Though some people say that “best” and “free” never comes together but Madmimi proofs it erroneous whereas this is one of the best, free and easy to use email marketing tool which can be used by any kind of bloggers or webmasters. There are so many free as well as paid email marketing services such like Aweber, MailChimp (Free up to 2k subscribers and 12k emails) etc. but I would rather prefer Madmimi since it is far better than MailChimp.
Madmimi is good. But Why?
MailChimp is also good but you have to spend a lot of times to realize the method of creating a campaign and send it to your subscribers. There is also another restriction of this service. You cannot send more than 12k emails by holding a free account. And you know that this is very easier said than done to spend money in monthly basis when you are a school student or you don’t have so much money to spend to get more than 2k subscribers. This is why I love Madmimi. You can send unlimited emails to your 2.5k subscribers. This is also cost less than any other services.
On other end, Auto Responder is another great thing that lets your new subscriber to download your free ebook or any other free stuff. You will not get this super facility on MailChimp with a free account when Madmimi gives so.
Here is a tutorial that will help you to setup Madmimi properly:
Just sign up for a free account by going to the Madmim iwebsite. After completing signing in to this site, the first thing you have to do is webform creation which lets your readers to be subscribed. So, press the button that says Webform. For more reference, check the following image.
It has three parts e.g. Details of form, Theme and Advanced which contains auto responder.
You can either use your site logo or plain text like this;
Generally, most of the bloggers/webmasters want only subscribers instead of their name or address. But if you need first name, last name, zip code or anything else, you can add them in your subscriber form (Not Recommended). The Theme tab does what it says. I mean you can beautify your webform right from this tab. Therefore come to Advanced tab.
Confirmation Landing Page:-
Enter the URL of that page where do you to forward your new signed up readers after pressing the Sign Up button on webform. It may contains a demo of your entire subscribe method.
Activation Landing Page:-
Whenever a reader signs up through your form, he/she will get a verification email in his/her inbox which will have a confirmation link*. Enter the page URL here where do you want to redirect your confirmed subscribers. This page may contain your free stuff that you want to give away.
[Note:- If you don’t like auto responder, leave these boxes blank.]
After doing everything, its time to push in and share your subscribe form. That is too easy. Just press the Share button to get a short link of your webform. Or you can press the Embed button to get the embed code that could be added on your webpages/sidebar or anywhere else.
How to send email using Madmimi?
For the first time, you will have to compose an email. For that, press the Compose button. Now enter all essential details and decorate your email as your wish. Therefore press the Send button and enter title, reply from email, select subscribers respectively.
That’s all that you have to do. Hope it would help you a lot.
*Your new subscribers will not get the confirmation email if you have chosen single opt-in.