Aweber: 3 ninja moves that will help to grow your list and keep existing subscribers happy

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Interested in knowing 3 ‘secret’ ninja moves in Aweber? Read on..

Davina’s been on to me for a little while to write about these 3 really useful features in Aweber…

For those of you who are not familiar with Aweber, it’s a complete Email marketing program that allows you to send out mass newsletters, create stylish op-tin forms, manage subscribers amongst other things.

To see what I mean, take a look on the front of our Blog, and you’ll see a box on the right hand side that says – “Leave your details to get your free graphics tutorials videos”.

Plus here you can read my candid Aweber Review that I recently wrote, if you want more information on the service.

 

There are 3 situations that crop up fairly regularly with regard to subscribers to our free videos, graphics and Newsletters and the solutions are simple!

Situation 1:

We were asked by someone who subscribes to our email list, if we can change/amend their email address on our list.

Whilst this is easy for us to do, it’s even easier and less hassle for the subscriber:

Like many things, this is much easier to show you than to talk you through it so..

 

You receive the email from us

Step 1 – Go to the bottom of the email where you will see

*Change Subscriber Options* as in the image below.

Aweber tips - step 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2 – Click on this and it will take you to: Edit your Contact Information link.

Aweber - Edit your details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3 – Select the correct list you want to amend (if you are subscribed to more than one)

Click on the Edit Contact Information

Step 4 – Change your email address, then click ‘Submit’ and now your email address will be changed for the subscription list you have chosen.

Aweber - Step 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Situation 2:

A subscriber gets sent 2 emails because they are subscribed to 2 different lists using the same email address.

We read in Aweber’s information that they filter out sending messages to duplicate email addresses. This is really good news for a subscriber.

However, for this screening to happen it must:

  • Be a Broadcast you are sending out (as opposed to a Follow up message)
  • You must use the ‘Include’ option in the list you have originally created the email in.

See the screenshot below to explain this in more detail:

To the right, under Send Options, you’ll find the Include/Exclude Lists section. Just toggle the Include box next to the list you’d like to include. This way, Aweber will filter out any duplicate emails.

Aweber - select the Include option

 

This won’t work if you send our your Broadcast to each of your lists individually.

For example, if you have 2 lists – List A and List B and you send out a message to each of those lists separately and don’t use the ‘Include’ function as stated above, then both of the emails will go through.

 

 

 

 

Situation 3:

Someone you’ve just met down the pub, wants to subscribe to your fabulous Newsletter.

What do you do?

Well, all you have to do is to write on your Business card your Auto-responder email address.

Your auto-responder email address is the address where people can send an email message in order to subscribe to your list.

So as an example – if your list name is socialmedia2 then your email address would be

socialmedia2@aweber.com

Anyone who sends an email to that address will subscribe to that list.

Easy when you know how!

PS. Just so you know – these are our Affiliate links. This means that if you click on any purchases on this post, we will get a little reward. So thank you if you do – it’s much appreciated.

Aweber call to action

 

 

 

 

Have you used the Aweber email address to invite people to subscribe to your information?

Did you  know about this feature?

Let us know in the comments below.

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Caroline Jones

I’m Caroline and I look to help small business owners create their own graphics by writing tutorials and tips on graphics editing software. I live in Wales , love Tartan and Coffee Ice Cream. You can read more about me here

  • Many thanks to Davina for her “encouragement” – I know what that sounds like 🙂 – to write about these Aweber features, Caroline. You two are a great team. Thanks a bunch for the valuable info.

    • Hi there Sheila – it’s really great to see you over here!

      • Hello there ladies – my pleasure to be here. You may not see me often but I’m always following what you say. 🙂

  • Robin Strohmaier

    Excellent information, Caroline. I am familiar with Aweber and these case scenarios and solutions are excellent examples of its customization options. MailChimp has been a very popular choice for many of our clients and does offer the ability to set up different lists for people to subscribe to.

    • Robin – I know very little about Mailchimp so thanks for answering the question about being able to to use your list name as part of an email address.

  • Deanna Heiliger

    I did not know about the email to subscribe to list feature. I do not use Aweber, I use MailChimp…do you know if they have a similar feature?

    • Hi Deanna – it’s a really useful feature. I don’t know if MailChimp has this feature, but the best thing to do would be to email their support and ask them. If you then post the answer back here it will help others who come to visit.

  • Lou Martin

    I’ve never heard of Aweber, I may need to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Lou – Aweber is an excellent tool. If you have any questions, do ask us!

      • Thanks Caroline, will do! Have a great weekend.

  • CherTexter

    I had never heard of Aweber – thank you for the fabulous information!

    • Hello Cher – Aweber is an excellent too. If you have any questions about it just ask!

  • I have a list with Aweber and I didn’t know your fabulous tip for situation 3. Awesome, I am going to use that know that I know what my Aweber email addy is!!!

    • Hi Sherie – yes, the ability for people to subscribe to your list whilst you are out and about is a great feature and not that well known.

  • Right now I am using Mailchimp for my email subscribers, but I’ve heard great things about Aweber. I think that a major thing is that Aweber allows you do do affiliate marketing.

    Thanks for the easy steps to manipulate your list, these are great features to have available, particularly when your list is big and it’s not so easy to change it.

  • Jan

    I’ve just switched to Aweber – although not imported my lists. They needed a major clean up anyway, so I used the mail function to ask people to join me if they still want to hear from me. It’s really handy and you can use it for offline promotion of your list too – what more does a local business consultant want from a mailing list provider? Well impressed!

    • Hey Jan! You’ve disrobed 😉 How nice to see you. What prompted you to switch to Aweber? Who were you with before? I’d be interested to know how your switch went.
      BTW – I understand that you know Mr Grady.. that would be him below here…

  • Hello Girls,

    Good post, I don’t yet use Aweber, I’m using another provider although I understand from others that Aweber is the way forward and it generally considered the market leader for email list management and opt in. I should take the plunge for my latest project really and get serious about it.

    Steve

    • Hey Steve – one of the things that we were told early on was that Aweber were very good and it wasn’t always easy to move a list of subscribers from one supplier to another. So, I think if you are considering using Aweber, it may be a good idea to do it sooner rather than later.
      Mind you, we can’t corroborate this view as we haven’t changed ourselves – 😉