AutoResponder? GetResponse? Email Marketing?

Did you know that it is actually possible to make a full time income online by having a simple one page website like this one…

Email Marketing Capture Page Example 1

or this one

GetResponse Optin Page Example 1

or even this one

GetResponse Optin Page Example 3

These aren’t complicated pages to make and in fact I made all of these using a software called Builderall.

However Builderall is not the focus of this post.

What is the focus of this post is what all these pages have in common.

They are all asking for an email address.

In fact I have feeling that many of the people who are reading this very post were brought here because they gave me their email address.

Some of you probably even recognize these pages because, well these are the very pages that got you to give me your email address in the first place.

Now I know what you might be thinking..

How the heck could one page websites like those earn me a full time income.

Well like the old saying goes, the money is in the list.

These pages allow me to build up an email list.

Do I need all three of these pages?

Heck no, I could get by just fine with just one but I do like to mix it up a bit.

Email Marketing

Lets get straight to the point here, what I am talking about is Email Marketing.

These pages get people signed up to my email list.

The people on my list are then sent emails from my email autoresponder..

What the heck is an email autoresponder?

This is probabaly how I should have started this post out but I like everyone else on the internet need to hook you in.

Otherwise the short attention spans that the internet helped to create would cause you to leave.

So an email autoresponder is just a sequence of email marketing messages that gets sent to subscribers in the order and frequency that you decide.

How you send these emails is by using software, and the software that I happen to use to send these emails is

GetResponse

I absolutely love GetResponse and in my opinion is one of the best email autoresponder softwares available.

Those simple page examples above get people to give me their email addresses.

Once I get their email address I start to send them a series of emails.

In these emails I deliver valuable content much like this blog post, I also direct them to all kinds of different things from blog posts, YouTube videos etc.. but I can also put in Affiliate links, or send them to a blog post that has affiliate links.

I can send them to so many different things.

Email is probably one of the easiest and most efficient ways to build up an audience online.

Why? 

Because once they subscribe I could send them stuff right away or I could also go months without sending a thing. However once I hit that send button guess what, I will instantly have the same audience size from the last time I sent something.

With blogs, social media or really anything else, if I was to go months without posting something most people would either not get it or have given up on coming back to my site for new content a long time ago.

However, once you capture their email address you can essentially pull them back to your website on demand. Just about everyone checks their email, and most people get some sort of notification on that little device they keep in their pocket that lets them know that they got an email. Everyone that I know turns those notifications off for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc… but one of the few things that many people keep the notifications turned on for is email.

Alright, now that we got the benefits of email out of the way lets move on to GetResponse.

First GetResponse has a few more tricks up its sleeve then just sending automated emails for you.

You have two basic types of Emails, Newsletters and Autoresponders.

Autoresponders are those automatic emails that will start to send out in a certain order once a person signs up for your email list.

Newsletters are emails that you type up and send out on special occasions, Only people who are part of your email list at that moment in time will get it.

So if someone new joins your email list a month later they will not get your newsletter but they will get the same autoresponder series, provided you haven’t changed it up yet.

Why Get Response?Get Response Benefits Image

As You can see GetResponse has several different things it can do and I am going to go over a few of them but not all as I do not use all of them but in the future I plan on using more and more of what GetResponse has to offer.

Landing Pages

So while my examples above were all made with Builderall, if you wanted to save even more money GetResponse does allow you to build landing pages and they will host them for you without any extra cost.

These are some nice looking landing pages as well, and with some creativity can be used to fit just about any offer that you have in mind.

See Examples Below….

Landing Pages Examples

Marketing Automation

This is probabaly one of my favorite functions of GetResponse. I have the ability to set different rules and have things automatically happen depending on my subscribers behavior.

So For Examples lets say I send out a great piece of information about Instagram, no trying to sell anything just pure helpful information.

I can have a rule setup that for anyone who clicks on a link in that email or even just opens that email, they will then get a new email the next day about a piece of software or a course on Instagram marketing. I know these people are into Instagram because they specifically opened that email and clicked on that information, so they are going to be more likely to buy something that helps them with Instagram than someone who doesn’t do those things.

So yes those people will get an extra email that no one else got but they are also more likely to open it and I have now sent them content that is more specific to them and it happened all automatically, all I did was initially set it up.

Marketing Automation GetResponse
Webinars

While this is not a function that I specifically use its great to know that it is available.

Drag & Drop Design

I think this is probably my favorite part, everything is built visually. If I want to do something its super easy to accomplish that. From Writing emails, setting up the automation triggers to designing the landing forms. Everything can be done visually.

Smartphone App

This is probably one of my most favorite features. I can edit, compose and do just about everything straight from my iPhone.

Sure, I shouldn’t be doing this all the time but the fact that it is even an option is super awesome. Monitoring and doing things on the go is amazing.

My Favorite Part of GetResponse

They don’t take your credit card information during the free trial period. That should tell you a lot right then and their. They believe so much in their own product that they dont even try to trick you into paying for the product. I don’t know too many companies who will give you everything for free without any type of payment information just in case.

Its a 30 day free trial as well.

So I mean take advantage of that free trial period and start growing your email list today!

Obviously if your a bit confused on how to get people signed up to your email list then check out my post on Solo Ads Here.

Is that the only way that I get people signed up to my email list, heck no but we can talk about that a bit later. For now…

To Your Success..

Spencer

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 17 comments
Jag - May 8, 2019

I’ve been hearing a lot about the autoresponder GetResponse. Now after reading your review, I’m actually motivated to go check it out further.

I like that they have a 30-day free trial. This shows to me that they actually stand behind their work. I always want to make sure I try something you before I purchase it as the investment can help me to decide if this program is worth my time or not.

