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18 Different Lead Magnet Ideas To Fuel Your Product Launch List Growth

One of the big keys to growing your Product Launch list is to offer an enticing lead magnet. If you don’t offer something that’s both valuable and in-demand, no one is going to even bother joining your list.

Many marketers tend to think of reports or ebooks when they think about lead magnets. And while those are often good options, and they are included in this list, they are by no means the only option.

Indeed, I encourage you to think about what other types of lead magnets you can offer because people are so used to seeing reports and ebooks as lead magnets, that offering something else is often a very welcome change.

So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at 17 different lead magnets you might consider offering, along with examples of each…

A Quiz Or Assessment

A Quiz or Assessment is the perfect lead magnet for many types of businesses because it allows your audience to self-select and segment themselves into groups based on their needs and desires.

A Quizzes and Assessments are especially good for segmenting prospects during a product launch (Jeff Walker does this during his Product Launch Formula launch) because it allows you to create customised marketing messages that position your offer differently for each segment of your audience.

E.G., “QUIZ – Are You Ready To Become A Published Author?”

A Discount Coupon

One of the benefits of offering a deep discount as a lead magnet is that you’re attracting buyers. Tire kickers don’t tend to join a newsletter just to get a coupon. (However, you may be attracting people who only purchase discounted offers – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.)

For example: “Join now to get 50% off [Specific Product]!”

Ebooks And Reports

One of the keys to offering an ebook or report is to avoid calling it an “ebook.” That’s a word that tends to have a low-value connotation. Instead, refer to it as a guide, white paper, special report, blueprint, system, or similar.

E.G., “Download this proven weight-loss system now!”


Videos tend to have a higher perceived value than regular text content. This is particularly true when you make full use of the video format, such as by demonstrating how to do something (versus a slide-show video or plain talking head video).

For example, you might give dog owners a video that shows them exactly how to teach a dog to sit.

Audio Recordings

Audios tend to have a higher perceived value than text. And again, this is particularly true if you offer a lead magnet where having an audio is particularly beneficial. For example, you might use an audio to teach people a foreign language, or to provide a guided meditation.

Membership Sites

You can offer access to a “vault” site, an ongoing monthly membership site, or a fixed-term site. It’s best to offer either a fixed-term membership or ongoing membership, because this gives you an opportunity to deliver ongoing content via email. Because people are expecting to receive ongoing content from you, this lets you build relationships with your members and promote offers for products and services.


The advantage of a webinar is that you not only have a high-value live event, but you can then offer the recordings.

E.G., “10 Tips for Repairing Your Marriage and Falling in Love All Over Again.”


The idea here is to offer a multipart course by email, which helps train your prospects to open the emails they receive from you (and lets you showcase your really good content).

E.G., “The Five-Step System for Crafting Cash-Pulling Sales Letters” (where each step is one “lesson” in this course).

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Access to a Group

Here you offer access to a forum or Facebook group, which might include peer support and/or group coaching.

For example, you might offer dieters access to a private Facebook group where you do weekly challenges, offer group-coaching, and let members encourage and support one another.


Here you offer some sort of software to help people accomplish a task faster and easier. One benefit is that the more useful your app is, the more people will use it. In turn, they’ll see your links and calls to action often.

For example, you might offer an app to help runners track their miles/times to determine how well they’re progressing over time.


Here you can help people get clearer about problem, or help them decide what steps to take.

For example, “The Home Buyer’s Worksheet: How Much House Can You REALLY Afford?”


Here’s another tool to help people get a job done faster and easier, as people just need to fill in the blanks.

E.G., “The Ultimate Sales Letter Template.”

Swipe Files

Here’s where you provide a list of ideas or other items for inspiration. For example, you might offer a collection of sales letter headlines, which will inspire copywriters and help them come up with their own headlines.


Here you offer a set of steps to help people complete a process or achieve a goal.

E.G., “The Career-Builder’s Checklist for Landing the Perfect Job.”

Cheat Sheets

This is a one-page summary that includes as many steps, tips and ideas as possible about a narrow topic.

E.G., “The Product Launch Cheat Sheet.”


Here’s where you teach people how to do something within a specific timeframe.

E.G., “The 30-Day Guide to Starting Your Own Home-Based Business.”

