Notes On Getting An Autoresponder

An autoresponder is vital to any online business. You absolutely MUST have one to be able to have prospects to market your online business to.

For example…

I run an online income coaching business. I have setup LizTomey.com to collect leads to market my products and services to. My autoresponder gives me a form that I can put on my website, collect the name and email address of leads, and then it puts them on my “list”.

As soon as someone joins my list my autoresponder automatically sends them a welcome message. I then have several other messages “loaded” into my autoresponder that are automatically delivered to the leads that are added to my list. You can have these messages sent out at any time you determine.

So if “Bob” joins my list today he will immediately get a welcome message. 24 hours later he will get another one. 48 hours after that he will get another one, and so on and so forth. This is all automatically setup and done by my autoresponder.

I can also log in to my autoresponder at anytime, select my list, and email everyone on the list at one time.

Hopefully you see how powerful this is! ๐Ÿ™‚

It adds some serious automation to your marketing efforts!

Now I want you to listen very closely because picking an autoresponder service/solution can literally make or break you. There are solutions out there that you can purchase install on your own domain name and be off and running. However that is NOT what you should do.

There are a million reasons you don't want to do this but the main reason being your deliverability rate. Imagine sending an email out to 1000 prospects and only 700 or even less of them getting it. You're leaving money on the table! You want to ensure you're using a reputable service that can get your emails delivered.

The only two I recommend areโ€ฆ

1. Aweber
2. GetResponse

I actually use both, but that's kind of an advanced technique I will leave for another tutorial. ๐Ÿ™‚

Use one of those for now, ensure your emails actually get delivered, and save yourself lots of headaches and lots of money!

Now I've created this post to explain autoresponders to you, tell you which ones to use, AND to answer any questions you have about autoresponders and/or how to use them.

If you have questions about using/getting an autoresponder make sure and leave them below. Iโ€™ll answer them here and create any tutorials that you may need to learn from.

I look forward to helping you with all your autoresponder questions. ๐Ÿ™‚

Liz

UPDATE:

Above I stated that I used both Aweber and GetResponse. I've done an update video that explains why. ๐Ÿ™‚ You can see it below.

Notes On Getting Hosting

Getting hosting is the second thing you'll need when creating your online business.

Hosting is what your server is and your server holds all the files for your website. Your domain name sites on your server and when people visit it they see your website.

So if a domain name is your house then hosting is like the land your house sits on so people can come visit you.

A little confusing I know, but once you understand a little how things work this stuff will become really easy. ๐Ÿ™‚

I've decided to help you understand more about hosting, where to get it from, how to get it setup, etc. that I would create this post here on the blog so that I can answer your questions about hosting.

If you have questions about hosting make sure and leave them below. Iโ€™ll answer them here and create any tutorials that you may need to learn from.

I look forward to helping you with all your hosting questions. ๐Ÿ™‚

Liz

Hosting Questions And Answers

Q1. I'm starting an online business. I have a domain name. Where should I get hosting for it?

A1: The one I've used for years is Liquid Web. I recommend that you spend the $50 (at the time of this being written) a month on the Stormยฎ Virtual Private Server. This will give you a WHM (web host manager) where you can add as many domain names as you want. Yes, you can get cheaper hosting, but why build your business on something that may or may not work for you. It's a business and you need to treat it like one.

NOTE: I've done a video tutorial showing you how my hosting works and why I recommend it. You REALLY need to get hosting that comes with a web host manager and in this video you'll see why!

Notes On Getting A Domain Name

Getting a domain name is always your first step in getting your online business up and going.

As time goes on and you build your business bigger and bigger you'll find yourself buying more of these domain names.

For instance with my business I have…

IMWithLiz.comย which is my main site.

ThisKicksButt.com which is a site I use to build my list, manage my affiliate links, etc.

LizLive.com which is my support site.

And then I have about 500 more (yes seriously) that I've bought for various reasons.

Now most of you wont ever have that many, but you will probably have 10-20 as you do this or that online to build your business.

So I've started this post here on the blog to share tutorials with you about getting domain names, how to use them, and the like.

If you have questions about domain names make sure and leave them below. I'll answer them here and create any tutorials that you may need to learn from.

I look forward to helping you with all your domain name questions. ๐Ÿ™‚

Liz