(Don't know what an autoresponder is - then see explanation
The following autoresponder solutions are recognised as some of
the best and most robust solutions currently available on the web. I know this
These products have been around for a long time
and have improved over that time-period, and
I have first-hand
experience of using all of them.
(Yes, there are other autoresponders,
but I'll stick to describing 3 of the very best autoresponders you'll find
on the web.)
So, solutions include:
Cost: about $19 per month (unlimited autoresponders), but there
are cheaper annual payment options. Costs increase as subscribers increase, too
Review: Aweber is easy to set up (especially
compared to Autoresponse Plus). This means that it is fairly straightforward sending
both newsletters/ezines or setting up an autoresponder sequence (email course,
or customer education program). It offers unrivalled customer support that not
only provides day-to-day support, but also continues to use customer feedback
to develop the email service according to the user-base. Aweber's blog also offers
real-life practical tips.
Cost: about $15 per month (unlimited autoresponders, up to 1000 subscribers), with cheaper annual
Review: Admittedly I used GetResponse.com when it was
'cheaper' and rather more nasty than it is today. I don't have experience of any version post 2007, but I do know that earlier versions of the software were robust
and effective. The freebie option, with hosted ads, did put me off though, and
I guess that's why I now use Aweber (this freebie option now discontinued, it seems).
Autoresponse Plus (7/10)
Cost: $397.00, one-off payment (unlimited
autoresponders) - includes installation
Review: There is no doubt that
AutoresponsePlus can do everything that Aweber and Getresponse can do and much,
much more. The only drawback in using AutoresponsePlus is that a) you have to
install the software on your own servers (or the servers of your web host) and
b) your email is sent from your own servers (some web hosts will not appreciate
you sending bulk email, for example)
I used AutoResponse Plus for several
years before turning to the hosted solution of Aweber (this due to false claims
of spam, and problems with my web host not moving the software from one server
to another properly).
As I said, there are more autoresponders to choose from than these three above.
If you still want to check other autoresponder solutions then here's a Google
search for best
1) What is an autoresponder?
- VERY briefly - it's a way of following-up with your prospects, leads, subscribers
- whatever you want to call them! - automatically. You can use autoresponders
for email marketing, for sending out email courses or product information,
or you can use them to answer your customer questions.
an invaluable tool, basically, that allow you to provide value to your 'customer'
whilst saving you time.
2) Can you send spam?
No. Of course it goes without
saying, but all autoresponders mentioned above are against sending spam in any
form. Aweber, for example, insist that you double opt-in subscribers and include
a valid mail address in all your emails (part of the CAN-SPAM compliance laws
of the U.S.)
3) What autoresponder do I use?
Aweber after I
stopped using Autoresponse Plus due to issues with a web host. Aweber is hosted
by Aweber so there should never be installation or others issues.