Putting an Opt In Form on your Website – Doable 12
I’m excited to host Day 12 of the new book, “Build Your List with 30 Daily Doables” by my friend and author Stacey Myers.
It is Day 12 already on our ‘Build Your List with 30 Daily Doables’ Blog Tour. Yesterday we looked at creating an opt in form. Go back and read it if you missed it, especially if you haven’t set yourself up with one yet. A full list of the blogs we have already visited can be found at the the Blog Tour Information Page.
As you follow the blog you will learn some great tips and tricks from not only me, but also from the blog hosts.
This blog tour is to celebrate the launch of our latest book ‘Build Your List with 30 Daily Doables‘. If you grab the book while the blog tour is on, you receive access to some great extra bonuses – make sure you visit the launch page to get yours!
Website Opt In – Doable 12
There are a few different places you can place an opt in form on your WordPress website. A sidebar opt in is one that you have in the sidebar of your website. You will have seen these on a lot of websites you have been to. It sits on the top right hand side of the website. The general advice is to have it above the fold, which means that people can see and opt in for your offer without having to scroll down the page.
It is relatively easy to put this on your site once you know how to do it. All you do is take the code that was generated in your autoresponder system and copy it into a text box in the widget area. I know Aweber has a plugin you can use and I am sure the other systems have one as well. I don’t think you really need to use the plugin because once you have been shown how to do it, you will know, and this will eliminate the need for another plug in on your website. Make sure you have the opt in box on every page, not just on the front page of your site.
Go into the dashboard of your WordPress site. Click on Appearance, then Widgets. The options on the left hand side of the page will look the same, the options on the right hand side will vary depending on what theme you are using. Scroll down through the available widgets and find the one that says ‘Text’. Click and drag it into the widget area on the right. Making sure you drag it into the top position.
Along with the sidebar, you can also put opt in forms at the bottom of blog posts. Make sure that what you are asking people to opt in for is relevant to what the blog post is about. You may want to create a different opt in form for this area even if they are receiving the same gift and going on the same list. That way you can track which of the opt in forms has more people sign up. You will get the code from the same place in your system but you will place it at the end of the blog post instead.
An important point to note is that when adding the code to the bottom of your blog post you will need to change the editing view from Visual to either Text or HTML (again this will vary depending on your theme or what plugins you use). If you don’t copy it into the code part all you will see is the form code, not the actual form. Don’t worry if you don’t know code, as all you need to do is scroll right to the bottom and paste the code in there.
For those of us that learn more from watching a video instead of reading Stacey created a Resource Page that houses videos on how to put all of these forms on your website.
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