AWeber Tips –11 Places to Collect Lead Names

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11 Places to Get Email AddressesToday we are going to look 11 places to put AWeber Opt-in forms (or a couple of other ways) to collect the email address from leads for your lists.  Collecting names for your list in multiple places will help take your list building to the Next Level.

The is part of an ongoing series on AWeber.  We have covered a little more than their very basic introductory material.

  1. We started with an Overview
  2. Then covered Creating Lists including Dr. Hale’s 4 List System – how to create and manage lists so that you can have multiple Ethical Bribes and still maintain one (or two) email follow-up sequences.
  3. We Created the Bare Minimum Follow-up emails
  4. We built Simple Squeeze Page
  5. We learned how to make you own Cool Buttons  (It is really nice to have them for the Web Form.)
  6. We Created a Web Form and inserted into the Squeeze Page
  7. We Built a Widget with our Web Form and PowerPoint.
  8. We covered Basic Reports.
  9. We covered AWeber Tips and Suggestions to improve the quality of  the emails you send out.

I will mention again that AWeber’s tutorial videos are excellent.  They give you good information, I just didn’t get the overview that I’m trying to give you here.   I also have used their support email system.  I almost always get a very prompt and useful response.


There are lots of ways to use AWeber.  I’m going to show you what works for me.  Others may show you something different.

AWeber Tips – 11 Places to Collect Lead Names

Here are some AWeber tips to help you build your list.  We often hear “The fortune is in the List”, but we usually think that creating an Ethical Bribe and trading an info product or a discount coupon for a person’s name and email are the only ways to add to our lists.  Previous posts talked about the two common places we place Opt-in forms -on Simple Squeeze Pages and in Widgets on the sidebar of your WordPress Pages.  Now here are some AWeber Tips that show you  a total of Eleven places you can collect names for your lists.

Tip:  Be thinking this mantra “Anywhere people might say ‘Wow, I’d like more of this kind of information!’ is a good place to collect opt-ins”

AWeber Tips – Place #1 – Sales and Squeeze Pages

This is one of the “Standard” places.   Note.  If you have a number of free eBooks or eReports you can create a Resources page and link each one to a Squeeze page.  I talk about that in this blog post on Creating a Resource Page.

AWeber Tips – Place #2 – Widgets in Sidebars

This is the second “Standard” place.

AWeber Tips – Place #3 – Header and Footer Widgets

These are a little more rare, especially the Header Widgets.  Many WordPress themes do not support them, but some do.

AWeber Tips – Place #4 – Large Widget in Middle of Home Page

Themes like Genesis – Generate and the Premise Plugin allow these.   Here is an example.

Centered Large Widget

Aweber - Center Widget


AWeber Tips – Place #5 – Pop-ups, Slide Ins and other Opt-in Boxes that Appear Over Your Pages

There are so many of these that I’m not even going to try to show you one.  AWeber does have one.

AWeber Tips – Place #6 – Your Prospects can send an email to AWeber and automatically get added to a list.

Here is one that many should know, but don’t.

If someone sends an email to <yourlist> they will be automatically added to that list.  You will only have their email, but they will be on the list.  This is useful when you are talking to people, emailing your friends or speaking in a public forum.


AWeber Tips – Place #7 – Add AWeber’s Facebook Signup App to your Fan Page

The first thing you need to do is decide which list your are going to send your Facebook Leads to.  If you follow Dr. Hale’s Four List Strategy you will start by doing the following steps:

  1. Create a new List and name it something unique that tells you that the people added to this list came from Facebook.
  2. Decide on some free gift to give these people
  3. Create a Day 0 follow-up email thanking the lead for joining the list and giving them the download links to your free gift(s).
  4. Duplicate the follow-up email for day 2.  Add a “I sent this a couple of days ago.  In case you missed it, here it is again” message
  5. Use the Manage List – Automation option to automatically add people to you main drip email list when they join the Facebook list
  6. Create a Web Form telling the Leads about the free gifts and what they are signing up for.  You will need to decide which Thank You Page or offer you want to them to after they sign up for your list.

Note:  This is a good example of why I suggest Dr. Hale’s Multi-List System.   We are adding a new source and it merges right into the existing drip email system seamlessly.

Install the AWeber App

Start by browsing to  the AWeber App Page

You will see this page

Add AWeber App to Your Facebook Page

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When you click on the Add App to Page button it will ask you which page to add the app to.

Pick a Facebook Page

Pick a Faccebook Fan Page to add the App to.

Navigate to your Fan Page and Manage Your Page.   Click on Edit Page –> Edit Settings

Edit Settings

Aweber Facebook App 4

This will show you a list on the left.  Pick “Apps”


Aweber Facebook App 5

Choose the AWeber Email Marketing App.  And Click on “Go To App”

Choose AWeber Email Marketing App

Choose the aWeber Email Marketing App

Activate aWEber Web App

It will ask you to sign in to your AWeber account.

Then it will show you this page.

You choose the list you want leads to get added to and the Web Form that should be displayed.

Choose List and Web Form

Choose the AWeber List and Webform for Your Page

You now have a new Tab.  It is VERY plain, but if someone clicks it they will see your Web Form.  Here is the original Tab.

