Looking to switch from convertkit?

ConvertKit is a great email marketing tool. But it’s not for everyone (nor every creator).


Here are 5 things to consider and see if BirdSend might be a good alternative for you.


1/ Are you paying too much for ConvertKit?


Only you know the answer to that question.


This is what most marketers’ email workflow looks like (and most likely yours as well)...

Someone subscribes to your list.

 

You deliver the lead magnet.

 

Then you continue to nurture and build relationships with subscribers by dripping them emails over the next few days/weeks.


A few times a month, you send out broadcast emails.


Most likely… you also have some kind of automations going on. 


Things like: when subscriber opens/clicks an email link → subscribe to sequence/drip campaign or tag them with X.


Or do not send this email if subscriber has already bought product A.


Or if subscriber has completed a sequence, subscribe to another sequence.


Or if subscriber has spent $500 → tag “VIP” and send a one-off email or subscribe to “VIP sequence” (or maybe your current email tool can’t even do this?)


Or if a subscriber lands on your thank you page, record a conversion and the conversion value (if your tool can't even do the above, let alone this).


What else?


That pretty much sums up your workflow, right?


You can do all of the above (and more) AND still be saving 3X to 5X in expenses every single month.


Multiply that by a year, 2 years, 3 years and beyond… and it adds up to a substantial amount.


If you save $50/month = you’d have saved $600 every year. Over 3 years, you’d have saved $1,800!


If you save $100/month = you’d have saved $1,200 every year. Over 3 years, you’d have saved $3,600!


If you save $200/month = you’d have saved $2,400 every year. Over 3 years, you’d have saved $7,200!


Image what you could do with that extra money you save? 


Go to a seminar to upgrade your skills? Or maybe put the extra money to increase your ads budget? Heck, you could even pay for a new car deposit!


Or bringing in A players to become your team members? Or maybe go for a fun vacation with your family?


So how do you actually save 3X to 5X in expenses every single month?


By using BirdSend as your email marketing tool.


BirdSend can easily do all of the above, and more.


What “more” things are we talking about? Things like:


  • Know your top 20% performing emails that actually convert into cash, so you can write similar more profit-pulling emails... instead of wasting yet more time writing dud emails that don't sell.


  • Identify your VIP contacts (based on who spend the most money with you, NOT based on email opens or clicks)... so you can spend more time on them, treat them better, and ultimately increase your earnings.


  • Discover how much each of your contact is worth on average... so you can acquire more contacts at will, via ads (e.g. on average each contact is worth $100; as long as you acquire them for less, you're in profit).


As you can see, BirdSend is more than just an email marketing tool. BirdSend is also a “tracking” tool that tracks your email revenue out of the box -- without any 3rd party tools.


Here’s a price comparison of ConvertKit vs BirdSend:

# Contacts

ConvertKit

BirdSend

1k


2.5k


5k


10k


15k


20k


25k


30k

$29


$49


$79


$119


$149


$179


$199


$259

$9


$14


$19


$29


$39


$49


$59


$69

* Price accurate at the time of making this table. If you know a particular service has updated their prices, please contact us and we'll update accordingly.


More detailed comparison?

If you're looking for a more detailed side-by-side comparison of email marketing tools, click here for the detailed comparison chart


As you can see, with BirdSend you'll save 3X to 5X in expenses every single month! It is the most affordable option.


​You might be thinking:


"Won't this attract low quality spammers?"


We have a strict compliance process to weed out the bad eggs, so that only legit users can use our system. In fact, our compliance team has turned down numerous applications because they were not meeting the quality standard we're looking for. 


Or maybe:


“Well a tool that’s much more affordable usually sacrifices on quality.”

The reason why it’s so affordable right now is because BirdSend is not as well known as the other tools yet. Let’s just say we got to the “email marketing party” late. We’re the newcomer.


Because we're the newcomer, we're very prepared to work harder (heck, we even expect it) than our competitors to win your trust now and in the future -- as we strive to become the #1 email marketing tool for Online Content Creators. 


FREE MIGRATION SERVICE INCLUDED

That's why we even provide a FREE migration service to move everything (subscribers, sequences, emails, automations, forms, etc.) from your current email tool to BirdSend, so that it's hassle-free for you and saves you tons of time.



2/ ConvertKit A/B (split) testing functionality is limited


ConvertKit has A/B testing feature, which is a good thing.


However, ConvertKit’s A/B testing is very basic. It doesn’t allow you to specify the email ratios that go out to:


  • The original email
  • The variation email
  • The winner email


For example, if you want the following email ratios setup:


  • 30% of recipients receive the original email
  • 30% of recipients receive the variation email
  • The remaining 40% receive the winner email


You can’t.


