Discover three ways of getting your own email list, including free and paid options. Run email marketing campaigns and learn how to manage them. Find out here.
Use an autoresponder
Why use an autoresponder? A (sequential) autoresponder is useful in the management of emails in many ways: 1. Collect email addresses 2. Manage email marketing campaigns 3. Get statistics Collect email addresses Now your readers can subscribe to your site updates by simply signing up with a name and an email address. With an autoresponder, you can run multiple opt-in mailing lists at a time. Note the limit of subscribers that you can have. Manage email marketing campaigns You can create email marketing lists for your campaigns. Run multiple campaigns at a time. There is no confusion because you pre-load your messages and pre-set the time intervals into your autoresponder in advance. A series of emails are triggered every time someone signs up on your web form (which is linked to your autoresponder). You can also send out an email whenever you want via email broadcasting. Get statistics An autoresponder is a total email marketing solution because you can also get statistics of your emails and subscribers.
Start an online discussion group
Start an online discussion group for free on a site like Groups.google.com or Groups.yahoo.com. This is equivalent to starting an online mailing list. A member can either post online or respond through email. Every time this happens, all members are notified via email of the update. With this method, you do not need a site to start with (though you can create one within the discussion site) nor embed a web form.
Buy a mailing list from a broker
Types of list brokers There are many list brokers selling business mailing lists (names, home addresses, etc.) for direct lists mailing and so on. Email list brokers sell only names with email addresses. Buying targeted bulk mailing lists When you buy email lists, it is important that you get prospects who can convert to customers. Know your typical customer profile. The higher your conversion, the more you sell and the more profit you make. Your risk You run the risk of being a spammer and this can lead to your hosting and autoresponder account being closed, interrupting your Internet business.