[375] How to get your first 1k email subscribers

Would you love to know how to grow your email subscribers list from zero to 1k?  That’s what Catherine Gladwyn, Author and Virtual Assistant, did in just eighteen months.

In my latest podcast she explains why she needed to quickly create an email list and how she grew it from a standing start. She shares practical tips and tactics about how she grew her list, what worked and what didn’t and how you can grow your email list.

She explains how understanding your client or customers emotions and pain points can help you when planning what lead magnets and content to create. Plus why it’s important to create content for each of your different audiences and why having engaging conversations will keep them on your email list.

{Click on the player above to listen to the podcast episode and/or read on for a detailed overview. Scroll down to the bottom to read the show notes including all the links mentioned in this episode.}


Podcast shownotes

  • About Catherine Gladwyn and why she set up her business (2:26)
  • Why Catherine had to quickly create an email newsletter list rather than rely on on social media (4:53)
  • How Catherine got people to sign up to her email newsletter list  (7:03 )
  • How Catherine used lead magnets to get people to sign up to her email newsletter list (09:23)
  • How to use Mailchimp to segment and tag your email newsletter list (10:53)
  • How Catherine created her lead magnets and why sometimes it’s trial and error (13:00)
  • Catherine’s tips for creating a simple landing page and lead magnet (17:19)
  • How to create a sign up form in Mailchimp to use on your website (23:06)
  • Different strategies Catherine has used to get people to sign up to her email newsletter list (26:14)
  • How to create a successful lead magnet by tapping into the pain points of your clients or customers (31:31)
  • Dealing with people unsubscribing from your email list (and why you shouldn’t take it personally) (35:00)


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