Plus ConvertKit doesn’t allow you to specify the wait period before determining a winner. Some people want to wait for 1 day before determining a winner. Some only want to wait for 2 hours, etc.


ConvertKit’s premise is that “we determine it for you so you don’t have to think about it and spend time setting it up”. The spirit is commendable, but only for beginners who are just getting started with email marketing.


Intermediate and advanced users, however, want to have more control.


With BirdSend, we’ve hit the best of “triple” worlds that nicely cater to beginners, intermediate, and advanced users.


Upon activating the A/B test feature, you’re given the default settings of what we consider are the best and most common A/B test scenario.


Beginners can simply accept the settings and move on. But intermediate and advanced users can easily and quickly change the settings as they see fit, too.


But BirdSend’s A/B testing goodness doesn’t end there.


We also have the exclusive 1-click “resend winning email to those who haven’t opened” feature. This feature alone maximizes every ounce of your effort so that more people see your email… with just the click of a button (takes 2 seconds).




3/ ConvertKit is not geared for sales and revenue tracking


Most email marketing platforms place a heavy focus on email open and click rates.


BirdSend places a heavy focus on sales and revenue tracking, while still tracking email open and click rates. The purpose of a business is to generate revenue and profits, not to get email opens or clicks.

Open and email clicks are vanity metrics that make you feel good but don’t put money directly into your bank account. You can’t go to the bank and tell the cashier “I’d like cash in my opens and clicks”, can you?

Revenue and profits put money into your bank account plus they make you feel good too.

ConvertKit does allow you to track sales and revenue. However the implementation is not that great. First off, it doesn't tell you which emails are generating sales. Secondly, it doesn’t tell you how much revenue a certain email or sequence has generated.

With BirdSend, every single email you send is tracked and attributable to a monetary value that can be measured. You can even filter the results (sales & revenue) based on a certain campaign (e.g. a Facebook ad campaign that gives away your free book, or an Adwords campaign that advertises your free strategy session).

This easily lets you know which campaigns are winners and which are failures. You can then double down on what’s working (to generate even more sales) and discard those that fail (cut loss).



4/ ConvertKit lacks in stats reporting


While you can see the open and click rates of your ConvertKit emails, there isn’t a way for you to know other important metrics such as bounce and spam rates.

These are useful stats that tell you how healthy your email list is. If the bounce and spam rates are too high, it’s an indication that it’s time to clean your list.

Another thing is that if you want to know if somebody has opened but hasn’t clicked links in your emails, there isn't a way to do this easily.


You’d have to open multiple browser tabs and manually FIND/LOCATE these people. There isn’t even a search function in the open and click stats page to search, for example, for a specific subscriber -- say I want to know if Peter Parker opened my emails or not.

In addition, the sorting of the open/click stats is not by date. Typically with other platforms, the default is to sort “who opened” by descending date -- i.e. the most recent open would be at the top, followed by the next most recent.

With ConvertKit, it’s not sorted by date or name nor email address… not sure how the sort filter works. In short, it doesn’t give users (you) an intuitive and quick way to see who opened/clicked your emails based on recency.


With BirdSend, we show you the complete stats. From open, click, spam, bounce rates... to sales and revenue for every email sent, including who opened, clicked, bought which of your offers and when, how much revenue generated... all inside a single page. No more back and forth loading endless pages just to get the stats.




5/ It can get messy and takes endless scrolling to find what you’re looking for (frustration and waste of time)


ConvertKit’s automation, rules, and sequences don’t have a search filter in each of their respective pages.

If you create a lot of these, it adds up over time and everything gets cluttered.

If you want to edit/update a certain automation, rule, or sequence, you’d have to manually (and endlessly) scroll through the page to FIND/LOCATE what you’re looking for (with your eyes) -- which can get very tiring.

This translates to lost time and frustration.


With BirdSend, we include a search function (based on 1 or multiple different criteria) inside each of these pages so that you can quickly and easily search what you're looking for.




Above are the 5 things you should consider when deciding whether BirdSend might be a better choice for your needs.


If you're ready to give BirdSend a risk-free try, we also provide...

FREE MIGRATION SERVICE INCLUDED

We even provide a FREE migration service to move everything (subscribers, sequences, emails, automations, forms, etc.) from your current email tool to BirdSend, so that it's hassle-free for you and saves you tons of time.

We also offer a 30 days Money Back Guarantee. If you’re not satisfied for whatever reason (e.g. you just can't stand my face), we’ll cancel your free trial. Even if you go past the trial, we’ll refund every penny of your purchase.


Cancel anytime you want. You’re in total control!


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