In the last couple months, I have been talking to people about their companies outreach plan. You know the engagement plan you have to reach your target audience. Most small businesses rely on social media or blogging to connect with their audience. There was a time; I believed you needed to blog, social media and email marketing. Times have drastically changed on that front when it comes to targeting your audience. Personally, I believe too many small business owners are spread thin trying to be all and do all. Trust, I use to believe the hype that guru’s in my industry would share, but I always ignored the fact they had team to help with all those things. Today, I want to break down should email marketing be apart of your companies customer retention plan.
In all honesty, running a business is extremely hard on its own. This is why I am focused on maintaining the clients I have and hosting workshops. I don’t want to add more work to my plate than needs be. However, there was a time when I believed that for a small business to be successful, the owner must blog, social media and email marketing. Since then, my mainframe has completely changed. It was not because of the burnout that happened when trying to do all those things in more. I actually became really smart about my business and other people’s business. Today, I want to breakdown what your business needs to do when it comes to blogging, social media and email marketing.
Trust me; when I say I know you want to grow your email marketing list, but do not want to go about the sleazy way that makes you feel uncomfortable. One thing I love about my small business is how it has grown the organic way of word of mouth. Yes, I teach people how to pay for growth by utilizing advertise and influencers. Something, I had done when I had my online boutique. However, a majority of my growth especially when it comes to my email marketing has been organic word of mouth growth.
Funny a couple years ago, I was not the greatest at utilizing email marketing to grow my brand awareness. At the infancy stage of my business I couldn’t figure out how to properly utilizing it for my business and simple threw stuff together. Never truly aligning with my brand. First, let me share you don’t need serious graphic design skills to design a newsletter that wows your customers.
There is a plethora of questions I receive on a given day. One of the most common questions deal with social media, email marketing and podcast which one is best for you as small business owners. This is a great question to ask and figure out for you as a business owner. Especially, if you’re just starting out and all the nose in the blogosphere is confusing you on what you need to be doing.
Over the last six months or so, I have been writing about Mailchimp for business owners. I truly believe that email marketing sometimes get a bad rap, but the way aligorthrims are changing in Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram the days of free social media marketing are headed for a hard pivot to push the small business owners out the door.
Earlier this month I helped you create templates for your email marketing campaigns in Mailchimp. If you have not read that article check it out, it will help you with this piece. Email marketing is huge no matter the size of your business. It is essential that you are sending them out to your audience on a regular basis. What is even more is that the content is engaging them by starting conversation, purchases and more. Otherwise, your campaigns are not giving you a ROI for your business.
Today, I want to talk to you about my favorite thing in the whole world after buying shoes. That is email marketing, specifically doing it on Mailchimp. When I first started my business I was using another email marketing provider that got bought out. They were great when they were a small team but all things changed. So, I jumped shipping and swam over to Mailchimp.
Today, I want to show you how to make a simple header for your MailChimp newsletter campaign. MailChimp is a free tool with paid options that small business owners can use to communicate with their audience. One of the best marketing tools for business owners is email marketing. It can be overwhelming when starting out.
In the past couple of weeks, in various articles such as, “Utilizing Landing Pages To Grow Your Audience“, I mentioned the importance of using email marketing to grow your business. Before you can start sending those daily, weekly, or monthly newsletters, its important to get subscribers on your newsletter list. The other day I was chatting with a client; she was amazed at the amount of people I have on my list. I’m going to walk you through, how you too, can get hundreds of people to subscribe with less than a $50 investment.