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Question about Aweber and other mailing services

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by kigguhholic, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. kigguhholic

    kigguhholic Newbie

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    So let's say you have a hosting server that also comes with a mailing server, which I'm sure a lot of people here do.

    Why would you use Aweber or other mailing services when you can program your own? If you use your mailing server, you have no restrictions on how many subscribers you can send emails to at a time.

    If you have 10k+ subscribers on your mailing list, you have to pay around $130/month using Aweber. Wouldn't it be much more cost efficient and more customizable for your needs if you program a system or hire a programmer to program a mailing system like that?

    What are the disadvantages/advantages of using Aweber compared to your own mailing system?
     
  2. Zak_A

    Zak_A Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Using aweber or such service is even simpler and relatively cheap.
    People are lazy.
    These services come with customer service.

    These are obvious main reasons (there might be other).

    Though I agree with you but wouldn't hire a developer to create something that already exist.
    I would simply run IEM on my own server ;)

    Be careful about this however, your host may not think that way :)
     
  3. travisle

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    I have always thought the same thing. Aweber getresponse mail chimp etc. The monthly fee is way too high for what you get. I guess people use them becuause they are trusted and reliable. You could try out listwire for the best of both worlds. It is free and is a service like the rest. The only problem is you can't export email addresses.
     
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    Those services are whitelisting so the emails get delivered.
     
  5. senior

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    Exactly! Unless you are a big operation and have the time and money to negotiate with the big ISP's to get your mail accepted (instead of dumped-where they don't even give you a courtesy bounce) it is better to send high quality mail with a reputable mailer. If you are going to spam then it doesn't really matter you aren't going to inbox anyway.

     
  6. kigguhholic

    kigguhholic Newbie

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    So even emails from brand new domains have chances of being filtered in the spam folder?
     
  7. mockba

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    I started using mailJet for white-listing my domains. It comes at a fraction of the cost. All depends on whether you want an out of the box service
    or a customized setup. In most cased aweber still does its job and saves you from setup headaches and upfront development cost.
     
  8. KevinA

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    Are you also able to get somebody to code autoresponder sequences? If so, that sounds like a good idea.

    The reason I use it is its just easy to manage using Aweber, and emails can be typed out and broadcasted without much fuss.

    Also, delivery rates are generally good with these services. If you have you own system, theres no guarantee that emails wont just end up in the junk folder
     
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    thetraveller Senior Member

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    They simply do what you want'em to do, if you want to set-up your own system then you might lose time figuring out why your mail doesn't get delivered. If you need to manage small lists then mailchimp (and maybe other providers) offers this option for free, if you need to manage way more subscribers then paying some bucks for such a sound service should not matter too much at your size.
     
  10. ByFoxx

    ByFoxx Junior Member

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    AWeber is great for it's deliverability, you won't get that with your own mailing server... Plus your hosting provider would not agree to the amount of emails sent out and other variables...
    If you plan on building a list with targeted prospects, AWeber is the way to go...
    If you want to send out massive amounts of spam-like emails with tons of offers, get your own mailing server, but establish some convenient terms with the hosting provider first.