It’s fairly obvious that if you’re reading this, you’re either an affiliate marketer looking to plug into one of the largest affiliate networks or you’re already an affiliate marketer who wants to scale up your performance with a little bit of software assistance.

If you’re considering using AWeber to grow your affiliate sales, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, you’re going to learn everything you need to know about connecting AWeber to Clickfunnels. This is a two-part series that covers:

Part One: Setting Up the Connection

In the first part of this series, we’ll cover the basics of connecting AWeber to Clickfunnels. You’ll learn how to create a dedicated AWeber account, how to log in and out of it, and how to connect your affiliate accounts to the tool. We’ll also cover the difference between the Express and Professional plans, if you’re not sure which one to choose, and how to pick the right pricing tier for your needs.

Part Two: Optimizing and Growing Your Affiliate Networks

In the second part, we’ll cover some of the most critical aspects of using AWeber for affiliate marketing. We discuss how to build a better email list, how to utilize email marketing to grow your affiliate sales, and ultimately how to achieve exponential growth with AWeber. This series is for you if you’re an experienced affiliate marketer who wants to learn more about taking their performance to the next level.

Why AWeber?

At this point, you might be wondering why we’re covering AWeber. To be honest, we haven’t covered it in quite some time and it was actually one of the first affiliate networks we reviewed. While it certainly hasn’t gotten any less robust or easier to use, it’s still a familiar name for many affiliate marketers who are looking to connect with one of the biggest networks. It’s a classic case of familiarity breeding contempt, if you will. We still recommend it for basic campaigns and it’ll still be one of the first recommendations anyone gets when they’re building new affiliate sites.

The Basics

If you’ve ever shopped online, you’ll no doubt have come across AWeber. The company was originally founded in the UK back in 1994 and it started out as an email marketing tool built for retailers. Back then, sending out regular newsletter blasts to customers was the key to gaining valuable email addresses. As the company grew, it adopted the affiliate model and began rewarding affiliates for each sale they generated.

While the platform has evolved a great deal since then, it still uses a very similar model to this day. You’ll still find plenty of opportunities to make money from advertisers as an affiliate marketer on AWeber. The key difference is that the company has actually made the process of creating an affiliate account very easy. When you first log in, you’ll be presented with a list of offers from various advertisers. Simply choose the one you like best and you’re good to go.

Features

There are a number of features built into the platform that make it very useful for affiliate marketers, brand marketers, and even customers who are just looking to keep in touch with companies they love.

One of the first things you’ll notice when you log in is that there’s a prominent orange button sitting at the top of the page. This is the feature that makes AWeber so easy to use – you’ll simply be sent directly to the dashboard whenever you visit. From here, you can see all of your active advertisers, the performance of your affiliate links, and the emails you’ve received from companies.

Speaking of advertising, AWeber offers a wide range of options for merchants who want to pay to have their products promoted. There’s also a free option called Affiliate Pro that allows you to build lists of subscribers who are more likely to be interested in your products. That way, you can keep your email promotions relevant and interesting to your audience.

Who Is It Designed For?

AWeber is not just another affiliate network – it’s actually more suitable for people who want to build a business of their own. In fact, one of the cofounders of the company, Simon Crompton, said in a 2019 interview that the product was designed to be used by individuals who want to create a personal brand and eventually grow their own business.

On the other hand, if you’re an affiliate marketer looking to plug into one of the biggest networks, you might want to try a different solution. In the same interview with Crompton, he stated that the platform is not made for direct sales – it’s more of a catch-all for online marketing.

In either case, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to make money online with AWeber. Just remember to keep your eyes open for any special offers the company might have going on during the holiday season.

Pricing

One of the things you’ll want to consider when picking a pricing tier for your AWeber account is how much you’re willing to spend. The lower the price, the more people you can reach and the simpler the sign-up process. However, you’ll also want to make sure that you’re not signing up for an over-priced plan. 

The good news is that you can set up AWeber’s pricing plans exactly the way you want them to be. Simply visit the website and click on the Plan Selector at the top of the page. From here, you can choose from the following options:

  • Basic (free)
  • Pro ($3.95/mo)
  • Choice Plus ($5.45/mo)
  • Choice Plus Pro ($5.95/mo)
  • Choice Pro ($5.45/mo)
  • Expert ($11.95/mo)

When you choose a plan, you’ll be presented with a special link that will take you to the dedicated AWeber site. You can then confirm your choice and continue to the dashboard to set up your account. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be able to get to work connecting your various social media accounts and compiling a list of qualified leads for your affiliate pitches.

The Express Versus The Professional

One of the things you’ll want to check out when comparing the two plans is the number of emails you can send out daily. The more you can cram in, the more opportunities you have to gain affiliate sales. If you’ve ever shopped online, you might have come across the term ‘spam’ – that’s what AWeber is, in a nutshell.

The catch is that you can’t send more than 12 emails a day from the free account. After that, you’ll have to upgrade. Even then, the limits are pretty steep – you can only send out 50 (yes,FIFTY) emails per day. That’s less than half of what you can do on a basic Gmail account.

Another important consideration is how much you’re willing to spend on each individual email. The higher the price, the more you can expect to see results. As mentioned before, the lower the price, the more you can expect to see results. You’ll have to decide whether or not that’s worth it to you.

Setting Up Your Express Account

To get started with the basic plan, all you need to do is create a dedicated email account and then follow the prompts. The easiest way to do this is by visiting the AWeber website and clicking on the big orange button that says ‘Create Account’.

Once you’ve done that, you’ll be presented with a form. Fill out the quick information and then click on Continue. AWeber will then walk you through setting up a dedicated email address and a password. Make sure to use both of these passwords when logging in to ensure you have everything in case you forget one.

Once you’ve done that, you can choose to either create a free account or upgrade to one of the more expensive options. If you choose to create a free account, you’ll simply be able to send occasional newsletters to people who signed up for them. There’s no limit to how many newsletters you can send out and the subject lines are totally free.