Is Aweber the Best Way to Go for Email List Building or Are There Others?

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Warriors:

I'm about to take the plunge and put up an opt-in box on my review site to start building my list, but I was wondering, what is the best service to use in terms of reliability, quality, affordability and effectiveness?

Is it Aweber or is there something else that is better?

Thanks.
#aweber #building #email #list
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  • There are plenty of alternatives to AWeber, but I use AWeber for my own mailing without hesitation. Reliability and deliverability are important to me. However, if you go for any of the top 5 or so solutions, you shouldn't meet any real problems.

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    • Profile picture of the author ikelove
      Originally Posted by impact-productions View Post

      There are plenty of alternatives to AWeber, but I use AWeber for my own mailing without hesitation. Reliability and deliverability are important to me. However, if you go for any of the top 5 or so solutions, you shouldn't meet any real problems.

      Thom

      It seems like aweber it is, but if you don't mind me asking, you mentioned "top 5 or so solutions", what are the top 5?
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    • Profile picture of the author Shaun OReilly
      If you're on a limited budget and want a reliable autoresponder
      then AWeber is an excellent choice.

      They have a $1 trial too and thereafter it only costs $19 for
      your first 500 subscribers:

      https://www.aweber.com/order.htm (no affil.)

      A lot of top Internet Marketers still use AWeber and they've
      been providing reliable autoresponder services for over 10
      years now.

      For example, Paul Myers, Marlon Sanders, Ken McCarthy, etc.

      If you're just getting started, then AWeber is a great choice.

      Just decide, get on with it and begin to build your list and
      your income.

      Seriously, you can't go wrong with AWeber if you're just
      starting out. And they've got great support and training
      materials too.

      Good luck!

      Dedicated to your success,

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      • Profile picture of the author ikelove
        Originally Posted by Shaun OReilly View Post

        If you're on a limited budget and want a reliable autoresponder
        then AWeber is an excellent choice.

        They have a $1 trial too and thereafter it only costs $19 for
        your first 500 subscribers:

        https://www.aweber.com/order.htm (no affil.)

        A lot of top Internet Marketers still use AWeber and they've
        been providing reliable autoresponder services for over 10
        years now.

        For example, Paul Myers, Marlon Sanders, Ken McCarthy, etc.

        If you're just getting started, then AWeber is a great choice.

        Just decide, get on with it and begin to build your list and
        your income.

        Seriously, you can't go wrong with AWeber if you're just
        starting out. And they've got great support and training
        materials too.

        Good luck!

        Dedicated to your success,

        Shaun
        Thanks Shaun! I just made my decision. AWEBER IT IS!!
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        • Profile picture of the author Shaun OReilly
          Originally Posted by ikelove View Post

          Thanks Shaun! I just made my decision. AWEBER IT IS!!
          Great - I'm sure you'll find them to be a good provider
          with high deliverability too.

          Now that you've made this important decision, you're
          now one step closer to building your list and earning
          more consistent money online.

          Well done!

          Dedicated to your success,

          Shaun
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        • Profile picture of the author Winlin
          I agree Aweber is very reliable and the scalable pricing format doesn't change until after you have 2,500 subscribers.

          Here's to your success with building a profitable list. - Winlin
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
    I prefer getresponse because they have an iphone app that lets me add users on the fly (people ask to join my list I hand them the phone with the app launched). Also lets me see my stats.
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  • Profile picture of the author relyonhim7
    Aweber is definitely a Go-Winner.. Very cut and dry to the point.. with helps with Social Media sharing, etc. I'm definitely a happy customer.
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  • Profile picture of the author JennSpencerIM
    icontact.com all the way! they are local to us so kinda partial, but love em!!
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  • Profile picture of the author theultimate1
    What about TrafficWave.net? Are they any good?
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    • Profile picture of the author webwriter
      I've only been with AWeber for a few months and am very pleased. If I had to do it all over again, they would be my first choice undoubtedly.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dr Dan
      Originally Posted by theultimate1 View Post

      What about TrafficWave.net? Are they any good?
      Their are a few reviews here on WF and the owner is a fellow warrior. Flat rate is pretty awesome at 17.95 month but double optin required no mater what kinda sucks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Angelita
    Anyone have experience with Mail Chimp? They have a forever free option... I don't know how simple or complicated it may be to switch over to Aweber if needed in the future.


