Newbie Trying to get First 100 Subscribers, Here is my Plan...

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I know 100 isn't a lot of subscribers to get in 1 month but I have to start somewhere! LOL
I've put together a short term plan on how to get those subscribers and was wondering if you could take a peek to see if it's realistic or if there is something you would add. Once again, I'm trying to get 100 subscribers in 1 month and work my way up from there. Also, I'd love to hear any advice on how to grow an email list. Here's my plan in no particular order:

1. Create a basic landing page with subscriber collection textboxes for both first name and email
2. Create valuable detailed blog posts 2-times per week with each post length being greater than or equal to 1500 words. Make sure the posts are based on popular topics within my niche.
3. Create a 'content upgrade' and put a link to it in my blog post so when a user clicks to download it they will be prompted to enter in an email address
4. Create an Exit Popup, so when a user tries to leave a page they will be prompted to enter in their email address
5. Create a Facebook Ad and link to my landing page
6. Create a giveaway for a user who gives their email address, white paper or ebook
7. Start establishing SEO presence
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  • Profile picture of the author DeciBoy13
    Hello Hellooooo

    Hey whats up. I'm Johnny B! I love your strategies and tactics in attempting to get 100 lead/subscribers in 30 days. I'm on a similar quest myself lol

    I have a small background of education in digital marketing and I just wanted to add a few tips/suggestions you may want to consider.

    #2. - 2 blogs a week is great however, I don't think I would write such a lengthy Blog post of 1500 words. That's more like the size of an Article, don't you think? Are you using high performing keywords?
    Oh! And don't forget to syndicate your blogs to place your content in front of more eyeballs
    #4. When I use a exit popup, I generally ask a question rather than ask them to give me there email. As marketers, why would we ask someone to do something they apparently Don't want to do, you know?
    Are you tracking your clicks?
    #6. We call them "Lead Magnets" - when you create something of value i.e. EBook, Video Series, PodCast ect; something that will answer there question and prompt them to subscribe.
    #7. Great! Look into doing some networking within your niche and ask a few people you may know if you can place some backlinks on there website in exchange for a shout out to your followers.

    I hope I was able to add some value to you and your marketing ventures.
    I'm here if you have any questions.

    Happy Marketing GeekChick :-)
    JB
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    • Profile picture of the author geekchick38
      Hi JB! Thank you for your feedback, it helps a lot. As for the length of the blog, Neil Patel recommends writing blogs with 1500 words or greater because they rank better in Google. I would like to write shorter ones because it's more realistic. You mentioned a few things I'm interested in:

      1. How do I search for high performing keywords? Is that something I can find in the Google's Keyword Planner? Or some other tool?

      2. What is syndication and how do I syndicate my blog?

      Thank you,

      GeekChick
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOptimization@1
    Perfect Strategy. To add on, focus on most relevant topics, write in natural way and try to cover 800-2000 words. That' s what Google wants after recent updates.

    What is the ideal keyword density of a page?

    Good luck.

    Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author geekchick38
      Thank you Steve, I appreciate your feedback!
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    • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
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      Originally Posted by SEOptimization@1 View Post

      Perfect Strategy. To add on, focus on most relevant topics, write in natural way and try to cover 800-2000 words. That' s what Google wants after recent updates.

      ideal keyword density of a page?
      Does anyone see the contradiction here?

      Writing in a "Natural way" does not include attempting to please G or "ideal keyword density."

      1. How do I search for high performing keywords? Is that something I can find in the Google's Keyword Planner? Or some other tool?
      There are numerous keyword tools all with varying degrees of accuracy.

      2. What is syndication and how do I syndicate my blog?
      First, a quick definition: Content syndication is a method of republishing content on other sites in order to reach a broader audience. Syndicated content not only increases your reach and brand awareness, it also builds links and can help drive more traffic to your original article. 4 Super-Effective Content Syndication Strategies for Bloggers | WordStream
      I would like to write shorter ones because it's more realistic.
      Write for humans, not search engines.

