You may be using AWeber for sending newsletters, promoting offers, or just as a way to keep in touch with your customers. No matter what your reasons are for using the popular email marketing tool, you’ll eventually reach the point where you want to start growing your list of subscribers.
One of the best things about AWeber is how simple the importing process is. Simply click the Create New List button at the top of the dashboard and choose the type of site visitors you want to import. You can choose from a variety of options, including:
- Blog article readers
- Leads from specific websites
- Members of a specific group / social network
- Customers who visited a specific product or service page
- Customers who bought a certain product
- Customers who downloaded a specific app
- Customers who viewed a specific video
- Customers who filled out a form
- Customers who subscribed to a blog (this is the default option)
- Customers who clicked on a linked offer in an email
Depending on your needs, you can adjust the settings as required and then enter a few words to describe the type of leads you’re wanting to import. That’s all there is to it!
You can test out the functionality by creating a new list and then importing a few hundred or more leads from a site you’re already following or from a website that you discover through a blog post or an organic search result on a search engine. When you have a large number of leads to work with, you can use AWeber’s email marketing tools to do everything from send one-off messages to follow up with a series of emailed marketing campaigns that gradually grow more sophisticated as you go along.
Why Should You Import Leads?
The first and most obvious reason to import leads is to have more subscribers to work with. When you have a large number of emails (usually around 500 or more) you can use AWeber’s list segmentation tools to send automated email campaigns to specific groups of people. This can be a very effective way to grow your email list quickly and smoothly. It also helps you avoid the spam filters that crop up regularly in your email client if you send too many messages out too fast. So, it’s always a good idea to segment your email list before you send your next one-off or weekly emails.
Another reason you might want to import leads is if you’re looking for a way to gain more credibility with your subscribers. If you’re a newbie blogger or social media influencer, it can be hard to gain trust with your followers if you aren’t already following a popular blogger or influencer in your niche. One way to do this is to begin to import leads from their site so that you can show your subscribers you’re working hard to become an authoritative figure in your industry. This way, they’ll have more respect for your content when you do finally begin to post regularly.
Still another reason you might want to import leads is if you want to give your email list a boost in terms of engagement. If you’ve ever tried to send an email marketing campaign to a really big list and gotten nothing but a busy signal, you’ll know what a frustrating experience this can be. When you start to import leads, you’re giving your email list the benefit of your efforts to grow their number, which, in turn, should result in more engagement than you’d get from a regular list. So, if you want to see your emails get results, start importing leads.
Where Do I Import My Leads From?
As we discussed above, you can choose which type of site visitor you want to import leads from when you create a new list. Before you do that, you should think about where you want your imported leads to go. Do you want them to fill out a form, download a free app, or just subscribe to your email list? Depending on your needs, you can adjust the settings as required and then enter a few words to describe the type of leads you’re wanting to import. That’s all there is to it!
After you enter the site where you want your leads to come from, simply click the Create New List button at the top of the dashboard. Your imported leads will then appear in a drop-down menu at the top of the page. From there, you can click the blue Create button to add them to your list.
If you decide that you don’t want to keep the leads that come from a specific website, blog, or social media account, you can click the trashcan icon next to the drop-down menu to delete them. However, if you do decide to keep them, clicking the blue Create button will add the site, blog, or account to your list.
If you ever want to remove a list that you’ve created or if you want to import leads from a different source, you can do so from the Lists menu in the top right-hand corner of the page. From there, you can select the list you want to work with and then click the trashcan icon next to the list’s name to delete it. Alternatively, if you want to start fresh, you can click the green Create List button to create a new list.
How Many Leads Should I Import?
The amount of leads you want to import depends on your needs. If you’re just getting started and don’t have a lot of experience importing leads, start small. Simply enter 500 to 1,000 in the text box next to the drop-down menu and then click the blue Create button to add them all to your list. Once you get the hang of it, you can increase your import count until you hit the ceiling of your list’s capacity. This is usually around 2,500 to 5,000 leads.
Your import limit is adjusted by your marketing manager whenever you go over the 500-lead mark. Once you reach this point, you’ll start seeing a message indicating that your list has reached its capacity and that you need to decrease the number of leads you’re importing. When this happens, you can click the button below the text box to go back to the previous number of leads or click the button to the right of the box to continue importing leads.
This is basically the only limit you have when it comes to importing leads. Be sure to check out AWeber’s help section if you need guidance beyond this point.
What Should I Do Once I’ve Imported My Leads?
After you’ve imported your leads, you should take a few minutes to verify that all the information is correct. This means double-checking the email address, name, and website of each lead to make sure these are accurate. After you verify the information, you should click the button next to the list’s name to send an email to the lead, inviting them to subscribe.
By doing this, you’re notifying them that you’ve just imported their contact details and asking them to confirm whether or not they’d like to be added to your list. This way, you can make sure you’re not adding any junk email addresses to your list. From there, you can continue to send out periodic emails that contain helpful tips, news stories, or other valuable information that you think your subscribers will like.
If you decide that you no longer want to send regular emails to your leaads, you can click the gear icon next to the list’s name and then select Settings from the drop-down menu.
You can then toggle the Send Email Reminder off to avoid sending any more email prompts to your leads. You can find additional tips and tricks for using AWeber in the Help section of the dashboard.