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Postby johndilbeck » Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:49 am

A few years ago, I signed up for Stone Evan's PIPS and was busily building my subscribers for his home business tips newsletter.

However, the longer I promoted it, the more it bothered me that I hadn't written the messages I was sending out. After awhile, I pulled the plug, and I just haven't taken the time to start over and do it my way.

It's something I know I should do, but I feel like I've been spinning my wheels for some time now. It doesn't help that I got very off-track last year and tried too many things with the result that I wasn't doing any of them well.

I guess I just need to pull out some paper and decide what is most important and start building from there.

Once I decide what I want or need to do, I don't have much trouble getting it done, it's just the initial "what should I be doing" phase that makes me want to procrastinate.

Hopefully, now that I'm refocusing on what I should be doing better, I'll get off the starting blocks and move forward, again.

All the best,

JD
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Postby Lynn Terry » Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:39 am

Actually, thats exactly what Instant Niche Emails does. It doesnt write the emails for you, but it helps you to produce some high quality emails to load up into your autoresponder - and/or gives you creative ideas for keeping your list happy & responsive. It's a really great system - I got a lot out of it. I think Lisa has a free report on that site - if she still does, it's worth reading.
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Postby johndilbeck » Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:17 pm

Thanks, Lynn,

I signed up to get the report and I'll give it a good, focused read.

All the best,

JD
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Postby wynn » Sun May 06, 2007 1:22 am

Hi Lynn,

Found this thread through google.

This thread began way back in Dec 2005! Not sure if you will get to read this...

I'm deciding between using Aweber or setting my own (AutoResponder Plus or List Mail Pro). You article pretty much helped me decide toward aweber. Thanks to you.

But there are still a couple of areas which I would like to find out before signing with Aweber. As you have used Aweber for quite some time, would greatly appreciate if you could throw some light on these:

1) I use both Clickbank and 2CO on my website for selling of ebooks. May I know how do you integrate Clickbank/2CO to Aweber? I've asked Aweber and they told me there's no way to do this. They said that after people bought the ebook, at the thankyou page, we have to ask the customer to manually key in their name and email again for submission to Aweber in order to be included in the mailing list database. I know where Aweber is coming from. But from the customer point of view, it is not too good to ask them to enter the same information twice. How do you go about resolving this?

2) Once someone buys an ebook, I would like to start some follow-ups (e.g. asking for feedback, cross-sell, up-sell, etc.) If one cannot integrate Clickbank/2CO to Aweber, how could I start the follow-ups? Send them another email and ask for double opt-in with Aweber? I'm really confused.

3) Suppose someone sign up with a 7-day e-course. At the end of third day, he decided to buy one of the e-book. Is it possible to automatically stop this e-course, and transfer him to another campaign?

Would greatly appreciate your input and advice, please.

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Postby Lynn Terry » Sun May 06, 2007 7:59 pm

Hello Wynn & Welcome to the forum :)

Yes, Aweber has something called Automation Rules which will subscribe and unsubscribe leads when certain actions are taken (ie: unsubscribe a new customer from a prospect list).

As for the integration - I understand what you are asking. They have been posting some tutorials lately on how to integrate Aweber with PayPal and other payment processors - here is one for example for 1shoppingcart:

http://www.aweber.com/blog/articles-tip ... ration.htm

You may get some ideas for that, or you may find more by searching their blog from that link. But what most sellers do is offer the opt-in form on the confirmation page after the sale. To increase conversion rate, most of them say "register your purchase to receive lifetime updates". By entering their first name and email address, they 'register' and you can then send them any updates on your product.

You can also give them an unadvertised bonus on that confirmation page, and they can fill out the form to receive it. Just some ideas ;)
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Postby wynn » Tue May 08, 2007 3:00 am

Thanks, Lynn! I have a much clearer picture now!

I'm still a bit wavering between Aweber and GetRespose. Two years ago, Aweber is the clear leader. Now it seems they are about the same. I do see some people mention that GetRespose has moved ahead of Aweber.

I can see from your forum and website that you're an avid Aweber user.

Not sure if you could highlight just one or two areas which you think Aweber does better than GetRespose.

Thanks and Regards,
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p.s. does Aweber has a forum? I know it has a very informative blog. But could't seem to find any forum. GetRespose has one. But the participation is low. I learn a lot from forums such as yours where people share their valuable experiences.
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Postby Lynn Terry » Tue May 08, 2007 3:37 am

You're most welcome :)

I'm not really familiar enough with GetResponse to do a thorough comparison. Some of the things I love best about Aweber may be offered by GR as well - but as I said, I am not sure.

For me, the experience has been a very good one. The customer service has been wonderful - though, fortunately I havent had cause to use it outside of the getting started phase.

From their affiliate program to their Feed Broadcaster service, and everything in between, they go out of their way to offer the best and to stay on the cutting edge. This has been one of very few services that runs flawlessly for me, and is a HUGE asset to my online business.
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Postby wynn » Tue May 08, 2007 10:26 am

Hi Lynn,

Thanks a lot for your patience. It has been very helpful of you!

Will try out Aweber with your test drive link and see how it goes...

Thanks and Regards,
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Postby Sandra » Thu May 24, 2007 12:57 am

Wynn,

I love aweber and it's the easiest system to use combined with the best features.

I used the Paypal integration for ebook sales for about a year and it works okay. The only issue is that it requires double opt-in. So your customers will have to double opt-in in order to stay on your customers list.

If you make the ebook download only from the email that causes a problem, so you will need to display the download link on the thank you page. (which can be encrypted). Because some people don't double opt you can loose the ability to follow up with customers.

I eventually went to 1shoppingcart to cut down on customer service issues and get additional features.

otherwise I highly recommend aweber!
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