Mailchimp : A Guide To E-mail List Building For Beginners

The hassle-free guide to using Mailchimp's Forever Free plan to build and grow an e-mail list from scratch
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  • Lectures 22
  • Contents Video: 2.5 hours
    Other: 3 mins
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 9/2014 English

Course Description

*UPDATE : I just added a full-length 80-minute webinar I did in August 2015 on how to use Mailchimp alongside a WordPress plugin called Magic Action Box to build your list - You can preview the entire webinar for free*

*Please scroll down to preview 3 lectures of this course ENTIRELY FREE*

I created this course because about 2 years ago I signed up for a Mailchimp account wanting to collect e-mails from blog readers and I was at a loss as to what to do.

The learning curve was steep and painful.

I refuse to let that happen to YOU.

Here's what you'll learn at the end of this course :

  1. What plan you should sign up for in Mailchimp (I will show you how to can run an e-mail list for absolutely FREE)
  2. Where everything is in Mailchimp so that you won't have to spend days or even weeks trying to figure it all out
  3. Create e-mail sign up forms that will get drive-by readers to sign up for your list
  4. How to create e-mail templates that will save you time and money (you'll thank me for this later.)
  5. How to embed e-mail forms into Facebook and even Twitter so that you can collect e-mails from your followers easily and conveniently.
  6. I add a resource list at the end of the course which will take your e-mail writing from blah to brilliant. I will be updating this as time goes along.

Why should you care about Mailchimp or building an e-mail list ?

Because the money is in the LIST.

As a blogger or business person, your e-mail list is the greatest asset you have. Don't take it from me. Ask the numerous successful entrepreneurs who have connected, built tribes for their blogs or businesses and gone on to make thousands of dollars from their e-mail lists.

Why e-mail when social media is so popular these days ?

What about social media ? Yes, social media has exploded in the last decade . There are many bloggers/entrepreneurs marketing on social media channels that are wildly successful. That's great but the truth is as bloggers/online entrepreneurs, we do not actually own our social media audiences.

The social media platform does which means if they shut down tomorrow, there goes your audience along with it.

Thus, if social media is your only strategy, you could easily lose out because Facebook and Twitter can change the rules on you in a minute (and they do all the time).

Your e-mail list however , you own that and nobody can ever take that away from you.

We all cherish our in-boxes and we're selective who we let in. So if you learn this e-mail marketing thing right, you will put yourself light years ahead of everyone else and you will succeed.

Go ahead and click on the "Take This Course" button above and let's get started.

I know you will find everything here useful. Don't hesitate to leave me comments or questions if you have any.

If you find this course useful , please leave me a great review so that other people can find this course and become a Mailchimp Master like you.

Thank you for taking this course !

What are the requirements?

  • None. Just bring your enthusiasm to learn

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Super useful features in Mailchimp that will help you grow AND distinguish your brand
  • How to run your e-mail list for FREE
  • How to navigate the Mailchimp dashboard with ease
  • How to create e-mail sign up forms that convert
  • How to embed your forms on your website and even on social media for easy and convenient sign ups.
  • How to create templates for your e-mails so that you will save time and money.
  • At the end of this course, you'll know Mailchimp like the back of your hand. Trust me.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Before we get started

Welcome to Mailchimp Mastery ! This lecture gives you an overview of what to expect in the course.

2 pages

Why exactly should you have an e-mail list ? I'll tell you why in this document.

I'd love to connect with you personally : An Invitation to Follow Me On My Blog
A Full Length Webinar - How to use Mailchimp & The Magic Action Box Plugin
Section 2: Getting Started - Sign Up and Choose a Plan

You don't need to break the bank to get started with Mailchimp. In this lecture,I'll show you how to sign up for a FREE Mailchimp account.


In this lecture, we'll go over where everything is on the Mailchimp dashboard.

DASHBOARD UPDATE !! - Mailchimp changed their layout
Section 3: Creating Your E-mail List

We go over creating an e-mail list in this lecture.


You can create specific groups within your e-mail list. This lecture will show you how.


Learn to import e-mail contacts from elsewhere into your Mailchimp account.

How To Import Contacts From An Excel Sheet
Section 4: Creating Your Sign Up Forms & Collecting Email Addresses

Learn how to customize embedded forms in this lecture.


You can integrate your Mialchimp forms into Facebook, Twitter and several other services. Learn how in this lecture.

Chimpadeedo Allows You To Collect E-mails At Offline Events
Mailchimp Snap Allows You To Connect To Your List on a Personal Level
Section 5: Creating Templates, Sending E-mails & Tracking Your Performance

Creatign templates for your e-mails will save you a considerable amount of time.


You are now ready to create your very first e-mail.


Learn to track the performance of your e-mails so that you can better tailor your e-mail marketing efforts to what the data says.

Using Google Analytics with Mailchimp : How to track who is clicking through
How to send an e-mail to your list without signing in to Mailchimp - NEAT HACK !
Send RSS Feed Updates To Your List Daily, Weekly or Monthly.
1 page

A resource list to help you write better e-mail headlines and better e-mails in general.

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Instructor Biography

Gertrude Nonterah, Social Media Enthusiast & Manager | Blogger |Online Teacher

Hi !

My name is Gertrude & I show people how to launch their blogs from scratch, create content that sells their message and grow their online presence.

I have been a blogger/online solopreneur for 10+ years and would love to help YOU with what I have learned along the way especially if you are just at the beginning of your journey.

You will find that my courses cover 2 broad areas :

1) Content creation for your blog

2) Content Promotion that will get you and your brand noticed.

I have loads of free content on my blog and Youtube channels (links in bio).

Don't hesitate to e-mail me at if you have any questions. I look forward to working with you to grow your blog !

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