If they visit your page, THEY WILL OPT IN...with this neat tip

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Some probably already know or use this tip, if so please provide additional info if you'd think it helps.

Hey warriors,

I found a cool way to get more comments (on your videos, blogs, etc) AND more opt ins

Okay so I tried an idea I had over the weekend. I wanted to see my conversion go up. I just got into list building, because I truly see the potential in it. Well anyhow here's what I did:

1. I used a heading revealing what it is I wanted to reveal, that of course benefited my targeted audience.

2. I then gave them free info revealing that info, not in an ebook, or a link to another page, I gave it to them right then and there.

3. I had a link underneath that read 'Click here for part 2'

4. After a vistor clicked that link they were taken to another page that with the headlines "Oh, oh! You've reached my members only area, but no worries, I don't want your money. Simply comment here (here was a link to a video I wanted comments on) and when you do, email me your username so I can verify your comment post and I'll send part 2 to you ABSOLUTELY free!

5. I made sure I had my autoresponder set up so that an attachment of the file featuring part 2 would immedietly be sent to my subscribers.

And thats it! Even if you don't get the comment on your post, you still got a new subscriber. I would suggest the following script (not word from word) to avoid looking like a jerk once someone thinks they're out smarting you by NOT giving you their user name to get the 2nd part of your info.

"Okay, okay, you win. Part 2 is yours. I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on part 1 and part 2, but I do understand you'd like to have the time to actually take in this good bit of info I'm providing to you...."

What this does is imply that you thank them for leaving feedback on part 1, part 2 or both. So no freebie subscribers can ever call you a phony.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason_V
    Thanks for this neat little tip.

    I've seen it suggested before to write an article and then put in the resource box for part 2 click here (not allowed at ezinearticles.)

    I never thought about doing it this way for opt in material. Thank you very much.
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    • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
      Originally Posted by Jason_V View Post

      Thanks for this neat little tip.

      I've seen it suggested before to write an article and then put in the resource box for part 2 click here (not allowed at ezinearticles.)

      I never thought about doing it this way for opt in material. Thank you very much.
      now that's a cool idea...
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Ferraro
    Thanks a lot for that tip. I actually never thought of it. I'll try it out on one of my sites. Hopefully the conversions will be higher.
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  • Profile picture of the author shabit87
    I'm glad you guys like it. Feel free to tweak it and share with others how your results were effected...good I hope.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rembo
    That is a neat trick indeed! Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillDL
    Awesome tip, I love it.
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    • Profile picture of the author shabit87
      Originally Posted by WillDL View Post

      Awesome tip, I love it.
      I'm glad ya love it, if you happen to use this tip, don't forget to share with the other warriors the results or the changes you made that bettered the tip.

      Wow, I'm actually surprised to hear so many people didn't know this tip. I was afraid I was going to put it up and everyone would quickly shoot it down as "recycled" info. I'm glad I could teach something new to you guys.
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      • Profile picture of the author butters
        So you are getting there optin through a comment? I think I read it right it is 3am here
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        • Profile picture of the author shabit87
          Originally Posted by butters View Post

          So you are getting there optin through a comment? I think I read it right it is 3am here
          No the comment is just a bonus, if they choose to do so. You ask them to comment and then send some sort of "confirmation" that they did indeed comment, for example their screen name, when they opt in or send you an email with the 'proof' they'll be given the link as you've promised them. Hope that makes sense.

          Oh and you should get some rest LOL
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          • Profile picture of the author butters
            Hehe, rest would be good :p So basically, they comment, you send them to a second page which has an optin box on along with the second half of the article. If not, I'll sleep and re look after sleep
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            • Profile picture of the author shabit87
              Uh, now I'm a bit confused. LOL, its 1am here. I think I better go to bed as well.
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              • Profile picture of the author Soapyshoe
                How do you do the double-opt-in this way?
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                • Profile picture of the author shabit87
                  Originally Posted by Soapyshoe View Post

                  How do you do the double-opt-in this way?
                  It work in the same way, simply let them know they'll be getting an email to confirm their request, once confirmed you're able to send the info as promised. You can be honest, double opting is just to ensure you're not sending unwanted mail...which is great for you and your subscribers.
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                  • Profile picture of the author AndrewCavanagh
                    Designing your free content in this way is an excellent strategy for many niches.

                    You may go beyond just 2 parts too.

