How to Build a Strong Relationship With Your Email List
Most internet marketers are fully aware of the importance of email marketing but unfortunately a lot of these people are going about it the wrong way. You can not just slap an opt-in form on your website, send lots of promotional messages, and expect to make lots of money – you need to actually build a relationship with your list.
This involves a little bit of time and effort but the rewards will be worth it in the long run because people will actually like and respect you, and will there ever be more inclined to open your emails, even if they are promotional. Furthermore product recommendations will generate a lot more sales when your subscribers have learned to value your opinion.
So How do you actually build a strong relationship with your email subscribers?
Well it all starts with the very first email. Right from the start you should aim to provide good quality content. After all people do not generally subscribe to newsletters and email lists just so they can receive lots of sales messages. In most cases they want to actually learn something, whether it's useful tips and strategies or the latest news regarding your particular niche, for instance.
So your priority should be to provide lots of useful content in your opening emails. This will help build up a strong relationship right from the start whereas if you start sending promotional emails straight away people will be more inclined to either unsubscribe from your list or leave your emails unopened because they will assume that you are just another marketer who has nothing much to offer them.
You may also like to interact with your subscribers as well by inviting questions from your subscribers and then answering these questions in future emails. All of this will help build up a solid relationship with your list.
Once you have gained this trust you can then start sending out a few promotional emails (in addition to good content). Try and promote products that you have tested out yourself and can highly recommend because you can quickly drop any trust you may have built up by promoting poor quality products.
Successful email marketing is really very simple. You just need a responsive list of subscribers that likes and respects you. Once you've earned this trust you will then have no problem making lots of sales in the long run.