If you’re looking for an easy way to gain valuable subscribers to your email list, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, you’ll discover a simple yet proven method to integrate AWeber and OptimizePress, two of the most popular email marketing tools currently available.
Why Should I Integrate AWeber And OptimizePress?
With over 1.7 million active monthly subscribers, AWeber is one of the most popular email marketing tools available. Not only does this popular email tool offer a free plan with 1,000 automated Email sends per month, but the company also provides a Premium plan for $5 per month with 2,000 automated Emails per month. This plan comes with all the features available in the free version, but adds features like double opt-in, autoresponders, and advanced segmentation. Finally, customers can choose between one-click integration with popular platforms like Shopify, GoDaddy, WordPress, and more, or they can download the AWeber API and integrate their favorite platform.
OptimizePress is also a leading email marketing plugin with over 600,000 active monthly subscribers. This popular tool provides bloggers with a simple way to create and distribute email campaigns for each of their sites. For instance, a travel blogger may want to create an email marketing campaign for Travel Bloggers Association International (TBAI), an email marketing campaign for Adventurous Kate, or even a general email marketing campaign for her entire blog Spunky Monkey Travel.
Step 1: Install And Activate AWeber On Your Blogger Account
The first step is pretty simple – you just need to install and activate the AWeber plugin on your Blogger account. This step is quite important as it will provide you with a direct connection to one of the most popular email marketing tools available today. Once you complete this step, you can move on to the next step.
Step 2: Configure Your Email List
In the next step, you’ll need to define your email list. AWeber provides a few pre-defined lists that you can choose from, but unless you have a good reason why you need a specific email list, it’s better to create one yourself. That way, you can pick the target audience you want to reach and adjust the email content to fit their needs.
Creating an email list is quite simple. Just visit this page and follow the instructions. When you reach the last step, you’ll see a shortcode you can copy and paste to create your email list.
Step 3: Integrate AWeber With Your Favorite Content Management System (CMS)
The last step is quite important as it will provide you with a direct connection to your subscribers. If you’ve been writing for long enough, you’ll know how tedious it can be to log in to WordPress every time you need to send out an email. Especially when you’re in the middle of writing content for your blog, it would be great to just have 1–2 links at the top of your page that connect you directly to your email list, creating a more streamlined and seamless user experience.
Luckily, integrating AWeber with your favorite CMS is pretty easy. You’ll need to download the AWeber ZIP file from their site and locate the content-entry.php file inside. This is the file you’ll need to adjust a little bit so it integrates with your favorite CMS. Once you’ve located this file, you can either upload it to your server or leave it in the same folder as the rest of your site files.
Step 4: Test Your Setup And Integrate With Your Favorite Social Media Platforms
The last step in the guide is quite easy – you’ll just need to test your setup and integrate with your favorite social media platforms. This step is important so you can quickly and easily distribute your email campaigns to your social media followers. That way, you’ll be able to gain more subscribers and grow your email list quickly.
To test your setup, simply log in to your Twitter account and click the “Follow” button. Once you’ve followed the company on Twitter, you’ll see a handy little icon on your profile page next to your Follow button. Click this and you’ll see a screen similar to the one below.
If you’ve followed the instructions correctly, you should now see AWeber in your Plugins page. If you do, tweet out about the importance of testing your setup and giving some praise to the company for creating such an easy-to-use tool.
If you’ve been following the steps provided in the guide, you’ll now have an email marketing tool and a content management system (CMS) integrated with your social media platforms. What’s more, you’ll have a functioning email marketing campaign to test out. As a result, you’ll gain valuable subscribers who are already engaged with your content and likely to be interested in your offerings.
Of course, this is just a brief tutorial on how to integrate AWeber and OptimizePress. For more information on either of these tools, visit their websites or go through their documentation. And if you’ve been looking for a one-stop-shop for information on email marketing, be sure to check out AWeber’s blog for valuable tips and tricks on increasing your email list and generating more business.