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Hi Guys,

Which one is better ?
Aweber or MailChimp?

I am new to email marketing, could you please help me out, which one should I choose between Aweber or MailChimp?

Thank you!:p

Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author ProScribe
    I use aweber as do many other internet marketers, I haven't seen anyone using mail chimp and I think there might be rules about how you can market through mail chimp (though it may only apply to their free service) but I'm not a 100% sure, so you would need to check.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by mike592 View Post

    Aweber or MailChimp?
    Aweber. (Or GetResponse, also highly professional, reliable and recommended).

    No comparison at all.

    What you need to know about Mailchimp is in this post from yesterday (and the other links inside it): http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post6639718
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  • Profile picture of the author brentb
    Don't use MailChimp for affiliate offers, it is not allowed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    As a marketer who sends out affiliate links to my readers, I wouldn't touch MailChimp with a ten foot pole. Aweber isn't bad, although I switched to GetResponse myself. They have been very enjoyable to work with.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanmilligan
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    Aweber or GetResponse are the go-to guys in the IM world.

    I, myself am team Aweber - their customer service has always been fantastic.
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    • Profile picture of the author sweethomeliving
      Originally Posted by ryanmilligan View Post

      Aweber or GetResponse are the go-to guys in the IM world.

      I, myself am team Aweber - their customer service has always been fantastic.
      I've used Aweber and now use GetResponse. I have no problems with Aweber but I'm checking out the differences in open rates.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leanne King
    I use Get Response.

    Be careful to read the terms of Mail Chimp carefully they do not like certain niches. It'd be a shame to build up a list then have MC terminate your account
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  • Profile picture of the author mmoreal
    I used Mailchimp for a couple of years ago.It is free for 2k subscribers but it does not allowed you to send mass emails which include affiliate link (I got blocked 3 times).It just useful for beginner to test and learn about email marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author HostWind
    Simple answer - Aweber. Mailchimp is not affiliate friendly, though their free plan is attractive.
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    Mailchimp don`t like many niche like forex ect I use arpreach
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  • Profile picture of the author dndoseller
    Mailchimp is free and very user friendly - but they do not allow affiliate marketing.

    Aweber is great too, but pricey.

    I use Mailchimp for my band and I love it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gama Seva
    I like them both (Aweber & MailChimp) but deliver-ability wise I'm with Aweber. If you are a developer then you'll find out the uniqueness of MailChimp.

    Also, If they don't like affiliate links then send your traffic to your site first.

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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Gama Seva View Post

      Also, If they don't like affiliate links then send your traffic to your site first.
      That doesn't help, Gama.

      It isn't just that they don't want affiliate links in Mailchimp emails.

      They don't want to have customers who do any affiliate marketing, using their service for it or not. They say this openly. http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post3762385
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  • Profile picture of the author hakeemad
    Originally Posted by mike592 View Post

    Hi Guys,

    Which one is better ?
    Aweber or MailChimp?

    I am new to email marketing, could you please help me out, which one should I choose between Aweber or MailChimp?

    Thank you!:p

    Daniel
    Depends on personal preference. I started with Mailchimp because it was free, however Aweber is about 100x better when talking about usability. If I had my time over again I would only use Aweber
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  • Profile picture of the author hebsgaard
    It's interesting (in the annoying way) that Mailchimp doesn't allow affiliate links in emails. I didn't realize that! Suppose sometimes reading terms IS worth the effort. This just makes me even more happy about choosing Aweber.

    I love the Aweber interface and their customer service is pretty good as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    It is a manner of preference. I been with both of them. Aweber is great but need more templates (pretty limited) as far as MailChimp, for a start up that looking for free service is good.

    I find it much easier to work with Aweber, track my progress with email camping.

    I would sign up for both of them (Aweber charge $1 for first month). If you don't like it you can always change back to mailchimp
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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    We go for Aweber.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richarddn
    Originally Posted by mike592 View Post

    Hi Guys,

    Which one is better ?
    Aweber or MailChimp?

