If you are thinking about making money online and have people staying connected to your blog at the same time, then you definitely need to have a mailing list.

When you build a mailing list then you can use it to do both of these things at once. A great way to do marketing of your products or affiliate products is to have people subscribe to your mailing. This way you can easily shoot them an email and have them know of a great deal and hopefully you make a sale and earn a commision. You can also send out an email to your mailing list and inform them of new blog posts. Doing so can help you to bring in traffic to that new article and in turn more traffic to your blog.

In order for your mailing list to work well then you need to grow it. There are a number of ways that you can use to grow your mailing list, but how to do so effectively with 3 plugins?

In this article I am going to be telling you about 3 plugins that I use on this blog to grow my mailing list, and of course this is without any extra boost of traffic.

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[button type="engraved" color="blue" link="http://wordpress.org/plugins/aweber-web-form-widget/"]Aweber Plugin[/button]

I am a very big fan of Aweber because they make operating a mailing list very easy.

With the Aweber WordPress plugin you can easily insert a subscription form for your mailing list in the sidebar of your blog which comes in the form of a widget when the plugin is installed. What makes this plugin awesome for bloggers who are not that tech savvy is that you don’t need to touch any codes while inserting a form in your sidebar.

We all know how having an opt-in form in your sidebar helps to grow your mailing list.

What I also like about this plugin is that you can also use it to insert a checkbox in the comment form section. This is one of the best and most effective way of growing your mailing list.

After a person has read your article, loved it and wants to leave a comment, this person has the option to subscribe to your mailing list while making a comment.

The Aweber WordPress plugin can be used to add a checkbox and a label so that people can easily subscribe to your blog. For example your check box will be under the comment form with a label saying, “Subscribe to my mailing list for more great blogging tips”. That’s all it takes to grow your mailing list rapidly and especially if you have tons of people commenting on your articles.

checkbox under comments

I had to edit the plugin to my liking. What I did was to make the checkbox ticked by default. So every commentator on my blog will get an email about their subscription to my blog. If they are interested in subscribing to my mailing list, then all they have to do is confirm by clicking on the link in the email.

[button type="engraved" color="red" link="http://www.commentluv.com/?ref=clp-kemeasie517"]CommentLuv Plugin[/button]

CommentLuv is also another WordPRess plugin that I use to help boost my mailing list subscribers.

You might be wondering how I used this plugin to increase subscription to my mailing list.

Well I am using the CommentLuv Premium plugin and what I did was to use the Reply Me section of the plugin to help grow my mailing list.

What I did was to activate the first comment redirect. I created a thank you page which redirects the first time commentator to that page. On that page I thank that person for leaving a comment and then invite this person to subscribe to my blog where they can get more wonderful tips about blogging.

first comment redirect

Did this work?

Hell yes! In fact this is my number one way of growing my mailing list. Every since I started using that method to help grow my mailing list I have had almost 80% of my first time visitors subscribing.

So if you want to grow your mailing list fast then you can try redirecting your first time commenters to a thank you page with a subscription form on it.

[button type="engraved" color="dark" link="http://www.maxblogpress.com/go.php?offer=kharimtom&pid=35"]MaxBlogPress Subscribers Magnet Plugin[/button]

When MaxBlogPress decided to build a plugin which would act as a subscribers magnet to your mailing list…… they weren’t lying!


You can use this plugin to help grow your mailing list very easy in a number of ways and I will list them below.

  • Add a subscription box in your blog post
  • Add subscription box in sidebar
  • Add subscription box in header stripe
  • Add subscription box in a footer bar
  • Add subscription box in the form of a pop up box
  • Add subscription box in comment form
  • Subscribe Commentator Silently (which I wouldn’t really recommend using)

But the feature of this plugin that I use to grow my mailing list is the Auto Form Filler.

What this does is to automatically add the name and email of the person in the subscription form. All that is left to be done is for the person to click submit or subscribe on the subscription form.

You might be wondering how this works. Well if a person creates an account on your blog and is logged in to your blog then their details will be automatically filled out. Also if the person has previously made a comment on your blog then their details will be filled out on the subscription form to join your mailing list.

[box type=”green”]Grow Your Mailing List Today[/box]

Have you started your mailing list as yet? If not then start today. You will be happy you did.

