The first time I ever used a "real incentive" to bribe subscribers onto my list was a couple of years back.
I had stumbled upon some tickets to an upcoming workshop being offered by a popular bestselling author. It was going to be a busy week for me and I realized that I wasn't going to be able to go to the event.
"Why not run a give-away contest on the blog?" was the idea that popped into my head.
So I did.
And my list size exploded.
And since the event was in a niche I was already working in, these new subscribers were a perfect match for my business at the time.
So maybe it's time for you to run a giveaway on your site.
You may be thinking that it's gonna be a complete waste of time and money.