How to sign up and use Aweber?
The first thing you need to do is sign up for Aweber.
You can do this by clicking the image below.
Step1 Signing Up
You will first be taken to a sign up page.
This just so they can get your payment details IF you wish to continue after the FREE TRIAL.
No money will be taken until after your FREE TRIAL is up.
When you have completed the sign up page you will be taken to another page.
The page you will come to will look a bit like this.
There is a question in the drop down just below the word Launchpad.
This is just asking about your email marketing level, it helps to tailor your Aweber account.
Underneath this image you will see another image that looks like this.
Next click on the top left hand image.
Step 2 Adding a sign up form.
Click on the blue Add a Sign Up Form to Your Website
It will take you to page starting with
If you scroll down the page you will come to this section.
This will guide you through how to set up a sign up form.
The next stage is to choose a template, so scroll down to this section.
You are offered a wide range of templates.
If it does not match the theme of your website you can always change it later.
Having selected the template that you want to use you scroll down the page to this section and load the template by clicking on the Load Template button.
Next you will need to add text to the header on your form.
The text should say something about what to expect when they sign up.
Think carefully about what you are going to say.
Here is an example of a sign up form.
You will get more creative with practice.
Once you have your form ready click Save Form and then click Go To Step 2
Step 3 Adding a Thank You Page
Now you need to fill in some basic settings as shown below.
Next you have to decide where to send your subscriber after they have filled in the details above.
This is usually some form of Thank- you page which Aweber will send them to by default.
If you are a more experienced user you can send them to your own page that you have created.
Once you have done that you Save The Form again and click Go To Step 3
That is your form all set up and ready to be published.
Step 4 Publishing your form
This is the part that most people do not like and think it is difficult.
It is not and I will guide you through how to publish your form.
Keep scrolling down the page and you will come to this section.
Most people use WordPress for their site so I will use that as an example.
You will need to get the java script for your form.
Aweber provides you will the java script in this section.
You may be wondering where you get this code?
Go to the previous section and click on javescript snippet.
and it will show you the code.
Copy the whole of the code and paste it into a notepad or Word Document for safe keeping in case you lose it.
Next open your WordPress page where you would like to insert the form.
I usually put xxx where I would like to paste the form.
The next bit might scare some of you the first time of doing it, but you have to go into the html section of your WordPress document.
Here is how to do it.
Assuming you are on the part of the WordPress page where you just do your usual typing, click on the button where it says Text next to Visual at the top of the area where you do the typing as shown below
This will take you to this area.
Scroll down until to find xxx as shown below.
Do not worry about all the other text in this area, just leave it alone.
Get ready, here we go.
Get the html script your previously saved and copy it all.
Next go to the area with the xxx and highlight it by dragging you mouse across it.
Make sure you only highlight xxx nothing else, not even and brackets.
Now you need to right click with your mouse and hit paste.
The html code will replace the xxx.
Now you need to get back to the writing part of your WordPress document.
You just click the Visual button next to the Text button.
You should now see the sign up form on your page.
Make sure that you save your WordPress page at this stage.
You can now do a trial run of the sign up form by filling in your name, etc on your WordPress page and make sure it sends it to the E Mail address you entered.
If everything works on your WordPress page then start getting subscribers.
I hope you found How to set up and use Aweber useful.