03. Sign Up Forms & Opt Ins
Once you have a list made, you can create a sign-up form right from Mailchimp (you can also make a form in Squarespace, various WordPress plugins or using TypeForms + Zappier).
Click on your "lists" tab and click the little arrow next to "Stats" on the list you want to create a sign-up form for. Click on the second link "Signup forms". This will take you to some options
- General Forms
- Embedded Forms
- Subscriber Popup
- Form Integration
- Facebook form
- Tablet form
General forms will work best if you want to share a link to the form on social media or use a 3rd party app (Squarespace, WP, Typeform) to make a form.
Embedded forms will allow you to use a snippet of HTML code and place a form in your site (perfect for WP sidebars). The other four are a little more in-depth, so let's stick to the basics for now.
Designing, editing and formatting your sign-up form is cake in Mailchimp. They have a drag and drop feature that makes it quick to move things where you want them. For a little design help or help embedding your form watch the video below or check out MailChimp's guide HERE.