When we last left my progress in the 30 day list building challenge I had just given a summary of day 1 through day 5. In this post I am going to give you an update on day 6 through day 10.
In Day 6 Sue asks us to think about out what we can offer to our e-mail subscribers. Last year Martha Giffen challenged us to give a tip a day for a month on our Facebook business pages. I gave a tip a day for about 16 days thus coming up with 16 tips for social media for businesses. I decided to go with compiling these into a report. This is also going to go hand in hand in another project I am partnering with Kelli Smithgal on which is a collaborative project to be completed by end of first business quarter of 2015.
On Day 7 we look at what format to go with in delivering our offer. I think Kelli and I are going to go with an e-Book or maybe a report. We still need to hash out that detail.
Day 8 is about setting up your auto responder and e-mail list. Sue demonstrated how to set this up using A-Weber. I have had an account set up with Mail Chimp so I have decided to go with them. In Mail Chimp they have changed Auto Responders to Automation. However, once you click on Automation it takes you to where you set up your auto responder. I also have had a list from a previous list building challenge I was involved in so this is going to give me a good opportunity to expand and nurture the existing list I have.
Day 9 is showing us how to set up our opt in form. Again Sue uses Aweber. I am using Mail Chimp. Mail Chimp offers a vast variety of rich full featured themes and templates for just about every need for whatever your purpose is.
Finally on Day 10 talks about the squeeze page for your offer. I found a plug-in called Ultimate Landing Page. It’s pretty easy and straightforward to use. The premium version allows for Mail Chimp integration so I will be looking at purchasing this at a later date. The only con to this plug in is that you only get one free template but it is a decent template.
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