    I am new to email marketing, could you please help me out, which one should I choose between Aweber or MailChimp?

    Thank you!:p

    Daniel
    Hi Mike,

    I see most top marketers using Aweber.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
    I have tried several, and I got the best customer service from Aweber. To me, being able to pick up the phone or do online chat and get help is worth the price.

    Plus, I've never had any big deliverability issues with Aweber.
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  • I prefer Mailchimp you can use it for free if your subscribers are under 2,000 and your e-mail sent per month are under 12,000. But if you have higher than 2,000 subscriber mailchimp is alot cheaper than aweber. Although aweber offers a trial for 1$ for a month and if you think that it is not working for you aweber will refund you your dollar..So it's up to you which one to choose. These are just my opinion. Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    Use Aweber for ANY commercial purposes. If you were looking to build a list for a non-profit, I'm sure MailChimp would be a great way to go.

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  • Profile picture of the author onefreekiwinz
    Use Aweber.
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  • Profile picture of the author JayParker
    Aweber or GetResponse hands down. MailChimp doesn't like affiliates and that can be a problem if you are into affiliate marketing. Choosing the right email provider is crucial in the beginnings of your IM journey and I would suggest Aweber. It's been used by countless successful marketers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jillian W
    Aweber. I've never bothered with MailChimp and Aweber has been working well without any kind of problems. Although is a bit pricy, is worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leveragist
    When I first started researching autoresponders, I got the same answer about MailChimp not being affiliate marketer-friendly, so I went with Aweber.

    I was lucky to come across an AppSumo special for Aweber and have been very happy with it so far.
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    MailChimp is Free and Good for Real Estate Leads
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    • Profile picture of the author DoubleOhDave
      I found MailChimp very awkward and chose GetResponse who have been awesome with their porduct and support (live online) whenever I have needed it.. as a free option I would highly recommend them and will stick with them when my resources are enough that I can afford a monthly fee..

      (PS my point is - great customer service even when I am on a free account - I like people like that!)
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      • Profile picture of the author Walter Parrish
        Aweber

        I started off with getresponse and knew they'd be problems when I couldn't get their videos to play, they also had requirements for the browser you use, and one last thing there was something where you couldn't name your list or title or something with a name other users had used.

        The last issue I had I had with both services and that was actually creating the messages, it was a simple solution add the title first and pick a template. lol

        The only thing if I remember right I didn't like about Aweber was that you had to have popups or cookies on. Don't recall but I know I got the popup blocker off for someones site and it's probably Aweber.
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  • Profile picture of the author jficarro
    Wow. I use MailChimp and GetResponse, but I'm about to sign up with Aweber today.

    I never even knew MailChimp had a problem with IMers. Mostly I send out an excerpt from the blog they signed up to. When they get to the blog, there's ads I hope they'll click and some Amazon and CPA stuff.

    I did find a auto responder script two days ago that I can set on my server, but the advantage of using a more known service is all the API's (integrations with stuff we already use)

    I'm going to install the script anyway. I did a mail script for a client a few weeks ago for $400, so it's interesting and fun to play with anyway. But for me... I'm switching to Aweber for new subscribers.
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    aWeber. Mail chimp is free but doesn't compare.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim Franklin
    Hmm, thats odd, never heard of mail chimp having bad feelings about the IM market, been using them for a long time and never had any problems, plus they have a super cool API, but hey you never know, I will call my account rep and ask them what they have against marketing with an email list, but since I know I have been using them for years, I really find it a little disingenuous to read all this negative press from people who admit they dont use mailchimp, that just reeks of bias,

    You have to take things around here with a grain of salt, preferably thrown over your left shoulder, cause every five minutes someone will come along and say something totally different and often they have little or no direct knowledge on the subject at hand, usually they are just out trying to build up a post count, and done even bother reading the thread.
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    • Profile picture of the author mosthost
      Originally Posted by Tim Franklin View Post

