By Tim Priebe
August 22, 2023

How to build your B2B email list

Learn how to build a high-quality B2B email list that drives conversions and fosters valuable connections.

In the world of B2B marketing, the power of email can’t be ignored. It’s a direct line to your potential clients, offering an opportunity to reach them right where they live: their inbox.

But a huge key to effective B2B email marketing lies in building a high-quality email list. Sure, you could buy a list or grab a bunch of emails from your local chamber’s website, but that’s not going to get a good return on your time and money invested in email marketing.

Let’s look at a strategy for building your B2B email list.

Step 1: Research your ideal client’s pain points

Effective email list building starts with understanding your target audience’s pain points and how you can help them. If you’ve been in business awhile, you may have already identified patterns in the challenges they face. If not, you may need to do some online research or even interview some potential clients.

Step 2: Create educational resources

Next, create some sort of educational resource that potential clients can access by entering their basic contact info. This can be an email course, ebook, video series, or any number of other resources. The key is that the resource helps them solve one of their pain points.

Step 3: Share the resources

Once you’ve created one or more resources, you need to share them online. Post them on social media. Email them to anyone who is already on your email list. Be sure you make it easy for others to share the resource as well.

Step 4: Leverage partnerships

Collaboration can help build your B2B email list. Share your new resource with strategic partners. If you don’t have any strategic partners yet, start looking for them. Search groups on Facebook and LinkedIn, and look for people that have a similar target audience to you.

Step 5: Continually optimize your landing pages

Over time, work on improving your landing page to better convert visitors to subscribers. Tweak your headlines, text, and even the color of your form submission button, to see what works best.

Get started

What are you waiting for? Start researching your ideal client’s pain points and brainstorming resources you could create. And remember, your list is more than just a list of email addresses. It’s a community of people seeking your insights. Nurture those relationships over time, build value, and watch your B2B email list transform into a powerful asset that not only drives conversions but also fosters lasting connections. Your journey to building a thriving B2B email list begins now.

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About Tim Priebe

Tim is a public speaker, author, publisher of Edmond Business, and the owner of Backslash Creative. He helps businesses that are worried they don’t have the expertise or time required to invest in doing their own digital marketing. He helps them plan where and how much to invest and often helps execute the plan.

Tim started the Edmond Business online magazine in May 2020 to fill a need in the community when The Edmond Sun shut down and stopped publishing their monthly magazine, The Business Times.