How To Create Your Own Customized Aweber Email Template

Aweber is without a doubt the most popular auto-responder service out there.  Amongst the thousands of internet marketers sending promotional emails out there, the greater number of them is using Aweber.  Curiously, however, most of them are still using this very plain and rather boring and non-appealing Aweber email format.

What’s Wrong With That?

Well, we’ve dealt with this format for years, haven’t we?  We sure did, but Aweber is now giving us the option to customize our email template to help each one of use stand out from the others.  If you are using Aweber as a marketer, why wouldn’t you want to take advantage of this?

This is 2012 and the old plain looking Aweber format doesn’t have to be anymore.  As a matter of fact, some people have already made the switch to their own customized Aweber email templates.

Do you Want to Know How it’s Done?

Since I am participating in Barry Wells’ video challenge I thought that it would be a great opportunity for me to show you how you can create your own customized Aweber email template. in just minutes.

In this video you will learn how to:

  • Upload an Aweber template that you can customize to your own template.
  • Add your own header
  • Add your custom signature
  • Add social media icons
Make you you have a little cheat sheet with the following:
  • The URL of the picture of the header you want to use
  • The HTML of your signature
  • the HTML of the social media icons
Let’s see how….

You can even customized further than that.  Just play around and find new tricks to customized your Aweber email templates.  If you enjoyed this video, please, let me know in the comment area, and share it with others.
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27 Comments

  • Sylviane Nuccio says:

    Hi Mika,

    I’m not sure about what tutorial you are referring to. Are you talking about the video? What I use is not CSS though, it’s just simple HTML.

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Mika,

      To tell you the truth I couldn’t explain to you what the difference is between HTML and CSS. All I know is that they are two types of coding. But I’m sure if you ask some geeks they would be able to tell you.

  • Joan says:

    Very helpful Sylviane. Thank you.

  • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

    Great video Sylviane and I guess I now have to come up with another topic. That’s what I was going to share in my next video. Oops!

    But you did a great job so I’ll save that for another day. I set mine up some time back and I really do like the look. Hopefully everyone else will tweak theirs as well to make them stand out.

    Thanks for sharing this!

    ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Oh, Sorry about that, Adrienne!

      I guess it was a good idea, if you’d thought about doing though 🙂

      I really think that everyone should have their own customized Aweber email templates. Look so much better and yes, it really stands out.

      Have a great day, Adrienne 🙂

  • Ilka Flood says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    This was a very cool tutorial! Thanks for sharing your step-by-step instructions on how to that. I have often wondered how this is done in Aweber. Now I know 🙂

    Is there any way to save that template or do you have to re-create it each time you send out a broadcast?

    Cheers and have a fantabulous day!

    Ilka

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Ilka,

      Yes, you can save it. Sorry if I missed that. As a matter of fact, you can save it as a template and then all you have to do is click on the grey tab that says copy and all you’ll have to do is change your content.

      Darn, I can’t believe I forgot to mention that 🙁

      Thanks for coming, Ilka and I’m glad you liked the video 🙂

  • Carol LynnTwitter: carollynnrivera says:

    Thanks, Sylviane, good timing, too. I have been considering switching to Aweber so this was a great peek into how it actually works. You made it really easy to follow so I’m thinking that if I do switch, I’m going to be asking for more tutorials 🙂
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Carol,

      I am sure you are going to love Aweber. They really make it easy to follow the steps and to select what list you want to work on if you have more than one list.

      Thanks for coming by and I’m glad if this was helpful 🙂

  • Barry Wells says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    Thanks for mentioning and linking to the challenge 🙂

    That sure was a good lesson and left nothing out, I’ll be giving it a try myself now 🙂 One question, once we have formatted our own email template is there any way of saving it for future use or do you have to create it fresh every time?

    I’m glad you said about the dots as I use ************ because they stand out so easily. I’ve used that method in HTML for a couple of years now and it’s such a time saver 😉

    When you come to trying to center the header could you not just add center in the HTML code after the first body tag?

    This video is really helpful Sylviane, thanks 🙂

    I’ve added you to the page on my blog.

    Thanks again,
    Barry

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Barry,

      Boy, you are the second person asking me about saving, and that tells me that’s a vital info lacking in my video. I have to make another one maybe to add this detail.

      Yes, you can save your template as “template” for example and then, all you have to do is click the tap “copy” and change only the content.

