Today I got lucky…
John Chow from JohnChow.com has just released his latest FREE report on how to make money with blogging (it’s part of his Blog Profit Camp thingee). Normally I get a little suspect when I see “how to make money” reports. But I personally know John, and I’ve actually downloaded and read his whole report.
It’s a pretty easy read, but the best part of it is that he gives you immediate actionable information so that you can start making money with your blog ASAP! And that’s what we all want right?
So, make sure you download John Chow’s latest report – you can get a FREE copy here:
Transcript Of Today’s Video
Hi There! And Welcome to another video…
Inside this video, I’m gonna talk about my 7 top tips for growing your email list as a blogger.
Now, as you might know.. Growing your email list is the most important things you can do for growing your online business. If you don’t have an email list, your leaving a lot of money on the table.
So inside this video I’m gonna talk about 7 top tips from me that you can use for growing your email list. Some ver very cool tips.
Now hang on until the end of this video because there’s something really interesting and I will share to you where you can find a lot more cool tips for helping you make your blog a lot more profitable too.
So let’s get into it without further ado.
The first step is to increase the value of the thing that you give away as part of the thing that people signed up for on your newsletter. So this is really important, the more valuable you can make this the more people you gonna got to sign up for your newsletter. It’s just as simple as that. So offer them as a free report, or a video, or a audio file that people can download. Whatever it is make it as valuable as possible.
Number 2 is to have a newsletter signup box on your blog. Very important.. Have it at the top somewhere so that people can see it and it’s obvious so that they can signup in your newsletter. Absolutely critical, I used Aweber to help me do this. I grabbed the code that Aweber provides me, and then I put that code in the sidebar, on the sidebar widget on my blog. And that’s how I do it.
Number 3 is to have a lightbox hover on your blog. Now, this is one of those popup boxes that come up and asks you to enter your email address and name. Some people think it’s a little bit annoying, a little bit spammy but the truth is it can double your optin rate. Everytime that I’ve done this in any of my blogs that I’ve run, the optin rate is always doubled or atleast doubled. So I really recommend that you do it because it works. I don’t care about everyone else says.. wether it’s spammy or wether it looks ugly, it works! And if you can grow your email list twice as fast, you can become successful twice as fast. Cool!
Number 4 is to use something called the ultimate footer ad. This is a little script that you can install on your blog or website. Basically it allows or creates little footer popup on the bottom of your blog that asks people the same thing for their first name and email address. It’s a little bit lessen choice than a popup window from tip number 3 the lightbox hover popup.. That’s an alternative if you don’t like the pop up thing. But it’s not gonna be as effective, but still it will help you get more optins.
The next one up is to get signups from blog commentators. This is kind of new one to me and I’ll be implementing it very soon. And I will tell you soon why I haven’t yet. You can do this by using a plugn called Action Comments. The plugin is called Action comments, what it does basically is everytime someone leaves a comment on your blog, it sends them an email and you can decide what you wanna put inside this email. But basically you can ask people to signup for your newsletter. Very very cool.
So your heading the iron wall that’s hot basically. As people leave a comment you ask them to signup for your newsletter. How cool is that? So there already on your blog , and they still remember you and immediately you ask them to signup. Very cool.
Number 6 is to get signups from RSS readers. Now for this you will use plugin called Feed Footer. What it does basically is it allows you to add some text inside your RSS feed at the end of each post. And so inside there you can ask people to sign up for your newsletter. So you can just add text, add links. Very cool, so people click on it, your RSS followers click on it and go to your optin page.
Finally is to get signups from Facebook. And for this you need Facebook fanpage, you need an Aweber autoresponder account, and you’ll need a little facebook application called Facebok Static FBML. And basically use these things together to help you create an optin page on your facebook fanpage.
So these are lot of things here those are the 7 things..
- Increase the value for what your giving away
- Have a newsletter signup box on your sidebar, very visible
- Use the lightbox hover
- Use the ultimate footer ad
- Get signups from blog commentators
- Signups from RSS readers
- Signups from Facebook
Those are my top 7 tips, but actually they are not really my top tips. I actually got them from this right report right here from Jhon Chow. These 7 tips are really just from one chapter from this report. I just got it from Jhon today, I just downloaded it. As you can see it’s pretty chunky, it’s about 60 pages inside this report and this is just from one of the chapters. So it’s chuck full of really really great information helping you to grow your blog to make it more profitable.
Now you can get the copy of this. It’s totally free, remmeber the first point to make the value of your giving away really valuable. This is very very valuable, it can help you grow your blog and the money that you make from your blog just by implementing some of the strategies that Jhon talks about.
If you want to get access to this, look for the link below this video or inside the description area of this video either on the bottom or on the side and click on that.
It will take you to the page where you can download this for free. It’s 100% free and you can just go there and enter your name and email address to get access but it’s totally worth it.
So that’s it for me, those are the 7 tips. I hope you found them useful and I look forward to seeing you inside my next video