Six Places To Plug In Your MailerLite Signup Form To Grow Your Email List

If you're not using email marketing, you're missing out on serious free traffic. Here are some places you can plug in your email signup form online so you can get more people signing up to receive your great offers.
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Starting an email newsletter is one of the best ways to sell your product or service.

Finding the right email newsletter provider just got so much easier because I did the heavy lifting for you and can say without a doubt that you need MailerLite. Check out all the reasons you should get MailerLite for more info.

Let’s take a gander at some places you can promote your MailerLite signup form in order to get more fans receiving your email newsletters (which can be automated with MailerLite, by the way).

Please note: these methods exclude paid promotions, as offered by most popular social media platforms, which could set you back a considerable amount of cash.

If your budget allows it, paid social media promos are GREAT for growing your email list. Sign up for my newsletter if you’d like to know how to use paid social media for email list growth. I’ll tackle the subject in future posts.

Please note 2: I’m not a fan of social media, so if you see scary low follow, like and share numbers (even 0), that’s because I hardly market these social media profiles. The only thing social media is good for is paid advertising, so I don’t care about increasing followers, likes or shares. I could quite happily live without social media, but who’ll teach you how to use these platforms for marketing?

The form

The form in question is this one: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/n9a6w1, which I created inside my MailerLite dashboard.

MailerLite automatically created that link for me, which is handy, because then I can share it all over the webs and elsewhere.

That’s what this post is about, after all: to show you where to place that link so more people can access the form and sign up.

I wrote a post about creating a MailerLite email newsletter signup form that shows how you can DIY.

Your website

If you follow my marketing and tech tips you’ll know I’m a BIG proponent of building your own online presence through a website, as opposed to building your social media profiles.

Of course, I’m biased because I run a web design company, but building your own website makes sense on many levels. And using your website to grow your email list is a must.

Check out my detailed tutorial on how to use MailerLite with WordPress.

Social media

You’re wasting your time if you’re using social media to grow your social media. In other words, if all you’re interested in are more likes, shares and followers, you’ll someday be rudely awakened by the ineffectiveness of that approach.

The best way to market on social media is to get people off social media and onto your platform of choice.

I’d argue that the best place to send people is your website.

But sending them to your newsletter signup form is as important, if not more, because then you can grow your email list, to which you can always market your website.

Let’s look at how to promote your newsletter signup form on social media.

Facebook

There are two ways to add a link to your newsletter signup form on Facebook. One is through the Page button, the other by adding a pinned post.

Here’s how to do both.

Page button

Your Facebook page comes with an action button situated at the top of the page with a few options you can choose from.

Let’s change my Facebook page button to link to my signup page.

Click the edit button

Click Edit Learn More button.

Click The Edit Learn More Button
Click The Edit Learn More Button.

A drop down appears. Click the Edit button item.

Click Edit Button
Click Edit Button.
Choose the right option

A pop up opens with the following options:

  • Buy Gift Card
  • Order Food
  • Book Now
  • Get Quote
  • Call Now
  • Contact Us
  • Send Message
  • Send Email
  • Learn More
  • Sign Up
  • Use App
  • Play Game
  • Watch Video
  • Shop Now

Choose Sign Up.

Choose The Sign Up Option
Choose The Sign Up Option.
Add your form’s URL

You can do two things here:

  • Add the URL MailerLite automatically created for your signup form.
  • Add a MailerLite signup form to your website and share your website’s URL.

Although I prefer the latter, for the purpose of this tutorial I’ll go with the first option: add the URL MailerLite created for me.

Add The Signup Form Url
Add The Signup Form URL.
Save the button

Once you’ve added the URL, click the Save button.

Click The Save Button
Click The Save Button.

Pinned post

You can also add a post to your page, then turn it into a pinned post so it’s always at the top of the screen when someone opens your page.

Create a new post

First, click on Create Post on your business page.

Click The Create Post Button
Click The Create Post Button.

A box pops open where you can add content.

The Box Into Which You'll Post Your Content
The Box Into Which You’ll Post A Link To Your Signup Form Page.
Don’t try to add color

When you add a text-only post, you can click on the little box with the Aa and a colorful background.

But it’s not possible to use a custom background when you share a link, so don’t waste your time trying to funkify your newsletter signup link.

Click The Colorful Button To Choose A Background
When You Add A Normal Text-Only Post, You Can Add A Funky Background By Clicking On The Colorful Button. Don’t try it with your newsletter signup box link.
Add a link to your signup form

You can literally just paste a link to your signup form, but that’s boring. I’m going to add some text and a few hashtags.