      Hmm, thats odd, never heard of mail chimp having bad feelings about the IM market, been using them for a long time and never had any problems, plus they have a super cool API, but hey you never know, I will call my account rep and ask them what they have against marketing with an email list, but since I know I have been using them for years, I really find it a little disingenuous to read all this negative press from people who admit they dont use mailchimp, that just reeks of bias,

      You have to take things around here with a grain of salt, preferably thrown over your left shoulder, cause every five minutes someone will come along and say something totally different and often they have little or no direct knowledge on the subject at hand, usually they are just out trying to build up a post count, and done even bother reading the thread.
      Or you could just read their terms of service and discover it for yourself
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Tim Franklin View Post

      I really find it a little disingenuous to read all this negative press from people who admit they dont use mailchimp, that just reeks of bias
      And how about section 11 of Mailchimp's "Terms Of Use", Tim? Do you find those "disingenuous" as well? :confused:

      Prohibited Content and Industries Don't use MailChimp to send anything offensive, to promote anything illegal, or to harass anyone. You may not send:
      • Pornography or other sexually explicit Emails
      • Emails offering to sell illegal substances
      • Emails that violate the CAN-SPAM Law
      Also, there are some industries that send certain types of content that result in higher than normal bounce rates and abuse complaints, which in turn jeopardize the deliverability of our entire system. No offense intended, but because we must ensure the highest delivery rates possible for all our customers, we do not allow businesses that offer these types of services, products, or content:
      • Illegal goods or services
      • Escort and dating services
      • Pharmaceutical products
      • Work from home, Internet Lead-gen, Make money on online opportunities, etc.
      • Online trading, day trading tips, or stock market related content
      • Gambling services, products or gambling education
      • Multi-level marketing
      • Affiliate marketers
      • Credit repair, get-out-of-debt content
      • Mortgages and/or Loans
      • Nutritional Supplements, Herbal Supplements or Vitamin Supplements
      • Pornography or nudity in content
      • Adult novelty items or references in content
      • List brokers or List rental services
      • Marketing or sending commercial email without proper permission
      Generally speaking, if you're in an industry that is frequently associated with spam, you know who you are (it's probably why you're reading this far, right?). We make no judgments about your line of business, but we cannot afford to risk our deliverability. In fact, most ESPs like MailChimp will not be able to help you. You will most likely need to look into setting up your own mail servers. The term to search on is "email delivery server." There are many industrial strength MTAs to choose from with built-in delivery and reporting tools for high-volume senders.
      And how about all the posts like this one from Tina Golden and others? http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post3762385

      Are they all "disingenuous", too? :confused:

      Originally Posted by Tim Franklin View Post

      every five minutes someone will come along and say something totally different and often they have little or no direct knowledge on the subject at hand, usually they are just out trying to build up a post count, and done even bother reading the thread.
      I'll say. Occasionally you'll even get a post creeping in from someone who's been using Mailchimp for years without really being aware of their Terms Of Use, let alone their policies and procedures.
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      • Profile picture of the author jficarro
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        I'll say. Occasionally you'll even get a post creeping in from someone who's been using Mailchimp for years without really being aware of their Terms Of Use, let alone their policies and procedures.
        Yes.. that's me. I've been using it for years for certain niches and never knew about their disdain for IM. But I use it for clients and non profits, etc (free version that's not actually even an auto responder, but a simple mailer)

        It's a great company, and you can use it for a lot of applications - i.e. alerting your readers to a new blog post that is important.

        I have used it for CPA offers, but in a kind of round about way.

        I guess I'm a cheap skate, but with all the niches I'm in and clients I have, I just have been resistant to having a HUGE list (even segmented) on a service that charges so much for big lists.

