If you're experiencing frustrations with Aweber, it's only natural that you're thinking of switching to another email platform.
Here are 7 things to take into consideration and see if BirdSend might be a good Aweber alternative for you.
1/ Aweber is a great generalist email marketing tool. It’s meant for everyone and anyone who wants to do email marketing.
BirdSend is only meant for content creators and not suitable for everyone else.
Typically a tool that caters to everyone and anyone is cumbersome to set up and use because it’s bloated with all kinds of features that “cater for the masses”.
You can’t really fault the tool though. Since it’s serving everyone and anyone, the tool has to consider all kinds of use cases for all kinds of users and bake those into the product.
Because BirdSend focuses on such a hyper specific audience, we’re a no-frills platform. We don’t have bells and whistles (that a content creator doesn’t need) that bloat up the platform.
The result: easy and super fast to set up email campaigns.
2/ Are you paying too much for Aweber?
Only you know the answer to that question.
This is what most marketers’ email workflow looks like (and most likely yours as well)...
Someone subscribes to your list.
You deliver the lead magnet.
Then you continue to nurture and build relationships with subscribers by dripping them emails over the next few days/weeks.
A few times a month, you send out broadcast emails.
Most likely… you also have some kind of automations going on.
Things like: when subscriber opens/clicks an email link → subscribe to sequence/drip campaign or tag them with X.
Or do not send this email if subscriber has already bought product A.
Or if subscriber has completed a sequence, subscribe to another sequence.
Or if subscriber has spent $500 → tag “VIP” and send a one-off email or subscribe to “VIP sequence” (or maybe your current email tool can’t even do this?)
Or if a subscriber lands on your thank you page, record a conversion and the conversion value (if your tool can't even do the above, let alone this).
That pretty much sums up your workflow, right?
You can do all of the above (and more) AND still be saving 3X to 5X in expenses every single month.
Multiply that by a year, 2 years, 3 years and beyond… and it adds up to a substantial amount.
If you save $50/month = you’d have saved $600 every year. Over 3 years, you’d have saved $1,800!
If you save $100/month = you’d have saved $1,200 every year. Over 3 years, you’d have saved $3,600!
If you save $200/month = you’d have saved $2,400 every year. Over 3 years, you’d have saved $7,200!
Imagine what you could do with that extra money you save?
Go to a seminar to upgrade your skills? Or maybe put the extra money to increase your ads budget? Heck, you could even pay for a new car deposit!
Or bringing in A players to become your team members? Or maybe go for a fun vacation with your family?
So how do you actually save 3X to 5X in expenses every single month?
By using BirdSend as your email marketing tool.
BirdSend can easily do all of the above, and more.
What “more” things are we talking about? Things like:
As you can see, BirdSend is more than just an email marketing tool. BirdSend is also a “tracking” tool that tracks your email revenue out of the box -- without any 3rd party tools.
Here’s a price comparison of Aweber vs BirdSend:
* Price accurate at the time of making this table. If you know a particular service has updated their prices, please contact us and we'll update accordingly.
Their customer service is really exceptional. They helped me migrate everything from Aweber!
I have switched to BirdSend from another email marketing provider and so far I'm pleasantly surprised with the quality of the service.
Their customer service is really exceptional, they helped me to migrate all of my previous forms and contacts, so I didn't have to worry about doing it all by myself.
They constantly come up with new features and tools and you can submit a support ticket if you'd like to improve something.
BirdSend forms are lightweight. My favorite feature is that you can regulate where you want opt-in forms to appear on a page without the need to edit the code (as it was the case with my previous e-mail marketing providers). The dashboard is very easy to navigate.
Plus, the price is much lower than what you would pay for ConvertKit or other popular email marketing software providers, but I think you get the same functionality and results yet paying less.
I switched from Aweber to BirdSend. Customer service is BANG ON and incredibly responsive, plus the team listens to customers' suggestions
and is constantly improving the platform!
Switched from Aweber to BirdSend for these 3 reasons...
If you're looking for a more detailed side-by-side comparison of email marketing tools, click here for the detailed comparison chart
As you can see, with BirdSend you'll save 3X to 5X in expenses every single month! It is the most affordable option.
You might be thinking:
"Won't this attract low quality spammers?"
