The email list is your most valuable asset online… and you never stop building it.
There are all sorts of tools that help you get the listbuilding wheels in motion and keep that train rolling. Sometimes it’s pretty hard to stop it from moving once it’s going strong… and that’s the way you want it.
This page is a growing collection of helpful listbuilding tools that I’ve come across. Bookmark it and check back every now and then to see what new stuff I’ve found.
Perhaps the best listbuilding tool around… Well, it’s definitely the best FREE listbuilding tool around. These are high quality plugins for your WordPress site that suck those emails in like a vacuum cleaner. There are paid options as well, but the free ones will get you quite far. If you use only one of the tools on this page… use this one.
Sniply is a link shortener (kind of like bit.ly) – but WAY more powerful. It’s an app that lets you add a call-to-action at the bottom of ANY link that you share online. Wanna put your squeeze-page link on CNN, Huffington Post or BuzzFeed? Get Sniply.
3. List Spark
This is another option if you’re looking for a lead magnet and want to build a list of people who are interested in building an email list or making money online.
There is a paid option but the free version works as well. When you opt-in you’ll be sent my autoresponder series and will see how I’ve put it to use. I tried the paid version for a while but I’ve continued to just use it for free. It’s not perfect (I wouldn’t use it as your only listbuilder) but it’s a tool that helps people build their list and I’m happy that ListSpark went to the trouble of creating a lead magnet for me to use. There’s also some decent free marketing training once you get inside. Works with GetResponse and Aweber.
This is a paid WordPress plugin that does a TON of cool stuff! If you’ve looked into LeadPages or ClickFunnels but been discouraged by the monthly fees included with those… check out Instabuilder. It has everything you need to build out your sales funnel, easily build landing/squeeze/sales pages, split test, 2 & 3 step opt-in technology, scarcity builder… You can do a lot with this baby.
5. Instant Rewards Network
This is a bit different than the rest but… if you’re interested in building a list in the “make money online niche” you might want to check it out. The Instant Rewards Network gives you a free lead-magnet (with a pretty enticing offer) and an email system (with unlimited space for your leads). Sure, IRN benefits from you promoting their deal… but they compensate you nicely for it. And then you can promote whatever you want after that. The email system / autoresponder is pretty basic but it does work. You can also choose to connect Aweber or GetResponse to the capture page if you like. Check out the video here where I talk about how it works.
6. Welcome Gate
This is a WordPress plugin (free for a limited time) that will show a specific page to your website visitors. It’s a special call-to-action you can make as soon as they arrive… and it works great. Yes, SumoMe and Instabuilder both have this feature but this is good too, so I thought I’d include it.
*If you’ve never installed a WordPress plugin, see these instructions here.
7. Old School Drop Cards!
Hey, don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it. Print up a business card sized ad for your squeeze page link, print up a ton, and then go drop ’em everywhere you can think of. Hear about my experience in the video below.
That’s it! For now… Whenever I find new listbuilding tools I’ll add them to this page. Subscribe down below to keep in touch!