Subscribers can be the life blood of your blog. They are your favorite fans, and you'll find that subscribers are more willing to connect with you on a personal level then the other readers who stop by and eventually bounce off your site.
Good things can be said search engine traffic, but subscribers offer far more than plain old “traffic” can ever provide.
That is why it is so important to build up your subscriber list just as you get the right amount of targeted traffic.
Traffic and subscribers go hand and hand. No traffic, no subscribers.
It is this way because subscribers exist in that pool of traffic coming to your site.
But just as you look at your feeder stats or the emails that are recorded for subscription, it kinda scares you.
Just as you went to check your stats, in your mind you said, “I think I am doing well and I think there is a number that is durable.”
But! Oh No! That is not what you saw!
You just saw the harsh reality of growing your subscriber list and subscribers. But, fear no more!
I will lay down 4 steps through this article that will help crush that fear and make your list building dream a reality!
1. You should include a subscriber box to your articles.
If you're looking to get serious about getting subscribers and this list building stuff, then you will need to find out exactly where your visitors are focused on when they are looking at your website.
A majority of visitors will be looking and reading the content on your blog. So make sure to have a subscriber optin box in the content itself or after the article at the end to allow blog visitors to become subscribers.
This ensures you get the most attention from a visitor. The design of the subscription form has to eye-catching. OptinSkin and other WordPress list building plugins will help you with the design of an attractive and attention getting form that will help you get more subscribers. Be creative and use all of your resources to remind your fans about your “call to action” so that they feel compelled to sign up for your list. Watch this video to see just one example of a creative use of the optin box.
2. Your blog design should be top-notch.
People are very iffy when it comes to giving out their email address and most people are reluctant to give them out just like that. If your blog has a unique design and developed to its top potential, then the mentality of a visitor will change.
Your blog should have some level of authority to it, and over time you can establish this. Basic Blog Tips has an amazing design and people trust Ms. Ileane with their emails.
They are very willing to receive the insightful tips from Ms. Ileane here at Basic Blog Tips.
3. Your content or articles have to be infused with personality.
You are one boring person if you write with the same tone of voice.
You Hear Me!
Add as much “you” into your writing as possible. Add some sort of analysis to an article and provide excellent proof. You can even use humor to entice your visitors into becoming subscribers.
People will much more enjoy what you are presenting. Many are just tired of reading the same thing over and over again.
They could go to a library and just pick up a boring book!
Let them not think the same way of your writing, when they read a boring book!
4. Your content must provide absolute value.
You may be wondering why I listed two points relating to content.
Have you heard of the saying, “Content is King?”
Well, I agree to that saying only when getting new subscribers.
Content is king when getting new subscribers. Many will sign up to your blog based on the excitement of helping solve a problem.
Excitement from finding out a new way to get results. Many things based on the value you provide through your blog can help them make up their minds to subscribe to your blog.
Go out there and get those Subscribers!
Now it is time to fight out there and reel in those subscribers. Subscribers are like the fish of the sea. You will catch a few out of all the fish.
You won't catch all of them.
There could be some that are dead and not responsive. Zombies!
But these steps help ensure that you will get the most quality fans that you can get for your site.