You just got a shiny new website from Weebly and you’re excited to share it with the world. It’s not quite finished yet, though, as you want to add a little spice to your site’s design with a little colour and life. You head over to your dashboard and notice that one of the most popular buttons is Weebly’s “Get Inspired” button. You click on it and…what happens?
You’re taken to a page that lists the most popular content on your site. Weebly’s design team must have seen that this button is super-duper popular and decided to theme the entire get inspired page around it. You’re presented with a sea of inspiring content featuring different bloggers’ work with lots of lovely images and big headings.
It’s a great opportunity to showcase your work and draw attention to your blog. Content such as these are perfect for social media as they provide great bite-sized chunks of content for readers to enjoy.
Integrate Weebly and AWeber
It’s now time to integrate Weebly and AWeber so that you can get the most out of your new site. You sign up for a free AWeber account and decide to create a new group for your blog. You call it “Bloggers’ Group” or “SEO Group” and click on the red “Create Group” button. You then enter a shortgroup email address (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org) and name it “Bloggers’ Group”. You can add up to five members to the group (i.e. you, your wife, your best friend, your colleague, and your daughter).
You need to do this as a member of the group to have access to the Integrate Weebly button. Once you have this button, you can get the word out about your blog to existing contacts on social media through AWeber’s brilliant social media features.
Configure AWeber to Connect to the Group
Now that your group has a name and a purpose, it’s time to configure AWeber so that it connects to your new group. From the dashboard, you click on the gear-shaped icon at the top right of the page. You then click on Settings at the bottom of the page and search for “Bloggers’ Group”.
You’ll see that AWeber has recognised the group and you can now begin adding members. To add a member, simply click on the red “Add Member” button underneath the list of members. You’ll then be taken to a screen where you can enter the contact’s email address. Once completed, you can click on the blue “Save Changes” button.
Use the Group to Send Activation E-mails
After adding a few members to your group, you realise that you can’t always reach everyone by e-mail. To solve this, you can use the group as a way of sending out activation emails to new members. When you click on the blue “Get Member’s Email” button underneath a member’s information, you’ll be presented with a screen where you can enter a message. You can personalise this message by adding a few paragraphs about the importance of the group and why you thought they might benefit from joining it. You can also add a link to your blog or social media for more information. When you’ve finished typing your message, click on the red “Send” button.
This is a simple but effective way of getting new members engaged with your group and helping them understand why they should be a part of it. It also shows that you’ve taken the time to find out what they might be searching for and to provide useful content for them as a member of the group.
Use the Group to Post on Social Media
Another great way of engaging with your group is to post on social media regarding interesting things that you discover while in the group. You can do this by clicking on the blue “Post to Twitter” button underneath a member’s information. This will post a tweet with a link to the blog post you’re on. You can do this for other social media platforms as well, including Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn. You can customise what content you post on social media by selecting from a variety of pre-written tweets, stories, and updates.
The point of these feature is to allow you to engage with your audience. While you might feel slightly overwhelmed by the variety of content options available, take a deep breath and enjoy the show. The fun will be worth it in the end.
Make Sure That Everyone Knows About The Bloggers’ Group
Now that you have a blog community, you want to make sure that everyone knows about it. You can use the group’s bio to do this. To add a member’s bio, simply click on the gear icon at the top right of the group’s page, then click on Settings at the bottom of the page. You’ll then be presented with a screen where you can enter a bio for the group members.
You can add a few short paragraphs about your blog’s purpose and how others might benefit from participating.
You can also add a link to your blog or social media accounts, as well as an image of yourself (optional). Click on the blue “Save Changes” button when you’re finished.
Make Sure That Everyone Knows About The Blog
You have a group of people who are interested in the same thing you are — building a business — and you’ve decided to create a space for them to come together. Your next step is to make sure that everyone knows about your blog. The best way to do this is to create a blog post announcing your new group and the fact that you’ve started a blog on the subject matter. AWeber makes this incredibly easy. From the dashboard, click on the gear icon at the top right of the page and then on Settings at the bottom of the page. You’ll then be presented with a screen where you can enter a blog post’s content and the title. You can enter a brief description about your new group and link to the blog post you’ve created.
You can then click on the blue “Publish” button to publish your blog post.
This is an easy way to get the word out about your blog and to have other bloggers and businesses recognise your work. You can take advantage of this feature by creating guest blogs for other websites or by inviting guest bloggers to contribute to your blog. This way, you can continue to build your audience and gain more credibility as a thought leader in your industry.
Another great way to use AWeber is to send out weekly or bi-weekly newsletters. To do this, click on the gear icon at the top right of the page and then on Settings at the bottom of the page. You’ll then be presented with a screen where you can select the content that you want to include in your newsletter. You can add an image, link to a resource, or add a short paragraph about what you’ll include in the newsletter.
When you’ve finished adding content, click on the blue “Save Changes” button and then on the blue “Send” button to begin sending out your newsletter.
Use Other Features of AWeber
While Weebly and AWeber have some great features that you can use to grow your business, they’re not perfect for every situation. If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop for your email marketing needs, you might want to consider another email marketing tool. However, if you’re looking for an all-in-one solution for your blogging needs, then you can’t go wrong with Weebly.