Setting up a Mailchimp Account
Mailchimp is an email marketing service provider, that has over 7 million users. Mailchimp is the gold standard for sending newsletters to your clientele. It makes designing and sending newsletters easy. You can start off with a predesigned template or you can code the newsletter by using HTML and CSS coding. This is the first of many Mailchimp posts; in this blog post we are focusing on how to create a Mailchimp account for your business.
Go to www.mailchimp.com and click on the Sign Up Free button.
Fill in your email, username, and password then click on the create my account button.
In your email inbox you will have an email from Mailchimp to activate your account. Once you open the email, click on the Activate Account button. This will open a new window in your browser with the continuation of the account creation.
Click the check box on the “Im not a robot” section. This is a safety precaution for Mailchimp to make sure that there will be no spam bots creating accounts.
Fill in your personal information.
Once you fill in the required you will be sent to your admin panel.
Click on the List button on the menu bar.
At this point in the tutorial we will create our first list. This is where your subscriber list information will live. The information will be seen by your subscribers when they view your newsletter.
If you already have a list of emails or a couple of emails now is your time to add them your list.
Step 10A – Adding in single emails
Click on Add Subscribers then when the drop down appears click on add a subscriber. Once the page loads you can enter in your subscribers information (First Name, Last Name, and Email).
Step 10B – Adding in lists
Click on Add Subscribers then when the drop down appears click on add import subscriber. Then select the item that matches your list.