As an entrepreneur or blogger, you are probably always on the lookout for tools and resources that can save you time and provide you an edge over the competition. Building an engaged, profitable email list is no exception.
Email marketing continues to be one of the most engaging mediums thus far. Over 54 percent of marketers say they experience an increased engagement rate with email marketing.
However, list building can be challenging, and it can be difficult to build your list without the right tools. In this article, we will cover 10 email list building apps and tools that can provide a solid backing to your list building strategy.
Read on and learn how to boost your email marketing efforts with these useful email list-building apps.
Tool 1: Atom – Subscriber Sign-Up App
The feature I most like about this app is that it lets you add new subscribers to your Aweber email list on the go. Whether you are networking, attending a tradeshow, or building your list directly in-store, you can quickly add subscribers to your email list as you meet them. It has a user-friendly interface, and you have the option to add subscribers while offline, then upload them to your list once you are connected to the Internet. If Aweber is your email platform of choice, there’s no better way to build your list on the go than with Atom.
Tool 2: OptinMonster
OptinMonster is a leading app for email list building. In fact, it is the lead generating powerhouse behind many businesses. You can use this app to create beautiful forms that grab the attention of your website users and convert them into subscribers. OptinMonster also works well across multiple web platforms. Whether you have a WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, or Magento site, the app will integrate with it.
Tool 3: Thrive Leads
Thrive Leads is a list building plugin for WordPress. I am a big fan of this plugin because it helps you to created responsive opt-in forms within minutes. Unlike many of subscription forms that ship with your email marketing software, Thrive Leads offers opt-in forms that are focused on email list building and conversion. The level of targeting that can be achieved with this app is quite impressive and I like that it’s an affordable one-and-done price versus a monthly fee.
Tool 4: Email Verification
Have you ever tried to manage your email sender reputation, but you just couldn’t find the right app to do this? Well, here’s the app that can do it for you. The goal of Email Verification is to reduce your email bounce rate and improve the ROI of your email campaigns. It regularly checks your list and removes the invalid emails. Simply put, it keeps your email list clean and helps you to maintain a better sender reputation score.
Tool 5: PopUp Domination
In my practice, I have found popups to be the most effective tool to build your email list. I regret why I didn’t think about using popups to build my list when I was a newbie to email marketing. PopUp Domination is a popular WordPress plugin to grow your list. If your website is not in WordPress, you have the option to use the standalone software version of this tool. The software works with any website platform.
Tool 6: Lead Pages
If you have been looking for a holistic solution to all your list building and lead generation problems, then be sure to check out this list building tool. Lead Pages enables you to collect email addresses from landing pages, through opt-in forms, social media, email, and text messaging.
Tool 7: WooBox
I have found social media to be an effective way to build my list. By using the right tools, you too can turn your social media followers into subscribers. This is exactly what I did by when I converted most of my Facebook page followers into subscribers. I used WooBox to create a static HTML tab and put it on my Facebook page to collect email addresses and bingo: my subscribers increased more than twofold.
Tool 8: Unbounce
If you want to create landing pages easily and quickly, Unbounce is another great tool. With Unbounce’s landing page plugin for WordPress, you can supercharge your website, which can help you build your email list. This plugin is very powerful and lets you create result-oriented landing pages. You can even use this plugin to manage all your WordPress landing pages.
Tool 9: Gleam.io
Contests and giveaways may seem expensive ways to grow your list, but believe me they are extremely effective. And to create and manage contests and giveaways, you need the right tools. My favorite one is Gleam.io. It lets you hold contests on your blog, website, and social media platforms. It is very easy to use.
Tool 10: Hello Bar
And last but not least, Hello Bar is yet another useful list building tool. You can use it for free to grow your email list. Using this tool, you can place a customized message at the top of your blog or website, which will lead the visitors to a landing page where you can ask them to leave their email addresses. It is one of my top picks for email list building.
To sum it up…
If you have struggled with building your email list, consider adding these top 10 list-building apps into your list building strategy.
Start using these tools now and see how they supercharge your email marketing campaigns.