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  • Profile picture of the author Big Al
    If GetResponse gives you an option to do single opt-in ... then it's worth asking yourself if you want to try single vs. double opt-in lists.

    Always controversial ... everyones got an opinion but it will come down to your own tests.

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    • Profile picture of the author bizfox
      I use aweber. No complaints so far except i wish i could maximize it more.

      any recommendations for aweber tips and tricks?

      constant contact is a competitor
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  • Profile picture of the author benrpalmer
    I have tried most of the major programs over the years and I always end up coming back to Aweber
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    • Profile picture of the author mcmahanusa
      Profollow. It's the private label version of Aweber, and much cheaper.
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      • Profile picture of the author ikelove
        Originally Posted by mcmahanusa View Post

        Profollow. It's the private label version of Aweber, and much cheaper.

        As the OP, I decided to go with Profollow, and I must say, so far, so good. Customer service was helpful too...
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      • Profile picture of the author Dr Dan
        Originally Posted by mcmahanusa View Post

        Profollow. It's the private label version of Aweber, and much cheaper.
        Profollow.com looks like an awesome deal! Only 19.95 for 10,000 subscribers. Does it require double optin?

        Also MailChimp.com looks great too since its free for up to 500 subscribers and then only $15 for 500-1,000 subscribers. Do they require double optin?
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        • Profile picture of the author ikelove
          Jamus:

          Thanks, but I already went with Profollow and am pretty happy with it.

          Originally Posted by rockstarinlife View Post

          Profollow.com looks like an awesome deal! Only 19.95 for 10,000 subscribers. Does it require double optin?

          Also MailChimp.com looks great too since its free for up to 500 subscribers and then only $15 for 500-1,000 subscribers. Do they require double optin?
          Yup, Profollow is what I went with. If what you mean by "double optin" is having to confirm your subscription by email after you sign up, then yes, it does.

          I decided not to go with Mail Chimp because too many people recommended against it. Plus, I hear that they don't allow affiliate marketers, so, since that's too much to think about, I went with something else.
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    I think free services like listwire or other alternatives are better than paid ones like Aweber for starting your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak Media
    I use profollow.com it is much cheaper and is a PLR of aweber.
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  • Profile picture of the author pengvana
    Aweber if you're doing affiliate selling, but Mailchimp is also good if you're not. Mailchimp can be a bit confusing at first due to the layout, but once you get the hang of it it's top quality. It's also more attractive then Aweber (The links in your emails / their designs if you can't design yourself / their actual website) and gets stopped by less spam filters (Due to their no affiliate rule), so if you're not doing affiliate promotion I'd suggest them. Otherwise go with Aweber, as they're still top quality.
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  • Profile picture of the author sambakker
    I personally like Interspire much better then aweber. It's more expensive initially but it's worth it down the track...
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Aweber.com is pretty good.

    I am currently using Getresponse.com and think that it is as good or even better then Aweber.

    These 2 companies are very popular and are both very good.

    Tal
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    Aweber rocks, it does what you need it to do
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  • Profile picture of the author Okoji
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    Aweber is very good. I have used it for years and I have also used getresponse. But I recommend aweber.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randy Smith
    Yes there are others

    A quick search in here shows some good ones, and a google search would show plenty more.

    lol

    But as the OP has already chosen one it would seem this thread is redundant


    Randy
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  • Profile picture of the author azizkasam
    Hi,
    I think Aweber is best and honest at present I am using turboautoresponders.com this is a private label of aweber and still available with the old aweber price menu....
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  • Profile picture of the author Valentin Yonte
    I'm working with ComF5. Very flexible autoresponder, and also. You can add video directly in his platform, preventing your videos are removed from sites like YouTube and others, for promote products.

    ComF5: Pricing & Packages (no afil.)

    For newbie it is possible to be a little expensive, but with growing, the service is mor cheap than the rest.


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  • Profile picture of the author RuiGomes
    Good decision on using Aweber. I've build a list in another site, months of work on that and in 1 single day I logged in to that site and had nothing.

    It's better to rely on a good network rather than a cheaper one.
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    • Profile picture of the author danlew
      Yes, Aweber are the best in my experience!
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      • Profile picture of the author cscarpero
        GetResponse shut me down for having a poor quality list. Ironically most of this list was built with their very own list builder program.

