Latest Update 10/12/12. If you already have a newsletter, you’ll want to make a minor change to the way you send to your list.
With the threat of Google possibly shutting down Feedburner, now is a good time to switch to an alternative RSS feed service. Since most of my clients already use MailChimp and are not affiliate marketers, this post details the best alternative for them. I will show you all of the steps to migrate your RSS to email subscribers from Feedburner to MailChimp, make a new group in MailChimp, or how to make a standalone RSS to email subscription.
There is a LOT more to setting up your RSS-to-email with MailChimp than just downloading your .csv subscriber file. That is especially true if you already offer a newsletter on MailChimp.
With this tutorial, you’ll see how easy it is to segment your list and offer subscribers the opportunity to get both your newsletter and your posts by email, or just get one or the other.
You’ll also see how to set up an RSS to email subscription as a standalone offer.
The tutorial assumes that you already have a MailChimp account and can set up a list. If you don’t, then MailChimp just published a nice blog post with instructions and screen shots to help you set up your first list and import your FeedBurner email subscribers.
If you want to see more RSS feed alternatives, you can read all about it in my free report,
the Ultimate Feedburner Alternatives Guide for RSS and Email. Each alternative is based on your site needs.
If you need help with MailChimp forms and widgets, please download my free report on MailChimp Signup Forms Plugins and Widgets.