Email lists and mailing lists form a very integral part of any email campaign. Email Lists are the backbone of a successful marketing program. Such lists are extremely useful as they can help you turn your venture into a profitable investment. With time, you can expect people in your list to be loyal to you. However, for a successful email marketing campaign, there are dos and don’ts that you should keep in mind when you’re building and maintaining an email list.
Do’s of an Email Campaign
Use a double opt-in email list
With the amount of spam floating about the Internet growing exponentially, Internet service providers and email service spam filters have taken several measures to deal with this menace. As a responsible email marketer, you would do well to develop a double opt-in list that confirms recipients really want to receive your email. A double opt-in list is the best way to create a high-quality email list. Moreover, it will ensure that all your email communication passes the first, and often biggest, hurdle – getting into your prospect’s mailbox.
Segment your email list
Leverage the greatest advantage of email marketing campaigns—targeted communication. This is extremely useful if you have a large and diverse customer base because it helps you to speak to each target group in a tone and manner that will appeal to them. People appreciate a marketer who takes the trouble to speak their language.
Clean your email lists
An often forgotten email list management practice is cleaning. While it seems like a low priority item that you can put on the back burner, it’s something every email marketer must invest some time in. Powerful analytics tools will help you identify soft and hard bounces so you know which emails you should be taking off your lists to push those open rates up. After all, a clean list not only saves time, it also saves money.
Don’ts of an Email Campaign
Don’t rent email lists, ever!
As a responsible and credible email marketer, this is one thing you should absolutely, categorically, definitely never do, unless of course, you want to be labeled a spammer. While renting lists may seem like a time-saving strategy in the short-term, it will most certainly come back to haunt you later. The idea of a good email campaign is to reach out to people who will buy your products or sign up for your services. Rented lists often give you a bunch of prospects who will probably never open your email. Worse still, your domain may end up being blacklisted by email and internet service providers rendering your entire email campaign futile.
Don’t forget to put a subscribe box on your website
Make it easy for folks to opt in for your email campaigns, prominently place a subscribe box on your website so visitors can sign up if they see value in the information you are providing. Customize your signup form that will automatically add the addresses to your email list. Needless to say, it’s a great way of building a high-quality email list.
Don’t lose patience
Email list building and management can be a time-consuming task initially. However, once you’ve put some processes in place, you’re sure to reap the benefits of higher open rates, better responses and a healthier bottom line with a well-maintained email list.
With these simple tips, you’ll be well on your way to building a high-quality list and crafting a highly successful email campaign.
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