How to start building your email list like a Pro ??

Why do you blog?? Have you ever asked yourself the true reason why you started blogging?? The ultimate reason will be making sum quick bucks out of it. Don’t worry, every blogger thinks of making money at some point of time.

Mailing List

But the question is how you can make some real money?? There are many ways you can earn money from your blog; but the most sought after and lasting way is affiliate marketing.

Don’t MissTop 25 Email Marketing Tips

You can earn a large sum through affiliate marketing but you have to do it with proper game-plan. You might be knowing that the best method to do that is building email subscribers list. Of course, it is the best method. But before that you need to build your list.

So here are some points that you need to implement to build a massive email list that will keep your bank account full.

You’ll need a list builder.

That is an easy task. There are many list building services out there that are ready to help you. Aweber is the best and is used by all the successful bloggers to build their email lists. But Aweber comes with a price tag. An alternative to that is Mailchimp which is free upto 2000 subscribers and allows sending 12,000 emails per month. You can also consider GetResponse or Vertical Response to do the same task.

Start a blog.

This is not at all necessary; but having a blog is recommended. With a blog, you will give a strong reason to your readers or visitors to enroll themselves to your mailing list. Not only that, your readers will know that they are not giving their email address to any spammer. Let your readers know about your importance and the potential you have in yourself.

Establish your Brand.

Mostly I subscribe to that bloggers list who is a brand in himself. People follow whatever he says and implement his methods to get success. You should too try to establish a brand of yourself. Show your visitors what you are good at, what you love to do etc. and target the audience and convince them to follow you.

Offer a freebie.

This is the most used method that guarantees you quick results. People all around the world get attracted to anything that’s for free. It’s human psychology; and the bloggers are using it to their own benefits. Offering a freebie doesn’t mean that you have to give something costly, you just need to give them something worthy, like an e-book or something of that sort. You can even offer them some training videos. Use your imagination.

Allow them to manage their subscription.

After your readers have jumped into your mailing list, you need to take care of them. They shouldn’t feel like they are trapped in some stupid stuff. Always send quality newsletter once a week or at most twice a week. And always place a link to a page where your subscribers can manage their subscription options or unsubscribe from your list. Don’t worry as it won’t harm and will only create a positive image of yours.

Don’t MissEmail Marketing in 2012 – Use of Better Technology and Strategies

Don’t spam.

You hate spam, I hate spam, everyone hate spam. If a spammer receives spam messages, he too will hate it. So if you are clever enough, you wouldn’t commit the mistake of sending spam mails to your list. Also don’t send newsletter on a daily basis. This will look like you are trying to flood their inbox. Send only one or maximum two newsletter per week to your subscribers.

So that’s all. I am sure if you try implementing these methods, you will surely see a rise in your subscribers’ list. If you see the rise, don’t forget to thank me 😛

Arbaz Khan is a blogger who writes about blogging. You can catch on the recent article he has written on his blog – SEOPressor vs WordPress SEO by Yoast and enjoy it.

About Arbaz Khan

Arbaz Khan is a tech blogger from India who writes at You can also find apps tutorial guides on his Android blog, AndroidAppsOnline and the latest APKs on APKFusion.


  1. PrIyAnGsHu says:

    I have not yet started to build an e-mail list for my site. I will need to opt out for an e-mail subscription service like Aweber very soon. It seems to be very easy to attract readers and increase our affiliate income with an e-mail newsletter :).

    • Arbaz Khan says:

      Those who want to promote affiliate products or sell their own products build their email list as it is the best way to get a good affiliate income. You should surely try to increase your affiliate income with this 🙂

  2. I don’t know why I never clued into the fact that mailchimp was free! Thanks!

  3. Hey Arbaz,

    I have been using feed burner from Google to make my list building but I think i have missed mail chimp as i did not knew that it was free of cost. I will start working on your methods now. 🙂

    Thank you


    • Arbaz Khan says:

      Google Feedburner is not a email list builder, it helps you get RSS subscribers. For building your email list, you have to use services like Aweber or Mailchimp 🙂

      • As an affiliate of banc de binary, it’s a good technique for me to have my own subscription list. Not does it only capture the interest of my subscribers, but it also helps me get more of them too. Thank you for this, at least more people are now enlightened about email marketing.

  4. Ashwani Ahlawat says:

    I didn’t have started it yet. Also heading towards it. Hope it works fine. 🙂

  5. Nishant Srivastava says:

    Spamming is big problem while doing email marketing, I found some ways by which we can reduce spams, try to make Email in normal text, and always avoid words like rewards, you won, claims these words directly forward our emails to spams in most of email services.