        But... after a lot of thought, I'm going with Aweber tonight. I'll start it with a new project and just go on the assumption that I'll make back more than I spend (hopefully exponentially)

        I had considered the paid version of MailChimp until Alexa pointed out the TOS.... sorry, but who reads the TOS? LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author Walter Parrish
      Originally Posted by Tim Franklin View Post

      Hmm, thats odd, never heard of mail chimp having bad feelings about the IM market, been using them for a long time and never had any problems, plus they have a super cool API, but hey you never know, I will call my account rep and ask them what they have against marketing with an email list, but since I know I have been using them for years, I really find it a little disingenuous to read all this negative press from people who admit they dont use mailchimp, that just reeks of bias,

      You have to take things around here with a grain of salt, preferably thrown over your left shoulder, cause every five minutes someone will come along and say something totally different and often they have little or no direct knowledge on the subject at hand, usually they are just out trying to build up a post count, and done even bother reading the thread.
      no grain of salt needed just read the agreements right on the mailchimp site. the agreements say it all.
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      • Profile picture of the author Walter Parrish
        From Mail Chimps Terms and everyone should read the fine print of any autoresponder service, because many of them sound like they do IM but their terms say something differently.

        Terms of Use | MailChimp
        Also, there are some industries that send certain types of content that result in higher than normal bounce rates and abuse complaints, which in turn jeopardize the deliverability of our entire system. No offense intended, but because we must ensure the highest delivery rates possible for all our customers, we do not allow businesses that offer these types of services, products, or content:
        • Illegal goods or services
        • Escort and dating services
        • Pharmaceutical products
        • Work from home, Internet Lead-gen, Make money on online opportunities, etc. <<< WE ARE HERE
        • Online trading, day trading tips, or stock market related content
        • Gambling services, products or gambling education
        • Multi-level marketing <<< WE ARE HERE
        • Affiliate marketers <<< WE ARE HERE
        • Credit repair, get-out-of-debt content
        • Mortgages and/or Loans
        • Nutritional Supplements, Herbal Supplements or Vitamin Supplements
        • Pornography or nudity in content
        • Adult novelty items or references in content
        • List brokers or List rental services <<< WE ARE HERE
        • Marketing or sending commercial email without proper permission <<< WE ARE HERE
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        • Profile picture of the author Tim Franklin
          Its really more about what the OP needs not about what we think and the word We should not be used as a generalizing pathology here because we implies that everyone is of the same opinion and that is just not the case it never was.

          For many MailChimp is a good choice, and unlike all the hype about deliverable emails I do not see that issue because the people who are on my lists are people that want to be there, it really is a choice, one that everyone can make if aweber or some other entity fits in better with your needs then go for it but dont trash out the competition without comparing properly all the facts.

          What may be more interesting here is the fact that many companies are adopting some very narrow legal viewpoints, which are not by accident if large companies are developing legal strategies that are in open opposition to some of the older methods of marketing that is something that should be of profound interest to the Marketer.

          These companies do not develop these legal opinions out of thin air and they do not do this because they do not like IM or the people who do IM, they do it because it protects them legally and if they feel the need to protect themselves there is a reason for that too, it is something that everyone should think seriously about, there may come a day when the TOS of mailchimp might become more legal than anyone every wanted to even think about, those people that recognize this fact may indeed be in a position to profit from that knowledge.

          Sometimes what lies beneath the surface is deeper and more profound than you think.


          As well none of those terms apply to the vast majority of reputable marketers who market their own products, its really all about what you need, not what you think someone else needs, if the OP, is not engaged in any of those behaviors I suspect that they would be far ahead of others that do engage in such behavior, over all its a personal decision if you look at the market you will see the handwriting on the wall, that is what is really important here.
          What would be even more interesting is if the OP found a business model that would fit in with the terms of use at Mail Chimp now that would be really interesting to me because we see what happens when everyone tries to do the same thing, the result is a high rate of personal and professional failure.

