I have been a creative professional for 20+ years and am in the middle of pulling all of my content into a cohesive brand. I am trying to build a list of 5,000 people for a variety of reasons (sponsorships, pre-sales, etc.) What is the best way to develop my list?
There are so many ways to build an email list... Having spent the last 1.5 years working on my own blog (my list is now around 9,000), I've learned to always be experimenting with new list building tactics to see what works. Have a play with social media, find which channels your desired audience is on and go appeal to them. Make sure you're sharing quality content on a regular basis (not just for getting new subs, but so your subscribers have a reason to hand around after signing up). Finally, have a think about how you can rank for keywords in your topic to get a consistent source of free leads. This has worked really well for me 😀