List Building - Which Autoresponder Should I Use? (Going For Aweber)

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Hi there,

I am trying to set up an email marketing campaign / list building campaign. I know many people in the forum is using Aweber as their autoresponder/email marketing service.

However, I have noticed some people like Jack Duncan is using iContact. Is there anyone else using iContact and Aweber at the same time? ** Edit : How about Getresponse ?

Can anyone please let me know which one is better in terms of marketing and following up with my future prospect list?

As mentioned, I am going to send $5 to any warriors who is providing the most detailed comparison information about the 3 major autoresponder services which I have listed above. (Adam Bshero gave me the best answer, but he refuse to take the $5, so I gave it to someone else Thanks Adam)


Thanks in advance for any help provided

Aiden Chong
#email #marketing #start
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    • Profile picture of the author Calvin Tan
      I will recommend Aweber and Getresponse.

      However I am currently using getresponse and thurs I won't be switching over to aweber unless you are using twitter.

      You could try both and figure out which suits you best - the pricing, fucntions, else. You wont lose anything as it is risk-free.
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    • Profile picture of the author AidenChong
      Originally Posted by prajwalnshinde View Post

      Aweber is my choice anyday, its used and recomended by the top internet entrepreneurs around the world, so go for aweber
      Thanks prajwalnshinde,

      I knew how good is Aweber too. But I just want to look for an alternative at this moment. Anyway thanks for taking your time to reply.

      Originally Posted by Calvin Tan View Post

      I will recommend Aweber and Getresponse.

      However I am currently using getresponse and thurs I won't be switching over to aweber unless you are using twitter.

      You could try both and figure out which suits you best - the pricing, fucntions, else. You wont lose anything as it is risk-free.
      Is there any reason why you were mentioning bout this -- "unless you are using twitter" ?? Can you please share some more tips with me about this? Thanks my friend..

      Aiden Chong
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      • Profile picture of the author Calvin Tan
        Originally Posted by AidenChong View Post

        Is there any reason why you were mentioning bout this -- "unless you are using twitter" ?? Can you please share some more tips with me about this? Thanks my friend..
        Twitter is able to intergrate with aweber, which mean you could build your list through twitter as well. Refer to aweber or other sources for aweber tutorials.
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        • Profile picture of the author AidenChong
          Originally Posted by Calvin Tan View Post

          Twitter is able to intergrate with aweber, which mean you could build your list through twitter as well. Refer to aweber or other sources for aweber tutorials.
          Wow, didn't even know bout that! Thanks Calvin. Anyway, I have made my decision to go with Aweber now, and I think this would be the right choice.

          Thanks for all of the suggestion given here! Any other insightful tips about iContact VS Aweber are most welcome.

          Aiden Chong
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    I think that Aweber is great but there is another company that many of us here have been using and the company is called Getresponse.com.

    They are very good and very affordable.

    Tal
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  • Profile picture of the author Rezbi
    I was with getresponse but changed over to aweber. I think aweber is the better of teh two. No idea about icontact.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikemac1
    Just a recommendation for MadMimi.com, I currently use them with a list of 23K+ and never have a problem.

    They don't have all the features that Aweber has but they do have many and they are a lot less money and you can start an account for free (up to 100 subscribers) BUT if you're creating an IM list, then never mind, it's best to go with Aweber.
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    • Profile picture of the author anthonyk
      Aweber all the way! They have really developed incredible tools.
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      • Profile picture of the author AidenChong
        Originally Posted by anthonyk View Post

        Aweber all the way! They have really developed incredible tools.
        Thanks for the suggestion

        Originally Posted by jaiganeshv View Post

        Before joinin any autoresponder, firstly have the autoresponder series emails well prepared and join the AR only when you are 100% done with your email series that are ready to BOOM.

        dont waste your membership period by creating emails LIVE, as i do these days
        Yeap, that's my plan too, my friend Already searching for some kind of coaching course geared towards to email marketing, and I will get things prepared beforehand for sure. Thanks for reminding me.