Here’s what I’m using: Get serious marketing tutorials and tech tips FREE via email: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/n9a6w1 #OnlineMarketingTips #Technology

I've Included Some Text With The Link To The Signup Form, As Well As A Few Hashtags
I’ve Included Some Text With The Link To The Signup Form, As Well As A Few Hashtags.
Click the Post button

The moment you post a link, Facebook automatically adds your web page’s featured image to the post (if you added a featured image to the web page you’re sharing). It makes it pop a little.

However, sharing the MailerLite URL reveals that there isn’t a featured image, so the post looks a little bare.

If, however, you add a MailerLite signup form to your own website and you can add a featured image (like WordPress allows you to do), your post will look much better.

But for now, let’s accept the bare post.

Click the Post button.

Click The Post Button
Click The Post Button.
Pin the post

To ensure the post remains at the top of your posts when someone visits your page, you need to pin it.

Find The Post And Click The Three Dot Menu At The Top Right Of It
Find The Post And Click The Three Dot Menu At The Top Right Of It.
Click On Pin To Top Of Page
Click On Pin To Top Of Page.

That’s it!

The post is now permanently pinned to the top of your Facebook business page. That adds another place where people can easily click through to sign up for your magnificent MailerLite newsletter.

Twitter

There are two ways to add a link to your MailerLite signup form on Twitter, similar to Facebook.

One is your official profile link, the other a pinned post.

Profile link

Your Twitter profile has space for a link to your URL of choice. It’s a great place to share a link to your signup form.

Click Edit profile

Once you’re logged into Twitter, click the Edit profile button.

Click The Edit Profile Button
Click The Edit Profile Button.
Scroll and paste the link

A box pops open. Scroll down to the Website field and paste your URL.

Scroll Down To The Website Field And Paste In The Signup Form Url
Scroll Down To The Website Field And Paste In The Signup Form URL.
Click Save

Click the Save button in the top right hand corner of the box.

Click The Save Button
Click The Save Button.
Your Profile Now Contains A Link To Your Signup Form
Your Profile Now Contains A Link To Your Signup Form.

Your Twitter profile now contains a link to your signup page.

Pinned post

Similar to Facebook, you can add a pinned post to your Twitter profile so that it’s always at the top.

Create a Tweet

First, create a new Tweet.

Create A New Tweet
Create A New Tweet.
Add your link

A box pops open into which you can post your link.

A Box Pops Open Where You Can Write Your Message
A Box Pops Open Where You Can Write Your Message.

You could add just the link to your post, but why not use the opportunity to explain to people why they should sign up?

Here’s what I’m adding: Get serious marketing tutorials and tech tips FREE via email: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/n9a6w1 #OnlineMarketingTips #Technology

Paste Your Link, Along With A Message And Some Hashtags
Paste Your Link, Along With A Message And Some Hashtags.
Pin the Tweet

Once the Tweet is posted, click on the small down arrow in the rop right hand corner of the Tweet. You’ll be presented with an option to pin the Tweet.

Click On The Little Down Arrow At The Top Right Of The Tweet
Click On The Little Down Arrow At The Top Right Of The Tweet.
Click The Pin To Your Profile Option
Click The Pin To Your Profile Option.
Click The Pin Button To Confirm
Click The Pin Button To Confirm.

Your newsletter signup link is now permanently fixed above your other Tweets.

Pinterest

Of all the social media platforms, Pinterest is my favorite. When I say favorite, I don’t mean I actually use it. I used to, but then realized that social media is basically a waste of time.

Nevertheless, if I were given a choice of only one platform to incorporate into my free social media strategy, I’d probably opt for Pinterest.

Similar to Facebook and Twitter, you can add a link to your newsletter signup box to your profile, as well as to a pin.

But I won’t be adding a link as a pin. It’s not a good idea. It comes across as spammy.

But let me add a link to the signup form from my Pinterest profile.

Click Edit profile

You need to be logged into Pinterest, but once you are, click the Edit profile button.

A Screenprint Of My Pinterest Profile
A Screenshot Of My Pinterest Profile.

Click the Edit profile button on your profile.

Click The Edit Profile Button
Click The Edit Profile Button.

Click the Claim menu item

In the left hand sidebar, click on Claim.

Click On Claim In The Left Hand Sidebar
Click On Claim In The Left Hand Sidebar.

