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I’m not usually one to make new year’s resolutions, but 2014 was the year that I really wanted to WOW my customers at Tiny Hands.

If you’ve ever made a purchase from my shop, you’ll probably know about my two-week made to order policy.

My handmade jewelry take a lot of time to make (up to three days!) and I just couldn’t see any other way around it.

But these days with Amazon and other big online retailers raising the bar on what’s considered normal for delivery time, two weeks in addition to shipping time …

Let’s dive a little deeper into building an email list quickly with your target customers!

If you haven’t yet, I would recommend going back and reading Part 1 and Part 2 of Building an Email List.

At the end of Part 2, I concluded that the fastest way to build an email list for product based businesses is by doing monthly giveaways. For every person that signs up to your mailing list, they get a chance to win one of your handmade items.

But is this the best way? Not necessarily, since many people …

Last week, I wrote about why you need an email list if you want more sales.

This week, I want to share some of the strategies I’ve used to grow an email list.

We talked about opt-in forms and Mailchimp. Do you have that ready on your website? Great!

Amp it up with an incentive

These days people don’t just sign up to mailing lists anymore. You need to give them a reason. Especially if you’re just starting out and no one knows who you are.

For product based businesses:

If you’re selling something …

Why you need an email list

If you’re not on it yet, you’ll want to start building an email list right away. As soon as you have your Etsy shop or your own website up and running, start collecting those email addresses!

There is a simple reason for this. We spend so much time investing in Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social communities, but what happens if they go belly up?

I know, you must be thinking, “Facebook is huge! It’s here to stay”. I admit, I had trouble believing it too.

But analysts are …

Unlock a Profitable Handmade Business in Just 12 Weeks Without using Etsy or Social Media

Don’t chase success the hard way. Follow the same simple step-by-step system that I used to build multiple 6- and 7-figure online handmade businesses. Even if you hate selling, don’t have a large following, and aren’t techy.

How to get influencers, bloggers and celebrities to make your product go viral  

How to create demand for your brand and products and turn customers into raving fans

How to automate your store, reach more customers and make sales while you sleep

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