Why Aweber Is The Best Autoresponder For Most Internet Marketers

Aweber Is The Best Autoresponder

Is Aweber really the best email autoresponder? I get asked this question at least once a day by any one of my readers.

I got tired of replying to emails; so I thought I’d make a post about it.

Sure, it is a great thing to clarify stuff before investing money on anything; given that Aweber is not a free email autoresponder service, I can understand the concern among bloggers in investing for an autoresponder solution.

And there are also free email autoresponder services like Mailchimp that add to the thinking.

If you’ve been having this question in mind, this post will answer it for you.

Why Aweber?

So you have free autoresponder services like Mailchimp. And I should admit that Mailchimp offers nice features given that it is free. So why Aweber?

To start with, you can read my Aweber review to get an idea of the features offered by Aweber for a decent price:

>>> Read my honest Aweber review

You see, free is not for every business. I do understand that your pocket could be thin. But spending money on a good autoresponder service like Aweber or GetResponse is investing.

They say, money is in the list. Of course I am not directing you to an email marketing strategy that involves only selling to your list. If you’re having that thought, take it off your mind right now.

But still, the money is in the list. If you manage to build a genuine relationship with your list subscribers (through your email marketing  strategy) and have developed some good trust, you should be able to make sales with any affiliate recommendations you make.

This is where Mailchimp puts you in trouble. Here is a part of the Terms of Service from Mailchimp –

No offense intended, but because we must ensure the highest delivery rates possible for all our customers, we do not allow businesses that offer these types of services, products, or content:

  • Illegal goods or services
  • Escort and dating services
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Work from home, Internet Lead-gen, Make money on online opportunities, etc.
  • Online trading, day trading tips, or stock market related content
  • Gambling services, products or gambling education
  • Multi-level marketing
  • Affiliate marketers
  • Credit repair, get-out-of-debt content
  • Mortgages and/or Loans
  • Nutritional Supplements, Herbal Supplements or Vitamin Supplements
  • Pornography or nudity in content
  • Adult novelty items or references in content
  • List brokers or List rental services
  • Marketing or sending commercial email without proper permission

Generally speaking, if you’re in an industry that is frequently associated with spam, you know who you are (it’s probably why you’re reading this far, right?). We make no judgments about your line of business, but we cannot afford to risk our deliverability.

I’ve made certain areas bold and underlined for a purpose. I know some of my friends whose Mailchimp account got suspended for this reason.

What did I do when I used Mailchimp?

No I did not forget my old days. I started my email marketing campaign with Mailchimp. I had a nice run. But their terms bothered me quite a bit. I didn’t want to get my account suspended and wake up losing all my precious contacts I built over the time.

So when I was using Mailchimp, I had to write a review post for every product I thought about promoting.

It is indeed good to write a review or make a relevant blog post for any item you promote. But it is not always necessary. And it won’t be applicable always.

What if you want to give a shout out to your list about a cool discount that they shall not miss? Would you write a blog post about it? That would be ridiculous.

I simply stayed away from telling my list about any offers, or discounts. Whenever I was able to write a review, I intimated my list about a product; when I don’t I simply didn’t tell anyone.

This is about my affiliate marketing experience. And, this is not just about Mailchimp.

Creating emails is just so effective on my time!

It is with the ease and effectiveness with which I can create my affiliate promo emails – especially with the new html drag-drop designer.

Aweber block editor

Email autoresponder

Mailchimp doesn’t offer the option to send email autoresponders in the free plan. You can only send live broadcasts. This will be a major hit for my business.

I do use a mix of autoresponder and live broadcasts to maintain a healthy relationship with my customers and the ability to send autoresponder emails is a must for me.

In this matter, GetResponse does well; actually I am currently using GetResponse for most of my lists (including the Problogging Success list). All their plans offer equal features (but they don’t have a free plan; they do offer a free trial though!); yes the autoresponder feature included.

So, why Aweber?

I will redirect you to a comparison I’ve made.

>>> Aweber Vs GetResponse

Why Aweber is the best email autoresponder for most internet marketers/bloggers?

Bloggers have their own preferences.

And I find that the features of Aweber fit perfectly for the kind of business (so if you are doing the kind of business I am doing, you get the idea).

Why Aweber? Here are the highlights

    • I find Aweber’s pricing structure to be very decent and reasonable.
    • I can have unlimited number of lists and sub-lists in ONE account. I don’t pay more for having multiple lists.
    • I can send unlimited number of emails to my list. I don’t pay extra for sending that important mail. I don’t have to worry about keeping track of the number of emails I send to my list in a month. Suits me perfectly because I don’t have a very strict schedule in sending email to my list.
    • My email deliverability rate is HIGH.
    • I can catch dead and fake emails immediately and can delete them (helps with improving the trust factor with the mails I send).
    • The in-built Spam filter helps me to see if my email message smells spammy BEFORE I send it. Not after I receive complaints and unsubscribes from my list.
    • I have LOADS of beautiful templates to choose from.
    • I have the wonderful drag-drop editor. Good bye to expensive html email templates.
    • I can host my images.
    • I can send live emails, blog broadcasts (the RSS to mail) and/or autoresponder emails.

Bloggers get pretty much all they need.


So here you go…. the answer to your question: Why Aweber is the best email autoresponder according to most bloggers?

Many of my subscribers even asked me: Did you choose Aweber just because it is the most popular email autoresponder?

Well, yes and no!

No, because I had the opportunity to put my hands on various autoresponders and come to a conclusion that Aweber fits my kind of business well.

Yes, because I think a big chunk of crowd can’t be wrong.

