How To Create A Squeeze Page The Stupidly Simple Way

What Is A Squeeze Page?

Last Updated: September 23rd, 2021

What Is A Squeeze Page?

You can think of a Squeeze Page as a specialised type of Landing Page. These pages contain an opt-in form that asks the visitor to provide their email address and sometimes their name in return for something. That might be to sign up to a mailing list; to receive a free gift; to register for a webinar, etc.

That free gift could be a report, ebook, a video tutorial or some software. Or it may be to access some more detailed information about what you’re offering.

But the bottom line is that you’re building your email list as people sign up on your squeeze page.

While a landing page can be a squeeze page, it can also be a standard sales page for a product, one that doesn’t ask a visitor to join a list. So “landing page” is a somewhat broader term.

What Is a Landing Page?

“Landing pages” is a general term given to any page where you directly send traffic. While they can be regular blog posts and pages, they are more usually pages that present an offer, product, service or optin form to a visitor.

The Need For An Autoresponder Service

What Is An Autoresponder?

On the other side of a squeeze page is an autoresponder service.

This actually collects and stores your subscribers’ email addresses and names.

It’s also the tool you’ll use to send out emails and newsletters to your list.

Since these services require physical resources (servers), they are not free.

You need to factor in the monthly cost of an autoresponder service into your business budget.

Most services work on an escalating price model.

You pay a certain fee to send out a certain number of emails to a certain number of subscribers each month.

Each autoresponder has its own limits.

Some Mini Autoresponder Reviews

This isn’t an exhaustive list of autoresponders but it does contain the most popular email list building services.

I’ve listed the various limits each imposes and their prices.

All autoresponders provide tools for creating opt-in pages.

However, these are generally fairly basic and if you want more control over how your opt-in pages work and to make them more dynamic, then it’s better to use a separate tool to create your squeeze pages (see below for suggestions).

1. ActiveCampaign

In the last couple of years, ActiveCampaign has become the most highly regarded of the autoresponder services among top-level marketers.

The reason is because of the automation tools, great service and support and the fantastic delivery rate for emails sent from the service.

You can try the service out free for 14 days.

If there was any autoresponder I’d switch to in the future, this would be the one.

Here’s their pricing plan (if you subscribe – i.e. hand money over – before September 30th, you’ll get your first 3 months at 50% off):

ActiveCampaign Pricing

Higher priced plans provide additional automation tools such as If…Else options.

These allow you to create automations such as: if the subscriber clicks the link in the email, then add them to this short additional email sequence before sending them back to the main sequence.

It’s a powerful construct not offered by the other autoresponder services (at least that I’m aware of) that provides great flexibility in how you interact with your subscribers.

Just bear in mind that the price does escalate pretty quickly once you get at least 1,000 subscribers.

2. ConvertKit

This autoresponder is very popular with internet and affiliate marketers and it’s a good choice if ActiveCampaign is too expensive for you.

It’s also very well suited to email marketing beginners.

And you can try it out free for 14 days.

They recently started offering a free plan for those just starting out in list building and email marketing.

This free account allows you to collect up to 1,000 subscribers, build an unlimited number of squeeze pages and send an unlimited number of emails.

You’re not limited to a trial period with this account.

Automation tools are not included in the free account though.

There’s a lot more information about the ConvertKit Free Account here .

If you’re planning on moving your lists from another autoresponder service to ConvertKit, they’ll handle the entire migration for you for free.

Providing you have more than 5,000 subscribers.

If you’ve less than that, they’ll show you how to migrate your lists manually.

They’re a little more expensive than competing services though.

But they do allow unlimited email sends and customizable optin forms.

If I were starting out again, ConvertKit is the autoresponder I’d choose.

The pricing is roughly the same as GetResponse’s but their automation visual editor is much better than GetResponse’s.

They also offer a free account where you can collect up to 1,000 subscribers though you don’t get access to the full toolset.

ConvertKit Pricing 2021

Probably ConvertKit’s best feature is the automations you can apply in directing people through your emails, depending on the actions they take or don’t take.

Other autoresponders do provide automations but ConvertKit makes visualizing them much easier.


This is one of the grand-daddies of autoresponder services. They’ve been around for years and have a rock-solid reputation.