        Originally Posted by michael-mac View Post

        @AidenChong - I don't want to discourage you from purchasing a course (especially a WSO) but check out YouTube first for tutorials on using Aweber, I know there are some great vids already posted.
        Ah, thanks for your words, michael-mac.

        What I meant was, I wanted to search for an email marketing course (if it's available in the WSO section), so I can kick start everything regarding email marketing. It's not just a plain tutorial on how to use Aweber that I wanted. If the owner of the email marketing course is using Aweber, then it would be easier for me to follow him/her through Aweber too, I guess.. Isn't it? Sorry for the confusion though

        Aiden Chong
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  • Profile picture of the author AidenChong
    Thanks for all of the response given, warriors...

    I have been considering about getresponse too, but I wasn't really sure to go for it or not, since I have yet to use any autoresponder service before. Really appreciate if someone could give any other insightful tips about the few email marketing services which have been mentioned.

    Michael-mac, thanks for your kind response. You know, price was one of the point that I would think about too. But in this case, like what you've mentioned, I'm creating an IM list, so I think it would be easier to get some sort of course (maybe a wso?) on how to use Aweber or Getresponse and use them like the one who teaches us.

    So I think I might go with Aweber since they now have the $1 trial offer for the first month

    Aiden Chong
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    • Profile picture of the author mikemac1
      Originally Posted by AidenChong View Post

      Michael-mac, thanks for your kind response. You know, price was one of the point that I would think about too. But in this case, like what you've mentioned, I'm creating an IM list, so I think it would be easier to get some sort of course (maybe a wso?) on how to use Aweber or Getresponse and use them like the one who teaches us.

      So I think I might go with Aweber since they now have the $1 trial offer for the first month
      @AidenChong - I don't want to discourage you from purchasing a course (especially a WSO) but check out YouTube first for tutorials on using Aweber, I know there are some great vids already posted.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaiganeshv
    Before joinin any autoresponder, firstly have the autoresponder series emails well prepared and join the AR only when you are 100% done with your email series that are ready to BOOM.

    dont waste your membership period by creating emails LIVE, as i do these days
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  • Profile picture of the author zoobie
    @aiden I do use icontact. Their features are not as good as Aweber but I think it is much user friendly than GetResponse which I also use.

    It is faster, easy to use, easy to see your tracking results and the only thing I dislike is seem they don't have a split test function like Aweber or Getresponse has.
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    • Profile picture of the author AidenChong
      Originally Posted by zoobie View Post

      @aiden I do use icontact. Their features are not as good as Aweber but I think it is much user friendly than GetResponse which I also use.

      It is faster, easy to use, easy to see your tracking results and the only thing I dislike is seem they don't have a split test function like Aweber or Getresponse has.

      Thanks for your insightful tips given, zoobie!

      But there's one BIG differences between iContact and Aweber and that is the ability to upload an existing list.

      If you starting from scratch this is not a big issue. If you have any type of existing list and you go with Aweber everyone on that list will have to opt-in again!

      With iContact they do not have to opt in again. What's your take on this?

      Anyway, I think I will go with Aweber since they are having a $1 for 30 days trial option

      Aiden Chong
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    I'm using Aweber and it's working great for me
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    • Profile picture of the author AidenChong
      Thanks again for all the other suggestions...

      Originally Posted by webricher View Post

      Email Marketing will always make your email address become spam mail, so becareful to using this strategic.
      webricher, what would you suggest me to do in this case? Having a gmail as my email, so that I can protect my business email address? Is that the case?
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  • Profile picture of the author ADAMw3
    I've used all 3... I'm going to keep it short and simple for you, just go with Aweber.

    The interface is extremely user friendly and the price is worth it.

    Getresponse has too much clutter in my opinion, and icontact does not allow you to send unlimited emails. After 6 times your limit, they charge you per email.
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    • Profile picture of the author AidenChong
      Originally Posted by Adam Bshero View Post

      I've used all 3... I'm going to keep it short and simple for you, just go with Aweber.

      The interface is extremely user friendly and the price is worth it.

