Email Marketing Tool For BEGINNERS

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Hey there guys!

I have read a lot of reviews of email marketing tools such as icontact, aweber, getresponse, and mailchimp.

Yet, I can not decide which one of them are the best for beginners. Does it even matter if you are a beginner or not for choosing an appropriate email marketing tool?

Until now, I heard very good feedback on getresponse, but I want to know from you guys:

Which email marketing tool is best for a BEGINNER?
#beginners #email #marketing #tool
  • Profile picture of the author YourGoToWriter
    Try using aweber. They'ye very welcoming and provides really good service.It has all the tools you need to send emails right away. But it is still your choice. You could also try testing tools that are proven and see what works well with you.
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  • Profile picture of the author seodeveloping
    Aweber has been excellent for me!
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  • Profile picture of the author terinah14
    No one mentions mailchimp hehe. I've been hearing about bloggers loving Aweber. When my blog can pay for it, I'll definitely try it
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    • Profile picture of the author wealthyfreedom
      Originally Posted by terinah14 View Post

      No one mentions mailchimp hehe. I've been hearing about bloggers loving Aweber. When my blog can pay for it, I'll definitely try it
      Mailchimp is nice but they frown upon even disallow people using the
      Make Money Online , Internet Marketing niche !

      Its great for other niches like hobby stuff, health, sport etc
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      • Profile picture of the author wealthyfreedom
        Originally Posted by wealthyfreedom View Post

        Mailchimp is nice but they frown upon even disallow people using the
        Make Money Online , Internet Marketing niche !

        Its great for other niches like hobby stuff, health, sport etc

        Whats nice about Mailchimp though they offer a Free version, make sure to check that out
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  • Profile picture of the author hdantle
    Meh. AWeber is the gold standard. It's not bad, and its best feature is the really great support that they give, so you can get your questions answered pretty easily. But the truth is that AWeber is NOT very user-friendly.

    MailChimp is pretty user-friendly, and I like MailChimp as an AWeber alternative. But by far the most user-friendly tool I've ever seen is GetResponse. I would suggest that you try MailChimp first as it's free for small lists; you can see if you like it or not. Then try GetResponse, and if that doesn't work, check out AWeber.
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  • Profile picture of the author Laksh
    If you are just starting off, would suggest you to pick something that does the job for you and get started. As you move on, you would be able to make a better choice.

    Mailchimp is free to start and is free till 2000 list size & comes with good integrable plugins,
    Aweber is cheap to start and has got good reputation,
    Getresponse has a packaged solution.

    There are many options to choose from, if you are paying for the service, you will be able to transfer your list from one to the other.
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  • Profile picture of the author trafikar
    Hello. Someone asked something similar to your question. Here is a full article on email tools recommended.

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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Whisonant
    They all have their ups and downs. If you are just starting out, stick with the popular ones like aweber and getresponse. Once you learn how to properly do email marketing, go with a self-hosted option and an SMTP service or Amazon SES.

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    • Profile picture of the author FCS Eli
      Thought I'd throw my hat into the ring on this one.

      There really aren't any email marketing platforms "for beginners," but that doesn't mean any of the popular ones are particularly difficult to figure out. There's a lot of love for Aweber here, and they're fine. I personally prefer Constant Contact for some projects.

      The best thing you can do is throw yourself into the deep end and start learning the platform that appeals to you the most. As others have mentioned, there's plenty of resources to learn -- it'll benefit you the most in the long run.

      Probably the best advice in the thread:

      Originally Posted by Rob Whisonant View Post

      They all have their ups and downs. If you are just starting out, stick with the popular ones like aweber and getresponse. Once you learn how to properly do email marketing, go with a self-hosted option and an SMTP service or Amazon SES.

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  • Profile picture of the author HayleyS
    Why not to start with MailShip!? It is cheap, easy tool and it has a huge variety of integrations. You can even start out free with it!
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  • I recommend you to get a free starter account at MailChimp. This is one of the best email marketing software. It costs less than others as I knew. Also, there are plenty of customizable templates you can choose from.
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  • Profile picture of the author powermta kudos
    i would like to recommend you mailchimp. it is simply awesome for beginners to collect your email list and create eyecatching templates. mailchimp is best for inbox delivery.
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  • Profile picture of the author gingerninjas
    Originally Posted by schaschwin View Post

    Hey there guys!

    I have read a lot of reviews of email marketing tools such as icontact, aweber, getresponse, and mailchimp.

    Yet, I can not decide which one of them are the best for beginners. Does it even matter if you are a beginner or not for choosing an appropriate email marketing tool?

