Email marketing is very popular to boost traffic of website. There are many free and paid tools for making email list, auto responder services. For beginners, it is very difficult to invest money for email autoresponder services to get subscribers. They are searching for free email marketing services on the internet to manage their email list. Today I will guide you about how can you create first MailChimp Newsletter? and how can send to your mailing list?
What is MailChimp?
Mailchimp offers a high-quality email service. It features allow you to send marketing emails to your list, automated message, and useful campaigns. It facilitates detailed report about campaigns that will help you keep improving over time.
Key point about MailChimp free account
Mailchimp absolutely free for beginners. Here are some key points that will force you to choose MailChimp for email service. It is very useful for beginners.
- It’s absolutely free till first 2000 subscribers in your mailing list.
- You can send up to 12000 email per month from MailChimp’s free account.
- There is no need of credit card for free account.
Mailchimp is always free until you cross the limit of first 2000 subscribers or 12000 emails per month. If you are new in blogging then you can easily use free MailChimp email service for few months. Mailchimp paid plans are very cheap. Here is official MailChimp paid plans.
Step by Step guide to create first MailChimp newsletter
First login into your MailChimp account. If you don’t have account on MailChimp then sign up.
- Create Campaign
Before creating campaign, you have to create email list for your blog. In this tutorial, I assumed that you already created your email list. You have created campaign to sent your first MailChimp newsletter. A campaign is a type of newsletter which is sent by you to your subscribers. MailChimp offers 4 types of campaign. see the below image.
- Select one of them campaign and fill them
You can select any campaign from listed above. For first MailChimp newsletter, I am suggesting you choose RSS campaigns. This campaigns collect the data from your RSS feed and put into your selected template. After selecting campaign, fill the basic information about your blog’s RSS feed URL and suitable time its mean when you want to send your MailChimp newsletter to your mailing list. See the below screenshot for your reference.
- Choose Recipients to send newsletter
Select your mailing list to send newsletter. You can create different segments to separate the mailing list of your subscribers.
- Fill the campaign information
In this step, Fill the basic information like name of your campaign, Email subject, From name, from email address etc. you can select the tracking option to monitor your campaign. you can update your tweet by selecting Auto-tweet after sending.
- Select template for your campaign
when you go for next step, you have to choose the best template which is suitable for your content. there are many pre-made templates which you can use in your campaign. you can design your custom template in “code your own tab”.
- Customize your template
it’s time to customize your template as per you need. you can text box, images, image card etc. insert your social links in your templates. To get live content from your website you have to use RSS merge tags. For Example: *|RSSFEED: TITLE|* – this tag displays the title of your blog. here is a complete guideline about RSS Merge tags.
I customized the template of Tricks Academy which as shown above. In first I gave the title about my newsletter. next is the name of website. Add RSS merge tags in above format. give the some information about blog and author. in the footer embedded the all social links in with social icon.
Now you have successfully created your first MailChimp newsletter. it’s time to confirm your newsletter and ready to sent your selected mailing list.
- Check pre-delivery check list
Next step is review the all feedbacks given in confirm tab. if you are doing well so far. a right sign marked in the checklist. if you get some error or warning, click on edit and correct it.
- Preview and Testing of Newsletter
in the header part, you see the option “Preview and test” by clicking on this option you can check the preview of your newsletter for mobile and desktop. you can send to test mail on any email id to see how is your newsletter looks like in subscribers inbox. you get email If you are going on right track.
- live the campaign
click on “Start RSS” button to start your campaign. Now your newsletter will be sent to your mailing list in specific time which you mention in starting.
Congratulate yourself for create first MailChimp newsletter. if you face any problem to create first MailChimp newsletter for your blog. feel free to comment below. I will try to help you. if you like this tutorial, Sign up weekly newsletter of Tricks Academy for our latest post update.
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