Why I Use GetResponse not Aweber to Build Email List
To be honest, I don’t know why people use Aweber.
I think most of the people are blindly following the “Gurus” without analyzing various products available in the market.
A Brief Intro- Why Email List
(You can skip this section if you know the importance of building email list for your blog.)
OK… let me explain how I have been using using email marketing software.
Case 1: To promote my services
If you’ve been following this blog regularly you might have found that I provide FREE Blogger to WordPress Migration Services here. To promote the service I’ve been spending a few bucks for different advertising campaigns including AdWords and banner ads using BuySellAds.
After few weeks I found that no one is contacting me. I’ve A/B tested with different squeeze pages and changed the content of the services page. But still problem persists. Later I found that people could not hire immediately once they landed here at my page and need some more time before they can afford to hire me for the service.
So instead of contact form I used email subscription form.
By just testing this strategy I’ve found people started to enroll into my email list since day one. I just found that so far I’ve wasted my time and money by using a normal contact form instead of email subscription form. People are lazy and are reluctant to submit big contact forms. Email subscription make their job easy and it helped me too to build a relationship with my future clients and convince them to hire me for the service.
Case 2: To build email list as like any other blogger :)
You can see email subscription form on this blog where if you subscribed you could download my ebook titled How to Buy Sell Websites.
It is said often money is in the list. Anyhow, I don’t want to mess you up with long reasons to start email list. In simple words by email subscription strategy I can build relationship with my readers and if I promote any service or product in future the people who are in the list are more likely to buy my product than who are not in the list.
The lesson learned
1. People see hundreds of sites a day. They forget you once they leave your site. So get their email and build relationship. You can see that they’ll become your most loyal readers.
2. People are reluctant to submit details using contact form. So if you are promoting any service try using email subscription form instead of contact form. This will definitely increase your conversion rate (My experience!!)
4 Reasons Why People Use Aweber (and Why I don’t)
Reason #1. Most of the ProBloggers Promote Aweber
Everyone wants to make money and comparing to any other email newsletter software Aweber gives more money to their affiliates.
So how much affiliates earns? Here is the math.
(Affiliate earns monthly recurring payment.)
Obviously, Aweber gives its affiliates more money so more people recommend it.
So here you may have a question? If Aweber gives more money to affiliate then why I don’t recommend it… Answer is simple. I LOVE YOU THAN MONEY (LOL!)
Reason #2: People blindly follow “GURUs”
I don’t mean YOU if you are an Aweber user! But most of the people (again, not you!) blindly follows the internet marketing Gurus.
I can’t see a single reason to use Aweber as an email marketing software. And here is why…
|Software||Sign up fee||Pricing*(upto 500 subscribers)||Pricing(501-1000 subscribers)||Pricing(1001-2500 subscribers)||Pricing(2501-5000 subscribers)||Pricing(5001-10,000 subscribers)|
(*All pricing is listed in per month rate.)
Note that GetResponse is NOT the cheapest email marketing software. In fact, it provides MORE FEATURES than Aweber!!
I know MailChimp provides free email marketing upto 2000 subscribers but it don’t provide autoresponders in the free version. So I don’t recommend it. Another fact is as the number of subscribers increases, MailChimp becomes more costlier.
However, if you don’t need autoresponder, then mailchimp is a good option. You can sign up to MailChimp here for FREE.
Reason #3: Custom squeeze page- The awesome feature Aweber don’t provide
Squeeze page increases the conversion rate. I’ve tested various squeeze page so far. GetResponse make it easier for an email marketer to create custom squeeze page as he wish! Custom squeeze page is not provided by Aweber.
See more features here.
Reason #4: GetResponse is the simplest and the beautiful
The design is awesome and simple. That is the another factor I love about this site.
At last see why an Aweber Email Marketer Switched to GetResponse…
Now you decide
So if you are an email marketer who still use Aweber, just tell me your thoughts about your marketing strategies and the software you use.
If you are not yet started email marketing let me know why you are reluctant to start and let me know if I could help you. Also consider signing up to GetResponse for FREE. No credit card or billing information is needed.