How to Create an Autoresponder Campaign in GetResponse

The following tutorial will show you how to set up an autoresponder campaign in GetResponse. It consists of:

  1. Creating a list
  2. Adding autoresponder follow-up messages
  3. Sending a newsletter (a broadcast message)

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1.Creating a List

Step #1. Click on “Menu” in upper right corner of your GR dashboard

Step #2. In left drop-down menu select “contacts”

Step #3. Click on “Create list”

Step #4. Choose suitable name for your list, hit “create” and then you are done.

Now you can move to:

2. Adding Autoresponder Follow-up Messages

Step #1. On your dashboard, click “Create autoresponder”

Step #2. Select the list you want to associate the message with. Set the first message to go out on day 0, then it will be sent immediately after subscribing

Step #3. To create your first follow up message, scroll down and click “Create new email”

Step #4.¬†Determine the settings of your first message and click “Next step”

Step #5. Next, you have to choose a template for your email. It’s recommended to have a simple template. Click on “Start from scratch”

Step #6. From options given, you might choose a blank template

Step #7.
Follow the directions in message editor to add a text block. Delete the sample text and write or paste your message.

Step #8. Scroll down, click “Plain text” and in the pop-up click “HTML to Plain”. Plain text version of your message is necessary to reduce spam score of your email

Step #9.
Click “Test message” to send message to your own email. Proofread it and test links.

Under “Test message” check also SpamScore

Step #10. Publishing Message. If after testing message everything is o.k. then hit “Next step”. On next page scroll down and hit “Save and publish”

Step #11. Adding other autoresponder messages. Just repeat the same process described above over again. Creating 2nd autoresponder message you may want to choose it to go out on Day 1, for 3rd message on Day 3 and so on.

3. Sending a Newsletter (A Broadcast Message)

The process of sending a newsletter is overall very similar to creating an autoresponder messages, there are just some pecularities.

Step #1. On your dashboard, click “Create newsletter”

Step #2. Choose Drag-and-Drop email editor for creating message

Step #3. Determine your newsletter’s settings and hit “Next step”

Step #4.¬†Creating your newsletter’s message.

The exact same process as previously described in autoresponder’s tutorial Step #5-Step #9

Step #5. Choosing recipients. Select the lists you want to send your newsletter to and hit “Next Step”.

Step #6. Getresponse will calculate the SpamScore of your message. If it’s o.k. then your message is ready for sending .

Step #7. Sending the newsletter. If you hit “Send” then your newsletter will be sent after 60 seconds. You have an option to cancel your sending during this time frame.

If you choose “Schledule” you can set the message to be sent later on your selected time.

When you have completed these steps, the next thing is to get web form and a capture page, so you can start promoting your capture page and building a list.

I have covered this topic in a separate post, click here to read it.

Thanks for reading!



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