How to Use Mail Chimp

Finding it hard to make email campaigns and newsletters? MailChimp makes the task breezy.

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    How to Use Mail Chimp - Signing Up

    Go to <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a>&nbsp; to sign up for free. Simply click on the Sign Up Free button to get started

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    Creating Your Account

    To create your account, provide your email address and then create a username and password. Once done, click on the Create My&nbsp;Account button.

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    Activate Your Account

    Check your email for the activation email sent to you by MailChimp. Open the mail and simply click on the big <b>Activate Account</b> button.

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    Confirm Sign Up

    Just one more verification process to take care of. Simply type in the two words shown and then click on the Confirm Signup button.&nbsp;

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    Set Up Your Account

    After clicking on Confirm Signup, you will be asked to log in again. So put in your username and password and log in. To continue setting up your account, fill in the information being asked for. MailChimp asks for a website URL. If you don't have one, you can use your profile in any social media account or your URL for your blog.

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    Email Time

    Now that you are done setting up your account, you are ready to get started.&nbsp;&nbsp;It's Email Time! Simply click on the button that reads Email Time.

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    Creating a List

    The first thing you need to do is to create a list. Simply click on the Lists on the upper part of your screen click on Create List and click on Create List once again. There are fields you need to fill in, so go ahead and fill them in&nbsp;once done click on Save.

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    Importing List

    If you want to import subscribers into your list, all you need to do is click on Lists and then click Import.&nbsp;

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    Importing List via Upload

    You can do this in several ways. You can upload a CSV file from your computer by clicking on "Upload from File" then clicking on&nbsp;"Browse" to choose&nbsp;the file from your computer and finally&nbsp;clicking on “Import List”

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    Importing List via Copy Paste from Excel

    Another option for importing list is the Copy Paste from Excel Option. Click on the “Copy Paste from Excel” button, open your Excel file and simply paste it where it says paste your list then click on “Import List”

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    Importing List Using Another Service

    <span>You can also import list using another service. Once you have imported the list start matching the columns. Type the name of each&nbsp;column then click “OK”. Once done matching and naming columns click "All Done".&nbsp;</span>

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    Viewing Your List

    By clicking on Subscribers, you can view your List.

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    Creating a Group

    When you want to create a group, simply click on “List” then point at “group” and then click on “Create Groups”. &nbsp;There are fields for you to fill up. Once done click on “+add group” and then click on “Save”.

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    Adding New Fields to Your List

    If you want to add new fields to your list, click on “Lists” and then click on “List data”. Next step is to click on “+add field” and then select a field type. Put in the name of the new field and then hit “save”.

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    Creating a Campaign

    From your dashboard point to create campaign then choose the type of campaign. The next step is to choose the list where you’ll send the campaign to. You can either click “next” or if you’re sending it to all the lists you have click “Send to entire list”.

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    Campaign Info and Email Tracking

    Provide information for your campaign and then set up your email tracking. Once done click on the “next” button found at the upper right side of your screen. (Important: Do not use your browser’s back button)&nbsp;

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    Styling and Editing Your Campaign

    Choose a template for your email. If you need help, simply click on “design genius”. Once you have picked out a template click on the pencil under the template then edit the part you want to edit by clicking on it. Hit save after you're done editing.

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    The Final Touches

    Before sending out your campaign check for errors in the pre-delivery checklist that would pop up after you are done editing. A red mark means you missed something. To resolve the issue simply click on the edit button. If you want a preview of the campaign click on Pop up Preview. If you think everything’s good to go, click on send now or schedule delivery.

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