When I first started working online, I realized that I needed a method of sending email to multiple people other than my Gmail account. I found that Mailchimp was free and easy to use. Honestly, if you are brand new, it is a good option to be able to send out group emails.
But I soon learned some of the downsides. I learned that people were not always getting the email that I was sending them. Some email was getting blocked for being “spammy.” I researched and realized that certain words like “FREE” are considered spam. Also at the holidays, I like to share links of where folks can get good deals on gift baskets. These were affiliate links meaning that I would get a small commission if people purchased through them. Affiliate links are strictly not allowed on MailChimp.
Recently, I switched to Get Response and I Love It! Get Response has so many neat features and not so many restrictions on the kinds of email that you can send out. They coach you through how to grow your email list with the Get Response University. While I am not a big fan of website pop-ups, they have methods of doing pop-ups that don’t disturb the user experience. I am planning on doing webinars soon. Webinars are a feature that you can add into your package.
Here is a List of Awesome Get Response Features:
- Video Email Marketing Give a face and a voice to your messages and triple your click-through rates!
- GetResponse Multimedia Studio lets you record and store up to 100MB of video email marketing files, right from your account. Deliver high-impact customer testimonials, product demos, and event videos − no added software or expense required! Twitter Integration Millions of potential customers are getting their product “buzz” from social networks − and you need to be there! GetResponse puts you in the middle of this non-stop conversation with point-and-click integration. Let Twitter deliver instant links to your latest campaigns, coupons and blogs today!
- Online Surveys With GetResponse Surveys, research won’t cost you a dime extra! Ask as many questions as often as you want and get the data you need to improve products, target campaigns and stay ahead of the competition! It’s a snap to use – just point and click to design, then publish and watch the results roll in. 300+ Industry Templates Looks matter!
- Choose from over 300 Industry HTML Templates to create eye-popping campaigns for every audience and industry. Use our intuitive editor to customize your email communications with cool graphics,fonts and formatting, then brand with your company logo and colors to sign your masterpiece!
- Split Testing To ensure you get the best results from your email campaign, test it first! Create up to 5 messages, with different personalization techniques, subjects, and styles. GetResponse will test each version for you, then automatically select and send the best! It takes only minutes and can save you cash − and lost customers! GetResponse for iPhone Keep your finger on the pulse of your campaigns! GetResponse for iPhone gives you instant access to your dashboard and key stats, so you can react, anywhere, anytime.
- Add subscribers manually or import from your Address Book and you’ll never miss an opportunity to grow your list and your business!
- Email Analytics Make sure every campaign is better than the last! Let GetResponse track every open, click, unsubscribe, and purchase. Review your stats by product, date, domain, and more! See the Big Picture with visual graphs, and get customized reports in your inbox daily. With GetResponse, smart decisions are a snap!
- Guaranteed Deliverability GetResponse applies over 10 years of expert human and state-of-the–art system monitoring so your email marketing messages end up in prospect inboxes, not their junk folders! From our automated list hygiene, to our established ISP relationships and feedback loops, GetResponse ensures that your campaigns – and your brand – are always protected and compliant.
- Coaching and Support GetResponse expert staff is on hand 6 days a week to help you maximize your email marketing – and your profits! Whether you’re a team of one or 20, we’ll work with you ever step of the way so you market smarter and faster − without adding staff. Get in touch via phone, email, or live chat. It’s friendly and it’s free!
- GetResponse Enterprise is a fully stand-alone system, engineered to provide high-volume sending, superb reliability, and expert support at an affordable price. Your enterprise-level service is hosted on a separate, high-end machine with two dedicated IPs and is capable of sending up to 1,000,000 messages in a 24-hour period. This state-of-the-art system is managed automatically based on our advanced “send-and-delivery” GetResponse analytics, and monitored by a team of enterprise delivery experts.