Hey friends! It’s already day 6 and I am SO ready for my vacation next week! Have I mentioned I’ll be gone August 18-31? Yep and that means a nice long quiet break!
Anyhoo…. today’s post is a little different. I’ve written my personal story of How I Built My Subscriber List into an eBook. A FREE one mind you. If you’re a subscriber, it’s already in the library! Just check your intro emails from me for the password. If you can’t find it, just reply to an email from me and I’ll send it to you.
Congrats to Diera S who won a copy of An Inbox of Opportunity! Check your email Diera!!
Why am I telling you my subscriber story? It all ties into today’s giveaway friends!
My friend Kirsten Thompson is offering her super fabulous ebook, Inbox of Opportunity to one lucky winner!
An Inbox of Opportunity is an in-depth workbook designed with bloggers & creatives in mind, guiding you through the MailChimp platform, helping you unlock the potential of a killer newsletter.
This 160-page workbook comes packed with gobs of information broken into bite-sized lessons, complete with worksheets, cheat sheets, screen shots, and more!
I won’t go into too much detail here about it here because I’ve already written a pretty in-depth review of it here. So go check that out or the official Inbox of Opportunity info page* here to find out what it’s all about because this is a pretty darn cool eBook!
Note: Some links (with a *) are affiliate links which means I may receive a small commission should you purchase something using my link. Read the full disclosure here.
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7 Days of Prizes!
Btw, why are we doing these prizes? We’re celebrating the new redesign of DYOB with 7 days of giveaways from 10 incredible bloggers! Read the full story and details of the redesign here.
What you need to know:
- One copy of the Inbox of Opportunity eBook goes to one lucky winner!
- Entries made starting now through 6am (MST) tomorrow (8/16) are valid.
- One winner will be selected at random on Sunday and announced right here on this page!
How to Enter
- Go visit the Inbox of Opportunity page* to learn more about the eBook.
- Come back here and leave a comment below letting us know why an email list is important to you (*required)
- Earn more entries (optional) from the Rafflecopter entry form below.
- Chosen winner’s entries will be verified.
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I’m very new in blogging, basically I’m more an artist. I use a lot of time to figure out what it needs to get my blog going and I know without an email list I will go nowhere with it. With an email list I’m able to promote my blog where they can find help and inspirations and also to send them offers for my products which they can use for their own creative projects. What else? Well I need this eBook to find out what other opportunities an email list has. 🙂
Thank you for the generous prize and the opportunity to win this fantastic eBook!
I have just began using Mail Chimp to grow my mail list and could really use the tips and helps in The Inbox of Opportunity.
Yeah, I’m not understanding the email list thang. It’s just not seamlessly integrating with my blog, so I forget it out there. I need a cyber hand hold! But a book would probably be more effective!
Great prize! 🙂 An email list is important for me because I’d like to build my own little “tribe” to share my passion with!!
I working to build my subscriber list to build a business. The email list is the key.
I love Kirsten and everything I’ve learned from here in our Facebook group and webinars have been amazing!! Keeping your followers updated with all new information is very important and an email subscriber list is an amazing way to do that!
What an opportunity?! Congrats on the relaunch! Love it!
Sorry, I clicked too soon!
An email list is the bread and butter of my business. I am looking to deepen engagement with my customers, and this is a vital component for doing so.
Thank you Diera!
I started an email list for my blog, but I’m having a hard time building it. I am also curious about the most effective ways to use an email list. This would be such great information for me, especially right now.
An email list is important as you know your subscribers will get your updates direct.
I am a blogger. I also enjoy reading other blogs. If I had to guess how many blogs I have read over the past 5 years, I would guess it easily goes into the thousands. When I love a blog’s content, I am happy to sign up for their mailing list. Why? Because I know how I am. If I leave that blog and go on about my life, I know that chances are I will forget about the blog. Not because the content is lame, but because I am forgetful and easily distracted. And though there are plenty of feelings that rank higher on the suck scale, trying to rack my brains to remember “who wrote that awesome post about such and such that I read 3 months ago?” and drawing a complete blank is pretty suckish. You could have the most amazing, awesome, super-ninja content in the world, but if you don’t have a way for me to sign up for reminders, chances are your blog (and all of said amazing, awesome, super-ninja content) will be lost in the void for all of eternity. Or at least until I randomly run across it again (should the viral content gods be with you). That’s why I think that having a mailing list is critical. That is also why I would love to win a copy of this book. I don’t want all of my amazing, awesome super-ninja content to be cast into the Fringes of people’s minds. I know how important it is, but haven’t yet figured out how to jump in and get it done (remember? I’m easily distracted).
