It’s great to see you turning up for Day 10 of 60 Days Blogging Challenge.
I want you to take a moment from you all and have a flashback through all the progress you have made till now. Acknowledge your hard work and determination and clap for yourself. Do this regularly and you will see a huge boost of self-confidence and motivation. We all are working for one single goal – To be Happy right? These small moments of happiness are what you will cherish at the end of the 60 Days Blogging Challenge.
When we got our first 100 page views we clapped for ourselves. Then we aimed for another goal, nailed that one and clapped for ourselves again. When you work in silence, there is nobody to cheer for your hard work. So be your own cheerleader. There is a funny quote we came up with when we started blogging
Work hard in silence, Let your traffic make the noise.
Today we will guide you towards setting up your own newsletter form and mailing system.
For newsletter forms, we will use Sumo me plugin and for setting up your own mailing system we will use MailChimp.
Step 1) Firstly you need to set up an account with MailChimp. In the free plan, you will get to manage 2000 subscribers and to send 12000 emails for free in a month. That is pretty much enough for starters. If you get a lot of subscribers then you could consider upgrading to a premium plan. So you need to work hard for that :p.
Step 2) After Signing up, You need to create a list where your subscribers will be added.
First, click ‘Lists’ from the top menu.
Then click ‘Create List’ option.
Fill the list with the relevant data and save the list.
There is a whole bunch of things to do in Sumo me plugin, But today we will set up newsletter form and social sharing service only.
Step 1) Go ahead and install and activate Sumo me plugin.
Step 2) After installing you will get a SUMO option in the left menu in the admin panel. Click on it to continue.
Step 3) Click Connect to proceed.
Step 4) You will have to register or signup manually or using google authentication service. After signing up the page will be automatically refreshed.
Step 5) When the page refreshes you will be able to see an option ‘Site Settings’. Click on it.
Step 6) The Sumo admin panel will be available to configure now. First, click on Apps.
Step 7) Activate Contact Form and Social Sharing options.
Step 8) Now go to Social-> Share-> Settings
Step 9) Drag and drop the names of social networking sites on which you want your visitors to share your articles. Consider Facebook, Whatsapp, email, Pinterest, and Twitter.
Step 10) Now leave all the options as it is and save the settings.
Step 11) Now click on Forms -> List Builder.
Step 12) There will be a list of steps you can explore but I will just go through the basic default ones for now. You can choose to add and manipulate the settings according to your taste and strategy.
Step 13) Now, at last, you have to connect your MailChimp Account List with Sumo.
Step 14) The Form is active now and will be visible to the visitors when they visit your website. You can edit the settings of the form whenever you like by clicking the edit button.
This is the final result:
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This was all for today. Hope you got what you were expecting from us. We will meet you tomorrow.
Stay Motivated and Keep Webbing!
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