What Vendors Does AWeber Recommend?

Frequently, we get questions asking for business service recommendations. In this article, you'll find services either us or our customers have had good experiences with.

To assure you that we've made these recommendations based on the usefulness, for many we're including both affiliate and non-affiliate links.

Services We Recommend:

Web Hosting

If your business is just getting started online, it will need a website.  But there are thousands of web hosting services you could go with.

Here are two we've had positive experiences with and have heard some great things about:

1&1

1and1.png Known in some circles as the "World's #1 Web Host", 1&1 has a reputation for outstanding products and impeccable customer service.

They have packages that cater to beginners as well as advanced users, which are reasonably priced.

Expected Minimum Budget:3.99 / month

Find Out More:

referral_button.png non_affiliate_button.png

Dreamhost

dreamhost.png With 10 years of experience, DreamHost has been around as long as we have. We think this means something, and each of their accounts come with plenty of space, bandwith, and features for a new and quickly growing business.

Expected Minimum Budget: $5.95 / month

Find Out More:

Enter the AWEBERPROMO promotion code at checkout to receive free, lifetime domain registration for your website.

non_affiliate_button.png

Rackspace

rackspace.gif For the medium to large sized business, dedicated hosting has its advantages of speed and reliability, since you won't have to share as many resources with other clients.

Rackspace is a good option once you're ready.

Expected Minimum Budget: $383 / month

Find Out More:

non_affiliate_button.png

Top of Page

Blog Hosting

Thinking about starting a blog? Great idea! Once you've decided what topics you'd like to write about, you need to choose a host. Here are two popular providers that offer great features and simple interfaces:

Blogger

blogger.png Just getting started? You can have your first blog post published in less than an hour using Blogger. If you'd like to send your posts to readers by email, it can be integrated with AWeber easily.

Expected Minimum Budget: FREE

Find Out More:

non_affiliate_button.png

TypePad

typepad.png Another hosted solution, TypePad, provides more templates and control over how your blog looks and works. You can even add pages (non-posts) to your blog / website.

They also offer customer support, in case you run into any snags or have any questions.

Expected Minimum Budget: $4.95 / month

Find Out More:

non_affiliate_button.png

Top of Page

Search Engine Marketing / Pay Per Click

A website without traffic is like a store without people shopping. Having valuable content is a great start toward building traffic. Well designed advertising will give your site a boost.

Google AdWords

google_adwords.gif Millions of people search Google every day. When search results appear with something related to your industry, you can advertise your business right alongside the results and content targeted websites.

Pay as much or as little as you'd like. You can bid for popular keywords and/or find a keyword niche for your business.

Expected Minimum Budget: No minimum.

Find Out More:

non_affiliate_button.png    

Google AdSense

google_adsense.gif Google also has an ad network for where website owners can get paid to host advertisements placed by AdWords customers.

Payments are based on impression (views) or clicks.

Expected Minimum Budget: No minimum.

Find Out More:

non_affiliate_button.png    

bing.jpgBing has partnered with Yahoo! Although not currently as popular as Google for search, there are still plenty of opportunities to gain traffic through Bing and Yahoo search users.

Expected Minimum Budget: No minimum

Find Out More:

non_affiliate_button.png

Top of Page

Shopping Carts

If you plan to sell multiple products on your website, you'll want to have a shopping cart on hand that is easy to set up and easy for your visitors to use.

Yahoo! Small Business

yahoo_small_biz.gif Yahoo! is a leader in templated, small business websites with a simple set up process and everything you need to sell your products online.

Expected Minimum Budget: $39.95 / month

Find Out More:

referral_button.png non_affiliate_button.png

Volusion

volusion.gif An alternative to Yahoo! is Volusion for a complete storefront solution. Pricing is based on the number of products you sell, and each package includes several features, including a free live support application so you can answer questions for your customers.

