A few weeks ago I posted a question about list-building strategies and I had many responses saying to create a free product such as an ebook, report, etc. and give it away to pull in subscribers..
(We are a drumming company, so it was a bit different, but we created a 5-Day Bootcamp with 45 drum lessons, that we already had on our members area, and offered them for free!)
==>Flight Drummers Magazine
We went from gaining 1-2 magazine subscribers per day to 36 per day..
(I know, I know.. That's not too impressive compared to you insane list-builders who get 500+ per day, but I think it's pretty good for only having launched our magazine 2 months ago!
The best part about everything is that I have our subscribers on a two week followup (1 email every 3 days) and it upsells them on our monthly drum memberships that are $14.95 per month/ $34.95 quarterly/ $104.95 per year and we have been gaining members! 3 more in the last two days! (Luckily they are all recurring, so sales are great..
What would I do without you guys??
My advice to anyone reading this is to create a free boot-camp, ebook, etc. and put your subscribers on a follow-up that upsells them after the first or second week!
P.S. Have any of you been this excited? lol :-)