        I'm on Profollow now and am impressed with it.
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        • Profile picture of the author Paleruby
          Originally Posted by cscarpero View Post

          GetResponse shut me down for having a poor quality list. Ironically most of this list was built with their very own list builder program.

          I'm on Profollow now and am impressed with it.
          Why would a company shut you down when you paying them. If your paying me I don't care about the quality of your list.

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  • Profile picture of the author ClearWater404
    I use aweber for my affiliate marketing lists.

    However, for my local consulting businesses I started using iContact, mostly because they allow single-opt-in. For local brick&mortar businesses who ask their customers for their email to follow up with them, the double opt-in is an additional hurdle that in my opinion is not always welcome. And when they use this to follow up with leads, they will lose subscribers if they had a double opt-in. I know there are pros even in this situation (security: nobody else than the owner can be added to a list as he has to confirm his subscription through an email sent to him), but until I hit such a case on that side of my business I will try the single opt-in and iContact. Also when I get on a new client and need to transfer his database of clients into an autoresponder service it is not realistic to want all their clients to receive a confirmation email...

    Also, as I have some lists for non english speaking leads and clients, I had issues with aweber handling accents correctly - they showed up as weird characters in the name or subject lines... not good if you want to look as a serious business...

    re: MailChimp
    I talked to one of their reps re: mandatory double opt-in - they said that if you create your own subscription forms or use Wufoo then you can do single-opt-in.
    Does anybody here have experience doing this, i.e. using MailChimp with custom sign-up forms? please let us know the details here
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  • Profile picture of the author Bluewater
    Aweber seem to be the only popular mailing service out there that consistently deliver their mail to my spam box. I figured if that happens to me it's happening to others too.

    I switched to GetResponse.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ivancho
    Hey Guys,

    Has anyone of you have checked ImnicaMail ? I have been with them for over an year now and they are just best in my opinion.

    The owner of Imnica is just an awesome dude who knows how to look after
    his customers.

    The delivery rate is pretty good as well. In my opinion they are best from aWeber and GetResponce.

    In the past I was with GetResponce until they shut me down for no reason... Same happend with iContact. Also the GetResponce support was taking ages until they answer to you.

    Imnica has the best delivery rate for me so far.

    Also they DO HAVE THE Best ever Support.

    Make sure you do check them out - when you find out what your current autoresponder is charging compared to Imnica you will be shocked.

    Imnica is well worth more than they currentlly charge. For that price and all the things they offer their is no better solution.

    Thanks,

    I hope this will help some of you.

    p.s I am not getting paied to say this
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    • Originally Posted by Ivancho View Post

      Hey Guys,

      Has anyone of you have checked ImnicaMail ? I have been with them for over an year now and they are just best in my opinion.

      The owner of Imnica is just an awesome dude who knows how to look after
      his customers.

      The delivery rate is pretty good as well. In my opinion they are best from aWeber and GetResponce.

      In the past I was with GetResponce until they shut me down for no reason... Same happend with iContact. Also the GetResponce support was taking ages until they answer to you.

      Imnica has the best delivery rate for me so far.

      Also they DO HAVE THE Best ever Support.

      Make sure you do check them out - when you find out what your current autoresponder is charging compared to Imnica you will be shocked.

      Imnica is well worth more than they currentlly charge. For that price and all the things they offer their is no better solution.

      Thanks,

      I hope this will help some of you.

      p.s I am not getting paied to say this
      I totally agree- ImnicaMail rocks. Give it a try.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mcrofts
    To Start With Iv'e Only Really Used Aweber So far, as that is the one people go on about all the time. But it's good to be Open & Go Opposite Direction to Everyone else.

    AutomateYourList Autoresponder & Newsletters: Unlimited Follow Up Autoresponders Increase Email Deliverability.
    Is Cheaper & it's Owned by Michael Rasmussen & it's Based upon Aweber auto-responder.
    I'd Try that out Before Aweber.

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    Iv'e Heard Matt Bacak, say he Liked iContact & it had a Better Delivery Rate.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoweb2000
    Aweber is the best. But you should get it from a reseller. I know there are some threads that go over which sites resell aweber. It is cheaper that way
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  • Profile picture of the author Abhik
    I registered with aweber last week and so far I am fully satisfied.
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