    Until now, I heard very good feedback on getresponse, but I want to know from you guys:

    Which email marketing tool is best for a BEGINNER?
    I'd suggest Mailchimp if you're a beginner - it's a super easy to use program with a drag and drop functionality. I did sign up for an AWeber account to try it out, but I have used Mailchimp for so long, I didn't really gel with it.

    It's a personal preference of course, my suggestion is Mailchimp for sure. There would be plenty of threads on here that will give you more tips if you do a search.
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  • Profile picture of the author AkashBorah
    The web is very good in giving email marketing tools for beginners, given the fact that a hundred of websites offer free mail hosting. It is just essential for beginners to realize that employing email as a marketing strategy must be done with a concrete, comprehensive, and complete plan. While it is less expensive to get a free email address, it is absolutely ideal that the domain in the email address speaks the name of the online marketer's business.
    Mailchimp has one of the best options for quality subject lines designed right into its campaign software.
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  • Profile picture of the author ling13
    Hi Everybody, I am new here, Just want to check, have you guys hear of Push Response?
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  • Profile picture of the author sadikmd
    1. When it comes to picking the best email marketing tools, you cannot go wrong with iContact.
    2. The great thing about iContact is its excellent user interface - which makes it exceedingly easy to use. So, whether you are a beginner at email marketing, or a hardcore expert, you will just love working with this tool.
    3. One way to find out whether your email marketing tool is really good is to check out how it integrates with the other customer relationship management or CRM software that you own. iContact easily and seamlessly integrates with your other CRM software.
    4. It also integrates beautifully with any of your websites or with the lead collection methods employed by you.
    5. Also important while selecting the right email marketing tool is the social media integration, as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn are playing ever greater roles in email marketing. iContact is excellent in this area, providing an excellent, seamless integration with your social media platforms.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marcus W K Wong
    Try MailGun - 10,000/month for free, it's more about getting used to setting up campaigns and emails.

    Overall, I like GetVero.com and GetResponse.com. But as I said, if you're just starting out then get used to sending emails and analysing your results based on "why you're emailing." Just don't be afraid to break something because more than likely, the support guys at any of the email marketing tools will help... or you can just ask here

    Also for S&G's, look up the Periodic Table of Emails by reallygoodemails.com
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  • Profile picture of the author ronnierokk
    I like GetResponse the best, I switched from Aweber to them years ago, and they also just released a new Email Automation Platform, pretty awesome!!

    Almost reminiscent to infusion soft's automation, but not as sophisticated.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    a good place to start would be

    http://videos.aweber.com/

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  • Profile picture of the author Lincoln Zondi
    Im a month in tried clickfunnels, aweber and getresponse, And i have found get response easy to use and great value for money
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    • Profile picture of the author wealthyfreedom
      Originally Posted by Lincoln Zondi View Post

      Im a month in tried clickfunnels, aweber and getresponse, And i have found get response easy to use and great value for money
      Indeed GetResponse is also my favorite of all!!
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  • Profile picture of the author indabaa
    1) Mailchimp
    2) Aweber
    3) Constant Contact
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  • Profile picture of the author DaveOnline
    Aweber all the way.

    GetResponse is a close second, but I have always used Aweber.
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  • Profile picture of the author sameerjoshi
    Hi schaschwin,
    As you are a beginner, make sure you are clear about you short- and mid-term goal. If you are in this to get a feel of whether email marketing is for you or not in the first place, I'd go with a free solution first (MailChimp).
    If you already know that you are going to be doing this for a while, then also consider trying out Aweber and (especially GetResponse). Both AW and GR have great features and surely equipped enough for someone starting out. I personally find GetResponse the best.
    I have tested and used all 3 of them mentioned above. I'd start with MailChimp, if I were you and take it from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author steffy priya
    Hi schaschwin,
    It's nice to be a part of the discussion in Warrior forum for the email marketing topic.
    Email-Marketing is one of the best part in marketing strategy to enrich the business.
    In my point of view, for the beginners,
    MailChimp, Feedblitz, VerticalResponse are all the best one.
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  • Profile picture of the author harryvent
    I try Mailchimp and Apptivo. Both are pretty good to me. In online plenty of tools available, before choose the email marketing tool try to collect more information about the tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stocks Unlocked
    Honestly I would say go with Aweber and bear the cost. MailChimp, when using the free features, is actually not that useful due to no automation available.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shahjalalfv
    getresponse and mailchimp offer trial version.

    first you can use the trial version.

    then select which is good for you..

