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  • #38897
    Skye
    @skye

    I just found out that Mailchimp is free for up to 2K subscribers. *cue Jasmine singing* A whole new world……

    So. I have questions now!

    How exactly does Mailchimp work? Is there any reasonΒ not to use it? I haven’t signed up yet, just because I don’t want anything hidden/unexpected to pop up. But, assuming that there’s nothing of that sort, after I sign up, what should I expect?

    This is all really general, and I guess I’ll have more specific questions after I potentially sign up. But those are my initial ones.

    Thanks a billion!

    https://pilgrimwest.wordpress.com/
    https://thingsabove32.wordpress.com/

    #39167
    Jane Maree
    @jane-maree

    @Skye

    I use mailchimp for my monthly newsletters and I find it reaally easy. It does what it’s designed to do very well and really takes some of the designing time out of things (because you can use the same template every time, if you’re doing something like a newsletter). I think it’s definitely worth it. I’ve been using it for quite a while, and nothing weird has popped up or anything.

    And my web designer sister recommends+ uses it and she knows what she’s talking about. πŸ˜›

    Writing Heroes ♦ Writing Hope // janemareeauthor.com.au

    #39169
    Daeus Lamb
    @daeus-lamb

    @skye reasons not to use it?

    Certain other options (Like Getresponse which I really like) do just slightly better with getting past spam filters, I believe, though don’t quote me on that.

    The main reason to go with another service is that some of them (i.e. Getresponse) can be cheaper once you get to the point where Mailchimp makes you pay. At this point though, you can just switch services, so it’s not really a big deal.

    Between Geresponse and Mailchimp, I like Getresponse a little bit better, but if you’re just starting off, the advantage of Mailchimp being free is so significant that I’d definitely recommend starting out with it.

    (P.S. If you ever want to move from Mailchimp to another service, Getresponse has wonderful customer support.)

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    #45812
    Skye
    @skye

    All righty…Β  I finally bit the bullet and got Mailchimp for one of my blogs. Which I’m super excited about! But also, I have no idea how to use it πŸ˜›

    My first question, as it is currently the most pertinent, is how do you send a certain response email to people who just subscribed to your mailing list? I figured out how to do the popup part, so now I just need to figure out how to do edit or create the initial “Thank you for subscribing” email.

    Hopefully that makes sense… if I need to clarify I can, but in the morning. My brain is shutting down for the night :p

    Thanks a billion!


    @jane-maree
    @daeus-lamb @anyone else who might know/could help

    https://pilgrimwest.wordpress.com/
    https://thingsabove32.wordpress.com/

    #45849
    Hope Ann
    @hope-ann

    @skye You know where you can set up the sign-up page for your list and such? One of the options is to create/send a welcome email. This will go out right after they’ve subscribed. Though you can also create an automated series of emails for something like that too.

    Victory in the march. Hope in the destination.

    #45856
    Jane Maree
    @jane-maree

    @skye What Hope said. πŸ˜› There’s an option somewhere to create a welcome email that automatically sends to each person.

    Writing Heroes ♦ Writing Hope // janemareeauthor.com.au

    #45867
    Skye
    @skye

    @hope-ann Thanks! I *think* I got it set up!

    -Skye

    https://pilgrimwest.wordpress.com/
    https://thingsabove32.wordpress.com/

    #46126
    Skye
    @skye

    Ok… so, I think I got the welcome email set up, but I’m having more issues πŸ˜› The pop-up I created isn’t showing up on my WordPress (.wordpress.com) site. I tried using the MailChimp widget and the arbitrary HTML widget, but neither was working. Do I need to use Jotform or something like that for MailChimp and WordPress to work together?

    Thanks!


    @jane-maree
    @hope-ann @daeus-lamb

    https://pilgrimwest.wordpress.com/
    https://thingsabove32.wordpress.com/

    #46135
    Jane Maree
    @jane-maree

    @skye Can’t help you with this one, unfortunately, as I haven’t added a pop up to my website yet (because pop ups annoy me to no end xD). @Josiah might have one though?

    Writing Heroes ♦ Writing Hope // janemareeauthor.com.au

    #46188
    Josiah DeGraaf
    @josiah

    I’m not familiar with how to put pop-ups on wordpress.com sites, only wordpress.org sites unfortunately. πŸ™

    Lit fanatic. Eclectic reader. Theology nerd. Writing fantasy at https://josiahdegraaf.com

    #46269
    Skye
    @skye

    @josiah how do you do it for the wordpress.org sites?

    https://pilgrimwest.wordpress.com/
    https://thingsabove32.wordpress.com/

    #46627
    Josiah DeGraaf
    @josiah

    @skye On wordpress.org, you can use plugins (I use Sumo for my author site, but MailChimp also has a free plugin) to easily install pop-ups.

    Lit fanatic. Eclectic reader. Theology nerd. Writing fantasy at https://josiahdegraaf.com

    #46676
    Skye
    @skye

    I figured out what my problem was πŸ˜› The subscriber form was working, just not for me, since it had already popped up once on my site, and cookies and all that stuff. At least I’m 99% sure that’s what the problem is, after reading the fine print.

    Thanks for your help, though, guys! Even if it turned out the problem was just me not reading enough of the article πŸ˜›

    https://pilgrimwest.wordpress.com/
    https://thingsabove32.wordpress.com/

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