15 Truths You Must Know To Create Almost Perfect Subject Lines. Ah subject lines… Those less than ten-word phrases that can often make or break an email marketing campaign that took weeks to put together—aren’t they a joy to create?
I wish I could tell you that somewhere out there is the perfect subject line, one that could send your open-rates skyrocketing and make opt-outs and spam reports ancient history, but I can’t. I can tell you, however, that creating almost perfect subject lines is possible and it starts with understanding certain truths about your readers—15 truths to be exact. 1. People won’t act unless told to do so Before sending your newsletter, stop and ask yourself: What action do I want the recipient to take? That action won’t always be one that has an immediate impact on your business (buy now!) 2. The best way to overcome this skepticism is by thinking about why your subscribers signed up to receive your emails in the first place. 3.
I don’t need to tell you how much people value their time. 4. 5. 6. Want the best results? 7. 8. 9. 9 Irresistible Incentives That'll Grow Your Email List Like Crazy. Subscriber numbers.
Frustrating, aren’t they? Everyone tells you how important building a list is, but yours is so tiny it would fit on the back of your hand. And on the other side of the fence, popular bloggers can’t wait to brag about how many people are on their email lists. “Join over 5,000 readers by subscribing today.” “Join more than 10,000 people who’ve already signed up.” “100,000 subscribers and counting!” But how exactly do they do it? And why are people so eager to sign up for their lists and apparently so reluctant to sign up for yours? The Simple Reason People Aren’t Signing Up to Your Blog The truth, my friend, is that your average reader won’t give their email address to just anyone. After all, if it gets into the wrong hands, they could be opening the door to spam emails, phishing attempts, and other vulgar assaults on their inbox.
But it’s not just about privacy and security. Do you now understand why people aren’t falling over themselves to “sign up for blog updates”? 1. 2. 3. 7 Steps to an Email Opt-in Page That Works. The 7 High-Converting Places to Add Email Sign-Up Forms to Build Your List - Social Triggers. If you have a website, the best way to get more email subscribers is simple: Use more email sign-up forms.
Yes, you can overdo it, but the truth is, even when you think you have too many, your forms may be invisible to your visitors. Question is where do you put them? There’s 7 high-converting places, and now I’ll go through each of them. #1 The Feature Box It’s no secret. See it here: This example is from SocialTriggers.com Right now, before you continue, think about how you can add a feature box to your site, and you WON’T regret it. #2 Top of Sidebar If you’re not placing your email signup form at the top of your sidebar, you’re losing out on valuable email subscribers. And yes, even if you place it slightly down your sidebar, under some ads, you’re losing email subscribers. I know this sounds like common sense, but even some large blogs fail to gather emails at the top of their sidebar. #3 After Single Post Think about this: So, why not ask them to sign up right after the post ends? Every. How to get your first 100 email subscribers. You ever have one of those friends or acquaintances who you just know will succeed?
I’m sure you do. Bryan Harris is one of those people for me. This guy does not stop. He was an early member of Monthly1k and has gone on to be a complete beast creating content, successfully growing his business, and really making a name for himself. I even asked him if he see’s his wife very much cause he always seems to be working and creating (He said she’s happy!). When I started Videofruit 5 months ago I knew my email list would be a huge part of it’s success (or failure). I spent the previous 3 years listening to podcast and reading blog post about how to start a business. Hint: I wasn’t really learning anything. But there was one thing that I kept hearing over and over again. “I wish I would have started my email list earlier” Pat Flynn (75,000 subscribers): “When I started this blog, I made the newbie mistake of not including a way to accumulate email addresses.
Make email your #1 focus In action: Ok.