Friday, June 22, 2007

Critical Steps to Online Success--Generate your List Settings at AWeber

I'm talking about AWeber here because that's my main
Autoresponder.

I think I must be going mental to take on this task of
guiding you through this without the help of diagrams, but
let's see how we go. When I first got started with AWeber I
remember it was a pretty confusing experience.
Actually I find all Autoresponders are lacking in really
clear documentation that a stumbling idiot like myself can
understand.

So open the AWeber website at http://www.aweber.com/
and if you haven't already done so, go to the web form at
the bottom of the page and setup up your free 30 day test
drive. This truly is free and they are really good about
canceling if that's what you choose to do.
But don't do this yet unless you are now ready to get
started and take your squeeze page live. You don't want to
waste your 30 day free trial.

Once you've set up your account you log-in to the member
area.

You will be on the "home" page. Across the top you will
see a blue navigation bar with a yellow navigation bar
directly below it. Left click on the "list settings" tab in
the blue area and then left click on the "Settings" tab at
the far left hand side of the yellow area.

The first thing to do here is to give your list a name. I
tend to operate with just one list and use the "Form Name"
designator to separate out where the leads came from…more
on this later. The name can be anything you like but should
be somewhat meaningful to you. For now you could call it
"mymainlist". You can always change it later.

You then enter a short list description such as "My Web
Business Newsletter". Make the name professional because it
will be viewable on your "unsubscribe page". Now check
"Allow Multiple Unsubscribe", enter your company name and
your main website URL and you're done with this phase of
the setup.

We'll revisit this topic and deal with "Verified Opt-in"
and "Custom Fields in another article.

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Regards

Jim

Critical Steps to Online Success--Setup your opt-in box (aka Web Form) at AWeber

AWeber can be very confusing to get around and setup.

I'm assuming you've already set up your AWeber account. If
not you will need to do this before we can continue. So go
and do that and then come back.

Open the AWeber website at http://www.aweber.com/ and
log-in to the member area.

You will be on the "home" page. Across the top you will
see a blue navigation bar with a yellow navigation bar
directly below it. Click on the "list settings" tab and
then left click on the "Web Form" tab in the yellow area.
In the middle of this page you'll see a green box that
says: "Create Web Form". Left click on this box and you'll
get a blue form where you can start filling in the details
for your opt-in box.

Give your form a name in the "Form Name" box. It could be
"Form 1-Article Leads" or whatever you choose. You'll
create many Web Forms as you go along so make sure the name
makes sense to you. You can easily change it later.

For now under "Type" choose "In Line". You can get fancy
with pop-ups later if you want.

For the "Thank You Page" I usually have a simple page on
my website that explains to the visitor that they will
receive a "verification email" and that they must verify
their request before going further.

So you might have a URL like:

http://www.your-own-website.com/VerifyRequest

The next box you need to deal with is labeled: "Ad
Tracking" which I found quite confusing. I needed to call
the support line to figure out what to do with this.
This is where you can create different classes of
respondents and designate where they have come from to keep
track of who is responding to what ad. e.g. "Pay-per-Click"
or "Article Writing" etc.

You create a new Web Form with a different "Ad Tracking"
name for each source of traffic you want to separate. So if
you have traffic coming from 4 sources you need 4 Squeeze
Pages each with it's own unique "Ad Tracking" name embedded
in the code.

Now when people opt-in to your offer you'll know where
they came from and what offer they're responding to.

The next step where you set up what exactly will be
visible on your Web Form can get tricky so if you want help
with this see my article:

"Internet MLM - Getting Started With the AWeber Auto
Responder"

Just copy and paste that title (without the quotes) into
the Google search bar and my article will be the first
entry returned. It will help you over a few of the more
confusing aspects of the process.

Learn how to make it big on the Internet! Read my fast
start guide "3 Surefire Ways to Make Money Online".

Download it free here:
http://homebasedbusinessontheweb.com/cap/

Keep on Winning

Regards

Jim

Critical Steps to Online Success--Design your Squeeze Page and attach your Web Form (or Opt-in Box)

You're now ready for a very exciting step.

It's time to get your website up and running.

First you will need to design your Squeeze Page and attach
your Web Form to allow visitors to register for you FREE
Book and Newsletter.


So just what is a squeeze page? A squeeze page very simply
is a "call to action". You want your visitor to opt-in to
your list.

A squeeze page is a web page whose only function is to
provide a page where visitors can opt-in to your list and
get your material. And it should be purely that. You don't
want to confuse your visitors by having other outbound
links on the page.

You have "one" single call to action on your squeeze page.
It should be very clear exactly what you want your visitor
to do. You want them to fill in the web form and subscribe
to your list so they can get their fee gift…and that's all!
Your opt-in rate will be significantly reduced if your
visitor is confused. So absolutely… no AdSense ads on the
squeeze page and no other links…not even to your main
website.

What do you put on your squeeze page?

1.A headline describing what your offer is about.

2.A few bullet points describing the benefits of your
offer.

3.Simple instructions on how to fill out the web form.

4.And of course the web form itself.

Your Auto-responder provider will have instructions on
their site to help you attach your web form.

Setting up your web form (or opt-in box as it is often
called) can be more complex than you may think.

If you think you might need help with this then see my
article:

"Internet MLM - Getting Started With the AWeber Auto
Responder"

Just copy and paste that title (without the quotes) into
the Google search bar and my article will be the first
entry returned. It will help you over a few of the more
confusing aspects of the process.

Once you are happy with your Web Form you simply paste the
HTML code into your Squeeze Page code where you want it to
appear on the page.

Learn how to make it big on the Internet! Read my fast
start guide "3 Surefire Ways to Make Money Online".

Download it free here:
http://homebasedbusinessontheweb.com/cap/

Keep on Winning

Regards

Jim