ConvertKit has been widely popular to bloggers and online entrepreneurs. If you are curious on how it actually works, why it’s worth your money and if it can really help grow your email list – this post is for you.
Why We Left MailChimp
We started with MailChimp because it’s free and cater up to 2,000 subscribers. I thought it was great because there are fancy email templates that you can drag and drop and play around, you can schedule your email campaigns and you can even track them with the mobile app.
I send a newsletter once a week to our 400 subscribers and I had a pitiful open rate of about 11% and a click rate of 1.3% and it took me almost half day to send an email!
+ Creating an email campaign is time consuming
+ There are a bunch ‘duplicate’ subscribers
+ The segmentation didn’t work at all
+ The newsletter usually landed on ‘Spam’ folder (ouch!)
+ Low open rates and click rates (seems no one is reading our newsletter!)
+ I didn’t receive any feedback/ replies from subscribers
And it’s frustrating to the point that I stopped writing newsletters at all. And so I search around for another alternative.
I didn’t know anything about ConvertKit until I saw a post in a Facebook Group where a blogger raved about it so much that got me absolutely intrigued.
I decided to register for the Free Webinar which made me realized that it’s what I needed for my blog.
Here’s my favorites:
+ ConvertKit is “subscriber-centric provider” they don’t count a subscriber more than once so “no duplicates!” You pay for the real and actual people on your list and not the number of email address.
+ ConvertKit Automation allows you to use the “if this then that logic” which means you can track subscriber behavior.
+ You can create unlimited forms and easily integrate them with your blog posts, side bar or even use it as landing page.
+ There are about 30 great tools you can integrate with ConvertKit, such as: WooCommerce, GumRoad, Teachable etc.
+ You can segment your subscribers depending on their interest. This is especially helpful if you have several topics in your blog.
+ You can create a Sequence which is perfect for offering E-mail Courses like this one.
+ Increase Open Rates and Click Rates (while increasing your subscribers count).
+ Create a more personalized “humanly” emails that your readers will thank you for.
+ I love that they have a knowledge base which is so helpful when you get confused or overwhelmed with all the features.
The first time I send out an email using ConvertKit, I saw about 10 people unsubscribes and more of them (about 4-8 people) whenever I send out a campaign.
I freaked out.
I checked the reports and realized that those people actually didn’t care about my blog and the hard work that I put in to give value to them, so why would I bother if they didn’t want to stay?
It may sound as counter-intuitive, but its’s actually NOT.
You’ll get what you pay for. The price will vary depending on your list size. For someone starting out, it’s a little bit expensive but with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee I know there’s nothing to lose.
Here’s a quick look on the price range.
+ 0-1,000 subscribers, you will pay $29/month
+ 1,000 – 3,000 subscribers, you will pay $49/month
+ 3,000 – 5,000 subscribers, you will pay $79/month (I’m moving with this soon!)
If you have bigger list, you will get a custom price.
After 4 months of using ConvertKit and released my FREE e-course titled “Cheer Up” I got over 5,000 people in my list after three months, 89% average open rates, 73% average click rates and the best part for me is when people ACTUALLY respond to my emails!
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