FREE alternatives to aweber

Profile picture of the author TheSEOFather by TheSEOFather Posted: 04/04/2012
Please, I don't want to pay someone $20 a month for an email system.

Give me some free ideas here that I can check out for myself.

If you don't have a positive comments, be a loster, and get lost.

I'm busy implementing my plan and want to be rich soon.

Thanks!
#alternatives #aweber #free

  • Profile picture of the author JimWaller
    JimWaller
    Listwire is a great free alternative that strives to have good deliver-ability.
    Hope this helps.

    Jim Waller
  • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
    sovereignn
    Feedburner is sort of like aweber

    I know some people on here like Yukon make a killing using it
  • Profile picture of the author JimWaller
    JimWaller
    Mailchimp has a free version until you reach a certain level, after which you pay, but the advantage is not having to move your leads from one service to another.
  • Profile picture of the author erichammer
    erichammer
    Sorry, but this is being penny wise and pound foolish as the old saying goes. These free alternatives will mark your e-mails as being amateur hour garbage and you'll find it harder to make conversions. Moreover, if and when you get to the point where you do have need for a real autoresponder, you'll find that it's that much harder to make the switch.

    If you really are hard up for cash, consider a cheaper alternative such as Imnica mail, but don't go for a freebie. That's a perfect way to end up in the "IM doesn't work and I quit" crowd.
  • Profile picture of the author TheSEOFather
    TheSEOFather
    Originally Posted by joseph7384 View Post
    I got a better quote for you!

    "If you don't want to pay for a quality marketing tool, be a Lobster and pinch your pennies".
    Your quote made me laugh so thanks for that.
  • Profile picture of the author TheSEOFather
    TheSEOFather
    Originally Posted by erichammer View Post
    Sorry, but this is being penny wise and pound foolish as the old saying goes. These free alternatives will mark your e-mails as being amateur hour garbage and you'll find it harder to make conversions. Moreover, if and when you get to the point where you do have need for a real autoresponder, you'll find that it's that much harder to make the switch.

    If you really are hard up for cash, consider a cheaper alternative such as Imnica mail, but don't go for a freebie. That's a perfect way to end up in the "IM doesn't work and I quit" crowd.
    Do you really think EVERYONE knows what aweber is? Really? I think that is just in the IMers circle if you ask me. Could be wrong, willing to learn, but not spending $20 a month while my email list grows by 1 or 2 sign ups a day...
  • Profile picture of the author Shane Hon
    Shane Hon
    Yeah, i think mailchimp is one of the better free auto responders out there. However, i would really suggest that once you have some spare cash, subscibe to a paid service, it'll help you out in terms of time and better features.
  • Profile picture of the author Linkology
    Linkology
    Originally Posted by TheSEOFather View Post
    willing to learn, but not spending $20 a month while my email list grows by 1 or 2 sign ups a day...
    Your problem will not be with Aweber then but clearly with your List Building method(s) if you are only getting 1 or 2 subscribers per day.
  • Profile picture of the author Halcyon
    Halcyon
    Quality is not the problem with free solutions but the extra advertisements. Every free service will stick their advertisements either on your outgoing messages or your subscription thank you page. If you're busy trying to grab your customer's attention, you don't want somebody else's link diverting their eyes. If you don't want to pay monthly, consider a self hosted autoresponder.
  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    UMS
    Originally Posted by Shane Hon View Post
    Yeah, i think mailchimp is one of the better free auto responders out there. However, i would really suggest that once you have some spare cash, subscibe to a paid service, it'll help you out in terms of time and better features.
    Mailchimp has free and paid subscriptions.

    Mailchimp is actually very nice to use, but it is a waste of time if you do affiliate marketing (which 99% people on the WF will be involved with) as it is against the MailChimp TOS.
  • Profile picture of the author paul_1
    paul_1
    Maybe you can put both listwire and feedburner on your main page...
  • Profile picture of the author cvcena
    cvcena
    Feedburner is better... Listwire sells to your list...
  • Profile picture of the author erichammer
    erichammer
    Originally Posted by TheSEOFather View Post
    Do you really think EVERYONE knows what aweber is? Really? I think that is just in the IMers circle if you ask me. Could be wrong, willing to learn, but not spending $20 a month while my email list grows by 1 or 2 sign ups a day...
    Of course not. My point wasn't that people will tag someone as being in the amateur hour for not using Aweber. My point was they would consider someone as being an amateur hour person for using an autoresponder which auto appends an ad onto the end of their e-mails, regardless of whether it's Aweber, GetResponse, Imnica or a million others. The ad at the end screams I'm an amateur and too cheap to pay for a real autoresponder. But hey, to each their own.
  • Profile picture of the author theebookcavern
    theebookcavern
    I've gotta agree with most people on this thread. If you're taking your list building seriously then a free service probably isn't going to cut it.

    If money really is an issue could you not sign up for their $1 trial for the first month? If you get 1 or 2 subscribers as you say, you should be able to cover the $20 a month fee using your list after the first month is over.

    Tom
  • Profile picture of the author Denyros
    Denyros
    imnicamail.com is a great free for alternative
  • Profile picture of the author Val Wilson
    Val Wilson
    There are good reasons why a free autoresponder may be a false economy - see this thread

    http://www.warriorforum.com/internet...ml#post4171256
  • Profile picture of the author Shaolinsteve
    Shaolinsteve
    Originally Posted by UMS View Post
    Mailchimp has free and paid subscriptions.

    Mailchimp is actually very nice to use, but it is a waste of time if you do affiliate marketing (which 99% people on the WF will be involved with) as it is against the MailChimp TOS.
    Yeah,

    I was going to say depending on your goal here, will depend on the TOS with MailChimp. I currently use it for an e-commerce store, only because the template is very simple for what I need it for.

    You can't be cheap the whole time, so give it a go then start paying for the service
  • Profile picture of the author rhinocl
    rhinocl
    There is a wordpress plugin called GWautoresponder. The free version has no throttle control which can cause trouble with your ISP but the pro version might serve your current needs with a one time low fee.
  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Parker
    Ryan Parker
    Don't waste your time with MailChimp. Although free, you can't be involved in affiliate marketing or they'll terminate your account on the fly.
  • Profile picture of the author powerofschool
    powerofschool
    There are alternative to aweber like

    mailchimp
    get response

    Free option is limited for them. But they are really good sites.

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