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Want to Create Email Autoresponders? Use GetResponse

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Seriously, you’re culpable.

Yes, you have a blog with useful and in-depth blog posts.

You’re intelligently reaching out. Even on social media networks.

See how your traffic is growing, but the core of your email marketing plan is left unattended.

You’ve negligently left the driver of your email list – where the money is.

You’ve not created…

Autoresponders

You’ve not created messages that are automatically set to go out in the order and frequency your recipients decide.

The truth is you’re not using autoresponders to:

  • Enhance your email marketing campaigns
  • Free up your time
  • Help you focus on important aspects of your blogging life
  • Automate your sales

No wonder your dreams are shattering.

With all your effort you still have zero results.

This post is in the process of helping you fix it. Okay?

Right. Before you continue, note that…

Autoresponders needs to be about recipients – your readers or subscribers – and what they decide.

As you may have seen from the definition, your sequences aren’t supposed to be about you the blogger or marketer.

It is the action your recipient takes that determines how you set the messages.

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Because of that rule of thumb, GetResponse has for you these 2 types:

1. Automated time-based autoresponders

Who is on your list? Sequentially send him messages at calculated intervals beginning from when he opted into your campaign.

2. Action or event-based autoresponders

You send this type to your subscriber when he performs an action you specify. Example: when he clicks to download. You may also use them to complete your time-based sequences.

So, to create autoresponder messages, first have this tool by GetResponse in place: Autoresponders 2.0

How?

First create them

Every online marketer and blogger needs autoresponders.

Look, it’s ideal to create them after your blog set up – before publishing your first post.

And because of that, I have here, a brief 6-steps guide to create your autoresponders:

Of course, like your blog, you can’t create them without an aim.

So, what’s your target?

  1. Begin with a goal

You’ve unlimited goals to choose from. Choose one, more, or a combination you’re working on achieving.

It could be:

  • To send welcome series to new subscribers

Every email list must have a welcome series – you probably have it. Most welcome series contain welcome and thank you messages. Yes, you need to show appreciation, and make your friends feel at home.

You may choose to include a call-to-action or a download link in here. These kinds are sent right after people subscribe to your list.

  • To make money on autopilot

Want to make money on autopilot? Get ideas from this post by Harsh Agrawal: “Can A Blog Make Money on Auto-Pilot: 1 Month Experiment

  • To deliver series of free lessons

Want an effective lead magnet? Simply get your free mini courses delivered via an autoresponder sequence. You may also choose to show your best content from your archives to every new subscriber. Yours is to decide.

  1. Start writing

Write to convert.

You may choose to hire someone, but it’s ideal you learn how to write them yourself.

Hope you want to? Then learn from Sonia Simon of Copyblogger.

  1. Outline your sequence from start to finish

This is where you queue up your messages in the email marketing software.

The length of your sequence would be based on your goal, especially, your subscriber’s interest.

Your subscriber may determine how far apart each message will be sent at this stage.

  1. Help people to subscribe

Make it easy.

All your call-to-action should be made clear.

Place opt-in boxes at visibly noticeable locations on your blog.

Synchronize your opt-in boxes with GetResponse – my email marketing provider.

You may start driving people to your opt-in form.

  1. Class your email subscribers

If you want to send targeted messages to your recipients, put them in groups – segment your list.

Do it when a subscriber joins the list. And you’ll enjoy high ROI on every one of your campaign.

Note: the segmentation should be based on their interest.

  1. Keep working on your autoresponders

Make sure they’re producing good results by tracking subscribers, testing, monitoring and improving your series for better results.

GetResponse Autoresponders 2.0 Pricing

This complete email marketing software has affordable packages for you. All have the Autoresponders 2.0 feature.

Check the pricing:

GetResponse Pricing

You’ve no contract to fulfill: you’re not obliged to do anything.

And you can choose to cancel at any time.

More awesome GetResponse Features

You have the following features at your disposal from this email marketing software giant:

  • Landing page builder
  • Marketing automation tools
  • Webinar tool
  • Web forms
  • Etc

Now, watch GetResponse autoresponder tutorial in the video to see how you can put this feature – Autoresponders 2.0 – to work for best results:

People are saying this about GetResponse

Neil Patel says it’s the head and shoulder above the rest. He calls it his email marketing secret weapon.

why customers love GetResponse

What am I saying about them?

Well, I don’t like all of their 100+ web forms. I couldn’t find my taste.

So, I had to customize one of them to suit the design of my blog pages. They’ve made customizing their forms possible for everyone.

Take a look at my opt-in form in the sidebar.

Proper attention is required here, my friend

Are autoresponders the missing element of your marketing plan?

Would you make the grave mistake of leaving them unattended?

What do you think of GetResponse Autoresponders?

How do you plan to attend to the core of your email marketing plan?

Drop all that in the comment box.

17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. Ravi Chahar

    August 15, 2016 at 4:41 am

    Hey Francis,

    Most of the bloggers use autoresponders nowadays. It’s quite helpful when you are away.
    GetResponse seems to be an awesome tool.

