We recently passed the 20,000 mark for subscribers on the Buffer blog, and it’s safe to say we have a lot to learn to grow a successful list. We’re inspired to learn from some of the smart and well regarded sites who have made email an emphasis. For example:
Very nice, thank you. I make funnels for a hardware e-store, and neither of the above projects seemed similar to ours, they sell services, SaaS mainly. Can you show me some examples for my type of business please? Thank you
The tips I’ve shared in this post are already being used by some of the best marketers on the web. Making them a part of your list building strategy will surely help you attract more relevant and engaged subscribers.
SumoMe also contains a free suite of tools to help you build your email list, which includes a popup tool called “List Builder”, as well as a full-page “Welcome Mat” that displays when a visitor lands on your site that you can use to capture emails from visitors.
Speaking of the benefits of permanent ads, banners and links aren’t the only ways to earn a little bit of dough off your online endeavors. By having a website, you gain the power of emailing companies to ask them for things. I have no shame in letting the yoga company whose mat I’m looking into purchasing know that I have a blog and write for yoga publications – it sometimes gets me discounts.
You can talk to LOTS of people but if you don’t know how to close them and make the sale, you’re wasting your time! So, I’ll show you how to easily and efficiently make sales on a daily basis or bring new people into your business… and eliminate rejection. Closing is a skill you must master and it’s easier to do than you think when you’re talking to the right people.
Lead nurturing by email isn’t the only method you can use to get more out of site traffic. You can also use retargeting systems such as AdRoll to display ads for your business on popular websites to people who have already visited your website, signed up to your database or made a purchase. Tailor your messaging depending on where they are in the sales funnel.
I’ve gotta say, I’m a sucker for GIFs. They’re easy to consume, they catch your eye, and they have an emotional impact — like the fun GIF in one of Postmates’ emails that’s not only delightful to watch, but also makes you crave some delicious Chipotle.

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Opt-in email marketing may evolve into a technology that uses a handshake protocol between the sender and receiver.[13] This system is intended to eventually result in a high degree of satisfaction between consumers and marketers. If opt-in email advertising is used, the material that is emailed to consumers will be “anticipated”. It is assumed that the recipient wants to receive it, which makes it unlike unsolicited advertisements sent to the consumer. Ideally, opt-in email advertisements will be more personal and relevant to the consumer than untargeted advertisements.[citation needed]
It focuses your attention and has clearly been a successful strategy for growing their audience since they have continued to use it over the years. Let’s examine the rest of their sales funnel to see how it works.
Content upgrade popups increase abandon rate and as a result, hurting your seo. For me, I don’t care much if I got more subscriber each day. But for the best, there should be gaining without losing. Perhaps put a video in the popup would help?
Once you’re using Mint, the way the site makes money is through credit card recommendations. Mint goes through your finances and matches you to a card. This is done in a win-win way, though. You’re signing up for the credit card, which makes the credit card company money. But you’re saving money through the site’s features and getting rewards.
Once you’ve figured out the goal, bottom, middle, and top of your sales funnel, it’s time to fill in the details. In keeping with our method of starting with the biggest pieces, I’d recommend you first turn your attention to one important (but refreshingly easy to create) building block. We call it the Micro Funnel.
The homepage segments its audience by calling them professional SEOs. They’re not afraid to go heavy on the copy. Their products break down into two audiences: ones who want a DIY solution (like a local business with more than one location), and marketers. People can self-segment.
At SimplerLeads.com we are experts in email lead generation. The leads we provide you are exclusive to your account (Gold accounts) or shared with only 3 other members (Bronze & Silver Accounts). As a Gold member your leads are exclusive to your account only and will not be given to any other customer. With our lead generation – all leads are delivery verified immediately before being sent to your account and are extremely fresh.
Give some, but not all.  Whether you’re providing writing samples, a photography portfolio or links to your work, give them enough examples to get the idea, but not so many that they don’t even know where to start. And while we’re on the topic, give them some of your background information, but don’t tell them your life story.
One of the best ways to persuade them to take action is to hold a competition and provide an incentive. For example, whoever collects the most emails in the month of July will receive a $50 gift card.
People subscribe to email lists for three main reasons: they want to receive promotions and discounts, they want access to exclusive content, or they want to show their continued support for an organization.
I’m surprised there’s no CTA button at the bottom of the pricing page or features page. I’ve found that not everyone notices the CTA button in the top corner, so having one that follows you down the page would be better.
Platforms like LinkedIn get successful by charging for advertising and premium accounts. They are able to make money this way only if their sites have high engagement, often in the form of free users. Exactly the same thing happened with Facebook, so you should hop on while it lasts.
Email provides a cost-effective method to test different marketing content, including visual, creative, marketing copy, and multimedia assets. The data gathered by testing in the email channel can then be used across all channels of marketing campaigns, both print and digital.
This email from Loft aims to demonstrate their understanding of your crazy, mixed-value inbox. In an effort to provide you with emails that you actually want to open, Loft asks that their recipients update their preferences to help them deliver a more personalized experience. This customer-focused email is super effective in making the recipient feel like their likes, dislikes, and opinions actually matter. 
Find a profitable niche. Starting with your interests, write down as many niche ideas as you can. Think about topics people might search online. Ideas include passions (like surfing or body building), fears (like spiders or speaking in front of crowds) and problems (like getting out of debt). Do keyword research to see it others are interested in the topic. Find out if a domain name is available that matches the keyword 100 percent. [7]
Now we start to see why sales funnel management matters. Even very good prospects can leak out of the funnel along the way if they’re not nurtured carefully. The best way to prevent that loss is to have a clear idea of the steps in your sales process—and help in making those steps happen.
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Mint.com is a business-to-consumer website. It’s all about downloading and keeping track of your financial data. It’s a free app, so they want to make it as easy as possible for people to get signed up and start benefiting immediately.
It’s really easy to earn points. You can earn them for doing simple everyday things such as online shopping, clicking on links and doing quick surveys. You can also earn points by referring friends and by playing games.