An email list is one of the effective ways to grow your online presence and income. Most online gurus say “money is in the list” and it’s 100% true.
If you are not building an email list yet, you are losing hundreds if not thousands of dollars every single month on the table.
The most common problem I hear when it comes to building an email list is “how to get more email subscribers?”
Let me discuss few strategies to get more email leads to your list without sweating much.
Let’s dive into the details.
#1. Offer a freebie
The number one reason why your email list is still not growing is because you are not offering any freebie to your visitors.
Most online readers are lazy. They want a crazy offer to give their emails in order to get it.
By offering something for free (be it a free guide, theme, plugin etc) you can boost your email subscribers rate.
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#2. Drive more targeted traffic
One of the basic reasons your email list never grow if you don’t have sufficient traffic. And driving more traffic to your websites is not rocket science. Here are a few simple ways to get targeted traffic to increase your email subscribers.
- Frequently guest posts on good blogs: You don’t always have to land on top blogs, but make sure to guest post on the blogs that are better than you. And do it often.
- Comment on the blogs you read: Most people don’t comment or share even after reading a great blog post. Try to avoid it and start commenting like a pro on the blog posts whenever you read something awesome like this.
- Improve your on-page SEO: Most new bloggers don’t optimize their blogs for the search engines. This includes having targeted keywords on their meta description, title and tags. If you are using WordPress, consider using SEO plugins like Yoast WordPress SEO or All in one SEO to boost your website reach.
#3. Use a popup (lightbox)
Like it or not, popup’s work. They do a fantastic job in increasing your conversion rates on your email list.
Using cute popup software like ThriveLeads, you won’t hurt your blog readership, instead, they boost your email subscribers. According to a recent survey, the sites that use popup’s dramatically improved their list to 400%. It says it all!
#4. Install Welcome Gate
Welcome Gate is one of the best and free list building plugins available in the market.
What it does is it creates a beautiful squeeze page on your WordPress site and attracts more people to subscribe to your email list.
This plugin redirects the first time visitors to a great looking landing page (without showing a popup). People are only redirected to the squeeze
This article was written by Ian Mason and originally published on Blog – Blogging Cage.