Tag Archives: ConvertKit

5 best low-cost email marketing tools for content creators on a budget

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Bargain-hunter. Frugal. Thrifty. Whatever term you use to describe yourself, one thing’s for sure: keeping your expenses in check is smart business. But the cheapest option isn't always the best for your needs. There are other factors besides cost to consider when choosing an email marketing tool. A real bargain strikes the perfect balance of affordability and value, without sacrificing essential functionality like deliverability, support,…

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What’s New in ConvertKit: Cycle 6 & 7

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One of our values at ConvertKit is to work in public. We strive for transparency, which is why we share information that is typically kept private like our finances and our deliverability. In addition, we also want to lean in and keep you updated on how we are developing our product for you with this cycle product report. This cycle product report will cover features…

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Real world examples of great emails

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Every once in a while, we stumble upon a promotional email from a brand we love or a service we recently subscribed to and think, “that’s a great email.” Today, Alyssa and Melissa break down some of their favorite examples. Because when it comes to teachable moments, stellar examples of real-world emails are the best way to translate best practices and learn from the email…

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ConvertKit’s December 2021 Deliverability Report

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One of our values at ConvertKit is to work in public. We strive for transparency, which is why we share information that is typically kept private, such as our finances. One commonly asked question by creators looking for a new email marketing platform is, “How is your email deliverability?” Here is our monthly deliverability report to answer that question: If you missed previous Deliverability reports,…

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Referral rewards that motivate subscribers to grow your list for you

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The easiest way to grow your email list is hidden in plain sight: get subscribers to do the work for you. Referral reward programs—where you reward subscribers for referring people to your newsletter—make it simple for creators to scale their lists, reach more people, and make more sales. Take Brennan Dunn of Create & Sell, who boosted his list growth by 9.9% through his referral…

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7 automations authors can use to connect with their fans and sell books

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When you get in the writing zone (or you’re on a deadline), everything else falls away for a moment. Your thoughts and ideas consume your mind—and your fingers can sometimes barely keep up. One thing you’re probably not thinking about in those moments? Telling your subscribers where to buy your latest book. Or asking if they would share your work with a friend. Or deciding…

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7 email automation templates to add to your coaching business

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You educate and inspire your students, produce unique content, and plot new ways to change the world. But sometimes, even coaches could use a lending hand. Automating your marketing helps you multitask, but it’s understandable if your first impression is that it’ll feel impersonal. Setting up email automation to grow your coaching business is the definition of working smarter and helping people, though. Email automation…

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The future of email

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If you could peek into a crystal ball and see the next 10 or 15 years of email evolution, what would it look like? Are the strategies you’re implementing ready for the future? Many say that in a world of ever-changing algorithms, email stays the same. While it’s never an exact science, the predictability and control senders have over their content certainly makes email an…

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Why every musician needs email marketing

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Like using MIDI, ABBA, and 2000s pop stars, email marketing is cool again. You might have noticed that the past few years have been full of musical comebacks. MIDI made its way back to the mainstream after decades of being associated with elevator music, ABBA released a stellar comeback album, and Natasha Bedingfield has a hit on TikTok with her 2000s banger “Unwritten.” Let’s be…

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The realities of trying to make it in music

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In a country obsessed with money, fame, and overnight success, building a sustainable career as a musician can be a huge challenge. Banking on becoming an overnight sensation in a world as saturated with content as ours is a risky move. But without immediate profit, music-making can quickly turn into a money pit. So how do you reach your goal of being a musician without…

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Utilizing BIMI to display your logo in subscribers’ mailboxes

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What happens when security and style combine? Enter BIMI, or Brand Indicators for Message Identification, a text record that lives in your DNS records and helps verify your email address against phishers with malicious intent. This verification can be found in the brand’s logo, conveniently embedded in a sender’s email. While this high-tech security option may be a tough bet for small creators working alone,…

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A creator’s guide to Instagram Reels

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If Instagram Reels haven’t sucked you down an hour-long rabbit hole yet, we have to assume you have superpowers. Reels are Instagram’s latest foray into video. The quick, vertical videos are taking over newsfeeds worldwide as more creators hop on to the trend. Seeing your favorite creators sing a verse from their newly released song, talk about their favorite topic, or create a funny, relatable…

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How to think like a scientist to help your creativity

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The scientific method is straightforward. Identify a problem, draw a hypothesis, run an experiment, collect the data, and find a conclusion. What if we approached our creative side hustles with the same data-driven mindset? Creators of all types procrastinate, get stuck, burn out, or simply lose momentum. When work is personal or we live like perfectionists, it’s especially hard to break out of a rut…

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Why some subscribers don’t confirm their opt-in

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As creators and email marketers, we’ve got a lot of important things keeping us up at night. From our marketing strategy, the hassle of freelance taxes, and, of course, those subscribers who don’t confirm their double opt-ins. But of all our worries, is an unconfirmed subscriber really something to stress over? After all, what’s “normal” subscriber behavior? It might be time to rethink how you…

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How musicians can have their best album release with email automation

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You’re more comfortable with chords than campaigns—but for indie artists, music and marketing go hand-in-hand. But building your newsletter merely scratches the surface of all the different ways you can use email marketing to find new fans, sell more albums, and connect with your audience. Musicians who want to grow their fanbase without cutting into essential creative work time can turn to automated emails to…

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How iOS 15 has impacted open rates for creators

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On September 20, 2021, Apple released their new OS, iOS 15. There were many large changes introduced with this operating system and a few of the major changes were focused on privacy. The change that received the most attention from email senders was the Mail Privacy Protection feature of the Mail app. What is Mail Privacy Protection? Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection feature will automatically load…

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Protecting your email list and reputation

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As creators, trust is everything. The trust between you and the subscribers who stay tuned is the foundation of your business and the source of your creative freedom. And while it can take months or years to build up hard-earned trust, it only takes one spammer to derail it. In the tech-driven twenty-first century, spamming is more prevalent than ever. Unfortunately, an email list and…

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The ultimate guide to email marketing for authors

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In a perfect world, you publish your book, and readers come running. You check “Become an Author” off your bucket list and start thinking about what the topic for your next book should be. You get ready for all the glory of being called an author— But that day doesn’t come nearly as soon as you’d hoped. Sometimes book launches don’t go as planned. Whether…

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