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Episode 20 - How to Build & Grow Your Email List (with Shayla Raquel)

Write Your Best Book

Release Date: 05/15/2020

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Episode 20

How to Build & Grow Your Email List

 

Guess what? You can’t rely solely on social media to sell your books. Why? Because those who own social media actually own those contacts, too. If any of those platforms disappeared, so would ALL your readers, contacts, etc. So, it’s absolutely crucial for you to create, build, and nurture your own email list if you want to build a strong, fundamental following of readers who show up for you every day and are eager to learn more about your books. I’ve brought on the totally awesome Bloggess, Shayla Raquel, to discuss how we can do this ourselves.

 

In this episode, you will:

 

  • Learn the fundamentals of email lists
  • Learn how to create your own email list
  • Learn how build your email list and increase subscribers
  • Learn how to nurture your list so they show up for you!

 

Hosts & Guests

Host – Christina Kaye

Guest Host –  Shayla Raquel

 

To Learn More About Sacha:

https://shaylaraquel.com/

 

To Follow Shayla on Social Media:

https://www.facebook.com/shaylaraquel/

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https://twitter.com/shaylaleeraquel

 

To Contact Christina Kaye:

info@writeyourbestbook.com

www.writeyourbestbook.com

 

For a Consultation with Christina Kaye

https://calendly.com/writeyourbestbook/freecoachingsession

 

To Follow Christina Kaye

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