Mind Maps

A mind map is a non-linear way of presenting information, which some people find to be more useful than a typical list of steps. This works best for multistep or complex processes.

E.G., “The Home Seller’s Mind Map.”

Process Maps

This is a map that leads people through a step-by-step process, including what to do at different decision points.

E.G., “How to Decide Whether to Outsource.”

Gear Lists

Here you provide a list of gear or resources that someone in the niche might need.

E.G., “The Definitive Gear List for Membership Marketers.”


As you can see, there are many different types of lead magnets you can use to build your list. As always, do your research to find out what your audience wants, and then create a high-quality product that’s irresistible to your target market.

In our next post in this series, we’ll turn our attention to getting traffic…

Warm regards,


P.S. Being able to create a Perfect Product is a great start, but you also need a way to generate sales in a consistent way. Running a Product launch is a proven way to not only build your list, but generate Social Proof and make a large number of sales quickly. To learn how to launch your product successfully, check out Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Masterclass here.

PLUS: When you’re ready, here are 3 ways I can help you to grow your business using product launches:

1. How To Build A Profitable Launch List.
Building an email list is critical if you plan on doing a launch for your product, service or business. List Warrior will show you a proven way to use free software to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here.

2. How To Create The Perfect Product 
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3. How To Attract Buyers To Join Your Launch List So They Can Purchase Your Perfect Product.
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10 Lead Magnets That Are A Perfect Blend Of Information And Promotion

Before you can launch your product successfully, you’re going to need an email list of people to launch to.

And building an email list is really all about traffic generation. When you set up an optin form on a landing page, it’s just a matter of getting more people to visit that page so they can subscribe to your list.

In this article, I want to share the “top 10” Lead Magnets you can use to quickly grow your email database….

Let’s start off with:

1. Planner / Schedule

People don’t just want to know the “step-by-step” of how to do something – they also want to know when to take these steps. And that’s exactly what a planner or calendar will provide for your prospects. For example:

  • A Yearly Planner for Info Product Sellers
  • The Bodybuilder’s 30-Day Plan for Preparing for Your First Competition
  • The Weekly Planner for Homeschooling Moms
  • How to Get Your Home Sold In Just 21 Days

2. Cheat Sheets

These sorts of Lead Magnets give your prospects an overview of how to do something, but they don’t tell them how (exactly) to complete each step. That’s why this Lead Magnet is a good choice for when you’re selling in-depth how-to information on the backend.

For example:

  • The Savvy Saver’s Cheat Sheet for Creating a Household Budget
  • The Aspiring Novelist’s Cheat Sheet for Writing a Bestselling Thriller
  • The Entrepreneur’s Business Brainstorming Cheat Sheet
  • The Dieter’s Cheat Sheet for Dining Out

3. Checklists

A good checklist makes an excellent Lead Magnet, simply because it’s something that your prospects will refer to again and again. Every time they use your checklist, they’ll see your call to action for your paid product.

For example:

  • A 27 Point Bodybuilding Workout for Kettlebell Enthusiasts
  • 50 Point Inspection Checklist for Buying a Used ATV
  • 101 Point Checklist for Starting a New Online Business
  • 25 Point Checklist for Writing a Novel

SIDEBAR: Encourage your prospects to print off the checklist. Depending on what type of checklist it is, they could hang it on the wall or keep it in their pocket. For example, they might keep a workout checklist in their pocket at the gym, whereas they may hang a business-related checklist near their computer.

4. Swipe Files

A swipe file is a collection of content pieces that people can use for inspiration to create similar content. The intent isn’t to copy these pieces, but to use them as springboards to creating your own content.

For example:

  • The Copywriter’s Swipe File, which includes good headlines, sales letters, pay per click ads and other sales copy.
  • The Career Builder’s Swipe File, which includes cover letters and resumes.
  • The Aspiring Novelist’s Swipe File, which includes plot lines as well as queries for sending to publishers.
  • The Professional Speaker’s Swipe File, which includes jokes, openers and other content for speeches.

While the swipe file is used for inspiration, this next Lead Magnet is designed to be used and copied…

5. Templates

These are typically “fill in the blank” tools you can offer your prospects so they can create a content piece or form quickly and easily. These are designed for your prospects to copy, so be sure you create these templates yourself and give your prospects permission to use them.

TIP: If you offer legal forms, be sure to get them created by a licensed attorney.

