Aweber lets you make signup forms with up to 25 fields of information, using either your own design or a pre-made template. Forms can be embedded into your site, turned into a landing page, and you can carry out A/B tests on them. It also integrates with Worpdress, Paypal and Facebook so you can add contact information from customers that already connect with you on these platforms. You can also use the mobile app to add subscribers on the go, for example at an event.

George: Hey ladies and gentlemen, it’s George B. Thomas here, and you know what I’m about to say. Yep, I’m excited because it’s time for another episode of One Last Tool. One Last Tool viewers and listeners, this one’s gonna be good because we’re gonna talk about all things nerdy, all things webby, all things a-er. Anyway, maybe you’ll put it together. But, I’m sure, once you see who we have today … hey, why don’t you go ahead, let’s get out of suspense mode, and explain to the listeners and viewers, Tom, who you are, what you do, and who you do it for?
Tom: Yeah, that’s a great question. So, to be absolutely and totally transparent with your listeners and your viewers, I think, if you’re ready to start growing your list, and you have absolutely zero idea of how or if you’ll ever make any money whatsoever, AWeber may not be the best fit for you because we are a paid service. So, we have a free trial but after that, the base price is $19 a month. So, if you’re comfortable with using our Best In Class Tool Set, and paying $19 a month, by all means, that’s fantastic and you’ll reap the benefits of that. But, if you have no way of generating income through your marketing, on the back end, you might not see a return on your investment, if you’re not making at least $19 a month. I hope that your marketing efforts are generating at least $19 a month but, if you’re a hobbyist, if you’re just starting a blog, or starting a podcast for fun, and you want to connect with your audience, there are free tools and free ESPs, email service providers out there, that are totally competent, and will help you grow your list.
Thanks for the recommendation Ana. Once again your blog is helping to focus on what is needed to do to increase traffic & sales. Yes, I need to focus more on the information that we send out to our subscribers and I will take a look at Aweber! I’d be interested to hear, however, how often do you think is appropriate to send newsletters to your list?

If segmentation is a key aspect of how you manage your mailouts, then I'd probably look elsewhere for an email marketing solution. The two products I've come across which cater best for emailing multiple segments (and indeed lists) are Getresponse (note: its segments are called 'saved searches') and Campaign Monitor (which offers extremely good segmentation functionality, but at a pretty high price).
Overall: Capterra was a completely foreign name to me until I did extensive research on the products, philosophy and services offered. There are more than four hundred software programs, this was the big statement that really drew me in to learn more. Whether you run a non profit, or a church, or a restaurant the software program list is endless and accesible. I'm sure if you had a lemonade stand you would be able to find the product you needed. Navigating the site is easy as well and they don't try to push other products onto you. The customer service is amazing as well and really focuses on customer satisfaction which in turn makes people repeat customers and word of mouth starts spreading so more people can learn about the company. Thank you capterra for helping me go forward with my non profit organization !
Aweber costs more, and even though it has gone through re-design recently, loses out to Mailchimp in ease of use. But if you’re willing to pay more money, you can always get their designer to work on a template, and undoubtedly the end result will be better than a Mailchimp design. AWeber is the better option for large companies and agencies, since they usually have a larger budget for email marketing. Many larger blogs that have been around for a while prefer it for its better customer service, and easier to use sign-up forms.
It’s really just pricing based on a number of subscribers that you send to monthly. Then, we also have a quarterly and annual, where you can take a little bit of a discount off, if you prepay in advance. But, I really appreciate that customer service, the suite of automation tools, that’s all covered. So, whether you’re paying $19 a month or $149 a month, it’s really gonna be included. You’re gonna have access to all those tools.
Cons: Stay away! Their RSS campaign did not send out for a while and then on its own sent out 6 emails at once really pissing off our readers they offered us a discount of 30% if we signed a two year contract after I said it was an inexcusable mistake which cost me hundreds of dollars in unsubscribes and possibly thousands and pissed off my entire email list. 30% off their inflated high price which they had just boosted was not worth it - i have heard many experts and users tell me of Aweber nightmare stories since my experience. I would recommend mailchimp as an option for basic users, i would advice all to stay away from Aweber

MailChimp does not shut you down for affiliate links (I have used affiliate links, and I corresponded with MailChimp support prior to using them to explain what I wanted to do). MailChimp WILL shut you down for using blacklisted links, which tends to happen a lot in a few shady niches (make money fast, lose weight fast, seduce women/men, multi-loser-marketing of any stripe, porn, etc.). Most of my affiliate links are to Amazon, a few are to direct affiliate accounts of musical accessory businesses. None of which are likely to ever appear on a blacklist.


