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

July 3, 2014

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.comIn 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?


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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    July 3, 2014 at 5:12 am

    Off topic but there are ads popping up during the video for Muslim Matchmaker…..

    Great tips and something I need to consider! Cheers BB. Great to see a serious side to you. This must be 1% of the time.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      July 3, 2014 at 7:24 am

      Well the ads that pop up are based on things you have searched or previously looked at soooooo….

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    erin @ The Almond Eater
    July 3, 2014 at 7:00 am

    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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    Alex @ Alex Runs For Food
    July 3, 2014 at 7:01 am

    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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    Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite
    July 3, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Great tips, girl! Have a blast on your vacation.

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    Amy @ Long Drive Journey
    July 3, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Oh hey cutie! Love this! Can’t wait for part 2 because I have NOTHING like this right now…whoops!

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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    July 3, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Love seeing you on video! Admittedly, I don’t pay much attention to email subscribers. Something that I should be working on, clearly. Thanks for the reminder!

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    Audrey @ In Shape Cupcake
    July 3, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Great video! Have fun on vacation, girl!

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    Ang @ Nutty for Life
    July 3, 2014 at 9:52 am

    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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    Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon
    July 3, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Loved seeing you on screen! This is something I worked on previously with WordPress since the ‘feed’ was so useful to have, but I would love to know how to add the banner like you have at the top for people who stop by.

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    July 3, 2014 at 11:47 am

    This was such a helpful, well-done video!! Your hair is also swooped so perfectly to the side. Just sayin’. Looking forward to the next video! I’m still a rookie blogger mehhhh.

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    July 3, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    I LOVE your video! So great! Plus I love hearing your voice. I always wonder who bloggers sound in person (even though I’ve met you and have heard your voice before). Great job!

    Also, love the topic. Need to work on this more. Also need an extra 10 hours in the day! Haha!

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    Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut
    July 3, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Haha Arman is 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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    Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate
    July 3, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Oh hey, you’re adorable. So jealous of your kitchen props, for real. I did email subscription management/optimization for my last job and learned so much, but totally fail to translate it to my blog bahah.

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    July 3, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    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. 🙂

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    July 3, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    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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    Amanda @ .running with spoons.
    July 3, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Squee! Lookit youuuuuu! 😀 And you weren’t kidding when you said you colour coordinated your kitchen props 😆

    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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    Consuelo - Honey & Figs
    July 3, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    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.

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

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    July 3, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    I don’t try to build my email – don’t hate me, but I rarely subscribe to people through email. I already follow on Bloglovin’ so I don’t get the need for email – maybe I should shift from BlogLovin to email?!?

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      Davida Kugelmass
      July 3, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      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 🙂

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    July 3, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    I love that I got to hear your voice!!! 😀 *That sounds way creepier than I meant it to.*

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    Heather @ Run Like a G!
    July 3, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    You are a pro!!!!! 🙂 Awesome job!

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    July 4, 2014 at 7:42 am

    sometimes i think you read my mind. NEEDED this! thank you. and love the color coordination

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      Davida Kugelmass
      July 4, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      No problemo! More deets to come! Have a fab weekend Lindsay xoxo

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    July 4, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    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.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      July 4, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      I want my balls in yo mouth all day erryday. Ima be channeling you for the next 2 weeks by hiking up a storm…followed by a shit ton of cupcakes. Win!

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    July 7, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    This is super useful! Great tips 🙂

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    July 7, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    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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