I had never heard about this opt in thin in my life before! Little did I know, that, that extremely annoying and frustrating little hindering box that pops up every time you are looking around a site via a Google search....
dear friend, that is an opt in,
And no, sadly I am not kidding, But on the good side, you get to create yours and it doesn’t have to be so damn obnoxious!
I found Mailchimp http://mailchimp.com/ (here is the link) this is a free service for up to 2000 subscribers, and then you start getting charged. It was all daunting a confusing but I think I finally nailed it...
You need to create your List first, this is the list of your subscribers, here is what flummoxed me the most because how could I create a list when I had no subscribers, and I couldn’t move forward until I had a list, chicken or egg?
What I did was asked my friends and family if I could use their email addresses and started that way, but I think ( and please don’t quote me) but I THINK that you can create a list that doesn’t have to have any subscribers and then create the opt in forms to gain subscribers for that list....
Once this little issue was resolved, then the rest of the process was relatively easy to follow and I am very proud of myself! And your reward shall be a celebratory glass of PinotageJ
Now that we have the basics under our belt and we can call ourselves the PROS!!! Hee hee hee, now we can have the most fun using our creativity hats and make it all look pretty!! (Brand reflective – to use the business lingo)