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I’ve been compiling a list of features that ConvertKit has rolled out recently. And oooo baby, I can’t WAIT to use these features for myself and my clients.
What is “preview text,” you may ask? It’s the very next thing subscribers see in your inbox, right after your subject line.
Before, you had to use code to insert the preview text (womp womp).
Now it’s as simple as two clicks away…
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For an in-depth tutorial on how to start adding preview text to your emails, click right here.
Why does preview text matter?
Wow! So this is actually really big and really cool!
You can find out how to easily sell your digital products with this new feature — all without setting up a separate e-commerce site like Gumroad or WooCommerce.
Think of what you could sell! How about…
An ebook or cookbook you’ve written
Putting a price tag on a regular email series for “members only” (make that baby exclusive!)
A webinar or video training
I was so excited when I read about this feature that I finally converted one of my freebies into a paid product — that’s right, one of my most popular resources has a dollar sign on it now. And it took me less than one hour to set it up.
This feature has this video-lover over the moon!
Here’s how easy ConvertKit makes it for you to embed videos, complete with gif previews into your emails.
(And if you still want to host the video on your own site, that’s cool! You can always create a gif of your own and link it to that page! Here’s how I do it.)
For this gif-loving woman, it’s enough to make me weep tears of joy! (Why yes, I have always been this dramatic, thank you. ♀️)
Aside from these new features, there are a few more awesome things that ConvertKit can do that you might not know about.
ConvertKit’s visual editor provides you with a variety of templates to choose from that are easy to modify to fit your brand. This makes it super simple to beautifully format your emails without having to learn HTML or any coding (thank goodness!).
These templates are fully customizable and allow for lots of options to add images (like a header), logos, footer text (including segmentation links in your footer!) and — most importantly — your own brand style that matches your brand experience on your website or social media.
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Landing pages allow you to collect emails even if you don’t have a website yet. It’s one page — a URL you can use, even if you don’t have a domain set up yet — and it promotes an opt-in or freebie (or it can be a general newsletter sign-up), and then delivers a confirmation email to your subscriber.
And BAM you’re building your email list! Bring on those new subscribers!
ConvertKit has oodles of landing page templates to choose from, so creating your own landing page is as simple as a few clicks.
Here are a few of my own landing pages hosted on ConvertKit for you to check out:
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Write Your First Welcome Sequence
ConvertKit’s visual automations make it super easy to piece together elements of your platform — subscriber tags, specific forms, email sequences, custom fields, purchases made, events attended, and more — in one place, starting with a trigger of your choice that sets off a chain of events.
Whether it’s a simple setup for a nurture sequence or a more complicated webinar follow-up, ConvertKit’s visual automation feature lets you scale and serve your list well as your business grows.
Here’s how you can get started on your own right now!
By using conditional content (also called liquid tagging), we can send ONE email to everyone — though only those with appropriate tags will see certain messages.
Your relationship with subscribers — and your sales — will benefit from sharing personalized content based on valuable subscriber information.
Looking for more reasons to love ConvertKit and ALL of its features? Here are more posts on ConvertKit if you want to make sure it’s a good fit for you.
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Which of these new features do you think you’ll be using the most? Comment below and let me know what feature has you the most excited!
If you’re not welcoming new subscribers and pointing them in the direction of your best, most beloved content — or you feel like the one you have isn’t doing the trick — it’s time we fix that. Use this free 5-part framework to make a meaningful & lasting first impression as you write your first welcome sequence for new email subscribers!
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