You can try out the service free for 30 days.

And Aweber now offer a free account where you can collect up to 500 subscribers for free.

Their pricing structure has been the same for quite some time.

This is the autoresponder I’ve been with for years.

Aweber Pricing

They do have a policy of enforcing double-optins – that’s where the service sends a potential subscriber a “click here to confirm you want to join this list” type of email.

So to get a subscriber, they have to fill out your squeeze page and then click a link in an email they’ll be sent.

Needless to say, due to this extra step, subscription rates are lower.

You can disable the double-optin setting for your lists in the Aweber dashboard.

But, even if you do that, and your autoresponder is integrated with a 3rd-party service (like landing page software), Aweber will enforce the double-optin option.

You can get this enforcement disabled for your list if you contact Aweber support and give them a good reason.

I’ve never been turned down when making such a request.

If you have a list that’s dead or dying, Aweber have a good tutorial video here on how to re-engage a dead or dying email list.

4. GetResponse

This service has been around almost as long as Aweber.

People who use it claim that the deliverability rates for emails are better than Aweber but, since I don’t have an account here, I can’t provide an opinion.

It is equally as popular as Aweber, however.

The squeeze pages it can create look better than the ones in Aweber.

The Marketing Automation tool allows you to configure how subscribers are moved between your email lists as they take different actions (opening emails, clicking links, etc).

This is their current pricing plan – all prices show are for 1,000 subscribers and prices for all plans will increase, the more subscribers you add.

GetResponse Pricing 2021

Since I originally wrote this post, GetResponse have changed their pricing structure and plans.

The image below shows the plans and prices that were in effect a couple of years ago.

Note that for each plan, the minimum number of subscribers for that plan is listed.

Now all plans can have a minimum of up to 1,000 subscribers.

However, the price of the plans, apart from Basic, has increased in recent years.

The current Plus Plan costs $49/mth for up to 1,000 subscribers whereas the older Pro Plan, the nearest equivalent, used to cost $59/mth for up to 5,000 subscribers.

The current Pro Plan actually costs $79/mth for between 2,500 and 5,000 subscribers (or $59/mth for 1,000-2,499 subscribers).

GetResponse Pricing
GetResponse’s old pricing structure and Plans

Getresponse also provide support for integrating webinars into your email campaigns, something Aweber doesn’t provide.

They also don’t enforce double-optins the way Aweber do.

For that reason, this service is more popular with internet and affiliate marketers.

If I were starting over, I’d choose GetResponse over Aweber today.

5. MailerLite

Another popular but less well-known autoresponder.

It used to be one of the few to offer a free plan for new marketers but most of the popular autoresponders do now offer their own free plans.

You can have a list of up to 1,000 subscribers and send out up to 12,000 emails each month for free.

MailerLite’s free plan is quite similar to MailChimp’s (see below) but only offers 1,000 instead of 2,000 free subscribers.

However, whereas MailChimp does not like people building lists in the make money online (MMO) niche, MailerLite has no problem with that.

So, for that reason, MailerLite is the better choice for those in that niche.

They’re also cheaper than MailChimp as you scale up your subscriber numbers.

These are the pricing options for the different plans, depending on if you want to pay monthly or yearly (their pricing hasn’t changed):

MailerLite Pricing

You can build a variety of landing pages with MailerLite but it’s $10 per month whether you’re on the free plan or a paid plan.

There’s no limit to the number of landing pages you can build.

6. Sendlane

Sendlane is a powerful email platform built by marketers for marketers.

It gives you all the tools you need in one place, plus the delivery rates are great.

It lets content creators collect, segment, and automate their customer’s journey through email and SMS marketing.

Since it’s feature set is so comprehensive, it is one of the more expensive autoresponder services out there:

Sendlane Pricing 2021


Sendlane originally offered their Growth Plan at $35/mth for up to 1,000 subscribers.

That option has now been removed and the Growth Plan now costs $99/mth for up to 5,000 subscribers.

So it’s become a lot more expensive.

In addition, once you get over 5,000 subscribers, you have to switch to the Professional Plus Plan which costs $249/mth.

The cost of the Professional Plus Plan is on a sliding scale and rises with the number of subscribers in your account.