      Brent
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  • Profile picture of the author webmarke
    I love your strategy.

    However...I would add more ways to get traffic too your site than just FBads.

    Here are a few suggestions...

    You could include forum marketing...Buy ad spots in forums in your niche or go the free route and put a signature link in your posts.

    You could buy banner ads on sites related to your site.

    You could do a blog post exchange....There is at least 1 site or plugin that will allow you to exchange, link from blog with similar posts,

    You could create a twitter account and follow people in your niche...A certain amount will follow you back. You could set up an instant direct message that sends them to one of your blog posts when they follow you.

    You could join FB groups, Google+1 groups, and Linkedin groups that are realated to your niche and link to your articles every time you make a blog post.

    Etc...There are many ways to get fsar more than 100 subscribers in 1 month if you try several traffic streams.

    Good luck!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author geekchick38
      These are great suggestions! I'm really interested in leveraging social media Ads. Thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    Couple of tips, we run several sites online that capture leads and run them through sales funnels selling mainly digital products - but also some physical.

    1. Videos are working better than anything else right now for generating traffic - especially when you make the video something very interesting to your market, then share it across social, your blog, YouTube, Facebook and even break it down into 1-minute clips that you can share on Instagram and on Twitter -- there are two pieces to generating traffic with content a) Generating content that attracts interest and b) Working hard at maximizing distribution - almost nobody does the latter well

    2. Make sure your lead magnet is highly valuable...remember, value is in the eye of your optimal target market...we actually run different tests and work with our optimal market to get ideas and produce lead magnets - it is rare that you will get this right the first time without closely working with your market - testing content, studying what they are buying and knowing how to communicate your message to the market

    I would shoot for 1000 subscribers over 1-month - 100 is low...and I always like to shoot for the stars - that way if you miss you still end up above the clouds :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author geekchick38
      Thank you in smith! Yes, I definitely want to leverage YouTube in my digital campaign as well as other social media platforms. I'm taking an Instagram training today put on by Lewis Howes and pretty excited about it!
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Just a little something you can do to increase Optin Conversion. Skip the whole Name part in optin form. I know some disagree with me but in imo the MMO niche people know personalizaiotn is automated anyway ( in non-mmo niche include Name in it)


    - Robert Andrew
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    • Profile picture of the author geekchick38
      Thank you for your feedback Robert! I'be gone back and forth about collecting the first name but Neil Patel collects first, last name and email. When he sends out emails and addresses me by my name it feels like a more personalized experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
    Originally Posted by geekchick38 View Post

    I know 100 isn't a lot of subscribers to get in 1 month but I have to start somewhere! LOL
    I've put together a short term plan on how to get those subscribers and was wondering if you could take a peek to see if it's realistic or if there is something you would add. Once again, I'm trying to get 100 subscribers in 1 month and work my way up from there. Also, I'd love to hear any advice on how to grow an email list. Here's my plan in no particular order:

    1. Create a basic landing page with subscriber collection textboxes for both first name and email
    2. Create valuable detailed blog posts 2-times per week with each post length being greater than or equal to 1500 words. Make sure the posts are based on popular topics within my niche.
    3. Create a 'content upgrade' and put a link to it in my blog post so when a user clicks to download it they will be prompted to enter in an email address
    4. Create an Exit Popup, so when a user tries to leave a page they will be prompted to enter in their email address
    5. Create a Facebook Ad and link to my landing page
    6. Create a giveaway for a user who gives their email address, white paper or ebook
    7. Start establishing SEO presence
    I think you can strip back a lot of what you are doing to the basics , all you need is a good report but never use the word free or 80% of the list will be tyre kickers

    Just have a plain sign up page with either name -email or just email nice graphic of the white paper report , now to make them stick is have a special unannounced report of a top 10 ( niche) issues on the down load page

    What ever you do no affiliate crap on that page and just do what ever you are going to do for traffic aim for 5+ a day and in a few weeks you will have 100

    Jason
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    • Profile picture of the author geekchick38
      Thank you for your feedback Jason! ~ Geekchick
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    you could do Tier 1 solo ads too.

