New Feature Alert: MailChimp Integration

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This week we’re introducing support for MailChimp within Teachery. This new integration, combined with our new Landing Page feature, makes it easier to build out an end to end sales and marketing campaign for your courses. Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Connect Your MailChimp Account To Teachery

To do that you’ll need a MailChimp API key. To get your key, login to your MailChimp account and navigate to Account > Extras > API Keys. From there click the “Create A Key” and copy the API that is generated. If you don’t already have an email list created within MailChimp, now would be a good time to create one.

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Step 2: Add Your API Key To Teachery

Go to your My Account page in Teachery, paste the API Key into the MailChimp integration form field, and hit “Save”. If all goes well you will see a green confirmation message.

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Step 3: Connect A Teachery Landing Page To A MailChimp List

From there you want to create your landing page, or update an existing one. Landing pages can serve two purposes: to send users to a purchase page or to capture email addresses. We’re going to set this one up to capture email addresses since our course is still in development and not ready for launch.

To capture email addresses from your landing page, simply click the “Switch to Email Capture” button in the editor window. Once your page has been configured to capture emails, “Connect MailChimp” option will appear in the floating nav. To complete your integration, simply select an email list to send emails to.

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Step 4: Get Those Subscribers!

Now whenever someone fills out your landing page form the email will automatically be added to your MailChimp list! Once your course is ready to launch you’ll have a ready-made list of potential customers to market to.

So what what about your course launch?  The same “Connect MailChimp” option is available on all of your payment pages making it super easy to automatically build up a list of your course students!

Email is a super effective marketing vehicle and you now have an easy way to start building your list. So get your MailChimp account, put a landing page together, and start marketing your course!

Well have a follow up post soon that walks you through how to use Facebook Ads to build your course pre-launch email list, or potentially even sell courses.

 

Gerlando Piro

Co-Founder of Teachery. Crafting the web since before it was cool. Full Time Portland (Ripcity!) Evangelist.