Yesterday we talked about creating compelling incentives to increase your mailing list sign-ups.
The biggest hurdle most people face is creating professional opt-in graphics and forms that get the visitors attention.
I've installed this free WordPress Plugin here on ClickNewz so you can see it in action. You'll notice a blue newsletter subscription form loaded in the footer...
Installation takes less than a minute and everything is configurable from within WordPress, no FTP, HTML or other knowledge needed!
The Optincrusher plugin is compatible with Aweber, iContact, Constant Contact, FeedBlitz, GetResponse and MailChimp. It is VERY easy to install and set-up. You literally do not need to know code or graphics programs to get this operating on your WordPress blog in a matter of minutes!
Of course, being the technophobe that I am (I swear my home office is the twilight zone for code & hardware, lol)... I broke it.
Actually, it was a code conflict with the opt-in form below my posts here. But fortunately Daniel has a nice little troubleshooter you can walk through, AND he responds super quick to support tickets!
He also includes detailed instructions for creating your own graphics for the footer form, which will come in very handy when I get my new opt-in incentive created and want to put a cover graphic of it there. He offers video tutorials for that, along with installation and customization.
Options include turning the form off for visitors who are already subscribed, remembering visitors who closed the form and not reloading it for them, not loading the form on specific pages, etc.
Honestly, Daniel went over the top with this free tool. It's very nice, very simple to set up, and there are tons of customization features. What's the catch, you ask? The free OptinCrusher WordPress plug-in is an incentive for you to opt-in to his mailing list. A perfect example of a compelling incentive in action!
I would love to hear your thoughts.
Stay tuned! In the next post we'll look at even more ways to easily create high quality subscription forms for your blogs & websites...