The best part about having an email list, is that you are the one who is in control.

You can send out product offers to your list, or even just tell them about a great new article that you wrote to try and get some more traffic to your blog.

It's not the same as your blog where you have to wait for people to visit and then just hope that they see and like what you are offering.

When you have a list, you already know that the people on it are people who are interested in what you have say. Otherwise they wouldn't have given you their email address in the first place.

This is where affiliate marketing works great. If you find a good product, you can give your list an oppurtunity to purchase it. You want to make them feel like they are getting special inside information, or a chance to buy it at a better price than everyone else.

However, you don't want to ever spam your list, they have to be able to trust you. Show them that you aren't just trying to sell them something.

You want to give them good up to date information for free. Then after you have earned their trust, you can offer them a product here and there. Try to email them only 2 or 3 times a month, unless they signed up for a weekly news letter.

Make sure that you are smart about how you manage your list. Once you send out a product offer, take the people from your list that purchase the product, and make a special list for those people.

An email list is a great way to generate a lot of money. I am sure you have heard the term "Targeted Traffic", well it doesn't get more targeted than a list of people that you know are interested in your blog's topic.

Remember to keep working at it and make sure to come back tomorrow for the last "Build A Blog Workshop". I hope you have a great new year. Good luck!

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