                    What you've done so far is set people up to optin and get the second part.

                    If your series had seven parts and you explained to them that they'll get part 2 immediately when they subscribe then they'll get parts 3-7 sent by email after they subscribe they'll be looking forward to and reading your emails....a huge key to building a responsive list.

                    So think not just 2 parts....5+ parts.

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                    • Profile picture of the author shabit87
                      Originally Posted by AndrewCavanagh View Post

                      Designing your free content in this way is an excellent strategy for many niches.

                      You may go beyond just 2 parts too.

                      What you've done so far is set people up to optin and get the second part.

                      If your series had seven parts and you explained to them that they'll get part 2 immediately when they subscribe then they'll get parts 3-7 sent by email after they subscribe they'll be looking forward to and reading your emails....a huge key to building a responsive list.

                      So think not just 2 parts....5+ parts.

                      Kindest regards,
                      Andrew Cavanagh
                      THats a cool idea Andrew, especially if each parts varies a little. That way you have niche spefic list each and everytime. Awesome suggestion!
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                    • Profile picture of the author nchowdhury
                      Originally Posted by AndrewCavanagh View Post

                      Designing your free content in this way is an excellent strategy for many niches.

                      You may go beyond just 2 parts too.

                      What you've done so far is set people up to optin and get the second part.

                      If your series had seven parts and you explained to them that they'll get part 2 immediately when they subscribe then they'll get parts 3-7 sent by email after they subscribe they'll be looking forward to and reading your emails....a huge key to building a responsive list.

                      So think not just 2 parts....5+ parts.

                      Kindest regards,
                      Andrew Cavanagh
                      Excellent suggestion, that will not only build a responsive a list but also a good way to build up a relationship with your subscribers
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  • Profile picture of the author Derek Allen
    Let me just say this... Neat!

    I haven't used the word Neat since around 2006. So, I thought this would be the perfect time! Haha!

    Seriously, thanks for sharing..
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    • Profile picture of the author shabit87
      Originally Posted by Deezy View Post

      Let me just say this... Neat!

      I haven't used the word Neat since around 2006. So, I thought this would be the perfect time! Haha!

      Seriously, thanks for sharing..
      Its funny you said that, I don't use it either, but my mother does. I'm on the phone with her as I type this thread and she uses neat...so it has inspired me to do the same. LOL, now I gotta call my mother and tell her no on uses neat.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
    Haven't tried this before but I have seen this on some sites.

    I bookmarked the page and will come back to it later to put this method into action
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    That is indeed a great way to build your list.

    Whether they turn into actual buyers and not just freebie seekers is another matter though.

    I hope they do end up as buyers for you though.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vlad Shelest
      What a great tip, thank you! I am busy building my list (isn't everyone) so can't wait to try it.
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  • Profile picture of the author reynoldscorb
    Great post, I've seen others have a lot of success building their list. I am yet to try it myself, but looks like a great way to accomplish the list build.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Interesting twist. I hadn't thought of it from this angle, but it sure seems obvious once I read it. Thanks...

      For language on the confirmed opt-in, you could just say something like:

      "Here's part 2, as promised. If you want the rest of the series, all you have to do is confirm that this email reached where it was supposed to go, and that you want the rest of the series. You can do both in one simple click:

      [confirmation link]

      Without that confirmation, I can't send you the rest of the information in this series. The system automatically deletes your address after X days so I don't accidentally send email to people who didn't ask for it or don't want it.

      If you change your mind, there will be another link just like this in every future message. Just click on it, and the system automatically takes you out of the loop."

      I avoid using the word "spam" whenever possible because it may be planting ideas in peoples' heads that were not there before.

      That's the same reason I never use the quasi-standard "We hate spam as much as you do..." tag line by a subscribe button. You have the person primed to subscribe, with positive thoughts about what they will receive. Why put negative energy there by using words like spam and hate?
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  • Originally Posted by shabit87 View Post

    "Oh, oh! You've reached my members only area, but no worries, I don't want your money. Simply comment here (here was a link to a video I wanted comments on) and when you do, email me your username so I can verify your comment post and I'll send part 2 to you ABSOLUTELY free!
    That's where I think your strategy fails.

    You're asking your prospects for an extra effort to join your list. If they're in a rush, or they're at work, or they're lazy, they will not take that extra step.

