Lewis Parrott

I’m Lewis, a full-time writer at Authority Hacker and a find-time writer at my own blog, The Freelance Effect. I'm also a digital nomad currently based in SE Asia. I have an unhealthy addiction to internet marketing, documentaries and chocolate. Mmmm… chocolate.

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How To Setup A Killer Amazon Affiliate Site (Step by Step Walkthrough + WordPress Template Download)

I probably don’t need to tell you that building a thriving online business is not for the faint-hearted. It takes ridiculous planning, an obscene amount of patience and an uncanny ability to break through barrier after barrier of constant self-doubt. But if there’s one thing that’ll slow you down faster than an asthmatic snail in …

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Constant Contact review

Constant Contact Review

Uses a tag-based system Large selection of email templates Decent email template editor Strong list of integrations Thorough reporting Plenty of support options No behaviour-based tagging Automation functionality is limited to basic autoresponders No split-testing Very basic form builder Lack of visual reports and deeper campaign insights Outdated email templates Forced account verification via phone …

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MailChimp review

MailChimp Review

Intuitive user-interface Impressive split-testing functionality (broadcasts only) Decent form builder (though inconsistent across from types) Diverse library of professionally designed email templates Very well supported by third-party apps and services Comprehensive and easily digestible reportingComprehensive and easily digestible reporting Generous ‘Forever Free’ plan Various high-quality support channels Still very list-centric Confusing grouping and segmentation options …

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AWeber review

AWeber Review

Now uses a tag-based system Huge selection of form + email templates A respectable number of integrations available (including Zapier) Very detailed reporting for broadcast emails Excellent support options available Reconfirmation for importing subscriber Very basic automations builder No A/B testing capabilities Form + email template designs are outdated Form + email builder feels old …

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GetResponse review

GetResponse Review

Advanced automation workflows Support for website event tracking Plenty of conditional elements and tags for automations Thorough A/B testing capabilities Great selection of form templates and types Huge selection of pre-designed email templates Reasonable number of integrations available Activity and ROI tracking List Item #1Plenty of high quality support channels available Visual automation builder is …

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convertkit review

ConvertKit Review

Tag-based subscriber system Can create dynamic emails with merge tags Has a simple but effective visual automations builder Alternative “rules” builder for basic automations Ability to create various form types Offers a landing page builder (albeit a very rudimentary one) Digestible reporting for subscriber acquisition Great support channels available Very limited A/B testing functionality Few …

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activecampaign review

ActiveCampaign Review

Uses both lists and tags for subscriber management Advanced automation features Very thorough split-testing tools Decent email template builder Extensive list of integrations and Zapier support Excellent tracking + reporting functionality Responsive support (incl. live chat and community groups) Reasonably priced considering what it’s capable of The interface can be really slow to navigate Managing …

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Drip review

Drip Review

Uses a tag-based system Advanced tracking and events Robust visual automations builder Auto resend unopens broadcasts Zapier integration Advanced reporting dashboards and data filtering Excellent support channels Automations workflows can live multiple places Limited split-testing functionality The form builder is lacking Email template library is non-existent Drip is an automation-focused email marketing tool, acquired by …

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