Plain AWeber Tab

Aweber Facebook App 8

Here is a sample AWeber Web Form Displaying on my Facebook Page.

Web Form on Facebook

Sample AWeber Form on Facebook

Okay lets change the plain Tab.  (You can Google for Change Tab Image in Facebook for more complete instructions.)

First you need to create an image 111 pixels wide and 75 pixels tall.    You can use or I use Photoshop Elements.

First go through the same steps you used to install the AWeber App to your Facebook page.    When you get here, click on “Edit Settings”   Last time we clicked on “Go to App.”

Edit Settings

Change AWeber FB App Settings

The Edit Settings Screen will pop up.

Edit Settings Screen

Edit Settings - Change Tab Imag

This screen will appear.  Click on “Change” and you can upload your new image.  (There are a couple of screens there but they are VERY standard “upload a file” instructions.)   You can also change the text under the tab here if you want to.

Once you are done, you will have a new tab with your image.

New Tab

Custom Made Tab

AWeber Tips – Place #8 – Add AWeber’s Plugin to Your WordPress Blog – get signups when people Comment on Your Blog

Before you start this you need to decide which list you want to attach people to.   If you are using Dr. Hale’s Multi-List System you will do the following.

  1. Create a new list
  2. Use the List Automation feature to subscribe people to your main drip email list when they subscribe to your blog-comment-list
  3. Add a Day Zero email to you blog-comment list.   Thank them for signing up.  Give them something to download and maybe a useful tip.
  4. Duplicate the Day Zero email and add a “I sent this a couple of days ago, but in case you missed it, here it is again.  This is Day 2.

You do NOT need a web form here.

The AWeber Plugin we are going to load has two parts.  We are only going to use the Subscribe when a Person Comments section.  People seems to have problems with the widget portion of this plugin.

Step 1 – Install the AWeber Web Form Plugin.  Just like any other plugin click on Plugins –> Add Plugin and enter the name in the search bar.  When you find it click the Install button.  Then activate it.

You will see a message that you need to update the settings before this plugin will work.   You can click on the link in the message for open your Settings Menu and look for AWeber Web Form

Message that AWeber Web Form needs setup

Message that aWeber Plugin needs work

You can click on the underlined word or the Setting Menu in your Dashboard.

Click on AWeber Web Form Under Settings

Click on aWeber Web For

You will see this screen come up.  You need to Click to get your authorization code

Click to Get Code

Install aWeber Plugin

It will ask you to login to AWeber.

Login Screen

Login to aWeber

A new window will open with a very long code.   Here is part of mine.

Authorization Code

ID code from WordPress

Highlight and Copy this string and go back to the previous tab.  Paste it into the box provided.  Then press the Make Connection button

Paste Authorization Code

Paste Authorization Code

Once you have connected, you will see the options.   Choose the list you just created.  You might want to change the last line on this screen.  This is what people see in your blog.

Subscribe By Commenting Options

Set OptonsPress SAVE and you are done.

Here is what it looks like in your blog

Subscribe When You Comment

What it looks like


AWeber Tips – Place #9 – Add a Sign Up form to your Archive Page

When you add a link in your Broadcast email so that people can view the email in their browser instead of their email client, you are sending them to AWeber’s archive page.   This page automatically has an Opt-In form on it.   Be Careful – if someone signs up here, your Day Zero and Day 1 emails may not be appropriate.  For example if your Day Zero email says “Thanks for Asking for My Free EBook” it isn’t going to make much sense to people who signed up here.

I just going to send you to AWeber’s post on this option.     People looking at your archive may think “Wow I’d like to see more of this stuff.  If they can sign up right there, they might.

Opt-in on Archive Page

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AWeber Tips – Place #10 – Use a Clipboard Signup Sheet or a Fishbowl for Business Cards at Your Expo Booth

The AWeber help system specifically tells us that we can collect names at meetings and expos.  You can have a clipboard where people sign up for you email list or a fishbowl where people put their business cards in the bowl to get signed up for your newsletter.   Okay, the question is how to get them into the list.

Here is a good article on Adding a Few People Manually to your List.    I use a similar technique except I create a hidden page with just a Web Form on it.  You need to enter less than 10 per day.


AWeber Tips – Place #11 – Connect PayPal to your AWeber lists

Last (but not least) for now is connecting your lists with your PayPal buy buttons.   Here is a article on Connecting To PayPal

There you have them – 11 places to get Opt-ins to your lists

Until next time, you have a Great Day!  Oh Hale Yes!

Dr Hale

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  1. Great Stuff Dr. Hale – great to chat with you while you were in the hospital! Reminds me of when I did calls with Ann Sieg when she was in the hospital many years ago!
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    • Thanks Curt,

      I appreciate your warm thought. I really enjoyed connecting with you guys while I was in the hospital. It really kept my spirits up!

      Dr. Hale

  2. Loved this post that is chocked full of helpful tips for collecting lead names using Aweber. I didn’t know about tip#8…going to implement many of these this week. Thanks Hale…good stuff!

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      Thank you Carla,
      I’m glad you found it useful.
      I was really working for get 12 places, but 11 seemed to cover them all 🙂
      I appreciate the post in our FB Group.

      Dr. Hale

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