Resources

Email List Building Resources

Email list building resources _ Content Bribes

Here at Content Bribes, we want to help get your list as large as possible. A big, targeted list means a more captive audience for your ideas, products, and services.

If you’re just getting into list building, or even if you think you’re a pro at it already, we put together some resources to help you offer opt-ins and content upgrades within your blog posts, plugins to create welcome mats and popups (if you like those sort of things), and general tips and strategies to help you grow.

We hope you get at least 1 good tip out of this list 🙂

Copywriting

Copyhackers
Joanne and her team at Copyhackers always put out the best articles on copywriting. Sign up for the email list, you’ll see just how copywriting for an email should be done.

Kopywriting Kourse
I love Neville’s style of explaining copy. His caveman approach is common sense, but so many marketers ignore it.

The Hemingway App
This site will grade the readability of your writing and tell you what parts are hard to read and what could be made simpler.

List Building Tools & Plugins

LeadPages
One of the top landing page building tools. They have tons of tools to help you build your list like LeadBoxes and plenty of page themes to choose from.

SumoMe
This is a suite of tools that help you build your list…for free! There are pop ups, welcome mats, heat maps, and the like.

Optin Monster
A great list building plugin for WordPress. They offer forms, a drag and drop builder, Exit Intent, A/B testing. Perfect for creating content upgrades.

mailmunch

MailMunch
This tool allows you to display popups, top bars, and more, as well as send autoresponders. Free and paid versions available.

SmartBribe
A cool, free tool from Bryan Harris and the Videofruit team. It allows to you to share bonus content when a visitor shares it on social media.

Email Marketing

InfusionSoft
One of the top email and marketing automation providers. Very powerful and able to scale up to your needs, but may be expensive for those just starting out.

Sublime Text
If you’re someone who likes going into the email code to fix things, you need Sublime Text to more easily edit that HTML.

URL Builder
Because UTM codes are a pain to build by hand.

Testing

Mail Tester
Make sure your emails don’t end up in the spam folder. Go to Mail Tester, copy the random email they give you, and send an email to that address. It will calculate your spam rating to tell you how to improve your score and not end up in a black hole.

Inspiration

really good emails

Really Good Emails
Subscribe to the newsletter and view all these awesome emails to get ideas for your next one.

Scope
Have you ever seen an email that you loved so much you saved? Are you someone who has a Gmail folder full of email designs? Scope lets you take a look at the code behind these emails to see just how they’re made.

Optimization

Is Valid
If you’re doing an A/B test and want to make sure your test results are valid. You just enter the sample number and conversions and it will let you know if you should implement those results.

Optimizely
A/B testing software

Bounce Exchange
Their tools know how to turn returning visitors into conversions. Their software knows how to guide your customers to your funnel based on their behavior on your site.

Articles

Get more people to join your email newsletter by… asking them
Byran Harris | VideoFruit
Bryan gives you scripts to use on Twitter to ask people to join your email list.

How to start an email list from scratch and get 205 subscribers in 48 hours
Bryan Harris | VideoFruit
Bryan walks through building a list in just 48 hours.

Communities

The Litmus Community
Litmus is known for their email tools. Their community is all about allowing email marketers and designers talk about all things email.

Inbound.org
This is the best community for marketers. Great place to ask questions and find out what’s happening.