Paying annually rather than monthly saves about 20% on fees.

7. MailChimp

This autoresponder is very popular because it allows you to build a list for free.

You can create a list of up to 2,000 subscribers and send up to 10,000 emails per month (it used to be 12,000), totally for free.

If you exceed the 2,000 contact limit in your Free plan, a hold is placed on sending live email campaigns or test emails until you upgrade to a paid plan or reduce your contact count.

You’ll still be able to work on your campaigns and templates, and collect and import new contacts.

Here’s MailChimp’s current fee structure:

MailChimp Pricing 2021

Their first subscriber limit on plans is 500 with the prices above applying.

The next subscriber limit is 2,500 and prices increase dramatically when you go from having 500 to 501 subscribers.

The cost of the Standard Plan, the one that MailChimp recommends, rises from $14.99/mth to $51.99/mth.

That’s over 3 times the original price!

The next subscriber limit on their Essentials Plan (most basic plan) is 1,500 for which they charge $20/mth.

For 2,500 subscribers on this plan, you’d be paying $30.99/mth.

For reference, here are the prices MailChimp used to charge in 2020:

MailChimp Pricing

So, as you can see, while MailChimp is a great service to get started with, the price escalates rapidly the more subscribers you have.

Note: MailChimp does not like lists in the Make Money Online niche. I found this out the hard way when I was building an internet marketing list and MailChimp closed down my list without notice. If that’s your niche, you’re better off going with a different service.

How To Create Squeeze Pages

As I mentioned above, you can create squeeze pages, albeit simple/basic ones, directly in your autoresponder service.

But for extra oomph and a bolder, more attention grabbing optin page, use a dedicated landing page builder.

These are the more popular tools:

1. Builderall

Builderall Logo

Builderall has often been promoted as a less expensive version of Clickfunnels.

That was not the case.

Builderall is, in fact, a suite of business tools rather than being a dedicated page builder or sales funnel software.

In fact, Builderall only recently added a sales funnel builder tool into their suite which now does mean that it’s something of a competitor to Clickfunnels.

It doesn’t fully compare in sales funnel building capabilities, but its cost may be more appealing to lone marketers and small businesses than Clickfunnels’.

Since Builderall is a tool suite, it has more features than Clickfunnels but it is more of a jack-of-all-trades than anything else.

That makes it a good port of call for online businesses who would like their tools to be managed from one central place rather than having to manage a range of such tools independently (and which probably cost more when managed independently).

Builderall offers a 14-day trial for $1 plan and you can test out all the tools during this period.

There are 8 plans ranging in price from $14.90 per month (Cheetah Plan) to $79.90 per month (Premium Plan & Funnel Club Plan).

4 of the plans are directly with the Builderall Saas (Software as a Service) and the other 4 allow you to integrate Builderall services directly with WordPress.

Builderall 5 Plans

The one I’d recommend you start with is the Premium Plan at $79.90 per month.

If you can afford another one-time $199 fee, the Funnel Club Plan is well worth it as it gives you access to hundreds of landing page, funnel, chatbot, etc. templates that you can use (new ones are constantly being added).

This plan allows you to link 15 of your domain names to your funnels or sites built in Builderall so that those sites load on those domain names.

For additional sites, you’d have to use the web addresses that Builderall gives you.

You can also collect an unlimited number of email subscribers on this plan, and your costs don’t go up the more subscribers you get, as they do with third-party autoresponders like Aweber, GetResponse or ConvertKit.

The slightly less expensive Marketer Plan is really aimed at email marketers and doesn’t include tools such as the funnel builder, the chatbot builder, video hosting or several other tools.

2. GroovePages

GroovePages Logo

This is essentially the new kid on the block where building sales funnels is concerned.

It offers similar, if not even more features than Clickfunnels.

You can actually create a free account at GrooveFunnels where you can build up to 3 funnels.

If you want to have unrestricted access to all its tools, it’s available to buy through this page for a one-time payment of $1,997 (but you also get bonuses).

For that fee you get Lifetime Access to all features of the service, present and future, free upgrades and Unlimited everything.

This Lifetime Access option will be permanently removed on December 15th after which a monthly subscription of $99/mth will only be available to new customers.

