If you’re struggling to increase newsletter subscribers, I was in the same boat weeks ago. I’d been in that boring boat for months/years. I utilized Facebook posts as well as Twitter feed in regards to growing my numbers. I’m also an author of 3 books, but I STILL had a hard time finding subscribers. A newsletter is important, because it creates direct access to my readers.
Figuring out an organic way to do this was the key. So when I came across a fellow writer’s cross-promo post on one of the Facebook groups I follow, I emailed her for advice. She had 3000 subscribers, which was 2070 more than I had.
When I emailed her, she said 3000 was nothing compared to others who had a list of 30,000. I was blown away and thrilled that I had chosen to reach out to her. She introduced me to Instafreebie. It’s a website that matches up authors with readers, using a free book promotion strategy. Providing a free book coincides with the concept of creating a funnel for your other books. Meaning, by offering a book for free, I’m hoping that a new reader becomes a fan of my other works. My particular book has been permafree on Kindle, Nook, and Wattpad since its release in August. But I knew there had to be a better way to reach more readers.
How Instafreebie Works
At the end of the free trial month, my list increased from 30 to 530 readers. Only 20 unsubscribed after the first two newsletters were sent. That’s great retention! I’m definitely an Instafreebie fan now, and I continued my premium plan after the free trial, which is $20 a month. It’s not a year contract, so I’m evaluating my participation month-to-month.
What to Expect in Upcoming Posts
EXAMPLES OF FUTURE POSTS
I’ve also signed up for a Fussy Librarian promo that’s taking place at the end of November. I’ll be posting my results. I’m excited to share this info with you!
Great Tool for Writers