If you don’t know, GetResponse is an Email Marketing automation tool and I have been using it for many years now. I have to say the past years I have switched between a few different tools, so here is my honest GetResponse Review!
GetResponse is mainly email automation or marketing tool. You can create email lists, segments, etc. to manage your email marketing campaigns. It can be used to send regular newsletters (one-time emails you decide when to send) or you can set up an autoresponder. An autoresponder is basically a predefined email sequence that the people that sign up for your list get. For example, you can create a “10-day course”, and with an autoresponder, you can set up the email sequence once.
I personally did this with a “3-day email marketing course”. You can sign up for it here totally for free!
As you can see (if you clicked on the link before), you can also create landing pages. A landing page is a simple site, where visitors can type in their email and sign up to your list, so you can send them emails via GetResponse.
I would say the Landing Page editor is okay, I have seen better, but you can do everything you need to be able to do. If you are more familiar with WordPress, it’s also possible to create a landing page on your website and embed a sign up form. This would be a small rectangle for typing in the email.
You can also host webinars with GetResponse, which made it very appealing to me. I used it to host a webinar for my business beSIRIOus. If you are interested in SEO, you can watch the recording of the webinar on YouTube.
How to use GetResponse autoresponder
This is definitely one of my favorite functions. You can create an email sequence based on triggers or if you are a simple person like me, based on time. You can say 1 day after signing up, send this email. 5 days after signing up, send this email… you get it.
Here the example of the email sequence for the email marketing course.
When you create a new autoresponder you just have to give it an internal name, say when it should be sent, to which email list, from which email, the subject line and then design the email. TIP: Keep the email simple. Fancy emails = advertising = spam = no open rate.
Is GetResponse free?
Yes… and no. If you have never used the tool, you can sign up for free and you get a trial for 30 days. After that you will have to upgrade.
How much is GetResponse?
Once the trial period is over, you pay based on the features that you need and how big your email list is.
I recommend starting with the basic version. Unless you want also to do webinars, this is more than enough. And then you upgrade the size of the list along the way. Other email marketing tools let you pay based on how many emails you sent, GetResponse instead lets you send how many emails you want.
GetResponse for Affiliate Marketing
I generally got into the world of online marketing because of affiliate marketing, which I learned about on Wealthy Affiliate. GetResponse is great for creating email sequences or also often called email funnels. Yes, there are other tools out there and to be honest, I just got used to this tool a lot, so I have no need to switch. Generally, before you buy anything, always try to find a few alternatives and see which one works best for you. One thing that I wouldn’t recommend is MailChimp, there I had a few bad experiences.
If you want to know more about how to leverage email marketing as an affiliate marketer, read this article:
Yes, GetResponse has also an affiliate program. And of course, all the links I am using are affiliate links. I like promoting GetResponse because it’s a tool that I have been using myself for years now and I know it’s worth it. Now it’s up to you 😉
If you want to know anything else about this tool, just leave a comment!