I took a closer look at GroovePages and its features in this post on my sister site.

And there’s a comparison between Clickfunnels and Groovepages here which should help you decide which of the two tools is best for you.

3. Clickfunnels®

Clickfunnels® Logo

The biggest and the one of the best squeeze page builders does so much more than building simple squeeze pages.

It builds entire sales funnels. You can try it out free for 14-days.

With this tool alone, you can build a profitable online business.

You won’t need to pay for web hosting, an autoresponder, a webmaster or any of the array of tools and services you normally need to run an online business…

…though you will have to pay for the Platinum level membership to access some of the advanced features.

Building and editing your various pages – squeeze pages, sales pages, upsell/OTO pages, order pages, thank-you pages etc. is a simple exercise with all the back-end techie stuff hidden from you.

It also integrates with Ontraport and Infusionsoft, which don’t provide the most customer-friendly order pages, to let you create great-looking order pages yourself.

Clickfunnels® also has its own Order Cart so you don’t have to use a third-party payment processor like PayPal, Infusionsoft or Ontraport.

It will even create membership sites for you.

All of this plus all the training to go along with it is provided to you for starting at $97 per month.

4. Elementor Pro

Elementor Pro

There is a free version of this WordPress plugin with a cut-down feature set that lets you build basic landing pages for your offers.

It’s a good way to gain experience building pages and 5 free page templates are provided with the plugin.

However, Elementor Pro – the commercial version of the plugin – provides over 50 widgets you can add to your landing pages (posts, galleries, price tables, countdowns, Facebook widgets and so on).

Elementor also allows you to create popups. They may be annoying, but they do work.

And the Pro plugin also comes with a over 300 page and popup templates.

The plugin has become one of the most popular landing page builder options for WordPress and has over 3 million users.

These are the pricing options:

Elementor Pro Pricing 2021

If you want to use Elementor Pro on between 2 and 25 sites, then it’ll cost $199 per year.

There is an option to install the plugin on up to 3 sites for $99 but the 25-site license seems so much better value.

5. Landingi

If all you’re looking for is a landing/squeeze page builder, then that’s something Landingi excels at.

You can build an unlimited number of landing pages quickly and easily.

There are over 400 landing page and pop-up templates already in the system to get you started and you can customize them as you need ore create pages from scratch.

All the popular autoresponder services are supported so you can hook up your landing pages to whatever autoresponder you like.

They also provide a free course on how to create landing pages.

There are three pricing plans:

Landingi Pricing 2021

  • Create – $89 per month or $55 per month if you pay annually (a 39% saving). This is for business owners and smaller companies to build high-converting campaigns that increase sales.
  • Automate – $127 per month or $79 per month if you pay annually (a 38% saving).  This plan is for marketing pros to automate processes and boost conversions at all levels of the customer journey.
  • Agency – $149 per month or $199 per month if you pay annually (a 25% saving). This one’s for agencies, integrators, and resellers to launch offers and scale customer service.

All plans have a 14-day free trial.

6. LeadPages

LeadPages Landing Page Builder

LeadPages is more than just a landing page builder.

It is the only platform that lets you collect leads from landing pages, pop-up forms, social media, text messaging, and email.

It includes a Facebook Ad builder, a built-in payments system that can be added to any landing page or popup, lets you capture opt-ins via text message on mobile devices and provides 1-Click signup links.

All pages and forms built with it are fully mobile responsive, so important these days.

You can even split test pages and popups to see which ones are getting the best response from your traffic.

The squeeze pages they provide, out-of-the-box, have already been extensively tested to convert.

LeadPages is really for established marketers.

There are several plans with their new Start Plan coming in at $19/mth.

If you’d prefer to pay annually, it will cost $180 per year (equivalent to paying $15 per month – a 21% saving).

There are other plans as well:

LeadPages Pricing 2021

  • Standard ($37/mth or $300/yr);
  • Pro ($79/mth or $576/yr)
  • and Advanced ($321/mth or $2,388/yr)

So all plans except the Advanced Plan are less expensive than Clickfunnels®.

But Lead Pages is more of a page/site builder than a funnel builder.

However, take advantage of the LeadPages free trial that lets you test the system out for 14 days.