Many bloggers use mailing list to make their blog a success today and I can testify to that. I have used my mailing list to grow this blog and will continue to do so for a very long time.

I am using Aweber and I advice you to try it out as well. You can test Aweber for only $1.

In addition here is another article that you can use to grow tour mailing list rapidly – How To Grow Your Mailing List With These 15 Amazing Tips



  1. Reply

    I’ve never heard of Aweber before. Looks like a great plugin to have to help people subscribe. Next to that, I would suggest taking the time to write high quality article so people will visit your blog and have the opportunity to subscribe. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Shital Bhalani


    A good idea along with a detailed implementation procedure to grab attention of people at our blog. I have noticed that bloggers are increasing the giveaways and several similar strategies. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Reply

    Hi Kharim,

    You’ve explained it very well and the post is pretty convincing to achieve what it aimed.

    Regarding Aweber plugin, I guess it can be use only with Aweber. Does it support other mailing services? (I think no, but just want to confirm)

    Learned that redirecting commenters to Thank You page works great, but this is what annoys me most and thus never used yet. After I make comments, I like to tweet, like and plus but when your blog takes me to another page, I just can’t do it. But, probably subscribers are more valued than shares, right?

    I guess if I turn to aggressive list building, I need to make the changes you’ve shared. Thanks a lot for this wonderful post.

  4. Sam Adeyinka


    Hey Kharim,

    This yet another awesome tips you have shared here with us.

    I don’t use Aweber but Benchmarkemail list.How do I go about achieving this same thing?

    Thanks for the share. 🙂


  5. Abhay


    Redirecting first time commentators can really help you increase subscribers and am first time here so am gonna subscribe too.l

    • Reply

      Hello Abhay,

      Yes it really helps. Can boost subscribers and also sales, depending on how you use it.

      Thanks for the comment and also for subscribing.

  6. Nasser


    hi Kharim Tomlinson
    really i like so much you blog … it is a great one because i find it very good and so important….so thanks so much for sharing it with us because it is a great and very interesting one that i would like to thanks you about all what you share with us here is really amazing ………………………………

  7. Kuldeep


    Hello Kharim,

    Plugins really saves our time and make the campaign completed in short time. Currently i’m not using any of them. But i was planning but go for aweber..


  8. Jitendra Vaswani


    These 3 plugins are definitely most important for any email marketing campaign, I am using mailchimp & I am pretty satisfied with it.
    Aweber is also great tool for marketing.

    • Reply

      Hello Jitendra,

      Yep those plugins are awesome for growing a mailing list.

      I use aweber and it is pretty awesome.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  9. Gautam


    Aweber is the best in paid and If you want free for some certain amount of time use Mailchimp.

  10. Reply

    Thanks for the tips. At the present I’m using Mailchimp but I’m actively considering a new solution to grow our mailing list. Aweber might just be the right fix.

    • Reply

      Hello Monica,

      Aweber is the way to go.

      I have been using mailchimp but didn’t like it to all that. Aweber made it more easy for me to do email marketing.

      Thanks for the comment and all the best with email marketing.

  11. Reply

    Hello Kharim,

    Now I really like the sound of the last one, but is this compatible with commentluv? (I guess it is, but just want to double check). Also, can you just pick the option that you want and leave the other ones out?

    Thanks for this great post. Really enjoyed it and hope you can answer my questions 🙂


    • Reply

      Hello Sylviane,

      Yes all plugins listed are compatible with each other. Yes as well for picking the one that you want to choose. But it sure would be great to use all of them so that your mailing list can be big and mighty. But if not then you can choose to use which ever one you like.

      Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

  12. Reply

    I was only aware of Commentluv commeting , rest 2 plugins are new for me . I will also try these plugins , thanks for sharing it with us .

  13. Reply

    The best part of wordpress is the plugins. Many plugins available we can use to support our blogging goal. In email marketing purpose I guess the two you have mentioned good for those who having problem growing mailing list fast.

    Thanks for this post my friend

    • Reply

      Hey Okto,

      Yep WordPress plugins can enhance the outlook and feel of your blogs. They also make our blog unique. If we install the right plugins on our blog and use them to do good then our blog will become on of the best.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  14. Sohail



    It’s really great to know that 3 plugins you’ve used helped you a lot. Aweber is no doubt an awesome plugin which works great to build a mailing list.


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