Free email marketing tool?

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Hi
Recently signup a course that promise to teach us do affiliate marketing and we are being rushed to sign up those services that the "teacher" is affiliated with. Months passed and i am still clueless what to do. Understand that business need investment thus i thought i just sign up with the services he reconmanded but no income at all and money every month deduct in USD. Can someone reconmand me a "free" send email program like aweber? Tried to explore mailchimp but i duno how.. tried following youtube and created a form and the form doesnt seem to accept my entry as a subscriber and keep me waiting in order to confirm the subscription.. hope you know what im trying to say..

Im trying to use mailchimp to wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    One of the best investments you can make in your online business is a reliable autoresponder with good deliverability. I would go with Aweber and spend $19 a month. Mail Chimp is free but they do have restrictions from what I hear.
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    • Profile picture of the author Max Winner
      I don't think you understood the OP's question, please re-read and try again
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Listen to Tyronne, OP.

    Bare essentials that you need:

    1. Shared hosting.
    2. Domain.
    3. Squeeze Page, or
    4. Blog with integrated newsletter.
    5. aWeber (newsletter).

    That's it.

    You can get cracking for under $20, and it'll cost around that much each month.

    Once you have that setup (including content), learn 1 free traffic method. Once you've mastered it, learn another.

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    • Profile picture of the author IMNewbie2017
      hmm seems like the gurus here all does not agree with me ditching aweber..

      Anyone tried the kingmailer? I saw someone posting anyone used it before? is it "safe"? It seems like its a new startup..
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      • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
        I'd be careful about unknown email responders Only because, if we are all IMers with years - and decades in some cases - of experience, and knowledge, and wisdom, and we have not heard of Kingmailer, but we all advise aweber, or Mail Chimp, ya probably wanna listen to decade's worth of experience
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    • Profile picture of the author Max Winner
      You also didn't read the OP's question, please re-read and try again
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Mail Chimp is free to 2000 subscribers. Learn that sucka! It is your free, dependable, email platform.

    I'm building my list nicely through the platform, just sharing value and also selling my wares. Works A-OK for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

    Mail Chimp is free to 2000 subscribers. Learn that sucka! It is your free, dependable, email platform.

    I'm building my list nicely through the platform, just sharing value and also selling my wares. Works A-OK for me.
    Not only that, Mailchimp recently announced that many of the features that used to require a paid subscription will now be available with the free subscription.

    https://blog.mailchimp.com/tag/announcements/
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    • Profile picture of the author IMNewbie2017
      i tried sending email(im my subscriber) and only 1 subscriber im on a $10/mth plan... i tot is free?

      and is there live chat on mailchip? i cant seem to find one..
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Frank Donovan posted the comment below in a thread yesterday.

    Before you do, you should know that MailChimp prohibits affiliate marketing under its Acceptable Use Policy.

    https://mailchimp.com/legal/acceptable_use/
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    • Profile picture of the author boblyle
      Kay hit the nail on the head about using Mailchimp. Your best bets are still Aweber or Get Response
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    • Profile picture of the author omeeishrak
      Wow! And I was just thinking of doing it! Thanks a lot for the heads up!
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  • Profile picture of the author eliseekins
    I agree with John & Ryan above. There is absolutely no reason to spend money if you don't need to.

    MailChimp's free service is great. I would stick with it. Ask for support, watch some more videos, and read some tutorials.

    I used MailChimp when I first started. Yes, it does have a bit of a learning curve, but it's not so bad. And it does the job.

    I know some people who make like $200k a month and still use MailChimp.

    After I got my first 1k email subs I moved over to ActiveCampaign. You can get started there for like $10 a month. And I love it.
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    • Profile picture of the author IMNewbie2017
      since it doesnt alow affiliate marketing, can i still use?
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      • Profile picture of the author eliseekins
        I'm not sure what you mean.

        But both MailChimp & ActiveCampaign should be fine to use for affiliate marketing.
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        • Profile picture of the author Max Winner
          Wrong....know you stuff before you comment, mailchimp don't allow affiliate marketing per sé
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        • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
          Originally Posted by eliseekins View Post

          I'm not sure what you mean.

          But both MailChimp & ActiveCampaign should be fine to use for affiliate marketing.
          Sorry but you are so wrong and no wonder the newbies get confused
          you can not use MailChimp for affiliate marketing at all

          Please before you post make sure you know the facts so no one get the wrong information
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        • Profile picture of the author eliseekins
          Thanks guys. realized after I commented that MailChimp's policy doesn't allow affiliate marketing.

          I just had forgotten.

          Now I realize that's actually the reason why I switched over when I decided to start monetizing my list.

          My bad.
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          • Profile picture of the author celente
            Originally Posted by eliseekins View Post

            Thanks guys. realized after I commented that MailChimp's policy doesn't allow affiliate marketing.

            I just had forgotten.

            Now I realize that's actually the reason why I switched over when I decided to start monetizing my list.