We have a strict compliance process to weed out the bad eggs, so that only legit users can use our system. In fact, our compliance team has turned down numerous applications because they were not meeting the quality standard we're looking for.
“Well a tool that’s much more affordable usually sacrifices on quality.”
The reason why it’s so affordable right now is because BirdSend is not as well known as the other tools yet. Let’s just say we got to the “email marketing party” late. We’re the newcomer.
Because we're the newcomer, we're very prepared to work harder (heck, we even expect it) than our competitors to win your trust now and in the future -- as we strive to become the #1 email marketing tool for Online Content Creators.
That's why we even provide a FREE migration service to move everything (subscribers, sequences, emails, automations, forms, etc.) from your current email tool to BirdSend, so that it's hassle-free for you and saves you tons of time.
3/ Aweber charges you multiple times for the same email address
When you have the same people in multiple different lists, you pay for them multiple times.
Can you imagine Bob who is subscribed to 7 different "lists" gets charged as 7 subscribers. That's 7X the expenses. Ouch!!!
Over time, this can get very expensive as it's common for the same person to be subscribed to different lists. E.g. Prospect list, VIP customer list, Product A update list, product B customer list, etc.
Note: If you're doing any kind of lifecycle marketing (which you should), having a person subscribing to different lists and segments is very common.
In BirdSend we only charge the same person ONCE, regardless of whether how many different tags he is assigned to, and how many different sequences he is subscribed to.
4/ Aweber charges you for unsubscribed and unconfirmed contacts
On a daily basis, you're always going to have people who unsubscribe and no longer want to hear from you.
Plus when using double opt-in, there are always people who don't confirm their emails.
All these people count towards your Aweber pricing. You might think these people are few and far between. But over time, it adds up and cost you a significant amount of money that you could otherwise have saved.
In BirdSend, we don't charge you for unsubscribed and unconfirmed contacts.
5/ Aweber A/B (split) testing functionality is limited
When looking for an Aweber alternative, you should also check and make sure the said alternative supports split testing.
Aweber has A/B split testing feature, which is a good thing.
However Aweber doesn’t have the “automatic winner” functionality -- which is key.
This means you’d have to MANUALLY login to your account (if you even remember) to check whether the original or variation email won, and then MANUALLY sending the winner to the remaining recipients.
So you’d need to:
1/ Remember to review the split test results after x hours/days.
2/ Login to your account and manually check which one is the winner.
3/ Manually send the winner email to the remaining recipients.
Do you seriously have time for all these steps when you have other more important things to take care of in your business?
With BirdSend, it’s a “set it and forget it” system.
When creating the split test, simply enable the “Automatic Winner” feature and specify how long you want to wait before determining a winner.
Then it will automatically send the winner email to the rest of the recipients. No need to remember to login to your account and do the resend.
But BirdSend’s A/B testing goodness doesn’t end there.
We also have the exclusive 1-click “resend winning email to those who haven’t opened” feature. This feature alone maximizes every ounce of your effort so that more people see your email… with just the click of a button (takes 2 seconds).
6/ Aweber is not geared for sales and revenue tracking
BirdSend places a heavy focus on sales and revenue tracking, while still tracking email open and click rates. The purpose of a business is to generate revenue and profits, not to get email opens or clicks.
You can’t go to the bank and tell the cashier “I’d like cash in my opens and clicks”, can you?
Revenue and profits put money into your bank account plus they make you feel good too.
Aweber does allow you to track sales and revenue. However the implementation is not that great. Yes, it does tell you the revenue you get from broadcasts and over the lifetime of your account.
But that’s pretty much it.
You can’t know the sales and revenue for a specific sequence or all your sequences, let alone the revenue for a certain campaign you’re running -- e.g. your recent Facebook or YouTube ads campaign where you give away a free book.
With BirdSend, every single email you send is tracked and attributable to a monetary value that can be measured. You can even filter the results (sales & revenue) based on a certain campaign (e.g. a Facebook ad campaign that gives away your free book, or an Adwords campaign that advertises your free strategy session).
In addition, BirdSend automatically calculates the LTV (lifetime value) and ALTV (average lifetime value) of your subscribers based on any specific campaign you want (like those mentioned above, for example).
You’ll be able to easily know which campaigns are winners and which are failures. You can then double down on what’s working (to generate even more sales) and discard those that fail (cut loss).