It also helps when a website makes it easy to do the work that needs to be done hence the drag-and-drop is probably one of the easiest forms of setting up anything online.

Landing pages now are the norm for many online businesses. I like that they are included as part of the package. Thank you for the great review. You’ve got me excited about looking into this.

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Lee-Ann - May 8, 2019

The thought of email marketing fills me with a lot of fear.  But then so did digital marketing and now I’m getting excited about it so there is hope.

This was very informative about the product and I can’t wait to learn more about email marketing and using Social Media.

Thank you for an informative and inspiring post.

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Babsie Wagner - May 8, 2019

I really love the marketing materials you displayed in this article.  I need to work on the capture of emails.  These pages are a draw for people who are looking to make money online, and I think that’s where I need the most help.  You say you used Builderall?  I followed through, and Builderall is offering a pretty good deal with the 7-day trial, all the bonuses, and the monthly charges are very reasonable.  I understand so much the importance of building an email marketing list and then marketing to that list.  It is the part of my business where I am lacking.  I’m really liking the Get Response also.  What I really like is that they have the Landing Pages for you to use, as well.   This sounds like a great plan!

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    Spencer Broom - May 8, 2019

    Yep I for sure put together a nice bonus package for Builderall, I plan on doing the same thing for get response, I just havent gotten around to it yet.

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Carmen - May 8, 2019

you anticipated my questions about email marketing; thank you for this; I would like to know how many subscribers you need to have in order to be able to marketin by email; and I still want to know if Builderall is free, if not, how much it costs; I like the way subscribers sign up

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    Spencer Broom - May 8, 2019

    You can get Builderall for as little as 10 dollars a month. However you might want to get on board soon as I am pretty sure the price is about to go up. They keep coming out with all kinds of new updates. 

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      Carmen - May 9, 2019

      thank you

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Paul - May 8, 2019

Dear Spencer,

Thanks a lot for the thorough and detailed review post.

I am a full-time affiliate marketer and we all know the importance of an autoresponder “Money is in the list”.

I was using get response autoresponder service two years back…

I just want to share one important thing from my experience. Their customer service is awesome! When I faced some issues I contacted them twice and they helped me with great care and patience. Actually the issue is on my side but still they helped me to sort it out.

I never wanted to leave them but I left only because my very close friend and mentor recommended a different service. Based on my experience they are awesome.

Much Success!

Paul

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Merlynmac - May 8, 2019

Thanks for this great review of GetResponse!  I’ll admit, I’ve been looking for quite some time and the various offerings (that also allow for affiliate marketing).  I’ve narrowed the paid options down to 3.  GetResponse is one of them.

Right now my site is young and I’m using a free plugin solution that does the job but, when I get a few more subscribers, I’ll need to change to a service that can handle them.

I like the idea of automating my marketing and I have to say the webinar feature is intriguing, as I do plan to mentor some of my subscribers live vs a pre-recorded video.

Can you tell me, is the app truly intuitive?  Does it allow me access to all features or am I better off with the web interface?

Thanks again.  This gives me more information to digest,

Scott

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    Spencer Broom - May 8, 2019

    The web interface will always be better for just about any software you are using. With that said I do think its the best autoresponder phone app on the market. 

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Rus - May 8, 2019

Great Article!, Autoresponders and automated communication is an absolute must to any email campaign or even web campaign for that matter. I’ve not come across getresponse before but I’ll definitely be looking into it when I get an hour later. I find a lot of the time it’s finding the right platform that feels good to work with. Thanks for sharing!

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    Spencer Broom - May 8, 2019

    GetResponse is my favorite Autoresponder and I have used and tried out a few different ones. 

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Igor - May 8, 2019

Hi Spencer!
Email marketing is still regarded as the most important strategy for building relationships with customers. It is also the most personal way of marketing. There were people saying that Email marketing is dying. In fact, it is stronger than ever.  Every company, online marketer, entrepreneur use it. There are outstanding autoresponders on the market for such purpose. Free and paid automation tools.  I am receiving emails from various marketers through a variety of autoresponder. Knowing how to use it and create email campaigns can boost your business.

Thanks for sharing your proposal.

Best regards,
Igor

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Alblue - May 9, 2019

I’ve heard about email marketing before, but this is the first time I hear about auto responder function. It’s a neat function and I love to try it. Really glad that GetResponse have a 30 day trials. How much the plan cost after the free trial period ended? Also, is there a function to resend certain email if the subscriber never clicked or opened the email that was send before? Thank you for the information

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    Spencer Broom - May 10, 2019

    After the free trail you can continue to use get response for as low as 15 dollars it just depends on many email subscribers you have. Absolutely you can do the resend function with GetResponse. A lot of the other ones do not offer this function. 

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Derek Marshall - May 9, 2019

Single page websites are dead these days. I do remember not long ago (6/7 years) all that was required to make money was a single page site with a capture form. These days, people want information, consuming information at a greate rate and in a variety of forms (Podcast, written, Video). Still, email is far from dead. It still the most effective and best converting (in many ways not just sales) than other forms.

An email address is still the best way of “owning” your traffic and always will be. Search engines can change the algorithm, social media can cut your reach but your can still direct your traffic to an article, offer or where the heck you like with email! and nobody can take that away from you!.

It’s the best traffic source by far.

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Alvaro - May 9, 2019

Hi Spencer, 

I didn’t knew about Buiderall and I will definitely take a look. 

I’m using MailChimp for email marketing but I haven’t played with it enough. GetResponse is a great replacement easy to use. When the time will come I will have to make a choice. 🙂 Have a good one. al 

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