Who else wants a bigger email list?
My #1 goal for 2016 is growing my email list to 10,000 subscribers.
That's a 7X increase—pretty ambitious.
And my new “weapon of choice” that's going to help me get there is a suite email marketing powertools from a startup called Thrive.
Here's the problem I've always had in the past:
There are TONS of WordPress plugins out there that say they'll help you build your list.
But most of them only do one thing, so you have to install a plugin to do popups, and another for the “hello bar” style optin form, and another one for inline forms at the end of your blog posts. And then you have to pay $500 a year for LeadPages to do high-converting “squeeze pages.” And then you have to pay for another service to let you do split testing so you can find out what your visitors respond to.
And this huge mess of Frankensteined-together plugins and services slows down your site. It's a huge pain to configure all of them. None of them really do exactly what you want, and none of them really match so your site looks cobbled together and crappy.
Oh, and it gets EXPENSIVE, really fast.
I recently installed Thrive on my site and I'm loving the power and flexibility it gives me.
Thrive is like the “one email capture plugin to rule them all.”
Here's some of what Thrive lets you do:
Add popups, static email signup forms, “hello bar” and “welcome gate” forms
Build amazing email capture squeeze pages and even long-form sales pages
Completely customize everything about your forms and landing pages, from the images to the colors to the positioning of the fields
Test all of your forms to find the best converting combination of copy and images
Create “smart form” rules that show different forms based on where the visitor is coming from (pretty advanced stuff)
I just shelled out $147 for my copy of Thrive, and I've already built a new squeeze page for my Facebook ad campaign and a long-form sales page for a client.
I'm loving it so much I've decided I want to give away a full year subscription to one lucky subscriber.
Here's how the contest works:
Go here and fill out the entry form: http://joshuaearl.com/giveaways/thrive-themes-giveaway
After you enter, you'll see a confirmation page with a “lucky URL” that you can share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Every time a friend uses your URL to enter the giveaway, you get more chances to win.
Stick around, because I'll announce the winner on my list on Dec. 14, 2015.
Thrive is THE best all-in-one tool for building your list. I know you're going to love it, so go here now:
P.S. Don't forget to share your “lucky URL.” The more you share, the better your shot at winning this $147 package from Thrive.
Here's that URL one more time: http://joshuaearl.com/giveaways/thrive-themes-giveaway