Alright, all set-up, that was quick and painless eh? Mad Mimi's "Mission" is to make things easy and simple, because they were fed up with using the other auto-responders, so made their own.

Before we get too lost and start exploring, I want to direct your attention to this little button midway down your "dashboard" (should be the first page you come to after completing set-up).

I'm not sure why it is such a sneaky button, or maybe my eyes aren't as good as they used to be. Anyway, click that, and you can start building your first capture form. In this case, it is called "Webform"



Don't let the bright orange Compose button draw you away, you have nobody to send an e-mail to yet, so you needn't compose anything.

Ok, you managed to drag yourself away from the bright colours and hit the Webform button. This is what you will see.




Hopefully you can make this out clearly. If not, hit CTRL + to zoom in. (That is CTRL and PLUS)

Number 1 = The name of your webform. Users won't see this, but one day you might be premium and have a number of different webforms, so this one helps you identify it. I changed mine to Guide.

Number 2 = Add any extra fields. By default you only have Email, but I wanted to add Name. There doesn't appear to be a limit, but the fewer the better or people will not bother to sign up.

Number 3 = If you want to make the "Name" field mandatory, check the box so that a tick appears as in the picture.

In essence, your webform is now completed. With this, you will be able to click on the "Embed" tab above the form and copy and paste the code (Either styled or simple - some themes don't support styled) into your website and hey presto it is up and running.

If you want to have the webform in your sidebar, so it is present on all your pages, you can do the following:
1. Copy the embed code (styled).
2. Go into your dashboard and click on "Appearance -> Widgets"
3. If you don't care about having a logo on your webform, drag the 'text' widget into your sidebar and paste the code into that. You can also write a message above/below the code such as "Sign up for a free cookie" or whatever you wish.
4. If you DO want a logo to appear then you will need to use the Image Widget (this is a plugin).

Now, let's look at some more advanced features. On the right hand side, above where number 1 is written, you will see three tabs. "Details" (the one we are now on) "Theme" (the design of your form, I will let you explore that by yourself) and "Advanced".

Click "Advanced" then head over to the next page.




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Hi11ardwm Premium
Thank you, for posting this! It worked perfectly!
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PeterWolf Premium
doesn't work on my end
Only input in 'Advanced Settings" I found useable was the
Sign up form
All others were ghosted out and not clickable or responsive
Therefore I can't create a form with links
Too bad I was getting real excited there
I guess it's back to Google Feedburner for now!
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Sabar Premium
Oh and great job by the way Dom !
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Sabar Premium
Thanks for the walkthru. Cant wait to run into the only 100 people problem. .. Right now im hoping for 1 Haha!
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newstar1 Premium
Either I am doing something wrong or MadMimi only now supports 100 people on a free account :(
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@RICH. Premium
Unfortunately, yes that's the case. MailerLite currently allows 1000 free email addresses.
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newstar1 Premium
I was looking at this: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2453354,00.asp

Was thinking of trying sendinblue
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newstar1 Premium
Looks like they have a free plan, do they have a forum i can build and put on my website for signups?
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SeanCasey Premium
This is awesome. I've been looking for a simple autoresponder. Thank you!!
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Chrissies Premium
Really great training, many thanks Dom :)
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LeeCraven Premium
Great lesson Dom, really appreciate this as it was my next personal step for my blog.
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Siong Premium
I find this very helpful. 10 star rating for you
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kiliwia62 Premium
Hi Dom, great training, just what I needed too.
Thanks for doing it. :)
Sylvia
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this looks good need to study and impliment :) blessings
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bolaxa Premium
Thank you very much Dom.

