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What are landing pages and why do businesses use them?
A landing pageallows you to create a page focusing on an offer that your target audience wants. As a landing page is created only specifically for content of ‘value’ to your audience, it captures all relevant information on that page and avoids your target market getting distracted by other pages on your website.
How many times have you landed on a website and gone to do something specific and ended up somewhere completely different, because you were distracted by other areas of the website. A landing page helps eliminate those distracts for your audience.
Landing Pages and Mailchimp
Mailchimp help support small businesses, especially with low budgets and offer some of their amazing features under their free option level, and more premium features on their paid levels.
Landing pages are great for building a buzz on products, or getting a key message out to your audience.
Mailchimp had templates to cater to some of the following:
How to set up your Mailchimp landing page
Sign into your Mailchimp account
Click on the CREATE dropdown menu button
Click on LANDING PAGE
Name your landing page AND select the AUDIENCE group the landing page will be directing sign ups to.
Click the BEGIN button
You will now land at the following page.
SELECT A TEMPLATE you want to use. You can edit any template, so choose the one that is a style you like. Look at the names of the templates, which will help give you an indication on what they’ll achieve for you. For this example I have selected GROW YOUR LIST blank template.
Click on the LOGO to add your logo (or header image if desired)
EDIT YOUR TITLE
Add in your ‘pitch’ for your audience. You can edit the style and colours etc on the right hand side, just as you would in a campaign (newsletter) creation.
CLICK ON THE SIGN UP FORM SECTION
On the right hand side are the options to show what you can include. Eg: You can add FIRST NAME and you can make it a required field.
You can also adjust your button words SUBSCRIBE
To adjust the style of the SIGN UP FORM, click on the middle tab called STYLE.
Once finished click SAVE & CLOSE.
TO ADD YOUR BACKGROUND, click to the MAIN MENU and click on DESIGN tab and then PAGE, this will allow you to add your background image or colour.
If at any stage you want or need to change any section of your landing page, you can do so through this page.
TO REMOVE THE MAILCHIMP LOGO at the footer of the landing page and privacy information, you need to have a paid account, and you can simply click the option off.
If at any stage you want to PREVIEW your landing page, you can click PREVIEW on the top right hand side of your Mailchimp page.
Once you are happy with your landing page, click SAVE.
Now you need to give your page a TITLE.
You can add a custom URL. You can connect it to your website, however this is a high paid level.
You can add your website address and landing page name to it, as shown below.
Once completed, CLICK ON PUBLISH.
Your landing URL link is now available for you to copy and use.
Many experts tell us it’s highly recommended that networking is the way to get your name out there. This is correct. However, for the business owner that can’t attend networking events in person for various reasons, here are some tips to help you network online.
For those who are setting up websites using Squarespace but struggling on how to link it to the Mailchimp account. Here are some instruction to help you confidently link them.
#1. Log into your Squarespace Account
#2. Go to the page you want to add your sign up bar in
#3. Edit your page
#4. Click the right ‘+’ icon the top right hand side
#5. Scroll down to the MORE section
#6. Click on Newsletter icon and drag it to where you want to add it
#7. Enter in your display details
#8. Click on the second tab Storage. You will the platforms you can connect to. If you can’t click the plug icon on the squarespace campaign and the others should appear.
#9. Click Mailchimp, and link your website to your Mailchimp account my login into Mailchimp as the prompts come up on screen.
#10. Select your list and connect the corresponding fields.
#11. Repeat the above for everywhere you want to add the form on your website.
If you don’t feel confident doing this yourself, then please connect with me and I can assist you.
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