Money is in the list. How many times have you heard it before?
If you are blogging for a while, you will definitely know how important it is build an email list to grow traffic and sales. If you are still wondering why build an email list, this post is especially for you.
There is an awesome thing about using WordPress as your content management system (CMS). WordPress comes up with too many plugins in its directory, you can find plugins related to almost any topic from SEO to comments to get more subscribers.
Though there are so many free WP plugins out there, few plugins come with a price tag that adds extra features like support, help from community etc.
So without further ado, we will discuss the top 7 WordPress plugins to boost your email subscribers without much sweating.
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Top WordPress plugins to grow your email list
1. Optin Monster
I have used Optin Monster plugin for several sites, it gave me immense results and I saw a huge explosion in my email list subscriptions.
What does this plugin do?
This is just like a popup box and creates a popup when a visitor lands on your blog. You can tweak the time frequency as per your wish like you can show to the visitors (unsubscribers) every time when they land on your site or you can display your popups at a particular time (like once every week or month).
The great thing about this plugin is it use “exit intent technology” to get more subscribers.
What does it mean?
Exit intent technology turns your abandoned website visitors into email subscribers by showing an exit popup when they are just about to leave your site. It simply detects your user behavior and prompts them with a targeted campaign at the precise moment they are about to leave your website or landing pages.
2. Hello bar
If you want to quickly build your email list, notification bars like Hello bar can be the best fit for you. Hello bar was an instant success from the day it was launched.
It was a unique way of bringing your visitors attention without actually hurting your readership. It sticks on your header (actually above the header or your logo) and you can make it stick to it. So that even when your readers scroll down to the bottom of your site, they still can see what you have to offer on your hello bar.
3. Popup Domination
It’s an easy and effective way to show light boxes on your websites. When visitors go through your blog posts, a light box or popup will appear (after a several seconds, you can set the time frequency accordingly).
It is by far the best popup plugins out there. It loads faster and doesn’t take too much of your web servers time. So your visitors won’t hesitate when it loads and you will get more conversion rates on your email list if you use effective headlines and offer.
4. Optin skin
Glenn Allsoop created Optin skin to double your email subscribers. The great thing about this plugin is it comes up with default skins (optin forms) that look amazing. So even if you are not a tech savvy, you still can use great optin forms to double your email list.
You can easily add sign up forms using Optin Skin plugin in the places like;
- At the top of posts
- Below a post
- Below the first paragraph of your blog posts
All you have to do is to insert a small piece of short code (that comes with the plugin) on where you want to display these forms.
This plugin is widely used in the blogosphere by many professional bloggers like Pat Flynn, Darren Rowse, Glen Allsoop etc. and they have encountered a huge boost in their email subscription rates. It says it all, using Optin Skin WordPress plugin you can get more email subscribers without hurting the readership.
5. WP Subscribers magnet
WP subscribers magnet is a fantastic plugin to triple or even quadruple your email list. It is very cheap when compared to all the other premium list building plugins on WordPress. But it does have all the features that most other plugins have.
You can easily put multiple email opt-in forms at different places on your blogs to get more subscribers. If you are not a tech savvy and who is finding difficult to create sign up forms, this plugin is perfect fit for you.
6. Hybrid connect plugin
Hybrid connect is also a huge hit and used widely by many bloggers and webmasters all around the world.
Split testing can be performed using Hybrid connect WordPress plugin to find out which has the highest conversion rates among multiple sign up forms. You can also customize these sign up forms easily through their dashboard.
One of the best features of this plugin is you can easily figure out how many visitors subscribed to your email lists (and the day they subscribed) through their statistics.
7. What Would Seth Godin Do plugin
This is a free WordPress plugin and offers great value to your readers (and first time visitors) by showing a box at the beginning of your blog posts.
How does it work?
This plugin shows a custom welcome message (you can change this custom message to whatever you want) to new visitors and another to return visitors. If you direct your visitors to an optin email page or landing page, you will get more visibility and high conversion rates for your email list.
In a nutshell: Email list building can be effectively done if you use plugins that rock your blog without hurting your visitors. The above plugins are a combination of both free and premium and offers excellent features to quickly grow your email list.
What is your favorite WordPress plugin to boost your email subscribers? Please share your thoughts below and I would love to hear your suggestions.