Free Autoresponder Software – Are They Really Free?
If you’re new to email marketing or just having to stretch your dollars for now, the allure of free autoresponder software is quite appealing, but beware. You will never find a truly free system; there’s a big catch.
With free autoresponder software you could be earning income for the autoresponder company in the way of advertising (Ads are included in your work). You’re really advertising for other marketers and companies. Do you really want to be working for all these other people?
Can You Use all Their Features with Free Autoresponder Software?
The free autoresponder software companies don’t allow you to use all the features of their system. You’re limited to how many email messages you can program or how many campaigns you can build. What’s worse is that you may be sharing your leads with the autoresponder company. They have to get paid somehow.
Why I Use TrafficWave Autoresponder
Its so cliche and forgive me for saying this, but you do get what you pay for. I’ve used several different systems over that last twenty two years. Yes, I’m going to shamelessly plug the TrafficWave autoresponder/email marketing system. Why… because of cost. The leading autoresponder companies increase the price of their system the more subscribers you get or if you want to construct more campaigns than they allow for in their introductory price. TrafficWave’s price never goes up and it is truly unlimited. Add in the extra features and you have a great value.
Other Good Autoresponder Systems
Aweber and GetResponse are systems used by many of the top affiliate marketer on the net. I’ve used both at one time or another and the more subscribers or the more campaigns you create, the price goes up. This will actually help keep your list cleaned of dead leads because you’ll be deleting leads that are unresponsive. I did notice that GetResponse does not use the usual terminology as the other companies so the learning curve was a bit more severe for me. I did notice that GetResponse does not use the usual terminology as the other companies so the learning curve was a bit more severe for me.
GVO works the same as these others. You only get five campaigns and only 500 subscribers unless you upgrade to a higher level.
I just recently tested MailChimp and I found that it works quite a lot like GetResponse where you have to drag boxes for text and images into the email composition window to be able to write your letter/newsletter. I found that too tedious; I just want to open a page and write.
All the companies out there have a trial for free or just $1. But to sum it up, they are all good systems. You just need to try them out to see what fits best with you.
Hope this helps… Smiles, Joan