10 Easy Ways to Grow Your Email List and Revenue
Anyone who’s ever gone on a health kick with the goal of losing a few pounds knows how tough it can be when your progress starts to plateau. It’s a common problem. Even when you start off strong, maintaining that momentum is a real challenge (especially when things like Oreo churros exist).
The same is true for growing your email list. Whether you’ve grown your list to 10, 100 or 1,000 subscribers, it can be hard to reach that next big goal. Don’t give up! Here are 10 easy ways to kickstart your email list growth.
1. Add a Sign Up Form to Your Website or Blog
The first (and sometime only) interaction you have with people may happen on your website or blog. If you don’t make the most of that opportunity, it may be the last.
Adding a sign up form to your website or blog is an easy way to encourage your visitors to sign up to receive updates from you. Make sure you clearly communicate what your visitors will receive after signing up, how often they will receive communication from you, and then stick to your commitment.
2. Import a List of Subscribers
Did you know when you import an email list into AWeber, your subscribers no longer have to opt into your list again? If you have an email list with another provider, moving it to AWeber is worry-free. Besides, keeping all of your lists in one place takes the hassle out of list management.
3. Use the Atom App to Collect Subscribers in Person
You never know when you’ll run into someone who is interested in learning more about your business. That’s why you need the Atom mobile app so you can add people to your list anytime, anywhere. With Atom, you can even add new people without a wireless connection and then upload them to your list once you’re connected again.
4. Add a Sign Up Form to Your Facebook Page
Take advantage of the traffic you get on your Facebook page and turn those followers into subscribers. Use our Facebook integration to add your sign up form to your Facebook page to give your followers an easy way of staying in touch with your business.
5. Use the New Facebook CTA Button
If you’re not yet taking advantage of Facebook’s call-to-action button, you could be missing out on lots of subscribers. You can use this button to encourage your fans and followers to sign up to your list. Here’s how you can publish a form through Facebook’s CTA button.
6. Run a Facebook Contest to Collect Subscribers
Contests are perfect for drumming up excitement and attracting new subscribers. Try running a contest with a valuable prize and short entry period, and don’t forget to promote it on your website and on social media. Heyo is a great tool for hosting contests.
7. Offer an Incentive like a Downloadable eBook or Whitepaper
Offering an incentive demonstrates your business’s value and gets you more subscribers – because let’s face it, people love free stuff! Incentives can be simple – like a free PDF checklist – or more complex – like an eBook or video series.
8. Offer Exclusive Access
Make your new subscribers feel like they’re VIP members of an exclusive club by offering them content that can’t be found anywhere else. Use an autoresponder email series to deliver exclusive content like step-by-step tutorials, unique ways your products or services can save time or money, or frequently asked questions about your business.
9. Collect Subscribers when People Sign Up for Events Online
Do you host regular events? When people sign up for your events online, use it as an opportunity to ask them to subscribe to your list, too. Tools like EventBrite and Zapier are great ways to build your list while promoting your events.
10. Collect Email Addresses from Your Members
Do you offer a membership program to your audience? Inviting your members to sign up for regular updates is a great source for new subscribers. AWeber integrates with a number of membership sites, like Wishlist Member and MemberMouse, making it easy for you to collect email addresses from your members.
Start Growing Your List Now
Taking your email list to the next level doesn’t have to be a huge hurdle. Put these tips to work and watch the impact they have on your list’s growth.