Funny how things work out sometimes.
Just last week I sent out a special “keep your money” email, in which I told my subscribers the reason I thought they should stay away from Pop-Up Domination.
And by the way, it didn’t have anything to do with the “are pop-ups good or bad for your site” debate.
So the minute I sent out the email, I got an email from my friend Alex Whalley from AlexWhalley.com telling me about this new cool subscription plugin he heard of, WPSubscribers.
Just as I asked him how he liked it and if it really worked, I got an email from the plugin creator asking me to take a look at it and let them know what I thought.
Since I’ve used and loved MaxBlogPress Subscribers Magnet on this blog for a long time, I was skeptical of this new kid on the block, but also excited to see what the new plugin had to offer.
I couldn’t believe my eyes, to be quite honest with you.
Before I get too overwhelmed, let me tell you about my favorite parts – the kind of stuff that makes this plugin revolutionary in its class.
Yes, I am starting off with the price because it’s one of the current internet marketing wonders – only $47.
Compare MaxBlogPress Subscribers’ Magnet, which I’ve been very fond of and recommended up until now, at whooping $147.
Also, Pop-Up Domination, which does one thing and one thing alone, is $47 at the moment – 80% off their regular price.
You know how cautious we all are when it comes down to giving away our personal information, like name and email?
But what if we don’t have to? What if we saw a way to subscribe to someone’s list without having to physically add our data?
Would we be more apt to do it? I’d say, emphatically YES.
What if you, the blogger, can have your very own Facebook Connect button placed wherever you’d like on your blog letting your potential subscribers know that all they need to do to connect with you is press that button like you see in my sidebar, just below my social media buttons?
No exchange of personal information of any kind. Whatsoever.
However, that button is connected to your Aweber account and will let your visitors know that they will receive an occasional email from you as well.
It looks like this:
Nothing sneaky about it; it’s all spelled out right there. Plus, my new subscribers will get a confirmation email from Aweber, so they will have to activate their subscription.
I personally love this feature.
One Plugin Does it All
Well, that never happened before. Usually, you need several of them to cover all the basis, like placing forms anywhere on your blog, regular pop-ups, exit pop-ups, footer pop-ups… My head is spinning just thinking about it.
Not so with WPSubscribers.
It literally lets you add ANY KIND of opt-in for ANYWHERE on your site.
So now you can very efficiently and effectively segment all your potential subscribers into several different lists according to their interests.
Why would you want to do that?
To serve your list a whole lot better and to make more money.
If you are serving your lists the kind of content you KNOW they are interested in, it makes your marketing job a whole lot easier.
Since this is not a post about subscriber segmentation, let me give you a great source for that – this particular post is a part 1 of 3 of an eye-opening series I recently read on Entrepreneurs-Journey.com.
Subscribe on Registration
It’s a rarity to find a blogger who has never heard of CommentLuv plugin. Most blogs I read on a regular basis have it installed as well as I do.
What you might not yet know though is that the creator of CommentLuv, Andy Bailey, is about to release the plugin newest version, in which your readers will be given an option to register on your site to have a choice of their last 10 posts to link to instead of just your last one as it was up until now.
By the way, I have the new version up and running on my blog, so when you go to leave a comment you’ll see the dropdown box that will let you choose your desired post – whether you are linking to your home page or any post page in your “URL” box.
What does it have to do with WPSubscibers plugin?
Well, the new CommentLuv version will give each blog owner the flexibility to allow their commentators to choose from their last 10 posts, not to allow it at all, or to allow it AFTER the commentator REGISTERS on your site.
Sounded like a great feature. The only problem I saw with it was the fact that it sounded a bit useless since I couldn’t find any use for the potential flood of the new registrants.
Now with WPSubscribers and its ability to add the new users to your list – with their permission, of course, it all makes sense.
Build-In “Refer a Friend” Feature
The more hands-off ways we find to build up our businesses without our direct involvement, the better off we will be.
That’s exactly what this list building feature allows: it lets you leverage your new subscribers by giving them incentives to let their friends know about your list and invite them to join as well.
Hands-off email list building…
I like that.
Other Important Features at a Glance
- Automatically fills out the forms with your visitor’s name and email address, so that all they have to do is press Enter to join your community – powerful psychological trigger;
- Subscription form on hidden content: allows you to provide special valuable content for your subscribers’ eyes only. Builds up value and exclusivity.
- Subscribe on user commenting: allows you to have a check box by the comment area for your commentators to conveniently subscribe to your list while leaving a comment. Since commenting requires their name and email address, adding them to your list is a breeze at this point.
- Subscription analytics: not the kind of analytics you need a degree to understand, but an easy way for you to see which forms are performing well and which ones need to be scraped. Great for split testing.
- Create as many forms as you like; design them as you like; place them wherever you like.
Needless to say, I am a WPSubscribers gal through and through now.
And after seeing what this plugin will do for you and your business, you’ll catch the bug too.
Check it out here:
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