How to Fix the AWeber Account Not Setup Properly

So you’ve decided to give AWeber a try. Congrats! Your email marketing platform of choice for over a decade.

You’ve read the reviews, checked out the pricing, and now you’re ready to create your account. 

But wait, before you hit the create button there’s one thing you need to make sure of.

In order to use AWeber effectively you need to setup your account properly. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to properly setup your AWeber account.

Verify Your Email

Go ahead and click the button to create your AWeber account, now that you’re all set up you should receive an email from AWeber. Open up this email and click on the link that’s been provided, it will take you to a page where you can verify your email address.

Make sure to check your spam folder because occasionally these emails end up there. If you do happen to catch one in your spam filter, you can simply click on the ‘Spam’ button and be on your way.

Set Up Subscribing

After you’ve confirmed your email address, you’ll be brought back to the home page of the signup process. It’s now time to set up your subscription.

To do this, simply visit the Gear menu at the top of the page and click on the Subscription button.

This will take you to a page where you can choose the type of content you want to receive from AWeber. As you’ll see below, there are six different types of content each with their own set of options. Choose the one that best suits your needs and click the Subscribe button.

Configure the Message

The next step is to give your message a name and configure the settings, this is fairly self-explanatory. Give your message a name that will be easily identifiable and edit the settings to fit your needs. The options that you’ll find here are:

  • Subject
  • Headline
  • Body
  • Hacks
  • Call To Action (CTA)
  • Button Text
  • Message Type
  • Track Campaign Performance

Once you’ve named your message and made the desired edits, click the Save button at the top of the page.


After you’ve saved the settings for your message you’ll be brought back to the home page, at this point all you have to do is click the Activate button.

This will send a confirmation email to the email address you used to sign up for AWeber, within minutes you’ll receive a second email from AWeber notifying you of your activation status.

Configure Email Alerts

If you click on the Email Alerts link at the top of the page you’ll be prompted to create or log into your existing Dashboard, from here you can edit the alerts you receive from AWeber. There are three types of alerts you can configure:

  • New Email Subscribers
  • Unsubscribers
  • Content Analysis (Content Marketing)

You can filter the content you receive based on the type of content you want to see, for example if you want to see all the subscriber information you can choose: Subscribers (All) from the dropdown menu and then click on the Go button.

Another useful feature to have on your Dashboard is the Automated Email Templates. To access these templates simply click on the Gear icon at the top of the page and select Settings from the menu. On the Settings page you’ll see the Automated Email Templates under the heading of ‘Send a Customized Message To New Subscribers’.

To edit an email template you can either click on it and make the desired changes from the popup or you can click on the pencil icon to the right of the template to make the desired changes directly on the page. Remember, you can always go back and edit the template using the popup.

Optimize Triggers

Another really useful feature of AWeber is the ability to create triggers that will automatically send a particular email to your subscribers when they perform a certain action, for example when they sign up for your email list, opt-in to your webinar or request a quote from you.

To create a trigger, click the gear icon at the top of the page and choose Triggers from the menu, this will take you to a page where you can enter the action you want to trigger the email and the email address you want to send the email to. Make sure to add a few emails to your list of subscribers so you can test the trigger.

Manage Campaigns

Last but not least we have the ability to manage our campaigns, to do this simply click on the Gear icon at the top of the page and choose Manage from the dropdown menu. From here you can view and edit all the campaigns you’ve created along with the individual messages within those campaigns. Remember, you can always go back and edit a campaign or message using the popup buttons located at the top of the page.

This is just a small fraction of the things you can do with your AWeber account, should you run into any issues or have questions regarding the account, please don’t hesitate to contact AWeber support via email at or phone number 1-855-ASKBUTE.

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