Recent changes with AWeber (and why I recommend them)
When it comes to choosing an email marketing system, there are a few things to consider.
Each email marketing system has pros and cons, and in the past I’ve recommended both MailChimp and AWeber.
Recently, AWeber has made some changes that have now made it my top pick for you.
First, I’ll share why I recommend AWeber and then I’ll share their recent changes.
Why I recommend AWeber:
- It easily integrates with PayPal.If you set up what is called and IPN (instant payment notification), between PayPal and AWeber, you can have purchasers automatically added to a list in AWeber.
This means that you won’t have to manually add purchasers to a list in your email marketing system.
This is an important feature because you’ll want to stay in touch with people who purchase from you. At the very least, you will want to make sure they receive your newsletters/ezines and any promotional emails you send out.
- You can sell different products via PayPal that all hook up to their own list in AWeber.For example: If you have private clients who pay you via PayPal, they can get added to a list for Private clients. Then, if you have clients who purchase your Summer Detox, they can get added to their own list. If you offer a Fall Detox, they can get added to yet another list.
Then, for each list, you can have a customized, automated welcome email (also called an autoresponder or follow-up) go out to each list.
This is important because you don’t want the same welcome email to go out to people who purchase private coaching as the one sent to people who purchase another program, such as a Summer
- You can include or exclude lists when sending an email.When you first set up your account, you’ll likely just have one list – the list for people who opt-in for your free gift. But over time, you’ll add additional lists. These might be lists for people who have signed up for your different programs, lists for teleseminars you offer, and/or lists for other free gifts you create down the road.
With AWeber, each time you send an email, you can select which lists you want to send the email to. When sending your newsletter, you’ll want to send it to all of your lists. But, if you’re promoting a program, you might want to exclude the list of people who’ve previously signed up for that specific program. If you’re promoting a teleseminar, you might want to exclude people who have already registered for the teleseminar.
Those are the main reasons why AWeber has been one of my top recommendations for several years. Now I’m going to share why the recent changes to AWeber make it my #1 choice.
Recent changes to AWeber (and why it’s my top pick for you)
With recent changes with AWeber, you can now import your subscribers into AWeber without requiring them to opt-in again. Yes, it’s true. You can import your list worry-free.
If you currently have a list in another email marketing system (such as Constant Contact or MailChimp), moving your list just got easier. If you have a list of contacts in your personal email, you can now import them into AWeber very easily.
It used to be that moving your email list to AWeber was a real hassle, because your subscribers were required to reconfirm that they want to continue receiving your emails. You spent a lot of time building that list – you can’t risk breaking anything!
Now, it’s as simple as flipping a switch.
If you give in-person talks, you’ll want to use them as opportunities to build your list.
When I was a health coach, I always brought a sign-in form to my live talks. On the form, attendees could check off if they wanted to be added to my list. Then, when I got home, I added the attendees to a list in my email marketing system.
With AWeber, you can now easily upload a list of new subscribers.
AWeber now offers a Free Trial
Want to check out AWeber and see if it’s a good fit for you? AWeber now offers a free trial. The first month is free and then $19 per month if you have fewer than 500 subscribers. All of their plans offer their full range of functionality.
Note: These are the prices at the time that I wrote this blog post and may change at any time.
I’m a proud affiliate for AWeber, so I will earn a commission if you sign up through my link. I only recommend services that I have used and believe will help you be more successful in your business.
Now I’d love to hear from you.
What email marketing system do you use? What do you like or dislike about it?