by Mhmoud
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i need a free autoresponder ??
#autorespoder #free
  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    With autoresponders "free" is NOT the way to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

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  • Profile picture of the author joseph7384
    Originally Posted by Mhmoud View Post

    i need a free autoresponder ??

    What about some free hosting and some free unlimited traffic. Better yet, how about free coaching, no scratch that, what if I just deposit a boatload of cash into your bank account so that way you can turn off your computer and sit back collect cash.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tim3
      Originally Posted by joseph7384 View Post

      What about some free hosting and some free unlimited traffic. Better yet, how about free coaching, no scratch that, what if I just deposit a boatload of cash into your bank account so that way you can turn off your computer and sit back collect cash.

      OP, please wouldn't go amiss...

      Let me Bing that for you
      free autoresponder - Bing

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  • Profile picture of the author Anne Laidlaw
    Can try this but for wprdpress Download the FREE Autoresponder Plugin for Wordpress.

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  • Profile picture of the author PuraVidaProfits
    ResponseMagic has a great free auto-responder that features unlimited broadcasting,you can import your existing contacts and you can create unlimited lists. It's really a good service and the delivery rates are on par with paid services. You are limited to how many contacts you can have with the free account but if you are new to IM this is a perfect place to start.
    I hope this helps!


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  • Free Autoresponders are a great way to start IM! Although there are ALOT of AR's out there, I would only recommend MailChimp!

    MailChimp is free for 2000 subscribers and 12000 E-Mails. After that, you need to pay monthly subscription

    Sig in the making ...

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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    if you need a free one, you probably not ready.

    Invest in a paid AR, the hassles you will save will be well worth it in the end.

    You have to spend money to make money yes!??

    anyway, to help you out a FREE one would be LIST WIRE, recommended a few times here on the forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaneman
    Sometimes free autoresponders may place their own ads at the end of your emails and they may have certain limitations. In the future if you decide to go with a paid autoresponder - Aweber is one that many use and has been around for years.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
    Originally Posted by Mhmoud View Post

    i need a free autoresponder ??
    Please excuse the contradictory tone, but this almost certainly isn't so.

    Nobody really "needs" a free autoresponder: people just think they do!

    It's easy to imagine that there'll be some long-term benefit to starting that way, and that in some meaningful sense it'll be better than not having one at all. It isn't usually so.

    Aweber charges $1 for the first month and $19 per month thereafter. If you're not covering $20 in two months, the reality is that you don't have a business at all, and that's not something that using a free autoresponder is somehow magically going to correct.

    In my opinion, using a free autoresponder is one of the very most ill-advised and misguided things one can do, in internet marketing.

    Few people are more keen on list-building than I am, but I think for most people it's better to start without an autoresponder, temporarily, than it is to use a free one. And (unlike the situation with regard to free hosting), with autoresponders it IS specifically the fact they're free that causes the potential disasters/risks, in my view.

    The question you have to ask yourself is whether it can possibly be wise to entrust the safe-keeping and security of your business's greatest, most important and least replaceable asset (your list) to a company whose business model is that of being a free autoresponder. I think that it's generally right at the start of their internet marketing careers, when people understandably have the least judgement about such situations, and the least awareness of the facts and realities involved, that such mistakes tend to be made.

    I suspect that people imagine something along the lines of "Well, I can always start with a free autoresponder until I've made some money, and then make the switch to a better one". Usually, one can't easily do that. Moving established lists from one autoresponder company to another is typically hugely difficult, and very commonly results in all one's subscribers needing - at best - to opt in all over again. Many Warriors have commented here that they've lost between two-thirds and three-quarters of their lists, this way!

    Some people just shrug and say "Well, you can always back it up regularly, can't you?". Easily said. What are you going to do with it, after you've "backed it up"? How are you going to import it elsewhere? Who's going to allow you to import it elsewhere, and under what conditions? (People don't always think about these problems. But the experience of Warriors who have actually had to try to do this seems to me to point to its being something of a nightmare and a disaster).

    Some free autoresponders even monetize their own business partly by sending affiliate-spam to their own clients' subscribers or partly by sending their client's new subscribers (right after they've opted in) to an affiliate promotion of their own!

    In the case of Mailchimp, obviously enough, the situation's very clear to anyone willing to make the effort to read their Terms of Service. In the case of other "free autoresponders" (of which there are several), it's usually very much less clear, unfortunately. Typically, those recommending one, in my opinion, are only recent list-builders themselves and may not yet be aware of some of the longer-term pitfalls.

    Some of these companies even attach to every email their customers send out to their lists a clickable link advertising their own free service!

    It's literally the autoresponder equivalent of having a little website advising people about <whatever> sitting at Yola, with a big clickable link at the bottom of the page advertising "Get your free website here with Yola".

    How professional does that look?!

    Some of these companies also don't yet have a very well established business model. Who really knows if they're still going to be there 3 years later? But if they're not, that can be an absolute disaster to your business!

    If necessary, I'd make a sale or two without having a list, and then start with Aweber when one has $1 to spare.

    The set-up costs even for internet marketing businesses which do everything professionally, right from the start, are absolutely minuscule ...

    My perspective only - there are others who disagree, of course.

    One or two of the people who disagree are owners of free autoresponder businesses.

    And some others who disagree, I think, are pretty inexperienced and have maybe not yet encountered any problems - in contrast to others here whose warning-posts can readily be found with the search function, by those willing to look.

    Here are some threads/posts which will convince you not to try "Mailchimp", I hope and trust, if you take the time to read them.

    Mailchimp not to be used for internet marketing?
    Mailchimp blocked my account
    Best free autoresponder
    If You're Wondering Whether to Use Mailchimp, This is For You
    Stay away from MailChimp - Read my story
    MailChimp Improved? Versus Aweber, Imnica, Get Response
    FREE alternatives to aweber

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