    That could be a good add to the mix. :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author geekchick38
      Thank you. I'm not quite sure what Tier 1 solo ads are so I'll have to do some research.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    I have found the only lead page I could convert at 85% ...which is astronomical, was the ugliest site I have seen.

    I did it myself, and it was horrible, but it comes down to your copy.... this was proof to me, that its all about KEEPING it SIMPLE.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    If your site is new your SEO tactics that you are learning from Neil may not be such a great idea.

    SEO when done right can take anywhere from 6 months to a full year just to get going.

    Yes some folks may chime in telling you what I said is BS and that you can just black hat your way.

    If you want 100 leads this month then you may be better off looking for another faster form of traffic.

    Pro Blogging is more long term.

    Paid traffic will be a lot faster but still requires a learning curve.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Tier 1 means from countries like Canada, US, UK, Australia ect.

    Solos with subscribers in these areas of the world.
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  • Profile picture of the author geekchick38
    Ok thank you for the clarification
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  • its imposible and it will not work
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexPam
    Offer something worthy for a user to get his/her email (discount, content, gift, etc.).
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisniel
    Cool strategy buddy. Start from somewhere and scale up the things is the business.
    At the later stage, you will start getting automatic ideas for expanding your list.
    Best of luck buddy.
    Originally Posted by geekchick38 View Post

    I know 100 isn't a lot of subscribers to get in 1 month but I have to start somewhere! LOL
    I've put together a short term plan on how to get those subscribers and was wondering if you could take a peek to see if it's realistic or if there is something you would add. Once again, I'm trying to get 100 subscribers in 1 month and work my way up from there. Also, I'd love to hear any advice on how to grow an email list. Here's my plan in no particular order:

    1. Create a basic landing page with subscriber collection textboxes for both first name and email
    2. Create valuable detailed blog posts 2-times per week with each post length being greater than or equal to 1500 words. Make sure the posts are based on popular topics within my niche.
    3. Create a 'content upgrade' and put a link to it in my blog post so when a user clicks to download it they will be prompted to enter in an email address
    4. Create an Exit Popup, so when a user tries to leave a page they will be prompted to enter in their email address
    5. Create a Facebook Ad and link to my landing page
    6. Create a giveaway for a user who gives their email address, white paper or ebook
    7. Start establishing SEO presence
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  • So Im a newbie I appreciate blunt and honest comments. Ive done tons of research which prompted me to apply to cpa networks Ive been accepted Im confident in the niche I want to stick with for the time being Ive created a website that I plan to collect email with ( enter email for updates ebook ect ) Ive researched ways to get traffic to my site now Im lost on where to implement the cpa offer I could Iframe for email or zip submits but where would I list my cpa offer from my website... I of course plan on using the emails for email traffic but would I redirect ? any suggestions
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  • Ive also joing forums and blogs ect that allow me to leave my link
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  • Profile picture of the author dddougal
    Exit popups dont work great, if you wanna build a list then send them straight to your squeeze page instead....its the best way. Its going to take you a long time with exit popups, conversions can be low (3%) whereas my squeeze pages are 30%. Its a no brainer, especially if you are paying for ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnVianny
    It's all ok what u said.
    Locker for content upgrade and so on...

    Focus on ONE WAY of traffic, i suggest you fb ads or solo ads, initially to not spread all your money in too many different traffic sources
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  • You could include forum marketing...Buy ad spots in forums in your niche or go the free route and put a signature link in your posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maxxx333
    this strategy should work well, but you should focus on your post, and try to make them great quality, and not very long to keep attention of your readers! with the landing page, everything should be great also for you to collect the details of your readers! good luck!!
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  • Profile picture of the author jamie3000
    Solid plan mate. Just take things slow and build a relationship with your subscribers.
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  • Just create a squeeze page, get a subscriber, then redirect them to your blog. Then follow-up on them via email, and leave a link to your blog/product/or whatever way you want to monetize.
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