Paste the link

Paste the link to your signup form inside the Claim your website field.

Paste The Signup Form Url Into The Box With The Heading, Claim Your Website
Paste The Signup Form URL Into The Box With The Heading, Claim Your Website.

Click Done

You won’t actually be claiming your website, since that involves adding code to the MailerLite page, which is not possible, since MailerLite doesn’t belong to you.

So all you need to do is click on Done.

Click On Done
Click On Done.

Your Pinterest profile now sports a link to your MailerLite signup form.

The Link To Your Mailerlite Signup Form From Your Pinterest Profile
A Link To The Mailerlite Signup Form From My Pinterest Profile.

Quora

Quora is a GREAT place to stick a link to your newsletter signup form, but to get people to pay attention to you on Quora takes time and effort.

That’s because people want to hear from experts.

If you’re an expert in your field and you answer questions related to your field, you should be able to hook quite a bit of newsletter subscribers.

There’s only one spot where you can stick your link without looking like an overbearing marketing moron, and that’s on your profile.

You could place a link to your signup form when you answer someone too, but I’d advise against that. It looks spammy and will therefore probably be reported as such.

Click the link to edit your description

Below your avatar you’ll see a link that reads, Write a description about yourself.

Click it.

Click On Write A Description About Yourself
Click On Write A Description About Yourself.
A Box Pops Open Into Which You Can Add Some Information About Yourself
A Box Pops Open Into Which You Can Add Some Information About Yourself.

Add the link

Add the link to your newsletter signup form here, along with other text, if you want.

Paste A Link To Your Newsletter Signup Form
Paste A Link To Your Newsletter Signup Form.

Click Update

Simply click the Update button below the box to save the newly added content.

Click Update At The Bottom To Save Changes
Click Update At The Bottom To Save Changes.

Your Quora profile now contains a link to your signup form.

Forums

Although forums are considered relics of yesteryear’s marketing by some people, they offer great opportunities for directing people to your newsletter signup form.

Not all forums have the same rules, though.

You might find forums where you’re allowed to add a signature to your posts immediately, and place a link inside that signature.

Other forums might require you to first post a few questions and answers before they allow you to place any links.

The moment you’re allowed to place a link, take advantage.

I have a profile on Warrior Forum, so let’s add signup links there.

I’m assuming you have a Warrior Forum profile and you’re logged in.

Standard profile link

This link shows up when someone views your profile. In Warrior Forum’s case, it shows up under the Contact Info tab.

Your Signup Link Is Placed Under The Contact Info Tab In Your Profile
Your Signup Link Is Placed Under The Contact Info Tab In Your Profile.

Click Customize Profile

In your profile customization page, click on Customize Profile.

Click On Customize Profile
Click On Customize Profile.

Edit your details

In the left hand sidebar, click on Edit Your Details.

Click Ojn Edit Your Ptofilr
Click On Edit Your Profile.

Add the link

In the Home Page URL field, paste the link to your signup form.

Add Your Signup Box Url To The Home Page Url Field
Add Your Signup Box Url To The Home Page URL Field.

Save changes

At the bottom of the screen, find and click the Save Changes button.

Click The Save Button Near The Bottom Of The Page
Click The Save Button Near The Bottom Of The Page.

Now, when someone views your profile and clicks on the Contact Info tab, they’ll see a link to your signup form.

Signature link

This link is displayed in your signature. Your signature shows up when you create a new forum post or answer someone else’s post.

Click Edit Signature

In the left hand sidebar of your control panel, click on Edit Signature.

In Your Control Panel, Click On Edit Signature
In Your Control Panel, Click On Edit Signature.

Add the link and save

Editing your signature can be tricky if you’re not familiar with BB Code.

Just copy the following over to your signature and exchange the URL with yours.

[URL=”https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/n9a6w1″]My Awesome Newsletter[/URL]

Add A Signature Using Bb Code And Click The Save Sginature Button At The Bottom
Add A Signature Using BB Code And Click The Save Signature Button At The Bottom.
The Signature At The Bottom Of A Forum Post
The Signature At The Bottom Of A Forum Post.

Now, every post you create, whether you start a topic or reply to someone else’s post, will contain a link to your signup form.

In conclusion

There you have it: a bunch of online spaces where you can add a link pointing to your email newsletter signup form.

Why is that important?

Because email is still one of the best direct marketing channels in the world.

And by sticking your signup form URL wherever you can, you make it easy for people to subscribe and become customers.

Get MailerLite today and start growing your email list.

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