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View Poll Results: What Autoresponder do you use?
Get Response 3 33.33%
AWeber 6 66.67%
MailChimp 0 0%
Other 0 0%
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:14 AM
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Default What Autoresponder are you using?

Please help by giving some feedback. I'm working on a new site and not sure yet which autoresponder to go with. Leaning towards MailChimp, at least until I can build up my list.

All have partner programs - I don't know there are just sooooo many choices in creating a website. please help by throwing in your 2 cents.
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by msuggitt View Post
Leaning towards MailChimp, at least until I can build up my list.
Anyone whose business is connected with affiliate marketing of any kind (i.e. it's not your own products/services that you're selling/promoting) needs to know that this is expressly prohibited by MailChimp's terms of service.

This isn't second-hand information: I've read them myself, only days ago.

The famous "Warrior Forum", where so many professional affiliate marketers and other kinds of internet marketers hang out, has several members who have lost their lists because they started using MailChimp without knowing this, but MailChimp discovered that they were doing affiliate marketing and closed their accounts, as is their right.

Choosing an autoresponder company is one of the very few things in internet marketing that you have to get right, the first time, because mistakes are very difficult to recover from.

A plan that involves starting with one autoresponder company and moving to another "when you can afford it" or "when your list-size justifies it" is a bad plan: you won't be able to move lists without them all re-opting-in anyway, and you can lose 50% or even 75% of them if you have to do that.

Sometimes "free" is the wrong price to pay. I'm just saying ...
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:18 PM
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Most of my clients who do internet marketing use Aweber
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:56 PM
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Thumbs up Thanks!


Thanks so much for posting this information. I had already signed up for it but had not started using it yet. I will check terms of use from now on, that is for sure. Horror stories for sure!

I have several things to get in place before I actually start with a service, but this is very valuable information!

Thanks again!
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:12 PM
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I use Aweber and is one of the best from what I hear. They work very closely with many Internet service providers too. This is probably one of the best investments in your business you could make and I would start with the best than have to have everyone re opt in if you decided to go with another provider and then down the road chose Aweber.

Also, Aweber has an affiliate program so you can make good commissions with them that will pay for your fee.
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Old 11-12-2010, 03:37 AM
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Default I'd like to know, too

Please update us when you choose one. Right now, I'm in the same boat as you, I think--my fingers are my "autoresponder."
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:50 AM
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I also highly recommend Aweber. I have an article comparing it to MailChimp (which I used to use) here and a bonus offer on it...

Aweber | SEOmenu2go

Aweber is excellent and one of the key features is the deliverability. Your mail ends up in someone's inbox instead of the spam pile.
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:24 AM
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Thumbs up $1 Trial

I paid $1 for a trial month of AWeber and am sure I will keep it for $19.00/month.

Still learning the ropes but seems to be very straightforward.

Looking forward to great success this year!
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:48 AM
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Another vote here for aweber. With the $1 trial, it's well worth playing with to see if it works for you.
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Just don't use benchmark. They are strict and will boot you over the tiniest little thing after taking your money!
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