Plus you’ll also know which subscribers are spending the most money in your business. (Hint: treat these people better and you’ll get even more sales).
7/ Resending to unopens is convoluted
We all have a finite amount of time.
Hence we use tools to help us in our business (and everyday life).
One of the fastest and easiest ways to “get more bang for your effort” is to resend the same email (but with a different subject line) to people who didn’t open the original email.
Why so? Because the subject line is one of the few important things people look at before deciding to open your emails or not. So you can simply change the subject of the email and resend it, and you’ll get more opens and clicks.
In Aweber, you have the ability to resend to unopens, but there are 2 flaws:
1/ You can only resend emails to unopens MANUALLY
This means that after your email has been sent, you need to MANUALLY login to your account and resend.
If you’re planning to go for a vacation and leave your laptop behind (which is what you should do), you cannot because there isn’t a way to set up the resend BEFOREHAND when you’re writing the email.
2/ The process of resending an email is cumbersome
First, you’d need to MANUALLY search who haven’t opened the email.
Second, you’d need to save this people as a segment.
Third, you’d need to create a new email and then send it to the segment you just saved.
In BirdSend, resending takes only 1-click and you can set it up BEFOREHAND when you’re writing the email. It’s a “set it and forget it” system.
If you're ready to give BirdSend a risk-free try, we also provide...
FREE MIGRATION SERVICE INCLUDED
We even provide a FREE migration service to move everything (subscribers, sequences, emails, automations, forms, etc.) from your current email tool to BirdSend, so that it's hassle-free for you and saves you tons of time.
"They have the best support team I've ever come across bar none"
I was unsure about switching from my previous email service provider to BirdSend, but after some contemplation, I made the switch. My only complaint is that I wish I would have done it sooner.
The support is outstanding and the service itself is worth its weight in gold. I would highly recommend this ESP to any online business owner.
The process of moving from my previous email service provider to BirdSend was seamless. I didn't lose any subscribers and they offered to switch over all my forms for me. As with anything, there was a bit of a learning curve at the beginning, but it is very easy to use and straightforward.
The value you get for the price is absolutely incredible and they have the best support team I've ever come across bar none.
Intentional Living Expert
Overall, I am extremely happy with the software, the pricing and also with the customer service.
The team has been very helpful in explaining things and answering my questions.
I have also seen a better open rate than I had in the past.
I especially love how easy it is to use. I used to be on Mailchimp and found it to not always be user friendly. I also like the look of the finished emails as opposed to what they looked like on Mailchimp.
Easily one of the best autoresponders out there!
I'm using BirdSend to send out content, updates and affiliate promotions.
The inboxing is amazing, the A/B split test feature is awesome and the re-sending feature is also a no brainer.
Adding tags to openers, clickers and buyers are very easy and can be used to send specific emails to specific leads.
It's very simple to use and extremely affordable!
Digital Marketing Expert
Switched from ActiveCampaign to BirdSend -- similar open rates but save A LOT of money each month!
Moving to BirdSend from ActiveCampaign has been a great switch for my business. Not only am I saving a lot of money each month, but the average open rates I get from BirdSend were similar to ActiveCampaign.
I love how uncluttered and easy the interface is. Plus, any time I've had questions they have been answered thoroughly and quickly.
BirdSend has the best customer service I've ever experienced!
Welly and his team have been amazing in getting me switched over from MailChimp.
The support team quickly responds to issues and helps me figure out what I need to do.
The pricing for BirdSend can't be beat. I was shocked by the price and then wowed by the attention to service.
BirdSend Has Helped Me Grow My Email List!
BirdSend has been great!
My subscriber list has increased a lot and people are responding to my emails well.
My open rate has gone up a lot and I get a definite increase in my traffic when an email goes out.
I like how easy BirdSend is to use. The import, setup of broadcasts and funnels, and pop-up have been very straight forward to use.
If I have questions, I always get a prompt answer and followup.
I love that a pop-up is included. That has increased my subscribers the most. I'm not a fan of pop-ups but this one is working well.
Setting up my weekly broadcasts and a sign-up series was simple and has been very effective for my list. The dashboard is straight forward, which I like!
I'm not very tech-savvy so I like the basics and ease which BirdSend provides both!
I'm happy with what it has done for my business and the price is great!
Crafting & DIY Projects Expert
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