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What Is Email Marketing?
Email marketing is the idea of building a contact list of email addresses (subscribers), ideally of those who are interested in you and your products, who you can then serve by sending messages and marketing materials that matter.
And when you do this right, your email list becomes one of the most powerful assets you have in your business. Your email list can help you understand what blog posts to write about, what podcast episodes to create or what videos and tutorials to shoot.
Your email list becomes your list of contacts to share newsworthy information about your brand and business.
And of course, your email list becomes a list of prospects that could potentially become students, customers, and clients.
Building a list and sending great emails is not easy though. If you're like many, it can seem like learning a new language, or maybe you've tried it and it just didn't work for you.
IT IS worth your time, but only if you execute properly. Don't worry though, because I got your back. You're in the right place.
On this page, you'll find:
- The best step-by-step guide to help you grow your list and make email marketing work
- Our best free articles and tutorials on email marketing
- Our favorite tools for email marketers
- Popular SPI podcast episodes about email marketing
The most important thing to remember, however, is this:
The size of your email list isn't nearly as important as the quality of people who are on it. It's not about the numbers, it's about the human beings and the connections and experiences you create for them over time.-Pat Flynn
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SPI's Epic Guide to Email Marketing
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Last week, I wrote a post that increased my email subscriptions more than any other post I've written before. Here's exactly how it happened.
In this post, you'll discover how one simple addition to your email autoresponder series can help you include and control specific, real-time content within your pre-written email series. Hundreds, potentially thousands of people are getting automated emails from you – here's how you can take advantage of that and earn a little bit more too.
ConvertKit makes communicating with your audience easier, helping you to manage your email list, set up autoresponders, and create automations so easy and user-friendly—that way you can make sure you’re sending the right email to the right person at the right time. It’s the perfect blend of power and simplicity, and it's the best tool for promoting products to your audience.Get ConvertKit