Let's start off by defining the terminology we will be using in this article to better help you understand it and quickly get setup

Subcriber: A subscriber is a contact you will be sending email to. Note: This could be a lead obtained for cold email outreach. Does NOT need to be a "subscriber of a newsletter" in particular, it can be any contact. 

Group: A list of subscribers.

CSV: Stands for Comma Separated Value and it is a type of file that is commonly used by programs like excel or google sheets to present data.

Fields: A description of the data you are uploading to the app. When you "Map a Field" you are essentially telling the app "This Data" means "This" in my case, "Oscar" means "First Name".

Now that we got that out of the way, the fun part:

1- In order to Add Subscribers to send them email, you will need to first create a Group in the app here:
https://app.funnelbake.com/groups



2- After creating the group, click on it to open it, then click "Add Subscribers"



3- Click on the Sample Format CSV File so that you can get the sample CSV File where you will enter your data. Your browser will download the CSV File and it will look like this:



4- Enter the information into your list and then Save it to your computer. You might get a warning if you're using Microsoft Excel, asking you if you are sure you want to save it as CSV. You always want to save it as CSV. 

5- Drag the file into the app and make sure you tick the option "Is your first row the header?" if the first row has the information of the values, and not actual data, like on the sample CSV. If you have modified the sample CSV and removed the header, you do not need to tick this option:



6- Map the fields according to the data that you have. It is always helpful to have a header in the first row if you have multiple values that are not obvious like user ID, dates of first contact, etc.



7- You'll notice above there are some fields I had to not upload. That is because those fields had not been setup yet in my custom fields. You will need to setup ALL of your custom fields prior to uploading your file if you want to Map the fields correctly. You can always re-upload and map the fields later on if you missed any.

*Quick Note: You saw there was one error when uploading the file. That is because I intentionally left the sample data on the CSV file. The email address on that file is an example only (the gmail one). FunnelBake will not upload contacts known to be fake or invalid. Only your good contacts will be bulk uploaded.

Thanks for reading and if you need any help feel free to reach out via chat anytime!
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