Email Love is a new resource providing inspiration, templates and resources to help you be better at Email Marketing. The Email Love website was launched in September 2019 by Rob Hope in Cape Town, South Africa who continues to add Email inspiration daily.
It's good to first understand the project scope and output before diving into the running costs below.
|emaillove.com||Website launched September 2019 using a custom WordPress theme.|
|Only Tweeting my favorite email designs.|
|Pinterest is fully automated via secret RSS feed - blog on this soon.|
|Newsletter||Sends every few weeks. The email code is generated via a custom WordPress page template to copy and paste into Mailerlite - blog on this soon.|
|RSS Feed||Get new posts delivered in the reader of your choice.|
Here are the monthly running costs that might be of value if you’re considering building a similar site. Please note they are approximate figures based on recent invoices.
|$35||WordPress Hosting||Flywheel||Shared with One Page Love, UX Love and this site on the $100/month package|
|$29||Commerce||Lemon Squeezy||Manages the transactions to list in the Discovery section. Account shared with One Page Love and UX Love.|
|$15||Email Marketing||Mailerlite||Sends the Newsletter every few weeks|
|$15||Image CDN||IMGIX||This is for archive & review screenshots + social share images|
|$10||Image Hosting||Amazon S3||The images loaded within the coded Emails on reviews|
|$10||Screenshots||Screenshot Machine||Screenshot taking API to help add Newsletters quicker based on preview URLs.|
|$6||Analytics||Plausible||Simple and privacy-friendly analytics (shares with One Page Love and UX Love on a bigger plan)|
|$5||Search Plugin||SearchWP||WordPress suggestive AJAX search plugin. Shared with One Page Love on the $119/year Pro plan|
|$5||Image Compression||TinyPNG||Before Emails head to Amazon S3, they get resized and compressed to optimize load times|
|$5||G Suite||One primary acc for rob@ then have aliases for newsletters@ + more|
|$1||Domain & DNS||Hover||Amount averaged from $12/year|
Broken even? Ha, not yet:)
|$1500||emaillove.com domain||via Afternic (backstory)|
|$678||Outsourcing on email code cleaning script||via Upwork|
|$250||Branding clean up||by my friend Jason|
|☕️☕️||A million coffees owed for CSS wizardry||to my friend Manu|
For once-off costs for the software and hardware I use to create content, see my Workspace page.
Launches and noteworthy features.
|20.09.2021||Section||Removed Newsletter Discovery||Debrief|
|05.09.2019||Award||Email Love awarded #1 Product of the Day and #3 Product of the Week on Product Hunt||Visit|
|04.09.2019||Launch||Email Love v1 official launch||Blog|
|01.08.2019||Launch||Email Love v0.9 soft-launch with only 36 emails||Blog|
|07.11.2018||Action||Google Apps signup and mass subscribing to newsletters|
|31.10.2018||Acquisition||emaillove.com domain acquired||Video|