Aweber Free Version is now available. No Credit card needed.
GOOD NEWS FOR BEGINNERS AND THOSE OF US ON A TIGHT BUDGET
Aweber Free Version does have limitations of course. You get 500 subscribers and you can send 3000 emails per month but that is all you need to get started.
Aweber, for those that don’t know, is a very popular auto-responder service for capturing email addresses and saving them into different email lists depending on the method you used and then you can send out promotional emails to that entire list.
That’s the method most marketers online use to make money.
The problem is these all have a monthly fee. I’m in New Zealand so the exchange rate from American dollars makes it quite expensive to keep these services if you aren’t making money from them.
Years ago iContact had a free version then they closed access to new accounts but I kept mine so I still have the free version. It’s really handy when you are starting over again from the beginning.
Yep, I’ve quit this business a few times then came back to it with no assets. So I highly recommend getting a free account even if you just sit on it and do nothing with it.
The world economy is bound to crash and you may not be able to afford your auto-responder one day.
Something else new – coming soon
It’s July 2020 as I write this. Next month in August 2020 a new software is being released that has better deliver-ability and open rates than big-name auto-responders like those mentioned above.
If you join my new Aweber Free Version list below now.
I’ll let you know when it’s available. As far as I know, it’s a low-cost, one-off fee software that you can use on all of your websites.
No restrictions and better open rates than big name responders.
That’s one of the drawbacks with 3rd party auto-responders. They control you. How often you send emails, how many people you can have on your list before the next price point.
Another bad thing is if spammers use the same 3rd party auto-responder as you. Your emails can end up in the spam box because of spammers and amateurs bringing down the score rating of your 3rd party service.
This new software you can run it through your own websites SMTP server or use a 3rd party SMTP server. This gives you a better score and better open rates.
I remember when I was going through Anik Singal’s Inbox Blue print course. We had all of us newbies sending junky practice emails through their Sendlane auto-responder.
Okay so that opt-in box above took a few goes to get right.
- Sign up for an Aweber Free Version account
- make a sign-up form
- add the Aweber plugin to your WordPress site
- follow the authorize instructions
- paste the short code into your blog post
and then you just need to send traffic to your site.