Why We Love Thrive Leads WP Plugin (And You Should, Too!)
Have you been building your email list and wondering why it’s been growing so slowly?
There are countless well known optin form building products out there which you may or may not already been using.
Or you might be using the email form builder that comes with your current email service provider.
Undoubtedly, you have found that they are lacking in some way. Perhaps you are frustrated by their lack of nice looking templates.
Or maybe the form builder lacks the flexibility to build the design you really want.
Creating beautifully designed optin forms is the first step in collecting more emails.
So it’s important that you get this right.
That is why I’ve been so impressed with Thrive Leads. It basically checks off every box of what I want in a list building plugin. And even better, it keeps improving with each and every update.
What is Thrive Leads
Thrive Leads is a WordPress plugin that allows you to create beautiful optin forms very quickly. Yet, it’s very flexible, and doesn’t limit your creativity in any way.
Thrive Leads supports all the popular optin form types that are currently in use by marketers right now. And if some new type of optin form becomes popular in the future, you can be sure that Thrive Leads will definitely incorporate it as well.
By making the process simple and continually testing and improving the conversion rates of your optin forms, the number of subscribers on your list will grow faster than ever.
With Thrive Leads, there is no reason anymore to use your email service provider’s built in web form builder. It basically renders them obsolete.
Thrive Leads Optin Forms
1.Sidebar Optin Form
Probably one of the most popular and often seen email signup forms is found in the sidebar.
Thrive Leads includes 35 Sidebar Optin Form templates
2.Lightbox (or The Popup)
An overlay that displays an email optin on top of your site. It’s definitely the most common type of optin form you will see these days.
Thrive Leads includes 45 Lightbox templates
3.Scroll Mat(Welcome Mat)
One of the latest trends in email optins, and perhaps highest converting optins around, is the Welcome Mat.
Normally only activated on the homepage, and only for the first visit, this is basically a popup on steroids! It takes over the complete screen and makes it extremely hard for anyone to ignore.
Of course people can exit the screen with a button, but because this optin method is so new, most people will not do so as quickly or easily – resulting in more attention, and more email sign ups.
Thrive Leads includes 13 Welcome Mat templates
The name of this one is a little confusing as it is not so much two steps, as a click, then optin.
So how does this work? Well it is simple, yet very powerful. You just add a link to anything on your site:
The key to success with two step optins is to be “in context”.
Thrive Leads includes 20 Two-Step Optin templates
5.Post Footer(End of Blog Post)
It is always a good thing to have an offer at the end of your blog posts.
Why? Because people have made it all the way to the end and are definitely keen to hear “what’s next?”. So make sure you have one of these babies, even if it is not the main driver for getting email addresses for your list (like a popup or scrollbox).
Thrive Leads includes 35 Post Footer templates
The multi-choice optin is another very high converting option you might want to consider.
Thrive Leads includes 17 Multiple-Choice Optin templates
7.Content Locker Optin
Many of you are probably familiar with the social content locker, which is a plugin that asks people to share your content before accessing some extra “locked” content. This locked content could be:
- extra information (hidden)
- or a link to a pdf or audio/video
But if you are like me, and find emails far more useful and important than an extra social share, then the Content Locker Optin is a welcome alternative.
Thrive Leads includes 9 Content Locker Optin templates
8.In Content Optin
Using short codes, embed an optin anywhere in your content, like say your About Page.
Thrive Leads includes 39 In Content Optin templates
9.Slide in(Scroll Boxes)
This type of optin form is a great idea for those of you who are not all about grabbing your visitors attention, and slapping them on the face. However, it still has some great things to recommend it:
- it slides into view (getting attention)
- can be placed in multiple locations and moved in a variety of directions
So if you are a big fan of popups, give the scroll box a try and see your email list grow significantly!
Thrive Leads includes 12 Slide in templates
10.Ribbon Top(Notification Bar Top)
The Notification Bar is also a great way to permanently advertise a new offer. So it can serve multiple purposes!
It’s always there, with it’s bright glaring colors luring you to accept the offer of a free e-book, or check out that new course.
Thrive Leads includes 23 Notification Bar Top templates
11.Ribbon Bottom(Notification Bar Bottom)
This is a more recent development, and there are not so many people doing it (yet), so I thought I would mention this separately.
Thrive Leads includes 23 Notification Bar Bottom templates
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Customizing Your Forms
Where Thrive Leads stands out is the flexibility in the designs that you can create.
Thrive Leads on the other hand allows you to move and delete any element you want. Combined with it’s rich library of components and you have true freedom when creating your designs.
The reason it’s so powerful, is that Thrive Leads leverages the Thrive Content Builder editor. The editor allows you to drag and drop components right onto the form preview.
Optin Forms don’t need to be designed from scratch, although you can if you like. Thrive Leads includes a number of templates for each form type, and more are getting added with every update.
These are all very well designed, and you could easily use them as-is if you like.
Why Thrive Leads?
Thrive Leads is a WordPress plugin from Thrive Themes that will simply blow your list building worries away. I say this because of how thoughtfully the plugin has been designed. Over the course of this review, you will see that unlike most other plugins, Thrive Leads offers plenty of variety, diversity and customizability options without overwhelming or intimidating you.
