How to Integrate MailChimp

Mail Chimp is one of the email marketing services that you can Integrate to your author account.

To Integrate Mailchimp

  1. Log into your Instafreebie account. Your dashboard will appear.
  2. Click on your name in the upper right corner. A drop down menu will appear.
  3. Select "Settings".
  4. Select "Mail Service Integrations" from the top menu of the "Settings" page. 

  5. Click on "Connect to MailChimp". 

  6. A window will appear, explaining how Instafreebie connects to Mail Chimp. Click on "Connect".
  7. Enter your Username and Password and click on "Log In".

  8. You've now connected Instafreebie to Mail Chimp, to allow subscribers to be automatically added to your list.


Selecting Mail Chimp Lists

Once you have integrated your account with Instafreebie, login in to your Instafreebie account to select the list you want to have subscribers added to by default.

  1. Click on your account name in the top right hand corner of the screen. From the drop down menu, select "Settings". 
  2. On the settings page, click on "Mail Service Integrations".

  3. If you are already connected to you will see the following information. Under "Optional: Select a Default List" Click on "Select".

  4. Click on "Select" next to the list you want to integrate with. A star and the word "Selected" will appear next to the list you choose. 

  5. You are now done!


Multiple Mail Chimp Lists 

We’re excited about new changes making it easier to build your author brand and connect with the right readers. We know many have asked, now you can connect multiple Mail Chimp lists to individual giveaway campaigns!

Multiple Mail Chimp Lists for Plus and Pro Authors

  1. Integrate your accounts with the steps above if you haven't already.
  2. Upload a book and start creating a giveaway campaign.
  3. Check out the giveaway creation options. Now you can select a different list for each giveaway you create. 
  4. All readers who opt-in to your mailing list via Instafreebie will be added to your selected Mail Chimp list.

How it Affects your Landing Page
When you create a new giveaway campaign with Required Opt-ins, you can include a unique Newsletter name to correspond with the Mail Chimp mailing list you connect.

For authors on Plus and Pro with existing Newsletter Names, you can add this information during giveaway campaign creation. You can also edit any existing giveaway campaigns with required opt-ins. If you don't change your newsletter name, the landing page will show your default newsletter name.

Benefits include:

  • Consistent branding with your Pen Name Privacy Policy information
  • Customize interactions with readers through segmented lists for select genres, pen names, etc.
  • Keep track of readers who sign up through multiple books from you

Please note: Connected Mail Chimp lists cannot contain custom required fields.

Go to your dashboard now and try it out!

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