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How To Get Started

AWeber - Matt H
posted this on July 24, 2012 03:13 PM

There's no better time than now to get started on your first email campaign. Fortunately, its easy and you don't have to go at it alone. Take advantage of our resources.

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Basic Settings

Hover over the "List Options" tab and choose List Settings from the drop down menu.

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Under the "Basic Settings" section, type in a list name and description

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Note: When you are creating a list name there is a 15 character limit and only letters, numbers, dashes, and underscores ( - and _ ) can be used.

Continue to enter the "From" name and email address that you would like subscribers to see when they receive emails from you.

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Click the "Save Settings" button at the bottom.

Personalize Your List

Move to the "Personalize Your List" section of the "List Settings" by clicking on the "Personalize Your List" icon at the top of the page. While competing this section is not required, we definitely recommend filling out as much as you can.

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Under the "Company Branding" section enter the name of the company or program that the campaign will be associated with and enter your website URL that you would like associated with this campaign.

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Next, enter the signature that you would like to use for your messages that you send out.

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If you have a company logo that you would like associated with your campaign, you would upload it here as well.

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Note: The company logo will keep it's size when you upload it. So if your logo is too large, you may want to resize it before uploading it. We recommend using a logo width of 600px.

In the next section for "Social Media / Sharing" you can connect any Twitter or Facebook accounts you might want to integrate with at a later point.

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Click the "Save Settings" button again.

Confirmed Opt-In

Move to the "Confirmed Opt In" section of the "List Settings" by clicking on the "Confirmed Opt-In" icon at the top of the page.

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Here you will want to edit the confirmation message that your subscribers are sent after they sign up to your mailing list. Click on the tabs to the left of the message to edit the subject line, introduction, and signature areas of the confirmation message.

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Once you are done editing your confirmation click the "Save Settings" button at the bottom of the page.

For more information on customizing your confirmation message, please visit the following:

How Do I Customize the Confirmation Message?

Follow Up Messages

Next, you will want to create your welcome message (the first follow up message). Hover your mouse over the "Messages" tab and click "Follow Up Series" from the drop down options.

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On this page you will want to click on the "Create Your First Follow Up" button.

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You will then be taken to our drag & drop email builder to create your first follow up message.

For more information on creating follow up messages, please visit the following:

How Do I Create a Follow Up Message?

Sign Up Forms

Create your sign up form to collect subscribers from your website. Click on the Sign Up Forms tab in your account. On this page, click the green "Create A Sign Up Form" button.

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This will then take you to the Sign Up Form Generator where you will be able to design your form to appear how you desire.

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After you publish the sign up form to your website, sign yourself up to your list, just as your subscribers will, and test the entire process. If necessary, make any changes to your sign up form in the sign up form generator.

For a walk through of how to create a sign up form that you will place onto your site in order to collect subscribers, please take a look below:

How Do I Add a Form To My Website?

Frequently Asked Questions on Getting Started

Our Knowledge Base is filled with information on using AWeber. Here are some of the most common questions we receive from our users when they're first getting started:

Contact Our Expert Team

Set up is easy and there's plenty of online documentation, but everyone's business is different so questions may naturally come up at some point. When they do, just get in touch with our Customer Solutions team however it's convenient for you:

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8AM - 8PM ET & Saturdays, 9AM - 5PM ET and Sundays 9AM - 5PM ET
Toll Free Phone (US): 1-877-AWEBER-1
International Phone: +1 215-825-2196
Live text chat at the top of every page on our site
Submit a ticket and receive a prompt response by email

There are real, live people standing by to provide you with personalized solutions. Here's a recent snapshot of our Customer Solutions team:

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After a quick set up, you'll be ready to see business building results! Thanks for choosing AWeber.

 
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