Use this free ConvertKit Template to make your email newsletter look pretty. (You will need to sign up for access to the free library). I didn't create the template – but I have used it for my emails.
ConvertKit is a solid email service provider and it is especially geared towards bloggers.
ConvertKit Pros and Cons
I have used quite a few email service providers in the past and each one has it's pros and cons.
ConvertKit has a lot going for it:
- the number one thing – an excellent deliverability rate
- good customer service
- a nice selection of integrations, and
- powerful list segmentation
The one thing it lacks are pretty email templates to make your newsletters look fancy.
Now, they will tell you – and I think it is true, that the simpler the email the better.
An all text email will supposedly keep you on the good side of spam filters.
It's also easier for your reader to open, no matter what their bandwidth.
However, if you are like me and want something purdy to send out, then you may feel a little frustrated with the lack of options.
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The Answer is the Free ConvertKit Template from Restored316 Designs
Now, I know what you are thinking – wait a minute, Restored316 Designs is a company that creates beautiful feminine WordPress themes.
Yes they do that.
In fact, I have used several of their themes in the past on this very blog – including the Sprinkle Pro Theme by Restored316.
So, here's the thing. Lauren and her team know how to code.
Since Lauren likes pretty things, too – she had the same frustration with the lack of ConvertKit templates.
Lucky for us, she created a free ConvertKit template along with detailed instructions that she is so generously sharing with all of us – you just need to sign up for access to her library of freebies to get it.
How to Get the Free ConvertKit Template
Then scroll down and you will see a download called “Convertkit Broadcast Template” – this is the one you want.
You will need to edit the template to reflect your brand and your website colors in your own text editor (she has instructions for that too).
I have a handy dandy website colors cheatsheet that you can get here if you need help keeping track of your brand colors.
It Makes Email Fun Again
My philosophy is this – I find sending out email newsletters to be somewhat of a chore.
Don't get me wrong – I love writing to you, but I really hate to be a bother.
So, if the email template looks nice then I feel better about it because it feels fun.
Which is why I like the template.