Here comes the Part 4 of my “How To Create Email Autoresponder Series with Drip” blog posts.
What we’ve accomplished in the previous segments:
- Understand why we’re using Drip
- Signed up for Drip free account
- Used Drip pre-written email blueprint and published your first autoresponder email with links to a social proof blog post.
- Published Your First Autoresponder series
What to accomplish in Part 4:
- Import Your Subscribers to Drip
- Send The Autoresponder Series to Your Subscribers
- Always Check and Recheck Your Autoresponder Emails
And also, if you haven’t downloaded a step-by-step checklist to use along with this tutorial, click here.
Before we proceed
Let me recap and remind you a scene I mentioned in Part 2. For the sake of this tutorial, we’re building an autoresponder series and creating a subscriber list based on this situation:
The scene is: ‘I have an eBook called “The Art of Job Hopping” that I want to sell. I’ve offered a free copy of the first chapter to my prospects. In return, they give me their best email addresses to hear more from me.’
So I presume that you already a certain number of email addresses ready. We’re going to Import those emails in Drip and start sending the autoresponder series to them
Don’t have a list of emails? No worry, download my mockup email list (no opt-in needed) here
Now, let’s dive right in.
Import Your Subscribers to Drip
- Subscribers page is where you manage all your subscribers. As I mentioned before, Drip is a very powerful software. There’re so many things you can do with it. If I let you wander around now, you might be lost.
To keep things simple, click “Imports/Bulk Ops”
- Then click “New Bulk Operation”
- Now you will see a pop-up box. Choose “Enter a list of email addresses”, then click “Next Step”
And then leave the new page for a short while.
- Now, open the mockup email list file (or if you have your own list, just open it up). This is how it should be formatted.
The screenshot above shows the list of my mockup email list that I keep in a spreadsheet file – in this case, Microsoft Excel. If you have a list in other forms, that will work with Drip too.
For now, I assume you have similar emails on a spreadsheet like I do. If you don’t, download a mockup file here.
I strongly recommend you include your personal email in the list as well. At least for the sake of this exercise since you will receive and see your “automated emails” first hand once we completed this process.
- Back to Drip screen. Right after you click “Next Step”, Drip will ask you to enter your email addresses in the box. One email address per line.If you don’t have a lot of email addresses, you can just type in or copy one by one. But let me show you a better way.
- Let’s go back to your spreadsheet, highlight all emails, right-click, and select “Copy” to copy the prospect emails
- And you turn back to Drip screen, right-click and select “Paste” to paste the copied emails to Drip.
- The pasted emails will be nicely placed one email per line. Beautiful. Click “Next”
*Before we proceed, I’d like you to take a note regarding “spam”. People hate spam. I know you hate spam too. To that extent, Drip reserves the right to approve the emails you are including to Drip system. Some spammers, they somehow get their hands on tens of thousands of emails and try manually upload the emails to Drip. This approval process is to take care of those spammers.
Send The Autoresponder Series to Your Subscribers
- One the next screen, Drip will ask you what you want to do with the emails. Click the dropdown list to see the options
- Then scroll down and choose “Send a Campaign” (of course, we’re sending the autoresponder series we just published in part 3)
- Then we will need to tell Drip which campaign we’re sending by choosing the next drop-down box.
- If you’ve been following me and created “Awesome Automation Campaign”, choose that one. If you happen to create your own campaign, choose accordingly.
- Then click “Next”
- Now that you’ve chosen to send Awesome Automation Campaign. Drip is asking you “When” you want Drip to start sending emails.
I choose to send the email immediately so I don’t touch to dropdown box, and just click “Schedule Operation”
- Because we chose “Immediately”, Drip starts sending the campaign right away. You can see the “Status” column shows processing and % completion.
- Once done (in a jiffy), the status will turn “Complete”
Always Check and Recheck Your Autoresponder Emails
- If you strictly follow all the steps I laid out, you should see your very first automated email in your inbox like this:
- Look at the content. Cool, isn’t it? This is the beauty of automated email which requires one-time setup and it will work for you days and nights.
You should always go through all the text, and click all the links in all your series to make sure there’s everything is the way you want it and there’s no bad links
- When the second email will be sent to you depends on the delays you’ve set up in part 3. Per our setting, 3 days later, expect to see the second automated email.
- And its content:
- Here’s the third automated email subject
- And the content
Now You’re Good to Go!
See how easy it is to setup and how powerful automated emails become once it’s rolling.
Now, if you’ve reached here and haven’t signed up for a complete free drip account, click here then try it out.
You know that you really rock?
Not so many people actually pull it off and get everything done until here. This is a big win for you. Keep it up!
You might feel exhausted now. Don’t get discouraged, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed at the first time.
That’s just the way everything is. The first time will be the hardest. Things will get easier as you’re doing the second, third, fourth and eventually it will just be your second nature.
Bonus VDO of how to put subscribers on your list automatically
For this tutorial, I’ve assumed that you already have a list and we send automated emails to them. Your next question might be “Hey, how do I automate new subscribers?” That’s what I’m working on it.
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