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A long email list is a cornerstone of becoming a successful blogger.

Not only does it assures a consistent flow of blog traffic, but it also opens new avenues to generate revenue.

But then, it’s not easy to capture email addresses of website visitors. It's challenging!

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Here are 7 free ways to grow email list from zero to 1,000 subscribers:

1. Offer eBooks

This is one of the most common and well-proven lead magnets to build email list.

Write an in-depth eBook – preferably an extension to your blog posts – and offer them to visitors in return for their email addresses.

You can have multiple eBooks to convert.

2. Friendly reminder on social media

You have worked hard to grow your social media following. Asking these people once in a while to join your email list isn’t a bad idea.

Since they are already following you, there’s a very high chance they would also subscribe for your emails.

For this to work, it's important that your engagement rate on these social platforms is decent.

3. Email-forward

Encourage the recipients to forward your emails.

If 'forwarded-recipients' like the email or find it relevant, they would visit your blog. From there, you can convert them into subscribers with good content and lead magnet.

4. Content Extensions

Write a solid blog post—but don’t give everything away in one go.

In the end, ask the readers to subscribe to get the extended or main points of the post.

5. Email Courses

Develop some sort of FREE email course that’s valuable and exclusive. Ask your audience to enroll.

"15-Day Dopamine Detox Course to Change Your Mind (And Life)"... something like this!

Recommended Read: A Complete Guide to Free Email Automation on Mailchimp

6. Limited-time period offers

When there’s a sense of urgency, people act fast.

So, offer limited-time offers (like membership-site offer, discounts, one-on-one consulting opportunity with you, more) to those who subscribe.

Having a countdown timer with such offers that shows how much time is left can significantly boost conversion.

7. One-time exclusive access

Everyone likes to feel special.

In exchange for email addresses, offer your readers one-time exclusive access to your content, personal resources, unheard stories, and/or more.

You can also start an exclusive community that’s open to new members for a limited time.


This works great if you have good brand positioning; if people know and trust your brand.

Make it Happen

These are 7 best and free ways to grow your email list from ZERO to 1,000 SUBSCRIBERS, quickly and creatively.

Recommended Read: Ultimate Email Marketing Guide 2020 (Beginners + Advanced)

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Asif Ali

The brain behind Spell Out Marketing. A certified content marketer and professional blogger with 5+ years experience in the domain. Find me on Medium here. Let's talk about inbound marketing, business and side hustle on Twitter.