List Building Tools

The Fastest List Building Tools, Pick Your Winning Horse

I want to start this post with a big “WOW!” I am so amazed because of all the development that is going on these days; there are a ridiculous number of great internet marketing tools, themes and plugins for WordPress. And the amazing thing is most of them seem to work perfectly!

Most of these WordPress plugins and themes have integration with major email list services providers and auto responders, so you won’t waste your time trying to discover how to do it by yourself!

I am using a few of these products on my blogs and sites, and recently I was thinking about the whole thing, It’s really amazing to find out that all of this development is out there, and thousands of internet marketing are using it to reach their marketing goals fast and actually make more money!

The real problem is to decide which one to use!

It’s really confusing. I bet many people feel the same way about all these tools on the market, and they don’t know which plugin or theme to use. It’s really getting harder every day! (Don’t you agree with me?!)

Which email building tool to use then?

opt-in horse

It’s impossible to answer this question without testing these products on a live website. We will need to test them all on the same website to get the most accurate results; so the question now is who is going to actually do it? (Not sure it’s me!)

Again, which email building tool is the best for me?

I like to try new things whenever I have a chance, and then I try to share my thoughts and views about them. I recommend what I think is worth it, so I am giving you a few suggestions of the best email list building tools on the market.

The key here is to know your goals, and read everything on the product’s page. Take your time and try to determine exactly what would fit your marketing strategy and model. Pick the one single product that matches your needs.

[box type=”red”]Here is the best tools for building email list … ( FYI, some of the links below are presenting my aff)[/box]

The BlogSkin for Thesis Theme

I will start with the BlogSkin as it’s actually my own project, a Thesis Skin designed for internet marketers and multi-authors blogs. The BlogSkin has multiple opt-in forms with easy panel integration and several color schemes.

BlogSkin Opt-in Form

BlogSkin Opt-in Form

Design is expensive, so my idea was to create a simple and fast way to get your hands on a clean design for thesis theme framework without having to pay a lot of money and without having any coding and designing experience at all.

Remember, the BlogSkin requires Thesis Theme framework, it’s not a standalone theme.

Check out the BlogSkin and also the Silver Thesis Skin

WPSubscribers plugin

WPSubscribers is really cool plugin; imagine that you can create unlimited number of subscribe forms including popup forms, footer bar forms, custom forms and even exit popups. Each of them can have its own content and can be used separate at the same time. (Read the WPSubscribers review for more details.

WPSubscribers option panel

WPSubscribers option panel

Amazing.. ha?!

Check out the WPSubscribers plugin

OptimizePress Theme

If you have developed your own product and are looking forward to a big launch, you must be looking for the best solution to create your product launch page. OptimizePress is my favorite WordPress theme and it really does the job smoothly and effectively.

OptimizePress Theme

OptimizePress Theme

OptimizePress has loads of features. It can be used to create launch pages, sales pagessqueeze pages and membership sites. I love the possibility of having a blog section for news and updates. It’s really amazing!

OptimizePress is also one of the best sales products on my list, and I see many people who are totally satisfied with its performance and great support.

Update: Check out OptimizePress 2.0, and my other the OptimizePress Review. Also, these awesome templates:

Click Here to Check Out OptimizePress

Popup Domination plugin

A lot of people say that they hate popups, and they’re not a good idea, as they annoy blog readers, I don’t blame them, and maybe I somehow agree with them, but what if I tell you that opt-in popups works?! Yes…take this fact from me, sidebar opt-in forms don’t have same performance as popups!

Popup Domination plugin

Popup Domination plugin

Let’s take the good and leave the bad. We just need to set the popup to pop once for every blog visitor, so it won’t show again for loyal readers and returning visitors, got it?

Plus, it’s one of my best sales products. That is the best testimonial I can get! So to be honest with you, I have no problem promoting it over and over!

