Aweber Alternatives – Looking For a Cheap But Effective Autoresponder?
You Don’t Have to spend hundreds of dollars Per Month To Get a Good autoresponder
Yes I realize that aweber, mailchimp and other popular email autoresponders have all the bells and whistles and all the fancy smancy extras people are impressed by when dealing with autoresponders. However, the truth is, you really don’t need all that extra stuff unless you are already doing well in your business and can afford to blow extra money.
I can tell you from personal experience of being an x aweber member that their prices are outrageous. They start out giving you some incredible discount like 1 cent for the first month, but once your list starts to build, you will be paying $200 a month in no time.
When you are first starting out as an entrepreneur online, it is imperative that you keep your overhead down. Every little thing adds up quickly. Not only do you have to pay for your autoresponders, you also have to pay for your domain names, your web hosting, your trust seals, your online registration or contact forms, your advertising, your email sending software and the list goes on.. So the wise thing to do is try and keep all these costs down while building your business. Hey if you’re making $10,000 a month then go ahead and spend the extra $200+ a month on an autoresponder. But even then, I personally would not ever go back to aweber when I could use TrafficWave for 1/10th of the cost.
Trafficwave has all the important tools that you need including uploading leads, sending out mass emails, creating unlimited campaigns, creating a newsletter, adding personalizations in your email, using tracking and more… Trafficwave even includes your own tracking links which is one of my favorite things about them and it comes with it 100% free.
Most services charge upwards of $27 per month for this tool alone that trafficwave automatically includes free with your monthly subscription. The tool can be used to track how many hits a specific campaign or link is getting. It’s an excellent tool to use when you are advertising. It will let you know that your advertising is working and how well it is doing.
Trafficwave offers a one month free trial offer and when they say free they mean FREE. You do not need any type of credit card information. You just sign up and begin using their system fully. Then if you don’t like it you’ve lost nothing. You can go back on your search for autoresponders.
Why Not Use Free Autoresponders?
Believe it or not, there are actually some free autoresponders out there that are truly 100% no cost and a few years ago a friend of mine was stoked to find this out. She actually told me she found a free autoresponder on the web and she used it for about 6 months until she found out why they were free. The catch was, what they were doing is taking her leads and advertising to them with their own products. So EVERYTIME someone signed up for her newsletter, the first thing they would see is that companies own ads. This is very confusing to a customer and they often think whatever the offer is, that it is coming from you and will want to buy it. This caused her quite a few losses in sales and that’s when she realized just why it was free. So, if I were you I would avoid “Free” autoresponders at all costs. It’s worth paying for, but you don’t have to go broke just to get a good autoresponder service.
DO CHEAPER AUTORESPONDERS BOUNCE?
This is a common statement made by many entrepreneurs or “affiliates” about using alternatives to aweber or mailchimp. They say that using a less expensive autoresponder will result in a lot of bounced emails. This is absolutely not true. I have used both Aweber and Trafficwave and as a matter of fact it was at the same time, because I wanted to do a comparison and what I found was there was no remarkable difference in the amount of sign ups with trafficwave as there was with Aweber. This may be true with some other cheaper autoresponders out there, but trafficwave is a quality service that I would recommend to anyone. Whether you are an affiliate marketer or a business owner or even just own an informational website, this is an excellent tool to have that is affordable. Hey, if you’re dead set on something a little more impressive that has more of the “Bells and Whistles” you want then just use trafficwave in the meantime until you have made enough money to where you can afford an extra $150 to $200+ per month.
It only took me 6 months to hit the $200 mark with aweber and the cost keeps rising as your email list does. I actually switched over from Aweber to Trafficwave a few times in the past because my list was growing so fast that my bill was growing as well to the point where I could no longer afford it. At the time I was just like most people thinking aweber was going to get me better results in sign ups, so I really wanted to use them. It’s kind of like the difference from buying a Toyota vs a porsche. The Toyota is great and reliable and gets you where you need to go but who doesn’t want to drive a porsche. You just have to do what your pocket will allow.
bottom line is – you’ll get to the same place with a Toyota.