In this lesson I’ll show you exactly how to setup aweber single opt-in lists so email subscribers don’t have to double-opt in to your email list.
So you want to create a single opt-in email list for one reason or another. In this video I am going to show you how to set up AWeber for single opt-in.
This is going to work for new list that you are creating within AWeber as well as any existing list that you may have had. And I had to do this in the past because in my website which is Property Investing in Australia, a lot of people do not do the double opt-in confirmation because they are just not super tech savvy. So I prefer the single opt-in even though it is not industry best practice. So let us go into AWeber and I will show you how to do it.
So here we are in AWeber. We go up to the top where it says manage list and we go ahead and click on that one. First, I am going to show you the process for a creating a new list and then what to do when you have an existing list. So let us go through and create a list really quickly first. All these details are fine, just click next. I will just name this list ‘example.’ And we can see here, to approve our confirmation message and there is no option to turn it off. But that is alright, we do not need to do it right now.
Just click approve message and create list. Do not adjust that message at all. Just click that approve message and create list button. Now we are going to go back into manage list and this is the process that you would do for an existing list so you cannot do it on set up, you actually have to do it with an existing list. So let us go back to our list ‘example’ and we go ahead and click on that to edit it. And where it says confirmed opt-in on the left-hand side here.
Let us go ahead and click on that. Now here is our confirmation message but it is now giving us an option to send a confirmed opt-in email for web forms so we can go ahead and click on that. Then go ahead and click yes and that is now going to go ahead and turn that off. Then click save settings and now we have created a single opt-in email list within AWeber.
There is a tool that goes one better which is called ConvertKit. And if I go into my form – so let us go into this free listing form, if I go into the settings of this form, I can have this incentive email here. And so these people are signing up to get some free property listings and so I say, “Here are your property listings. Thanks for signing up. As promised here are your property listings.” And they can then click this big button to go and view their property listings.
However, when they click that button they are then double opted-in. And also I can order confirm new members as well. So people can double opt-in but they can also be single opt-in and it is not one of those annoying ‘you need to click this link to confirm your email.’ They are getting what they were promised – the freebie that they promised, but when they act on that and they click on that then it confirms their email. So that is a really cool thing that ConvertKit does.
ConvertKit also allows you to add automations so I can go ahead and add a rule. And the thing that I love is when someone clicks the link I can then subscribe them to a course. So I could send out an email to my general list which is like 12,000 people and say, “Hey look! Here is an interesting product.” If someone clicks on that product I can subscribe them to a mini course that goes into more details about the benefits of that product and tries to sell them on it because I know that they are interested in it. So that is a really powerful thing.
So if you are looking for a single opt-in service that is better than AWeber, then I do recommend ConvertKit. You can go through my affiliate link at pelt.co/ck which I massively appreciate if you do that. It will not cost you any more but I will get a small commission. And just so you know I am not recommending ConvertKit because of the commission. The commission is the same that I get with AWeber and the pricing is basically the same as well.
So I would make the same amount if you went with AWeber as you went with ConvertKit but I recommend it because I think that it is awesome. Plus if you sign up through any of my affiliate links you can get access to a free bonus. You can get one of my paid courses for free. Just go over to pelt.co/bonus to choose your bonus over there.
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