How To Manage Multiple Lists In MailChimp

Are you getting yourself in a muddle trying to manage multiple lists in MailChimp with different opt ins?

This video will show you how you can automatically copy your subscribers from your various opt in lists in MailChimp onto one main list to email all your subscribers at once!

How to copy subscribers from 1 MailChimp list to anotherAre you getting yourself in a muddle trying to manage a million different lists with opt ins?Today’s tip video will show you how you can automatically copy your subscribers from your various opt in lists in Mailchimp onto one main list to email all your subscribers at once!Have you found this useful? Let me know in the comments!

Posted by Mama’s In Business on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

 

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Are you getting yourself in a muddle trying to manage multiple lists in MailChimp with different opt ins?

In this video I’m going to show you how to create an automatic copy of subscribers from one MailChimp list to another. A reason you might want to do this is if you have created multiple lists in MailChimp to deliver various opt in freebies – maybe you have an ebook, a  free course or you’re running webinars.

In MailChimp it is really difficult (or in my case I’ve found virtually impossible) to send multiple opt in freebies to people you would like to add to one general list. The most common workaround people use is to create a new list for each opt in freebie. However when you come to send out a general email (like a newsletter) it’s really frustrating to have to set this up and send it multiple times rather than email all those lists at once.

What I use to get around this is I have a ‘general’ list that I use for my newsletters and other lists for each opt in freebie. I have it set up so that whenever anybody opts in for a freebie or a live class they automatically get copied to the general updates list too (I do make it clear on my confirmation page that as well as the opt in freebie/live class they’ll also hear from me each week so that way it’s not a surprise!).

The tool I use to do this is a service called Zapier. Zapier is a way of automating tasks between online services such as MailChimp, Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, etc. To get started all you need to do is sign up for a free account and log in to your main dashboard.

Click the button to “Make a new Zap”. (You can also search through Zaps that other people have created and use those too!)

Click to choose a Trigger App and search for MailChimp. (A Trigger App is basically when a certain action happens it triggers another action). The Trigger to select is ‘New Subscriber’.

Then select the Action App – in this case it’s MailChimp and the action is ‘Add Subscriber’. Then select Continue.

Click the button to connect your MailChimp account and name it. Once it’s connected select Continue.

Then you need to specify the MailChimp account to use for the action. In this case it’s the same account but you could connect to a different one if you needed to. Once connected, select Continue.

On the Filter section you need to select the list that you want to copy the subscriber from (this will be your opt in freebie list or webinar list). Select Continue.

On the Match Up section you now need to choose the list they need to be copied to (this will be your general/newsletter list). Next you need to select the fields relevant to the section. Eg the Email Address will be the field name ‘Merges Email’ and the First Name will be the field name ‘Merges Fname’.

You then need to choose if you still need a double opt in or not and the same with whether you want to send a Welcome Email from the copied list (they will always get the Welcome Email for the list they subscribe to initially). I personally don’t (as it would be really confusing for them) but this may be different for you.

Select Continue and then test the Zap to check that it works. If successful select Continue and name your Zap. All you need to do now is turn the Zap on!

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