      Getresponse has too much clutter in my opinion, and icontact does not allow you to send unlimited emails. After 6 times your limit, they charge you per email.
      This is interesting!

      Thanks Adam. Can I PM you for more details?
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  • Profile picture of the author AidenChong
    Is there any email marketing course out there which is teaching us how to build a list correctly and which they are using Aweber in their course too?
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffreys
    Hi Aiden,

    Get aweber or get response. There are the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author AidenChong
    Thanks for all of the suggestions given.

    Is there any list building course out there in the WSO which is good? And do they even teach you how to build list using Aweber too?
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    • Profile picture of the author JAIDEEP2959
      Aweber is the best autoresponder.

      Aweber is more professional than Getreponse and Emailaces.

      Go for Aweber only.
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    • Profile picture of the author mikemac1
      Originally Posted by AidenChong View Post

      Thanks for all of the suggestions given.

      Is there any list building course out there in the WSO which is good? And do they even teach you how to build list using Aweber too?
      Not sure about a WSO, but you might want to check out the review section to see what people say about "13 Sneaky Little Email Marketing Tricks" from Ryan Deiss. I remember seeing one of his vids and he does use Aweber throughout the course.
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      • Profile picture of the author skatir
        Awber is the best one as I have used all getresponse.
        aweber is have also easy to work with as regards fo edite your optin box.
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        • Profile picture of the author AidenChong
          Originally Posted by skatir View Post

          Awber is the best one as I have used all getresponse.
          aweber is have also easy to work with as regards fo edite your optin box.
          Originally Posted by Shane Hale View Post

          Aweber or use NinjaResponder you can get the first month for a 1$ and it is a front end to Aweber.

          It also has a nice tutorial that Tellman Knudson's staff does that takes you step by step through the Aweber system.

          Tellman sells it to his Listbuilding club and probably gets an affiliate commission from Aweber.
          Thanks for the replies, both of you warriors.

          I am firmly going to use Aweber now, as opposed to other services, since most of those training out there are using Aweber too.

          Appreciate your input. Thanks.
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      • Profile picture of the author AidenChong
        Originally Posted by michael-mac View Post

        Not sure about a WSO, but you might want to check out the review section to see what people say about "13 Sneaky Little Email Marketing Tricks" from Ryan Deiss. I remember seeing one of his vids and he does use Aweber throughout the course.
        ARH!!! Thanks for that ! I do have that course in fact... I will dig that up and look into it now! THANK YOU SO MUCH, michael
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  • Profile picture of the author AidenChong
    Jaideep,

    Thanks for that. How about their support team? Anyone has any comment on this?
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  • Profile picture of the author Shane Hale
    Aweber or use NinjaResponder you can get the first month for a 1$ and it is a front end to Aweber.

    It also has a nice tutorial that Tellman Knudson's staff does that takes you step by step through the Aweber system.

    Tellman sells it to his Listbuilding club and probably gets an affiliate commission from Aweber.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raja Kamil
    I suggest, you try Aweber, Get Response and iContact.
    Bot aweber and getreponse have a $1 trial. I am not sure about iContact.
    Then, listen to your heart, which one is easy.

    One more thing, do you have mentor or attend any online marketing personal coaching or seminar?
    If you do so, follow what your mentor did.

    Anyway, better start now, don't put much time on thinking which autoresponder is the best and which is don't.

    Regards;
    Raja Kamil
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    • Profile picture of the author AidenChong
      Originally Posted by checkmeeveryday View Post

      I suggest, you try Aweber, Get Response and iContact.
      Bot aweber and getreponse have a $1 trial. I am not sure about iContact.
      Then, listen to your heart, which one is easy.

      One more thing, do you have mentor or attend any online marketing personal coaching or seminar?
      If you do so, follow what your mentor did.

      Anyway, better start now, don't put much time on thinking which autoresponder is the best and which is don't.

      Regards;
      Raja Kamil
      Hi Kamil,

      Thanks for your words. I will go with Aweber now, since I am in the last phase of creating my own product. So I have to dig up any information available, because once I'm in with a list of subscribers, I know it's hard to get out onto another services.

