Hey so as you know I’m a big advocate of growing your email list in every market you go in. For the past year I have been upgrading all my old Adsense and Amazon websites with optin forms; probably the smartest thing I have done in years!
If you think about it, if you are not capturing emails then you are losing visiors on a daily basis. Would you rather have 100 visits to your site a day or 100 visits and 50 subscribers that you can market to indefinitely for life?
Now one of the biggest barrier to entry when it comes to list building is price. In fact an autoresponder service is not cheap, you’ll need to shell out about $15-$30/month for a serious provider. By the way for this effect I recommend Aweber and Icontact, although I know that Mailchimp has a good free offer (only thing is their site just gets me very confused so I would go anywhere near that monkey ever again:).
So today I wanted to show you how you can integrate your first autoresponder to your site for free and in 5 minutes and start building that list today!
I don’t feel like shooting a video today, so here is a hardcore step-by-step tutorials, straight screenshots, no yada yada.
You’ll be up and running in exactly 5 minutes, just open a new tab and follow the steps.
STEP 1: Go to Feedburner.com and enter your blog URL
STEP 2: Give your feed a title (don’t sweat over it)
Step 3: Click on ‘Skip directly to feed management’ at the bottom
Step 4: Click on “Publicize”
Step 5: Click on “Email Subscriptions”
Step 6: Activate email subscriptions
Step 7: Copy the whole code
Step 8: Go to your widgets dashboard (WordPress)
Step 9: Paste the code into a new text widget
Step 10: People will now be able to subscribe to your blog
This means that everytime you will update your blog, your subscribers will receive an automatic notification email. This will translates in loads of return traffic, and traffic equals revenues 🙂
How cool is that? Now take two minutes and implement this on your Adsense and Amazon sites starting today, you’ll be amazed how many people will sign up!