Many companies have created applications that help businesses manage their accounts on social media. One of the most popular applications is AWeber. If you’re unfamiliar, AWeber is basically the all-in-one email marketing tool used by brands, bloggers, and businesses in order to connect with their audience and grow their lists.
While AWeber is extremely useful, it can be challenging to set up and use. Especially if you’re new to email marketing, you may feel overwhelmed by the various steps involved in using the service.
Fortunately, getting your AWeber account set up and emailing campaigns configured can be a pretty quick and simple process if you know what steps to take. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the process of connecting your AWeber account with your WordPress site so you can start using the tool right away.
Step 1: Make Sure Your AWeber Account Is Valid
Before you start configuring your AWeber account, you’ll need to make sure that your email address is valid. This is the place to enter your email. You can also optionally enter a password to create a login for your AWeber account. Make sure you use a legitimate email address and that you don’t use a free email service like Gmail or Yahoo!.
Now that you’ve got your email and password verified, it’s time to move on to the next step.
Step 2: Login To Your AWeber Account
Using your email and password to login to AWeber is the simplest way to get started. Just navigate to www.aweber.com and click the button that says Login. You’ll be brought to the home page of your account, where you can either use the default My Account page or you can navigate to the My Marketing page.
If you have a business account, you can use the My Marketing page to create and send email campaigns. Otherwise, you can use the default My Account page to access all your account information.
On the My Account page, you can also see your recent activity across all platforms. For example, if you’re on Twitter, you can see your recent tweets in a widget on the page. The home page of your account has a few widgets and features that you can use to interact with your audience.
Step 3: Enable Email Through AWeber’s Connected Account
Once you’ve logged in to your AWeber account, you can navigate to the top right of the screen and click the gear icon to access settings. From here, you can enable email delivery through AWeber’s connected account by following the onscreen instructions. When this is enabled, you’ll start to receive email notifications whenever someone replies to one of your emails or sends you a DM (direct message).
You can also see your email notifications in the header of your web browser. Just click on the link that says Email Alerts to be brought to your inbox.
If you want to send mass marketing campaigns through AWeber, you can access those settings from the My Marketing page. When you’re there, you can set everything from the design of the email to how frequently you’d like to send them. You can also choose to use your business account or connect an individual account for each mailing.
Step 4: Set Up Your AWeber API
The next step is to set up your AWeber API with the information from your connected account. To do this, click on the gear icon next to Connected Accounts and then click the button to continue. You’ll then see a list of all your connected accounts along with your username and password. It’s time to switch over to your API dashboard. On the left side of the page, you’ll see a few links to help you discover and setup various business networks that you can use for free. For now, we’ll use the default My APIs to display our API information.
Just click on the button that says My APIs and you’ll be brought to your dashboard. Here, you can see the different APIs that you have set up along with a quick description of what they do. To connect your AWeber account to your API, click on the gear icon next to the account you’d like to connect and then select My APIs from the dropdown menu. Finally, click the button to continue. You’re done! Your AWeber account is now connected to your API.
Looking for more information on the APIs? Simply click on the word APIs next to any of them to be taken to a page that provides further information on the service.
Step 5: Add The AWeber Connected Button To Your Site’s Header
Now that you’ve got your AWeber account connected to your API, it’s time to add the button itself. Just navigate to your WordPress dashboard and find the HTML code for the web site header.
If you use a content management system (CMS) like WordPress to create your site’s content, you’ll see a few different placeholders. One of these is the header area. To add the AWeber connected button to your site’s header, paste this code into one of the header’s HTML tags:
Getting your AWeber account set up and connected to your API takes only a minute or two. After that, you can start using the tool to connect with your audience and grow your business.
AWeber can be a pretty useful tool for building your audience, sending out weekly emails, and engaging with your followers. However, it can be a little tricky to set up and use. Especially if you’re new to email marketing. That said, once you get the hang of it, it’s easy to see how useful and powerful a tool it can be for your business.