ConvertKit Review: Why I Switched from Aweber + 30 Days FREE Trial

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Recently I switched from Aweber to ConvertKit for doing email marketing. The process took just 4-5 hours and I was totally switched from Aweber to ConvertKit.

All my opt-in forms are working and my email marketing is back on track.

In this article, I am going to share the reason why I switched from such a renowned email marketing service provider and what forced to me switch to it.

I was using Aweber from last 3+ years, and I have sent more than 300,000 mails with them.

When I started using Aweber in 2013, I was confident that I am never ever going to switch my email marketing service, because I was getting everything which was needed at that time.

But now things have totally changed.

It's the time of automation.

It's the time when you do most of the tasks by setting up the things at the backend and the software takes care of everything.

This one word forced me to rethink and ConvertKit convinced me to take the decision instantly.

Let's see what makes ConvertKit better than Aweber.

#1. Open Rate Increased Tremendously

The open rate at Aweber was very less as compared to ConvertKit, as most of my emails were going in Gmail promotional tabs.

At aweber, I used to get 5-7% open rate, but here the results are insane.

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[su_note note_color=”#ffff87″ text_color=”#000000″ radius=”6″]More Open Rate = More Clicks = More Income[/su_note]

I am sending promotional mails on this Black Friday and made much more money than last year.

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#2. UI is Awesome

I loved simple and sleek user interface. No more distraction and easy to write new broadcasts.

It's clutter free and helps you to write emails in text format only. No drag and drop builder or any other complex things to make you feel overwhelmed.

Special Note: As ConvertKit helps you to write emails in text format only, so they land in gmail primary tab.

#3. Automation is Way More Than Awesome

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This one feature was more than enough to let me fall in love with ConvertKit.

You can filter your subscribers as per their behavior.

When this.. do this.. feature is awesome.

Let me make it make it very simple by giving you an example.

You sent an email to your subscriber having a link inserted in it.

With ConvertKit, you can do an automation where you can assign a specific tag to people who are clicking on that links.

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Once people are assigned into that tag, you can send a separate email to those subscribers.

Means much more clicks and more sales.

Assign them into a different sequence when they finish current sequence.

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and there are many other probabilities to play with this automation.

[su_note note_color=”#ffff87″ text_color=”#000000″ radius=”6″]Selling is easy when you know the behavior of your readers.[/su_note]

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#4. No Extra Payment for Duplicate Subscribers

You would be surprised to hear that you are paying huge money for saving same subscriber into a different list.

At Aweber I used to create lists, and I had more than 10 different lists.

i.e list of people who have downloaded Blogging Domination Guide, who downloaded Keyword Research Domination, and subscribers of my blog KnowledgeCage.com.

If a single person joined all of my these 3 lists, Aweber was considering them as a different person and charging me extra for having them in 3 lists.

[su_note note_color=”#ffff87″ text_color=”#000000″ radius=”6″]Less number of duplicate subscribers = More saving[/su_note]

At ConvertKit we have a commutative list, where all the subscribers are showing.

They all are differentiate with the different tags (Note: Lists in Aweber are knows as Tags in ConvertKit)

Here you can see that a single user is assigned to different forms, sequences and tags.

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#5. Easily Resend Mails to Unopens

Although this feature was available at Aweber but it was bit difficult to find and perform.

Here it's easy.

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This multiplies your open rate and reach.

#6. Easy Integration

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Easily integrate with one of the best platforms in the world.

Commerce

  • Gumroad
  • Samcart
  • DPD
  • SendOwl
  • Shopify
  • WooCommerce
  • Easy Digital Downloads

Lead Capture

  • SumoMe
  • LeadPages
  • ThriveLeads
  • OptinMonster
  • OptimizePress (direct integration in development)
  • ClickFunnels
  • Bounce Exchange
  • Genesis eNews Extended
  • BookLaunch
  • MailMunch
  • Textiful
  • Bloom (in process)
  • OptKit
  • Landing Lion
  • GetSiteControl

Membership + Courses Sites

  • Teachable
  • ProgressAlly
  • Zippy Courses
  • Wishlist Member
  • Member Mouse
  • Paid Memberships Pro
  • Teachery
  • Rainmaker
  • Lifter LMS
  • aMember
  • New Kajabi
  • Restricted Content Pro
  • Thinkific
  • Digital Access Pass (DAP)

Grab the API key from ConvertKit and easily integrate them with any of the email marketing, eCommerce or any big platform.

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Note: I will publish article on “How to Switch  from Aweber to ConvertKit” in 2 days.

Final Note:

ConvertKit is a perfect solution from a blogger point of view.

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They clearly say that it's for professional bloggers.

I am more than satisfied with the service and very much excited to see upcoming features to make the life simpler and awesome.

You can try them with the ConvertKit FREE trial offers and see how it works.

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If you have any question before using this service, feel free to as questions at kulwant@bloggingcage.com

Kulwant Nagi

Hi! I am Kulwant Nagi. I created this blog in 2011 with the vision to help new bloggers. I am running more than 10 blogs on various categories and running a digital marketing company in India now.

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14 thoughts on “ConvertKit Review: Why I Switched from Aweber + 30 Days FREE Trial”

  1. I tried convertkit.com a while back and then switched back to Aweber again. I feel the open rates are the same in both. But may be convertkit.com has improved now. Will give them a try again. It’s 30% costlier than Aweber though.

  2. I have been involved in affiliate marketing and that time I have used aweber and find it good but since I am into blogging thing I haven’t started email marketing. Hope to start it soon and gonna try convertkit too.

    • Govind, you must read this article https://www.bloggingcage.com/money-is-in-the-list-but-how/

  3. Hello,

    This was really an awesome post buddy.

    I really loved your post on convertkit.com. Though its cosly many big marketers are recommending it.

    I recently saw harsh agrawal moved to convertkit. SPI is already using it.

    I’ll definetly give it a shoot.

    Thanks.

  4. Awesome post Kulwant.

    I really enoyed reading your post. I’m not using any paid email service but one should really move towards automation these days.

    Thumbs up.

    Thanks.

  5. Hey Kulwant,

    Convertkit is really a good choice to capture additional leads and sell of more products with easily embedding email capture forms. It is amazing plugin to make easier for WordPress blogs user by self-regulating appending a lead capture form to any page or post. Eventually, thanks for exploring much additional information regarding this topic.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar

  6. I had used this for company clients. Switching from Aweber to Convert kit is excellent. Open rate was same that time but they improved a lot these days. Now loving this tool.

    Thanks for Updations. Tagging is Easy 🙂

  7. Hi Kulwant,
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts here.
    I was thinking to go with AWeber few days back, as it’s used by so many bloggers.
    However, after reading this post, I think ConvertKit is best choice.
    In fact, Pat Flynn is using ConvertKit to grow his Email list.
    Let me check ConvertKit pricing now. Would love to use on my website, i.e. Bloggingmotive dot com.
    Best Regards
    ~Shakir Hassan

  8. Nice move! I also moved from Mailchimp to Convertkit 2 months ago! Super simple interface and backend. Extremely easy to setup sequences and optins. Kulwant recommended a very good email-marketing tool!

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    I bought the package yesterday and I have not been contacted by anyone from the company.
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