Your First List
A list contains your email subscribers. It’s really that simple when it comes down to talking about a list. The list contains all the information about each one of your subscribers. A subscriber is simply someone that has opted-in to your list and left their email address.
I’m sure that you have signed up too many lists on the internet in your days of surfing. This could be a simple form on someone’s website or blog. You may have clicked on a link in an article that took you to someone’s capture page.
For you as an online marketer using a capture page is going to be one of the main ways that you were going to give subscribers on your list.
Creating a subscriber list.
Once you log into your AWeber account. Go to the very top of the page and select the Manage Lists button.
Click on the green Create a List button near the top of the page. The information on this page you probably will never have to change. Your Company Name and Company Website should be the same if you only have one. This also shows your physical mailing address and gives you the option to use a different one. Then for the sender name in the sender email, this should be your company or your name. A better choice is to make it more personal would be to use your name.
Read the section below Using a private email address for the sender email. This is very important.
Then when you have this all filled out click on the blue Next Step button at the bottom of the page.
Naming the List
On this page, you’re going to be asked to name your list. Name the list so that it means something for you and your subscribers. They will see this name if they decide to unsubscribe me from your email list. Yes, this happens. You have to get used to it.
The description field is also very important. This is what your subscribers will also see on the email. When they go to unsubscribe. I hate to bring this up again. I usually write something like
I send daily emails to help inspire you. Ok, I also want to tell you what’s on my mind. Something catchy like that usually works.
Then once you are done. Click on the blue next button at the bottom of the page.
This page is for the double opt-in or confirmation message. When you send your email to a subscriber for the first time they will be presented with a confirmation email first. Once they confirm your email address then your email will be sent. I’m sure you saw this plenty of times. The confirmation message that will be sent is shown on this page. You can also change the subject line from this page as well.
Confirmation message settings.
These two buttons will control confirmation messages for your AWeber signup forms and during the time that you might be importing a subscriber list. This is normally a CSV list.
Send confirmation messages for AWeber sign up forms
When this button is green/on a confirmation email will be sent When using one of the AWeber signup forms that you have created for your list. To disable double opt-in or confirmation message click on the button then it will be red/off.
Send confirmation message for subscriber Imports
If this button is green/on. A confirmation message will be set for every subscriber that you import from a CSV file. Since the list already includes your subscribers I would turn this button off. You don’t want them to reconfirm signing into your new list. When the button is red/off no confirmation message will be sent.
Confirmation success page
You can add a URL here if you want to tell your to subscribers that the confirmation was a success. I leave this section default to no success page. Once you are done click on the green Safe Settings button at the bottom of the page.
That’s it. Your list has been created.
Watch the video below. I explain how to set additional list options.