SendFox Tutorial: Set up Your Email Marketing in 15 Minutes

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In this SendFox tutorial, we’ll show you how to set-up SendFox in 15 minutes so you can get started with your email marketing ASAP.

Check out the video or follow the steps below:

First things first, let’s get an account. 

Go to sendfox.com and type in your email address.

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Fill out your details.

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Welcome to SendFox! Let’s get started by setting up your Account Settings.

1. Account Settings

You can find your account’s settings by clicking the three lines on the top right and selecting Settings.

SendFox Account Settings

In your account page, make sure to choose your time zone and fill out your physical address to comply with CAN-SPAM laws.

time zone and physical address

Before continuing, check the inbox of the email address you signed up with to verify your account and continue using SendFox. 

Once, you’ve verified your account, go back to your account page and type in your custom URL. This will be the URL of your primary landing page.

custom SendFox URL

Click on the next tab Web Presence and insert the URLs of your blog, podcast and YouTube.

SendFox Tutorial - Web Presence
Social media

Next, go to the Domain tab. In this tab, you will be able to validate your domain to improve your deliverability and customize your sender email address. For more instructions on how to validate your domain, click here.

Validating Domains

Now, that you’ve set up your most important settings, it’s time to upload your subscribers.

2.Lists

Go to the Lists page and click Create List.

SendFox Tutorial - Lists page

Give your list a name and choose whether you would like to upload your contacts via a .CSV file or through the MailChimp Auto-Import (if you are moving over from MailChimp!).

Auto-Import feature

If you are uploading via a .CSV file make sure you are following the format of this file.

3.Smart Pages/ Landing Pages

Let’s set up your landing page so that you can start collecting new subscribers NOW!

When you go to your Smart Pages page, you will notice that SendFox has already automatically created a landing page for you.

SendFox Tutorial - Smart Pages

Click on the name of your landing page, to go into the Smart Page Editor. In the top half, you can modify the title and the content of your landing page.

Smart Page Editor

In the second part of the landing page, you can select if you want your content to be displayed on your landing page. All you need to do is check on the box that says “Enable Feed Page” and add your feeds.

Feed Pages

If you would like to check out what a landing page with the Feed page enabled looks like go here and click Let me read first.

In the Visual page, you can customize the formatting of your blog.

formatting of your blog

Last but not least, we have the form section. Here you can decide what information you would like to collect, which list you want your contacts to be pulled into, GDPR consent and more.

Additional Smart Page settings

Once you’re done modifying your landing page, click Save on the top right. Then, click on the pop-up to view your landing page.

Finished Landing page

Need some inspiration for your landing page? Check out these landing pages:

If you need help with promoting your new landing page, go back to Smart Pages and click the Promote button next to your landing page for help.

Promoting Smart pages

Automations

Automations are a great way to engage your audience. One of the most popular and effective automations to create is a Welcome Series. We’ll show you how to create one.

Go to your Automations page and click Start with Template.

SendFox Tutorial - Automations page

To get the most out of the template, fill in the details requested by the automation assistant.

Automation assistant1
Automation assistant2

Choose the option to create a Welcome Email Series.

Automation assistant3

Lastly, choose which list you would like to trigger the automation (this means that when a contact is added to that specific mailing list, they will receive the emails in your automation).

Automation trigger

And voilà! SendFox has automatically created a Welcome Series Automation!

Finished Welcome Series Automation

You can click on the Edit Email button on the top right to view and modify the content of your emails that SendFox has added for you.

Editing the automation
Editing the automation2

4.Email Campaigns

Now it’s time to schedule your first email – go to the Emails page and click Create Email.

SendFox Tutorial - Email Campaigns page

Psst…You probably noticed that there is already some emails created in the Emails page. This is because in part 1 (setting up your Account), we connected our Blog’s RSS feed. When you connect your blog’s RSS feed, SendFox will automatically create draft email campaigns for you. 

We’ll show you how easy SendFox makes it for you to create a weekly newsletter.

In the email editor, add your subject line and select the mailing list you would like to send to. After that, click the Templates button in the footer of your email.

Email templates

In the templates page, you can select the most recent content from your connected RSS feed’s to generate a weekly newsletter. You can even add more RSS feeds in this page.

Templates pulled from RSS feed

Click the content you would like to choose and then click Generate Email. When you’re happy with what your email looks like, all you need to do is Schedule and Save the email.

Editing the template

Here’s another example of what the template feature can also generate.

Noah Kagan's template example

Awesome job reaching the end of this tutorial! You have now set up your SendFox account and email marketing in less than 15 minutes. 💪

For more email marketing advice, make sure to check out our blog.

If you need a more comprehensive guide, make sure to check this guide!

Or see more SendFox Tutorial articles HERE!

9 thoughts on “SendFox Tutorial: Set up Your Email Marketing in 15 Minutes”

  1. Hey Samantha,

    Thanks for the tutorial. I started my mailing list 10 weeks ago after watching some of Noah’s videos.
    I have a question. In the last few days I have picked up quite a few new subscribers (no idea where from). Anyway, one thing I notice is that some people do not confirm their subscription, meaning they are not receiving my emails yet.
    I have redirected them to my webpage after they sign up which encourages them to confirm their subscription. Any other tips on how to get people to confirm? sendfox.com/ChrisMcD
    Thanks

    1. Hi Chris,

      Thanks for the feedback and comment. That’s awesome to hear that you started your mailing list after watching Noah’s videos!

      I noticed that some of your recent sign-ups are fake or bots, which is probably why they are not confirming their subscription. I checked this by verifying their IP with this website (https://ipremoval.sms.symantec.com/). If you email us at support@sendfox.com we can bulk delete and remove these contacts for you.

      Your landing page is awesome and everything is set up correctly. A few things that you could do to improve people confirming their subscription:
      -Change the copy of your confirmation email (you can do this within your SendFox account).
      -I would shorten the Important notification at the bottom of your landing page. People usually stay on a page 10-20 seconds so they are probably not reading that message. You could change important so that it only says “Check your inbox for your confirmation email”.

      Hope this helps and if you have any questions, let me know!

      1. Hi Samantha,

        Thank you for the tips. I will email about the spam deletion.
        Just for clarification, do you mean to edit the default confirmation email to be more obvious/engaging?
        Thanks

  2. Hi Samantha,

    For my weekly newsletter in smart campaigns, it won’t let me activate Facebook/IG even though the details are correct and links work in the email footer. The icons are there but the button is greyed out when I try to activate it

    Is this because I’m using personal accounts and need to convert them into business accounts?

    Thanks,
    Mark

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