Creating and Sending a News Letter and capturing subscribers
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Learn to Get Subscribers and Inform the Subscribers you have by creating a News Letter, great for beginners to learn...
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Created by David Newton
Last updated 3/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Work confidently in Mail Chimp
  • Understand more about newletters and marketing
  • Be able to implement pop ups and forms on their site
  • Produce a Newsletter
  • Know a basic understanding of GIMP you should be able to create and edit your images
  • Photoshop basics we will show you how to edit and resize your images
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  • You should have your own email account or two for testing
  • Photoshop if you dont have this you can download GIMP its free!
  • For the custom template section you will need Dreamweaver
  • Any free screen capture program would be good but not essential

By far one of the most important aspects of owning a website or reaching out to people is by the use of News Letters if done correctly you can build a great society of loyal members!

This course is suitable for Beginners and Asvanced users alike, I will show you how you can quickly and easily create news letters, our subscriber system of choice for these lessons is MailChimp, within this I will show you how to set up a Subscriber List, a template for future use and also how to embedd code into any HTML page / Website, with a few hiddens goodies as well.

What we will learn:

  • Set up a News Letter template in Mail Chimp
  • Create a new subscriber/member list
  • Install and use GIMP a FREE Image editor
  • Quick lesson on both GIMP and Photoshop
  • Import and Export subscribers
  • Set up Pop up and install on a website
  • Create a simple capture form to put into any HTML page
  • And loads more...

What you need?

  • A Mail Chimp Account (its ok we will set this up in the course)
  • Photoshop or GIMP (Photoshop is very expensive so if you dont have this use GIMP a free piece of sftware for Digital Editing)
  • If you wish to follow along with the course and create a Custom Template you will need Dreamweaver (It is not essential to do this section you can just choose a template from Mail Chimp, I show you how to set this up in course)
  • Screen capture software this is good but not essential

Follow along and Have fun creating New letters.

Who is the target audience?
  • All level should take this course
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Curriculum For This Course
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Getting familar with Graphics and Layout
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GIMP is a free solution for digital editing it has lots of features that Photoshop does and should allow you to create simple banners easily.

Preview 06:00

I will give a quick demo on how to use GIMP

Using GIMP

A Quick demo on how to use Photoshop

Using Photoshop
Using Mail Chimp
12 Lectures 52:45

First things first you need to register with Mail Chimp

Setting up and Registering with Mail Chimp our subscriber mangement tool

Once registered we need to pick a template that will work for us

Choosing a good template for our News Letter

In the banner section of the template we will create and add a banner

Creating our Banner

Let now add our teasers to this area I will use this to create a focal point on other courses that I do

Adding our Product Courses

We will now finish the News Letter by adding social media links to the base

Finishing our News Letter

You need a place to store your subscribers in this video we will create that place

Creating our first subscriber list in Mail Chimp

If you need to manually add a subscriber this is how you do it

Manually adding subscribers to our newly created list

You need to be able to import and export members/subscribers in this lesson we will do just that.

Importing and Exporting Members

Its very important to be able to check your News Letter displays correctly in mail clients such as outlook or gmail lets do a test send.

Previewing your Newletters

To be able to send your News Template out we need to set up a campaigns, by creating these we can check the stats like opens and links etc.

Creating your First Campaign

We will quickly check our send went smoothly.

A successful test

Checking reports of your campaign is simple enough let take a look.

Checking your Campaigns reports
Creating a custom template from scratch to import into Mail Chimp
17 Lectures 01:24:26

As well as picking templates from Mail Chimp we can also create our own from scratch.

Creating a custom Template

Short intro on custom templates.

Custom Template Intro

Lets set up a our Doc size and prepare for the forth coming lessons.

Creatinga custom Template design

OK now lets add a logo and a header section to our design file.

Adding a logo and header area

This lesson focuses on creating a nice background image from scratch to add as our banner base.

Creatinga header background

Having various teaser blocks is a great way to get lots of easy to readt sections into our News Letter.

Setting up our product teaser area

Call to action buttons really encourage people to click this is preferable to links in many ways but use sparingly!

Creating Buttons

Lets finish off our Newsletter design.

Finishing our News Letter

Using guides enables us to do accurate clipping, we could also do an auto slice with the guides however I am going to manually slice these up.

Snapping to our grids

We need to cut our images out so we can place them in the HTML version

Cutting out our images

Now we will use Dreamweaver to set up our custom template, first we must tell Dreamweaver where our files are held.

Defining our site in Dreamweaver

We can contain all our elements within tables, and thats what we shall do now.

Creating Tables

Lets carry on designing our News Letter.

Adding more Blocks

We must now set up another table block to hold more of the elements.

Adding a few more Blocks

Lets now finish up the News Letter.

Finishing our News Letter

Quick final check that it all works in the browser.

Final Checks

Now I will show you how to upload your Dreamweaver files to Mail Chimp

Uploading our Custom Template to Mail Chimp

Have you been following along?
4 questions
Website Intergration and Customisation
6 Lectures 22:53

Let take a look Mail Chimps intergration features

Intro to Mail Chimp feature site intergration tools

Now let us take a look at what we will be doing

Upcoming lessons

So where are these tool for intergration?

Creating Intergrations

Creating and generating code for our POP up form

Adding a POP up subscriber form

Let now look at creating a form and generating the code for your website :)

This brings us to the end of this course I hope you have learnt to create News Letters and have a good understanding of Mail Chimp and generally about creating News Letters.

Adding a form

Answer these questions to finish the course in style :)

Creating a News Letter in Mail Chimp end of Course Quiz
5 questions

For those who have finished the course a massive "Well done!" for those still completing the course "Keep it up!" I just want to say thank you for choosing me and my course, it is really appreciated and means that I can produce more great courses for you in the future!

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About the Instructor
David Newton
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Teacher, Website and 3D Creative Artist

I have worked professionally in many creative sectors for the last 20+ years, being a creative veteran I have taught to advanced level Design, Art, Sculpture, 3D Modelling/Animations/Rendering and Website design.

I have worked for small companies giving me the rare opportunity not to be pigeon holed, it has also meant I have had to keep up with all the latest techniques and technologies.

I currently run a company specialising in multi-disciplined creative design, from 3D animations to CMS websites, Banners, Adverts, Logos and a whole host of other work.

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