If you’re new to email marketing, you might be wondering how to create fake signups on AWeber. You can use a service like GetSignups to create as many fake accounts as you need, and you can even set up a catch-all email address (i.e., email@example.com) to route all incoming messages to a single location. That way, you can perform data-driven email marketing without having to worry about multiple accounts or SPAM issues.
In this article, we’ll explain how to do just that.
To get started, you first need to have AWeber installed on your computer or mobile device. Once you have AWeber, you can log in and click on the Settings button in the top right corner of the screen. From there, you can access the Grow tab, which is where all the action is taking place.
When you get a new person signed up for your list, AWeber automatically creates an email account for them (we’ll explain later in this article why this is important). So if you tell AWeber to create ten fake accounts and you want them all to receive future emails, the tool will do just that. It’s important to note here that the created accounts have to opt-in for the emails to go through. This means that you as the marketer have to make sure that you follow up with each new contact (at least) twice.
Step 1: Create a Mailing List
Once you have your ten fake accounts, you can create a mailing list. To do this, click on the Create a Mailing List button at the top of the Settings page. Once the page has loaded, you should see an orange bar along with the number of subscribers you have. If you scroll down, you’ll see a green box that shows you the total number of people who have subscribed to your list.
Just below that, you’ll see a gray box that shows you the total number of people who have opted in to receive your emails. If you’re trying to grow your email list, you should have a total number in that gray box that is greater than the orange number. In addition, you should have seen at least ten people opt-in in the last day to be on the safe side.
Step 2: Configure the List
Once you have your mailing list, you can start creating campaigns. To do this, click on the Campaigns tab at the top of the Settings page. Here, you can see all your past campaigns along with the status of each one (e.g., Live, Closed, or On Hold).
If you hover over a campaign, you’ll see several options. One of the most useful ones is the ability to configure the email list you used for that campaign. To do this, click on the Edit button next to the list you want to use. A weber user interface will appear.
Here, you can also choose to have your emails sent instantly or to have them sent on a delayed schedule. The best part of this section is that you can create as many different email lists as you need and can link each one to a different campaign. So if you have one list for consumers who have bought a certain product in the past, you can send them a different email than other people on your list who are just interested in news about your company.
Step 3: Create Your Email Content
Once you’re happy with the list you’ve set up, you can start creating your email content. To do this, click on the Email Content button at the top of the Settings page. Here, you can choose what type of content you want to give your subscribers: Video Tutorials, Social Media Posts, Product Reviews, etc.
To create a video tutorial, just click on the Media button next to the Email Content area. A new window will appear with a variety of video tutorials you can choose from. If you scroll down, you’ll see a list of pre-made videos that you can pick and choose from. Or, if you prefer, you can just type in a topic that you want to cover and select the right video.
When you send an email to your list, AWeber will look at each email address on your list and try to match it with a matching user on their end. The better your subject line and the more you engage with your audience, the more likely they are to open your email and consume your content.
Step 4: Use GetSignups to Generate More Leads
If you’re looking for ways to grow your email list and you need some help, you can use GetSignups. To do this, click on the Signups button at the top of the Settings page. Here, you can have the tool create up to 100 fake accounts for you automatically. If you scroll down, you’ll see that GetSignups offers several different plans based on how much traffic you need. For a closer look, visit https://getsignups.com/plans/.
While it’s always best to use a tool like GetSignups to help you grow your email list, it’s also important to remember that you should never buy or sell email lists.
The best strategy is to build your email list organically, meaning that you’re not buying or renting someone else’s list.
Step 5: Test Your Email List
Once you have several thousand subscribers on your list, you can start testing the list. To do this, click on the Analyze tab at the top of the Settings page. Here, you can see the power of a well-made email list. Along with the total number of subscribers, you’ll see several different metrics about your audience, including:
- Demographics: A breakdown of your audience by age, gender, and location.
- Attribution: The percentage of people who’ve clicked a link, viewed a video, or added the mailing list to their cart from an email.
- Open Rates: The percentage of emails opened by recipients.
- Click-through Rates: The percentage of emails that were clicked on, which eventually led to a purchase or a lead.
If you’re just getting started, it’s a good idea to look at your Open Rates and Click-through Rates to see how your emails are doing. If you’re getting a low percentage, it might be a sign that you need to improve your subject lines or consider upgrading your list to obtain better results.
Step 6: Customize The Emails
If you’re finding that the standard AWeber emails aren’t doing the trick, you can use the tool to create custom emails. To do this, click on the Email button at the top of the Settings page. Then, select the Trash can icon next to the template you want to use. Aweber will give you several options for what to do with the contents of the trash can, including:
- Create a new template
- Edit the current template
- Speak aloud the content of the trash can
- Remove content
For each option, you’ll need to choose a style (e.g., business, formal, or informal) and a relevant font (e.g., Arial, Helvetica, or Times New Roman).
Once you’ve made your selections, you’ll see a box with the spoken contents of the trash can along with any changes you’ve made. Simply click on the button next to the template you want to use and you’re good to go.
You can also use the Speak feature to have text appear aloud so you can hear how it sounds and make sure it’s easy to understand. Just click on the Speak button next to the text you want to hear and the tool will do the rest. When you’ve finished creating your new email, click on the Save icon and you’ll be back at the main Settings page.
Step 7: Schedule Once-Every-X-Days Promotions
If you’ve been running ads and promotions on social media, you might be wondering how to move the same strategy over to email marketing. To do this, you can use the Schedule button at the top of the Settings page to have emails sent out once every N days.