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List Building -> No Autoresponder

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by MoosePunch, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. MoosePunch

    MoosePunch Newbie

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    Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone had any idea how I could build a list of emails without using an auto-responder. I'm going to buy a subscription to Aweber once my traffic grows a bit more, but for now I would still like a way to collect a list from my already engaged users that I can import/export into an auto-mailer at a later point in time.

    Right now I was thinking about using a WP plugin that will let me export emails addresses and names, but as far as I'm aware, Aweber doesn't allow any sort of manual input and requires an opt-in from the clients.

    I can still work around the emails with the WP plugin, but ideally I'd like to have some way to use the list with Aweber or an auto-mailer in the future so I don't lose my work or have to manage multiple lists later; any suggestions?
     
  2. pj413

    pj413 Regular Member

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    Why not use MailChimp? They let you have up to 500 subscribers for free.

    Basically, are you saying you're just trying to collect email addresses but don't actually need to mail anyone? In that case, you can either use a really simple MySQL / PHP code, or even just really HTML code. If you're willing to learn a little bit of coding, it's super simple to just pass the name and email data into a database. If that's too complicated, just built an HTML form that'll email you with the email address and name data. You can send the info to a specific email address, then enter it into a spreadsheet by hand or pay someone on eLance $5 to do it.

    Aweber doesn't allow you to mass import. But most other autoresponder programs do, including iContact and ConstantContact. But if you're just looking to collect a small amount of leads, MailChimp might be your best bet.
     
  3. moneyfreak

    moneyfreak BANNED BANNED

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    As pj said, try mailchimp until you get a critical mass!
     
  4. MoosePunch

    MoosePunch Newbie

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    I thought MailChimp had something in their ToS about not marketing through their services..?
     
  5. dbk03

    dbk03 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You are not allowed to include affiliate links in your emails, when using Mailchimp. Basically, this service is just for marketing your own business only. I would try a combination of emailing software and smtp provider. It would be cheaper this way.