How do you build your eMail List from Social Media Sites?
By ShaChena Gibbs & Sister Friends
Are you like most online entrepreneurs, marketing using social media? Where are you driving traffic to from your social media communities? Or are you just leaving potential customers there?
If you are using social media to get the word out about your business products or services, you should be moving your audience over to your website and into an opt in/email list. What would happen if Facebook or Twitter shut down today? How will your tribe find you?
You would have lost contact with more than 500+ friends/contacts.
I have asked a few of my online friends to help me share some great tips for you to start building your Email List while you are using Social Media.
Don’t forget to leave your signature.
When you are commenting on blogs, be sure to add an invitation to get your Give A way along with the link to your opt in page. Not only will this allow people to check you out, it will give you more internet exposure. It’s a form of back linking your site. The more you leave your signature after your comment, the more exposure you give to your irresistible offer.
ShaChena Gibbs, The Business Shero
Don’t be afraid to give it away.
I've found that one of the best ways to convert social media efforts to new subscribers; you need to give them a reason to get on your list. We're regularly inundated and overwhelmed with email, so you really have to give folks a good reason to want to get your email regularly. Have a quality product: an ebook, a video series, a teleclass, something that you'd regularly charge for. And give it away for FREE (just opt-in to your list). Then continue to provide the quality in each email you send.
Katy Tafoya, Success for Soloprenuers
Build your list via Social Media without posting on Social Media
Use smarter email marketing strategies & tools to help build your list from your social media audience without posting each entry directly onto your social media pages.
Donna Johnson, Ggene S.I.S., LLC
Blogging Articles or Useful Lists
Providing web visitors with a useful article or list of tips that can be downloaded is a way to encourage them to sign up with your site.
Joan Gosier, HBCU kidz, Inc
The Power of Facebook Page Timeline Apps
Many have been a little put off since the change to the Timeline. All is not lost. Effective use of the apps (previously called tabs) can lead your prospect to follow your call to action and connect to your community/list. You offer an IFO (irresistible free offer) that is set up on a landing page on your app. There are various ways to do this. You can use an Iframe or vendors who make it easy to create apps. Your image for the app and link at the bottom are key. Incorporate this w/ FB ads.
Robin Tramble, Robin Tramble International
Work at Home, Fill Your Calendar!
I think one of the best ways to drive traffic to your site is by providing good value and a call to action. A free give away or recording is always good. The more you give the more you get!
Every direct seller wants more business or bookings, so often I give away FREE seminars for tips and techniques on how to find business and also how to improve your skills to date the leads.
The Cashflow Is In Your List
Often I offer some give-away to get my audience to opt in to my list. A promotional gift card or one free coaching call are usually some items I may offer. Then I follow up consistently with powerful tips that will build your credibility to your growing community, which is your list. You can also build your list by attending industry networking events. Be prepared with your cards & a pen in hand.
Wendy Lovejoy, Birthing a Businesss COACHING
No Sign-In Sheet Shall Go To Waste
I join as many groups that are related to my business and service. I use their pages to post information and also my web and email address. Usually interested group members will contact take the time to sign up for my list, if I am mentioning the reasons why they should join my email list.
Simone Higginbotham, ShePhoenix Productions
Give Them Something Yummy!
One simple way of driving traffic to your opt-in through social media sites is to create content that’s ‘yummy.’ In other words, give your social media fans something that they’d like in exchange for their email address. You could for instance, create a squeeze page that makes it simple for them to opt in. Using this technique is a great way to attract new subscribers who are happy to receive content and get a yummy gift in exchange for their email.
Vicki Olubi, My Curls
Join a Facebook Party
Usually on Friday if you have a Facebook account, there is a business promoting Fan Page Friday. On Fan Page Friday, page owners open up their business pages to allow other business page owners to come and share the to their business pages. It’s usually a tag or link to your fan page. Some of the best networkers usually introduce themselves along with sharing their links. Build relationships and people will begin to like you and follow you to your page where they can find the link to your awesome Give A Way.
ShaChena Gibbs, The Business Shero
Well Congratulations to you on your journey to building a massive list!
The Business Shero
© Real Sisters Rising, LLC 2013 All Rights Reserved
Entrepreneur, mentor, and Small Business Educator, ShaChena Gibbs is helping women across the US with starting a successful business from home. ShaChena Gibbs is the Founder of Real Sisters Rising, LLC an award winning National Organization for Women Entrepreneurs. http://www.realsistersrising.com