    In my opinion, placing the opt-in to access PART 2 is better than going through the whole extra email/comment route.
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    • Profile picture of the author shabit87
      Originally Posted by Anonymous Affiliate View Post

      That's where I think your strategy fails.

      You're asking your prospects for an extra effort to join your list. If they're in a rush, or they're at work, or they're lazy, they will not take that extra step.

      In my opinion, placing the opt-in to access PART 2 is better than going through the whole extra email/comment route.
      I think you're right about that. Thanks for pointing that out. I sometimes forget how quick it is to lose a potiental subscriber due to time restrictions. THanks again for letting me know.
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  • Profile picture of the author thinkrich
    To be honest, I do not like to be sent email attachments of files.

    Particularly if they go to my Outlook Express accounts.

    The main reason is because I am on dial-up and attachments can take HOURS to download using dial-up.

    I had a guy send me a 7MB pdf attachment (yeah really, coz it had a lot of photographs in it). It took 5 hours to download with Outlook Express.

    The second reason is that the file MAY contain subjective components which react with AV software or may be considered as a virus and thus blocked.

    Your method has it's good points, but I feel the attachment in the email detracts from this otherwise clever method.

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    • Profile picture of the author shabit87
      Originally Posted by thinkrich View Post

      To be honest, I do not like to be sent email attachments of files.

      Particularly if they go to my Outlook Express accounts.

      The main reason is because I am on dial-up and attachments can take HOURS to download using dial-up.

      I had a guy send me a 7MB pdf attachment (yeah really, coz it had a lot of photographs in it). It took 5 hours to download with Outlook Express.

      The second reason is that the file MAY contain subjective components which react with AV software or may be considered as a virus and thus blocked.

      Your method has it's good points, but I feel the attachment in the email detracts from this otherwise clever method.

      Oh I didn't mean attachments, just an email, like "I posted a comment, username is ronnie234, thanks" I don't like attachments either.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mrs S
    Doesn't need to be an attachment though does it - the next part of the content could be on your site somewhere - either as content or to download from there.

    I think this is a brilliant idea and the cogs are turning now as to how I can get this one set up to increase my list conversion.

    TFS!
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  • Profile picture of the author RGallowitz
    The "click here for part 2" and the "I don't want your money" is the hot buttons during that process.
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  • Profile picture of the author espresso
    As I have said before I am currently working on a list
    I have been for about a month
    Currently the optin rate is about 40% but traffic is dreadful

    Other than google adwords what is the best (value for money) paid method to get traffic to the page
    Would simply paying for 10,000 visitors have any effect
    The site is an intro to IM
    Although I could easily create a new product
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    • Profile picture of the author terenceyang
      Excellent and timely tip for me. It never did strike me that I could do something like this though I remember seeing it before. Thanks for sharing something so valuable.

      Juicy!

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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    A friend and I have been using this type of multi-stage system for a while for list building. It's been working even better since we started using videos but was great just doing multi-part articles too.

    People like to complicate things, but simple strategies like this are all that's needed to build a decent and responsive list.

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  • Profile picture of the author andybeveridge
    Thats what I love about this forum. Always somebody with a really helpful tip. People who share their success like this, deserve everything good about life to come their way.
    You don't really need to go on a course, all the info you need is on this forum somewhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jimian
    Great idea. Adding a twist to something that's already working. That's the way to be innovative.
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  • Profile picture of the author kishorem
    It is a great idea indeed.
    In fact, beside commenting on your video, you can ask the visitors to give you 3 to 5 referrals so that you can build a much bigger list.

    It is always a great strategy. (Look at how Insurance industry implemented it so successfully)
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  • Profile picture of the author peepin2me
    Thanks for the tip. Am gonna try it out right away.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trev_23
    Great idea!

    Surprised this isn't being used more often. Great way to build a list.

    Trevor
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    I like this technique! :_) ...I'm going to test it and include JohnMcCabes enhancement.
    This should work very well. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author arklove
    Brilliant... extra conversion techniques are very much appreciated.
    A handy tip I have been using is changing the text on the "submit now button" to using keywords such as free,amazing, let me in etc
    This litttle tweak has increased my opt in list...need to run it for another month before I can calculate the percentages...
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  • Profile picture of the author orlando cassara
    Great Tip,

    I have been looking for a way to get more traffic, and that is an excellent idea im going to have to try it right away.

    Thanks
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      Great tip! What an awesome share!
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