AWeber Simplified Ratings
Product Name: AWeber Simplified
Overall Rank: 7.4/10
Price: $57 One-Time Fee
Owners: Eunice Robson
In this review I will be taking a look at a nice product called AWeber Simplified. This is actually a great complementary program to AWeber’s List Building services. So, if you use AWeber to manage your email lists, then you’ll want to take a serious look at AWeber Simplified (I'll be calling it AWS from now on).
As you probably know, email marketing is an extremely effective method to drastically increase your following as well as your revenue! AWeber is definitely one of the more popular email marketing management services, but I’d be willing to bet that most users aren’t even using it to its full potential! This is where AWS comes into play!
Truth be told, it is not hard to find an abundance of training on using AWeber, and most of it is free. However, most of this training is sorely outdated, disorganized, and/or poorly produced. Even AWeber’s own training isn’t really top of the line and can be outdated. Despite being free, most of this training isn't worth much and it can still be hard to find the answers you’re looking for.
AWS has filled this void by answering all of your AWeber related questions in an organized, easy to follow, up-to-date series of training videos. For the rest of this review, I will take a look at what I like about AWS and what I don’t like. I will also give a brief overview of exactly what you will receive when you purchase it, who should consider buying it, the support (or lack of support) you can expect, and finally the pricing option available for you.
What I Like
High Quality Videos
All of the videos are high quality and easy to understand. The instructor speaks very clearly and he flows well. There are no a“umms” or “butts” or awkward silences as he thinks about what to say next. The videos are crisp 1280 x 720 MP4s so you’ll be able to read everything and not have to worry about blurry or mixed up visuals.
Most people, including myself, learn best by seeing something and then doing it themselves. The “over-the-shoulder” style of these videos does just this. As you listen to the teacher, you are seeing exactly what he is doing, where he is going, and what he is clicking on. This makes the transition from watching to doing really a matter of mimicking. What could be easier than that?!?
Up To Date Versions Of AWeber
As I mentioned earlier, most of the training on AWeber is pre-latest update. The latest update was a major overhaul and drastically changed a lot within AWeber, so most of those training is obsolete. AWS is post-latest-update, so all of the videos are super relevant and should match exactly what you will be seeing in your own account.
The videos are all laid out in a very intuitive order, building from the simplest concepts in the beginning, to the most advanced techniques at the end. This makes it easy to follow along without getting confused or overwhelmed.
The teacher speaks in layman's terms, so you won’t have to pause the video to go research industry-specific definitions just to understand what the heck he’s talking about! This means even the most beginner email marketers will be able to make good use of this resource.
MP3s & Transcripts Of All Videos
Along with each of the videos, you are also given an MP3 audio file and a complete transcript of everything. This is great if you want to listen to the training while at work or driving or in some other circumstance where you can’t actually watch the videos.
Honest Sales Page
Despite AWS being a Clickbank product in the internet marketing niche, it has a very honest sales pitch, which is a nice surprise. It’s not jam-packed with all sorts of “hype” language and it’s not making any false promises.
It is very upfront about what you get for your money and what it will do for you. I like this a lot. It shows that the developers are very confident in their product and its quality…they don’t need to lie about it to get you to buy it like so many others!
What I Don’t Like
Will Eventually Become Obsolete
Inevitably, at some point in the future, AWeber will decide to implement more updates in their programs. As more and more of these updates happen, AWS will become more and more obsolete. However, since AWeber just had a major overhaul relatively recently, I don’t think we need to worry about AWS becoming obsolete for quite some time still.
On a similar note, AWS is the type of product that was created at one point in time, packaged up, and sold. It is not a product that is constantly being updated to change with the times. Therefore, what you purchase now is the most you will ever get from this product. Once you've learned everything, you will have used up all of the value of the product.
Doesn’t Come With Support
Because this is a static product, it doesn’t have any customer support system or an active, engaged community surrounding it. If you get stuck on a particular aspect of the training, there isn’t going to be anyone to personally answer your questions. Instead, you’ll just have to keep watching the training until you can figure it out on your own.
AWeber Simplified Proper
The product you receive is very straightforward. You are given 22 high-quality videos to download covering every aspect of AWeber. Along with the videos, you receive corresponding MP3 files and text transcripts of each. The videos work out to be just under 2 hours worth of training time. Here is a sample video:
Here are the 22 Titles of the videos. If you’re looking for a more detailed description of each, I’ll simply point you to the product’s sales page, where you can see a brief summary of each.
- An Introduction To AWeber (5:13)
- Sign Up (3:18)
- List Setup (9:27)
- Global Text Snippets (6:20
- Create Web Form (7:13)
- Customize Web Form (5:47)
- List Importing (4:50)
- Create Templates (9:17)
- Create Follow Up Messages (5:28)
- Create Broadcast Messages (5:47)
- Blog Broadcasts (5:59)
- Backup Your Lists (3:54)
- Removing Inactive Subscribers (3:46)
- Create List Segments (5:10)
- Copy Messages (2:35)
- Sharing Messages (2:58)
- Split Testing Web Forms (4:55)
- Split Testing Broadcast Messages (5:26)
- Statistics & Reporting (5:56)
- Subscriber Search (2:37)
- Adding Video To Messages (4:44)
- Automation Rules (1:48)
Along with AWS itself, you are given a few bonus products to help you build your first sales funnel by imitating an already completed one. This bonus consists of the following seven items:
- 10 minute training video
- Squeeze Page
- Pre-Confirmation Page
- Thank You Page
- 7 Monetized follow-up autoresponder messages
- PSD Image Source Files
- 21 Page Report
Who Should Buy AWeber Simplified?
Obviously, anyone who is a current, or future, user of AWeber’s services should give AWS some serious consideration, especially if you are still trying to figure it all out. Also, if you are confused by some aspects of what AWeber offers, or if you are simply unaware of all they offer, then this will likely be a good purchase for you as well!
You won’t find much support with AWS. As I mentioned earlier, this product is a static product, it’s not evolving and changing with time. That means that once you have purchased it, there really is no incentive for anyone to provide any real support.
You may receive some support in terms of payment questions or complaints, but, in regards to dealing with the actual mechanics and subtleties of AWeber, I’m afraid you won’t find much support.
The price of AWS is a one-time fee of $57. In my opinion, this is a bit high for what you get. However, I don’t think it’s so outrageously expensive that it no longer has any value. If you can afford it, you will be happy with what you get.
In conclusion, I think AWeber Simplified is a great product if it is what you are looking for. It has a very narrow focus, and as a result, there is a limited amount of information you will learn from it. That being said, email marketing is probably the best way to make consistent money online, so understanding every aspect of your autoresponder service is critical!
If you are new to AWeber, or are looking to up your autoresponder game, then I would strongly recommend AWeber Simplified.
Now, if you are looking to learn a broader set of internet marketing skills or email marketing skills, there is another resource I would like to recommend to you. That is an online education center called Wealthy Affiliate University.
Not only will you have access to an immense level of email marketing training, but also every other aspect of internet marketing! You will be immersed in an extremely active, friendly, and supportive community of like-minded individuals who are always willing to help you along the way.
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