What an timely opportunity! I started with my business in Feb 2015 with in person sales at fiber festivals . I’ve had enough feedback and interest to move forward with an improved marketing strategy. A big part of that is building an email list and the newsletters to go with it!
A newsletter list is important for me to be more close of my clients! For let them know about offers and sales in my shop online!
An email list is important to me because it is a friendly way to “enter someone’s home” and help them in a more intimate way than even just the relationship between the blog post/reader relationship.
I would love any help I can get in establishing a great email list and newsletter. This is one of the areas that I think I am the most unsure about, so this giveaway would be very helpful! I skimmed Marianne’s pdf in her library and I look forward to reading it more in depth these next couple days to gain some knowledge and help.
Having the Inbox of Opportunity would aid me in establishing a great newsletter.
I just recently started building an email list. I know how important it is to have a list so you can actually get your great content out there! Why spend hours creating amazing, free content if no one is going to see it?
I look forward to learning more through this giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win.
I’ve finally decided that an email list is important because you are the one who controls over vs social media platforms and all their changes. While I’ve done blog posts by email, next month I’m starting a monthly newsletter for my blog.
I don’t have an email list or newsletter because, truth be told, I’m nervous about the amount of information that I DON’T have in terms of setting one up!
Definitely consider getting Kirsten’s book then Meagan! Having a list is super important if you eventually want to start monetizing your blog. It’s not all that hard, just a bit time consuming in the beginning. But Kirsten walks you through it step by step so there’s no guessing 🙂
I am excited about the opportunity to win this resource. An e-mail list is the best way for me to communicate with readers. I want to implement as many strategies as I can to make my newsletters engaging, professional, and valuable. This e-book looks like it would be filled with tips for me!
Well, I don’t know where to start. Why an e-mail list is important for me? I don’t know! That’s why I really could use this e-book as an oppurtunity to find out.
I’m also in the middle of preparations for my online-magazine to launch and happy for any occasion where I have the chance to learn something new. Sometimes it’s pretty hard to understand things straight. The last couple of month I spent hours daily reading articles on the internet, but valuable information is rare. Therefore I’d be beyond happy to win.
Anyway, I want to thank you, Marianne and Kirsten, for giving us this chance to win and giving away your knowledge on this amazing plattform!
Building a newsletter list is only the 1st step — ENGAGING with those that get the newsletter is when you start building community!
I am working to build my editing and proofreading for bloggers business, and growing the email list is certainly part of that effort!
I used to fight the idea of needing an email list. I really didn’t understand why having one was such a big deal. But with the help of blogs like your own, (and thank you for that, truly) I’ve realized just how important it is. This guide would be such a huge help, as I am still trying to figure out what kind of emails I want to send to my readers.
So glad i could help Kelly!
My email list is important to me because it’s the best way to find out what my tribe members want from me about writing and teaching writing.
I know it’s important to have an email list, but I just don’t. I just got Mail Chimp and would love to start a newsletter, but I’m just not sure what to include. Any and all help appreciated! 🙂
I am nearly ready to launch my series of eBooks and plan to start my e-mail list by offering a freebie in the books. I know it’s kind of backwards, but you have to start somewhere. The list will let me tell folks about new releases after the special story I share with them.
I’m finishing up my Bachelor’s degree in English and I have recently discovered how much the writing done in my coursework is not representative of the writing style I want to pursue in the future. That being said, my current goal is to use my blog as a way to expand my writing and practice writing in genres other than literary criticism. An email list is a genre of writing that is an essential part of building repertoire with an audience, and so any reading I can get my hands on would be very much appreciated.
My email list has become completely stagnant and I know I need help. I am planning a relaunch of my eCourse soon and An Inbox Of Opportunity will certainly give me the help I truly need. Thanks for the opportunity 🙂
I soooo need this! I’m new to blogging and have been totally frozen when it comes to sending anything to my (very small) email list. I just don’t know what to say or even how to design it. An email list is important to me because I see it as a super personal way to connect with my readers and share tidbits I wouldn’t share with just the average joe.
Thanks for the opportunity!