    I have read about it a lot. I am sure it would be one of the best tools for the bloggers.
    Thanks for explaining about it in detail.
    Enjoy the day.
    ~Ravi
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  2. Hussain Omar

    August 15, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Hey Francis,
    Awesome post!

    Autoresponders are a necessity these days, I believe they should be planned carefully to get the most of them. You have listed the great features that Get response has, they are really dominating now.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Keep posting!

    Regards
    Hussain
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    • Francis Quarshie

      August 15, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      I’m yet to expound more on the other features for you, bro. Hussain.
      Enstine did this again. He led me to GetResponse.
      Like you rightly mentioned, an autoresponder will work effectively when carefully planned -it does all the work for you.
      No wonder Sonia Simon calls it “the lazy marketer’s best friend.”

      Thank you for contributing
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  3. Kimsea Sok

    August 16, 2016 at 5:24 am

    Thanks for sharing.

    Get response is brilliant email marketing, and I love automate function of the tool. It came with lots of email marketing tool such as popup form and great designs.

    I love what you spoke related to list segmentation. It’s the most important idea for increase better performance. The most of subscribers unsubscribed the list as they got irrelevant content or non interested information.

    Even the automate tool can help you to save lots of time and improve better performance of your business, you have to be care of your automate process as it can damage your mail list. What’s your opinion, by the way?

    thanks for share
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    • Francis Quarshie

      August 16, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      You’re right, Kimsea. Automation if not done well can destroy your reputation.

      The reason why I mentioned that autoresponders are to be about the recipient is exactly the point you’ve made: “Most subscribers will unsubscribe because your messages are not useful.”

      So segmentation comes in here.

      If done well, my brother, you’ll enjoy blogging.

      I have fallen for GetResponse because it answers most needs. Thanks to Enstine Muki again for asking me to try it.

      This is your first time here, right? You’re welcome.

      Francis
      Francis Quarshie recently posted…23 Essential Blogging Tools to Help You Grow Your BlogMy Profile

  4. Robin Khokhar

    August 16, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Hi Francis,
    GetResposne is a really good tool. iT was a very good review and tutorial about.
    Thanks for sharing.
    have a good day.
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  5. Joy Healey

    August 16, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Hi Francis,

    Just here to endorse what you say!

    It’s essential for anyone with a business to use an autoresponder otherwise potential clients doing research may just buy from whoever DOES collect their details and follow-up with them.

    I have tried several different autoresponders in the past, but settled on GetResponse because I feel it’s the best value for money at a level that even small businesses can afford.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

  6. Sam Adeyinka #Coach

    August 16, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Hey Francis, it’s nice to be here again. 🙂

    You did a good job with this post man and I must really commend your effort to scribble it.

    Actually, I only recently discovered some really cool stuffs about GetResponse which you already did well to mention here.

    And I really love the segmenting each mail outreach part they offer – and to think they do it automatedly compare to Mailchimp where I have to do it manually is cool.

    I should take advantage of their tool pretty soon…

    Thanks for sharing this with us. Do have a good time yonder.

    Sam

    • Francis Quarshie

      August 27, 2016 at 10:35 am

      Thanks, bro. Sam for the kind words.
      Segmenting your emails subscribers means you understand their language. You know the tribe they belong. And that makes you communicate effectively.
      Email marketing is made simple by Get response. I’m happy most bloggers in my community are using it.
      Hope to see you here again, bro.
      Francis Quarshie recently posted…How can I improve my Alexa ranking?My Profile

  7. Donna Merrill

    August 19, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Hi Francis,

    I use a few auto responders for different types of emails. Get response has been so good to me. So much so, that I had just got off the phone with them as they fixed a problem I had.

    We need an autoresponder that has good customer service because there is always some kind of blip in technology. If we didn’t have that automated, we would be spending so much time doing it one by one.

    -Donna
    Donna Merrill recently posted…Law Of Attraction – My True Life StoryMy Profile

    • Francis Quarshie

      August 27, 2016 at 10:44 am

      Yessooooo, Donna. We would have been doing it one by one.
      I’m happy to hear you’re using GetResponse, too.
      Their customer service is what I can’t speak much about, because I’ve never engaged that department.
      If an authority like you say they are good, then of course, they are.
      Thanks for dropping yours, Donna. I appreciate. Hope to see you here again.
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  8. Peter Beckenham

    August 21, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Hi Francis,

    Appreciates your post about the key elements and importance of autoresponders.

    Like you I’m also a very supportive user of GetResponse and one of the main reasons for my support of GetResponse has been their approach to customer service.

    On 2 occasions recently they went out of their way to rectify a problem I had with delivery and I am just so grateful for their support.

    Thanks for your awesome post Francis

    Best wishes from the remote Thai village marketer

    Peter
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  9. Brenda Winslet

    September 8, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Hi Francis,
    I love GetResponse as its automatic whereas MailChimp needs to be done manually most of the stuff.
    Thanks for this awe-inspiring article.
    All the best wishes
    – Brenda
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  10. promil pandey

    September 15, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    this is the second time i am reading about autoresponders…..Now i am more curious and have to try it one day…thanks for the useful info….
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