Convertkit /Seva with Innovative Autoresponder Automation

When I started with ConvertKit I didn’t get the automation at first…

I had tried many other types of autoresponder email clients. Convertkit had all these new features that I wasn’t familiar with.  Segmenting,  Automation and tags? So for others new to ConvertKit here are some terms that I learned that made it the best email for blogging and a big surprise!

An update and a surprise – We won’t be changing our name after all…

Seva as a word resonated with us deeply, but we now understand it’s not appropriate as a business name. We hope you’ll help us communicate that our tool remains the best email tool. I Love Convert Kit!! Read more on why it’s staying Convert kit….
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Did you know that there is a monthly publication created at ConvertKit called Tradecraft for professional bloggers? And it’s a good one too! “Whether your goal is to build a permanent side hustle or to create a business you can work on full-time, you are a professional blogger in our books.”

– Convertkit

You have goals: You want to…

  • Build a big audience
  • Turn that audience into true fans who tell their friends about you
  • Build enough trust that those true fans are willing to buy your products or services
  • Turn your customers into repeat customers, that is the very best kind of customer
  • Earn a living doing something you  truly love to do
  • Live a meaningful life for you and your family

Email is one of the most powerful tools for turning these goals into reality. The folks at Convertkit and I know that. You own your email list, with your own autoresponder. Social media owns their own social platforms. If Facebook should die, God forbid, all that you entered in the network would be gone. Your own email list of clients and customers is your own gold and no one can take it from you.

They were thinking of re-branding with  Seva – (Create a living doing what you love.)

Seva is the best email marketing software built specifically for people just like you. Built by bloggers for bloggers. *

Helping you keep track of the stats and activities on your site, following through with all of your email marketing to help grow your email list. This is SEVA.

About Convertkit
The amount you pay is based on your number of subscribers, unlike others who charge twice for the same subscriber. Do you know who they are? I do!

When I started blogging about 10 years ago, I knew nothing at all about autoresponders but boy did I learn a lot.  I used free autoresponders that gave me a headache learning how to use them. From there I went on to using just about all of the top email clients. MailChimp, Mailerlite,  a few years with Aweber, Get Response, Madd Mimi, Active Campaign and Constant Contact, to name just a few.

Now for the past year have been enjoying  Convertkit.  Click below to go to the site

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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. In the beginning, you, of course, see nothing on the graph because you are new. I added a helpful video to go with the text.

Later on, if you hover over the graph you can see how many subscribers have opted into that content upgrade that day. As in the video. Very different from any other autoresponder.

Upper left of the homepage below the subscriber’s 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 and receive a content upgrade or get a coupon etc.

Forms are customizable as to colours and styles to match your brand. You are also able to program it to a specific action when that visitor hits a button.

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.

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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 and can save them in a tag (group)

When you make a sequence, you can specify which tags, (meaning which people) will receive that series of emails. One subscriber can have more than one tag that is manually assigned by you or automatically assigned based on their activity.

AUTOMATION
The last tab is the Automations tab. These are certain rules you apply to your email sequences.
Example: When someone subscribes or gets tagged clicks on a link etc am action happens in return.
It’s easy to understand when you have done it a few times.

Automations ConvertKit/Seva

This is what sold me on switching to ConvertKit  It helps to supply my email subscribers with much more targeted info. As in my article about segmenting when you join my newsletter list my list gets segmented and tagged with the different levels of bloggers that took the quiz.

A favorite automation. Adding someone to a tag or sequence when they click on a link. In that way I can ask what they are interested in based on the link they clicked and so automatically subscribe them to a relevant sequence of emails.

One other way is to use the automation feature when promoting your own products or even affiliate products. When someone clicks on the link to your product or affiliate  product they are then added to a “name the list.”

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 format. Good for a special  offer or announcement of a sale or launch at a certain date and time.

Seva courses

Convertkit also has excellent training courses.

Live and recorded webinars with Isa.
They offer bonuses like Authority book bundles and Instant Automation and more.

I am scheduled to go to one on the day that I am writing this article. It’s about – why email is critical to your business. How to avoid the biggest mistakes, people make when trying to build their email lists and the top 10 best ways to build an email list of 1,000 true fans (who will love your work and buy your stuff) If I show up live I can get some other free stuff only available live.  Chrome browser using Zoom.

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As an exclusive offer for my blog readers, you can try ConvertKit free for 30 days. Billing information is required but you will not be charged for the free month.

Hope you enjoyed learning about Convertkit. Comments are under the title,  let me know if you have any questions I can help you with.

Comments

  1. Interesting. I was thinking of switching to Convertkit but wasn’t sure if it was worth it. Thanks so much for the information!

    • kathrynruth says:

      Hi Jen,
      You are so welcome. That’s why I write to help others. I liked your article on yarrow very nicely done! Thanks for your comments.

  2. You’ve shared some great information about Converkit/Seva, thanks. I’m sure many will find your post helpful.

    • kathrynruth says:

      Hi Barb,
      Thank you I do post to help others as I’ve been blogging for over 5 years and I know what it’s like to not know vital info about blogging.Thanks for your comment.

  3. Hi Kathryn
    Great review! Thank you for the information …..

    • kathrynruth says:

      Hi Lesly,
      You know I love a good review article. Just adding a video to my Facebook page for it. Thanks for your comment.

  4. Convertkit is very easy to use and it offers many selfless service that makes the email marketing easy to use. It has a tag-based system which makes the email automation easier. It also has inbuilt email courses and sequences. Though there are many things in the convertkit there are some issue too which I face while using it, 1. Difficult to remove the inactive subscriber from the list, 2. Only fewer templates available and 3. It is very expensive

    • Hi Sathish,
      Some like the tag-based system in an autoresponder, others prefer the list type of system like Active Campaign.
      It is really a personal preference as well as a financial one. I have used many and prefer Convert kit.
      Thanks for your comments.

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