Expected Minimum Budget: $19.95 / month

Find Out More:

non_affiliate_button.png

Top of Page

Payment Processors

If your website doesn't fit the "store" format, and needs only the ability to process payments for a few items, or if you're looking to integrate a more advanced shopping cart into your own custom site, you'll want to select from the available payment processors online.

PayPal

paypal.gif PayPal is a great way to go if you're looking to sell products directly on your website, using "Buy Now" buttons.

Integration with AWeber for post purchase follow up with your customers is quick and easy to set up.

Expected Minimum Budget: Fees based on transactions.

Find Out More:

referral_button.png non_affiliate_button.png

PowerPay

powerpay.gif As your business grows, you may want to set up and use your own merchant account and a shopping cart installed directly on your own custom website.

PowerPay comes recommended by many marketers as a reliable and valuable way to process payments, retaining more profit than with third party providers.

Expected Minimum Budget: Contact for Quote

Find Out More:

referral_button.png non_affiliate_button.png

PayPal Payflow Pro

paypal.gif If you already have a merchant account, Payflow Pro gives you the gateway you need to integrate an online shopping cart with it.

Expected Minimum Budget: $59.95 / month + $249.95 setup fee

Find Out More:

non_affiliate_button.png

Top of Page

Membership Site Software

Shopping carts are great for selling physical or digital products, but what about those of us who want to set up a subscription site to restrict or sell our content?

MemberGate

membergate-logo.gif A complete solution for building a membership based website. Includes or supports many modules such as payment processing, shopping carts, discussion groups, affiliate programs, and reporting.

Expected Minimum Budget: $3,995 for software purchase

Find Out More:

referral_button.png non_affiliate_button.png

Top of Page

Live Conference & Meeting Software

The second best option to meeting with groups of prospects, customers, and associates in person is to share your screen and your voice with them using live conferencing software.

GoToWebinar

go_to_webinar.png A reliable service we've been using for some time to run our Education Team's live seminars. Flat recurring fee includes unlimited number of sessions with up to 1,000 people attending each.

Expected Minimum Budget: $99 / month

Find Out More:

referral_button.png non_affiliate_button.png

GoToMeeting

go_to_meeting.png How many times have you talked with a colleague on the phone wishing you could just show them what you see on your screen to walk them through something? That's exactly what GoToMeeting allows you to do, sharing your screen's video and audio (by phone) with up to 8 people at once.

Expected Minimum Budget: $49 / month

Find Out More:

referral_button.png non_affiliate_button.png

Top of Page

Copywriting

When the cat has your tongue, or when you're looking to optimize the marketing copy on your site and in your email newsletters, you can turn to the professionals.

ContentLaunch

511_contentlaunchlogo.png Sells website and print copy for businesses of all sizes. Charges flat rates based on volume and type of media, and the rates are clearly listed on their website.

Expected Minimum Budget: Check website

Find Out More:

non_affiliate_button.png

Success Doctor

successdoctor.gif Michael Fortin is a well-known and successful copywriter. Through Success Doctor, he employs a team that produces copy geared toward response and results.

Expected Minimum Budget: Free quote on website

Find Out More:

non_affiliate_button.png

Upwork

A great service for finding freelancers to help you get your content together for your campaign. Not only can you find someone to help you with your copywriting needs, but you can find help for all aspects of your business. AWeber has an Upwork group that is full of freelancers that are familiar with our service. Check it out!

Expected Minimum Budget: Free quote on website

Find Out More:

non_affiliate_button.png

Top of Page

Search Engine Optimization

Search engines drive the majority of traffic to many websites. They are like the Yellow Pages for the 21st century, connecting seekers with information and service providers.

But if your content isn't optimized for search indexing and ranking, you might not be getting as many visitors as you could with some help.

Seer Interactive

seer_logo.png Firm focused on working to increase ROI for your business. Empahasis on the bottom line and monetary results rather than rankings and analytics.

