Note: This post is from Amanda, who made the switch from MailChimp to ConvertKit. I asked her to write about her experience making the switch, and here she is! -Kathleen
Since I began blogging, a few months ago, I have seen many bloggers recommend ConvertKit over other email services. After joining Kathleen’s #1000in30 challenge, I decide to take the plunge and go for it. After some bad luck with day 1 of the challenge (thank you Kathleen for attending to my melt down), I was a bit reluctant to embark on this. I tend to panic really easily when I am out of my comfort zone and technical stuff is way out of my comfort zone!
Surprisingly, making the switch to ConvertKit was pretty simple (with a little help from Kathleen).
So here is an easy description (complete with pictures…YIPPEE!!!) of how to make the switch.
The first thing you need to do is sign up for an account at ConvertKit (using Kathleen's affiliate link), check your email, and login.
(Sorry I didn’t get a picture for this step…I was able to do it though so I have faith in you!)
Step 1 – Create a form
Step 2 – Choose “A form”
Step 3 – Choose your style…It really doesn’t matter which you choose because you already have your form in Thrive Leads.
Step 4 – Customize your form…once again, this really won’t matter.
Step 5 – Go to settings
Step 6 – Enter your form name, the message that you want to show up after they subscribe and choose your sequence settings
Step 7 – Go to Incentive Email on the left side of the screen and customize the subject, message, and thank you page. This is also where you can add your opt-ins
Step 8 – Select subscribers at the top
Step 9 – Select Import Subscribers
Step 10 – Create a tag (this is how you categorize your peeps)
Step 11 – Name your tag or tags
Step 12 – Select Import Subscribers again and leave this page open
Step 13 – Open up a new browser window and log in to your Mail Chimp account. Got to your list and select Export List
Step 14 – Check your email for your list
Step 15 – Download list from email and save onto your desktop so that it is easy to find
Step 16 – Go back to ConvertKit and select import subscribers at the bottom and find your file
There you go!!!!