The Way To Extract Your First Email List [FREE] Before Taking the Step to Buy One (Or NOT)
Extracting your existing Gmail email list to include in your list of subscribers, fans and followers for your website, blog, app, product, service, program, launch, newsletter is a very simple process.
Did I hear you ask, ‘you mean that I already have an email list’?
You have to love your work if you have unique clientele in one of the niches we are in – the majority are tech-averse.
One of the questions we ask a client is if they have an email list. 99% say no.
Our next question is, ‘where is your personal email account domiciled at’?
The answers here are a variety, but for now, we will focus on those who say that they have at least one Gmail account. As you will learn and see here below, your Gmail account can extract emails from other platforms like AOL, Yahoo and Outlook too.
In just 4 simple steps you have a very neat file of all your email contacts. Depending on what you want to use the email list for, you could either separate all the email addresses so that they receive different leads, i.e, app subscription, newsletter subscription, newsletter, to rate your videos, to share a post, affiliate marketing, email marketing, Facebook group, etc.
Alternatively, you could amalgamate into one list and schedule different pops ups at different times so that your email subscribers do not block you as spam.
Now to the steps on how to get the Gmail mailing list
First, sign in to your Gmail account and locate your profile setting. Next to your right is the drop-down menu that shows the contacts among other things as per the screenshot below.
Secondly, click on it (contacts tab).
Thirdly, click the ‘more’ tab on the left-hand side as shown in the screenshot below.
Finally, you will see 3 different options of how you could have your email list for the duration you have interacted with all the contacts from all the email addresses you have combined.
Import allows you to build an email list with contacts from not only from the existing Gmail account but also other accounts in other programs like Yahoo, AOL, etc
The export contacts option allows you to use either google csv or outlook csv or Vcards for your email list. Ensure to cross out the columns you do not want to show.
Print allows you to have a physical print out of all the email list of all the contacts. This is an awesome way to allow you to ensure that you cross-check every contact you want therein is present.
You see how simple that was. You now have an email list ready to apply into your email marketing campaigns using platforms like e.g MailChimp
To buy or not to buy an email list
There you go! You do not need to buy email subscribers. Use your existing network of contacts first, then you can now branch out to the unknown email subscribers from other social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, etc. Organic growth of your email list is a sure guarantee that your fans are really interested in the content of your app, product, platform, blog, website, video, newsletter. They value your opinion.
On the other hand, an email list that is bought will only satisfy you that you have ‘some’ subscriptions. The questions to ask include:
- Are they interested in what you have to offer?
- Are they interested in your solution?
- Do they know your values?
- Do they engage with you on anyway on any social media platform?
Before you decide to venture into buying an email list, consider if it’s worth it.
Data Protection Policy and Email Marketing Etiquette
- Comply with data protection laws.
- Do not share your audience’s email addresses.
- Always seek permission before sending marketing emails to potential customers. Remember to offer something valuable to your customers in exchange for the ability to email them.
Wasnt that mind-blowing, yet very easy to do?
Will you buy email subscribers again?
Will you (or will you not) use your existing Gmail email list?
What do you think? Have you or will you try this tweak? If so, be sure to share your ideas or experiences in the comments section below.
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