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Here are the best articles on using and making money from MailChimp that you’ll find online:


There is no Chimp Essentials affiliate program (any more)

Cutting to the chase, the affiliate program for Chimp Essentials is now closed. That means, you’ll no longer be able to log into the affiliate dashboard and there will be no further payouts. If you want to understand why I’m closing this affiliate program (and all affiliate programs for all my courses), here are the main […]

How to use MailChimp, a free tutorial walk-through with video and screenshots, for any online business

Learn the basics of how to use MailChimp, how to set up your first list, and how to send your first email to your subscribers. This tutorial takes you through MailChimp setup for the most important steps to get your emails to your subscribers.

The best MailChimp Plugin for WordPress

What’s the best MailChimp Wordpress plugin? After years of experience running my business online, I found MC4WP is the best plugin. Learn how to use this plugin and the best features of the top Wordpress MailChimp plugin available.

Truth time: are MailChimp alternatives really better?

Let’s get real with each other right now, there are a lot of newsletter software companies out there, beyond MailChimp.  There are probably a hundred MailChimp alternatives available. (If you’re already confused, learn what MailChimp is right here.) And since we’re being honest, most alternatives to MailChimp are pretty good at doing the job of […]

Mailchimp vs Constant Contact, which is better?

Should you use MailChimp or Constant Contact for your email marketing? Learn more about the differences between MailChimp and Constant Contact to help you choose the right email marketing software for your business.

(Unfortunately) the best MailChimp templates are simple and boring

The best MailChimp templates are free! Learn more about the most effective MailChimp templates and what to include in a simple HTML MailChimp email to get the best results from your email marketing.

Clearing things up: what are MailChimp segments and groups, and how do we use them?

MailChimp segments and groups can be a confusing feature to understand. Learn why to use segments vs groups in MailChimp and how to create segments in Mailchimp in this tutorial.

MailChimp surveys are your most powerful tool for personalizing your email marketing

MailChimp surveys are your most powerful tool for personalizing your email marketing. Learn why and how to use MailChimp surveys and polls, integrate third-party services like Google Forms, SurveyMonkey and Typeform into your MailChimp newsletters.

What is MailChimp (and why should you care)?

MailChimp is email marketing and marketing automation software that lets you stay in touch with groups of people via email. MailChimp is even free to use for smaller email lists! Learn why you should use MailChimp for your business and how I’ve used MailChimp to grow my own.

Which is better, AWeber or MailChimp?

Looking at AWeber vs Mailhcimp for your email marketing software? Find out why MailChimp is better than AWeber for your business’ email marketing.

Does Mailchimp have drip campaigns?

Let’s start with the answer, yes, MailChimp has drip campaigns (and they’re fabulous). And, do you know what the best part is about MailChimp drips? As of mid-2017, they’re available to use on MailChimp’s free plan! There is, however, a whole whack of false information out there about MailChimp drip campaigns, mostly from people who’ve […]

How to use MailChimp ecommerce360 to double list revenue

Adding conversion tracking information to your MailChimp account can help you better target who you send email to, increase your open rate, and double your revenue. Learn about MailChimp ecommerce360 tracking and how it can help you make more money with your email list.

How to run your mailing list like a total jerk

Everybody (myself included) is always going on and on about how important it is to have a mailing list for your business. It’s the easiest way to keep in touch with your audience and it nets the highest conversions when you’re selling things. The draw to build your list’s subscribers is heard far and wide. […]

The three most powerful MailChimp automations

This is the whole point of mail automation–sending the right emails to the right people at the right time. It’s as simple as that. So let’s look at three of the most helpful automations, beyond the welcome email.

How to make money from your MailChimp mailing list

I have to start with this disclaimer… I hesitate to write articles that include phrases like “how to make money with an email list” because a) money’s a crappy goal in and of itself and b) I don’t want my writing to get lumped in with thought-leader marketing bullshit. Seriously, Google “how to make money […]

Which is better, ConvertKit or MailChimp?

There are a lot of articles out there about why ConvertKit is better than MailChimp. And while healthy competition is awesome, those articles are completely wrong in their portrayal of MailChimp.

Why my favourite mailing list isn’t even a mailing list

Cultivating an eager mailing list and a captive audience isn’t all about software, funnels, fancy tips and tricks. It’s about sending interesting and useful content to the people that need it, with consistency.

This is the exact opposite of every “grow your list” article

There are SO MANY articles about growing your email list, and really, they just spew the same tired crap about “more subscribers = more profit” and using “All The Popups”. These subscribers at all costs articles are horribly short-sighted, and worse, require a tremendous amount of growth because there’s inevitably so much churn (in the form of unsubscribes).

Make automation great again!

The possibilities for automating your mailing list and your business are endless. And if you do it correctly, your audience or even your customers will be happy to be taken care of with your personal, albeit automated touch.

Are you hurting your newsletter with these mistakes?

By avoiding the mistakes laid out in this post, you can get your list working for you and start reaping the rewards you keep hearing about from other bloggers.

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