How do I get started?

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to set-up SendFox in 15 minutes so you can get started with your email marketing ASAP.

Check out the video or follow the steps below: 

First things first, let’s get an account. 

Go to sendfox.com and type in your email address.


Fill out your details.

Welcome to SendFox! Let’s get started by setting up your Account Settings.

1. Account Settings

You can find your account’s settings by clicking the three lines on the top right and selecting  Settings.

In your account page, make sure to choose your time zone and fill out your physical address to comply with CAN-SPAM laws.

Before continuing, check the inbox of the email address you signed up with to verify your account and continue using SendFox. 

Once, you’ve verified your account, go back to your account page and type in your custom URL. This will be the URL of your primary landing page.

Click on the next tab  Web Presence and insert the URLs of your blog, podcast and YouTube.

Next, go to the Domain tab. In this tab, you will be able to validate your domain to improve your deliverability and customize your sender email address. For more instructions on how to validate your domain, click here.

Now, that you’ve set up your most important settings, it’s time to upload your subscribers.

2.Lists

Go to the  Lists page and click Create List.

Give your list a name and choose whether you would like to upload your contacts via a .CSV file or through the MailChimp Auto-Import (if you are moving over from MailChimp!).

If you are uploading via a .CSV file make sure you are following the format of this file.

3.Smart Pages/ Landing Pages

Let’s set up your landing page so that you can start collecting new subscribers NOW!

When you go to your  Smart Pages page, you will notice that SendFox has already automatically created a landing page for you.

Click on the name of your landing page, to go into the Smart Page Editor. In the top half, you can modify the title and the content of your landing page.

In the second part of the landing page, you can select if you want your content to be displayed on your landing page. All you need to do is check on the box that says “Enable Feed Page” and add your feeds.

If you would like to check out what a landing page with the Feed page enabled looks like go here and click Let me read first.

In the Visual page, you can customize the formatting of your blog.

Last but not least, we have the form section. Here you can decide what information you would like to collect, which list you want your contacts to be pulled into, GDPR consent and more.

Once you’re done modifying your landing page, click  Save on the top right. Then, click on the pop-up to view your landing page.

Need some inspiration for your landing page? Check out these landing pages:

If you need help with promoting your new landing page, go back to  Smart Pages and click the Promote button next to your landing page for help.

Automations

Automations are a great way to engage your audience. One of the most popular and effective automations to create is a  Welcome Series. We’ll show you how to create one.

Go to your  Automations page and click Start with Template.

To get the most out of the template, fill in the details requested by the automation assistant.

Choose the option to create a  Welcome Email Series.

Lastly, choose which list you would like to trigger the automation (this means that when a contact is added to that specific mailing list, they will receive the emails in your automation).

And voilà! SendFox has automatically created a  Welcome Series Automation!

You can click on the  Edit Email button on the top right to view and modify the content of your emails that SendFox has added for you.

4.Email Campaigns

Now it’s time to schedule your first email – go to the  Emails page and click Create Email.

Psst…You probably noticed that there is already some emails created in the Emails page. This is because in part 1 (setting up your Account), we connected our Blog’s RSS feed. When you connect your blog’s RSS feed, SendFox will automatically create draft email campaigns for you. 

We’ll show you how easy SendFox makes it for you to create a weekly newsletter.

In the email editor, add your subject line and select the mailing list you would like to send to. After that, click the  Templates button in the footer of your email.

In the templates page, you can select the most recent content from your connected RSS feed’s to generate a weekly newsletter. You can even add more RSS feeds in this page.

Click the content you would like to choose and then click  Generate Email. When you’re happy with what your email looks like, all you need to do is Schedule and Save the email.

Here’s another example of what the template feature can also generate.

Awesome job reaching the end of this tutorial! You have now set up your SendFox account and email marketing in less than 15 minutes.  💪

For more email marketing advice, make sure to check out our blog.

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