      Certainly the HTML for “center” will do fine. I actually thought about it after the video. Definitely need to shoot a follow up with all I left out 🙂

      Thanks for that, Barry 🙂

  • Cat Alexandra says:

    Hello Sylviane,

    What a fantastic video! I’m so happy to know you’re participating in Barry’s challenge! I didn’t make it into that one but only because I’m in another challenge right now (100 day biz builder challenge that I’m also doing with Adrienne Smith). Maybe I should’ve done both though, because I am making so many videos…but I digress!!

    You certainly shed some light on something many people do NOT know is even possible in Aweber. Wonderful job!

    I’m retweeting this one to my readers for sure! Keep up the great content!

    Cat

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Cat,

      Just come from your blog LOL! and was impressed by your intro on your video. May I ask how or where you’ve got that done? I would like this type of intro for my personal development videos that I am going to start making very soon.

      I am glad you like that video that much. Really makes me feel good. I’m trying to make people like my writing content just as much 🙂

      Thanks for coming, Cat. Always nice to have you here 🙂

      • Cat Alexandra says:

        Hi Sylviane,

        Thanks so much for the kind feedback on my new intro/outtro. I would be very happy to refer you to the woman who did that for me. She was referred to me by another business associate who had also contracted her for similar work. The great news is that she’s offering her deal on Fiverr, so it’s only five bucks to get a professional video done like this! I will find you on Skype today and send you that link!

        And yes, I most certainly did enjoy your video. I hope you continue to do these in your challenge, Sylviane! You do a great job in your presentation and I am quite certain that these pieces of content will do you a great service over time with returns!

        Have a fantastic week!!

        Cat

  • Donna MerrillTwitter: donna_tribe says:

    I’ve heard so much about this program but you really explained it here! Right now we are using Get Response. I have heard that if we switched over, we may lose our connections.
    I really like this better than the one I have. Need to check it out and see if we can create a back up so we won’t loose our contacts.
    Thanks, Great tutorial.
    Donna
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Donna,

      As a matter of fact, I heard recently that some auto-responders do not transfer leads, but the best way to know for sure is giving them (Aweber) a phone call and I am sure that they would give you a definitive answer.

      Thanks for coming 🙂

  • Sonia says:

    You make it look so easy. I had Aweber for a while, but went with Mailchimp for budget reasons. I do love their format and they have a ton of templates. I see some really nice optin buttons and when it’s customized professionally it could look even better. I shared this on my Pinterest page for others to see. These are the kinds of posts I love. The video breaks up the monotony of reading posts.

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi sonia,

      Yes, I’ve seen some Mailchimp emails that look great. When I became a member of Aweber, I had never heard about Mailchimp. Maybe it didn’t even existed back then.

      Thanks you for coming Sonia, and I’m glad if you enjoyed the video 🙂

  • Pauline says:

    Hi Sylviane
    I am not with Aweber but have been thinking of switching over so your video will be useful for when I do, thanks for sharing!
    Good luck in Barry’s video challenge I will be checking out some of your others next week when I have more time (sometimes I find there are not enough hours in the day lol)
    Have a great weekend
    Pauline

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Pauline,

      Nice to see you here. You’ve got that right. I feel there is not enough hours in the day just about everyday too 🙂

      Glad you liked the video. This video made me realized that a lot of people are actually not with Aweber. I have never used another auto-responder service, but I think that Mailchimp is also good and I think free too 🙂

      Thanks for coming by 🙂

  • Michael says:

    My friend and I were just talking about this very procedure this morning. And then I went to Donna Merrill’s blog and saw your post there courtesy of Comment Luv. Perfect timing and a very well put together tutorial. She really wants to use her own header in her emails and this is the perfect way to get that done. thank you. 🙂

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Micheal,

      Yeah! CommentLuv does its job after all 🙂 That’s also the Law of Attraction at work. Glad the video could help in any way 🙂

      Thanks for coming 🙂

  • Ileane says:

    Hi Sylvianne, AWeber is just a fantastic service to use for managing our email marketing efforts. I started using them at the beginning of the year and it’s nice to see how fast my list is growing.
    Have you tried the new beta version of the broadcast email editor? I’m using that one now and I demonstrate it in one of my videos for Barry’s Video Blog Challenge too. It looks like you, me and Adrienne all want to show off how impressed we are with what we can do with AWeber!

    If you want to check out my video, I’ll leave the link in CommentLuv.

    Take care and I’ll chat with you soon!

  • Sylviane Nuccio says:

    Hi Ileane,

    Certainly will check your video right now and see what goodies you have there.

    Thanks for passing by and let me know.

  • Sylviane Nuccio says:

    Yes Mika, I agree that doing this is really good, and the smart thing to do. However, I haven’t done that yet. But again, I think everyone should.

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