We write a lot of them - That's the truth - and in starting our own company (Redefine Your Space) with my friend Nathalie, we send even more emails to kick ass women we want to become a part of our community.
Through this, we have discovered two things. First, Mailchimp, the best and most efficient way to create a beautiful layout of an email. For us, this was a simple process of dragging and dropping the different elements we wanted in our email where we wanted them. The problem was, even though we had these amazing e-mails, there wasn't an easy way to send them through gmail. We did a little research and we were quickly able to come across Cloud HQ.
This changed it all for us.
Now, because of Cloud HQ, we are able to take our beautifully templated emails and in a few easy steps, import them into an email and send them to all of the people we want to see them!
it goes a little something like this;
1 - Download Cloud HQ for chrome here . I swear it only takes a few easy seconds to get it set up on your computer!
2 - You will notice at the bottom toolbar of your email there is an icon where it says import template.
3 - Click the Mailchimp tab at the top
4 - Log into your Mailchimp
5 - Your Templates will appear here!
6 - Click the one you want to use and it will automatically insert itself into the email.
The best part, you can even write a message on the email prior to the template to give it a personal touch to the individual you are sending it to.
Although this is what we primarily use it for, there is a long list of other things that it helps anyone starting out do. For instance you can get email alerts, track different emails, use it at a meeting scheduler and so much more.