ConvertKit for Bloggers

For others new to ConvertKit here are some terms in my beginner’s guide to using ConvertKit.

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Quick tip: The amount you pay is based on the number of subscribers, it is not like others who charge twice for the same subscriber. Yes, some do that!

So a quick walkthrough of what you can expect. After signing up and logging in, you are taken to the homepage. The first thing you see is a graph with your subscribers underneath it.

Upper left of the homepage below the subscribers’ section, you see all the forms you have created. These can be embedded on your site. When someone visits your website they can type in their email to subscribe to your newsletter email series or receive a content upgrade or get a  coupon etc.

I found this perfect video by Jessi Fearon that explains other features of ConvertKit

SEQUENCES
The next tab is Sequences. You can start making email sequences for the forms and landing pages. Program these sequences to send out emails during a specific period of time. Starting when a person signs up and subscribes.

BROADCASTS
This is an email that is sent out on its own. You can choose the send to all your subscribers or to a specific list of people that you are targeting. You are able to schedule this to be sent out at a certain time and date as well. You may also specify the colours, styles, and  the format.

SUBSCRIBERS
After the broadcast tab is the subscriber’s tab. This is the list of your entire email list and their specific groups. Groups are defined by tags. Tagging certain subscribers can automatically trigger ConvertKit to send them a certain sequence of emails that they would most likely be of interest.

AUTOMATION
The last tab is the Automation tab. These are certain rules you apply to your email sequences. Example: When someone subscribes or gets tagged by clicking on a link an action happens in return.

1. Click here to go to the ConvertKit homepage
2. Click “Get Started”
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