When starting their blog, beginners often use JetPack's email subscription feature. However, as your blog grows, you quickly realize that you need a real powerful email subscription service. Recently, one of our users asked us if there was a way to transfer their JetPack subscribers to an email provider like MailChimp, AWeber, etc. In this article, we'll show you how to switch from JetPack subscriptions to MailChimp, AWeber, etc. You can have full control over your email list and get maximum benefits.
JetPack makes it easy for you to add email subscriptions to your website. However, if you want to send exclusive newsletter content, have an autoresponder, send targeted campaigns, etc., then you need something more powerful.
You need a true email marketing service provider to build your email list.
Why should I care about building an email list?
Email is the most important marketing and communication tool on the Internet. Studies have shown that email outperforms social media, blogs, and any other online marketing and communication tools in terms of effectiveness, cost, reliability, and deliverability.
If you're not building your email list, check out why you should start building an email list right away.
You'll need a list of your email subscribers to switch from JetPack subscriptions to MailChimp, AWeber, or any other email service provider.
First you need to get the emails of all your existing subscribers. Login to your WordPress site and go to JetPack »Site Statistics . On the site statistics page, you need to scroll down to the subscribers box at the bottom of the page.
Click on the blog subscribers and JetPack will fetch the list of your subscribers. Once this is done, you will notice that there are two lists of subscribers. The first list is for WordPress.com users. You will not be able to view the email addresses of these users, nor will you be able to export them.
The second list is for email subscribers only. These are the subscribers who exclusively entered their email address in the JetPack subscription box. You can export these subscribers by clicking the 'Download all email-only followers as CSV' link.
Now that you have your email subscribers, you can import them into any email marketing service you like. Most email service providers offer import tools that allow you to upload a CSV file that contains your subscriber information. We'll show you how to import your subscribers into MailChimp.
Sign in to your MailChimp account, and then click Lists. On the list page you will see a dropdown arrow next to your list name. Clicking the arrow and then clicking Import.
On the import page, you will see many different apps that you can import from. The first option on the list is to import from a CSV or Text file.
Next, you simply need to upload the CSV file you downloaded earlier. That is all.
MailChimp will automatically search for email addresses and add them as subscribers to your email list.
The method is similar for AWeber, MadMimi and almost any other provider.
We hope this article helped you switch from JetPack subscription to MailChimp, AWeber, etc. Once you've moved to an email service provider, you can integrate optin forms into your sidebar and comment form. You can even use OptinMontser to increase your email subscriptions.
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