          Its ok to be different, its ok to operate outside the box, its ok to do things so uniquely that others find themselves trying to emulate your hard work.
          So in the end what really matters is what the OP intends to do and that is not indicated in the original message, like I said for many mail chimp is fine for others it may not be fine, but there is room for different opinions, I simply dislike bullying behavior where people attempt to run over everyone with their mouths, (I am not talking about you)

          I like to represent the opposing opinion when people come out using emotion and a lack of fact to try to misrepresent the truth that we can have an opinion and that opinion may not be the same as what others believe but that does not mean that other opinions are not allowed and that is something that we have been seeing a lot of here recently, this idea that only one opinion is correct, that just is not accurate because in this case depending on what the OP wants to do both opinions could equally be correct, and yes we can have different opinions and still be friends.
          Originally Posted by Walter Parrish View Post

          From Mail Chimps Terms and everyone should read the fine print of any autoresponder service, because many of them sound like they do IM but their terms say something differently.

          Terms of Use | MailChimp
          Also, there are some industries that send certain types of content that result in higher than normal bounce rates and abuse complaints, which in turn jeopardize the deliverability of our entire system. No offense intended, but because we must ensure the highest delivery rates possible for all our customers, we do not allow businesses that offer these types of services, products, or content:
          • Illegal goods or services
          • Escort and dating services
          • Pharmaceutical products
          • Work from home, Internet Lead-gen, Make money on online opportunities, etc. <<< WE ARE HERE
          • Online trading, day trading tips, or stock market related content
          • Gambling services, products or gambling education
          • Multi-level marketing <<< WE ARE HERE
          • Affiliate marketers <<< WE ARE HERE
          • Credit repair, get-out-of-debt content
          • Mortgages and/or Loans
          • Nutritional Supplements, Herbal Supplements or Vitamin Supplements
          • Pornography or nudity in content
          • Adult novelty items or references in content
          • List brokers or List rental services <<< WE ARE HERE
          • Marketing or sending commercial email without proper permission <<< WE ARE HERE
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          • Profile picture of the author Walter Parrish
            well, let me suggest this. that you actually read some of the different mail services legal agreements then come back and tell me someone isn't pulling them out of thin air. the legal agreements on many of these sites are if not exactly the same, the same with minor changes. which, means one put them together and the rest PULLED THEM OUT OF THIN AIR

            even if they were say, taken out of a legal form book, no care or change was made when addressing their particular customer base or users, which is insanity to me, because on the face of it some mail services clearly market that they can handle the affiliate, im type of customer, but their agreements say otherwise.

            i will agree with you on one thing though, and that is they are covering their buts legally at the expense of providing good old fashion customer services, and I can guarantee you that they won't stay in the black or even be in business for long that way. at least not for the next ten years. heck, you see that right now, there's basically a list of mail service companies who handle certain types of customers/users and one who can handle them all.

            Walter Parrish

            btw I used to work for some of the best lawyers in the country, and one of the areas that I studied was contracts. I also have more than 20+ years of customer service, online, on phone, and face to face. so, i can basically see how it will all play out in the end.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Also OP, bear in mind Aweber isn't the only other option. Do a keyword search for "autoresponder" threads and you'll find companies you've probably never heard of before.

    I use Aweber, have been for about a decade, but you'll never see me write or say that they're the "best". "Best" is all relative on what you're looking for, your budget, etc. Some folks choose to use something like ARP and use another service to send out their e-mails.

    Just something to think about. But yeah, hands down don't use Mailchimp. There are at least 20 other services I'd recommend before them....

