One way to increase your list signups is to offer a relevant, high quality free gift. Something that most people who would want your products and services, would also want. So your first problem is to think what that might be.
If all you offer is news of your lastest posts – this can still be a good offer – but will not get you as many signups as something more immediately valuable.
Another way to increase signups is to offer a great free giveaway for signing up to your list, and do it in two steps. This is easy to do with Optinmonster which has the added bonus of also providing you with many other ways to increase signups.
In the video I take you though the set up of a two-step sign up.
Underneath the video I have provided you with the code snippets referred to.