But I get a very nice bump on my list thanks to this tactic:
A few months ago I turn 40 and to celebrate I create 3 short videos about:
* Why not to use URL free shorter services to cloak your affiliate links and get your links control using a cloak tool on your own hosting.
* How to cloak links safely with a free cloak program and how to upload the redirect file to the hosting
* As some of my reader do not know how to buy a domain and a hosting service and don't read English (they can't buy a hosting service if they notice the page is not on Spanish) I add a tutorial about this topic too.
Then I create a very catchy graphic header (balloons an party graphics) announcing it's my birthday and I wan to celebrate sharing this 3 videos with my subscribers.
This videos will be online just for 2 days.
Just after the header add on big letters "To my Domain.com readers Gift" includes a link to my blog.
I upload the videos to Amazon S3 so, they cant find it on YouTube or any other video services.
I add some Twitter and Facebook share buttons after the videos and request to share my Birthday present with their friends.
A footer with balloons saying thank you to be my subscriber... not my subscriber yet? Click Here and then goes to my squeeze page.
Also my blog have a squeeze format on pop up.
Then I sent a broadcast to my list, post it on my fanpage, I tweet it myself and wait.
The results: 476 brand new optins: 317 from my blog and 159 from the squeeze page.
After 2 days I delete the content and add a legend: Thank you but My Birthday present is not available anymore.
This help a lot because when I use some time scarcity, all my subscribers know I'm serious about it.