Then you’ll know if this is a service you want to buy or one you want to aspire to in the future.

7. InstaBuilder 2.0 


InstaBuilder is a WordPress plugin exclusively designed to create squeeze pages and funnels which work on both desktop PCs and mobile devices.

It comes with over 100 pre-designed templates and you can create multi-step optin pages if you need to.

The squeeze page editor is a fully-featured editor in its own right allowing you full customization of your pages.

Integrating the optin code provided by your autoresponder is a simple copy-and-paste operation.

Background videos are supported too, though to have them work, you need to enable the Mute Sound option.

That’s because the Chrome browser will no longer auto-play videos with sound.

There are 3 plans:

  • a 3-site license for $77
  • an unlimited site option for $97
  • and a Developer Licence option which allows you to install it on an unlimited number of your own and client sites for $197.

I’m not sure if InstaBuilder is still being maintained as its original developer died a couple of years ago.

These are a couple of basic squeeze pages created with InstaBuilder:

8. OptimizePress 3


OptimizePress 3 is the latest edition of this WordPress plugin.

It has been completely rebuilt to bring it in line with today’s online technologies.

OptimizePress is one of the best plugins for creating conversion-optimized landing pages, sales pages, blogs and membership sites.

So it’s more than just another plugin for building squeeze pages.

It also comes with the SmartTheme theme for WordPress so you can build a blog that not only looks beautiful and is blazing fast, but is designed with conversions in mind.

Create 2-step opt-in forms to help increase conversions on landing pages.

Track which pages are working and optimize your campaigns for success.

The plugin uses drag-and-drop technology to make building pages and forms as easy as possible.

There are over 300 page templates included and all are optimized for mobile as well as desktop.

There’s also a huge library of page elements (like price comparison tables, social media boxes, etc) to choose from.

If you’re looking for free reports and ebooks to give away to entice people to subscribe to your mailing lists, I can recommend Buzzinar (there’s a 50% discount on that page).

One of the upsells is for getting 2 PLR reports/ebooks each month.

Each of these PLR (Private Label Rights) products comes with a squeeze page and an email sequence.

The squeeze pages are built in OptimizePress so if you want to use them you’ll need to have the OptimizePress plugin installed on your blog.

There are 3 pricing options:

OptimizePress Pricing 2021

Pricing structure has changed somewhat  since 2020 when the plans on offer were:

  • an Essential license for 1 site for $99 per year
  • a Business license for 5 sites which also has additional features for $149 per year (no longer available)
  • and the Suite plan for $199 per year [normally $249/year] which gives a 20 site license and ALL available features.

9. ProfitBuilder


Another plugin for creating squeeze pages and landing pages in WordPress is ProfitBuilder.

This creates professional-quality optin-forms on your blog as well as opt-in overlays (nicer than popups).

It can build a ton of other types of marketing pages like sales pages and funnels, membership sites, social gates, portal pages, etc.

It’s the most complete, all-in-one, WordPress landing pages plugin for online marketers.

ProfitBuilder Pricing 2021

It is a one-time payment.

The plugin comes with over 130 high-converting templates – you just add your own text and/or images.

You can build sales funnels and do split testing too.

10. Landing Page Monkey

Landing Page Monkey

If you want a landing page builder that is affordable but does not need WordPress to work, this is one to look at.

This web-based tool (which I reviewed here) makes it incredibly easy to create highly effective and dynamic landing pages that will convert like crazy, because they add all sorts of new features that grab attention and encourage user participation.

Best of all, the web-based interface allows you to dive in and create your own pages with absolutely no design or programming experience whatsoever.

If you can use email and sites like Facebook, you can use this software!

It only costs a one-time $37 and if you decide to buy through the above link, you get all the bonuses listed on that page as well!

Adding a video background to an opt-in form is as easy as pasting in the video’s link. You can use static background images as well.

The software integrates with all the popular autoresponder services.

All your landing pages are hosted for you and when you create a page, you’re given a link to it that you can promote.

If you’d prefer to have the page appear like it’s on your own domain, you can download a small file which you then upload to your web server.

This was the tool I used for creating my landing pages until I switched to Clickfunnels®.

