There's Money In A Good Email List
- If you are going to use a pop up, make sure you time it appropriately. There are lots of opinions about pop-up placement but a couple of suggestions are, at the end of your content or when a user signals exit-intent. This way you are not placing an obstacle between your user and your content.
- Using a subscribe box works well for a lot of sites. Positioning one at the end of your content, much like the pop up can be very effective. The other option is placing one in a sidebar to be “there” not intrusive but there.
- Sticky top bars always remind me of an excel sheet but they can be very effective. This is another way to be present and not invasive, more like an invitation to subscribe.
- My personal favorite is the slide in request. These are easily timed for when a user has scrolled down your page X%. The slide is gentle but eye catching, think squirrel! These can be arranged to slide up from the bottom once your user has finished your content or out from the side to “check in” with your user.
And now for a quick list of great tools to make this all happen:
SumoMe I WP Subscribe Pro I OptinMonster I MadMimi I Hello Bar I Pop Up Monkey I Hold on, Stranger