HybridConnect Opt-in Plugin for Affiliate Marketers 

 September 24, 2014

By  Michel

With HybridConnect Opt-in Plugin, Create Opt-in Forms with Ease

Update: the plugin – HybridConnect is NO LONGER AVAILABLE and has been replaced by a more powerful plugin called Thrive Leads. It’s an intuitive WordPress plugin that builds your mailing list faster than ever before – CHECK IT OUT HERE!

It’s another Whats Up Wednesday! Today I take a look at a powerful plugin for your WordPress platform called HybridConnect. This opt-in plugin does amazing things for the price.

How I got involved with this plugin was when I started to search for a plugin or theme. I wanted one that could easily place opt-in forms and squeeze pages on my site without a lot of hassle. And to do it cost effectively.

Also, I wanted something that offered more than one option with sign-up forms, mainly more that just a top or bottom bar, sidebar widget, or stand alone page. I wanted the ability for exit pop-ups, split testing, and tracking to know which sign-up method was working.

So I began by visiting WordPress plugin directory and found several Free plugins. I then uploaded each one to test just to be greatly disappointed. In fact, with some of them to get them to work in the way I wanted, required that I upgraded to their pro version in which their asking price was ridiculous (outrageous, actually). So much for free!

So my next step was to sit down and list what it was I wanted an opt-in plugin to do for me. I listed all the features and functions that I felt was important, and that it could easily integrate with my autoresponder without hassle…

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Michel has actively been online as an Internet and affiliate marketer since 2009. He has experience with many systems and programs that he has used throughout those years, finding some to be great and many not so good. He’s learned what works, and what doesn’t work and is willing to share it with you. And it is always changing!

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  1. Thanks for this review Michel, have heard some good things about this plugin too. Isn’t one that I have personally tried though. I have the Optin Tango, which I still have to set up on my blog.

    1. Thanks Sue for the complement.

      I am not familiar with Optin Tango as there are a number of possibilities. It took me a few days just to look over the ones I found and see which ones matched my criteria. I almost gave up because I ran into enough ridiculously priced plugins that had most of the features I wanted or still ridiculously priced without the features I wanted. Let me know how Optin Tango works for you once you have it setup and running on your blog!

  2. Hi Michel, I love Hybrid Connect I used it on my own sit until last week… The reason I stopped using it? I moved to Thrive Themes which is owned by the creator of Hybrid Connect. Shane Melagh is a terrific guy, makes excellent products and develops them fully. Their theme is the first one I’ve ever been able to use out of the box, so do check and review his other products, especially the content builder. You’ll love them.

    1. Hi Sarah,

      What a coincidence, I just finished watching the Thrive Themes video about his new plugin before seeing that you left a comment! I agree that his new plugin is awesome. However, I am content with the Hybrid Connect plugin for now since it is meeting my current needs. Thank you for your share! 🙂

  3. Hi Michel, Thanks for the nice intro for this plugin. Seems interesting. Pardon my ignorant but I have a question hope you can enlighten.

    I am currently using Mail Chimp service and must say have yet to put in the much deserved efforts build a list. My question is, supposed I am using say GetResponse (which I had a feel of it during the first 30 days trial). It comes with various templates as well and I believe I can place them anywhere I want to. So, how does this Hybrid Connect come into play and add value in terms of building a list? Thanks in advance Michel 🙂

    1. Hello Sandy,

      You asked some good questions that I’ll be happy to answer! Services like GetResponse do have templates that you can use for your site. However, there are some issues with them like placing forms at the end of posts or within pages, pop-up signup forms, exit forms, and the like. Even making a Squeeze page can be challenging with these services. HybridConnect (and other third-party software) allow you to do more with those forms including all the above and more.

      Even with the software, you still have to create a basic form with your autoresponder service and then copy the code into the third-party software. But once done, you can create a wide variety of different forms throughout your site that is not as limited as GetResponse form are (like pop-ups). Plus HybridConnect pop-ups are unblockable, which means even when using an ad block browser, your pop-up will be seen when someone who uses this comes to visit your site.

      One last thing I didn’t mention in the article, HybridConnect also has tracking features that lets you know who is visiting and what form they like. Plus HybridConnect allows you to easily setup different versions of a form to split test (see which one converts best), I haven’t seen the ability to do that with any of the autoresponder services. 🙂

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