I stumbled across a really interesting idea yesterday while reading a marketing magazine. It’s one that I’m going to implement on our site when I get a chance, and I encourage you to as well!
Most of the authors I build websites for have a “thank you” page somewhere on the site. Maybe it’s the page someone is taken to after they sign up for the newsletter …. or submit a question/comment … or buy the book! These “thank you” pages are usually pretty boring. After all, their purpose is usually just to let the person know that their submission — whatever kind it is — has been received.
But why not do more with a “thank you” page than just say “thank you?” Here are some ideas of creative ways authors can put such a page to better use:
- Include links to your social networking profiles, so that people can connect with you other ways as well
- Ask if someone who has signed up for your newsletter would ALSO like to get the RSS feed from your blog
- Offer a fun link to a book excerpt that isn’t available anywhere else on the site
- Write a funny tidbit about how much you enjoy receiving comments like the one a reader just submitted
These are just a few ideas … feel free to get creative with it in a way that works best for you. And please do share any other fun ideas you might have in the “comments” section below.