Get Popup Domination

Subscribe management plugin

This is the MaxBlogPress Subscribers Magnet plugin for WordPress. This amazing plugin will magnify your subscriber number even if you have a low traffic site.

Subscribers management plugin

Subscribers management plugin

The guys behind MaxBlogPress are also the creators of the awesome WordPress Ninja Affiliate plugin. This plugin made a lot of bloggers and internet marketers happy earners. Check out the Ninja Affiliate plugin if you would like to know why I can NOT live without it!

Get MaxBlogPress Subscribers Magnet

List Eruption plugin

This is the recent and newest list building tool on the market. The List Eruption is a WordPress plugin that has amazing features. It was launched a few days back, and it looks amazing. I haven’t tried it yet because I am really busy working on other important stuff. I feel that I am missing on an interesting experience!

List Eruption plugin for WordPress

List Eruption plugin for WordPress

And because I know Mark Thompson -The creator of List Eruption plugin– and I know his work quite well, I have no option but to recommend his work for everyone who wants to get their email list excited!

I love the idea of engaging and involving your subscribers in the process of growing your email list by referring other people from their social networks like Facebook and Twitter. It is a very smart idea to build your email list fast!

I already have my copy of the List Eruption plugin, and I am going to check it out very soon. You should do the same if you are looking to build your list faster!

Get your Copy of List Eruption

Your Thoughts!

[box type=”gray”]What’s your favorite list building and subscriber management plugin or theme? And why you think so?[/box]

Images: NEIL ROY JOHNSON / Shutterstock.com

I create websites with WordPress, and I develop Thesis Skins. I am a social network lover. I am also the night creature who works hard to keep this project up. Owner and founder of the Famous Blog.


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  • Latief April 9, 2012, 10:26 am

    So you have all the weapon you need to make war Hesham 🙂
    And seems all the plugins and themes works for you bro, great!
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Dave Cooper February 18, 2012, 8:47 pm

    Wow, you just seem to have some amazing collections all the time. Thesis blogskin is just simply amazing…thanks for sharing!

    • Hesham Zebida February 18, 2012, 10:02 pm

      Thanks Dave, glad you like the BlogSkin, I see you are doing nice work on your blog!

  • Jamie Dolan October 3, 2011, 11:36 pm


    Which one of these would be a good choice to use with your Thesis Blog Skin? Since Your skin already has the built in forms, I guess I would mainly be making use of the pop-up tools.


  • Anirudh Anand May 31, 2011, 11:32 pm

    popup emai subscription is very useful… if we use it cleverly, we will get lots of subscribers….

  • Jitendra Singh May 16, 2011, 1:25 pm

    Such a great tools. I must go for subscribing and emailing ones.

  • Vijayraj Reddy May 14, 2011, 8:24 am

    i like Popup Domination plugin and will have one soon…

  • Tony May 14, 2011, 7:48 am

    There are a lot of plugins that I never know before. Let’s me try some ! Useful !

  • Fran Aslam the Onlinewriter May 11, 2011, 4:56 pm

    Hi Hesham::

    I do not use any of those plug ins but I know many bloggers using Max blog subscription and now List Eruption is becoming popular too. So, once I want to list build to sell, I will keep those in mind.
    I only write, and list build with one squeeze page in a simple way.

    Fran A

  • DiTesco May 11, 2011, 2:11 pm

    Not using anyone of those at this moment which is really my bad. Anyway, wp-subscribers does look interesting and will dig a little more about it. Thanks for putting this up.. at the end of the day it might just drill down to personal taste. I for example and not very fond of pop-ups so we’ll see.

  • Kharim May 11, 2011, 10:41 am

    The list eruption plugin looks really great. I have the pop up domination and the subscribers magnet 🙂 I like those 2

    • Dennis Edell May 11, 2011, 1:47 pm

      You use them together Kharim?

      Dennis Edell@ Direct Sales Marketing recently posted..100 Down Thousands to Go!