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  • Profile picture of the author mosthost
    Constant Contact, iContact, Get Response, to just name a few are alternatives. There are TONS of these places out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim Franklin
    Alex, are you saying you don't use mailchimp or is your post about something else, sorry but I don't get your antagonistic reply and since you were not mentioned in my post I'm curious why you feel the need to ride the white horse, just wondering you know, )

    Basically I stand by what I said earlier I have used them for years with no problems at all, I direct market and I do not work for other people unless they are my clients, so never had any problem with the monkey, (In fact I like the monkey)

    Still, it would not truly be wise to A$$ume anything as any good council will tell you never ask a question you dont know the answer to it usually tends to go south.

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    • Profile picture of the author jficarro
      Originally Posted by Tim Franklin View Post

      Alex, are you saying you don't use mailchimp or is your post about something else, sorry but I don't get your antagonistic reply and since you were not mentioned in my post I'm curious why you feel the need to ride the white horse, just wondering you know, )

      Basically I stand by what I said earlier I have used them for years with no problems at all, I direct market and I do not work for other people unless they are my clients, so never had any problem with the monkey, (In fact I like the monkey)

      Still, it would not truly be wise to A$ anything as any good council will tell you never ask a question you dont know the answer to it usually tends to go south.

      Boiling cauliflowers and deep frying pickles all day long.
      Tim: I think she's just trying to say "what you don't know could come back to bite you in the butt"

      I like Mail Chimp too. They work, they're funny, they're less expensive, and they have some good API integration.

      But, if there's a chance they could shut you down because of a violation of TOS, it's just nice to let people know.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Tim Franklin View Post

      sorry but I don't get your antagonistic reply and since you were not mentioned in my post
      Nobody was mentioned in your post, Tim. You not-too-subtly managed to accuse "people" of being "disingenuous" and of posting for the purpose of inflating their post-counts without actually naming anyone at all!

      Originally Posted by Tim Franklin View Post

      I'm curious why you feel the need to ride the white horse
      Good description; thanks - that's exactly what I feel, and I'm happy to explain it.

      You said "I really find it a little disingenuous to read all this negative press from people" and I chose to associate myself with the "people" to whom you were referring for two main reasons, both of them pretty compelling in this context, I think you'll agree? First, I've made many posts in the forum drawing to people's attention the many posts from Warriors who have used Mailchimp without being aware of the Terms Of Use and have lost their lists there as a result; secondly, I'd already done that in this very thread, not long before you made your comment about "people" offering "negative press". The "press" I've offered on this subject has been as negative as I can make it, and will probably continue to be, as long as so many Warriors are losing their lists at Mailchimp through not having read the Terms Of Use. Clearer now?

      Originally Posted by Tim Franklin View Post

      Basically I stand by what I said earlier
      I knew we could rely on you for that, Tim.

      Originally Posted by Tim Franklin View Post

      Still, it would not truly be wise to A$ anything
      Oh well ... ok then - if you insist. Shall we all not bother reading any terms of service just in case believing what they say, even when they're so constantly reinforced by many Warriors who've "realized too late", is "assuming"?

      Originally Posted by Tim Franklin View Post

      Boiling cauliflowers and deep frying pickles all day long.
      Pickles? Not so much, actually. You can make comments about my shoes too, if you want - but I'll still alert people to posts like this one, when this subject's raised: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post3762385
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  • Profile picture of the author jficarro
    One question though... and I'm sorry if I'm being lazy.

    I just got an email last night about how JV Zoo has a total integration with Get Response. I thought they were integrated with all the big names (particularly Aweber). That's my only hesitation.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I like Aweber. Very newbie friendly and you can get up and running with your own autoresponder within 10 minutes after signing up. Easy too... and cheap.
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  • Profile picture of the author Louise M
    It depends on how you market to your list via email. If you're going to email every day or more and have aff links, then apparently Mail Chimp is not for you. They don't like spammy because it directly affects their deliverability (as per the terms posted above). But if you're not constantly blasting off emails and don't include aff links, then try it. It's free up to 2k i think, that's awesome. I'm contemplating using them myself.

