4 Ways To Increase Email Subscribers

4 Ways To Increase Email Subscribers

For many companies, email can be the most effective online marketing channel. Chances are you’re investing a lot of time trying to improve your website’s search ranking (SEO) and social media campaigns, but don’t forget how valuable email subscribers are. Email marketing gives you the opportunity to land directly into your potential customers’ inbox. So how exactly do you increase your email sign-ups to make sure you are getting the most out of your email marketing?

1. Make It Easy To Subscribe

A typical problem we find with most websites is not seeing the option to join a mailing list. You can’t increase your opt-ins if no one knows where or how to sign up for it. The first thing you should do is include a “sign-up” form on your website and blog, and a link to the form in your email signature, employees’ email signatures, social media channels and other locations.

2. Create Remarkable Email Content
Your content needs to be stand out and be relevant to your target clients if you want people to stay subscribed and forward your emails to their friends, family, and colleagues who aren’t already on your email list. It’s imperative you position your company and/or yourself as a thought leader in your industry, so your audience will be waiting anxiously for what you have to say next.

3. Make People Feel Like They’re Part Of Something

Copyblogger suggests showing people that they are part of a group – a group that likes your emails.

“Why not show them what other people are saying about becoming a subscriber?” it asks. “This is especially effective if you can get a testimonial from someone respected in the industry. Don’t leave your testimonials to your testimonials page, put them where people need them. If you have a good number, display it. If you get a lot of comments, be sure your comment number is displayed at the top of your posts. If your number of monthly visits is reasonably impressive, make that prominent. If you have a good twitter following, highlight that. Large numbers immediately help new subscribers feel like they are becoming a part of something.”

4. Encourage Forwarding

Encourage your current email subscribers to share and forward your emails by including social sharing buttons and an “Email to a Friend” button in your marketing emails.
“People respond well to recommendations from those they trust,” says WiredImpact. Such a link can turn your subscribers into brand advocates, allowing them to send your message to their friends. Additionally, the recipients of forwarded messages will likely be fairly receptive to at least exploring your organization if someone they trust is sending it their way.”
Think about it. If someone is forwarding your email to someone, it’s because they think it’s specifically relevant to that person. If that person then subscribes, that’s a valuable addition to your list.


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