If you’re reading this, I assume you’re either a) currently signed up for AWeber or b) thinking about signing up. If you’re new to email marketing, AWeber is the perfect place to start. You get a free account with no limitations on the number of messages you can send or the number of people you can email. No setup required.
But if you’ve already got a Gmail account, why not connect it to AWeber and take advantage of all the features that Google offers? You can use the steps below to easily do so.
Step 1: Log Into your Gmail Account
The first thing you need to do is log into your Gmail account. Once you’re there, click the gear icon (upper right corner) to access Settings.
This will open up a page with lots of options. Click on the Accounts section.
Here you can add all your accounts (i.e., Gmail, Google+, Skype, etc.) that you use regularly. Once you’ve added all your accounts, click on the gear icon again to return to Settings.
You’ll now be on the My Accounts page. If you’ve already connected your other social media accounts to your Gmail account (via Google+, for example), you’ll see them all listed here.
Step 2: Go To AWeber
Now that you’ve logged into your Gmail account, click on the AWeber button (it looks like a telegraph with a lightning bolt through it) at the top of the page to go to their website.
On the next page, you’ll see a button that says Sign Up. Simply click on it.
On the next page, you’ll see a form with your name and email address. Enter your email address and click the Register button below.
You’ll now be on a page where you can choose your plan. If you’re new, go for the free 10-day trial. After that, you can choose between the Classic or Pro plan (more on those later).
Step 3: Customize your Account
After you’ve registered with AWeber, you’ll be on a page where you can customize your account settings. To change your display name, go to Settings and then click on the Profile Links button.
You can also add a bio, website, and social media accounts that you’re connected to. You can set up automated email marketing by creating a sequence of emails and then scheduling them to be sent out at a later date and time.
Additionally, you can change your password and toggle the verification option so that you have to verify your email address to access it. Click on the gear icon to change these options.
You can use this area to access all the features available on the service. Once you’re comfortable using it, you can go back to the main Settings page to continue connecting your other social media accounts.
Step 4: Connect Your Other Social Media Accounts
Now that you’ve connected your Gmail account to AWeber, it’s time to connect your other social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, etc.).
To do this, go back to the Settings page on your AWeber account and click on the drop-down menu next to Other Social Media. Then, select the social media accounts you want to connect from the list that appears.
For example, if you selected Twitter, you’ll be taken to a page where you can connect your account with the service. After you’ve done this, you’ll see a notification at the top of your Twitter page telling you that your email address has been connected to AWeber.
Step 5: Set Up Autoresponders
If you’ve been using AWeber for a while and have a lot of automated email marketing built up, it’s time to set up autoresponders. These are email messages that are automatically sent out at a regular interval (i.e., every week, every other week, etc.).
To set up an autoresponder in AWeber, go to Settings and then click on the Autoresponders button. From here you can select the type of content you want to send out (i.e., weekly newsletter, quarterly magazine, etc.) and the frequency with which you want the emails to be sent out (i.e., weekly, every two weeks, etc.).
You can also set up email marketing funnels. To do this, go to Settings and then click on the Funnels button. From here you can create a sequence of emails where the first email in the sequence looks like it’s from a stranger and then tapers off into a more personal and engaging tone as you continue to send the emails in the sequence.
If you’ve been thinking about getting into email marketing, this is the perfect starting point. Not only do you get a free account with no limitations, but you can also use the service to connect all your social media accounts, create email funnels, and set up automated email marketing. So, what are you waiting for? Begin connecting your accounts today.