How to Import a Huge List into AWeber

You’ve got a huge list. Maybe 200 names. Maybe even more. You want to send out multiple emails to as many people as possible. You decide to use AWeber.

But wait. Where do you start? How do you get all those people to subscribe to your newsletter?

What if I told you there was an easy way?

What if I told you there was a way to easily get every single name from your list into AWeber, so you can send out personalized emails to each one?

What if I told you there was a way to do all of that and more?

What if I told you there was a way to easily automate the process so you can get back to doing what you do best?

Imagine for a moment that you’re checking out a company’s website and see a big ol’ Buy Now button. You decide to click on it and are redirected to a form where you can enter your email address to receive monthly emails about the product or service you just learned about.

Now let’s say you have a ton of these buttons on a single webpage. How would you feel if I asked you to fill out a form to the right with all your personal information? I’ll just email you when I have something new to tell you about that product or service. How would you feel?

Not bad, right?

Well, what would happen if I told you there was an even easier way? What if I told you there was a way to get all of this information without having to fill out a single form?

Let me introduce you to…

The Import Wizard

This may be the best free tool I’ve ever used for importing a list. I tried AWeber, Free Trial, and a few others but this one by far is the easiest to use and the most enjoyable to work with. I love the fact that it walks you through the entire process so you don’t have to think about a thing.

To use it, simply enter your email address and click the big blue button to begin. The tool will take you through a quick registration process and then you’re ready to start importing your contacts.

Let’s say you have a list of 400 names. The tool will import all of those names into your AWeber account, ready for you to send out a mass mailing. When you’re finished it will even suggest a few short, snappy slogans to help you pitch your product or service to your new subscribers.

This tool is great because…

  • It’s free
  • It’s easy to use
  • It works perfectly with any email service provider (ESP) you might be using (Gmail, Outlook, etc.)
  • It’s automated
  • It provides you with a way to build a credibility with your subscribers
  • It saves you the effort of having to do a lot of contacting directly.

Let’s get to the good stuff…

The Downsides

Unfortunately, there’s a downside. The biggest downside is that if you have more than 500 contacts in your list the tool will start to slow down a bit. But it’s still quick and easy to use.

Also, if you have a list that’s over 2,000 contacts long it will take the tool a little longer to load. But again, it’s still pretty quick and painless to use once everything is loaded.

And last but not least…

Features You’ll Love

You’ll love the fact that the tool is very intuitively organized. It’s easy to navigate and discover new features as you go along. For instance, you can sort your contacts by age, location, or industry. Plus there are various ways you can segment your contacts by using the handy filters and templates the tool offers. Let’s take a quick look at a few of the things you’ll love about the tool.

Firstly, it’s very easy to understand how to use the tool. You’ll go through a short, basic training phase where it’ll walk you through the process. During this phase it’ll ask you a few questions to ensure you don’t miss a thing.

Secondly, you’ll notice the tool is incredibly flexible when it comes to importing lists. Say you have a list of 20,000 names and you want to split it into two separate lists. Or maybe you want to use AWeber to send out daily emails to one of your lists and use the other one for signing up new subscribers. You can do that with the tool. And the best part is you’ll have both lists working together, connected to the same account.

Thirdly, you’ll appreciate the tool’s security. When you enter your email address the tool will generate a strong, random password (at least 16 characters long) and will securely store it in a safe place. Even if someone does get a hold of your email address they won’t be able to access your list because of the tool’s security features. Pretty cool, right?

I think so.

Setting Up Your AWeber

After you’ve used the tool to import your list it’ll ask you to head over to your AWeber account and set up the service. You’ll have to choose a username and a password. Then you’ll be ready to start configuring the account.

To set up the account you’ll need to enter your credit card information. When you do you’ll also be taken to a page where you can review your billing information. Make sure you save all of this information for future reference.

Once you’re finished configuring the account you’ll have two options. You can either log in and immediately start sending out newsletters or you can choose to wait a few moments while the tool builds your list. You’ll receive an email when the account is ready for use.

Using The Account

When you log in to your AWeber account you’ll see a menu on the right side of the page. You can choose to…

  • Create a new list
  • Edit an existing list
  • Segment your list
  • Choose a different email template
  • Manage your contacts
  • Set up a drip campaign
  • And more

Let’s discuss each one of these functions in detail.

Create A New List

Simply choose this option and you’ll be presented with a form where you can enter the name of the list you’d like to create. Give the list a meaningful name that will help you keep things organized. You can then choose a template style that will help you save time when you’re sending out your newsletters. Click on the big blue button to create your list.

Hang tight, now you’ll be taken to a page where you can…

Edit An Existing List

If you’ve ever used MailChimp before you’ll appreciate this function a lot. Simply choose this option and you’ll be presented with a form where you can enter the name of an existing list you’d like to edit. Simply enter the list name and click the big blue button to edit the information.

The best part of this function is that you can continue to add and remove emails from your list as you see fit. So, if you’ve decided you no longer want to send out emails to one of your lists you can easily delete them. In fact, if you’ve decided to start sending out a daily newsletter to one of your lists you can simply delete the other one. No worries.

This function by itself is very useful because you can continue to add and remove contacts as you see fit. So, if you decide you want to send out a newsletter but want to add some people to your list who wouldn’t normally receive the newsletter you can do that easily. Just add them below the other contacts you have already entered and send out the newsletter. Voilà!

Let’s say you’ve entered 100 contacts into your list and you want to add another 50. Simply click the big blue button to bring up the form again and add the 50 contacts below the 100 you already have. Click on the save button to continue adding contacts and sending out your newsletter.

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