When you set up a new MailChimp account, you're asked to provide a website, but it doesn't have to be a traditional website. So if you don't have one or don't want one, there are plenty of alternatives that will meet this requirement.
In this article, you'll learn about options to meet this requirement if you don't have a website or you just don't want one.
Why We Require a Website URL
We don't require that you have a traditional website. If you don't have a website, that's perfectly fine. Any publicly accessible URL, such as a social media page or profile, should work.
We only ask for a website address to help us generate a unique URL for your list's signup forms and thank you pages, and to verify your account in the event of a compliance issue, so it's not mandatory for you to have a full, traditional website.
You can also change or update the website for your MailChimp account at any time. So, if you're in the process of building a website that you'd like to use with your MailChimp account, or you think you may have a website in the future, consider using one of these alternatives in the meantime.
If you don't currently have a website, one option is to create one for yourself. If you don't have a developer to work with or aren't a coder yourself, there are plenty of website-publishing tools available to you online to empower you to do the job yourself. Below are a few options we like.
If you don't have a website but you're not interested in creating one, either, there are plenty of alternative options that meet MailChimp's Website URL requirement. Below are a few options we recommend.
Blogs and Social Pages
If you have an account with a blogging service or social networking site, or would like to create one, you can use your blog URL or page URL in the Website URL field. For example: http://yourblogname.blogspot.com
Below are a few options for blog or social networking services.
If you're not interested in a full website or maintaining a blog, there are services that let you create a simple landing page that functions like an online business card. Below are a few services you can use.
How to Use an Alternative Website Option
For the purpose of signing up for MailChimp, alternative options work exactly the same as if you had a dedicated website. To use an alternative website option, paste the URL for the option you chose into the
Website URL text field on the
Let's Get Started page
. In this example, we use the URL for a Facebook Page.