Hi, I'm Liz.
While GDPR has changed the game a lot when it comes to blogging, the truth is it's changed it for the better.
You may need to change how you grow your list, but you can still grow a greatly engaged list...
Some might even say a better list, because GDPR requires you to be more transparent, honest, and open. Anyone not doing those things is going to seem shady, helping you rise to the top.
Keep in mind: GDPR is about letting people know what data you're collecting, how you're using it, and about giving them the chance to control who can collect their data.
If you've already got an email list, then you must make sure you can demonstrate that those on your list consent to receive the emails you send.
If they signed up for a freebie, that does NOT mean they consent to get a newsletter or sales email from you.
So you need to get consent from your current list!
Moving forward when growing your email list, double opt-in may not qualify as consent under GDPR.
But it depends...
For example, if they have to confirm their email in order to receive their freebie, then that is conditional consent which is not allowed under GDPR...
But you can still grow your list with freebies - you just have to do it the right way...
Either give them the chance to get the freebie without consenting to be on your list (not ideal)
reframe your offer.
While every blogger's business is different and may require more or less work to comply, every blogger should at the very least:
Get Consent From Your Current Email List
Make Sure You Get Consent Right Away From New Subscribers
When everything GDPR was going down in May 2018, there were a ton of webinars and blog posts telling bloggers what they needed to do to be compliant...
Some where by bloggers who hadn't read the law in it's entirety...
Some featured lawyers that didn't know a whole lot about blogging....
It's not that what they were saying was wrong, it's just it wasn't wholly right either.
Because GDPR is too important for people to rely on incomplete information.
So I created a FREE & COMPLETE GDPR Guide to help non-EU based bloggers.
And while it provided a ton of information to help bloggers understand GDPR, some bloggers were still struggling to implement everything necessary to get their blog in shape...
GDPR Step by Step is perfect for people struggling to get their site GDPR compliant. .
I was able to get my site GDPR-compliant within two hours, including time spent watching the videos."
"Liz Stapleton's GDPR for Non-EU Based Bloggers: The Definitive Guide came at a perfect time for me. As a newcomer to the blogging world, I was intimidated by the idea of making my site GDPR compliant. Her Guide along with her GDPR Step by Step videos clearly explained the Must Know information for me to build compliance into my site from the beginning. Liz presents information in easily digestible chunks that are enjoyable to read and view.
As a result of working through her products, my concerns about GDPR are greatly reduced and I'm feeling confident about my site complying with the requirements."
Save yourself time and headaches, grab GDPR Step By Step and implement GDPR compliance by the end of the day!
Creator of GDPR Step By Step
Elizabeth Stapleton is the founder and voice behind Less Debt More Wine and ElizabethStapleton.com. She is a Pinterest Marketer, online entrepreneur, and recovering attorney who has presented on legal issues of blogging at FinCon - a financial media conference.
Her writing has been featured on Entrepreneur.com, The Huffington Post, The Penny Hoarder, Budgets Are Sexy, Credit Sesame, and Magnify Money. Additionally, she has been quoted in articles on Business Insider, Student Loan Hero, and Nerd Wallet.
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