Do you think it is too late to start building your mailing list?
A lot of people might answer to the question with a single word, “yes”.
Why is that so?
This is because they think that the earlier you start building your mailing list then the more success you will have in email marketing.
While that may be true, it is never too late to start building your mailing list.
Tons of bloggers started their mailing list late but at some point in time they started their mailing list and are now some of the top email marketers.
Some people are also to take the first step into building their mailing list.
In this post I am going to help you understand why it is not too late to start your mailing list and also why you shouldn’t be afraid to start today.
[box type=”spacer”]Why It’s Not Late To Star Building[/box]
The reason for this post is that I had written an article pertaining to growing a mailing list, and the comments from my readers made me realize that a lot of them started their mailing list a few months later or even a year after starting their blog.
While the process in building up a mailing list can be slow, you can start building your mailing list anytime you feel like. Lots of people think that the earlier you start building your mailing list then the better because you can get tons of people to sign up to your mailing list as early as possible and then start marketing to them.
Well it depends on the things you do to start building your email list and what you want to accomplish through it.
In one of my recent articles, How To Grow Your Mailing List With These 15 Amazing Tips, I gave some awesome tips on how to build up your mailing list in no time.
It’s not hard to build a mailing list, all you have to do is have giveaways, write great contents, make it easy to subscribe, have an attractive optin form, us pop ups and also invite them to subscribe.
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I had started a mailing list using Mail Chimp. This was just to test if people were truly interested in my blog and if they would also subscribe to my newsletter.
I used Mail Chimp because it is free to use and also allowed me to have up to 2,000 subscribers for free. If I went over that 2,000 subscribers mark then I would have to start paying to use their services.
While I didn’t go over the limit, I managed to get almost 400 people to subscribe to my blog. Even though I didn’t do a giveaway or promoted my mailing list to the full, I still got almost 400 people to subscribe to my blog.
This made me realize that my blog readers were interested in my content, so it was time to start building my real email list.
About 2 weeks ago I sent out one single email to them and made $50. This goes to show that I was successful in marketing. It was time for me to now take this serious.
[box type=”spacer”]I Finally Started My Mailing List[/box]
So now that realized I can build a mailing list, I finally started my mailing list last week.
I have decided to stop using Mail Chimp and get down to business.
On February 14, valentines day, I fell in love with Aweber. They make building an email list so much fun. I am so excited in building up my email list and start giving out the best blogging tips to my subscribers.
It’s almost 3 years now since I started this blog, so why did it take so late to start a real mailing list?
Well I first wanted to build up my blog and then launch a mailing list so that people would be eager to subscribe.
I also wanted to have a strategy to build my mailing list.
Did I start too late?
No I didn’t! I started just at the right time because I wanted to be in the frame of mind to start email marketing. Now that I am in it, it’s time for me to start building my mailing list.
It doesn’t matter when you decide to start your mailing list. Start it when you know that you are ready.
Some people say that the mistake that they made is not starting a mailing list early. But for me the mistake that can be made is not starting your mailing list at all.