Should I wait for traffic to build up before employing email marketing?

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I'm a newbie blogger and I have a blog that that has been there for 6 months now. I already have nearly 50 posts and some of my posts are ranking high on long-tailed keywords. But still no good traffic. People say email marketing is not effective if the number of daily visitors is less. Is it true? So, should I wait for the traffic to pick up for me to start email marketing?
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  • Profile picture of the author Akula78
    Originally Posted by sukumarthingom View Post

    I'm a newbie blogger and I have a blog that that has been there for 6 months now. I already have nearly 50 posts and some of my posts are ranking high on long-tailed keywords. But still no good traffic. People say email marketing is not effective if the number of daily visitors is less. Is it true? So, should I wait for the traffic to pick up for me to start email marketing?
    I think that you are already on a good spot there , meaning that you should try to generate traffic first, before starting your campaign. This gives you more insurance that you will not be wasting your budget on nothing while trying to reach leads!
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    • Profile picture of the author sukumarthingom
      Thanks! I thought so. But there're people telling me I should start my email campaign right from day one. I'm thoroughly confused. My traffic is too small at the moment.
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  • I think you can try email marketing now and then continue with other PPC services like AdWords and Facebook. If you have a fan page on Facebook then you will definitely be able to increase the traffic to your blog for free..
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    • Profile picture of the author sukumarthingom
      I haven't ventured into AdWords till now. Let me check that. Thanks for the reply.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    There is no reason to wait to start getting subscribers / mailing them.

    If you have traffic...you should be building an email list.
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    • Profile picture of the author sukumarthingom
      I have heard people telling me the same thing. I had put up this question since my traffic was too small, and I wasn't sure if email thing would be suitable.
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  • If you have a targeted audience, then you should start building your list immediately with the traffic that's already coming to your blog.

    80/20 rule states that 20% of your list will eventually become clients/customers.

    When you have a targeted buyer's list, you can start making sales with just 5 subscribers on your list. So don't underestimate the power of building your list immediately.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by Internet Trillionaire View Post

      If you have a targeted audience, then you should start building your list immediately with the traffic that's already coming to your blog.

      80/20 rule states that 20% of your list will eventually become clients/customers.
      This is not a 'rule.' It's an IM generality proffered by a supposed Guru which is parroted by many people as a maxim. It is not.

      When you have a targeted buyer's list, you can start making sales with just 5 subscribers on your list. So don't underestimate the power of building your list immediately.
      Sure - and theoretically, you can make a sale with just one person on your list. Just as easily, you can have 100 people on your list and not sell anything to anyone. There are no hard and fast numbers that you can refer to. Everyone's experience is different because their modus operandi, product or service, price point, quality of list and everything else that goes into selling online is different. That's the reality of IM.
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    • Profile picture of the author sukumarthingom
      Ah! The 80/20 rule. There're people telling me very much the same thing that you're saying - that of building the list immediately. Thanks for the suggestion.
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  • Profile picture of the author crackhouse
    email marketing should start straight away. It simple evolves collecting emails and sending out newsltters. That should be part of your operation from the get go
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    • Profile picture of the author sukumarthingom
      I get what you're saying. So I see that people are overwhelmingly in support of starting email marketing right away. Thanks. And cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    This is not a 'rule.' It's an IM generality proffered by a supposed Guru which is parroted by many people as a maxim. It is not.
    We could make a long list of these "rules."
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Should I wait for traffic to build up before employing email marketing?

    Does Walmart wait to open their front doors until 87 people are standing on their sidewalk?
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    OP, USE THE QUOTE BUTTON!
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      OP, USE THE QUOTE BUTTON!
      Good luck with that. lol
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        Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

        Good luck with that. lol
        Help me, help you, lmao.

        OPs just rambling away.
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    • Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      OP, USE THE QUOTE BUTTON!
      I suspect he/she is using modern view and there is no such thing.

      Mark
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  • Even though your traffic is small, effective email marketing is something that has to be learned, honed, etc. If you start now you can get some good practice even if nothing else comes of it.

    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

      Even though your traffic is small, effective email marketing is something that has to be learned, honed, etc. If you start now you can get some good practice even if nothing else comes of it.

      Mark
      Well said...

      OP, I guarantee you will make mistakes. The only way to avoid them is to do nothing.

      Ask yourself, would you rather make those mistakes when your list is small, or when you finally have a bunch of people on it?
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  • Profile picture of the author BryrDe
    If you have enough list of emails you get from your blog, then yes you can use email marketing. I think there's not enough distribution on your content. Have you tried exposing your works in different social media channels? Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat? Or participate in Q&A communities like Reddit, Quora, or a niche specific forum related to your blog.

    Originally Posted by sukumarthingom View Post

    I'm a newbie blogger and I have a blog that that has been there for 6 months now. I already have nearly 50 posts and some of my posts are ranking high on long-tailed keywords. But still no good traffic. People say email marketing is not effective if the number of daily visitors is less. Is it true? So, should I wait for the traffic to pick up for me to start email marketing?
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    If I did the list thingee I would start right now. Meaning go for it. Anything to grow your business and to bond with potential clients and customers, do this moment. No delay or hesitating. Sets a prospering precedant that serves you down the road.
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  • Profile picture of the author Farenexus
    In my opinion, email marketing is effective once there is already a good customer base. If you already have a fan following, you can utilize email marketing to keep them engaged with recent posts, however, in order create more traffic, it might not be that fruitful.
    For now, you should be focussed on some quality content and social media as it has a huge potential to reach to the new customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    You should start collecting emails to build your email marketing since day 1 I recommend using Getresponse.
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