Here are some squeeze page examples:

This online app is $37 .

11. Genius Lander

Genius Lander - Landing Page Builder

This landing page builder comes from the same company that created Landing Page Monkey.

You can think of it as a souped-up version of that app which offers additional features, including alternative ways of presenting the optin form to visitors.

Genius Lander’s ability to segment and target the perfect prospects for your business not only delivers better quality leads, but it lays the foundation to increased profits and more sales for you long term!

This online app is a single $99 payment, so may be be a better long-time option for you.

12. PageDyno

Page Dyno Landing Page Builder

PageDyno is the newest page builder app from the folks behind Genius Lander and Landing Page Monkey.

It’s another step-up from Genius Lander and, while it’s not officially on sale yet, you can get access to a Beta release of the tool from the link above.

PageDyno lets you easily create multi-step pages and, depending on your campaign, using a multi-step, opt-ins can lead to higher conversion rates.

Instead of immediately asking for the opt-in use a ‘Step 1’ page to ask a question or demonstrate something before visitors are shown the opt-in form .

With PageDyno, running a multi-step opt-in is a fast way to fine tune your audience targeting and segmentation.

You can also turn your pages into ‘Pop-Ups’.

Embed your opt-in boxes (including multi-step boxes) into your web pages directly using a simple, copy/paste code snippet.

You can also configure the pop-ups to ‘LOCK’ the page below it so they have to hand over their email address to unlock the page to see the content on it.

Finally, you can set triggers that govern when the pop-ups will appear on your pages.

PageDyno costs $79/year.

13. Conversion Gorilla

Conversion Gorilla

Now this isn’t strictly a landing page creator.

Instead, it puts an attention bar at the top or bottom of the screen on your site.

You can advertise offers with (affiliate) links to them, add opt-in forms to collect subscribers or show a video, with an affiliate link for the related product.

If you upgrade to the PRO version, you can place an attention bar over any page on the internet! That’s how to build an email list the fast way if you enjoy sharing links on social media.

This web-based software is $99 per year a one-time $19.95 and you can create an unlimited number of attention bars with it.

Conversion Gorilla comes with additional bonuses if you decide to buy it through the above link. I reviewed it here recently.

You can see it in action too on this very website – a bar alerting you to some free product I’m providing is placed at the top or bottom of pages on this website by Conversion Gorilla.

Here are a couple of other examples of this tool in action:

14. Dual Squeeze

Dual Squeeze

This is a 100% free landing page builder.

You can use a pre-built squeeze page to get others to sign up to Dual Squeeze under you, or design your own landing page.

Once someone subscribes on your page, they are redirected to the link of your choice.

That can be to a squeeze page for another product or service or an affiliate link where you’ll earn commissions from any sales.

There is an optional upgrade for $27 per month which allows you to create unlimited squeeze pages, each linking to a different offer.

Using this system is a great way to kick off your email list building for free.

You can integrate your optin form(s) with Aweber, GetResponse or just use the free list storage option in Dual Squeeze until you’re ready to move to a more sophisticated landing page creator and autoresponder.

Final Thoughts

And, if the above isn’t complete enough for you, I look at 5 more low-cost page-builder and sales funnel software solutions here.

List building can seem a formidable task, especially for a newbie.

Today, it’s a simple task as the above tools show you how to create squeeze pages (landing pages) the easy way.

There’s a tool for every budget.

Using squeeze and landing page software gives you much greater flexibility with the kinds of squeeze and optin pages you can create.

And if you use a tool like GeniusLander, you don’t even have to host your landing pages yourself.

People prefer squeeze pages with video backgrounds.

They get a 40% better response rate than pages with a static background.

So choose a tool that can create that type of squeeze page.

If you want to put optin popups on your websites, then use PageDyno or one of the WordPress plugins, although Clickfunnels does also provide a WordPress plugin to put the pages you build with it on your existing blog.

You don’t need animated backgrounds on that type of form.

My recommendation would be to start out with the free Dual Squeeze page or GeniusLander (if you want a more sophisticated tool – it’s only $49.50).

You can always export your leads if you want to at a later date.

Then think about buying one of the landing page builder software apps.

