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Using Your OptinZip Autoresponder


Using Your OptinZip Autoresponder



How do leads come into the system?

Using the OptinZip Autoresponse System is very easy. There are three ways leads are added to the system.

  1. Through a form on your own web site: If you have a web site, you can put a simple HTML form on it through which leads can add themselves to your OptinZip autoresponder. Instructions for adding this form, including the HTML code itself, are in the OptinZip Customer Control Panel. From the main Control Panel page, click the "How to Get Started" link, and scroll down to step #3.

    When a prospect enters his name and e-mail address on the form, he is added to your OptinZip autoresponder as a lead.


  2. By E-mailing Your OptinZip Autoresponder Directly: When you ordered your OptinZip autoresponder, a list name was generated for it. Your listname@optinzip.com is your OptinZip e-mail address. Anyone who e-mails that address will be automatically added to your OptinZip autoresponder as a lead. You can post your OptinZip e-mail address on your web site:

    "For more information e-mail listname@optinzip.com!"
    (Note that you can change your automatically-generated list name to a name with which you are more comfortable.)


  3. Via Manual Lead Entry: You can also manually enter lead names and e-mail addresses in your customer control panel. From the main Customer Control Panel page, click on the "Leads" tab. Then click the "Add Lead" or "Import List" option, and follow the instructions that come up on that page.

    No matter which way you add leads to your autoresponder, the lead will receive your autoresponse immediately, and your personalized follow up messages at intervals you've specified.

How do I login to my OptinZip account?

Through OptinZip's Online Customer Control Panel, you can edit your autoresponder accounts 24 hours a day. To login: Forgot your login name or password? Go to OptinZip's login page. Scroll down the screen to the section titled "Forgot Your Password?" Enter your e-mail address in the text box, and click the "Search" button. Your login and password will be e-mailed to you.

What is my "login name"?

You chose a login name when you signed up for your first OptinZip autoresponder. With this login name, you control all of your OptinZip autoresponders.

In order to access any of your autoresponders through your Customer Control panel, you need to supply your login name and password.

Forgot your login name or password? Go to OptinZip's login page. Scroll down the screen to the section titled "Forgot Your Password?" Enter your e-mail address in the text box, and click the "Search" button. Your login and password will be e-mailed to you.

What is my "list name"?

Your "list name" is the name of your autoresponder. It is also the first part of the autoresponder's e-mail address:

listname@optinzip.com

When you purchased an autoresponder, OptinZip automatically generated a list name for it. You can change the automatically generated name to one with which you are more comfortable. To change your autoresponder's list name:

Now that I have an OptinZip autoresponder, how do I get started?

In order to start using your OptinZip Autoresponder autoresponder you need to:
  1. Setup your autoresponder and follow up messages.
  2. Test your messages.
  3. Add leads to your autoresponder.
Once you've completed these three steps, the OptinZip system will automatically send your leads your autoresponse message and any follow up messages at the intervals you've specified.

More detailed information about setting up your OptinZip autoresponder is available in the Customer Control Panel. Login from AWeber.com using your login name and password. From the main Control Panel page, click on the "How to Get Started" link.

How can I change my account information?

Change your account information at any time from the online Customer Control Panel. To change:

Demographic information, password, or the address to which news and billing e-mails are sent: Autoresponder list name, reply address, or lead confirmation address:

How do I change my autoresponder's list name?

When you purchased your autoresponder, OptinZip automatically generated a list name for it. You can change that automatically generated name to one with which you are more comfortable. To change an autoresponder's list name:

How do I add a form to my web site so my prospects can add themselves to my OptinZip lead list?

OptinZip includes an easy to use Web Form Generator for adding opt-in forms to your website. To use, please login to the OptinZip Customer Control Panel.

How can I use a signature file to advertise my OptinZip address?

When your e-mail signature includes your OptinZip address, every time you send a message, it's like sending an ad! What a productive advertising technique! Almost any e-mail program will allow you to create a signature file. To find specific directions for doing so, consult the "Help" section of your e-mail program.

Below is an example of a signature file advertising an OptinZip autoresponder address: E-mail isn't the only place that a well-worded signature file can work well for you! Newsgroups and Message Boards are also good places to use a signature file:

Newsgroups:
If you use them correctly, newsgroups can be another great place to use your "signature file" as a mini-ad. Don't just place a blatant ad in a newsgroup!! This is against standard newsgroup policy, and constitutes spam. Instead, find a group that discusses something you know well, and then join in contributing your knowledge to the group. In each of your posts to the group use your "signature file" to draw attention to your products and services. This works well.

Message Boards:
Message boards are similar to news groups, except that they are on the World Wide Web. Usually signature files can't be used on message boards, but you can often leave your web site link at the bottom of any messages you post. Make your posts "on topic", though, and do not blatantly advertise! Remember that unsolicited advertising is spam, which is forbidden by the OptinZip service agreement.

What should I do if I do not understand HTML?

You do not need to understand HTML in order to maintain your OptinZip autoresponder. However, if you want to change your own web site in order to advertise your OptinZip autoresponder e-mail address, or to add a form so that your prospects can add themselves to your OptinZip leads list, then you will need to know HTML. If you do not already understand HTML, contact the person or organization that manages your web site for you. They should be able to add the form without any trouble.