Pique Curiosity

Rather than putting the whole piece of content behind an email sign-up form, try giving away a preview of some of that content first to pique curiosity. Gating an entire article or whitepaper behind a call to action asks that interested readers take a leap of faith and trust that giving away their email address will be worth it. Providing a section of the content up front instead makes them want more, making the sign-up process a no brainer.