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?
AWeber Systems exercises no control whatsoever over the content of the information passing through AWeber Systems. All leads (email addresses) generated by subscriber are held strictly confidential. The leads are never released to any other parties for any purpose. The lead information is only used on AWeber Systems' servers to deliver the follow up messages designated by the subscriber.

Creating segments isn’t as intuitive as the rest of the tool, but it is possible and is a feature that beginners bloggers might not need to use very often. As you advance in your digital marketing knowledge, segmentation will be something you’ll want to explore as it allows you to better market to individuals based on their behavior, intent, and interests.


I did not get many benefits and had a bad experience overall - i no longer care this happened months ago I am over it but since I am writing a review on software i have used, I would advise all honestly to stay away as my story seems far from unique and had other bad experiences which i don't have time to list - MailChimp is a pretty good alternative if you are checking out ESPsIt is relatively easy to use its not hard to figure out for most beginners and has basic templates and campaigns which should
Okay, something like that and you can give it a little description like Quicksprout newsletter. So then when people are about to unsubscribe it has a little description and maybe it’ll entice them to actually not unsubscribe when they remember what it is. And then from your address and your contact you want to make sure that’s all accurate and then a few want to receive notifications every time someone signs up, you can put your name and e-mail and you’ll be notified but if you plan a really big list you definitely don’t want this feature because you’re just be notified like multiple times a day. Then click on save settings and that will take you to step number two which is where you can brand your e-mails.
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.

The lack of a free plan also means you need to start paying straight away (or after the 30 day trial), and even the entry level offer is rather expensive for up to 500 subscribers at $19 per month. You get much more for your money with tools like ActiveCampaign. And while their later tiers are more in line with the competition, you can still find cheaper and with more features by using MailerLite, for instance.


Every email newsletter app lets you import your subscribers so you can start emailing your existing customers and fans immediately, but most require you to import a CSV spreadsheet of emails and names. AWeber lets you do that, or you can just copy-and-paste your emails from any other app in plain text. It then lets you map the contact info correctly to AWeber's list fields and specify where the subscribers are from so it’ll know whether or not your subscribers need to confirm they want the emails.
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:
Overall: I did not get many benefits and had a bad experience overall - i no longer care this happened months ago I am over it but since I am writing a review on software i have used, I would advise all honestly to stay away as my story seems far from unique and had other bad experiences which i don't have time to list - MailChimp is a pretty good alternative if you are checking out ESPs

However, the web fonts that you can use in Mailchimp are exceptionally dull - so dull in fact that you might be better off using the web safe ones - they'll load more reliably and your e-newsletters will appear more consistently across email clients / devices. I love web fonts, but the Mailchimp offering is so boring that there is currently little point to using them.
But generally I just leave it pretty much like this and you can choose one of the pre-approved subjects that they give you which is basically different variations of confirm your subscription. Or you can create a custom one and you have to wait a day or so for Aweber to approve it and then you can just say something like this, we received your request, thank you just have to confirm an order to receive. Once you’ve done that click on save settings.
The best part about using aweber is it's ease of use and ability to link with many other programs. They make it easy to keep track of your customers as well as automate a sequence of emails. I was able to get my investment in Aweber back within a couple months of using it. This may take more or less time depending on how big of a following your business has already.
Pros: Aweber is great tool for beginners and for those who are in marketing fields. The app provides you with great email marketing services with many features. The drag and drop feature is for email design templates and the feature is intuitive and really helpful. The design you create helps you to get even more subscribers. You can easily customize the subscription forms and even the amount of third party app. I have to say that their customer service is exceptional.
Anna, I really appreciate your Aweber review. I wish I could say my experience has been the same. I find it hard to navigate and even harder to understand. I dread the thought of having to login to my account to do anything. I would really like to see more video’s and tutorials, especially on list building., and why can’t I just email my contacts the old way using aweber? You’re talking to somone who has been totally clueless to autoreponders. I’m wondering is there any hope for me (lol)
AWeber is great for crafting monthly newsletter and deal updates for small businesses. We have an amazing graphics department that creates all the images for us marketers so that all we have to do is drag and drop the pieces in. We also have created text emails from scratch as well as having AWeber create a custom template for us. All of this has helped our customers get their message across to their userbase.

The lack of a free plan also means you need to start paying straight away (or after the 30 day trial), and even the entry level offer is rather expensive for up to 500 subscribers at $19 per month. You get much more for your money with tools like ActiveCampaign. And while their later tiers are more in line with the competition, you can still find cheaper and with more features by using MailerLite, for instance.
Aweber designs their system where everything starts with a list. You create a list and name it, and this is what all of your email campaigns will go into for each particular list. Think of the list as your file folder. It helps you stay organized for you to have multiple lists and campaigns going at once. All of your opt in traffic and new subscribers will always fall into your list. When you do your other software integrations with Aweber, you will always be choosing a list to connect that software to Aweber with.
Being able to capture potential clients via email signups is huge for my consulting business. The analytics that allow me to see what the open rate, click through rate and sales made from emails I send to my list are super helpful. In the past year, I have been able to fine tune what my list is most responsive to because of the detailed analytics. This is useful for anyone wanting to grow and maintain their email list.
I did not get many benefits and had a bad experience overall - i no longer care this happened months ago I am over it but since I am writing a review on software i have used, I would advise all honestly to stay away as my story seems far from unique and had other bad experiences which i don't have time to list - MailChimp is a pretty good alternative if you are checking out ESPsIt is relatively easy to use its not hard to figure out for most beginners and has basic templates and campaigns which should
AWeber is one of the most popular email marketing services available, and it’s easy to see why. The tool packs in a plethora of powerful features, such as an intuitive drag-and-drop editor and a reliable autoresponder. It’s the latter we’ll focus on today, as it can be used to run your marketing campaigns without lifting a finger (aside from the initial setup process).
Okay, something like that and you can give it a little description like Quicksprout newsletter. So then when people are about to unsubscribe it has a little description and maybe it’ll entice them to actually not unsubscribe when they remember what it is. And then from your address and your contact you want to make sure that’s all accurate and then a few want to receive notifications every time someone signs up, you can put your name and e-mail and you’ll be notified but if you plan a really big list you definitely don’t want this feature because you’re just be notified like multiple times a day. Then click on save settings and that will take you to step number two which is where you can brand your e-mails.
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