Email remains one of the most effective marketing tools. Having a direct channel for connecting with your audience is a priceless way to bypass all the noise on the Internet. Among the many email marketing providers is MailChimp. The service is a favorite for bloggers and small businesses. And the best part is, it completely free to use up to 2000 subscribers. In this article we will go over the basics of using MailChimp for email marketing. Our goal is to help you create your very own MailChimp account, start collecting email addresses on your website, send out your very first email campaign, […]
We have all heard it before: “The money is in the list.” Building a thriving list of email subscribers is one of the cornerstones of a successful website. Despite being a slightly older form of digital communication, it remains one of the most important ways of staying in touch with your audience. Forking over your email address is a huge sign of trust from the side of your visitor. It gives you direct access to their inbox, a coveted sanctuary for most, making it likely they will actually read what you send them and come back to your site. It’s no […]
Gravity Forms got a lot of updates in the last few days and I’m happy for it because we are using that great plugin in both of our new MVP sites, our Job Board and Pros Network. They’ve come out with four (yes, 4!) updates and/or new releases to their add-on assortment that continues to make this plugin a very catchy purchase – and without question we’ve already gotten our money’s worth.
The WordPress favorites feature where you can save favorites has been very handy for me. In addition to being a fulltime blogger and photographer, I manage websites for some clients. So I’ve been using favorites to easily add plugins to client websites without having to do a bunch of searching. Here’s how I’m using it and how it’s working for me.
I am a super-fan of MailChimp and their Mandrill app already so to hear that they’ve released a free plugin that will help site owners use their mailing architecture for the average consumer I was stoked! In fact, we’ve been using Mandrill here at WP Daily since Day #1 and we’ve been very happy with the service:
It’s always difficult to write a blog title and use the word “must have” since many people consider that link-bait (the tactic of creating a crazy-stupid title for the purpose of click-throughs) but after reviewing this app I am finding it hard to justify not using it for any WordCamp, especially if you’re an organizer. What is Gather App? Quite simple: It’s a text-based alert system for your WordCamp conference (or any conference / gathering for that matter) that’s simple, intuitive, and cost-effective. And Gather lets you do all of this by letting you text your guests as a group (or […]
Every blogger worth his or her salt knows that they need to build an email list. Why? For lots of reasons but the main one is because you can get lots of traffic and leads to your site by building a healthy email list. However, there is one BIG obstacle that stands in your way and it has to do with the newsletter services that are currently available. I seek to walk you through one solution that may make your 2013 year a big one with an even better newsletter (or your very first!).