      No I did not attend any sort of seminars and in fact, I am coaching someone else on a very small scale size.

      I get what you meant by your last sentence but when I first started out, I did not take a closer look onto my web hosting service and finally I got fed up with that. So having my own due diligence online is one of the most important thing before subscribing to a service, in my humble opinion.

      Again, thanks for all of your support, warriors. I am now having a clear mind on which service I should choose.
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  • Profile picture of the author AidenChong
    If there isn't anyone else going to contribute into this thread, I would be giving the $5 to Adam Bshero. Thanks for all of those who had share their knowledge on this topic.

    Appreciate that very much
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony K
    Mail Chimp gives you the first 500 subs free. I mean, if your just starting out, its free and all
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  • Profile picture of the author DamianLeon
    Well I think you're asking how to get started with List Building, Not Just the Autoresponder part- here you go
    1) Get Up a Free Gift Page
    2) Put it up on your Hostgator or other hosting
    3) Hooked Into Aweber Autoresponder
    4) Put free gift page in "JV Giveaway Events" (free) search Google
    5) Get up to 300 Subscribers

    6) Do Ad Swaps with Other Marketers- exchanging emails regarding each other's free gift page offers, to their lists- to build* each other's free- (you'll get to 2,000-3,000 within 2-3 months)

    Further traffic methods- where to put the link back to your single free gift page:
    Blog Commenting
    Social Media
    Autoresponder Swaps
    Integration Marketing
    Press Releases
    Forum Marketing

    To track what traffic sources are "working" and which ones aren't - so you can spend your time on the highest leveraged activities- just use Hypertracker (Google it) - You can simply have the one single free gift page, and in Hypertracker you create simple "tracking links" (that all forward to your single URL) which allow you to see how many clicks, actions (eg: Opt ins) etc- nice hey

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    • Profile picture of the author AidenChong
      Originally Posted by DamianLeon View Post

      Well I think you're asking how to get started with List Building, Not Just the Autoresponder part- here you go
      1) Get Up a Free Gift Page
      2) Put it up on your Hostgator or other hosting
      3) Hooked Into Aweber Autoresponder
      4) Put free gift page in "JV Giveaway Events" (free) search Google
      5) Get up to 300 Subscribers

      6) Do Ad Swaps with Other Marketers- exchanging emails regarding each other's free gift page offers, to their lists- to build* each other's free- (you'll get to 2,000-3,000 within 2-3 months)

      Further traffic methods- where to put the link back to your single free gift page:
      Blog Commenting
      Social Media
      Autoresponder Swaps
      Integration Marketing
      Press Releases
      Forum Marketing

      To track what traffic sources are "working" and which ones aren't - so you can spend your time on the highest leveraged activities- just use Hypertracker (Google it) - You can simply have the one single free gift page, and in Hypertracker you create simple "tracking links" (that all forward to your single URL) which allow you to see how many clicks, actions (eg: Opt ins) etc- nice hey

      Damian
      Well actually I am more to the autoresponder thingy

      However, thanks for your additional information given, Damian, appreciate that very much.

      P/S : Since you're also mentioning about using Aweber in your reply post, so I guess that's the best thing to go with....
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    I don't need the $5 so I'll just vote for aweber and accept the fact that I'm not going to win.
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  • Profile picture of the author Didi
    You might want to try Aweber. It's user friendly and pretty easy to use.

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  • Profile picture of the author Shaun Lee
    Aiden...

    Do you still remember me?

    Anyway, I use AWeber, and I recommend you do so too. The interface is easy and it's reliable.

    -Shaun
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  • Profile picture of the author AidenChong
    Originally Posted by Shaun Lee View Post

    Aiden...

    Do you still remember me?

    Anyway, I use AWeber, and I recommend you do so too. The interface is easy and it's reliable.

    -Shaun
    Shaun!

    Of Course I do ! I didn't know you are already building lists!

    Hey yea, I will use Aweber too, after going through the details which I've gathered.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing all of the information in this threads, warriors
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