The Irresistible Places on your blog for Email List Building

A reader asked if there was any article here on the blog that helps with building of email list.

Unfortunately there was none. There’s been lot of articles featuring how bloggers can get traffic and lots more which definitely talks about list building or building an email list as a method of driving traffic.

Well, I would be talking more about how you can build your email list and not just that but various places on your blog that definitely gets you those subscribers you so desire.

When a Reader comes in to your blog they are there for two important things.

  • To get a solution to their problems
  • To learn more about a given topic

Once they find what they are looking for, the next thing is an EXIT. There are two options by the way.

  • They leave
  • They leave and may never come back

What option would you prefer really?

Of course you would want them to keep coming back. But hey! It just does not happen that way, you need to give them a reason to come back and that is quality content but what if they never got to remember your blog url anymore?

They are lost and lost for good, right! you just lost a reader.

The Good news actually?

You can keep them coming back by adding them to your email list. Sounds so easy right? No buddy, not as simple as you think

Were you actually thinking “I would add them to my email list, and that’s all?

You actually need them to subscribe to your newsletter but simply placing the newsletter and expecting them to subscribe don’t happen so easily.

So What actually works?

Right on this post, I would show you the irresistible places on your blog that actually gets email subscribers popping into your list. [the_ad id=”3440″]

But before showing this places, you need to create contents that readers love. When I mean contents that readers love, I mean a kind of content that solves readers’ problems which definitely makes them want to need more from your blog.

I suppose you already know your target audience I.E who you are blogging for. If they love what you post, you definitely would get more subscribers to your list.

That is the first step to take before getting to know where you should place your newsletter for more optins.

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What are those irresistible places that helps you build your email list easily?

After the First Paragraph

One of the best places to get email subscribers is after your first paragraph because that is the first place in your content that catches your reader’s attention. But you don’t just place a newsletter widget there because they would just look and pass on.

You need to grab their attention: The technique you can use here is to actually create a handy and quality eBook that your readers love and have it on your blog for them to download for free when they give you their email. Here is a detailed guide to creating eBooks.

Example is the one in the screenshot below;


Build your Email List

All you need make sure of is that your headline and Call to Action is grabbing as seen above.

I make use of Mailchimp for my email list building and you can use the Optin form Plugin to create beautiful forms and display the widget just after the first paragraph.

In my case, I created a worth-having eBook and have it displayed just after the first paragraph, and it helps me collect emails alot. That is one of the best places you can place your widgets to get more email subscribers. However, make sure you are providing readers with quality in order for this to work well for you.

Build your Email List by Thanking First Time Visitors

I have found this to be one of the best places on your blog you can get more email subscribers. You should start implementing this and you’d sure get more email subscribers.

Here is how it works

  • A Reader visits your blog for the first time
  • He Comments
  • Thirdly, he is redirected to a page after posting his comment: Probably a thank you page

On this page, you thank him or her for commenting on your blog and offering to provide more quality contents to him if he subscribes to your blog.

I have used this for sometime on this blog and it does help get in more email subscribers. See below screenshot for what am talking about.

Build email list by thanking first time visitors

I make use of the Comment Redirect WordPress Plugin to do achieve this. I have seen many blogs that don’t use this. I would really advice you start implementing this to boost your email list subscribers. It works great. [the_ad id=”3434″]

Redirect New Visitors to your Landing Page, Get more Email Subscribers

Ever heard of Landing Pages? Well It works great. I definitely use it on this blog and so far, I have seen much success in email opt ins.

What is a Landing Page?

A Landing page is like a place on the blog where you can advertise a product, promise a reader of something when he drops his or her email and lots more.

There are lots of wordpress themes that comes with a built in landing page but few themes do not. You have to create a landing page personally for them. You can find freelancers on fiverr to help get a nice looking and converting landing page for your blog.  Meanwhile, In the upcoming posts, I would be showing how you can create landing pages.

So how do I get more email subscribers using Landing Pages on my Blog?

You need to make sure your landing page tells your readers what to expect, in this case I still make use of a quality eBook to achieve this. When a New Visitor enters my blog homepage url into his or her browser, he is automatically redirected to my landing page.

Example in the screenshot below;

landing page for email list building

How to Redirect New Visitors to your Landing Page

After creating a landing page and connecting it to your email marketing tool, I recommend mailchimp. You should make use of the Redirect wordpress to welcome or landing page Plugin to redirect new visitors to your landing page.

In my case above, I am offering visitors ways they can get more traffic [eBook]. They then enter their email and when they confirm their subscription they get the ebook automatically.

NB: I would be making a post soon on how you can automatically send eBook to visitors after subscribing to your email list.

So this method of landing page to collect emails have been working well for this blog and I definitely recommend you start implementing it.

I have come to the end of the Post and I hope you enjoyed the tips to building your email list.


If you are going to build your email list, Offer users quality eBooks or offers. Do not just put in the Newsletter Widget on your blog side bar. They don’t work, Yes! they really do not work.

These are the irresistible places on your blog that converts so well as to building your email list. Let me know in your comments if there are other places you have found too.

Meanwhile, do share with friends and enjoy your day!

18 thoughts on “The Irresistible Places on your blog for Email List Building”

  1. Hey Prosper,

    I’ve used all of those. And truthfully, I had a TON of success with using the first time commenters method on my old site. It worked like magic. Still does.

    I typically use content upgrades though, after the first paragraph and at the bottom of the post, and that has worked extremely well for me as well.

    – Andrew

  2. Hi Prosper,
    Email list building is a must-technique for any blogger to implement. Its pros are enormous and vital to the growth of any site irrespective of the niche one is in. The only issue out there is the unique measures you implement towards yours. I’m impressed, I must say. Your style is very unique compared to other folks I have read stuff from. Implementing these tactics right away on trillionclues. Nice post. Thanks for the great insight.
    – Excel

  3. Hi Prosper.

    It’s a day new, week and amazingly, a new month 🙂

    Email list building is good for any online or offline business. The 21st century is the time of buying and selling. Products to buy and sell is on the increase. People who understood the importance of email marketing are reaping in their time of harvest. Every company wants to reach their products to their potential customers and more.

    It is a WOW time to make more money adding value to lives.

    In my experience I used the “Top bar” and “Below post” op-tin forms. They are good if the message in the form is captivating enough to get the readers attention. I haven’t tried the ‘in-post’ form you use here. But, I think I need to give it a try, and hope it works.

    While I added the form to my site, I promoted people’s eBooks and it helped me collect emails too. You shared your experience here on the best places you can place your widgets to get more email subscribers. However, I’d try them out as I said earlier.

    Thank you for sharing. Have a fabulous week, Prosper 🙂
    – Prince.

    • Hi Arvind,

      You are welcome to my blog and glad you decided to add to the conversation.
      Yea, sure! building email list is very important!

      Do share with friends and have a nice day!

  4. Hi Prosper,

    Great tips and I definitely will be using some of these to see if I can improve the conversions on my blog.

    I’ve been meaning to set up a thank you for your comment page for first-time visitors. Thanks for sharing that plugin, I’ll definitely get that set up today.

    Oh and the tip about adding the email opt-in box after the first page, I’ll definitely test that out on my blog as well too.

    I’ve been testing it out on the bottom of my pages, it’s not one of my best converting forms.

    Thanks for sharing these tips, I guess it’s time to start implementing some of these on my blog to see if I can increase the conversions.

    Have a great day 🙂


    • Hi Suzan,

      Glad to have you here and thanks for adding to the conversation.

      The Thank you Page Method works well, do try it and share your results.

      Share with friends and stay cool!


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