Adding a From to Your Page and Getting People to Sign Up
Once you have your list ready, you need to set up your form. This is the form that people enter their name and email address to be added to your list. You can add people manually, but always get their permission first.
Set Up Your Form
You can set up your form by using the forms on Aweber. They have a template builder that looks like this:
You can see that I chose a simple design, but there are lots of designs available. Then, once you have created your form, you can add it to your website by copying and pasting the code.
I use Hybrid Connect on my site, and can’t recommend it enough. It’s a premium WordPress plugin that allows you to create opt-in forms for your sidebar, for the main page, pop-up forms, slide-in forms, and many other options.
The forms are responsive, very flexible, and there are many templates. You can also do testing, and their support is incredible with lots of videos to help you get started.
For $49 it offers amazing value.
Different Ways to Get People to Sign Up
The vast majority of blogs have a sign up form so that readers can get updates. I recommend you do this too, but also do more.
Offer Something for Free: You can give away a free book or report in exchange for email addresses. This will most likely double your opt-in rate (the rate of people signing up).
As Part of Your Lesson Requests: You can sign people up to your list when they request a lesson. All you need to do is use the form as your contact form. This way you can easily keep in touch with those who didn’t go on to take lessons with you, send them updates, and remind them about what you offer.
Okay, so that’s everything about sign up forms, let’s now look at sending messages, and the different type of messages you can send.