However, Mailchimp offers a much bigger selection of integrations. It’s seen, for whatever reason, as more of an industry standard tool than Aweber, so some web applications - key examples being Squarespace and Shopify - will offer Mailchimp as a default ‘works out of the box’ e-marketing option. That's not to say that you can't use Aweber with these products, but there will be a bit more configuration required.
You must have a good deal of room to grow with AWeber. You can start out with simple functions and move into more complex locations as you acquire self-confidence and the needs of your business broaden. If you like what you have actually checked out here, I ‘d suggest you provide AWeber’s complimentary trial a drop in if it appears like a good fit for your business.
Tom: Yeah, totally. So, if you’re brand new to email marketing, or if you’ve begun to grow your email list using another email service provider, it’s really quite simple. You’ll use AWeber to manage your subscribers, manage your contacts. You can set up multiple lists to manage those subscribers, or you can have one list, and use what we call, “tags”, which I’m sure a lot of people are familiar with, to manage subscribers and preferences, based on tags. So, you have a bit of option there. First and foremost, it’s collecting and managing subscribers, but then, you can also leverage our core toolset, which is basically the autoresponder, or the automated email campaign sequence, you can develop campaigns, that’s what we call them here, to send automated emails out to those subscribers. Either fired off of tags, so they can trigger off of tags, they can trigger off of just the new subscriber being added to your list.
AWeber lets you manually add up to 10 contacts—subscribers—via a form. Each record collects the name of the person, email address, ad-tracking value, and the name of the initial email message the person will receive. This can turn into a long and tedious exercise for a long list of names. The import tool is a better choice, as it has a textbox to cut and paste an entire comma-delimited list of email addresses. You can also upload a spreadsheet (XLS and XLSX), text file (CSV, TSV, and TXT). Unlike Campaigner, MailChimp, and GetResponse, AWeber doesn't have Gmail or third-party integration for pulling contacts, which is disappointing. You can, however, export the Gmail contacts to a CSV file and use the import tool.

