The AIOP Response Autoresponder is a powerful tool that can help you manage your email marketing campaigns. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use it:
- Log in to your AIOP account and navigate to the Autoresponder section.
2. Click on “Campaigns” and provide the necessary details such as your campaign ID, campaign name, and email address. Once entered, click submit to create the campaign.
3. Next, click on “Autoresponders” and select “Edit Autoresponders.” For better formatting options, I recommend choosing the “HTML enhanced” message type.
4. It’s important to include a signature in your emails to comply with legal requirements. Your signature should contain your address and a statement acknowledging any material relationship you have with products and programs mentioned in your emails. Additionally, mention that you may receive compensation if the reader chooses to buy or sign up through the links provided.
5. To streamline the process, I suggest preparing your signature in a text document and saving it in your business folder on your computer. You can then copy and paste it into each email.
6. The first message in your autoresponder series should be set to go out immediately after the subscriber confirms their subscription. To achieve this, leave the interval as “0” days.
7. Set up the subsequent messages with intervals of 2-4 days apart. Keep in mind that the autoresponder measures days from the beginning of the series, so if you want messages to go out 3 days apart, schedule them for day 3, day 6, and so on.
Additionally, here are some essential considerations:
1. When composing your emails, utilize the “HTML enhanced” letter editor. It provides better formatting options, allowing you to add fonts, sizes, colors, images, and hyperlinks.
2. Always write your email drafts in a Notepad text editor. Using a Word document may introduce its own HTML code, which can interfere with the editor’s HTML code. Consider line breaks to ensure your text isn’t too long, and use paragraphs and text blocks to improve readability. Save your draft text, copy it, and paste it into the autoresponder editor using the HTML option. You can then make further edits, such as using different fonts, and colors, adding images, and hyperlinking text (remember to host the images somewhere).
3. Exercise caution. After editing your letter text in the autoresponder editor, always make sure to COPY it before pressing SAVE. The autoresponder may time out, and you risk losing all your work if you save without first copying the content you wrote.
4. When including links in your emails, you have the option to use the links directly or use clickable text such as “CHECK HERE” or “CLICK HERE.” Note that clickable text may raise suspicion for some recipients due to past hacking attempts. In either case, in the HTML editor, click the small chain icon to open a pop-up window. Paste the target link in the pop-up, set it to open in a new window, and then close the pop-up.
5. To add images to your email body, click the small image icon in the HTML editor. A pop-up window will appear where you can paste the image URL. Set the image to open in a new window, and then close the pop-up. Remember to host or upload the image somewhere and obtain the URL for that image.
6. If you already have an HTML version of an email or letter that you want to use in the autoresponder, click the small icon in the email body editor labeled “HTML” or “source.” This will open a larger pop-up window where you can paste your HTML code. Save and close the pop-up, and you will see the plain text version of your letter in the editor. Always remember to save the message.
Follow these instructions to set…
1. Start by creating a sign-up form that you will use on your website and squeeze pages.
2.Log into your autoresponder account and make sure you are in the Active campaign you want to work with.
3. Click on “Prospects” and scroll down to find the “HTML Form” option. You can choose additional fields to include in your form along with the standard “Name” and “Email” fields.
4. Remember that including too many fields in your form may discourage people from signing up. It’s recommended to include only essential fields. “Country” can be considered, but it’s not necessary unless you specifically need that information.
5. In the “Return URL” field, enter the URL of the business you are promoting if it’s something other than AIOP, or enter your AIOP referral link if you are promoting AIOP. Make sure to include the full URL, including the protocol (http:// or https://).
6. After people sign up, they will see the default “Thank you” page with instructions to check their email, including the spam folder, and to whitelist the email address used for that campaign. The default page also contains a “Click Here” link to continue.
7. If you add a return URL to your sign-up form, clicking the “Click Here” link will redirect users to the specified return URL page. However, be cautious about using a redirect URL at this stage, as it may distract people from checking their inboxes to confirm their subscription. The return URL can increase the chances of capturing people’s attention for your offer. It’s advisable to split-test your campaign to determine what works best for you.
8. A better approach is to use a return URL after people click on the confirmation link in the confirmation email sent by the system. To set this up, log into the campaign and click on “Account,” then select “Edit Settings.” Scroll down to find the “Opt-In URL” and follow the provided instructions to enter your desired URL. When people click on the confirmation link, they will be directed to your chosen page, and they will continue to receive your emails.
9. Customize the colors of your sign-up form’s background, labels, and text. Use the color picker option provided in the autoresponder to set your desired colors.
10. Once you have finished configuring your sign-up form, click “Generate Form.” Remember to click “Save” to save the form. You can save up to three forms for each campaign you create. The autoresponder will provide you with the HTML code for your form, which you can copy and paste into your website.
11. The recommended method to integrate the form into your website is to use a text widget in the sidebar. Log in to your WordPress admin panel, go to “Appearance” and select “Widgets.” Drag a text widget into the desired sidebar position, and paste the form code into the widget. Preview your website to ensure the form is correctly placed. If needed, you can easily rearrange the widget to a different position.
That’s it! With the AIOP Response Autoresponder, you can easily create and manage email marketing campaigns that can help you grow your business and connect with your audience.