How To Create Call to Action Buttons That Get Clicks

If you want a record-breaking click-through rate on your call to action (CTA) buttons. Than today is THE DAY. 

In this post, I’ll share proven way to create a high-quality explosive call to action button for your freebie(lead magnet) or paid product, which entice your user to CLICK.

 Let’s get started.

A strong call to action is soul and heart of any successful online businesses, it separates a confident, high-quality online business from a mediocre and same old kind of online business.

You can place a CTA anywhere on your website, but it’s important to do it super right.

In this guide, we discuss some of the top tips for creating explosive CTA buttons across your entire website.

Let’s get started!

shall we…

Topics i will cover.

01. What is a Call To Action (CTA)?

A Call to Action (CTA) is a voice of the customer.

It’s a button or a link that you add to your website in order to guide your visitor and tell them what to do next. 

The best part? they usually lead to a landing page where the visitor can fill out a form and become a lead.

Selena soo’s call-to-action (CTAs) “watch video” is a great example. And subscribers know after filling the form they will be able to watch a video.

02. The Importance Of A Strong CTA

Check this out: The ultimate goal of the CTA button is to grab the attention of your visitors and really entice them to click. 

You might think to yourself, so It’s the end-goal of any landing page, blog, or offers i will create. And if it’s weak, my results will be weak too. Is it true?

Well, I’m not going to lie to you…

YES, you’re 100% right my friend!

So here is the deal: if you want high conversion rates on your site, strong CTAs are key.

Below is the screenshot of my call to action button to get your quiz result (Irresistible lead magnet ebook) on my list building quiz. You can take your list building quiz here.

03. The Death Move

The text you use in your button is one of the keys to making clickable calls to action. Far too often, people opt for basic “Sign Up,” “Subscribe,” or “Submit” buttons.

But frankly, these are dull, boring words. nobody gives a damn about it.

They’ve been used on quite literally every website that’s ever been built since the beginning of the internet. 

And these boring buttons become more dangerous if you’re just starting out because it can put your businesses in the same freaking old stuff list where nobody likes to visit.

I call it death move.

A new data from Hubspot Says: 

Personalized Calls to Action Perform 202% Better Than Basic CTAs [New Data]

-Hubspot

So hoping that simple, basic calls to action like these will grab someone’s attention and encourage them to take the next step is delusional.

04. So how to craft explosive CTAs?

The one-sentence answer is:

You have to know your ideal clients as you know your best friend.

Let’s say, you are offering a free ebook in exchange for their name and email. 

What will be the call-to-action(CTA) text?

Put yourself in the shoes of your dumbest client ever for a moment and ask yourself: 

But why?” 

But why?” 

“But why?” 

over and over again until you have something better. –

Below is an example of how i go from boring old Click Here to a solid, benefit-led button.

Call To Action Button

You see, how irresistible and powerful that CTAs has become.

Below are few powerful CTA’s examples:

  • Hey Superman check it out
  • Add it to my wardrobe
  • Get free updates 

05. Which Colour Should I Use For My CTAs?

Choose bold, contrasting colors.

Contrary to popular belief, there is no ‘best’ color for CTAs. However, Red color buttons can perform better than other color buttons by 60%. And if you can not use red color.

No problem!

Just make sure you use something that stands out. And If the majority of your page has yellow elements – don’t use a yellow button.

Go for something bold contrasting colors: Like

  • Red
  • Orange 
  • Green
  • Pink
Below are some bad call to action and good call to action examples:

06. Add A Timeframe To Create Urgency.

Here’s the deal: if you do not create urgency in your CTA, you’re leaving money on the table.

Make sure the CTA is urgent enough that people won’t want to miss out.

“Get the Guide” or “Get the Guide Now” are two very different things.

“Now” makes the whole thing feel faster and more instantaneous; with the first, there could be some effort involved.

As long as urgency is right for your campaign or business, creating a sense of now or never is a great way to go.

So what’s the bottom line? 

Always use urgency in your CTAs, even it’ small. Like “download now.”

Urgency CTAs

  • Get the Guide Now
  • It’s now or never
  • Registration ends tomorrow

07. A/b Test Your Calls To Action

One of the most critical actions you can perform is to test your CTA’s.

Your CTAs should be no different to your landing pages and forms: you have to test them to improve results continually.

So if your lead magnet software allows you to test your CTA’s, be sure to test it to see what works and what doesn’t. 

I use thrive leads as my lead magnet software…

08. Try Using Images And Banner CTA’s

If you have been using the internet for long enough, the chances you might come across these types of image CTA’s.

It uses to be very common in the early days of internet marketing. Those days button use to be very boring and limited in text. 

So the marketor use to hack the buttons and instead uses photoshop to design a fantastic CTA image and links it to its main offer. 

Same as when you click on an ad banner, and it takes you the website or offer.

This is a great way to grab more attention on a page or email than buttons alone can achieve.

For success with banner images, follow the same principles mentioned throughout this guide.                  

Images and banners can be easily created online using free tools like Canva.

09. 54 Proven words and phrases for you CTA by Coschedule

10. Call To Action Generator

If you’re looking for CTA phrase generator tool, you might love this tool. give it a shot.

Get your CTA phrase!

11. 5 Best CTAs Examples

WordStream uses contrasting colors with their CTA to make it stand out against the all-blue site. They also reiterate the fact that their product is free to use twice further enticing you to try it out.

It lists several reasons why you’d want to do this, using simple verbs. Finally, the CTA button itself (“Show Me My Heatmap”) taps into the power of using the voice of the customer, making it irresistible.

Join.Me makes it easy for you to immediately start using their product with their button text. Nothing is worse than being at working and waiting what seems like hours for a meeting to start. 

Join.Me’s text understands this pain, making the idea of starting the meeting right now that much more enticing. Paired with the bright orange color and bright green color, this CTA is built to be highly effective.

Technically, this CTA button is not an actual CTA on a page, but instead, it’s a featured banner of a post. But it gradually fits here. That button in red with text “get more conversion now” is an excellent irresistible call to action example.
BTW click the title to read the full blog. It’s a great piece.

Basecamp’s call to action is another variation of a tried-and-true CTA – the free 30 day trial – but features some subtle, and effective, differences.

Conclusion

Okay so so so….

A strong call to action button is as important as your offer, make sure your CTA’s are benefit-driven & stands out from the rest of your content.

Also, the color choice should be bright, and it should create some urgency to see higher conversion.

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Now It’s Your Turn

I’d like to hear what you have to say:

Which call to action (CTA) button you gonna create?

OR

Any specific idea you think i missed or should include..

let me know by leaving a comment below right now.

Xoxoxo,

  • Extremely valuable piece of content.
    I run a blog website in the health and fitness niche. and I’m having very low conversions on my lead magnet bribe. now I understand why? I’m gonna create a powerful call to action button and I’m pretty sure my conversion rate will go up.
    Thank you Rahul. really appreciate it.

    • Thanks for your kind word Derek, super glad you found this article helpful. Keep me posted!

  • This is really cool stuff, thank you for the post. Rahul

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