    Otherwise use Aweber. They are good, very helpful and they have good deliverability. Thank God, because they are a little pricey *******Just remember, you are paying for the number of people on your list. So, (I'm told) that when people unsubscribe, that's from their end. On the Aweber end, they are still on your list & you are still paying for them. Make sure to delete them and pay only for the numbers who are responsive. That said, look over your stats. You could also drop subscribers who never open your emails. Dead weight!!! But that's a personal call.

    Also note that once you get a list on one, it's a little tricky to switch them over to a different service. You need to retain some info like email and IP address - not sure what else. And they may need to optin again, and that can result in some dropping off. But maybe they were just dead weight anyway...

    Just things to keep in mind...Good luck with your choice!
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  • Profile picture of the author mfarg
    I have accounts at Aweber and GetResponse. I strongly recommend both of them, but GR is probably a little more newbie friendly. On the other hand, many tutorials and products use Aweber as the default so you will be able to follow along exactly. If you can afford it, get both. GR has a great (read "cheap") start-up price. You can start with the lowest level and build up as your lists grow. You should be able to afford the increased premiums with a larger list.
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    • Profile picture of the author Walter Parrish
      Originally Posted by mfarg View Post

      I have accounts at Aweber and GetResponse. I strongly recommend both of them, but GR is probably a little more newbie friendly. On the other hand, many tutorials and products use Aweber as the default so you will be able to follow along exactly. If you can afford it, get both. GR has a great (read "cheap") start-up price. You can start with the lowest level and build up as your lists grow. You should be able to afford the increased premiums with a larger list.
      I don't know, I had problems logging into getresponse and it kept giving me that popup box to logon. That's when I signed up with Aweber and ran into issues there too. I calmed down and decided, whichever one I can get to run first is the one I will keep. I got aweber running first.
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  • Profile picture of the author twersk
    Keep in mind that if you are ever going to take PayPal, AWeber works directly with them, and they are the only ones that do. So when your customer makes a purchase...AWeber will send an autoresponder out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Phillip
    Aweber is pricey as others have said, but that just gives me more motivation to work since I'm burning money...
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  • Profile picture of the author Stella Foong
    I would recommend Aweber or Get Response. But Aweber is my fav.
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  • Profile picture of the author rsmllc
    Simply use Awerber. It even allow you to signup for just $1 for one month.
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  • Profile picture of the author foomenow
    See I wanna do affiliate marketing & dont think mailchump is the go!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dexx
    What I dont get with Aweber is why they have not added some sort of Agency-friendly update to their system.

    Mailchimp is awesome in the fact that you can create a separate account for each of your clients, but allow yourself to easily manage all of them via one account with one-click access when logging in.

    Even if Aweber did something as simple as allow for multiple user levels to be added to an account (manager, editor, read-only) it would be miles ahead in practical use for a business.

    ~Dexx
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    • Profile picture of the author OnlineStoreHelp
      If you are doing ecommerce, MailChimp all the way. They integrate with practically every shopping cart out there. Same thing for offline businesses, retail and sales people since they have an option of adding to your list without double optin (I have a pet store that gives free treats with a email sign up. I can't use Aweber for this).

      But, for any type of affiliate marketing, Aweber, get response or others will be a better choice. I do think Aweber does have a better pop up light box then Mailchimp.

      What I do love about Mailchimp though, they just announced multiple logins which makes it hard to not to suggest it to my offline and financial services clients since assistants and compliance and me can each have unique logins.
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      • Profile picture of the author itservicebiz
        I like and use AWeber but it is one of the more expensive options. It is pretty easy to use and reliable. I find its also one of the most recommended and praised in the IM world. I find most WP plugins also integrate well with AWeber. Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author Magicpollux
    MailChimp is much more restrictive than Aweber. It is forbidden to use MailChimp to promote affiliate url. Read the details before you engage with MailChimp because you might be disappointed.
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  • Profile picture of the author basse
    I would skip them and go for gvo!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Then
    Here's another solution for you: Self-serve coupled with 3rd party SMTP mailer.
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  • Profile picture of the author justaskismall
    i use aweber and getresponse...
    both are the best for internet marketer...

    avoid MailChimp
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    • Profile picture of the author Orhan Alparslan
      I had a hard time choosing between Aweber and Getresponse because both are very good.
      So I took the trial of both autoresponders and tested everything, but then I saw that getresponse supported others languages in their autoresponder. In my case I wanted to send dutch confirm emails so I chose Getresponse eventually.

