Dear Janet,I hope this email finds you well. Your blog continues to be one of the most useful and delightful parts of my day. I can't even begin to tell you how much you've helped.I have a question about newsletters. I have an author site. I have an author fb and twitter pages. I have a mail chimp account. I created an email sign up popup on my site that pops up within five seconds of anybody getting to my site (and then doesn't for a year after it's been dismissed). I have newsletter content ready to go once I have subscribers. I know to only send out a newsletter once in a while and only with useful or fun information or giveaways.What I don't know is HOW to get subscribers? How? I don't see any guides on doing that. I have only two emails in my contact list right now - me and myself.I know how to make things look pretty and I know how the technology works, but that's the limit of what I know. Any advice would be cherished and followed.Thank you very much for all that you do,
Here's an article to get you started
One of the simplest ways to get started is simply let people know it's there.
Example: "My newsletter with helpful info on tormenting agents for fun and profit goes out on Friday. Sign up now to get the skinny." And of course include a link.
Of course, the key thing here is "helpful."
Think about what your newsletter will HELP somene do.
Focus on that.
"Sign up for my newsletter" isn't compelling, even if I know you. Even if I'm your fan.
Building a mailing list is a long term project.
You have to work on it regularly, in small chunks of time.
You can't get 300 sign ups with one tweet.
And when I say Tweet, if you use other social media, substitute that for Twitter above.
Twitter can be a real cesspool and I know a lot of people have deactivated their accounts.
(yes I know I owe you contest results. I'm eyeball deep in a big client revision so I'm behind
on the fun stuff)