Don’t forget that you need an autoresponder service on the other side of your squeeze pages to store your subscriber information and to be able to email your subscribers regularly.

Builderall comes with its own highly-featured autoresponder, along with many other useful marketing tools, so that’s an option that’s well worth looking at.

I’d appreciate any feedback you have on how to create squeeze pages and any suggestions for tools you’ve come across that you think I should include in the above list. Just sound off in the comments…

All the best,

Gary Nugent

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  1. I love that there is so much information on the different companies that offer these services. I wasn’t aware of what a squeeze page consisted of so thank you for teaching me something new. I definitely will be incorporating something like this on my sites.

    • List building / email marketing was a side of online business that I ignored for far too long, Viviana. It always seemed like a huge amount of work was involved. Truth is, it’s not that onerous a task. And the rewards are certainly worth the effort! 🙂

  2. I had only heard of a few of these services before reading your post. As someone new to the world of online marketing I really appreciate this easy to understand article. I also didn’t know how to use these but your article makes this much more clear.

    • All the services and tools have tutorial videos that show you how to use them, Rifhat.Q. But there is a bit of a learning curve with some of the services, especially the autoresponders. But it#s a learning curve that pays off. 🙂

  3. Hi Gary, As someone really new to Wealthy Affiliate I found this article very interesting. Will need to read it again and really absorb all the wisdom and advice. Thank you. Kind regards, Jill

    • Thanks, Jill. I’ll be adding additional articles and reviews of many of these products and services in the future.

  4. Thank you for this information Gary! I did not know all of this was available. I’ve been hearing some of these words and phrases, but didn’t know what they were. things just kinda pass me by sometimes! This really helps to clear several things up!

  5. Hey, thanks for the good read.

    I have 2 websites myself, although both are fairly new and i’m very new to the online marketing world so this was a really useful read.

    I have heard of these types of things but only briefly so it was good to read up on them in an easy to understand way.

    • Great to hear that you found my post informative, Stewart. Anything that makes our affiliate marketing efforts easier is always welcome! 🙂

  6. Hi Gary,
    You’ve given us a lot of companies to think about that will help build an email list. I’ve never tried building an email list. Is there one company that you can recommend that is very simple to use and understand?

    • Hi Bob,

      If I were to pick one company, it would be ConvertKit. You can start building a list for free, for up to 1,000 subscribers. You can create as many squeeze pages as you want and send an unlimited number of emails.

      The emails you can send can be formatted with HTML to make them look pretty, add text formatting effect like bold and italics, include images and create clickable links.

      The automations aren’t available on the Free Account but, if you’re just starting out, you won’t need them until you’re more familiar with list building and email marketing.

      All of the free video training I recommend on this site shows how central email marketing is to building a sustainable online business.

      Check the training out to see how different marketers use email. It took me a long time to have my “aha!” moment where list building was concerned. There’s other free stuff over on my Resources page as well.

      There’s also a dedicated course about list building here that comes from one of the best in the business (it’s only 7 Bucks).

  7. That’s a thorough article. I have used MailChimp, clickfunnels, elementor from the list and currently settled on getresponse. Currently have 3 websites on which I am collecting leads. I would like you to explain a few list building strategies if you can in your next article.

    • Thanks for the feedback, Prav, and for the suggestion for a future article.

      Did you ever use Aweber? I’d be curious to know how you think it compares to GetResponse.

      Since I now build all of my squeeze pages with 3rd-party tools, it’s becoming a pain having to contact Aweber Support and ask them to remove the double-optin they enforce when integrating with these tools. I know GetResponse doesn’t have the same policy.

  8. This is a gem post from a most experienced guy in the I.T field. I found it to be highly useful and bookmarked it to keep coming back to as and when needed. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us. It’s highly appreciated.
    Best wishes

    • Thanks, Habib. I wouldn’t call myself an expert by any means. I’m just documenting what I’ve learned as I’ve gotten to grips with list building, email marketing and the tools used.

      It’s a constantly changing thing, but then, everything to do with online marketing seems to change and expand very quickly as old tools disappear and new ones arrive on the scene.

      At least the core strategies used in email marketing haven’t changed in decades. They were around long before the invention of email and have just been adapted to work with the current ways we connect with other people.

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