      I have to say I don't feel any regret and I enjoy using their reliable services.
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      • Profile picture of the author NetSensei
        I was in sales and marketing for over 20 years before getting involved in online marketing. But marketers are marketers and are often not detail oriented. I don`t find it at all surprising that most don`t read the finer details or TOS.

        They should, but that is like telling a man not to throw his dirty draws on the bedroom floor or trying to explain to a woman that it makes no sense that we should have to put the toilet seat down.

        My vote is Aweber
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  • Profile picture of the author SergioFelix
    AWeber or GetResponse (my first choice is AWeber though)

    PS. Do yourself a favor and avoid MailChimp, save the headaches!
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  • Profile picture of the author PaidAllDay
    I used Aweber for years but recently switched to GetResponse. So far I'm pretty happy with it and I had no problems importing my previous lists.

    The reason I always avoided MailChimp myself was because I didn't want to advertise someone else's product at the end of all of my emails. I guess I never looked beyond the free version though.

    I would suggest the $1 trial of Aweber and then sticking with that until your list is over 1,000 leads. Then you might want to consider GetResponse to be able to grow your list faster at a lower rate.
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  • Profile picture of the author dosapati
    i am using aweber and pretty happy with it especially reporting.. i recommend you go for it ..
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  • Profile picture of the author seosoldier
    is it difficult or even possible to start with get response and then switch to a Weber?
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  • Profile picture of the author Bence Ur
    Here is Mailchimp's stance on affiliate links: Does MailChimp Ban Affiliate Links? | MailChimp.com

    It turns out they don't ban all affiliate links, just some of them.
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    • Profile picture of the author ScrooG
      A coupla things:
      1) I understand that aweber squeeze pages are not responsive/ mobile friendly - or has that changed?
      2) today getresponse is completely down, and I understand aweber has been down lately too

      Anyone try the Sean Donahoe IMSC RapidMailer?
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  • Profile picture of the author @i
    for me personally mailchimp but i know a lot of people ive spoken too have suggested aweber i am possibly going to give it a try, i personally prefer campaign monitor and mailchimp for sure though
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  • Profile picture of the author lordkensal
    I use Get Response. Find it very easy to use. Although (as 28 April 2014) they have just been hit by a massive DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack that has flooded their network and their datacenter with malicious traffic. As a result, the network is currently offline. (similar attack was made on Aweber and Mailchip, Odesk and others).
    So I am suffering a loss of service right now *(but I don't blame Get Response). Just goes to show how vulnerable we are when we rely on third parties.
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  • Profile picture of the author graphic1970a
    If you are new to internet marketing better use the listwire.com which is free. In my signature you will see my squeeze page which has listwire for my lists.
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  • Profile picture of the author shakamon
    I use Aweber, but use mailchimp for small niche projects
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    Aweber myself, great for newbies.
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  • Profile picture of the author mauibill
    I use Aweber and am 100% satisfied. If there is not an answer in ttheir help section. They have an online chat service that will help you
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  • Profile picture of the author Robinsh123
    MailChimp then Aweber

    Because the newbie should have information about the email list management and that can be done over the free version of the MailChimp and then you can move to Aweber anytime when you thinks that your business is booming and needs more professionals system to manage the email list.
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  • Profile picture of the author seosoldier
    If you're doing IM, go with GetResponse or AWeber. Period. MailChimp hates affiliate marketing.
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