AWeber is a system branded by many experts and professionals as one of the best platforms for email marketing which continues to impress with its superior autoresponders and rich feature set. AWeber provides businesses with the means to automate the process of delivering professionally designed and personalized emails and targeted messages to their customers and send follow up emails based on a schedule. This feature makes it easy for businesses to establish a relationship with a prospect or maintain and enhance a stronger bond with an existing client.
So if you send an e-mail on Monday morning it might get buried with another me most so you may want to make sure that’s any afternoon. Okay? And then under click tracking this will track how many people click on the links within your message. Okay? That’s important for conversion rate, optimization to see whether or not people are actually engaging with your e-mails. And once that’s all set up click on save and exit.
Speaking of emails, AWeber's great at that too—as you’d expect. It includes hundreds of templates you can use for your emails, along with thousands of stock photos to make your emails look great and a newly redesigned drag-and-drop email editor to design messages. You can have AWeber send your emails at the best possible time for your contacts to notice and open them, segment your users based on what they’ve done with your emails, and more.
The subscriber agrees that the company has the right to delete all data, files or other information that is stored in the subscriber's account if the subscriber's account with the company is terminated, for any reason, by either AWeber Systems or the subscriber. System accounts can not be transferred or used by anyone other than the subscriber. Accounts which have been transferred to other parties, or show other activity in violation of this paragraph, are subject to immediate cancellation.
The primary weak point I see is the price-point where small business are worried. If you do not require all of AWeber’s bells and whistles, there’s no need to pay for them. You’ll also want to make sure that if you are attempting to cancel your account, you’re not just unintentionally suspending it. This is specifically essential where the totally free trial is worried, as AWeber requires your credit card information.
Receive periodic updates about new subscribers to your email list, without cluttering your email inbox with individual notifications for each new subscriber. Use this Zap to automatically add new AWeber subscribers to Zapier's Digest tool. Zapier will then deliver the digest to you via email on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. That way, you'll have an organized round-up delivered to your inbox with your new AWeber subscriber information.
I'm still new to running my business 100% on my own so a lot of marketing programs out there confuse me. This however seems easy enough at this point. I like that almost everything I need is included and if my customer base grows I have the option to upgrade my account to adjust accordingly without overspending. So far it seems great I will leave a more detailed review after my trial ends.It's very convienient to be able to manage my payment according to how many subscribers I have instead of over paying for what I'm not even using. I love that sign up forms Analytics, Integrations Image Hosting and stock photos are also included and easy to use. I don't have to have multiple programs open at the same time to complete a task.
Mailchimp is better if you’re just starting out, and looking to setup an email list without committing a budget to it. They focus more on user-friendly designs and options, so apart from their sign-up form HTML requirement you don’t need to be tech-savvy to get started with the service. Mailchimp also offers multiple integrations, so you can import contacts in from different services. However, the service is probably not a good option if you have any plans of including affiliate links in your email marketing.
I like how fair Aweber is priced,especially when compared with email marketing tools with similar quality.I like the integration possibilities which our use of Aweber has opened up for my organization ,in terms of the number of other tools,which we are able to integrate Aweber with and improve our sales and marketing process. Also of key importance is how intuitive I find this program ,as it has an easy to use and understand user interface,which is a key part of what I seek from any software product I use
I've heard that if you open a new account with Aweber now, you need to use their service for around a month using double optin, which could be annoying. When I set my account up several years ago, I didn't have to do that. So if you're planning on running paid ads etc right away, that might be an issue for you. If not, Aweber is awesome and i'm sure you'll love it.

List management. It's easy to upload lists and add new subscribers. It is easy to clean up the lists as well. It serves well if you're looking a way to send out simple emails for a large list. It's also nice to be able to switch between multiple lists to see only the emails that have been sent to a certain list. In other platforms, this has been an issue.
When you’re getting started, you’ll need to import your email subscriber list into your chosen service. Aweber has made this easy, by allowing you to import from a variety of spreadsheets or text formats, or even copy-pasting the emails from another app. You can then map the contact information with Aweber’s list fields, and specify where each subscriber is for so you can send the subscription confirmation email to the relevant ones.
Double opt-in, however, ensures the emails you receive are valid and are not being used by bots and the like (remember, sending too many emails to dead email addresses is a sign of a spammer, and you do not want to be mistaken for a spammer). However, you can use tools like BriteVerify which automatically screen out fake addresses or mistakes at the point where the individual is signing up.

Examples include a welcome email sent as soon as a new client signs up to your list of contacts, followed a few days later by an informatory email discussing the products and services you offer, then an email informing on current offers, and so on. You could also create different series of post-purchase emails, based on the type of product the individual purchased.

Besides templates, editing options and strong support, it can host or import email databases; allow autoresponder customization; responsive email design, RSS and email-to-blog functionality; tools to collect and add new names/emails to databases; the ability to integrate with some other programs, and the ability to easily view analytics and performance results. 


