This is week 5 of the Partnership To Success program and my blog is starting to look like a blog.
I should be posting more content than just my progress reports but I find it difficult to find subjects to write about.
I will have to get myself more focused on writing content for my blog as this will generate traffic which is the lifeblood of every blog.
This week I went further where I left off last week and that was preparing my blog to capture leads. This is just another way of saying that I will be trying to get people to sign up with their email addresses to receive a free gift and at the same time build my list.
There are two ways I will be doing list building and that is by adding a signup form on my blog and by configuring a “pop over” that a visitor will see after a few seconds.
This “pop over” is big enough to fill the screen so that a visitor has two choices. He or she can decide to sign up for the free gift or click it away.
To do this I had to create a new list in my Autoresponder (Aweber) first after which I went ahead to create the popover in the web form section of Aweber.
At first, I thought that it would be more difficult to do but it was, in fact, quite easy to do using the step-by-step videos which came in this week’s session.
After I had installed everything, it was time to test it and see if everything worked correctly. I did this by going to my blog and about 3 seconds later the “pop over” appeared and I signed up and was redirected to the free report and the free training video.
This part worked as it was supposed to do. I signed in to my Aweber account and saw that my list had just received a new subscriber.
The next part was to add messages to my follow-up sequence in Aweber so that the people who signed up would start receiving a series of emails.
I had written 7 emails and programmed them so that the first email would be received instantly and the second email a day later.
The other 5 emails would be sent out every two days which I will be testing to see if I receive these emails accordingly.
That’s it for this week. Next week is going to be about generating traffic to your blog which I still find the hardest part to do.
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