            My bad.
            Thanks for bringing that up. Its quite important I have seen a few others [affiliate marketers] have issues with mail chimp recently. Quite interesting.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by IMNewbie2017 View Post

        since it doesnt alow affiliate marketing, can i still use?
        If you intend to intentionally violate their TOS, you can use it until you get caught. At which point, you will lose your account and whatever list you have built.

        If you plan to send affiliate offers, perhaps you need a different alternative.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    That is how free training works.

    The provider is going to recommend services that are affiliate offers. So they make something from the training that they provide

    Which is not to say that the training is not valuable because of such. It's just that the provider needs to makes some form of ROI off the cost of generating members.

    Not to sound like an ass, but if you can't afford to spend $15-$20 per month on a quality autoresponder service, you probably aren't going to be successful. As it takes money to make money and if that small amount of money is a problem, you probably need to reevaluate your marketing strategy.
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    • Profile picture of the author IMNewbie2017
      Are u referring to the training i went for that try to sell us his ads for 1.5k? I paid for his course.. is 2.3K... tats why i refused to pay another 1.5k. My friend actually tried to stop me from signing up but i did not listen. now regret..
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      • Profile picture of the author Max Winner
        You just need direction, read everything you can about growth hacking, everything you need can be done for free.... Sales of any kind is connecting with people and offering your stuff...what platforms you use to do it can often be irrelevant
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        • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
          Originally Posted by Max Winner View Post

          You just need direction, read everything you can about growth hacking, everything you need can be done for free.... Sales of any kind is connecting with people and offering your stuff...what platforms you use to do it can often be irrelevant
          Max dont hijack the thread
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  • Profile picture of the author Nurnabi Sharker
    Business need investment. I'm agree with you. But one should try free method at first. I recommend you for free mail campaign through 'mailchimp'.
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  • Profile picture of the author carlamae
    If you have affiliate accounts set up then you need only to focus on driving traffic at this point. There are many free ways to do this. I personally have great success with content marketing, but like I said, there are many ways to accomplish this. You can learn loads about driving traffic here on the WF! All the best to you!
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    • Profile picture of the author IMNewbie2017
      thank u. Now i need to cut down on fixed expenses if not i will go into debt soon without income.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Learn how to get traffic first. You don't need an autoresponder until you can get people to your pages. Once you start getting traffic, use a paid email responder that gives you the first month free. Actually, get someone to give you their GetResponse refer a friend link and you'll both get a $30 credit, which will give your first 2 months almost free.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff LaDouceur
      Yeah I would go with what Kurt says on the GetResponse. I know for a fact MailChimp doesn't like affiliate marketing and you might get away with it for a bit but they will eventually block you. Might as well go with someone more reliable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amplus solutions
    Mail chimp is the Free email marketing tool

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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    if broke, use mail chimp.

    If you have some money AWEBER, its also FREE the first month. Monthly payment after.

    Also, I am liking "TRAFFIC wave", try that one. It use to be free, but i think they changed it. [some big smart marketers like trafficwave]

    Hope this helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author IMNewbie2017
      I already over that free month period. If only he is honest enough to tell us not to rush into siging up thru his affilate links that if we do not have enough capital to start, DONT START.

      He Just forcus in telling us it is VERY CHEAP to get a web hosting, domain name etc, and a less then 15min work done daily but he did not tell us how much more thing we need to do and spend on in order to get it work. He did not mention it involved thousands, the costs he mention are all a few hundreds at most. And i am not aware hostgator will deduct ONE YR despite i chose ONE month. and he also tell us to PAY for max plan for aweber instead of using the trial.
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  • Profile picture of the author sunndyr88
    I didnt knew anything about wordpress or any email autoresponder when I started. Neither did i purchase any paid service as i didnt have enough money. I learned Mailchimp to use in my wordpress blog coz its free upto 2000subs. It took me days to work it out perfectly, but I had to learn it. Yes its tough when you are just getting started. But trust me its gonna save u alot of money.
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    • Profile picture of the author IMNewbie2017
      thank u for the advise and encouragement . Think most likely i will close my aweber account
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  • Profile picture of the author buyproxy
    You can try Benchmark Emails which allow you to send 10000 mail per month.
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  • Profile picture of the author Max Winner
    Vertical response also have a free autoresponder plan...... mail chimp are known for having a fantastic inbox rate, but are really strict and can bring the ban hammer if you step out of line......running your email through an email scorer first is a good idea, mail-tester or any other free online tool can help, just get your score as high as possible.....its always worth sending a story email using strong open loops with no selling or affiliated links, then redirect to an article which expands on the story, and ends with an affiliate link....using Colin theriots viking/velocoraptor techniques will help you craft these to perfection....Google and YouTube this...........also extract your list on a regular basis, so if things do turn out bad and you get a ban (which they won't if you go by this method) you always have your list stored on your PC
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  • Profile picture of the author sachin5120
    Guys if you want free autoresponder i d recommend you try MAIL RELAY SEND UP TO 75.000 EMAILS FOR 15.000 SUBSCRIBERS FOR FREE
    but there is only one condition you have your own business domain mailbox
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    • Profile picture of the author Max Winner
      Thanks sachin, gonna check it out
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  • Profile picture of the author Aniketpatil
    Litmus, Campaign Monitor, Mailchimp, 99 Designs and Zurb are the free emailing sites. My recommendation is always go through Mailchimp if you are new to emailing services, they render best services and have genuine mail lists provided by them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Max Winner
      Great post....I'll be checking these out, perfect for split testing headlines and funnels....thanks for your awesome input and recommendations friend
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Several mentions of Mailchimp in this thread. No doubt there are those who are using or have used their service without a problem. However, in the Mailchimp Acceptable Use Policy, it's clear that affiliate marketing is one of the activities expressly prohibited. https://mailchimp.com/legal/acceptable_use/

