Top 5 Autoresponders you can use for great results

Autoresponders, a necessity when it comes to successful Email marketing. Email Marketing  is often abused by many and confusing for people just getting started. There are so many things to consider when looking at different autoresponders… deliveribility, ease of use, reputation, and of course price. There a a ton of autoresponders out there, some great, some good and some out right terrible. You just need to make sure that when weeding through them you don't waste your money on something that just doesn't work. After using so many autoresponders I am proud to give you my top 5.

The top 5 Autoresponders,  The ones I have below are all extremely good but I had to pick a winner…

1. Aweber Communications – This is at the top of my list still and the reason being is they are very strict with what their users do send out, but also somewhat forgiving when it comes to errors on the e-mailers end. Aweber has a lot of really cool tools you can get access to and their customer service is top-notch. You can create profitable customer relationships for your business! AWeber's email marketing tools like professional email sign-up forms & autoresponder services make it easy for you to build your email list and stay in touch with prospects. They have over 150 beautiful templates you can use to really jazz up the look of your email. Aweber also has  3rd party integration  such as Salesforce.com, Facebook, WordPress, PayPal to name a few. They are still #1 on my list and for a $1 trial you cannot go wrong. You can start your dollar trial at www.aweber.com

2. Get Response – Get Response comes in at #2 but they have really stepped up their game when it comes to ease of use and overall user experience. They have a new capture page feature ($15,00 extra per month) in which will help any novice when it comes to creating great looking, professional capture pages. Their deliverability is very good as well. They have a little more tolerance for e-mailers but they don’t tolerate spamming (in which shouldn’t be done anyway). They also have really nice looking templates and have the 3rd party integration feature as well. I have been pleased with how Get Response has made some major advances with their service and for a free 30 day trial you should give them a try. www.getresponse.comAutoresponders Top 5

3. Constant Contact – Constant Contact is another dependable service you can use for your E-mailing. They are extremely strict when it comes to certain aspects and are not as forgiving as other auto responders. They too have a lot of the great features that both Aweber and Get Response have and they do have a free trial as well. One thing about Constant Contact is they offer an amazing 60 day free trial.Constant Contact makes it easy and affordable to build strong relationships with your customers. Try our FREE 60-Day Trial.

4.  Graphic email – This is a newcomer to my list because of their features and innovation when it comes to entering the Social Media aspect. They have a different format than other typical Auto responders. They have a very mobile friendly format, also they have a texting feature if you gather your prospects phone number. They have very good deliveribility and I really see Graphics Email only getting better as they grow and becoming one of the top 3 autoresponders. They have a limited free starter plan so you can test drive their service. www.graphicemail.com

5. Stream Send – I really like Stream Send as well, they have a fresh new concept that incorporates social media and is one of the more reasonably priced options out there. They are one of the most user-friendly  autoresponders and their customer support is very good. They also have a service where they will customize your campaign for you but there is an extra fee for that. Stream Send has been around since 2004 and continues to make headway into the industry of many great autoresponders. Start a 30 Day Free Trial of Streamsend.com today.

The goal is to get in the inbox when it comes to email marketing and using autoreponders, so make sure you don't abuse the privilege of having someones information and spamming them. Spamming on anyone of the above autoresponders will get you booted off their service quickly. To your success and beyond, I am hoping you can achieve email greatness with these top 5 autoresponders.

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Create a Product, The Game Plan from Start to Finish

You have a brilliant idea and want to put it into action, but you don't know how to create a product. Well, the idea is the first place to start so your headed in the right direction. One of the biggest roadblocks for any entrepreneur looking to create a product is a game plan. To many times you second guess yourself and that can be a huge distraction, when you have an idea here are some pointers to get you to your destination.

How to Create a Product, it's not the idea that's the problem, it is the time-table and strategy

 

  • First thing you are going to need to do is find a problem or a way to make something better in you specific niche. There are always going to be ways to make something better or easier for people, it could even be a product your using now. The main goal is how will it make things easier for your customers in the long run.
  • Once you find a solution for that problem your customers have faced, put it on paper. Draw out an action plan of how you are going to discuss this so you have a clear and concise plan of attack to make it come together.
  • Now it's time to take your idea and make it become a reality. Many people get discouraged because they don't have the skill set to develop their idea, but don't fear. There are many reliable, trustworthy website out there with people who are skilled in many areas. You can take you time and try to learn the skill but it could cost you less (because time is money) in the long run if you went with a contractor. These sites have in-depth grading reports on their contractors and I have personally been very happy with the results. Listed below are some of the better contractor websites on the web.
  1. Odesk – Hire freelancers (I have used odesk and have been thrilled with the outcome).Create a product
  2. Elance – Hire freelancers
  3. Freelancer – Hire Freelancers
  4. Guru – Hire Freelancers
  5. Text Broker – Hire writers for any writing if needed.

Always make sure you interview and narrow down the applications when you post a job. A great idea is to have a sentence at the bottom of your job description that tells the applicant to write out a certain phrase or word under their signature. This will help you find out who read your job description completely and not just apply for it, it show they pay attention to detail.

  • Another thing you want to consider as well is funds for a project. The above sites are great for hiring great talent but if you hire someone such as a programmer you have to leave yourself enough room incase there are snags in the development. The last thing you want to do is hire someone for a job and run out of capital before it is finished.
  • Speed – This is the one area that most ideas fail. Procrastination and not implementing their idea and getting it done within a good time frame. Hesitation is an idea killer, it causes you to reconsider or just plain forget your idea. When you map out you game plan have a date of completion set. Having a date will keep your eye on the prize and keep you motivated to finish what you started. Of course, you may have to push back your completion date but make sure it is for a good reason, that is why planning is so important.
  • Distribution – Getting your product out there, finding the right avenue to go down to get it in front of as many eyes as possible. So, what are your alternatives you can use to get your product out there? A lot of it depends on what you are selling, what niche,etc. There are so many ways to sell your product online these days and even more ways to promote it. Social media is a great way for promoting a new product, advertising on social media as well. When you advertise make sure it is targeted properly. Networking is a must, you have to get your name out there in my opinion to let people know who you are and what your product can do for them. Also, you can use free classified ads are an option but may not get you the quickest results. Always make sure if you do paid advertising it is within your budget and test different avenues, it goes back to not putting all your eggs in one basket.
  1. Ebay
  2. Amazon
  3. JV Zoo
  4. Quirky
  5. Your own website of course.

Ok, you have your game plan set so make it happen, and don't get discouraged if there are a few bumps in the road when doing so. Your idea is ready to become a reality once you put the wheels in motion, so it's time to create!

So in closing make sure you stay on track with your game plan, make sure you do not give up and in the end I hope your product makes a difference in someones life!