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Noob Question - Squeeze Page, AWeber etc.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by weststigers, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. weststigers

    weststigers Newbie

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    Hi All,

    I'm going to try my hand at email list building and I am at the stage where I need a squeeze page.

    What I would like to do is create a squeeze page (opt-in form) in AWeber, but have my domain point directly to the link that AWeber gives you (the opt-in form).

    My question is...is it better to create a squeeze page and host it yourself or is it fine to use the AWeber opt-in form as your squeeze page and point your domain to the link AWeber provide? (I would mask it of course).

    In case the above is unclear, what I am hoping to achieve is:

    1. Purchase domain from godaddy
    2. Use AWeber to create an opt-in form that will act as my squeeze page - lets call it squeeze1 opt-in form
    3. Create a new sub-domain for my offer e.g. squeeze1
    4. Point squeeze1 sub domain to the squeeze1 AWeber opt-in form I have created and mask the AWeber link
    5. This way I don't need to purchase any hosting

    or

    Is it better to purchase hosting and create a squeeze page using WordPress?

    I am hesitant about creating my own squeeze page as I'm not confident on how to set everything up. I've watched a few videos now and it's a little confusing.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. netmoney1

    netmoney1 Executive VIP

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    I think you are a bit confused. Aweber is an autoresponder...has nothing to do with hosting or your website.

    You will want to:

    1. Buy your domain

    2. Get hosting, install wordpress

    3. Install the theme you want to use - if you are building a squeeze page there are a million choices...or use a solution such as optimizepress

    ...now, if you build your site you can generate your autoresponder code with aweber and then post the code on your site...if you use a solution such as optimizepress then you can integrate your aweber account into their pre-made opt in forms.
     
  3. weststigers

    weststigers Newbie

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    Hey thanks for the response.

    What I was referring to in relation to hosting was that there is an option in AWeber for them to host your opt-in form rather than generate the HTML or Javascript code and post it on your own site....they give you a link to the form like aweber12324875 etc (i.e. when you put that link into your address bar, it goes to your form).

    Can I not just mask this link so it shows up with my domain name instead of the AWeber link?
     
  4. netmoney1

    netmoney1 Executive VIP

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    Man, you have me lost. Don't you want the form ON your page????? Aweber is simple - we use it on several sites - generate a form - put it on your site or put your code into a WP squeeze page.

    Maybe someone else can help you...I'm dipping out of this one...