A lot of people in the writing business have been telling me I really need a pop-up window on my website that begs visitors to sign-up for my mailing list… but no… just no…
I can’t stand those ads, especially when I can’t seem to close them on my phone, and I never sign-up for the newsletters they’re promoting.
I mean, why would I sign-up for someone’s newsletter when I’m literally visiting their site for the very first time to find out who they are or what their book is about? I get enough email as it is!
Now, I will sign up for your newsletter after I read something of yours I like OR if I’m intrigued by what you’re doing/working on.
So nope. If you’re on my site and want to subscribe to my newsletter, the sign-up box is around here somewhere. I’d love to see you on the mailing list, but I won’t be forcing a pop-up window into your face to get you there.
If NOT having that newsletter sign-up pop-up window on my site ends up being the ONE reason I never break through to the next level, I guess it sucks to be me because it’s just not happening!