Simple Question -- I Hope?

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I want to build a list on a site I just launched by offering a free report.

It is a Word Press site hosted by me and I am looking for the simplest solution to collect the email addresses and then automatically email the free report to those who signed up.

Paid or free, I am looking for the best and easiest to install and use.

Your advice is sought and appreciated.

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Warrior X
    What you're describing is an autoresponder

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    Hope that helps,
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  • Profile picture of the author IMPromocoder
    Aweber and GetResponse are the leading two right now, offer the first month for free (Aweber for $1).
    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author lastreporter
    Thanks Warriors, I appreciate your help. I am checking them out right now!
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Originally Posted by adsassist View Post

    AWeber works very well for me.
    Aweber is good in my view but affiliate links are not allowed here in the forum. Please read the RULES here:

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  • Profile picture of the author clintmyers
    Mailchimp is free up to 2000 list members.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisMoon
    Mailchimp is good there's also Sticky Worm for a self hosted solution (not an affiliate but been using for 6 months).
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Lastreporter,

      Something to think about as you decide what to do:

      There are threads here on the forum that talk about the downsides to free autoresponders. You can easily do a search and find them. Two of the biggest problems are:

      1. They usually "pimp" your emails with one or more of their own ads, and

      2. Often times "deliverability" is not good. Reputable, subscription-based autoresponders like aWeber, Constantcontact, and GetResponse will typically increase the number of your emails that actually arrive in your subscriber's inbox.

      In addition, these types of services are usually preferable because they give you a lot more options, are easy to use, and can be ramped up if your business really takes off. You usually can't import single-optin subscribers from other services, so it pays to go with a reputable service from the very beginning.

      Good luck to you,

      Steve
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      • Profile picture of the author lastreporter
        Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

        Lastreporter,

        Something to think about as you decide what to do:

        There are threads here on the forum that talk about the downsides to free autoresponders. You can easily do a search and find them. Two of the biggest problems are:

        1. They usually "pimp" your emails with one or more of their own ads, and

        2. Often times "deliverability" is not good. Reputable, subscription-based autoresponders like aWeber, Constantcontact, and GetResponse will typically increase the number of your emails that actually arrive in your subscriber's inbox.

        In addition, these types of services are usually preferable because they give you a lot more options, are easy to use, and can be ramped up if your business really takes off. You usually can't import single-optin subscribers from other services, so it pays to go with a reputable service from the very beginning.

        Good luck to you,

        Steve
        Thanks, Steve. I am going to sign up with AWeber. All of your points are well taken.
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by clintmyers View Post

      Mailchimp is free up to 2000 list members.
      Originally Posted by ttenner View Post

      And nothing prevents you of creating multiple accounts (apart from the hassle to maintain more then one account)
      Originally Posted by ChrisMoon View Post

      Mailchimp is good there's also Sticky Worm for a self hosted solution (not an affiliate but been using for 6 months).
      Mailchimp does not allow IM/Make Money Online/Biz ops type of customers. Useless building a list with them if that's what you're going to promote.
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  • Profile picture of the author minimalseo
    I use Aweber and love it! I would recommend you do the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author eladwin1
    I use gvo (hostthenprofits) It's the number one.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    I've been using aweber for 3 years and i have never had a problem
    using them
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Tyme
    I have tried both getresponse and aweber.

    Personally I got better delivery rates (inbox rates) with Aweber.

    Something to keep in mind though, is as your list grows in size so does the price.

    Pricing Structure:

    up to 500 -> $19 month

    501-2,500 -> $29 month

    2,501-5,000 -> $49 month

    5,001-10,000 -> $69 month

    10,001-25,000 -> $149 month

    25,001+ -> Contact them

    HTH,
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      LastReporter,

      Congrats, aWeber is a good choice. It's what I use and I have never experienced a problem.

      There's a little bit of a learning curve to figuring out all you can do with their service, but it's not hard. Take advantage of their tutorials - they're good and will help alot.

      They do have a yearly option which cuts down the price to around $15/month if you don't do tons of mailing.

      The best to you in your list building . . .

      Steve
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      • Profile picture of the author lastreporter
        Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

        LastReporter,

        Congrats, aWeber is a good choice. It's what I use and I have never experienced a problem.

        There's a little bit of a learning curve to figuring out all you can do with their service, but it's not hard. Take advantage of their tutorials - they're good and will help alot.

        They do have a yearly option which cuts down the price to around $15/month if you don't do tons of mailing.

        The best to you in your list building . . .

        Steve
        I've been working with it all day. Got it set up on my site. Love it! It is a great bargain for the money.

        Thanks again.
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        • Profile picture of the author nobluff
          Aweber also get my vote. I really like the free squeeze page templates from Aweber, which I am sure that the other providers also have this option.

          On the comment that its a sliding scale for price, I can`t wait till I need to contact them for pricing for 25,001+.
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          • Profile picture of the author lastreporter
            Originally Posted by nobluff View Post

            Aweber also get my vote. I really like the free squeeze page templates from Aweber, which I am sure that the other providers also have this option.

            On the comment that its a sliding scale for price, I can`t wait till I need to contact them for pricing for 25,001+.
            I agree. Me too!
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          • Profile picture of the author Justin Tyme
            Originally Posted by nobluff View Post

            Aweber also get my vote. I really like the free squeeze page templates from Aweber, which I am sure that the other providers also have this option.

            On the comment that its a sliding scale for price, I can`t wait till I need to contact them for pricing for 25,001+.
            Yeah, it's a great feeling and totally worth it.

            If you can't afford the plan for 25,001+ when you reach that point then you really need to re-think your marketing strategy and business in general.

            Good luck to you in hitting that number, I hope you accomplish that and much more in 2013.
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  • Profile picture of the author vivrichards
    Originally Posted by lastreporter View Post

    I want to build a list on a site I just launched by offering a free report.

    It is a Word Press site hosted by me and I am looking for the simplest solution to collect the email addresses and then automatically email the free report to those who signed up.

    Paid or free, I am looking for the best and easiest to install and use.

    Your advice is sought and appreciated.

    Thanks!
    If your sites using Wordpress you could install WordPress › WP Opt-in « WordPress Plugins it's free - there are lots of free plugins available on wordpress.org check it out.
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    • Profile picture of the author lastreporter
      Originally Posted by vivrichards View Post

      If your sites using Wordpress you could install WordPress › WP Opt-in « WordPress Plugins it's free - there are lots of free plugins available on wordpress.org check it out.
      Thanks. I looked at the free, but I am looking toward growth. Aweber is better suited for my long term needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author TaylorLu
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    I believe MailChimp would be cheaper for a beginner, but aWeber delivers better results. ?The unfortunate thing is that with whatever service you'll start you have to continue otherwise you're going to lose most of the lists.
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  • Profile picture of the author jlcs
    Originally Posted by lastreporter View Post

    I want to build a list on a site I just launched by offering a free report.

    It is a Word Press site hosted by me and I am looking for the simplest solution to collect the email addresses and then automatically email the free report to those who signed up.

    Paid or free, I am looking for the best and easiest to install and use.

    Your advice is sought and appreciated.

    Thanks!
    I am currently using GetResponse and it has their own plugin for wordpress to collect email.
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