I been trying to do it for a long time and never know how.
I will put my subscription along with freebies on my page.
much sucess
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NicoleMart Premium
Thanks for the great information! I now have a newsletter subscription on my site!
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WestBay Premium
Thanks for this information, great tutorial Dom.
Keep up this kind of work, it helps us all.
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BVisan Premium
Hi Dom, thanks a lot for this tutorial! I wish I knew about it before paying for Aweber and Sumome. I just finished the setup on my second website is it's working flawless.
Great job!
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Layne Premium
I'm having trouble with step 3. If you don't care about having a logo..., then eventually, when I get a logo, I'll do step 4, a little help?
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Ultimateless Premium
Just use a small image until you are ready...
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zoeyred Premium
Use any image until you decide on a logo.
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Jim-Bo Premium
Great Stuff Dom! Done! - I think!

Jimbo
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Donnie58 Premium
Dom, thank you! No, I mean, really thank you!

I have just spent two whole days trying to figure all of this out, looking through auto-responder sites and plugins and such!

I'm getting visitors to my site and need to get this going! My search for a method was like walking through the fog! I had so many questions and doubts because of the questions!

Your post cleared the way! Thanks, again!
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MGalligan Premium
Great information! I need this for my site. Thanks heaps. :-) Maria
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Openeyes Premium
Thank you so much for this information!
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realestate91 Premium
Great info, thanks for sharing with all of us
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Cali Premium
Thank you. Checking it out now.
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StubearBlack Premium
Thanks for this!
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silah77 Premium
Hi Dom, thank you for sharing this post. I needed it to start a mailing list. I did joined aweber but I thought it was too early for me. I am ready now to start one. Many thanks. Sila
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uakoko Premium
Thank you, Dom...This is just what I needed right now. Very good tutorial!
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Shawn Martin Premium
hey Dom, how do you set up the e mail alerts?
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bryonbrewer Premium
Dunno, never did that before. I switched to aweber about a year ago as well so not really familiar with madmimi anymore. They have really good live chat though, so just ask them.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Thanks I will give that a shot
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Allmyrel Premium
I asked the support at MadMini. I don't remember how I did it but it was easy. Once they even sent me an email with a video of them doing it showing me the steps. Amazing service!
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Allmyrel Premium
thanks for this! Is this a mailing list that people can sign up to to be automatically alerted if there is a new post on the site for example? Or would I have to manually send the emails to the mailing list?
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Shawn Martin Premium
You can set up an email alert for when someone subscribes.
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Allmyrel Premium
ok so when someone signs up will I get an email? How would I know who signed up?
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StubearBlack Premium
If you do a test and subscribe to your own newsletter, then your email address will show up inside of the madmimi dashboard (the audience tab) i presume that's how you will see new signees? I'm new at it so i'm not entirely sure..
-Stu
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StubearBlack Premium
also.. i just went to the website and clicked on chat, i guess you have to request email alerts? she said she would do it for me.
-Stu
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Shawn Martin Premium
Yes, but if you check the box to get e mail notification, I think there is one there, they will e mail you every time get a new one I believe
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Allmyrel Premium
yep got it now! I get an email every time someone new signs up
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Lesmyb Premium
Thanks Don, that was quite easy to follow.
I can't find the place to setup email alerts. I think it is hiding from me. will take another peak at a later stage.
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bryonbrewer Premium
not sure what you mean by email alerts
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Lesmyb Premium
At the end of the training, point 6, you mention being able to setup email alerts to be notified when somebody joins your list.
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StubearBlack Premium
i just went to the website and clicked on chat, i guess you have to request email alerts? she said she would do it for me. you may have already figured it out :)
-Stu
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Lev Premium
Thanks for this and for mentioning the bit about the sidebar widget...I will try that.
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GWaldron Premium
Hi Dom, I am going to go to madmimis. Thanks.
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WillingToTry Premium
Thanks Dom, Ive been looking for something like this, it will be very useful and allows me to experiment without any overhead cost!
Kind regards,
~Arthur
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Anewcreature Premium
Great tutorial. Been somewhat wrestling with this.It Free! Thanks!
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Ahnna Premium
This helps me a lot, Dom. Thanks for putting up this training.
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jsmart Premium
Thanks Dom, great info
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jsmart Premium
Thanks Don, great info.
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WestBay Premium
This is great information, thank you for sharing this with us.
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emilyku Premium
Thanks Don for the good staff!!
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macey321 Premium
Thanks for the training Dom. Helps a lot. To Our Success........Frank
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Anewcreature Premium
More great stuff!!
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DoubleTap Premium
Thank ya' Dom... so much great info!!!
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zora2 Premium
Wow Dom! This is some great information and FREE. You can't beat that. Just what I was looking for. I am following you now. Blessings
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BERNARIUX Premium
Thank you Dom, well, that is no good. If decided to pay for this service which will be the best? Aweber?
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bryonbrewer Premium
I use Aweber, not tried others.
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BERNARIUX Premium
Understand. I will use Mad Mimi, and send manually my Course to the suscribers. That I can do with this Email Free Service, rigth?
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BERNARIUX Premium
Hello DOM, very dissapointed on this:

