If you’re going to do email right in your business, you may need to start over from scratch and reset your foundation about how to use email as a tool to grow your audience the right way.
That’s what we get into in this episode, including discussion about:
- Which email providers to use.
- How to get started.
- How email compares to social media (in audience, sales, growth, etc).
- BONUS: Our best tips for managing your inbox.
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“If you want a thriving, engaged email list, you’ve got to learn how to do email right.”
Get Off Your Ass & Get Noticed with Gary Vaynerchuk | Chase Jarvis LIVE | ChaseJarvis – YouTube — Great insights from Gary in this one. Invest in each channel. Learn the rules, the norms, the expectations. Then use them.
How I use email for marketing | Nathan Barry — “What’s the most valuable asset in your business? A while ago when Brennan Dunn and I were talking about business assets and determined our most valuable assets are the same: our readers.”
How to add a MailChimp signup form to your WordPress blog | MailChimp.com — “We make adding a signup form link to your WordPress.com site easy. You’ll just need to grab the Signup form url from MailChimp, then use that url to create an HTML link on your WordPress site.”
43 Folders Series: Inbox Zero | 43 Folders — “These are posts from a special 43 Folders series looking at the skills, tools, and attitude needed to empty your email inbox — and then keep it that way.”
Original Inbox Zero Video (2007) | Inbox Zero — “An early version of the presentation delivered on July 23, 2007 at a Google Tech Talk.”
Inbox Zero: Delete, delete, delete (or, “Fail faster”) | 43 Folders — “Do you have a sloppy relationship with the messages in your life? Be honest. Do you tend to see every new email as a virtual hug that must be reciprocated?”
TextExpander Snippet for Gmail Compose Page (without inbox) – plus some thoughts on email — “It’s finally happened: my inbox has become a problem. More on this below. But first, here’s a lil’ textexpander snippet to take you to a compose message for your gmail account WITHOUT pulling up the inbox.”
Automate the Web – Zapier — “Connect and Automate Over 250 Web Apps.”
Unroll.me — “…see a list of all your subscription emails. Unsubscribe instantly from whatever you don’t want.”
John Lee Dumas’ Amazing Shark Killer Pic — Dude’s slayin’ ancient dragons of the sea… on a catamaran.
The Top 10 Mistakes in Online Business
Every week we talk with entrepreneurs. We talk about what’s working and what isn’t. We talk about successes and failures. We spend time with complete newbies, seasoned veterans, and everything in between.
One topic that comes up over and over again with both groups is mistakes made in starting businesses. Newbies love to learn about mistakes so they can avoid them. Veterans love to talk about what they wish they had known when starting out.
These conversations have been fascinating, so we compiled a list of the 10 mistakes we hear most often into a nifty lil' guide. Get the 10 Most Common Mistakes in Starting an Online Business here »