Should I put a popup modal on my home page, or is there a better alternative?

My supervisor has requested that I put a “Join our mailing list” pop-up on the home page of our new website. I advised him that generally, homepage pop-ups are frowned upon, and users tend to react negatively.

I’m looking for alternate ideas. We want to draw people to the mailing list, but how can I do this? Maybe some custom JS to attract the user’s eye to a small button?

Please note: the homepage is not finished and needs a lot of work

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! DON’T DO IT :face_with_symbols_over_mouth:


I need your ideas!!!

Hahah, I was just teasing ya. Talk tomorrow, I share.