I know that I shouldn’t be spending money right now. I’m starting a business, and I need to focus. But OptinSkin changed my focus in 3 seconds.
I’m doing the best I can to build a strong mindset, and I’m almost ready to launch the Norwegian blog. But, I want to tell you a story about what happened to me a few days ago. I won’t go into too many details, but let’s just start with a confession.
I couldn’t help myself. I spent $47 on something that I really didn’t need to buy. The buying decision was about three seconds long. And a real shocker to me. I don’t buy many things, and I usually think way too long about if I should buy something or not.
So, what happened was that I bought a wordpress plugin called OptinSkin. I visited OptinSkin as soon as I noticed a link in an email. I looked at a headline and a few templates, and it felt like I made the decision to buy in just 3 seconds. I bought OptinSkin, and watched the sales video later (you can watch it below), and not once did I think that I really didn’t need OptinSkin. But I really don’t need it. I just wanted it.
WPSubscribers is similar to OptinSkin, and I have been using it for a long time. I’m very satisfied with it, but OptinSkin is also different. I know that I really didn’t need to buy it, but there’s a few reasons why I bought it, and why I believe that OptinSkin is worth every penny.
There are four reasons why I felt an urge to buy it as soon as I noticed it, and I’m not including the fact that they’re saying that the price is the launch price and will be going up fairly soon (they all say that), and that OptinSkin has a 60-day money back guarantee (most services is offering a money back guarantee).
No, there are four things I noticed right away. And, after using it for a few days, I’m even more impressed than from looking at the video (by the way, I’m easily impressed).
The Official OptinSkin sales video
Before I start telling you more details about OptinSkin, I’m thinking that you might want to see the video, and see for yourself what OptinSkin is. Here it comes (remember, this is the official sales video):
That’s it. OptinSkin is a wordpress plugin to help us get more subscribers and to get more people to share our blog posts.
OptinSkin and the four reasons why I made an ultra-fast decision to buy
There are many reasons why I shouldn’t have bought OptinSkin, and the obvious reasons are that I have a similar plugin called WPSubscribers, and that I have been testing many different optin-boxes, and that I really need to start saving money. But, still, it took me about 3 seconds before I made up my mind and I really wanted OptinSkin.
OptinSkin has Split-Testing
I have been using split-testing at AWeber for my newsletter. And it’s a very powerful feature. This means that I can be testing various optin-forms, to see which one that works best. For instance, I can use the same forms, but with different headlines, or different colors, and get detailed statistics on which ones that helps me get more subscribers. And, I can do this in order to create better and better optin-forms and increase my conversions.
OptinSkin has many beautiful predesigned templates
I am terrible at design, and when I looked at the 18 different designs on OptinSkin, I started smiling. I already had a beautiful optin-form installed, but looking at the designs and the fact that I can customize everyting and even add my own designs, OptinSkin was just what I was looking for.
Detailed Statistics from OptinSkin
There are statistics on how many times each of the optin-forms have been shown to my visitors, and there are statistics on how many times my visitors have subscribed to my newsletter. It’s easy to see the conversions. And, I really enjoy statistics. I still watch my webstats on Clicky every single day (not a good thing, but it’s an addiction).
It’s very easy to integrate OptinSkin
I realized that I can place the optin-boxes anywhere on my blog with one click. OptinSkin is a very advanced plugin, but it’s easy to use. And it took me no longer than five minutes to create my first optin-form, and started to see people subscribing to my newsletter. For instance, I can place the forms above the title, above the first paragraph, or below every single post, and I can make it sticky at the top (when you scroll down), and so much more.
I have been using affiliate links in this post. I’ll earn money if you buy via my links. But, that’s not the reason why I decided to share my experience. I did it, because I want to show you that the buying decision is all about what we want, and not about what we need. OptinSkin is proof of that.