How To Double Your Email Subscribers In 30 Days

If you’ve been trying to grow your email list, this guide is for you.

Most people think that once they can drive thousands of traffic to their website, their subscription rates would skyrocket. Are you serious?

No, it doesn’t work that way. Don’t forget that most of the visitors you’d send to your website are already marketers themselves or aspiring businesspeople – especially if your niche is internet marketing related.

Now that you’ve this insight, what you must do is to optimize every aspect of your blog so that it can suit your target audience. Readers and prospects aren’t alien to follow up emails.

In fact, they know quite well that filling your subscription box would cause them to confirm account via email & receive series of emails down the line.

This post isn’t going to be about web traffic generation. If you need help on those, I’ve a guide for you.

But with the few hits you receive on your website daily, you can convert them into subscribers – I mean in just 30 days the effect of this exercise would overwhelm you. Go give it a try.

Add optin box on the header

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If you’re not a professional blog designer, you can get a skilled person to help you embed your optin box on the header. You and I know that the most visible portion of your wordpress blog is the header.

The moment someone lands at your blog, their eyes would quickly move to the header and whatever call-to-action you’ve right there will be followed.

Inasmuch as you’ve good and helpful content for your target audience, they’re not going to join your list just like that – you should position the box at vantage places – like the header.

Some wordpress themes come with widgets for top header. If that’s the case, you’re good to go.

Just add the widget and customize accordingly. This tip is optional for bloggers, but if you truly desire to double the number of subscribers you get on a weekly basis, it’s essential that you do it.

Add a “start here” page

Another actionable way to double your subscription rate is by adding a “start here” page. You know it – a separate high-quality page that lists your best posts, especially for those who are coming to your blog for the first time.

The truth is that converting fresh visitors into subscribers will do you a lot of good, because you’d be able to nurture them, solve their problems and win their hearts faster. A ‘start here’ page all by itself can’t do the job effectively, though.

You’ll need to add a subscription box at the top, middle or beneath the page. Don’t go stuffing your page with optin boxes. It’s a killer and could discourage your first time readers/visitors.

Give people a reason to join

In marketing 101, we learnt that potential customers may not take action, no matter how valuable your products and services are.

You’ve got to give them a reason to buy. The same thing applies to email list. I see a lot of quirky subscription letters like, “join our email list for updates.”

There is no strong benefit in that phrase. You should use persuasion strategy, coupled with your list bait (e-book, video, membership access) or whatever giveaway offer you want to exchange someone’s email address with.

Would you like the right people to join your email list just because you’re cute? Perhaps, Yes!

But that is not a compelling reason. Ideally, tell them to join because you’ve exclusive content and information coming their way – only for list members. Make it special. But don’t tell lies or use marketing gimmicks. Bring personality into it. I’m done!

What else…?

It’s time to take action. I strongly believe that you’ve all it takes to double your email list in 30 days.

This means that if your list is 200 right now, you could increase it to 400 or more – as you apply the tips above. See you at the top!

About MeMichael Chibuzor is a content writer. If you want to grow your blog with quality content, check out his content writing services page.

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17 thoughts on “How To Double Your Email Subscribers In 30 Days”

  1. I have never thought of increasing my email list that way but it seems that I will have to reconsider my call-to-action strategy. Thanks Michael.

  2. I have a new blog that is not doing well on the email subscribers front. I will consider using optin form in the header of my blog. I hope that works out. Thanks for these great tips, Michael. Great article. 🙂

    1. I like your site, man! Some really good stuff.

  3. lovlyman says:

    Thanks for the article Michael,I will use your method it’s seems very effective.

  4. floriefe may says:

    I must say that this could also help increase your email subscribers, well if it would take visitors interest’s to have something in your page then better yet start trying something like these tactics.

    Thanks for the notable thoughts.
    I found and “kingged” this on the Internet marketing social site – Kingged.com
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  5. Gugulethu says:

    Those are some really great tips, especially the header optin box. Another simple way is to mention it at the end of each blog post or page… or even use plugins that allow you to put an optin box below each blog post or page.

    Many Thnx, great tips!!

    Peace!!

  6. faisal says:

    What if you are using those techniques?

  7. Roman says:

    Hi Michael,

    I like AWeber plugin because it offers signup when someone leaves a comment.

    Best wishes.

    Roman

  8. Hi Michael,

    I haven’t actually even thought about having an optin box in the header – that’s great advice!

    Thanks for sharing your tips 🙂

    Laura

  9. I. C. Daniel says:

    I think is pretty hard to convert already internet marketers into sales.

  10. Some bloggers use header as clickable link to affiliate site and that is also nice. But optin box in header can be more profitable. Because it is better to get subscriber then sending them to any offer directly. Great share Michael

  11. Sagar Desai says:

    Really informative article.
    I have seen many blogs having an Optin box in the header and they have good conversion ratio.

  12. metz says:

    In my belief, to double your email subscribers will be very possible if you are in full force or all out to reach new audiences and convert them into subscribers. And asking their email to be subscribed to you is a good tactic to use just like any bloggers.
    And giving them a reason to join is one big thing that should be used. Well, that is very obvious. Just try to think you will subscribe to something that will not give you anything.

    In the news aggregator and social bookmark site for Internet marketers – kingged.com, the above comment was left.

  13. Jayt says:

    Great Idea , will try to put an optin box in header on my blog. Thanks for the tips.

  14. Sunny says:

    Thanks for sharing this info. Tried already several things but got some new idea’s now!

  15. Jon says:

    Best list building method I’ve ever used and still use is Facebook to a fangate redirected to a squeeze page. You build up fans and subscribers at the same time. Ads on FB to fangate is pretty cheap and you can laser target your audience. I love it and it’s fun.

    Once profits roll in, scale up with a click of the mouse increasing the FB ad budget.

  16. Thanks John for the value you give to all of us on your blog! Appreciate your time and what you do for others….

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