    I think getresponse is better then mailchimp.
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  • Profile picture of the author marvinoliver
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    For Beginners; here are some of the good email marketing tools to play with:
    mailchimp.com - send email campaigns
    mail-tester.com - test email template and fix any spam related issue
    emailx.discoveryvip.com - free online email extractor
    bulkemailchecker.com - clean email list
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  • Profile picture of the author Firecart
    Try us Firecart, we offer end to end marketing automation solution for every shapes and sizes of company.
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  • Profile picture of the author AkashBorah
    Scope, for Go behind-the-scenes of an inspiring email
    Premiere, for Convert HTML design to email-ready inline CSS
    Beaker, for Convert HTML email to plain text
    Email Spam Test, for Test your email against a spam filter
    Mailchimp, for Get suggestions for your subject line
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  • Profile picture of the author Dylan Barns
    I'd recommend you to try Aweber and MailChimp, I think they are the best ones
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  • Profile picture of the author Abubakkar
    Hi, from my long term experience I want to recommend you interspire email marketer server. You can build this server to send out huge amount of emails per day. I built this server to create email campaign.
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  • Profile picture of the author onehalf
    MailChimp is easy to set up and easy to use. If you are a start up business looking to get started with email marketing with the least amount of fuss, MailChimp should be part of your toolbox. It also offer free plan for very small businesses.
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    This is probably my individual favorite. You think your copywriting is clear and conversational? Wrong! Despite what Lupe Fiasco says, we need to dumb it down. We talk about our own products everyday, so we understand the terminology more than the average user or customer ever will.

    MailChimp
    MailChimp also provides paid plans as an ESP, but its free service contains some pretty helpful features too. One of the more popular tools available from MailChimp is the Subject Line Researcher.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Cho
    I've tried - Aweber, GetResponse, MailChimp and Sendlane.

    I'd recommend GR - the interface is friendly and nice.

    Aweber - I think solid deliverability rates and currently one of the best if not the most widely used ESP.

    Mailchimp - it's great and beginner friendly but if you're looking to do affiliate marketing or anything similar they won't like it and ask you to leave.

    Sendlane - prices are about the same as Aweber and GR but they have some automation features. Not sure about their deliverability rate though.

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author bluemotion
    Originally Posted by schaschwin View Post

    Hey there guys!

    I have read a lot of reviews of email marketing tools such as icontact, aweber, getresponse, and mailchimp.

    Yet, I can not decide which one of them are the best for beginners. Does it even matter if you are a beginner or not for choosing an appropriate email marketing tool?

    Until now, I heard very good feedback on getresponse, but I want to know from you guys:

    Which email marketing tool is best for a BEGINNER?
    Aweber, Get Response and others can be expensive for a beginner. You need to build an email list and start getting some money in before investing in those.


    Try Listwiredotcom. It is a completely free autoresponder with all the facilities of the paid ones.


    Once you have built a reasonable list, you can then transfer the subscribers to Aweber or one of the other autoresponders of your choice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cosmin MaStErOnE
    I did a research about all email marketing tools (including pricing, A/B testing, APIs and usability) and I've ended up buying ActiveCampaign.
    I personally recommend it to anyone and if you need any help in planning your Abandoned Cart Campaigns, Improve ROI or Design Email Templates let me know.
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  • Profile picture of the author silveroaks
    If we factor in all the various aspect then all of them have their pros and cons. However after extensive reading on the topic i have found that aweber can safely be recommended owing to its effectiveness. But if you have a low budget then you may have to look for some free services.
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  • Profile picture of the author John963
    It does not really matter if you are a beginner or not when choosing an appropriate email marketing tool because regardless of if your a beginner or not you'll need to spend some time to get familiar with the UI anyway.


    Even if you chose one with full marketing automation you could just use is as a simple autoresponder but at least you'd have the option of using the full marking functionalities in the future if you wanted.
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  • Profile picture of the author helisell
    Originally Posted by schaschwin View Post

    Hey there guys!

    I have read a lot of reviews of email marketing tools such as icontact, aweber, getresponse, and mailchimp.

    Yet, I can not decide which one of them are the best for beginners. Does it even matter if you are a beginner or not for choosing an appropriate email marketing tool?

    Until now, I heard very good feedback on getresponse, but I want to know from you guys:

    Which email marketing tool is best for a BEGINNER?
    Stop dithering or you'll get nowhere.

    When I started, the autoresponder I was going to use was NOT at the top of my list of 'must do's'.

    It is after all [you said yourself] just a tool.

    What are you going to do, apart from which autoresponder you do it with, to get yourself started. What niche, what traffic method, how to deliver it, how to market it, what content to use in your emails, how you are going to engage, what products to offer.....oh AND IF YOU MANAGE TO DO ALL THAT...you can decide which autoresponder to use.

    I've used aweber for 12 years...many others here have used it too.....so why not take my and their advice and get on?
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  • Profile picture of the author John963
    It does not matter which autoresponder you choose because regardless of if you a beginner or not you'll still need to use it in order to get familiar with it.
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