Luck and leadblogging favor the prepared.
Last week I noticed a new blog post over at Aweber.com. Nothing earth shattering, but it dealt with a topic I am intimately acquainted with—getting people to subscribe to email lists then confirm their subscription. In fact, before I sold my online business last year I had captured almost 60,000 double opt-in subscribers (click here for screen shot of my account.)
So I went over and left a comment about how I get over 15% of first time visitors to subscribe and over 90% of those people to confirm their subscription.
I figured making that comment would generate some visitors and subscribers.
But then I had a brainstorm—why not put the actual codes into an eBook and offer it for download? I figured I could capture more subscribers.
So that’s what I did. I created this “subscriber trap” to capture email address from my visitors:
All in all it took about two hours to set up and has resulted in 183 email submissions (so far) on 312 visits—for a whopping 58.7% conversion rate from visitor to subscriber.
That’s pretty cool.
In next week’s leadblogging post I will tell you about how I got a 95.2% confirmation rate from those visitors, and how I will turn those into $4,209.00 in cash. That means it it paid me about $2,104.50 an hour. Stay tuned.
This post is by Aaron Abber. Aaron is the owner of http://www.FullTiltBlogging.com where he teaches bloggers just like you how to make money blogging. Go there now to pick up his latest book “How to Retire on 200 Blog Visitors a Day” free.