Let me emphasize that this conclusion is purely my personal opinion. Note that one size doesn’t fit all. And, I do not intend to downgrade any other email autoresponder services.

May be you could find Mailchimp or other service to be a fit for you. In fact I currently use both Aweber and GetResponse!

Nevertheless I strongly recommend Aweber for every online business as a necessary tool for their email marketing.

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  1. Salman AhmadSalman Ahmad says

    Is there any way to unsubscribe from the email?
    I clicked on unsubscribe buttons but it showed some kinda error,Don’t know why !

  2. SamSam says

    As we all know there are many bloggers in all over the world and every blogger/site owner have their own choice to use different kind of tools for make more popularity of their online business and this one is the good post to know something about this tool.

  3. Khaja moinKhaja moin says

    Hey Jane,

    I too made small research between these 3 autoresponders and came to conclusion that Aweber is the best one, though getResponse allows affiliate links, managing email campaigns is a bit tidy in it than Aweber. Aweber makes it damn easy to use.

    Very soon I will take this.

  4. Jens P. Berget says

    I have been using AWeber for a long time, and it’s my favorite as well. It’s only one thing I have to complain about, and that’s translation into Norwegian. I have talked to AWeber to try to make them realize how important it is for me, and Norwegian companies, to get the confirmation email in Norwegian and the unsubscribe text in Norwegian, but they won’t do anything about it. I understand, since they probably don’t understand Norwegian and it would be a lot of work :)

    I have tested MailChimp and it worked great for me, but I had no idea about the TOS and that we can’t use it if we’re doing affiliate marketing. I am thinking about upgrading to AWeber Analytics, is that the one you are using?

  5. RaviRavi says

    Well Aweber is really a good E-Mail Auto Responder.. And the best attractive feature about Awber is the music and dictation after clicking the Confirmation Link. It Gives kind of attention to readers and a Genuine attraction Point to attract new readers.

  6. Eric says

    So Jane, just wondering how long did you use mail chimp? And once you switched was it hard to make the switch?

    Thanks for always being so open and honest with all your writing and reviews.

  7. Okto says

    Hi Jane,

    I’ve heard a lot of positive experience with aweber, I guess there is no reason I don’t disagree anymore. By the way, I have tried mail chimp and looks fine with it. I am still on search for autoresponder that can cater with two language audiences so far

  8. Randall UlbrichtRandall Ulbricht says

    I have used Aweber for several years, no problems other than keeping up with the improvements they periodically make. I also subscribe to a few dozen “gurus” concerning internet marketing. Most of those gurus are pretty sharp. Over half of them use Aweber as their vehicle for their lists. I think that is the best endorsement.

  9. Koundeenya DhulipallaKoundeenya Dhulipalla says

    I’ve been using Mailchimp for some time and have never noticed these terms. I just checked the box like everyone else does. Thanks for really letting me understand the policies that MailChimp have. I think, I should soon migrate to Aweber (because, I, personally, never felt GetResponse is as good as Aweber, as per reviews)

    Thank you

  10. Sarah ParkSarah Park says

    Thanks for making things clear for me regarding Aweber. I’ve been really thinking into using this one, though I was still having second thoughts. Glad I am more convinced to try this one now.

  11. igbalaye Olayemiigbalaye Olayemi says

    No doubt that Aweber is the perfect and the best autorespondent around the internet, but i still like Mailchimp because they also work wonder and part of their service is free. using Mailchimp for your mailing is not that bad but i think Aweber is more perfect.

  12. ChitraparnaChitraparna says

    Hi, I have also started using Aweber and I am loving it. Soon I plan to implement Aweber for all my blogs. I have also used Mail Chimp but its not that effective & the interface is too confusing.

    ~ Chitra

  13. PurnimaPurnima says

    Interesting share Jane . I have been relying on free email auto responders till date . A paid auto responders would assuredly have more benefits to offer and now Aweber does look worth investing an amount .

  14. Chris says

    What i love about Aweber are

    1. Customizable design for opt-in form. You can find in different blog that i manage how awesome is my opt-in form.
    2. We can set web form so that we can evaluate which location are more effective.

  15. PankajPankaj says

    Hi Jane,

    I’ve one question here, suppose someone has build good list using Free MailChimp option but later realize the limitation and now wants to switch all of his/her list to Aweber. Is it possible?

  16. SamuelSamuel says

    You are right Jane :)

    I am currently using MailChimp right now, just like you did.

    I know in my mind that Aweber is the best out there!

    Going to switch over very soon :)

  17. Adam Connell says

    Jane, I couldn’t agree more about Aweber.

    The reason I turned away from Mail Chimp originally was because it just wasn’t as straight forward to use back then .. although it was a while ago when I tried it.

    Aweber was just so straight forward .. I even had a courtesy call and a letter in the mail within a week with support numbers etc.

  18. Jules says

    Aweber is perfectly fit for business if you want to build a good relationship with your subscribers or customers. You will develop good credibility on your part and able to make sales.

  19. Ana Hoffman says

    Aweber has been my autoresponder of choice since I started TGC, Jane; definitely thumbs up from me.

    It’s been a while, by the way; stopped by to see what you are up to.

  20. virginiavirginia says

    Hi Jane,

    Good post. My question would be ‘how would you compare AWEBER’ with something such as Infusionsoft which has the ability to allow you create email sequences to respond based on the action the user takes? This might be a bit off track but I don’t think so as is related.


  21. Lalith says

    Well Aweber is really a good E-Mail Auto Responder.. And the best attractive feature about Awber is the music and dictation after clicking the Confirmation Link. It Gives kind of attention to readers and a Genuine attraction Point to attract new readers.

    Nice post and thanks for sharing !!!!

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