The Stairway Scoop: Email Marketing Tips

The Stairway Scoop: Email Marketing Tips

The Stairway Scoop is a podcast that helps take your email marketing to new heights - whether you're just gettin' started or are aiming for email ninja status. In each bite-sized episode, I'll be gettin' straight to the good stuff — sharing actionable email tips on growing your mailing list, turning subscribers into loyal customers and sending emails that pack a punch. I'm Sam Hearnden, your host, fluff-free email marketing expert and founder of Stairway Marketing. Ready for the scoop? Let's go.


August 29, 2022 6 min

Whether you need a bit of email design and copywriting inspo or just want to know if your emails are being delivered properly, there’s a free tool available to help. 

Tune in to discover my go-to free email marketing tools for small business. I use these tools on the daily to improve my emails (and I’m confident they’ll help improve yours, too).

Links and resources:

  • FREE QUIZ: Find out which email marketing platform is *the one* f...
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    Have you ever contemplated changing email marketing platform? Maybe you have a niggling suspicion that the email marketing platform you're currently using isn't the right one for you. Or maybe you're absolutely frustrated with your current platform and are 100% ready to move on. 

    If either of those sounds like you, you've likely also wondered how hard is it to change your email marketing platform? 

    What consideratio...

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    We can guarantee your welcome sequence emails are more important than you think. So how do you ensure you’re making the most of the opportunity? Find out in today's episode of The Stairway Scoop. 

    You don’t want to miss:

  • 3 reasons why your welcome sequence emails are super important to the overall success of your email marketing efforts
  • 4 industry secrets for creating an epic welcome email
  • Examples galore! Exclusive access to my ...
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    How much does email marketing cost for a small business?

    What email marketing budget does your business need? 

    Let’s find out if it’s more or less than what you might be thinking.

    Links and resources:

  • FREE QUIZ: Find out which email marketing platform is *the one* for you - We’ve spent months comparing over 60 email marketing platforms (and crafting the right questions) so you can find your perfect match in minutes.
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    Are you procrastinating your email marketing? Not sure how to get started? Maybe you were consistently sending emails once upon a time but you’ve fallen off the bandwagon? Or maybe you’ve never managed to make email marketing a consistent habit in your business?

    If any of those statements ring true, I’ve got some good news. This is just the episode for you. I’m diving into what you need to be doing to get started with effective ema...

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    Wondering what email marketing platform is *the one* for you? With literally hundreds of platforms out there, making the right decision for your business ain’t easy. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be as complicated as it sounds. Tune into this week’s episode of The Stairway Scoop to find out how to find the ideal email marketing platform for you (and how to avoid getting it terribly wrong).

    You don’t want to miss:

  • The #1 mistake I ...
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    You can invest your time, money and energy in more marketing channels than you have fingers. But one thing remains constant. Time and time again email has proven to be the best channel for conversions and return on investment… when it’s used properly. So, what role should email play in your marketing mix? Tune in to find out.

    You don’t want to miss:

  • Exactly when you should be asking your audience to join your mailing list
  • Why email ...
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    One of the most common email marketing questions I get asked time and time again is: How many email subscribers do I need? How big does my mailing list need to be? Do I need thousands of subscribers before I can expect to see results? Tune into this week’s episode as I unpack this popular FAQ.

    You don’t want to miss:

  • My simple formula for figuring out your ideal mailing list size
  • How to figure out if you should be prioritising quali...
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    Here's a truthbomb: the effectiveness of your email marketing is tied to the data you capture on your susbcribers. So, how well do you know your email subscribers? Tune in for some quick tips to get to know them far better and watch your performance bloom as a result.

    You don’t want to miss:

  • Why data is the most important ingredient for improving email performance
  • The five ESSENTIAL types of customer data you should be using in ...
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    Wondering how to get the most out of your email marketing? In this week’s episode of The Stairway Scoop I’m exploring how to create a simple email marketing strategy that sets you up for success from the get-go. 

    You don’t want to miss:

  • The ONLY six questions you need to create your email marketing strategy
  • My (no longer) secret formula for figuring out what your audience *actually* needs to hear
  • A lesson in when is the right time to...
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    Explore the pros and cons of email marketing’s most popular software. Looking at some of the most important factors that go into choosing the right email platform for your business, this episode will show you if Mailchimp is the right email software for you, if it isn’t what email platform might be.

    You don’t want to miss:

  • An expert’s guide on the best FREE plans for email marketing
  • The six key elements to consider when choosing the...
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    Not sure what email content your audience is looking for? Worried your emails will be seen as spammy and annoying? You’re not the only one. These are two of the most common worries I hear when talking to small businesses about their email marketing efforts.  Here’s why you don’t want to miss this episode:
  • Find out why consistently emailing your mailing list helps you AVOID being spammy. 
  • Get my seven unorthodox (but effective) tips ...
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    You can’t afford to overlook the power of email marketing for three simple reasons. They’re, what I like to call, the three P’s of email marketing. If you’re not convinced that email should be an essential part of your business's marketing mix or keep pushing your email marketing to the bottom of the pile, this episode for you.

    Here’s why you don’t want to miss it:

  • Find out why I’m willing to bet your audience spends HOURS per ...
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