails that land right in their inboxes. 

If you're ready to build an email list from scratch (and do it fast), keep reading, my friend!

Step 1: Create a "lead magnet" they can't resist

First things first. To get people to hand over their precious email addresses, you need to offer them something irresistible. We call this a "lead magnet." It could be a discount, a free e-book, a cheat sheet, or even exclusive access to a webinar. Whatever it is, make sure it's relevant to your business and something your audience would love.

Step 2: Set up a simple signup form

You've got the bait; now it's time to reel 'em in. Create a simple signup form for your website and include fields for their name and email address. Make sure it's easy to find, so place it in your website's header, footer, or sidebar. Don't forget to add a clear call-to-action (CTA) that tells them what they'll get when they sign up. Remember, less is more – keep it short and sweet!

Step 3: Leverage your social media

You're probably already pretty active on social media, right? Great! Use that platform to promote your lead magnet and encourage people to sign up for your email list. Share a link to your signup form in your Instagram bio, Facebook posts, or even in your tweets. You could even create a snazzy graphic to grab their attention. Get creative and have fun with it!

Step 4: Offer an in-store incentive

Since you're rocking the brick-and-mortar game too, use that to your advantage! Offer your in-store customers an exclusive discount or gift in exchange for signing up for your email list. Have a tablet or sign-up sheet handy at the checkout counter to make it as easy as pie for them.

Step 5: Host a giveaway or contest

Who doesn't love a good giveaway or contest? Run one on your social media platforms or website, and make email signups a requirement for entry. This is a surefire way to grow your email list quickly while also creating buzz around your brand.

Step 6: Collaborate with other businesses

Team up with other small businesses in your niche or local area to co-host a webinar, create a joint product, or run a shared giveaway. You'll get access to their audience (and vice versa), which means more potential subscribers for both of you. Win-win!

Step 7: Keep the momentum going (but don't sweat it, I'm here to help)

Alright, let's be real – this step can be a bit challenging. Consistency is essential when it comes to email marketing, but we all know that life gets busy, and sometimes keeping up with regular emails can feel like a Herculean task. But hey, that's where I come in! 

As an email marketing specialist, I can take that burden off your shoulders and make sure your subscribers receive regular, engaging content (weekly, biweekly, or monthly). I'll help you share updates, promotions, or valuable content that they'll love, all crafted with your brand's unique voice.

Building an email list from scratch – and doing it fast – is totally possible with these tips. Remember, your email list is an incredibly valuable asset, and it's one you own outright. These people genuinely want to hear from you, and that's where my expertise comes in handy. By letting me manage your email marketing, you can focus on running your business while I make sure your subscribers stay engaged and excited about your brand.

So, if you're ready to take your email marketing game to the next level and watch your business soar, let's chat! I'm here to help you build and send those weekly emails, tailored to your audience, and designed to drive results. 

Get in touch, and let's create some email magic together!