Psst: If you’re not quite at this step yet, make sure to check out our guide on how to start a broadcast first.
The Content Page
For a brand new Broadcast, the page will look something like this to begin with:
This page is where you input your subject line (you can even run A/B tests between multiple subject lines!) and email content (and if you’re looking for a guide on the email editor, look no further!).
You can also select your email template, and see both a Browser and Email preview of your content (you can input any email address to send a preview to). These options are available in the sidebar to the right-hand side of the page. You can even make a copy of your Broadcast from there, by clicking the ‘Duplicate Broadcast’ button.
There's also a word counter in the bottom righthand corner to keep track of the length of your email! Here's how it looks on our new email editor:
The Block Editor
Within your ConvertKit Broadcast, you can select the Block Editor within the copy itself to make things even easier! Here's how it works:
- Click into the text portion of your Broadcast. You should see a small plus icon appear. Click that icon.
- The Block Editor will appear when you click the plus icon, giving you lots of options:
From here you can edit your text, add a file, button, personalization, insert and image, and more.
Here’s an example of what the Broadcast page might look like once you’re done adding your awesome content:
When you’re happy with how it’s looking, click the ‘Next Step’ button located at the bottom right of the page.
The Preview Page
We’re almost ready to send — promise!
On this page you will see a preview of what your Subscribers will see in their inbox, including any customizations added in your template.
You even have the option to input a specific Subscriber’s email address, to see exactly what that specific recipient will see when it lands in their inbox:
Did you notice something you want to fix? No worries — you can still go back to the content page and make any adjustments if needed, by clicking ‘Content’ located at the top right of the page here:
Once you’ve checked everything twice, you should be feeling ready to send your Broadcast immediately, save it as a draft, or schedule it for the future. Here’s how to do each:
To Send Immediately 💨
Click the big red "Send Broadcast" button!
To Save a Draft ✍🏻
Click "Save Draft" in the bottom right corner of the page.
To Schedule for the Future 🔮
Click the "(schedule)" link next to "Send immediately". Choose your date and time, and then click "Schedule Broadcast":
That’s all there is to it!
But, the fun isn’t over yet: once your Broadcast is sent, you’ll get the opportunity to analyze its stats and data. We’ll go over that in our next article!