4. You can't do a "drip campaign" on the free version. This is a campaign where somebody receives a pre-written e-mail every day after they signup, such as a 7-day course or likewise.

So, there is a way to do it for free??
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bryonbrewer Premium
Not to my knowledge. Drip campaigns are premium resources that use a lot of server time. You can't get everything for free.
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Kav Premium
Thanks for this, just what the doc ordered.
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KleeClay Premium
Thanks so much for this tutorial! It was exactly what I needed, when I needed it. It's too bad that they won't allow work-at-home type lists for WA related sites, but my site about spinning and knitting yarn shouldn't offend them at all. ;-)
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SquidooSlfMstr Premium
Hi Dom:
Thanks for this tutorial!

Re: You comment:
"Be careful wih madmimi as they don't like affiliate marketers much, so if you get too many complaints or unsubscribed, you might get fined. Madmimi is definitely the best free option
though"

Do they track if you send out affiliate/CPA offers, or is that OK as long as you don't get a bunch of "unsubscribers?"

They can actually fine you for getting too many unsubscribers? Is it on their TOS?

Thanks for your input,
Charlie

UPDATE:

Hey Dom:

I found my answer on their TOS:
Quote:
"You may not use Mad Mimi to send email campaigns that link to or display pornography, other sexually explicit content, ........... multi-level marketing campaigns, affiliate and network marketing materials, or any other content we deem inappropriate"

So I guess we can't send affiliate offers. Bummer.

Great tut for those who want to sell their own products, though.

-C
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bryonbrewer Premium
I was signed up with them before they changed their TOS and have sent out a few emails with affiliate links and linking to content on my site with affiliate links, which didn't get me in trouble. I imagine if you got some complaints they'd fine you. At the end of the day, they don't want email servers to block them for too much spam, so they need to cover their backs.

Small campaigns are probably fine, but personally I'm moving to Aweber
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SquidooSlfMstr Premium
Yeah, long term it doesn't sound like it's a place for IM. Thanks for your reply, Dom!
-Charlie
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MarianMartin Premium
Dom, does the landingpage need a KW? I mean does it has to be integrated into a "nice looking landing page"??
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bryonbrewer Premium
do you mean the landing page they get redirected to after they sign up?
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MarianMartin Premium
Yes, I supose it should be a decent landingpage with KW? and all?
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AMatushin Premium
Very informative, thank you for the info
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nalin2511 Premium
Thanks for the tutorial. I wanted to ask does it take some time before the activation email arrives or it requires no activation?
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Angelsway Premium
Which email are you enquiring about?
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bryonbrewer Premium
should be immediate access once you sign-up, I don't remember having to wait very long to get the email.
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nalin2511 Premium
There is an activation mail tht is sent for confirmation to subscribe.
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bryonbrewer Premium
Have you received it?
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nalin2511 Premium
Yes, I had made some changes in the settings. Thanks
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CharziG Premium
Thanks for the TUT! great job!
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mikpj Premium
this will be my next step.
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cena1975 Premium
How could I miss this great training! Lucky I only sign up aweber for $1 trial and terminate it. You are a saviour Dom! Thanks!
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bryonbrewer Premium
Be careful wih madmimi as they don't like affiliate marketers much, so if you get too many complaints or unsubscribed, you might get fined. Madmimi is definitely the best free option though.
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2yorkiemom Premium
Mad Mini seems to have changed some things. I can't get it to work.
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bryonbrewer Premium
replied to your PM
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kfarhan56 Premium
how can i add a list of movies so that others can click on it to watch it...
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bryonbrewer Premium
uhm..look for training on embedding videos
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Just signed up and will give it a good try... Thanks Dom.
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Just a quick "THANKS!" to RICH for helping me find this through a Live Chat discussion.
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Goldenlady Premium
Hi DomW,
Do you know how many webforms people can set up before they have to upgrade?
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bryonbrewer Premium
I think it is just one. Although if you are making one for multiple sites, you could always register a different email address for each site. That means if you end up upgrading you will need to re-do some of the forms i imagine
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dreadless19 Premium
Hey Dom