Thrive Leads is an enterprise grade plugin that quadruples your list building efforts in no time
Benefits for Newbies
- Thrive Leads requires no tech skills to set up
- You can build and deploy a ton of lists in minutes (no BS)
- You have stunning designs and options to create beautiful opt-ins
- Benefits for Power Users
- Thrive Leads lets you target segmented visitors based on posts, categories, tags
- You can create multiple opt-ins and prioritize them according to the need of the hour
- You can run a variety of meaningful tests using the inbuilt A/B testing engine
- And can take advantage of the meaningful reports and insights derived from the tests
Ready to Use Professionally Designed Templates
Thrive Leads has plenty of eye catching, professional design templates that can be used as is. The templates are also 100% editable so you can make it your own. There are no codes to tweak; just drag and drop elements to create impressive forms.
With more and more traffic flowing from high end mobile devices today, having a stiff opt-in is going to put off your visitors. Thrive Leads has a fully mobile responsive design that would look great on any device.
Thrive Leads offers plenty of additional form controls such as check boxes, radio buttons & drop-downs so you can create advanced lead generation forms.
Thrive Leads has been tested to work on all modern browsers; IE. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera.
What Some of Thrive Leads customers Have to Say:
WOW, a 238% increase in conversions when I switched to Thrive Leads. This is the most powerful list building plugin I’ve used and the team behind it is ON FIRE! Thrive Leads absolutely gets a recommendation from me.
Your stuff is beautifully designed, fast and has great options for marketers that you just don’t see with other themes. Great, great job! Absolutely love Thrive!
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Why Thrive Leads Beats the Competition
In Thrive Leads, we put a lot of work into making the user interface lightning fast and easy to work with. We care a lot about this because a common problem is that people will buy a complex and potentially powerful tool, but end up not really using it, because it’s a pain to use. For the same reason, we also have in-line tutorial videos, an extensive knowledge-base and other training material, to help our users get the most out of the plugin. – Shane Melaugh, Founder – Thrive Themes
Thrive Leads allows me to use analytics & gain actionable insights to generate high quality leads.
The Tri Ratna
In Sanskrit, the Tri Ratna refers to Three Jewels. Thrive Leads, in my opinion, has its own three secret weapons to snag those visitors.
1. Catch All Form
This is the straightforward method that most list building solutions offer. You can display a common opt-in form for all your website visitors to use.
2. Segmented Form
You will still be creating opt-ins like you usually do, but now you will assign these forms to show up on specific posts, categories, or tags. For instance, if you have a category that covers all posts related to traffic generation, you can target that particular audience to offer traffic generation incentives (videos, PDFs, secret systems) and build a segmented list. You can then prioritize this specific opt-in ( just by drag and drop) to show up instead of the generic Catch All form. This is guaranteed to win targeted visitors.
3. The Ultimate Content Upgrade Form
This “secret weapon” in Thrive Leads will allow you to target individual blog posts. For instance, you can pick up your most popular posts and “do a content upgrade.” The content upgrade again can be tips that’s never been shared before or secret recipes that will enhance that post. When you create an opt-in for that particular post, you can increase sign ups because your targeted readers are already invested in the idea you are promoting in that article.
There are plenty of experts out there who will tell you how to increase your conversions. But why listen to others when you can see the results yourself. With Thrive Leads you can easily set up tests to see if your sidebar widget works better than your slide in form, or if visitors opt-in when they enter the site or exit it. You can vary the headlines and call out points to see which ones work best and you can determine if a 3 second trigger is better than a 10 second one. You can even change your offers or incentives, such as a free video course download instead of a PDF download to see which ones are more appreciated.
All tests are preset to run for a specific duration and a minimum conversion rate.These conditions are tried and tested using a well researched formula and should work perfectly as is, but you are free to tweak it to your needs.
Another advantage with Thrive Leads is that you don’t have to manually lookout for the test results. The plugin will automatically alert you to the winner. You can create and try out as many tests as you want, manage them just as easily, and leave it to the tool to do its job. The winners will be retained at the end of the test and losers weeded out, or in this case hidden.
Analytics & Reports
Analyzing figures from your tests can be both boring and intimidating, but with Thrive Leads you can easily understand the highest converting stories and where you leads are coming from so you can focus your link building campaigns on the best converting topics. And its all pretty straightforward stuff.
Integration with Your Favorite Auto-Responders
Thrive Leads plays nice with most popular Auto-Responders and email marketing services like AWeber, GetResponse, Mailchimp, iContact, SendinBlue, Ontraport, InfusionSoft, Campaign Monitor, and Mad Mimi among others.
How Thrive Leads Compares to Other Plugins
Thrive Leads is a plugin that is perfect for the modern list builder. Its design has been well thought out – keeping in mind ease of use, relevant targeting, effortlessly easy A/B Testing, and super quick implementation. It offers smart features that help you select forms that work best for your website based on actual impressions and clicks. All the features are easy to set up and implement and there are plenty of videos and documentation if you need guidance. The plugin is also very fairly priced in comparison to its competitors.
I believe that with such a powerful plugin at your disposal, your list building efforts will only go from strength to strength. Remember there are no shortcuts to success. Using smart tools like Thrive Leads is what will get you there!
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