AWeber is one of the renowned email marketing platforms on the market. Thousands of people buy it every single day.
For some beginners, it may seem a little difficult to know its settings. Here’s a tutorial that’ll explain a few of the basic steps to get started with Aweber. Once you get the hack of it, it’s going to very simple.
AWeber Tutorial – Set your First Email List
Once you have created your account on AWeber, you get a link to change your password on your email. After you change the password to a better and stronger one, you are free to start setting up your email list.
If, due to an issue, you aren’t provided with the link, you can contact the AWeber, and they will do the needful. Now, setting your mail list is pretty simple, with just a few basic steps.
In the beginning, certain details need to be filled in for your email list. Enter your company name and the website address. It’s completely fine if you do not have a website. You can click on “No, I don’t have a website.”
Next, fill in your company address. It is a must as this address will be displayed at the end of all the sent emails. And lastly, end the “from name” and “reply to this address.”
The “from name” is the name that’ll be visible to your subscribers when they receive your mail, and the email address is where all the responses get stored. Then add in the name of the list and a few lines that describe that list.
Lastly, you can either switch on/off your “Confirm Opt-In” option. It is for your new subscribers to confirm their email addresses. AWeber will send them an email asking them to confirm their subscription.
When you are shifting your users in bulk to AWeber, you can keep this option off. You also have thousands of languages to choose from for better communication. All you have to do is, click on the language you want the email to be in, select a subject line and click send.
By this, your first email list is ready! There is no limit as to the number of email lists you want to create. You can even create segments within those lists.
AWeber Tutorials – How to Import Subscribers?
If you are shifting from another provider to AWeber or if you want to import all of your existing contacts to AWeber, you can do so by either creating a web form, using any of the app integration available, or by simply importing all your subscribers.
From the ‘subscribers dropdown,’ click on Add Subscribers. Then select “import more than 10subscribers”. Now choose the list that you wish to import. After that, you have two ways to go ahead.
You can import a file, or you could copy-paste the entire list. While uploading, you can use a CSV, TXT, Excel, or a TSV file. The upload limit is up to 20,000 rows and a five MB file size.
Once you have done the needful, AWeber tries to match the subscriber data with appropriate fields, such as “name of the subscriber” directed to the Name field. You also have the feature to build custom fields.
It helps in importing the unique and different data you might have tied with the subscribers. All you have to do is click on Create New, and it gets done. You can also choose junk to get rid of the data you no longer need.
After clicking on Next, you will be asked a few questions to let AWeber know where your subscribers have come from. It helps AWeber in giving its best to the customers by matching them to the appropriate fields.
If you have any doubts about importing, you can contact AWeber’s import specialists anytime, either through live chat, email, or phone. Now, there’s a chance that you might have created a follow-up series.
If you wish to invite them to those series, you can click on “Yes, send my first follow-up message to these subscribers once the import’s approved.” If you don’t want that, you can click on “No.”
If the subscribers have already opted in your list, you can select “No, do not ask my subscribers to opt-in again,” but if you want them opt-in again, you can select “Yes.” Through this, they will receive a confirmation text. Only if they click on the confirmation will they be accepted.
Lastly, you have the tagging option. It helps in segmentation and also triggering campaigns. For instance, if the imported subscribers are the ones you met at a seminar, you can tag the list as the “Seminar list.” It will automatically send them follow-ups from that seminar if there are any.
Once you click on Finish Import, AWeber will get started with the process of importing your subscribers.
Creating and Sending an Email
After you are done setting up your list and even importing your subscribers, it’s time for you to create beautiful and attractive emails to send to your subscribers. Navigate to “Create a message” and select “Drag and Drop Email Builder.”
You also have other ways to create a message, but the drag and drop feature is highly recommended. It is easy and saves a lot of time. Once you open it, you will see the default template, a plain left-aligned text template.
To view better and different template options, click on Templates in the Message Properties column to the right. You will see a wide variety of beautiful templates.
If you wish to see each template with its full content, you need to disable the “Keep my message content” option on the top right corner. Once you have selected the template you like, you can edit it with ease.
You are also provided with a handle to move the elements on your template. By clicking on personalize option, you can easily add in your subscriber’s info on your email.
After having done the needful, you are directed to the next page, where you get to select the ones you wish to send the email to. You can send a test email, schedule a broadcast or add the email to a follow-up series.
You can also use the automation setting to set some triggers that automatically send your emails to the subscribers once the conditions are met. You can also check our article on AWeber email templates.
I hope these basic guidelines help you use AWeber more effectively and fluently. Good Luck!