Category Archives for "Build Your List"

Get More Subscribers Using a Sticky Slide-in

"Good Afternoon! Would you like to know when our next exposition is happening?" the museum clerk asks when you walk in.

"No, thank you. I'm just looking around for now" you answer.

"Okay, enjoy the photo exhibition, sir."

15 minutes later, after you've made your way through, decided you loved the exhibition and want more, you stop to ask the clerk: "Excuse me, how can I stay informed about what happens at the museum?"

"Simply give me your name and email sir and I'll add you to our list."

2 minutes later, while walking out, you're reading the welcome email on your phone and starting to plan which exposition to explore next weekend.

Now imaging what would have happened if after greeting you, the clerk simply disappeared... Would you still have signed up?

Same holds true for your website visitors. If they can't find where to sign up, they will just leave, never to be seen again. 

Discover how the Sticky Slide-in can fix that problem for you!

We Love to Hate Lightboxes… But Should We Hate Lazy Marketers Instead?

Tony clearly has a problem with lightboxes and the 69 thumbs-up reactions on his Facebook comment prove he isn't the only one.

Whenever lightboxes or "pop-ups" are mentioned, you'll find reactions like these:

“Lightboxes are annoying!”
“When I see a lightbox I simply leave”
“You’ve lost ALL credibility”

But let me tell you a (data backed) story…

Will Shaming Your Visitors for Closing a Lightbox Increase Opt-ins?

"No thanks I'd rather pay full price", "No I don't like traffic" or my personal favorite: "No, I want to continue dwelling in my mom's basement". 

All of these are statements to click if you want to close a lightbox without opting in...

A while ago we started seeing those rude, passive aggressive and sometimes flat out cruel links everywhere. It got so common there's even a term for using these: Clickshaming.

By writing an undesirable result as the "No thanks" link, the goal is to shame visitors out of clicking (and into subscribing).

But do they work? Do they increase conversions? We decided to test it out and the results may surprise you....

Build Awesome Pages AND Grow Your Business: Thrive Architect List Building Features

When beauty meets business...

Lately we've been posting a lot about the design features of Thrive Architect and while in awe of the Photoshop worthy capabilities, it's easy to forget that the plugin has some really impressive list building features under the hood!

If you're serious about building an online business, you need to build a mailing list and Thrive Architect is the only visual editor that gives you the power to create lead generation forms, 2-step opt-in forms and exit intent lightboxes without needing any other add-on or tool.

Let me show you!

Turn Mobile Visitors into Leads With Mobile Specific Opt-in Forms

Mobile website traffic is increasing and will not go down anytime soon. So the question is: how do you convert those visitors into leads?

The answer is most certainly not:

  • Showing them a lightbox so big they have to scroll to find the opt-in or close button.
  • Not showing them any opt-in forms at all.
  • Shrinking your opt-in forms to fit smaller screens, making them difficult to read and impossible to fill out.

The real solution you need is to use mobile specific opt-in forms.

Discover the 3 levels of mobile optimizations available in Thrive Leads to create a pleasant experience for your mobile visitors.

How to Set Up a Complete List Building Funnel

In today's video, follow along and watch over my shoulder as I build a complete lead generation funnel from scratch.

And it's not just any old funnel, it's one that's optimized for high conversions and built to give your new subscribers a satisfying and smooth signup process. First impressions count and with this method, you'll make a shining first impression!

The 5 Types of Blog Posts that Need to Be Part of Your Content Marketing Strategy

The more you publish on your blog, the more traffic you get. This is a general rule in content marketing and it's backed by many studies. But what kind of content should you be creating? And what's the point in getting more traffic, if the traffic doesn't also lead to more conversions?

To grow you business and not just increase a vanity metric in your analytics dashboard, it's clear that you have to be strategic about what kind of content you create.

In this post, you'll discover the 5 types of content you should be publishing regularly. Knowing the 5 post types makes it a lot easier to figure out what to write next. Plus, if you create posts of each of these types, you'll have a strong blog that attracts traffic, builds your brand and converts readers into customers.

Content Patterns: How to Create Better Content, Faster

What if there was a magic formula that could help you write blog posts faster than ever before? And what if this formula also made your content clearer, easier to follow and more engaging for your readers?

If only, right?

I don't have a magic formula for you, but I've got something just as good: content patterns.

In this post, you'll discover how to use content patterns to create blog posts in a structured way, beat writer's block and cut hours from your usual content creation process.

How to Actually Deliver That Free Guide to New Email Subscribers

You've followed all the "how to grow your email list" instructions:

It's time to hit "go" and share this with the world. But...

How are you actually going to send that free PDF guide to your subscribers? And how does it work if you have more than one PDF?

In this article you'll find several solutions and the pros and cons for each one. Answer a few quick questions and discover which method would work best for you or read the whole article and get the big picture... It's up to you!

Zero Design Sense? Here’s Your Solution for Designer-Worthy PDFs…

Almost every marketing blog on the internet will tell you this. It's internet marketing 101.

In order to get visitors to hand over their email addresses, you need to offer them something of value in return.

That value usually comes in the form of a downloadable guide.

What every marketing blog on the internet doesn’t cover however, is this little dilemma:

With a lack of design sense, low to no budget and even less time, how do you even begin to go about creating beautiful, value packed PDFs that will leave your new subscribers mind blown and eager for more?

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