Expected Minimum Budget: $2,500 / month

Find Out More:

non_affiliate_button.png

Top of Page

Survey Software

Feedback is essential to the kind of understanding of email subscribers that promotes better targeting and results.

You can write messages to solicit responses, or come up with a standardized survey to send to subscribers using an online service.

Survey Gizmo

survey_gizmo.png A robust service with flexible options and a long list of features for surveying subscribers and reviewing useful results in reports.

Four packages with different levels of features are available, including a free, basic version.

Expected Minimum Budget: FREE for up to 250 survey responses / month

Find Out More:

referral_button.png non_affiliate_button.png

Top of Page

Google Drive

Google-Drive-banner.jpg Many businesses use Google Drive to collaborate on projects including print and online copy, as well as reports and spreadsheets.

With their spreadsheet software, Google provides a very basic, yet simple and effective way to survey.

Expected Minimum Budget: FREE

Find Out More:

non_affiliate_button.png

Top of Page

Royalty-Free Stock Photography

Most of us don't have professional photography training, expensive cameras, or the time and resources to compose images from scratch for our websites, newsletters, and print materials.

Stock image sites allow you to search a database of thousands of professional grade images at affordable prices for your own use.

iStockphoto

istockphoto.jpg No subscription fee service. Just search for keywords relating to an image you're seeking and sort through hundreds or thousands of related photographs, illustrations, and videos. Buy credits and pay for each piece of media individually.

Expected Minimum Budget: No minimum.

Find Out More:

referral_button.png non_affiliate_button.png

Top of Page

Website Analytics

Sales are good and traffic is high, but could they be better? Do you really know how well your website is performing?

Web analytics software allows you to track visitors and goals in ways that can provide insight to help you get better conversions.

Google Analytics

google_analytics.gif Requires installation of some JavaScript to your website. Then, you can track traffic sources, set goals, follow sales funnels, and review popular search terms. Plus, lots of other useful stats, and you can't beat the price!

Expected Minimum Budget: FREE for AdWords customers

Find Out More:

non_affiliate_button.png

Top of Page

Order Fulfillment

If you have a physical product you're selling in volume, you might consider having someone else do the packaging and shipping so you can spend time on other business activities.

Corporate Disk Company

corporate_disk_company.jpg Offers replication and duplication of disk media, as well as custom printing, packaging, warehousing and distribution services.

Expected Minimum Budget: Call or Visit Website for a Quote

Find Out More:

non_affiliate_button.png

Top of Page

Web Browser

Not all web browsers are created equal, and sometimes the browser your computer comes loaded with is not the one with the features you'd like most.

Mozilla FireFox

firefox.png We use FireFox on all of our systems at our offices and recommend it to all users. It is stable and tends to be  compatible across websites using modern technologies.

Expected Minimum Budget: FREE

Find Out More:

non_affiliate_button.png    

Google Chrome

chrome_banner.jpgIn our offices we also use Google Chrome in addition to Firefox. This is a great alternative to Firefox. It is lightning fast, stable, as well as compatible with websites using modern technologies.

Expected Minimum Budget: FREE

Find Out More:

non_affiliate_button.png    

Top of Page

Screen Capture Video Production

With more and more people adopting high-bandwidth internet connections, video is taking off like a wildfire online.

Video production software can help you publish compelling videos on your site without an expensive production team.

Camtasia Studio

camtasia_studio.png Hook up a mic to your computer, and you're ready to create videos for your website. We use this software to produce Flash video demonstrations for our blog and website.

Plenty of helpful resources from the developer for getting started with ease.

Expected Minimum Budget: $299 to purchase

Find Out More:

non_affiliate_button.png

Top of Page

Other Integrations / Services

Besides the services mentioned above there are a multitude of other services that you may want to consider using with AWeber. To see what other services we integrate with please check out our integrations page!

Top of Page

Have more questions? Submit a request
Powered by Zendesk