The Best Opt-in Form Design for Coaches or Personal Brands

If you're looking for the perfect opt-in form template for a coach or a personal brand website, look no more. The two new "Personal Brand" sets in Thrive Leads are just what you're looking for!

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Not 1 but 2 full sets of opt-in forms in the Personal Brand design

When YOU Are the Benefit...

Usually when we talk about list building, we'll advice you to bribe your visitors with an opt-in offer to get more email subscribers. 

For a coach or a personal brand, this is slightly different.

People sign up because they want to hear from you. You are the main selling point for subscribing to your newsletter.

That's why we created the "Personal Brand" set.

In this set of opt-in form templates you'll see that the picture of the person is what grabs the attention and the personal tone of the copy makes it more relatable.

Pick the Right Headshot

Because the picture is the most important element on the opt-in form, let's have a look at good and bad examples of images.

Find the Correct Image Size

When you click on the image in one of the templates you'll be able to see the width of that image. This is important to avoid loading super large image that will load super slow or image that are too small that won't fit the template.

Eg. For the lightbox you can see that the image is 201px width.

Click on the image to see the image width in px

Uploading an image as close as possible to that dimension will give you the best result both in quality and loading speed.

Keep the Image Effects & Settings

When you click on the original image and you use the "change image" button to load your own image, all image settings will still apply.

Using the "change image" button will apply all original settings to the new image.

This means you won't have to fiddle around with shadows, transparency, overlays and so on. All the settings from the original design will apply on your new image.

And if you want to change some of these settings, make sure to check out the "image effects" menu. From there you can add a colored overlay on your image, apply transparency and more.

Choose the Right Style

In this set you'll find two different versions of the personal brand opt-in forms.

The first version has a very modern, geometric look and the second version a softer feel.

Your picture should match that style.

You'll also notice that the first version of this set uses a rectangular portait sized image. If you upload a landscape image you can use WordPress to crop the image in order to keep similar dimensions.

Template with landscape image before cropping

Template with image after cropping

As you can see, the template looks much better with a portrait image than a landscape image.

Ready to Shine On Your Opt-in Forms?

We hope you like these new forms and that you'll test them on your site! 

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below.

  • Day 1 - Round images: Surprise your visitors with an original, out-of-the-box design.
  • Day 2 - Corporate: If you're looking for a slick, modern design this set is what you need.
  • Day 3 - Personal Brand: These 2 sets of opt-in forms are perfect for a personal brand or professional service website.
  • Day 4 - Eccentric Lines: This is the most original design you've ever seen on an opt-in form. If you want to impress your visitors with edgy forms, this is the design to pick.
  • Day 5 - Overlay Patterns: My personal favorite! This design is bold, dynamic and perfect for a fitness brand.
  • Day 6 - Typography: Fonts are stealing the show here. These two sets use original fonts to grab the attention and work perfectly for coupon opt-in bribes.
  • Day 7 - Vertical Split: Nature inspired design to use on a travel or outdoors website.

Author: David Gavrilut

David is a content marketer at Thrive Themes, previously in charge of the Thrive Knowledge Base articles and video tutorials. When not at his working desk, he enjoys driving like an enthusiast, visiting the beautiful cities of Transylvania for the 100th time. Either that, or he could end up watching an entire season of Friends in one day.

  • David P says:

    Great to see a product keep on evolving. Could the same be done with contact forms?

    • Hanne says:

      Hi David, what do you mean with “the same?”
      You could add a contact form to a lightbox if that’s the question :)
      And this design (or something very similar) could also be obtained on the contact form (but we don’t have it as a template at the moment).

      • Linda says:

        That looks fab.
        Do you have an option form for event registration?

      • Hanne says:

        Thanks for the suggestion Linda. I don’t believe we have anything specific.

      • Linda says:

        I wonder what the demand for it would be…
        Anyway ill be creating my own to avoid all the fees and charges from the big platforms.

      • Sherif A says:

        Can I add the new contact form to a lightbox in Thrive Architect? if yes, how?

      • Hanne says:

        Yes you can. Simply drag the contact form element onto the lightbox.
        To create a lightbox in Thrive Architect (if you’re not using Thrive Leads) go to your WordPress dashboard and look fro “Thrive Lightboxes”
        If you’re using Thrive Leads create a “Thrive Box” from within the Thrive Leads dashboard.

  • Sandra Bartsch says:

    I like these good looking forms! But – do they have this GDPR required double opt in?

    • Astrid v says:

      Dear Sandra, double opt in depends on your email service provider, not on the form.
      If you think about the check box, it should be at the lead generation element as usual. But I didn‘t check it.

    • Hanne says:

      Hi Sandra,
      As Astrid pointed out, the double opt-in is dependent on your email provider and yes you’ll be able to use it with this template too.

  • Claudio Ciganotto says:

    Excelente Formulario, con muy buen texto e imagenes con efectos. Muchas Gracias!

    • Hanne says:

      I’m assuming that means you’re happy with them Claudio ;-)

  • Your work and creations are wonderful,,,evolving toward perfection..Thanks

    • David Gavrilut says:

      Thank you, Rev. Bill!

  • Loved them! Great Ones. The sample used on V2 is going on my website at some point.
    Thanks, David.

    • David Gavrilut says:

      Glad to hear that, Luis! :)

  • Mike A says:

    Fantastic stuff guys. Just love Thrive Themes as you all continue to provide us (your customers) with great new tools. Thanks everyone at Thrive Themes.

    • David Gavrilut says:

      Thank you, Mike! :)

  • Tom Z says:

    Looks great! The new forms of Architect can be used in these templates as well, I assume?

    • Hanne says:

      Hi Tom,

      No these are Thrive Leads templates.

      • Tom Z says:

        Hi Hanne,

        David mentioned to connect it to WordPress instead to a service. What did he mean with that? (start the video at 2:00 to hear/see it).

        Thanks,
        Tom

  • Corey says:

    These look fantastic.

    Are you ever going to allow us to add more fields to the opt-in form?

    I’ve only even seen: Name, Email, Phone and I’d love to be able to add more and customize them.

    Thank you!

  • jayney says:

    It looks fabulous – have you tested response from the different versions? It would be great to know how they perform against each other (and competitors?). Also – can you tell me how you do your round picture-in-picture in your tutorial video – it is excellent.

    • Hanne says:

      Hi Jayney,

      We always challenge our customers to A/B test everything. So if anyone has testing results, please let me know!
      And you can find a full tutorial on how we do the “bubble effect” right here.

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