AWeber is one of the oldest and best-known email services on the market.

Should you use it?

In this comprehensive review I’ll give you an unbiased review of AWeber and show you what it’s good at and where it falls short.

Part 1: What are some of the funnest features of AWeber?

Cool Feature #1: Incredible customer support

The single best part of AWeber is their support.

They blow everyone else away with quality, speed and options.

First off, they have telephone support 12 hours per day, 5 days per week!

This is awesome!

Just call 877-293-2371 and they’ll help you. I did and got my questions answered super quick. 

Second, they have live chat.

I found it to be fast and knowledgeable as well.

Live chat is available Monday through Friday 8 AM to 8 PM EST and Saturday and Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM EST.

Last, they have email support, which has super-quick response times as well.

Cool Feature #2: Easy-to-use visual automation builder

Their visual builder is surprisingly thought out and built well. It doesn’t have a plethora of features, but it’s a great blend of the legacy text-based builders that ConvertKit and Drip have, combined with a visual drag-and-drop interface.

You can’t do advanced stuff like if/then statements or branches, but for simple sequence building, it’s really intuitive and easy to use.

Cool Feature #3: Multiple forms per list

ActiveCampaign has a reputation of being one of the most powerful and easy to use email marketing platforms on the market.

But what’s the truth?

In this comprehensive review I’ll give you an unbiased review of ActiveCampaign and show you what it’s good at and where it falls short.

Part 1: What are some of the funnest features of ActiveCampaign?

Cool Feature #1: Split testing in automations 

This is huge! No other email service that I’ve evaluated or used has this feature and ActiveCampaign has executed it brilliantly.

It’s the ability to split test nearly anything inside an automated sequence.

This allows you to do things like:

1. Split test the subject lines of emails in your launch sequence.

2. Split test the time of day that you are sending out your automated emails.

3. Split test entirely different sequences against each other.

And on and on.

You would think this type of thing would be super-common nowadays, but it isn’t. Drip doesn’t have it. ConvertKit doesn’t have it. Infusionsoft doesn’t have it. And of course MailChimp and AWeber don’t either.

To my knowledge ActiveCampaign is the only ESP that has this. And it’s a game-changer. Especially if you are generating >$100k a year from automated sequences (like live webinars, launches, ppc funnels, etc.)

They’ve done a great job of building the feature too.

You walk up to a fruit stand. Two people are selling apples.

Booth A has a basket of 5 apples and it costs $5.

Booth B has a basket of 3 apples and it costs $5.

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Which one would you buy?

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The last two weeks we’ve done an exhaustive review of two different email services, ConvertKit and Drip. But something interesting caught my eye about those two services and I want to pause our review series to share it today.

Drip has more features than ConvertKit.

But they cost practically the same.

If a product has better features and nearly identical pricing as a competitor, it seems like a foregone conclusion that everyone would buy the one with better features.

If that’s the case, then why has ConvertKit grown at an average of 25%+ per month for the last 24 months (source).

 

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What gives? Why are more people buying ConvertKit?

In this week’s article you’ll find out the answer to that question. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the lethal marketing strategy that has fueled ConvertKit’s success.

That strategy has been the #1 factor in revenue growing from a few thousand dollars a month…

ConvertKit is one of the newest email marketing platforms on the market.

They are self labeled as “The power of Infusionsoft, but easier to use than MailChimp.”

But is this true?

In this comprehensive review I’ll give you an unbiased review of ConvertKit and show you what it’s good at and where it falls short.

Part 1: What are some of the funnest features of ConvertKit?

Let’s start with the fun stuff. 🙂

We’ll get to the geeky stuff in a minute.

Cool Feature #1: You can personalize an email based on tags.

I first saw Drip doing this a year or so ago. I was blown away by how smart this is and how jealous I was that Infusionsoft (the ESP I use) didn’t do this.

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This is how it works…

Imagine you are sending out a broadcast email to your list announcing your latest blog post.

And at the bottom of the list you wanted to tell everyone in a PS line that you are running a sale on your product.

That might look like this…

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2016 Year In Review

Bryan Harris —  Bryan Harris /

A few Sundays back I woke up early.

It was 5am-ish.

I was upstairs in my office fiddling around. Then all of a sudden I heard a loud blasting noise. Since our neighborhood is still under construction, it didn’t make me stop and take notice like it should have. But after a few minutes of the blasting noise getting louder and louder, I had to check it out.

I walked downstairs, looked out of our dining room window and saw this…

😱

It was a freaking hot air balloon!

And it had touched down 15 feet from our house.

What on earth?

Crazy part was this: After posting the video above on Instagram, the guy who was flying the hot air balloon commented on my post!