    If you search this forum, you'll find plenty of stories of established marketers losing their Mailchimp accounts (and lists) without warning or compensation. Maybe the company's become more relaxed about this recently - or maybe those who use Mailchimp for affiliate marketing without an issue have just been lucky so far. You'll have to decide for yourself. Personally, if I were building a business selling Clickbank or other affiliate products, I'd be sure to choose an email management service that didn't prohibit that activity in their terms of use.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    What a total mess this thread is!

    Mailchimp has restrictions - this was explained YESTERDAY with the link to check out the official list of what is not allowed.

    I don't think you understood the OP's question, please re-read and try again
    Not sure why you posted that several times - the OP asked for something that may not exist. He was given alternatives and explanations. Apparently he signed up for MailChimp anyway...so not sure what the point was in asking.


    And i am not aware hostgator will deduct ONE YR despite i chose ONE month.
    HG does not do that. Sounds like you were choosing special pricing or not buying directly from HG. You seem to have signed up for a program you couldn't afford and didn't understand.

    How could you pay thousands for a 'course' and not have $20 for an autoresponder? You may need to cut your losses and start over.
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    IMNewbie2017, I don't know how far you've got yourself into this mess, but if you're still paying every month for a course that's clearly wrong for you, you need to stop that subscription NOW. From what you say, the creator of the course is trying to get you to sign up for services via his affiliate links that you're patently not yet ready for - nor even fully understand.

    In fact, if it's still possible I'd suggest you try to recover some or all of what you've already paid (if you're still within the refund period). Then take a step back and decide what you really need to learn - don't be in such a rush. There are plenty of experienced marketers here who can point you in the right direction without you needing to spend any more money.
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  • Profile picture of the author sparrow
    most hosting have a autoresponder built into their hosting control panel in addition to a form builder

    check it out, it depends on your hosting company and what they offer for a cpanel

    I used this for years
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Guys,

    Reading the thread about affiliate marketing and Mail Chimp; I was unaware that they disallow affiliate stuff. I guess that is true

    I do virtually no affiliate stuff. I sell my eBooks, audio books, courses and offer various freelancing and consulting services. If like many Warriors you go heavy on affiliate offers definitely do your due diligence on Chimpie and their stance on affiliate offers. Or, what constitutes affiliate offers.

    In any case, I know the OP wants free but really, as you become more successful you will have to pay for Mail Chimp too when you hit that threshold. Keep that in mind.
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    • Profile picture of the author IMNewbie2017
      Hmmm i keep seeing OP is that referring to me ?
      Ya im aware need to pay after exceed a certain amt of subscriber but now i have zero... except myself. Just wan to know how to get then i start pay...
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  • Profile picture of the author unifiedac
    MailChimp just extended their automation services to their free plan. Now you can deliver automated and scheduled campaigns for up to 2,000 users for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony J Namata
    Hey, I discovered MailRelay recently and they're pretty good and FREE. Gosh, I wouldn't pay for autoresponder. I did that in the 90s. It's so yesterday... in my book!
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  • Profile picture of the author depotgang
    Honestly go with the name brand services and focus on email marketing. It always work and it a lot less challenging then more people realize.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    i keep seeing OP is that referring to me
    Yes - it means "original post" or "original poster" - in other words, the person who started the thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author depotgang
    Marketing 101..teach everyone how to do what you do not know how to do yourself....

    LOL

    Some people have been doing this for decades...But it never fails me to be amused by someone that has never made a few million online come out with an Affiliate Marketing class or a secret formula for XYZ..

    Look into someones pedigree... If they say build a list and get rich...well I just said it for free.

    Guess what this is not easy, there are no magic bullets or 3 clicks free 5 minute miracles. You want to make money....learn it and then earn it

    Good luck... (Mailchimp and Wordpress is a long slow death spiral)
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  • Profile picture of the author godsonechezona
    Sendlane is great for internet marketers.

    Madmimi is cheap and free but has fewer tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    A self-hosted script is a possibility if you have hosting. Self hosted scripts will create some issues such as deliverability, but you could use one until you're sure you're getting enough traction to justify paying for a third-party service.
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    Sendlane is my best email marketing tool
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