1K Subscribers in 90 Days – Choosing the Right Autoresponder

As I’m already have a suitable domain and a perfectly good hosting. I’m gonna skip that part. If you are having trouble deciding on this check this post on domains and hosting.

Ok. Since I don’t want to write a welcome email I will get an automated service to deliver my emails. There are plenty of companies that offers that kind of service.

So here’s I found a brief review of the top 5 autoresponders.

The Top 5 Autoresponders For Email Marketing

Aweber

This is considered by many email marketers as the best autoresponder system. It is also one of the oldest. You won’t get a free trial but you only pay $1 for the first month and $19 per month after that. Today, it is used by over 100,000 small, medium and large businesses. Aweber boasts of a deliverability rate of 99%.

It comes with over 700  email templates and over 3,000 free stock images to help you create stunning, visual emails. Its analytics and tracking features are among the best in the industry. In case you need help, live support is on hand via chat, phone or email.

MailChimp

Next in line is MailChimp. Over2 million people use this autoresponder which has a a free option that allows you to send  12,000 emails to 2,000 subscribers for free. There is no contract and you don’t require a credit card for the free package. But, to get the full features, you will have to invest in one of the paid packages which start at $10 per month for 500 subscribers.

The support is also excellent which is something that many autoresponder services don’t do well.

Constant Contact

Another great autoresponder service used by over half a million people world-wide is Constant Contact. It has a very good deliverability rate and all the essential features of an autoresponder. It’s free for the first 2 months with access to all the features. This is enough time to decide if it is a right for you or not.

Constant content charges you $15 for 500 subscribers and this increases as your list grows. If your list goes up to 25,000 subscribers then you will have fork out around $150 per month. It’s deliverability and support is also quite good and you can easily import existing addresses from Microsoft Outlook/Outlook Express.

Get Response

Get Response is also one of the best autoresponder systems available today with a 30 day free trial period. It has been around since 2000 and has a 99% deliverability rate. Their support over phone and email is excellent and the user interface is one of the easiest you will find around especially for complete email marketing novices.  Get Response is used by over 220,000 customers worldwide.

It costs $15 for 1000 and for 10,001 to 25,000 subscribers you have to fork out $130 per month.

InfusionSoft

InfusionSoft is the tool of choice for serious email marketers. If you run a six figure online business or have a list larger than 50,000 subscribers, this is definitely the tool for you. InfusionSoft combines a shopping cart with email marketing, so you can carry out complex things like segregate your buyers from subscribers or email specific series sequences to specific subscribers. It is also possible to send physical postcards using InfusionSoft.

It doesn’t come cheap, though. The monthly subscription runs into the hundreds, and the setup fee is four figures. Infusion Soft is geared towards businesses that are already successful and require powerful solutions to move to the next level. It isn’t a product for startups.

(view the entire article here on the Hubstaff website)

Since I’m in a thight budget and for its integration with WarriorPlus I’m going stick with GetResponse. So I started my 30 days free trial.

Reviewing the 5 AR Services and deciding on which stick took me about 15 minutes. So As I have time I will create my first form.

Here I got my first crossroad. Because I faced so many questions…

Should I ask for the name and email or just for the email?

Should I use single optin or double optin?

In my landing page do I need to embed the whole form or just the code using a lp template?

Generic thank you page or custom made?

Soooo many questions! I going to stop here and get some answers.

Meanwhile give me your thoughts what you will do?

Here you can go to The First Post of this serie