If you use GetResponse for your email marketing system, you can grow your list by offering an incentive for signing up, such as a download for a free marketing guide or ebook. It’s easy to set up so that right after someone subscribes, an email with a secure download link will be sent to them automatically. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Create a web form in GetResponse
After you log in to GetResponse, select the campaign you’d like people to sign up for (or create a new one) and then click on Create Web Form.
You’ll be able to customize your web form using the WYSIWYG editor. You can rearrange fields by dragging them and you can edit them by hovering over and clicking on the edit icon.
When you are done customizing your form, click on the Next Step button near the bottom of the page. Now you’ll be asked to select the type of Thank-You Page that will appear after someone submits your form. I recommend building a page in your own website and linking to it here, but you can choose from the default or staying on the current page.
Now move on to the Publish step and copy the form’s code to embed in your website. You can also link to a page that’s hosted by GetResponse, but again, I recommend embedding it on your website because it will look nicer and feel more consistent to your subscribers.
Step 2: Create a download link to your file with Digioh
Now that you’ve created your form, you’ll need to get a download link for your document. Sign up for Digioh, a service that allows you to send, track, and protect files for your GetResponse subscribers.
Under Security Options you’ll see a few choices: List Grower Security (a person can sign up to view the document), Membership Security (the person must already be on your list to view it), or No Security. Since we want more sign ups for your list, choose your list from List Grower Security. This way, if anyone forwards the link to your document, they’ll be prompted to subscribe.
After setting your options, move on to the next page. Your document will upload and you’ll receive the download link to copy/paste in your GetResponse autoresponder.
Step 3: Paste the Digioh download link in your GetResponse autoresponder
And that’s it!! All that’s left is to test your set up- use your form to subscribe yourself to verify that it’s all functioning properly.
If you have any questions or need some help, let us know in the comments below.