My biggest blogging mistake is that I waited years to start an email list, and then even longer to take it seriously. I finally started taking my email list seriously around 2016.
I was about to launch my course, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing, and realized that I really needed an email list. I was collecting the occasional email address about a year before then, but I was doing absolutely nothing with it, and I don't think I even had any email optins on Making Sense of Cents – there was no way for people to subscribe!
So, when I was creating my first course, I realized that I really needed to learn anything and everything about building an email list.
I had no clue how anything worked. I didn't know how to send a newsletter, I didn't know how to get people to join my email list, and so on and so on. [Read more…]