If you’re looking for ways to make your email marketing with AWeber stand out from the crowd, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to teach you the basics of creating custom forms with AWeber so you can get started creating beautiful emails that are guaranteed to keep your subscribers engaged.
First Things First
Before you start making intricate forms that can capture all your subscriber’s details, it’s important to set some groundwork. Make sure you have a good understanding of what email marketing is and why you should be doing it. Review the various elements that make up an email. Then, consider what you’ll need to take care of before you begin creating your form.
Getting Familiar With AWeber
AWeber is a software that email marketers use to grow and manage their audiences. To create forms in AWeber, you’ll need to have an account set up already. You can sign up here to get started. While you’re at it, why not download the app and get familiar with it. You can also find help and advice in the AWeber community. They’re a great resource and can help get you started with the least amount of stress and frustration.
Steps To Take Before You Begin
Since you’re about to dive into the world of AWeber forms, it’s important to take some time to prepare. You’ll need to consider a few things before you begin adding any custom fields to your forms. These steps will prepare you to efficiently complete the process and help ensure a flawless result:
Know Your Audience
The first and most critical step before you begin creating any form is to identify your audience. Who are you making this form for? What do they want? The better you know your audience, the better you can tailor your form to their needs. So, before you begin adding any fields to your form, take some time to think about who is going to be filling it out and what they want. This way, you’ll improve the likelihood of converting those visitors into paying customers. In addition to this, you’ll also increase the engagement level of your email’s content.
Your next step is to consider the layout of your form (the look of the page). This is extremely important because, before the visitor even fills out the form, you want them to have a good impression of what it is they’re signing up for. Therefore, take some time to plan out the form layout, whether you’re using CSS or HTML. You can also use existing widgets to make it simpler for visitors to fill out your form. Then, add in some CSS to make it look a little more polished. As you work on the layout, consider what’s going to be displayed on mobile devices as well. Remember, you can always make additional tweaks later on if you need to. But, for the best results, you should start with a functional and appealing form.
After you’ve planned out the layout of your form, it’s time to add content to it. The main purpose of this step is to provide valuable information to your subscribers. You want them to feel like they’re getting something out of the relationship with you. So add in some more fields to collect the necessary details. Once you’ve gathered all the information you need, consider moving into the next step.
Step 2: Adding Fields
Adding fields to your form is the key to making it useful. These fields can be used to collect the information you need to collect. For example, maybe you want to collect an email address or a mobile number. Once you have that information, you can add it to your list and grow your business.
To add fields to your form in AWeber, navigate to the Forms tab at the top of the page. Once you’re there, you can click on the +New Form button in the top right corner to get started. A popup will appear where you can name your form and add in the fields you’d like to include. Make sure you enter a valid email address when prompted. You can also add in some basic instructions for how the subscriber should enter the field (e.g., mobile number should be entered in xxx-xxx-xxxx format).
Once you’ve added in the fields you need, you can go back into the Forms area and begin adding more fields. You can also edit your form at any time by clicking on the pencil icon next to the form name.
Step 3: Testing Your Form
Now that you’ve got everything you need, it’s time to test your form. To do this, navigate to the Forms area and then select the name of your form. From there, you can click on the Preview button to the right of the form to open up a small preview of what your subscribers will see when they fill out the form. You’ll notice that there are fields available for you to test out. For example, if you’ve added in a mailing address field, you can preview the form and see if the address is correct. You can also test out the fields you’ve added by entering some data into them and then clicking on the Preview button to the right of the field.
You can also go into the Settings of your form and add in some more test fields. This way, you can check out different layouts and explore what works best for your business. Then, when you’re ready to launch your form, you can go back into the Settings area and add in the fields you need to collect. Remember, if you are collecting sensitive information, make sure that you’ve secured the highest level of security possible for your website.
Now that you’re ready to launch your form, it’s important to consider where you’re going to send the emails from. From the email delivery preferences you’ve set within the Settings area of your form, you can select the Deliverability section (from the drop-down menu) to get started.
Here you can consider things like sending from free email providers like Gmail and Yahoo! or from a premium email service like Campaign Monitor or AWeber itself. Don’t forget to check out the various features that each one offers as well. For example, Gmail allows you to create up to 750 labels, while AWeber allows you to set up autoresponders.
When it comes to email marketing, the possibilities are endless. With AWeber, you’ll have all the tools you need to grow your business successfully.