UPDATED July 2020 – AWeber just came out with a FREE pricing option and you don’t even need a credit card to get started. This provides you with a great way to test it out and not risk your pocketbook. Per the update that I got, you can use the free version as long as you want and it remains free as long as you have under 500 subscribers. Their paid version starts obviously provides more, larger audience, more lists and etc… which isn’t unusual. This helps compare a little to MailChimp. However, no support with Mailchimp but the free version of Aweber does provide that and that is a plus, for something that can get complicated, quick, like email marketing.
If you have a business of some sort you have likely heard of email marketing, autoresponders or list building. Hopefully, that was one of your first things that you set up, if not, please get on it now. When I first started my business, that was one of those things that I needed and wanted to get started on, but labored on. Why… because I wasn’t sure what to write, how to do it, why people would follow me, how to get them to opt in and more. Surely you have had this internal
argument conversation, right?
If you are a quick learner, you got started on your email list right away, I… was a little stubborn and it took me longer. Want to know one of my top regrets… that I didn’t start my list sooner, why, because it takes time to build. But I finally got started and did research on which autoresponder to use.Get started on your list building now, it has huge benefits for your business Click To Tweet
What autoresponders are out there?
There are many, but several tend to stay in the forefront of marketers and business owners everywhere – AWeber, MailChimp, Constant Contact, Infusion Soft and many more. I’m NOT here to compare them, many have done that work. However, feel free to do a search for AWeber versus MailChimp and the like, and you’ll run across all of the pros and cons of each.
Pay special attention to the fine print (like for MLM’s), what your goals are with your business, your growth, what type of website you have and the functionality of the autoresponder. I happened to like AWeber and haven’t turned back yet. I’ve had them over a year and have been really pleased.
Customer service is key with this service
With having an autoresponder, you are doing the work, or you have a marketer, like me, helping you out. But other than that, you have to figure it out, so a huge plus with this type of industry, is killer customer service – AWeber has it. I have been pleased with their customer service via phone, email and even chat. They have helped me manage my campaigns and understand the process, by the way, yes, it can be confusing.
In one of my first conversations with customer service, I learned that I could get their designers to help me create a customized template – WHAT?! How awesome is that, and so I took them up on their free services because learning new software, which I am fine with, can still be overwhelming when “extra time” is limited. Additionally, they do have a help section, which is pretty robust, that helps you with DIY stuff when you want a quick answer and you are one of those, coughMEcough, who wants to figure things out themselves – yea, I’m stubborn! (Take note, offers may vary based on when you sign up with them, check em out either way.).@Aweber has killer customer service & they can help build your templates too - awesome, right? Click To Tweet
They even have a blog – ummm, hello, what good business doesn’t, right? By the way, if you don’t, you seriously must get to blogging, that is huge value to your consumers and oh, it’s super kicking for search engine optimization (SEO) too!
Go with what works for you, but just do it, really
So, I’m not here to tell you what to do or which autoresponder to use, but I am telling you that I have done research, found one, set myself up and continuously working on my email marketing campaign with AWeber. Within that year plus, I have seen great improvements, not that they were poor before, but there is ALWAYS room to improve, they listen to their customers and make the changes that they can. I would highly recommend AWeber to you, Mr. or Ms. Business Owner. If you want to ask me any questions, I’m happy to help.
(Please note, I am NOT being paid to write this post, however, if AWeber would like to, by all means, we can talk. LOL On the other hand, I am an affiliate member so if you click on the AWeber links within this post, and sign up, I will be compensated so thank you.)