My good buddy Ian Fernando, who is on my team at the Top Affiliate Challenge, has a launched a great new WordPress plugin call OptIn Comments that will encourage your commentators to subscribe to your newsletter or RSS list. It’s a fantastic way to build or increase the size of your mailing list.
How OptIn Comment Works
OptIn Comments works seamlessly with WordPress and Aweber (or any other mailing program). When a reader makes a comment on your blog, OptIn Comment will email that reader a thank you letter and ask if he would like to subscriber to your newsletter or RSS list. For example, if you’re a new reader and you made a comment to any of my posts, you will receive this message in your inbox once your comment has been approved.
Hello [Commentator name]
Thank you for commenting on John Chow dot Com. I would like to offer you my free eBook, Make Money Online with John Chow dot Com as a gift for making the comment. To receive the book, simple sign up to my newsletter by clicking the link below.
Thank you and I look forward to reading more comments from you.
Not only does this help you get more newsletter subscribers, but your reader will think you’re really cool guy for sending him a personalized thank you letter.
Installation and Set Up
OptIn Comments is very easy to install and set up – just upload the file to your WordPress Plugins folder and then activate it. The Plugin works best with Aweber but it will work with whatever program you use to handle your mailing list. Options include auto sending the commentator the thank you email, or letting them decide to opt in by checking a box at the end of the comment.
Special Price for John Chow dot Com Readers
Ian has set the price for OptIn Comment at $97.00 and it would be worth every penny. However, I strong armed him into giving John Chow dot Com readers a special Top Affiliate Challenge price. If you order OptIn Comment at their website, the price is $97.00. However, if you order it via this special link Ian set up for me, you can get it today for only $57.00.
My personal results with OptIn Comments has been amazing. Normally, I get 30 to 50 new signs up per day to my newsletter. I installed Optin Comments yesterday and my subscription went to 170 new subscribers the next day! OptIn Comment is a great way to build up your mailing list.