thanks for the tutorial..found it very useful!
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bryonbrewer Premium
no problem, glad you liked it
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Goldenlady Premium
Hi DomW,
I finally got a chance to set this up. It works great. Thanks for this information!
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bryonbrewer Premium
no problem, glad it was some help
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James9 Premium
That's great Dom thankyou!
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bryonbrewer Premium
hey no problem buddy
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SquidooSlfMstr Premium
Very helpful tutorial, Dom. Especially for someone w/o much funds. Thanks for this heads up!
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bryonbrewer Premium
no problem dude
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inner1beauty Premium
Nice resource. It seems just right for someone who's not a pro at email marketing It also seems user friendly and intuitive as well.
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bryonbrewer Premium
yeah I love it
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lmc6837 Premium
Love all these free gadgets. thanks for introducing Mimi, Dom. Nice job on the tutorial, too
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bryonbrewer Premium
actually it was Rich who found it, i just made the tutorial, but thanks :)
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Ty Johnson Premium
excellent idea, I have not heard of this one before, I only knew about the mail chimp one which is fine for the paid version I guess but the free version is pretty week
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bryonbrewer Premium
yeh and mailchimp supposedly ban affiliate links in their mails
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@RICH. Premium
Hey Dom.

Just to clarify re: Mailchimp T&Cs;.

"We do not allow businesses that offer these types of services, products, or content:

Illegal goods or services
Escort and dating services
Pharmaceutical products
*** Work from home, Internet Lead-gen, Make money on online opportunities, etc. ***
Online trading, day trading tips, or stock market related content
Gambling services, products or gambling education
Multi-level marketing
*** Affiliate marketers ***
Credit repair, get-out-of-debt content
Mortgages and/or Loans
Nutritional Supplements, Herbal Supplements or Vitamin Supplements
Pornography or nudity in content
Adult novelty items or references in content
List brokers or List rental services
Marketing or sending commercial email without proper permission"

I've ***'d the two that are most likely to apply to WAU members. I'm aware of at least one Member who had their entire account and lists deleted without warning by Mailchimp and was told afterwards by them that it was because he was an affiliate marketer.

Also most services including MadMimi do not permit the embedding of affiliate links into emails they will be distributing.

