Your email list is absolutely critical to your online business.
The bigger your list, the easier it is for you to sell your products and services. So it’s a great idea to grow your list quickly! One of the best ways to build your list is with an opt-in freebie.
When I say “opt-in freebie”, I’m talking about a free downloadable file — such as a useful PDF report, guide, eBook, or video — that acts as an incentive to get people to sign up to your list. Once someone becomes a subscriber, they automatically receive a link to download your freebie.
Hopefully you’ve thought of — or even made — a gorgeous freebie or two already! (If you haven’t, here are some great ideas.)
Once you have your freebie, the next step is to put it somewhere on the web so that your subscribers can download it. But this process can seem a little daunting. How exactly do you put your freebie up for download? And how do you link it up with your subscription process?
If you’re using MailChimp then I have some good news for you: You can do the whole thing in MailChimp. You don’t even need a website!
In this article I’ll show you exactly how to do it, in four simple steps. By the time you’ve worked through to the end, you’ll have uploaded your freebie to MailChimp; linked to it from your thank-you page and welcome email; and tested the whole thing to make sure it all works beautifully.