On Friday last week, my inbox became filled with notifications like this one:
I immediately thought I had a spam issue. After all, in a matter of 3 minutes, I had more email subscribers then I normally get in 3 weeks.
I tweeted this:
I had about 7x more email subscribers yesterday to The Waldow Social Weekly – waldowsocial.com/email/ – compared to the average day. Hmmm…
— DJ Waldow (@djwaldow) April 19, 2013
Jason Keath’s Social Fresh event was going on in Tampa that day, so I thought it could be related. Maybe someone mentioned my email newsletter in one of their talks?
As it turns out, it had nothing to do with Jason. Or Social Fresh. Or Tampa.
The reason my email list grew more than 10 times than a normal day had everything to do with Amy Porterfield.
Yes, you read that correctly. Thanks to Amy Porterfield mentioning The Waldow Social Weekly (my Friday email newsletter) in her podcast, my list growth on Friday exploded.
As I said in the intro of The Work Talk Show episode with her earlier this month, Amy is truly one of the nicest (and smartest) humans on Planet Earth.
Don’t believe me? Sign up for her FREE webinar tomorrow night (Tuesday, April 23 2013) and find out for yourself. How to Create a Results-Focused, Easy to Implement Facebook Marketing Plan with Amy Porterfield. By the way, notice how Amy is using that webinar registration page to grow HER email marketing list? Smart.
What’s your secret for growing your email marketing list? Please share below.
P.S. Have you heard the news? Nick Westergaard and I have started a weekly podcast called The Work Talk Show, where we interview crazy-smart folks about how work gets done. Give the latest episode a listen!
DID YOU KNOW…
I recently launched a new online course, Email Marketing Made Simple, that promises to help make you a better email marketer.
-Having trouble growing your email list?
-Not sure what a preheader is?
-Avoiding using the word “free” in your subject lines because someone told you it was a “rule.”
-Having trouble figuring out how to use social media and email marketing together?
-Not sure what you should be testing and how often?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions (or all 5!), I can help.