How to scale your app and obtain more subscribers

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By André Melo, VP of Products and Marketing, PSafe

Mobile apps are a great way to connect with users and provide them with value. However, getting users to download your app is only half the battle; the other half is keeping them engaged and retaining them as active users. One of the best ways to do this is to increase your subscriber base. Here are some strategies that can help you dramatically increase the number of subscribers to your mobile app.

Offer value that users can’t get elsewhere

The first and most important step in getting more subscribers is to offer something that users can’t get elsewhere. This could be exclusive content, discounts, or other perks that are only available to subscribers. Make sure you’re delivering value to your users that they can’t find anywhere else.

Make it easy to subscribe

Make it easy for users to subscribe to your app. If your subscription process is overly complicated or confusing, users are likely to give up before they even start. Keep your subscription process as simple as possible, with clear instructions and a straightforward payment system.

Use targeted ads

Targeted ads can help you reach potential subscribers who are already interested in what you have to offer. Use social media and other advertising platforms to reach people who are likely to be interested in your app. Use clear and concise messaging in your ads to highlight the value of your app.

Encourage referrals

Word of mouth is a powerful marketing tool, and encouraging referrals can help you get more subscribers. Offer incentives for users who refer their friends to your app, such as discounts or exclusive content. Make it easy for users to refer others by including referral links or social sharing buttons.

Provide excellent customer support

Providing excellent customer support is crucial to retaining subscribers. Respond to user inquiries promptly and resolve issues quickly. Listen to user feedback and make changes to your app based on their suggestions. When users feel valued and heard, they are more likely to continue using your app and recommending it to others.

Use push notifications

Push notifications can help you keep subscribers engaged with your app by reminding them of new content or special offers. However, be careful not to overwhelm users with too many notifications, as this can lead to them unsubscribing. Use push notifications strategically, and always make sure they provide value to the user.

Increasing your subscriber base takes time and effort, but with the right strategies in place, it’s possible to achieve dramatic results. By providing value, making it easy to subscribe, using targeted ads, encouraging referrals, providing excellent customer support, and using push notifications, you can increase your subscriber base and build a loyal community of users who are eager to engage with your app.

Offer a free trial

Many users are hesitant to subscribe to an app without trying it first. Offering a free trial can be an effective way to entice users to try your app without committing to a subscription. Make sure your free trial provides enough value to give users a clear sense of what they can expect if they subscribe.

Use social proof

Social proof can be a powerful tool for increasing subscribers. Highlight positive reviews, user testimonials, and social media mentions to demonstrate the value of your app to potential subscribers. Seeing that others are enjoying your app can help convince users to subscribe.

Optimize your app store listing

Your app store listing is often the first impression users have of your app, so it’s important to make it count. Use compelling visuals, clear messaging, and positive reviews to make your app stand out. Make sure your app’s description and features highlight the value that users will receive by subscribing.

Leverage email marketing

Email marketing can be an effective way to promote your app and retain subscribers. Send regular newsletters with updates, exclusive content, and special offers to keep subscribers engaged. Personalize your emails and segment your subscriber list to ensure your messages are targeted and relevant to each user.

By implementing the strategies outlined in this post, you can dramatically increase the number of subscribers to your mobile app. Remember, providing value, making it easy to subscribe, encouraging referrals, and providing excellent customer support are all essential to retaining subscribers and building a loyal community of users. By continually listening to user feedback, improving your app, and staying up to date with the latest mobile marketing trends, you can create an app that users love and can’t wait to subscribe to. Good luck!