Subscribers – How to Get Your First 100

SubscribersDo you want me to tell you a secret about building your list? It’s all about figuring out how to get your first 100 subscribers. Once you’ve learned that, you can simply do more of what you’re already doing to build your list faster. I’ll share three simple strategies with you that you can use to build your list. All three of them are free and won’t take you long to implement.

Blog Commenting

One of the easiest ways to get traffic and subscribers to your list is to comment on other popular blogs. Find approximately 10 blogs and visit them several times a week. Leave a great comment. Don’t just write “Great post, enjoyed reading it.” Instead, add to the conversation and share something of value.

This will encourage readers to click on your name and click through to your blog to learn more about you. From there you can start to get them on your list by having an opt-in box on the sidebar of your blog.

Forum Participation

Find 3 to 5 active forums in your niche and start participating. The important thing is to find forums that get new posts per day. This means they get traffic every day and have a loyal readership. Look through the posts and make sure there are at least 10 from today before you add it to your list of forums to start participating in. Sign up for each of those active forums and spend a few minutes creating a profile that includes a picture, some info about you and most importantly a link back to your blog. One of the forums that I participate in is Niche Affiliate Marketing System.

Answer questions and be helpful on the forum. If allowed, include a signature file that invites readers to check out your blog and sign up for your free give-away. I recommend spending 15 minutes a day on these forums. You should see a few new subscribers per week from this activity alone. As you start to accumulate more and more posts on these forums and become known as a bit of an expert in your field, you’ll see signup percentages increase.

Write an Article

Last but not least, sit down and write a 400 word article on a topic that’s closely related to your blog. Make it helpful and interesting. At the end of your article, include an author resource box that will link back to your blog. Also encourage readers to sign up for your list. You can use the following template to write your own.

“Now that you’ve learned how to [insert topic your article was about] I would like to invite you to check out my blog at [link]. While you’re there take a moment to sign up for more tips about [insert what your free give-away is about].”

Submit the article to several article directories. You should see a steady little stream of new visitors to your blog and a percentage of those will sign up for your list and become subscribers.

If you would like to learn more about list building, get my free report, List Building For Internet Marketing Newbies.


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Subscribers – How to Get Your First 100 — 7 Comments

  1. Thanks Adrienne, for these 3 simple ways to get subscribers to join my mailing list. I have found that participating in forums to be a very quick way for me to get subscribers to my list. It did take some time investment, but otherwise no costs involved – and my forum posts are there for others to see on a continuing basis. Forum signatures are useful tools too, as I can change it to whatever I want to promote.

    I have read your List Building Special Report – loads of useful information on building an email subscribers list – especially the 5 strategies that you mention – using your blog, opt-in form, article marketing, social media and guest blogging. Lots of free content here for newcomers to online marketing.
    Thank you
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    • Anita, NAMS is a great community. Everyone is very helpful and there is tons of training. The challenge is great. I have met a lot of great people that I would have never met if it had not been for the Blog Challenge.

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