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You must have a good deal of room to grow with AWeber. You can start out with simple functions and move into more complex locations as you acquire self-confidence and the needs of your business broaden. If you like what you have actually checked out here, I ‘d suggest you provide AWeber’s complimentary trial a drop in if it appears like a good fit for your business.
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Marketing automation works in a similar way to autoresponders, in that emails are automatically sent to a mailing list according to a predefined sequence. But instead of time intervals, user behaviour is used to determine what should emails should be sent next - opens, clicks, goal completions, purchases, abandoned carts and more can all be used to trigger the next e-newsletter. 
By default, each AWeber follow up email is configured to go out one day after the previous one. You can tweak these setting to something more reasonable, such as a weekly email blast. In addition, you can also configure a specific ‘send window’ for your messages by clicking the Edit button. Using these settings, you can disable specific days so they don’t count – Sundays, for example – and you can indicate a window of time for your messages to go out. Some windows of time are better than others to maximize your open rates, so do a bit of research and set yours accordingly:
George: So Tom, what I love about that, and viewers and listeners, what I love about that is, Tom went with the “Who we’re not a good fit for”, to explain to you, who they are a good fit for. I will also throw in, just a side … This is free, this is free. A side piece of information to you. If you are not generating $19 a month, go get a job. Like, stop this podcast right now and just go get a job. I’m kidding, we love you, viewers and listeners, you know I’m just joking. So Tom, let’s go ahead and talk about, and usually, I ask this, and companies that we interview, it’s probably one problem that they solve. I don’t think that’s the case for AWeber so, if you want to do a problem or problems, it’s totally up to you, but what problem does AWeber help the folks out there solve in their business?
Hi Ana, I’m currently using Aweber and I have recently noticed that most of the big “gurus” have been using iContact – My understanding is that you can import your existing list directly to iContact without a double opt-in all over again. All this on a “honor” system but if the spam complaints go about “the” threshold – your iContact account could get shutdown.
Speaking of emails, AWeber's great at that too—as you’d expect. It includes hundreds of templates you can use for your emails, along with thousands of stock photos to make your emails look great and a newly redesigned drag-and-drop email editor to design messages. You can have AWeber send your emails at the best possible time for your contacts to notice and open them, segment your users based on what they’ve done with your emails, and more.

It’s really just pricing based on a number of subscribers that you send to monthly. Then, we also have a quarterly and annual, where you can take a little bit of a discount off, if you prepay in advance. But, I really appreciate that customer service, the suite of automation tools, that’s all covered. So, whether you’re paying $19 a month or $149 a month, it’s really gonna be included. You’re gonna have access to all those tools.
George: So Tom, what I love about that, and viewers and listeners, what I love about that is, Tom went with the “Who we’re not a good fit for”, to explain to you, who they are a good fit for. I will also throw in, just a side … This is free, this is free. A side piece of information to you. If you are not generating $19 a month, go get a job. Like, stop this podcast right now and just go get a job. I’m kidding, we love you, viewers and listeners, you know I’m just joking. So Tom, let’s go ahead and talk about, and usually, I ask this, and companies that we interview, it’s probably one problem that they solve. I don’t think that’s the case for AWeber so, if you want to do a problem or problems, it’s totally up to you, but what problem does AWeber help the folks out there solve in their business?

For beginners bloggers, the tool might be little expensive. But, intermediate-level bloggers and website owners who will utilize the advanced-level features are a solid fit for this tool. Finally, Aweber shines in its ability to grow with your business. It’s pricing tiers and advanced features will easily support you as your business and email list grows.
If segmentation is a key aspect of how you manage your mailouts, then I'd probably look elsewhere for an email marketing solution. The two products I've come across which cater best for emailing multiple segments (and indeed lists) are Getresponse (note: its segments are called 'saved searches') and Campaign Monitor (which offers extremely good segmentation functionality, but at a pretty high price).
This is among the couple of newsletter creators that Aweber demoused complimentary images, a terrific tool for dressing up your e-mail without spending for stock images. However, we were not pleased with the image-editing tool. We could add our own images quickly enough, however when we resized an image using the AWeber tool, it blurred the image, and the blurred image showed up in all of our sent messages. Aside from these problems, however, email personalization and the editing function worked well.
And now we need click the settings button at the top you’ll actually have a few more settings. So the interval is how many days the e-mail sent after the first one. So you have your first one, this is your second one. So if you want to send it two days later you can put two or three or 4 or 9 or whatever you want to do, there are different opinions about what is best. So leave that to the experts, but I prefer to send about one a week but most people send him more often in the beginning and then would people get into the habit of opening them they make them less frequent.
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