A New Blogger’s Review of ConvertKit Email Marketing Provider in 2020


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Learn why I switched from sumo to mailchimp to convertkit. Even with its high monthly price. Find out about their new free masterclass, easy-to-use interface, A/B testing, simple integration & more. Grow your blog, business & email list by switching over to ConvertKit. With free landing pages included in their services, you'll be able to offer more to your readers & clients than ever before.Learn why I switched from sumo to mailchimp to convertkit. Even with its high monthly price. Find out about their new free masterclass, easy-to-use interface, A/B testing, simple integration & more. Grow your blog, business & email list by switching over to ConvertKit. With free landing pages included in their services, you'll be able to offer more to your readers & clients than ever before.

Learn why I switched from sumo to mailchimp to convertkit. Even with its high monthly price. Find out about their new free masterclass, easy-to-use interface, A/B testing, simple integration & more. Grow your blog, business & email list by switching over to ConvertKit. With free landing pages included in their services, you'll be able to offer more to your readers & clients than ever before.When I started this blogging journey months ago, I was determined to make a go of it with little to no monetary inputs – email marketing included.  Boy, was I kidding myself.

While it is possible to make an income with a self-hosted blog and free services, to me it is only a pipe dream.  I am not techy whatsoever, and the thought of coding makes me break out in a cold sweat.

So, I did what any 90s baby would do – I Googled and researched the best services and companies for people like me.

One of the biggest recommendations across the board was for ConvertKit – an email marketing service provider.  And, in my limited opinion on the matter, one of the best.

Let me give you a run down of why I switched from Sumo to MailChimp, and ultimately to ConvertKit (even with its pricey monthly fee that I couldn't initially justify).

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Email Marketing is Hella Professional

It takes but a second on the ConvertKit landing page for a newbie blogger to feel a sense of “holy shit I'm in over my head”.  One short video later and you're convinced it's easy enough to try out, even without requesting a demo.

ConvertKit is Extremely User-Friendly

I've already mentioned how non-tech-savvy I am (no secret).  With this in mind, I'm confident in saying that even I can figure out the layout of the site and the different avenues I may want to explore.

Anything and everything you want to send to your mailing list is a simple reality with ConvertKit.  Their easy-to-use interface and visual automation builder allows those of us with limited computer knowledge to whip up forms, tags & sequences in the blink of an eye.  Adding it to your blog or website is a cinch, too, with 3 different options for integration (java, html, wordpress plugin).

ConvertKit Has Everything I Need

Tags, sales funnels, tracking buyers, landing pages, surveys, content upgrades; you name it, ConvertKit has it.  Albeit I'm still in the very early stages of my blog and mailing list, but I have yet to be left without when it comes to my email marketing service.

There's even some fun (for us scientists) features that other free providers don't offer:

  • A/B Testing
  • Include/Exclude in broadcasts and series
  • Link to all major e-commerce platforms
  • Full automation and template options
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Spoiler: one is bluehost for web hosting.  If you're not using them, you're doing it wrong.

But it's freakin' expensive!

Ya, it is.  I'm paying $261/year which works out to just under $22/month.  My plan is sufficient for up to 1000 subscribers.

How did I justify this?

  • ConvertKit is professional.  I want to be professional.
  • It takes money to make money.
  • It comes highly recommended.
  • I save oodles of time (and frustration) not fumbling around on other platforms.
  • Ditto for the automations and integration.
  • Free landing pages.
  • Live chat.
  • Affiliate (Ambassador) Program.

The reality of the matter is this: I couldn't afford NOT to have ConvertKit.

While it definitely hasn't paid itself off (yet), it is worth its weight in gold.  If that's even a thing considering email marketing isn't a tangible good, but, rather, a service.  I do hope to one day need a larger plan and, by that time, be making a steady income to offset the cost.

Think of it like an energy efficient washing machine – you pay more upfront, but in the long run it's way worth it.  So don't waste time getting to your “long run”.  Join up now to start saving time and growing your email list.

This content was created by original creator of this website, Katelynn Hegedus.

Don't forget to grab your free copy of my resource guide!

What did you think?  Do you use ConvertKit already?  Maybe you have some tips for me.  Let me know in the comments or shoot me an email.  I'd love to hear from you!

27 thoughts on “A New Blogger’s Review of ConvertKit Email Marketing Provider in 2020”

  1. ConvertKit is something I’ve been hearing about for a while yet have been hesitating making the move to for the reasons you mentioned. Thanks for the rundown, it has given me a lot to think about!

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  2. Crikey I’ve been blogging under a yeah and I am a total novice I know nothing about convert a kit or mailing lists etc im a type and go kind but I really need to get more knowledgeable to take my blog to the next level.

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    • I’ve been doing a lot of research into how to grow my blog – all the top bloggers talk about how your email list is the only thing “YOU” have. Not advertising or affiliates, you are able to pitch your products to your email list. Plus it’s HARD work getting subscribers! At least I find, anyway.
      Thanks for the comment!

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  3. It’s amazing how we survived without “google” in years gone by! Anything I want to know, I google it! Yes, blogging can be an expensive hobby but when I look at my husband’s expensive cycling hobby it does pale into insignificance! I’ve been blogging weekly since July 2012. I’ve not heard of Convert Kit, and not sure it would benefit/interest me but I’m glad help is out there.Blogging really is a 24/7 job! 😊

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  4. I keep toying with giving it a try, I have a smallish mailing list (a couple of hundred) but I never know what to put in emails so I just don’t send them! It’s making me crazy, I’m going to make a proper effort soon I think, otherwise why have one? I think if I get into newsletters I probably should give this a go.

    Thank you for joining in with #RVHT

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    • Your mailing list is super important! I have less than 50 subscribers right now, but I make sure I email them frequently to give them quality tips, tricks, messages, freebies, etc. It also becomes important when it’s time to pitch one of your creative products! If you’re unsure what to send out, try subscribing to a blogger who sends out quality emails. Ruth Soukup, Allison Marshall. Then tailor the emails to your own specific niche.
      Good luck and thanks for the comment!

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  5. Crikey that is a lot of money, I seem to be ‘odd’ in the blogging world these days in that I pay for hosting for my site and for my domain, but other than the occasional photo prop and my one off theme fee, I don’t spend anything on my site. I hope it works well for you though!

    Thanks for linking up to #LikedandLoved

    Stevie x

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    • I’ve tried other email providers and I just couldn’t stand them. ConvertKit gives me peace of mind and ease of use. It is expensive, but to me it’s worth it for the time I save. 🙂
      Thanks for the comment!

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