Rich.
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bryonbrewer Premium
thanks Rich, pretty useful, i will put that into the training near the end for people who don't read comments. I assume the way to get around this is to just put any affiliate links you want to include on a webpage instead, and link to it from your mail?
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Ty Johnson Premium
Mail chimp sucks
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@RICH. Premium
Exactly, Dom. Just include a link to a Page or Post detailing the promotion, rather than trying to include the affiliate link in the actual email newsletter. Rich.
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bryonbrewer Premium
Tell it like it is Ty! ..and yeah rich I think that makes sense, Steve used that technique if I recall
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stadium Premium
@Rich so what you're saying is, you don't use MailChimp?
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bryonbrewer Premium
hahaha good one :)
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Morgan968 Premium
Thank you for this dom, great bit of extra training
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bryonbrewer Premium
thanks! you use madmimi already on your fish site right? happy with it?
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Shawn Martin Premium
bookmarked, thanks!
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bryonbrewer Premium
your bookmark collection must be a wealthy of knowledge!
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Shawn Martin Premium
It is getting huge!
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bryonbrewer Premium
a lot of rainy day material
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John Dough Premium
Great training Dom. I appreciate your efforts.
Thanks and best of everything to you.
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bryonbrewer Premium
kind words :) same to you
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PMV Premium
Thanks for this Dom, encouragingly straightforward. P :)
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bryonbrewer Premium
it is, but takes a while to get ones head round it
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jpnetco Premium
Thanks Dom, very well done, clear and concise.
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bryonbrewer Premium
must be all that website building ive been doing, helps me make things clear
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@RICH. Premium
Fantastic training, Dom. Kudos! It's brilliant to have a step-by-step guide to refer people to. I'm a great "recommender" of MadMimi over other services such as Listwire (they add their own highly inappropriate ads to your email newsletters) and Mailchimp (specifically forbid affiliate marketeers from using their service). A free MM account is perfect for people to cut-their-teeth on email marketing. I use AWeber and find that I rarely make use of all the paid-for bells-and-whistles they provide. It may well be that most people can eventually graduate to the paid MM service as it satisfies all their requirements rather than considering a transfer to AWeber or Campaign Monitor. Thanks for taking the time out to publish this. It's really appreciated. Rich.
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bryonbrewer Premium
Thanks to you for putting me onto it
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Hudson Premium
Hi Dom, thanks for taking the time to write up this training which is very good, and if I may say so the right level of detail. The other key thing for newbies is that Madmimi is free, which is a great help at start up time,
Regards
Hudson
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bryonbrewer Premium
thanks, im glad you liked the style not just the information
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Okay Steve, I'm a newbie and need clarification What is e-mail drip mean?
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bryonbrewer Premium
e-mail drip is where someone receives emails automatically after signing up, like you sign up, then every day, or every week/month (whatever you choose) you automatically receiving an email. Say you sign up for a 7 day course, every day you receive a new email "day 1" "day 2" etc
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Steve Wood Premium
Be careful when you use the email drip. Madmimi is not over keen on finding any affiliate links inside the drip you set up. Before they start to send the follow up mails, they check the contents of the email drip for the peruse of account activation... If they find any, they will not activate the auto send.

I tested this out some time ago when you were required to pay for the email drip add on for Madmimi.

This is what you will most likely get in your e-mail box.

Hi there,


Dustin from Mad Mimi here. Taking a further look at the send you're working on, I'm afraid we will be unable to mail on your behalf. We've had very unfortunate results with similar mailings in the past, and we can't actually send affiliate-related content like this. I wish I had better news, but at this point another provider will be a better fit for your sending needs. We wish you the best with your future efforts.


Sincerely,
Dustin

So for those who are going to rush over there keep in mind that you could work on a follow up drip feed for nothing... Keep affiliate links out of it and just link to your blog posts, reviews and pages.

Steve...
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bryonbrewer Premium
thanks that it very useful information
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jespinola Premium
Good training. I've been using Madmimi and in my experience there has been very good but actually has more features awber. For new members would be a good starting option Madmimi
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bryonbrewer Premium
oh thati s interesting to hear, I think if you exclude the first month for $1 option that Aweber has, madmimi also has similar prices
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jespinola Premium
yeah you are right :)
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can we edit the message in the webform to ath the visitors eye? like in your form it written " WRITER BITS"

thanks
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bryonbrewer Premium
yeah that is under the "theme" tab, or you can choose to just not upload it if you put it into the text widget it won't show up
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BIS Premium
Hi Dom
I think this is great training for anyone who wants a free option and doesn't want to start paying out for Aweber.

Beverley
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bryonbrewer Premium
thanks! glad Rich showed it to me
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