Today we get to begin designing our forms. The fun part yay!
I’m so excited about the response to this tutorial series! Thank you, not only for the kind words and encouragement, but for spreading the word as well!
You probably know by now that this tutorial was born (bourne?) from the interest I received in my showcase of beautiful subscribe forms. So many of you wanted to know how to make your own pretty opt-in. Hence this series.
I only apologize for not getting Part 3 up sooner. It’s just a lot more info than the other parts, so it’s been taking me a lot more time to develop.
I didn’t realize how much work it was going to take to do a video screencast (and how awful it is to hear your own voice)! But I also realized that Part 3 was getting pretty long, so I’ve decided to break it up into two steps.
That means today we’ll be planning out the design and the size of our opt-in box. Then in 3B, we’ll go into PicMonkey and I’ll show you some easy ways to create a really nice mockup of it.
- In Part 1, we created an opt-in form using MailChimp.*
- In Part 2, we embedded that form into our blogs.
- In Part 3A, we’re planning out our opt-ins and sizing our forms!
- In Part 3B, we’ll go into PicMonkey and actually play with some designs.
- Finally, in Part 4, we’ll style our embedded forms using CSS.
Please note that the MailChimp link above is a referral link, which means if you sign up using that link, if and when you become a paying customer, I will receive a small commission. I would like you to know however that I am not referring MailChimp because of this, I am referring them explicitly for the reasons stated here and nothing more.
Before we get started, you may want to think about creating an Opt-in offer as an incentive for people to subscribe to your list. For some fantastic ideas, check out 101 Newsletter Content & Opt-In Offer Ideas for Bloggers at Sweet Tea & Saving Grace.
So on with planning out our opt-ins! Today’s lesson is another Slideshare.
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I hope you’ve got a good idea now of the size and shape of your opt-in box. Next time is the PicMonkey lesson, the one I know you guys have been waiting for! To keep informed of when Part 3B and Part 4 publish, be sure to sign up in the green box below. You’ll even get a free eBook!
Top photo courtesy of Love from Ginger.
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