For example:

  • The Copywriter’s Template Kit, which includes fill-in-the-blank headlines, openers, guarantees and other elements of a sales letter.
  • The Landlord’s Rental Contract Template, which is a fill-in-the-blank legal contract.
  • The Car Dealer’s Template Pack, which includes templates for purchase orders, the bill of sale and other forms typically used in the course of a dealer’s business.
  • The Fitness Boot Camp Template Kit, which includes advertising templates and client contracts for a personal trainer who is setting up a boot camp business.

Want more inspiration?

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6. Worksheets

Worksheets contain a series of questions or tasks for the reader to work through in order to plan, evaluate, and move forward in progressing towards an objective.

For example:

  • The Content Marketing Strategy Worksheet
  • Your Wedding Activities And Budget Worksheet
  • P90X Workout Worksheet For The Perfect Routine
  • The Eating Well Goal-Setting Worksheet For Weight Loss
  • The 30-Day Dog Obedience Worksheet

7. Resource Guides

Another thing that your prospects will really enjoy getting is a list of the tools and resources you use on a daily basis in your niche. Your list can include the name of the resource, the pros and cons of the tool, who would benefit most from using the tool, and a link (or affiliate link) to the tool.

For example:

  • 12 Parenting Books That Should Be On Every Parent’s Bookshelf
  • The Six Figure Seller’s Most Trusted Tools and Resources
  • The Beginning Mountain Climber’s Gear List
  • 17 Tools You Need to Start Your Yard Care Business

8. Case Studies

A case study is where you provide the exact progress and results you or someone else achieved using a particular product or service.

The reason why this works so well to sell a product is because it naturally provides proof a product works, so it overcomes the prospect’s main objections. Just be sure to present a lot of hard proof such as pictures, videos, screenshots, measurements or similar evidence.

For example:

  • You can present an eight-week case study showing how well a body transformation program works.
  • A one month case study showing how much money a marketer made selling Amazon affiliate products.
  • A three-day case study showing how a golfer lowered his golf score by using a certain set of clubs.
  • A one-day case study showing how an amateur photographer took better photos after taking an online photography class.

9. Q&A / Interview

This Lead Magnet has a lot of flexibility, as you can offer a text, audio or video interview. Ideally, you should be the person being interviewed (you can ask a colleague or friend to do be the interviewer), and then you can sell your product on the backend.

If you’re promoting affiliate products, then ask the vendor if you can interview him or her to create a Lead Magnet.

For example:

  • An interview with a fishing expert, which reveals three tips for catching trophy trout.
  • An interview with a panel of weight-loss experts, including a nutritionist, a personal trainer, and a doctor.
  • An interview with a professional copywriter to share insider tips and tricks for writing great copy.
  • An interview with a veterinarian to learn to identify common signs of cat illness or pain.

An alternative would be to take the “top 10 most frequently asked questions” on a topic related to your product and answer them yourself. Deliver the answers in either an .mp3 or .pdf.

10. Articles/Blog Posts/Reports

This is a popular Lead Magnet, simply because it’s easy for most people to create an article or report or ebook, convert it to the .pdf format, and offer it for free in exchange for an email address.

TIP: You can take a chapter or two out of an existing paid product to use as your Lead Magnet. Then sell the full product on the backend.

For example:

  • How to Choose Running Shoes That Won’t Break the Bank or Your Body
  • Five Secrets for Lowering Your Golf Score
  • What Dieticians Do When They Want to Lose 10 Pounds
  • How to Quickly and Easily Set Up a Secure WordPress Blog

Great ideas!

Need Some More Inspiration?

If you’d like even more great ideas for high-converting Lead Magnets to grow your email list, you should grab our Free Guide called The Ultimate List Of Lead Magnet Ideas. Click the link below to download your copy:

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If you can build an email list of people who know, like and trust you (by helping those people by actually helping them), you can create a long-term, sustainable business for yourself and your family that will allow you to prosper for many years to come. To learn more, check out Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Masterclass here.

Talk soon,


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1. How To Create A Signature Product Out Of Thin Air In 72 Hours Or Less
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3. How To Build A Profitable Launch List.
Building an email list is critical if you plan on doing a launch for your product, service or business. My 1-2-3 List Building Cheat Sheet will show you how to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here

4. Work One-On-One With Me
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