An email list is extremely important and it will be your biggest asset you will have. From the email list, you can notify your users about your service or products whenever you want.
Trust me out of all the channels email list will have the highest conversation rate and it will outperform all the other marketing channels.
You might get kicked out of all other platforms like Facebook for various reasons like the breach of policy terms etc but if you have your email list, then it is under your control you can reach to users whenever you want.
If you want to build a huge email list there are a lot of email service providers available and among those ones one of the best is MailChimp. If you want to grow and send emails to a big list you will require an email service providers from where you can get analytics on all those campaigns.
So MailChimp is free up to 2000 subscribers. You just need to go to Mailchimp official website and then signup.
After signing in -> You need to go to Audience tab -> Under Audience tab click on Create Audience
Now you need to Create an Audience, by creating the audience you will be able to send an email to everybody in the list. You need to fill basic information there like Audience name, email address etc.
And then click Save. Now you have created a brand new list. You need to verify your email address for that you need to go to settings -> Audience name and defaults.
Under this, you will get a notification to verify your email id. Just click on it and fill your email address. You will get an email for verification. Just login to your email and verify it.
Now since you have created an audience, its time to import contacts into our list. This can be done by going to the Audience -> Import Contacts
You will have 3 options to import via CSV, XLS Files and Google Contacts. So if you have collected the email files from anywhere you can simply import it or copy-paste it. So once you are done you will have a list of emails that you can send to your customers.
Now you know how to set up your Mailchimp account, go set up it for free and start emailing.
Next steps:- How to create an Email Campaign