Fast forward to last Friday, I stretched my budget and hired a solo ad provider and got roughly 43 optins and only 2 of them opened the first message. The followup messages are all unopened.
Aweber tells me I need to get people to "whitelist" my email address. Well how the heck do I do that if they aren't even seeing the first message....
So I decided to network on Twitter to get some "authentic" leads/optins. It takes me estimated 2 hours to chat people up and convince them to DM me so I can get their email address so I can manually add them to my followup series.
After going through all these steps, hand holding people, they are still telling me they don't see my messages. I tell them look in their junk/spam folder.....and then I don't hear from them after this.
I don't know if its too many steps for them, or the mention of spam/junk makes me seem less credible, or they literally don't know how to check the junk folder
Should I ditch aWeber or should I just keep trying? Its frustrating to say the least.....