    • Arbaz Khan says:

      Yes very true.
      These words are the only culprit that sends your mail to spam folders. Always send email newsletters in normal text, as you said. It will help a lot.
      Thanks for the comment bro 😀

  6. Hi Arbaz, thanks for your tips. I only want to mention one thing – building email list and monetizing it are 2 different problems. We should remember about it 😉

    • Shiwangi peswani says:

      Hey Chris, of course these two are different things but aren’t they linked to each other? I mean having a good list of subscribers is a part of monetizing, isn’t it ?

    • Arbaz Khan says:

      Hey Chris,
      Whenever you talk about email list, he first thing that comes in your mind is about affiliate marketing. Both the things are strongly connected with each other.

  7. Mairaj Pirzada says:

    Currently, using MailChimp. Because, it’s free and cannot afford Aweber though it’s best. But, is costly. Soon, I’ll be there with my own tips to get more subscribers and how to convince them not to unsubscribe from your newsletter. Hopefully, amit bro will accept it surely! I’m sure!

    BTW, your tips are those which an Affiliate must know when he/she is there with Email Marketing (the best way of generating bucks).

    • Arbaz Khan says:

      Yes, the tips above will help to get more subscribers and thus you will see a rise in the affiliate income. 😉

  8. Shiwangi peswani says:

    Nice post Arbaz, I am still confused to go with Mailchimp or Aweber….I guess I will go with Aweber 🙂

    • Arbaz Khan says:

      If you can shell out some money, then Aweber is the best option. Everyone recommends Aweber because it’s the best. But in the end, it’s your choice.

  9. Erik Emanuelli says:

    Hi Arbaz,
    nice post, thanks for the points.
    I am building my email list since more than 2 years already,
    and I have not monetize it until now… 🙂
    Pretty happy with that…Also because it’s my first source of traffic…!

    • Arbaz Khan says:

      You are doing list building since 2 years, so you can share some of your tips here. You are not monetizing your list, that’s great because not many bloggers do that.
      Hats off to you 🙂

      • Erik Emanuelli says:

        1)Provide high quality and useful content;
        2)Behave with your email list thinking that emails=Real People;
        3)Do not SPAM your email list with offers to buy something too often.

  10. Rahul kuntala says:

    The best way to get more email subscribers is this: provide as many subscriptions as possible.

    If you’ve great content + incentive, then you can turn most of the regular readers into subscribers 🙂

    • Arbaz Khan says:

      Of course, Rahul and you are exactly doing that on your blog.
      Killer content + an ebook = more subscribers 😀

  11. Well building an email is almost necessary in order to success as an affiliate marketer,I haven’t started building an email list,will do it in future,I have seen many squeeze pages they also try to attract people and get their email.
    What is the total cost Aweber ?

  12. Andi the Minion says:

    Aweber is really the best way to go, I believe the free version of Mail Chimp in it’s terms and conditions doesn’t like their system being used for email marketing in the way we use email marketing. I recently saw Pat Flynn stop recommending Mail Chimp because of that very reason. You don’t want to start to build a list only to have your account closed down. It is worth checking before you use mail chimp.

  13. Really great post, It sounds easy, but getting high targeted subscribers that will buy what you have to offer is really hard thing.
    thanks for sharing

  14. Hi
    I don’t have any e-mail list yet. I have been thinking about it, but I am not sure what service I should get to manage it. I have heard a lot of great things about Aweber, but is think it is a little expensive for a hobby blogger like me. The other problem I have is that I am not sure what I should send out in these newsletters except when I publish a new post on my blog.

  15. RaviSingh says:

    Hello Arbaz.
    Email marketing is a vital tool for businesses in now a days. Email marketing has the many benefits such as communicate instantly recipient, create dynamic visual content, Reach anyone and anywhere, Builds up a relationship etc.. In this way your article is very helpful for us.

  16. Enstine says:

    Hi Arbaz,
    The problem with MailChimp is that they don’t accept Internet marketing mails. They’ll get your account frozen and that sounds bad and can keep you drunk for weeks. Aweber is top of the list. SimplyCast too is another option. You have the choice to pay per campaign or number of mails sent.

    Whatever the choice, having a list is like having a ready market

  17. Hi,
    My opinion is that Guest posting is one of the most popular way to getting traffic to your blog. When we getting the traffic then we get the more email list. Blog should be quality . Just posting content on blog doesn’t work. Your have share informative article. I appreciate for this.

  18. Praveen Rajarao says:


    MailChimp sounds promising for a startup blogger and who wants to start building email lists like me. I have just signed up and started watching their awesome videos. Looks very interesting, let me see how this is gonna help me.

    Thanks for sharing.

  19. Anil Agarwal says:

    Building email list is not a rocket science if you know how to value your visitors. But still most bloggers find it really hard to convert their site visitors into subscribers. Great post Arbaz!