Create a Sample Newsletter for Potential Subscribers

Often, people want to know what your email campaigns will be like before they sign up to receive them. When you create a sample campaign, you can show potential subscribers exactly what to expect.

In this article, you'll learn how to create a sample email campaign to share with potential subscribers.

Before You Start

  • To create a sample campaign, you need an audience that includes your email address as a subscribed contact.

Create Sample Campaign

If you've already been sending campaigns, you can share the campaign URL for your sample campaign.

We suggest using the campaign type as you'll use for future sends, so people get an accurate sense of what they'll receive from you.

In this example, we'll create a regular campaign with our Email Designer.

  1. Navigate to the Campaigns page.
  2. Click Create Campaign.
    click create campaign
  3. Click Email.
  4. On the Regular tab, enter a campaign name and click Begin.
    campaigns create button begin
  5. In the To section of the Campaign Builder, click Add Recipients.
    click add recipients
  6. In the Audience drop-down menu, choose the audience you want to send to.
  7. In the Segment drop-down menu, choose Group or new segment.
    choose a segment
  8. Set the conditions to Email | is | your email address.
    Segment your list
  9. Click Update Recipient Count.
  10. Click Save.
  11. In the From section of the Campaign Builder, click Add From.
    click add from
  12. Enter your from name and email address.
    You may be asked to verify the domain in your email address.
  13. Click Save.
  14. In the Subject section, click Add Subject.
    click add subject
  15. In the Subject field, enter a subject line for your email.
    enter subject line
  16. In the Preview text field, you can enter up to 150 characters that will display next to your subject line in recipients’ inboxes. This field is optional.
    enter preview text
  17. Click Save.
  18. In the Content section, click Design Email.
    click design email
  19. On the Template step, choose your template.
  20. On the Design step, add your sample content.
  21. Click Save and Continue.
  22. In the Share your campaign section, review your campaign URL and ensure that Facebook and Twitter sharing is disabled.

Send Campaign to Yourself

After you’ve completed the To, From, Subject, and Content sections of the Campaign Builder, you should see a green checkmark next to each. That means you're ready to send your sample newsletter to yourself.

To send your sample newsletter, follow these steps.

  1. Click Send.
    click send
  2. In the Prepare for launch modal, click Send Now to confirm your send.

Your sample campaign is on its way!

Share the Campaign URL

After the campaign has sent successfully, you can share the campaign URL for your sample newsletter on your website, your signup form, or any time you send emails from your regular email client to invite people to subscribe. You can also share a sent campaign on social media with the Social Share feature.

Find Your Sent Email Campaigns

Share a Sent Email Campaign with Social Share

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