Automated email subscribe form

Published Date
Sep 10, 2021
Tags
Workflow Tips
Author
Yusuf Giftworks

This post will show you how to create an email subscribe form that allows you to send issues to your subscribers using Notion by just creating a new database item.

Tools used

All tools have a free tier.

Steps

  1. Create a database in Notion, and make the page public. Create a new entry for testing purposes in Zapier later.
  2. Create a Raindrop account if you haven't yet. Once you have signed up, create a new collection. Right-click on the collection, and select share. Make the collection public. Copy the share URL and create a new tab with it.
  3. Next, create a Zapier account if you haven't yet. Once you have signed up, create a new Zap with Notion + Raindrop. Select the Notion database you have created in step 1 and select the Raindrop collection you have created in step 2. Test and review the zap before turning it on.
  4. Go to the new tab you created in step 2. Click on the share icon. Under the export section, click on RSS. Copy the URL link.
  5. Now, create a Mailbrew (affiliate link) account if you haven't yet. Create a new brew and add new RSS source using the copied URL link in step 4. Save the edit. Click on more, and select share, select embed. Customize the embed form to your liking and copy the Notion-specific embed link. Paste this link on your Notion-Super site to start collecting emails.
  6. Next, duplicate the database in step 1 and make this your draft database. The database in step 1 will be your live database. Create a draft of whatever you want to share to your subscribers in this draft database. Once it's ready to be published, simply drag the block from the draft database to your live database. Depending on your Zapier plan, the newly created database item in your live database will trigger an action and create a new entry in your Raindrop collection. The RSS feed will then sync to Mailbrew, and your subscribers will receive an email about the contents of the database item you've created at its designated time.

Setting up takes a bit of work, but once you're done, it's very simple to send newsletter updates.

Pros

  • Tools are free to use.
  • Beautiful embed form.
  • Able to create bundled updates.

Cons

  • Tools are free, but with limitations.
  • Can't publish an issue immediately.

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