Building an Email List for Non Techies with Sumo List Builder: Walkthrough and Setup
I didn’t get into blogging because I was tech savvy.
Sure I could do some mean technical support on my grandparent’s computer spotting complex issues like “is the power cord attached?” But beyond that, I have little technical competence.
That’s why some of the things we should be doing as online businesses and bloggers can be intimidating sometimes.
Lead captures, pop ups, welcome mats, thingamajigs. It all gets crazy pretty quick.
I like simple, which is why I ended up loving Sumo.
Back in the day, it was called SumoMe, but now they are Sumo. Now they are so big, they are like Prince, they only need one name.
Anyway, they were the first company that made things that I could use and do on my blog starting out that made me say “whoa, I did that?”
In reality, I did very little other than setting up Sumo. It’s super easy and I thought I would share a walkthrough.
Either way, check out Sumo here where you can get started for free. This is an affiliate link, where I would get a commission if you bought something (at no extra cost to you.) As nice as it is to make a couple bucks to help pay for things, the affiliate thing has nothing to do with my recommendation since I became a believer long before the affiliate thing.
Anyway, check out Sumo here and read the following walkthrough.
It is a full-screen call to action. Turn any page into your highest-converting page with Welcome Mat. Welcome Mat displays a full-screen call to action that shows when visitors land on your site.
Encourage your visitors to join your email list, check out your popular blog post … the possibilities are endless!
It is a notification toolbar. Smart Bar sits beautifully at the top of your website reminding your visitors to join your
email list, check out your new blog post, or whatever else you want them to do.
You’ll be amazed at what a simple reminder can do :-).
It is a corner-positioned opt-in forms triggered when a visitor reaches a specific scroll point. Okay, so you want to grow your email list, right? But we get it, you don’t want to be too pushy about it.
Scroll Box provides the solution: a polite way to ask your visitors for their email address as they finish reading your latest blog post or learning about your product.