  • Mani Viswanathan May 11, 2011, 8:20 am

    Too many options to choose from. But from my observation, Pop-up domination seems to be the best one. I’m split testing couple of other plugins as well. Also, there are a few free WP Plugins available in the plugins directory which are pretty good aswell.

  • Prasenjit May 10, 2011, 11:33 am

    I like the MBP Subscribers Magnet as well as PopUp Domination. Infact I love MBP’s other plugin MBP Ninja Affiliate plugin as well though that is a little off topic.

  • Edgar May 10, 2011, 3:33 am

    Wow, very informative Hesham. I didn’t know that there are many opt-in management plugins available. And you’re absolutely right, PopUpDomination really works!!!

  • Andrew Bailey May 10, 2011, 1:47 am

    wow, that wp-subscribers plugin looks really good! it has all the features packed into one plugin and the facebook integration stands it apart from all the rest. I checked out their website and it looks to have all help you would need if you install it yourself. There must have been an awful lot of work put into that!

  • Atulperx May 10, 2011, 1:22 am

    I purchased thesis license 2 years back but never used it but maybe in next few days I will upload thesis on my blog and start customizing it slowly ..

  • faissal alhaithami May 9, 2011, 11:33 pm

    I got the optimizepress, popup and list Eruption! But I’m missing out the WPSubscribers plugin. Thanks a lot Mr.Hesham for this Awesome list it really helped me and will help others to find out the missing plugins that bloggers use.

    • Hesham May 10, 2011, 3:33 pm

      Hey Faissal,

      The thing here is we really don’t need them all, we just have to pick the right plugins or themes that do the job!

      • faissal alhaithami May 10, 2011, 10:15 pm

        ofcourse! and as you said we just need to pick the plugins that do the job and meet our needs! For example, WPSubscribers I still haven’t got my copy, but i really feel like it will increase the subscribers in my list.

        thanks alot..

  • Patricia May 9, 2011, 7:36 pm

    Hi Hesham

    Thanks for all the recommendations. Some I don’t know so will have to look into. I don’t like the popups so won’t be using that. I know it gets people more subscriptions but also I have friends who bounce off sites with these on them. Personal choice I guess and it sounds like it is certainly working for you.

    Patricia Perth Australia

    • Hesham May 10, 2011, 3:14 pm

      Hi Patricia, you have made your choice 🙂 You got to know your blog visitors!

  • Wasim Ismail May 9, 2011, 3:40 pm

    All of these are great, I guess it’s more of a personal choice, I prefer “Popup Domination plugin”

    • Hesham May 9, 2011, 3:48 pm

      Hey Wasim,

      Just to make your point, I was having a few problems with the blog in the last couple of weeks, and I had a drop in my subscribers average number, I figure out latter that Popup Domination was not working!! So I turned on again and…. Wow.. This thing really works!

      I agree with you it’s a personal choice as it depends on your marketing strategy and what your site needs! However, I see many people use more than one plugins on the same site, not sure if they really need it!

  • Darren Scott Monroe May 9, 2011, 3:35 pm

    I just turned a lot of people on to WP Subscriber and personally recommend it. There is nothing like it out there.

    • Hesham May 9, 2011, 3:38 pm

      Hey Darren , by the way, your testimonial on the sales page was my motivation to add it to the list 🙂

  • AJ Clarke May 9, 2011, 2:48 pm

    Hesham, your Thesis skins keep looking better and better everyday. This is the first time I see the WPSubscribers plugin, honestly I am liking the looks of this one a whole lot more then the PopUp plugin.

    Personally I would highly recommend the “WordPress Email Newsletter Plugin” (on codecayon) which adds subscribers right to your WP database and you can create and send your newsletters right via your admin panel.

    • Hesham May 9, 2011, 3:42 pm

      Hey AJ, thanks and glad you like it!

      I visit the codecayon site once every week or two to see what’s new! And I must say they have some awesome stuff that worth money!

      Thanks for the recommendation!

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