How to Use Drag and Drop in AWeber

AWeber is a popular email marketing tool that can be used to grow a business by delivering targeted messages to interested parties. The software provides powerful functionality but requires some learning how to use it effectively.

Setting Up AWeber

AWeber is available as a free trial for a limited time before needing to be paid for. To set up an account, you will need to provide a valid email address, choose a username, and choose a password. You will then be able to begin using the tool.

To get started, visit this link and click on the Get started button.

On the next page, you will see a list of all the features available to you. To the left of each feature, there is a small blue square. Dragging that square will reveal a small description of the feature and how to use it. You can also use the search bar at the top of the page to find keywords and phrases that you can use in your campaigns.

Creating A Content Plan

AWeber provides automated content planning capabilities that can save you a lot of time. When you first navigate to the Manage content plan page, you will see a small gray box in the top-right corner. This is the Notification box. Whenever there is new content available, or when you log-in while there is content available, you will see this gray box.

To begin using the content planning features, click on the Content plan button in the Notification box.

When you do this, you will see a page with a graph showing the content that is already created and scheduled for the next week. To create a new content plan, simply follow these steps:

  1. Select the type of content you want to schedule (videos, web pages, etc.),
  2. Enter the topic for your content in the “Subject” field,
  3. Select the frequency of your content in the “Frequency” field,
  4. “Categories” (optional – these will be used to organize your content in the Content Library),
  5. Choose whether you want to “schedule immediately” or “schedule for the future” when you click on the “Schedule” button. The “Schedule for the future” option allows you to set a date and time for your content in the “Date scheduled” and “Time scheduled” fields,
  6. Type a description for your content in the “Description” field,
  7. Click on the “Save” button. The content plan will then be added to your list of content plans.

Creating Email Campaigns

AWeber provides powerful, automated tools for creating email campaigns. You can use these tools to send a blast of emails to a group or list of customers or contacts that you design, as well as other features that are available to you.

To begin using the email campaign management features, click on the Email campaign button in the Activate toolbar.

When you do this, you will see a page with a list of all the campaigns that you have created. To create a new email campaign, simply follow these steps:

  1. Select the template you want to use (optional: you can use the default template if you want),
  2. Enter the email address of the recipients in the “To” field,
  3. Enter the content of the email in the “Content” field,
  4. Choose how you want to send your email from the “Send from” drop-down menu (you can choose an email address unrelated to your AWeber account),
  5. Choose the frequency of your email campaign in the “Frequency” field,
  6. Click on the “Schedule now” or “Schedule for the future” button to set a date and time for your email campaign,
  7. Type a description for your email campaign in the “Description” field,
  8. Click on the “Save” button. The email campaign will then be added to your list of email campaigns.

Using the Content Library

AWeber provides you with a Content Library that stores all the content you have created and scheduled. You can access this library from the Manage content plan page. From this page, you can browse through the library and find the content that you want to use in a given campaign. Once you have found the content, you can click on it to see more information about it and download it if needed. You can also click on the “Edit” link next to the content to change the details about the content such as the “Title” and “Description” fields. You can use the Share button below the “Description” field to copy the content to other platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Creating Video Campaigns

AWeber provides advanced tools for creating video campaigns. You can use these tools to design highly targeted messages that are suitable for “YouTube” videos. To begin using the video campaign creation feature, click on the Video campaign button in the Activate toolbar.

When you do this, you will see a page with a list of all the campaigns that you have created. To create a new video campaign, simply follow these steps:

  1. Select the template you want to use (the “New video content” template is the default template if you want to create a new campaign with content that already exists),
  2. Enter the video URL of the content you want to use in the “Video” field,
  3. Choose the platform you want to post your video on (you can choose from “YouTube”, “Redtube”, “Dailymotion”, or “Vimeo”),
  4. Enter a summary of your video in the “Summary” field,
  5. Enter a description of your video in the “Description” field,
  6. Choose whether you want to “schedule immediately” or “schedule for the future” when you click on the “Schedule” button. The “Schedule for the future” option allows you to set a date and time for your video in the “Date scheduled” and “Time scheduled” fields,
  7. Type a description for your video campaign in the “Description” field,
  8. Click on the “Save” button. The video campaign will then be added to your list of video campaigns.

Testing Email Campaigns

To test your email campaigns, you can use the AWeber test tool. When you visit this page, you will see a small grey box on the top-right corner of the page.

To begin using the AWeber test tool, click on this box and the “Test email” button will be activated. You will then see a page with a list of all your email campaigns. To the left of each email campaign, there is a button that reads “Go live”. You can click on this button to send out the email campaign as soon as possible.

If you want to see how a given email campaign will look once it has gone out, you can hover over the “Go live” button and a pop-up will appear with more information about that specific email.

You can click on any of the “Go live” buttons to see more information about that specific email campaign. To the right of each campaign, you will see several tabs that allow you to edit the content of the email.

To learn more about AWeber, visit this link.

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