Are You Missing Out on What You Can Do with MailChimp?

When you're building your website, you'll soon come across the dilemma to figure out what the best tool is to use for email marketing. 

If you're just starting out in your online business, the free MailChimp plan is a fantastic tool to start building your mailing list. 

As long as you stay below 2,000 subscribers and 12,000 emails per month, you can use it for free, forever. This is enough to get serious about email marketing before you upgrade to a better plan.

However, as most free tools, the free MailChimp plan has its limitations. It's almost impossible to build a well-designed, conversion focused opt-in form that will get you the right people on your list. 

This is what we're helping with in the newest Thrive University lesson

Read on if you want to get the most out of MailChimp while saving time! 


1. Getting Started

Are you completely new to MailChimp? There are a few things you need to set up before you start generating leads. 

In the first lesson, you'll learn how to set up the basics, create your first mailing list where you store your subscribers, and customize the automated email templates so that they resonate with your style. 

2. Beautiful Opt-In Forms in a Minute! 

Once MailChimp is set up, all you need to do to start collecting subscribers is create an opt-in form and connect your mailing list with it! 

But how do you build an opt-in form that doesn't take hours or requires your coding skills and looks like a million dollars? 

The answer is: Thrive Leads

In the second lesson, you'll learn how to design any type of opt-in form in just minutes, in a way that it will perfectly fit the overall design of your website. And it's immediately ready to generate leads for you.

3. Where Are the Right People? 

Avoid one-size-fits-all. It's generic and boring, unlike you. If you want to please everybody, you won't please anyone. ​

In the third lesson, you'll learn how to create different opt-in forms without having to worry about them popping up over each other, and how to make sure that only the people who are interested will see it. 

Don't worry about grouping people into complicated separate lists.

If you set it up the way you'll see in the lesson, MailChimp will take care of organizing your list without giving you a headache. This will allow you to easily send targeted content to each and every subscribers.

4. Attract More of Them

Everything is set up, your opt-in form is getting subscribers, but there is a way to multiply its effect.

In the fourth lesson you'll learn how to make the most powerful lead magnet possible with the combination of the free MailChimp plan and Thrive Leads.

5. And the Winner Is...

If you haven't gotten into the A/B testing habit, now would be the time. 

I know I know... who wants to read statistics and analyze them!

The good news is, you don't have to do this at all.

Apply the Thrive Leads A/B testing feature on your opt-in forms to see which one gets you the most subscribers! In the fifth lesson, you'll learn how it's done. 

Ready to Max out the Free MailChimp Plan?

Signup for the free Thrive University course: MailChimp Made Easy

Follow this course if you're serious about email marketing. Follow all the steps and you’ll be on the road to success. Soon you'll have so many subscribers that the 2,000 leads limit won't be enough for you...

Do you have any questions about the course, or suggestions for another one? Comment below this post and we will get back​ to you.

Author: Alexandra Kozma

When Alexandra isn’t imagining the ‘a-ha’ moments her Thrive tutorial videos cause, she loves watching the landscape pass from the comfort of a velocity train on the way to a new, vibrant city. She also helps Hungarians become digital nomads.

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