Can I use Aweber part-time?

by JoMo
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I need to setup an email campaign, and from what I have gathered Aweber is the way to go. $19 a month doesn't seem like a bad price, but I won't be needing it year round, at least not yet.

Does it make sense (or is it even possible) to sign up for Aweber, use it for a month or 2 then cancel it and then pick it back up later on when I need it again?
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  • Profile picture of the author eholmlund
    No that does not make sense. Your business plan should involve long term list building, and maintaining a relationship with your list year round.

    And while you can export your list from aweber, if you quit and then want to import it, those subscribers will need to opt-in again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Keith Choy
    Originally Posted by JoMo View Post

    I need to setup an email campaign, and from what I have gathered Aweber is the way to go. $19 a month doesn't seem like a bad price, but I won't be needing it year round, at least not yet.

    Does it make sense (or is it even possible) to sign up for Aweber, use it for a month or 2 then cancel it and then pick it back up later on when I need it again?
    Hi JoMo,

    Personally I would not recommend it for the following reasons:
    • each time you signup, you need to build up your list from scratch again.
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    • if you have downloaded your old list and want to reach them again, you are going to need them to double-optin again when you rejoin Aweber (ie. after you upload them into Aweber). I don't think you want to subject your members to this extra "work" each time when you re-activate your Aweber account, right? There is a high chance that most of your members will be "lost" in this process.
    Your list is your asset online. Hence, this is the one which you may want to spend more on. I have members who had been on my list for years and I'm still getting sales from some of them.

    Having said the above, ultimately the final decision is up to you.

    - Keith Choy
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    • Profile picture of the author JoMo
      So when I sign up for Aweber and import my existing list, does Aweber make all of those on the list double opt-in before I can do my mailing?

      Sorry for all the uber-noob questions. I am just getting started and, I am trying to wrap my head around all this stuff.

      And thanks for the help.
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      • Profile picture of the author eholmlund
        Originally Posted by JoMo View Post

        So when I sign up for Aweber and import my existing list, does Aweber make all of those on the list double opt-in before I can do my mailing?
        yes they do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Keith Choy
    Yes. As what "eholmlund" says above, Aweber needs your imported list to opt-in again.

    - Keith Choy
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