How to Manage Your Mailing List
I was asked by a member of the One Fantastic Week Facebook group to do a post explaining how to manage a mailing list. So here goes:
Set up a Mail Chimp account. They have a forever free account that stays free until you hit 10,000+ e-mails a month.
Create a Mail Chimp list. Mine is called “Strange News from Sam Flegal.”
Create a subscriber page and link it to your website. Here’s mine!
Gather e-mails. Post a message to Facebook, and to your fan page. In my experience this will make sure your die-hard fans (and your family) all sign up for your mailing list. The hard part is gathering e-mails at conventions. I do this with a pad of paper and a pen. Anyone who shows interest in my art gets asked if they’d like to sign up for my mailing list.
Enter the e-mails in Mail Chimp. This part sucks. I type each person in. It takes time. If you have an iPad you can have people enter e-mails digitally, then copy and paste, MUCH easier, but more expensive. Regardless of how you do it, enter those e-mails and start messaging your fans.
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