GetResponse basics step by step
GetResponse is definitely not the cheapest mass-mailing tool on the market. However, it has a certain advantage over its competitors. It is in Polish!
On the blog you will find detailed instructions in Polish for many foreign portals. However, if you think the language barrier is insurmountable, then GetResponse could be the best choice.
Setting up GetResponse account step by step
Open the GetResponse website. In the "E-mail address" field, enter the e-mail address from which you want to send mailing. Then click "Create a free account". With this option, you will be able to try GetResponse for 30 days for free. You will find out how it works and whether it meets your requirements.
Enter your details in the "First Name and Last Name" field. Set a password. Remember that it must contain at least 8 characters, upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters. Click on "Activate Account".
A message will appear on the screen asking you to activate your account. Click "Go to my gmail".
You will receive an email from GetResponse in which you only need to click "Activate Account".
After activating the account, you will be redirected to the GetResponse website. In this step, you must provide your exact details: address and telephone number. They may be needed for a possible identity verification.
You must opt-in to receive marketing materials from GetResponse.
Then you will be able to choose one of the plans: their types, rates and the possibilities they offer. You can bypass this option and go to the home screen by clicking "Maybe later, I want to go back to my desktop". If you want to know the fixed costs of maintaining an account, you can check the GetResponse website tabs at any time. The price list is one of them.
These are all the steps necessary to set up an account on Getresponse. Your brand's email marketing can now be developed unhindered. The platform enables the creation of a contact database and constant contact with customers. It allows you to plan marketing campaigns and efficiently manage sales processes.
Of course, the adventure with mailing has only just begun. You can now proceed to the next step, which is creating a mailing list.
Setting up GetResponse mailing list
The mailing list is the most important part of the mass mailing ecosystem. In this way, the recipients of your content let you know that they trust in your good intentions. I will write an article about caring for the quality of such a list in the future, but today I would like to show you how to create such a list on GetResponse.
Instructions for creating a mailing list in GetResponse
If you usually send e-mails with your e-mail program (eg Outlook, Thunderbird) or directly from your e-mail (eg Gmail), you know that sending to many recipients can be cumbersome. This is where mailing platforms shine.
The mailing list allows you to store contacts that you can use at any time, and creating several lists allows you to group customers. Thanks to this, you can easily and quickly send content to a selected group.
Go to the GetResponse website
On the left side of the desktop the quick actions menu can be found. Click "Add Contacts" to start building your inbox.
Select the list from which you want to add contacts. Then you can add contacts one at a time or upload a file, import from sites, or paste multiple recipients.
Adding individual contacts
To add a contact, you need to know the email address, the name of the recipient of your future emails, and you must have permission to add it to your list. Now all you have to do is click "Add contact" and watch. The contact is on the list.
Adding files, importing from sites, or pasting multiple addresses
Upload a file
Select this option if you have a ready-made list of recipients in your computer files. Maybe you have a list of your customers or workshop participants in Excel who have agreed to receive e-mails from you? Sound like a plan?.
Be careful! The file size in .XLS format must not exceed 10 MB, and the maximum size of .CSV, .TXT, .VCF, .XLSX, .ODS files is 50 MB.
Import from site
If you have the list on any of the other programs (eg Google Docs), you can also import it with a few clicks.
Paste from file
This is an option for people who save things, but not necessarily in spreadsheets or databases. Maybe you have your client list file somewhere, or maybe… you run a hotel and you have all your e-mail addresses in your guest book?
Now you just need some time to complete the form.
Just remember that the data of one person must be in one line and in the correct order: email address, first and last name, additional field, and there must be commas between them.
You can transfer the list from other mailing platforms, for example MailerLite, AWeber. The file must be in the .CSV format and the size must not exceed 10 MB. Select the file and click “Next” to import the selected file.
With the help of these options, you can easily add contacts to your mailing list. Remember that ** you need permission from people to add them to the list. ** It's time for the next step, sending an email!
Sending mailings in GetResponse
After signing up for a GetResponse account and creating a list of recipients, there is only one step left. The one crowning the work. The one who has been your goal from the beginning of this path.
Send an email!
It is worth mentioning that some people prefer to browse their electronic mailboxes in the evening and others in the morning. When you manage to determine which group your recipients belong to, know that GetResponse allows you to write an email at a time convenient for you and schedule it to be sent at the right time.
How to schedule an email in GetResponse - step by step instructions
Go to the GetResponse website
On the left side of the desktop there is a quick action menu and click "create newsletter" to send an email to people from the list of your choice.
Select a title, add recipients, email text and graphics. GetResponse has several free templates that you can use. They will certainly help when it comes to creating a visually attractive e-mail, but if you need the e-mail to be "all yours", you can create it from scratch and even use an HTML editor.
Remember when I wrote about audience setting? The option to track clicks on messages and links can help. Thanks to this, you will find out what your readers like to click (text, photos or maybe videos).
The next option seems to be quite intuitive. If you want to send the email immediately, click "Send now", and if you want to schedule the email for a convenient time, select "Schedule for later".
After selecting scheduling for later, expand the calendar by clicking on its icon and select the date and time.
GetResponse also has a "Time travel" option, which you may want to select if you send emails to different time zones. After selecting it, each recipient will receive an e-mail at the selected time, but in their own time zone.
Are you ready? Then click the "Schedule" button and wait for the statistics of your first mailing. :)
Way to go! You've gone through the process of creating an account, creating a mailing list and sending your first GetResponse mailing. This email marketing platform has many more options. Let me know in the comment if you want to know them. I am eager to share further instructions;)
Or maybe something else?
There are plenty of platforms for mass
mailing. You don't need to decide one from this article.
It's best to check for yourself which platform is right for you.
Especially for this purpose, I have prepared a comparison of various offers: HERE.
And if you want to take a closer look at the solution available on the market, be sure to also check other articles from the blog.
Check and choose the platform that's best for you!