4 Reasons to Start Building Your Email Subscribers Today + My First Video!

No I haven’t left for vacation yet…But thank you all for your well wishes! I’ll be off to Park City on Saturday woot! And yes my balls will be packed.

A few months ago I told you that I wanted to start sharing more blogging tips! So far I’ve discussed food photography, SEO and a two part series on social media (part 1 and part 1). Today I wanted to talk about an area of blogging which is often overlooked but should not be ignored,building your email subscription list! I’ve actually broken this series down into two parts, part 1 which highlights why it’s important and part 2 about tips to building your list. And potentially a part 3 if you guys are interested in how to transfer your RSS subscribers to more professional looking sites like MailChimp or Aweber.

4 Reasons To Start Building Your Email Subscribers // thehealthymaven.com In today’s post I am focusing on 4 reasons to start building your email subscription list, but because the topic covers a lot of detail I thought it would be easier to go through everything in a video. Plus you know I’m always looking for my next challenge, so video tutorials it is!

1. Helps to establish a loyal following

2. A guaranteed way for people to see your posts.

3. A direct communication with readers

4. Special offers & discounts.

All of these reasons are interrelated and equally important but you’ll have to watch the video to find out why!

A couple things about the video. 1) Forgive me if it looks like a 3 year old did it, I tried to teach myself Adobe Premiere in a day. 2) I have an excessive amount of food props and yes they are on colour coordinated shelves.

I’ll be taking the next couple of days off but I have a couple recipes from my arsenal that I’ll be posting over the next few weeks, and of course some highlights from my trip. See ya on the flipside folks!

What kind of video tutorials do you want to see? Have you started building your email subscription list?

Comments

  1. says

    Hahahh Arman’s comment. Great tips lady! Ok so sad and pathetic story… I downloaded a plugin for email subscriptions a few months ago and it was there but the formatting was all off and I don’t mess with formatting so I deleted it…… thanks for reminding me that I need to try a new plugin! Your reasons all make sense.
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  2. says

    Loved the info!!! I LOVED all the food props! Such an amazing setup to organize them all! I currently have all of mine in a bag, I need to organize them :)
    Back on topic….. Cant wait to learn more about how to increase email subscriptions.
    Do you use a special plugin or website to set up your email newsletters? How did you get the email subscription sign up to show up at the top of your site?
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  3. says

    You’re so professional.

    No really, this was great. Awesome job editing, lady! I honestly hesitate to sign up for email subs because a full inbox stresses me out, but I do know about the intrinsic value of having email subscribers from marketing classes and such. Good info! Excited to see the next videos. :) xoxo
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  4. says

    Haha Arman is right..you do look serious! It’s okay though because email is serious business. ;) like I said on G+ I’ve been thinking about this lately and am interested to see how you are growing your email subscribers. Since I don’t subscribe to any blogs via email I’ve never really cared about my blog’s subscriptions but this all makes sense! Good work lady! Have fun on your trip!!
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  5. says

    Can I buy the color coordinated cookware in the background? You are a woman after my own heart.

    Very information and helpful. Next video, I’d like to see you juggle or something at the end. Maybe something else color coordinated. :)

  6. says

    Um why are you so cute and why haven’t you come visit me yet?

    1. Have fun on your trip! Can’t wait to like all the pictures on insta
    2. So funny you posted this today because literally two days ago something happened to my blog and Jetpack deleted itself- INCLUDING MY SUBSCRIPTIONS!! I almost cried but the fancy people at WordPress support forums taught me how to fix it.
    3. I really want to increase my subscriptions so I will make sure to tune in!
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  7. says

    Squee! Lookit youuuuuu! :D And you weren’t kidding when you said you colour coordinated your kitchen props :lol:

    Great tips, lady! E-mail subscribers is something that I haven’t been giving nearly enough attention, so I definitely need to get on that *adds to ever-growing list*
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  8. says

    Ohh such a cool post! I need to build mine hehe I just don’t know where to start, so I’m looking forward to the next `part!

    1) Can I have your prop shelf? That red bowl is calling my name.
    2) You’re too cute gah. And your accent is so nice!
    3) Give me the red bowl.

    Please.
    Have a nice trip and remember not to fall off a mountain.
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    • says

      Bloglovin is much more popular with bloggers compared to non-bloggers! It’s more for readers who prefer to get an email to their inbox instead of having to go online and search for the blog :)

  9. says

    AHH I love this! There is something so magical about hearing bloggers voices hahaha. What a cool set of tips!! Enjoy your time away, I would love to have some of your balls…in my mouth.

  10. says

    You are soooooooo pretty. Can we skype when you get home so I can see your gorg face more often? Thanks.

    PS I need to build up my e-mail subscription. Also, in the words of Jay-Z, you’re not a businesswoman, you’re a business, woman.
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