How to Set Up a Subscriber Freebie using Mad Mimi

Last week, I shared with you a tutorial on how to set up a subscriber freebie using MailChimp. Today, we’re going to see another email service that is free to start with – Mad Mimi.

Mad Mimi has a very user friendly interface and is quite easy to set up. The free plan allows you to have upto 2500 subscribers, and send 12,500 emails per month. Follow the step by step tutorial outlined below, and you’ll have the email sign up process for your subscriber freebie ready in no time.

How to Set Up a Subscriber Freebie using Mad Mimi

Step 1: Create a new account with Mad Mimi. 

Go to the Mad Mimi signup page, enter your email address, set a password, and click ‘Create my account’.

MadMimi Sign Up

You will be prompted to enter your name and company details. Fill in the required information and click ‘Continue’.

Enter details

You will be taken straight to your Mad Mimi dashboard.

Step 2: Set up the sign up form.

Click on ‘Webform’ in your dashboard.

Click Webform

Then click on the orange ‘Add a Webform’ button.

Add a Webform

Enter a name for your webform. This is for your reference only and will not be displayed to subscribers. Then select the fields you want to include in your sign up form. This will be the information you are gathering from your subscribers.

Add fields

The form on the left will be updated in real-time as you add the fields to the sign up form.

Updated form

Click on the tiny square beside each field to mark it as a required field.

Required Field

Step 3: Style the sign up form.

Click on the ‘Theme’ tab to change the background color of the form, add a logo, etc.

Style the webform

Step 4: Set up the sign up process.

Select the ‘Advanced’ tab on the top right, and click on the grey ‘Edit activation message’ button.

Activation message

This is the first email that will be sent to your subscribers as soon as they sign up. Fill up the details, include a custom subject and message and click ‘Save Custom Message’. The confirmation message and link will be automatically appended to your email.

Activation Message

You need to have page on your website where subscribers can go download the freebie you are offering. Copy paste the URL of the freebie download page in the ‘Activation Landing Page’ section in Mad Mimi.

Download page URL

So now, when subscribers confirm their subscription, they will be directed to the freebie download page on your website where they can download the freebie.

Step 5: Embed the sign up form on your website.

Click on the ‘Embed’ option at the top of the webform page.

Click Embed

Copy the embed code and paste it where ever you need it on your website.

Copy Embed code

You will now have an active sign up form on your website where visitors can sign up and download their freebie. Do make sure you test the sign up process with your own email address before you publicize it.

Today’s Challenge: If you don’t have an existing email service, set up your freebie download using Mad Mimi.

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