I'm Giving Out a Free Ebook But Still No One is Opting In

by 3000
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So after reading a lot about list building and reading about how, "The money is in the list".

I decided to put up an opt in section on my site and give away a free ebook for the sign up.

So far it's been like 3 weeks and only 2 people have opted in.

So I give 5 solid bullet point reasons why the visitor needs the book. I give them a clear call to action.

But still nothing, I get around 100 visitors a day. So what do you guys think?
#ebook #free #giving #opting
  • Profile picture of the author Richard Rago
    Hey 3000,

    It's impossible to say without taking a look at your opt in...

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    You don't get time off from your life to figure things out. Do something. Then do more.
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  • Profile picture of the author scrofford
    How much TARGETED traffic are you driving to your site? You can't just expect to slap up an opt-in page and think people are magically going to sign up. Is your free incentive really something somebody would want to have in exchange for giving you their email? Those are a couple things to think about that might help.
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    • Profile picture of the author 3000
      Originally Posted by scrofford View Post

      How much TARGETED traffic are you driving to your site? You can't just expect to slap up an opt-in page and think people are magically going to sign up. Is your free incentive really something somebody would want to have in exchange for giving you their email? Those are a couple things to think about that might help.

      Hmmm.. Targeted yes most of my traffic comes from Google and Youtube. As for the ebook yes actually it's a pretty legit book of 70 pages of great content actually. Its just a rebrand not my own.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Howard
    Besides what others here have mentioned, how prominent is the opt in box? Is it hidden below the fold? Is it a full blown page?

    It may be something as simple as placement. From the sounds of it, people may not be noticing it.

    Rob
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    • Profile picture of the author 3000
      Originally Posted by ccmusicman View Post

      Besides what others here have mentioned, how prominent is the opt in box? Is it hidden below the fold? Is it a full blown page?

      It may be something as simple as placement. From the sounds of it, people may not be noticing it.

      Rob

      Actually I just looked on my site yes its below the fold its actually in the middle on the right hand side of the site. Its just a small opt in box
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  • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
    There's no magic to it. You have to figure out what sorts
    of appeals are likely to work with your traffic, then test
    some different offers.

    Every offer is going to be a free ebook. Maybe your market
    doesn't like ebooks, but more likely your offer just lacks an
    urgent appeal or doesn't strike visitors as new or "must have"
    information.

    Just 'cause you think your ebook is grand doesn't mean others
    will. Thankfully, it's easy to test some different appeals with
    PLR ebooks in your general niche. When you find an appeal
    that seems to be pulling best, build on that and if the PLR
    ebook sucks, write a better one that fits the most popular
    appeal.

    Really - nobody wants your stupid ebook. No offense intended.
    People crave useful information where the usefulness outweighs
    the time and effort getting the information demands.

    If your ebook is 70 pages and you mention that, maybe the
    length of the book is a turn-off. It's hard to guess without
    seeing your offer.

    The trick is to figure out what information people do want
    and build your ebook offer around that.
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  • Profile picture of the author bmillionaire324
    I have the same problem, but it comes with a program that I purchased trough clickbank, the squeezee page looks nice and everything and I am getting people to it, targeted from google or youtube as well, but no1 has opted in.. In this one I am giving a set of 9 videos explaining everything about affiliate marketing,,, don't know what is going on... but lets see, its been up for 3 weeks I think..
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  • Profile picture of the author misterkailo
    Bring it up above the fold. Changing the colors and words on the Sign Up button can help!
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