Every creator puts their own spin on their email sign up forms. Minimal or visual, long or short, pop up or slide in, the possibilities with forms are endless.
Here are some of the top ways our creators use sign up forms.
Adding freebies (a.k.a. content upgrades or opt-in incentives) to the bottom of blog posts or sidebars of your site is a mutually beneficial way to grow your email list. Your subscriber gets something they need, and in exchange, you get their email address.
I can set up a form to send an incentive in under 5 minutes with ConvertKit. With incentives such as quick printables, I've been able to grow my list to over 50,000 email subscribers!
Don’t want to take up space on your page but still want to make sure your audience is getting everything they can from you? Try a pop up form.
These friendly space savers let you choose to have your form show after a set period of time, once the reader has scrolled a particular percentage down the page, or if you’d prefer to wait until they show intent to leave the site.
My ConvertKit forms have been a game-changer in getting blog visitors to sign up for my email list. I like to use the exit pop-up forms to encourage readers to sign up for my list before they leave my site. It works like a charm.
Ready to build your email list with your newsletter? Whether it’s weekly, bi-monthly, or whenever inspiration hits, newsletters are the best way to stay connected with your audience. And the quickest and easiest way for readers to add themselves to your newsletter list is a simple sign up form you can put anywhere on your blog.
Over the last few years, ConvertKit forms have enabled us to sign up tens of thousands of people to our various mailing lists. Setup is simple enough that anyone on my team can easily create a great-looking form and link to it directly from the articles we publish.
Do you have multiple content categories in your blog? By creating a new opt-in form for each category, you can build a system that helps you begin tagging and segmenting your readers from the moment they sign up to your email list.
And with our Wordpress plugin, you can even add those categorized opt-in forms to specific blog posts to create an even more personalized experience for your readers.
You have to have tools that help you create quickly, efficiently, and effectively. ConvertKit forms are hands down the most user friendly, yet most powerful asset I have in my arsenal.
Forms aren’t just for new subscribers. Use them to deliver free content to your email list. These incentives give your readers something valuable in exchange for their email address. It’s a win for you and for them!
Set an incentive to be automatically delivered whenever someone fills out your form. All you need to do is upload the file in your account and we’ll do the rest.
When someone clicks to download your freebie file, they are also double opting into your list. That extra confirmation means blocking spammers and better deliverability rates for you.
Unlike some email providers that charge you every time a reader subscribes to a new form, we believe a subscriber should only cost you once. That means you can create as many incentives and forms as you want so your subscribers get what they want, when they want it.
From there your subscriber’s journey sets off into an automation. It could be an email course, an educational series, or a sales pitch that might lead to a new loyal customer.
However you use them to connect with your audience, automations are your hands-off way to create personalized, targeted messaging.Learn more about ConvertKit automations
Once they’ve filled out the form, you can control what they see next with a success message.
Whether its a quick pop up message or you choose to redirect them to a custom thank you page, your subscriber will know you’ve got their information.
Repeat readers? No problem. You can keep it fresh by swapping out content or hiding a form so it doesn’t keep showing up for existing email subscribers who return to your site.
We’ve got you covered when it comes to protecting your subscriber’s data and privacy.
We’ve made it easy to gather consent from all new subscribers.
Don’t want checkboxes? Redirect visitors to a GDPR consent page.
Did you know that your email provider might be charging you over and over again for the same subscriber? Instead of charging you every time a subscriber opts into a new form, we believe that a subscriber should be able to opt into unlimited forms and landing pages from you and only be counted once in your plan.
It’s called being subscriber-centric, and it means you can create content upgrades that focus on creating a great experience for your audience without worrying about the cost.
I love the forms and how well the incentive emails work as content upgrades. And all the statistics I get out the box are extremely useful!