Previously I wrote blog posts about MailerLite and Draft. Draft has become one of my new favorite tools for drafting articles for clients as well as posts for my websites, and MailerLite has become my new favorite mailing list management website. This week I learned a few new things about both of these resources, and I wanted to share them with you.
One thing I didn’t know about this service is that you can have more than one free account. This is important if you have multiple websites or blogs because you can only use one website per account. I found this out the hard way when I installed the Mailerlite plug-in on one of my websites and set it up, and it showed a pop-up I meant to use on one of my other websites…oops. If you have multiple websites or blogs though, it is easy to set up a new account though.
How to Set Up Another MailerLite Account
- Log into your Mailerlite account.
- Click the face in the upper right corner and choose “Switch account.”
- On the next screen, you can click the “Add New Account” button and go through the same process you went through to start your first account.
If you have multiple websites, you’ll have to install the MailerLite plug-in and get a separate API for each website you install it on. This is a bit time-consuming, but it prevents any pop-ups you created from showing up on the wrong websites.
One thing I don’t like about MailerLite
I’ve been using it for a few weeks now, and I have to say the one thing I don’t like about it, is that you can’t add a URL for a mailing list page like you can with MailChimp. You CAN, however, create a landing page if you’re giving away some kind of freebie to entice people to join your mailing list and use this on places like your Facebook page or even in articles you post on other websites. I did this with the Facebook page for this website – if you click on the button on the Facebook page you’re taken to a landing page to download a copy of my first eBook “Your Work at Home Journey” just for signing up on my website.
Use Folders to Manage Drafts You Type in Draft
One thing I discovered (or maybe I just didn’t realize it was available before) is that you can create folders to organize drafts you type in Draft for multiple websites or clients. This makes things way easier for me, because before I was typing everything for one website in a draft, and erasing what I didn’t need once I no longer needed it. That got confusing! Having folders to organize drafts for all my websites and writing clients is so much easier!
How to Create a Folder
- Click on Folders – if you don’t have any folders created you’ll find it in the upper left corner, if you do it will probably be further down.
- Click on the “New Folder” button
- Give it a name.
Once you’ve created a folder you can start moving drafts to that folder by going to each draft and clicking on the upper left corner, then click on “Move,” choose the name of the destination folder, and then click the green “Move” button. It’s so much easier to manage multiple drafts this way!
I hope these two tips help you with MailerLite and Draft. If you have any questions or comments, please post them below.