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.
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.
Email marketing is the new king for creating buzz and everyone is talking about it. Newsletter campaigns are nothing new, but more and more small business owners are using them to keep customers coming back week after week.
Honestly, there is only a couple of clothing websites that I check on a regular basis without my phone sending me a notification email. Most of the time, I’m on small business owners or other retailers sites because of the newsletter campaign they sent out.
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.
If you are not doing email marketing for your small business you are missing out on a big part of your targeted audience. We have discussed several key points on the subject matter: Email Marketing For Your Small Business, Guidelines for Subscription, and Strategies For Service Companies; all them are chalked with great information. Today let’s focus more on the visual design of the email marketing campaign that you will create in your provider.
We have discussed newsletters several times on the site ranging from guidelines to subscription and the basics of email marketing for small business. However, I wanted to narrow it down a little further for the service based companies who need strategies to convert their newsletter subscribers into actual paying customers.
Are you surprised at the number of subscription email marketing newsletters in your inbox? You’re probably not because as we discussed last month, email marketing is a really great tool for your small business. I advise you to start doing this to grow your business. However, we will discuss the wrong ways to grow your business that could make future customers or clients upset.
As a business owner you’ve probably heard that you’ll need to email customers opt-in newsletters, or that email marketing is the new wave and you need to get on it. Several big brands even have commercials stating why you need this for your business.
I will be completely honest, I am not the biggest pusher of newsletters or email marketing. If you read the site, you know I am big fan of growing your company local and word of mouth. However, when newsletters are done right, your company will get a nice return on the investment.