Having a webform is very important to avoid "leaving cash on the table". If you read Kyle's Customer Purchase Lifecycle you will be aware of how important it is to keep in touch with your customers. Especially if they are not buying on their first visit.

Here are some extra tips to help you get by with Madmimi.

1. On the free version, there might be a delay between the user signing up and receiving their first e-mail, it is up to you to decide whether or not to mention this.

2. If you later decide to transfer your list to Aweber (because Aweber has more features), they will send out a new list requiring people to re-subscribe. This could result in lost subscribers if an explanation isn't given. You could get round this by letting them know why it has happened, or simply stick with madmimi. It depends how many features you really need. I will just stick with madmimi I think.

3. There may be a way of including the "free gift" within the actual e-mail itself if you prefer, but I like to do it this way so that users are forced to activate their account.

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.

5. Sometimes during peak periods it might take half a day or so for your "compose" mails to arrive. If you are just doing a monthly newsletter, that is fine (or even daily/weekly) but I just wanted you to be aware of that so if the mail doesn't arrive instantly don't be worried. This is simply because paid customers get priority over free ones.

6. You can set up e-mail alerts for when someone joins your list. Either an immediate notification for every person who joins, or a daily summary.

If anyone else has any more tips, feel free to let me know.

Special thanks to @Rich for letting me know about Madmimi and Hani for testing my ability to talk someone through the set-up process.


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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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