You already know that having an email list is important otherwise you wouldn't be here, reading this article.
So, I'm going to get right into it ...
Why These 3 Tools?
They Work Everywhere
WordPress sites get a lot of love and there are a million and one optin plugins available for that platform; however, not every site runs WordPress.
There are also Ecommerce stores, custom coded sites, and other content management systems that need tools to grow their email lists.
The 3 tools below work on any type of site - just add a small snippet of code to your header and you'll be good to go!
They Have Quality Free Versions
The free versions of these tools are more than enough to get you started growing your email list.
And, 9 times out of 10, the free version will do all you need it to and you'll never need to upgrade to the "pro" versions.
They Work With Most "Big" Autoresponder Tools
The 3 Tools
1. SumoMe (https://sumome.com/)
SumoMe is a suite of free tools that can be used to grow your website’s traffic. Four of the tools inside SumoMe that work great for growing your email list are the List Builder, Welcome Mat, Smart Bar, and Scroll Box.
I also really like that SumoMe works nicely with Zapier - a service that connects over 500 services together.
What I don't like about SumoMe is that the free version doesn't include split testing and the pro version is a lot more expensive than it's competitions' pro versions.
2. HelloBar (https://www.hellobar.com/)
Hello Bar offers similar tools as SumoMe with regards to list building, but they don't have any other tools like heat maps and social sharing.
They offer optins in the form of a bar, modal, slider, and page takeover. Unfortunately I can't link to these optins because you have to be logged in to Hello Bar to learn more about them.
What I like most about Hello Bar is their split testing functionality is available in their free version (unlike SumoMe).
What I don't like is that they don't work natively with ActiveCampaign and I have to "hack" it together to make it work.
3. MailMunch (http://www.mailmunch.co/)
But, what it has over the other services is the "embedded" form which enables you to place an optin form anywhere on your website. This way you're not "bothering" people with popups, bars, and boxes - so, that's pretty cool!
What I don't like about MailMunch is that their free optin forms are fairly plain and to unlock the "prettier" forms costs at least $13.30/mo. Which, at this point, you might as well go with something more powerful like OptinMonster.
Now that you know about these 3 tools, you have zero excuses for not growing your email list!