One of the best ways to build in social sharing, is to ask people who have just opted into your email list… to share your opt-in with their friends on social media.
Most people use social media sharing plugins, but if you have a social share button on your “thank you for signing up” page, then you’re having people share that page and not the main “opt-in page.”
So what’s a smart website owner and list builder to do?
By adding social media share buttons, and here’s how!
Here’s an example from the free 30 Day List Building Challenge (feel free to test these out and share!)
Creating Your Own Buttons
Twitter Share Button:
The easiest way to create a twitter share button that links to your opt-in page is by using the free Click To Tweet service. Just put in what you want the tweet to say, and a shortened link to your opt-in page, then copy the Click to tweet link and use it as the “link destination” on an image!
Pinterest Share Button:
Pinterest has a similar service, built-in directly to their business interface. Simply navigate to this link on Pinterest, to use their Widget Builder. Include the link for the image you want to be pinned (make it represent your opt-in and include a call to action), and the link you want this image to point to inside Pinterest.
Facebook Share Button:
Oh Facebook, sometimes they like to make you do the heavy lifting! Here’s a link for how to set up the sharing functionality for a custom link on Facebook.
You’ll want to change their default link to your optin link, like this:
Google+ Share Button
Google also likes to get technical with this on this how-to page here, but below you’ll find the short version:
Finally, add the links to your share images
Once you have links for each of these social networks, it’s time to link them to each appropriate image on your thank you page. You can look for social media sharing buttons on the web, or even use text links, too!