GetResponse Autoresponder Tutorial 2021 | How to set up GetResponse Autoresponder?

Nothing is better than being able to automate the bulk of your emails…

Allowing you to save time and only focus on getting fresh leads into your funnel.

If that sound like music to your ears?

Then you are going to love this post all about the amazing GetResponse autoresponder feature.

Prior to getting started, you will need to have the following:

  • A GetResponse account. Click here to get a free trial account in GetResponse
  • A list created in GetResponse

Step 1: Setting up your GetResponse Autoresponder

  1. Click on Menu.
  2. A drop-down will appear and you’ll want to click on the Autoresponder text.

3. Click on the big blue button that says Create autoresponder.

Step 2: Creating Your GetResponse Autoresponder

  1. If you look at the image above, you are going to need to enter in a few details.

Allow me to walk you through this section as well:

  • Autoresponder name: this is only for your reference.
  • On day: when emails go out (set to 0 for your first email).
  • In list: your main list that you want your emails getting sent to.
  • Send message: I prefer keeping this set to immediately for the first email.

2. A little bit more information when it comes to the Send message section.

The first day I set to immediately. Every other following email I set it to the same time signed up. This allows your subscribers to get emails at the same time that they signed up.

3. Enable on: I also prefer checking all of the boxes so there are no further delays.

4. Click on Create a new email. You will see the following screen,

5. Fill in the message name and subject line for your new autoresponder email.

Message name: for your reference (only you will see this).

Subject line: this is an important one so let’s focus a little more on this.

Step 3: Choosing your Subject Line

Your emails all start with your subject line.

If no one opens your email then you certainly aren’t getting any clicks or sales.

Just make sure that you put some time into coming with a subject line that grabs attention.

It includes a call to action along with what they had previously requested.

Don’t forget that you can use emojis in GetResponse to help get more opens as well.

Step 4: Choosing your GetResponse Template

There are quite a few templates to choose from, but for me?

I always start from scratch (as I’m most interested in keeping things simple).

Here are the steps that I take when it comes to choosing a blank template:

  1. Click on Start from scratch.
  2. Scroll down and click on Blank template.

That will allow you to get a perfectly clean template with no pictures whatsoever.

Step 5: Editing Your Autoresponder Email

So there are two things that you’re first going to want to do:

  1. Double click the Text block tab (outlined in red).
  2. Click on the circle picture at the top of the screen (also outlined in red).

The text box allows you to start writing your email (just remove the unnecessary Lorem stuff).

The circle picture allows you to move your email to the left side of the screen…

And in my opinion?

It looks so much better as opposed to being centered when it hits the inbox.

Now, this is going to be the part where you add in your awesome first email.

I’ll leave that up to you since I’m simply showing you how to set up the process…

Once you are done writing your email simply click on Next step at the bottom right of the screen.

You will then get taken back to the Create Autoresponder page (shown below):

Here are the last steps:

  1. Scroll down to the bottom of this page.
  2. Click on the Save and publish button (it should be blue).

And just like that?

You have successfully created the very first email in your GetResponse autoresponder.

Pretty simple right?

To add more emails, simply repeat the process and you will need to change a few things:

  • The date when it goes out (I prefer every 2 days so day 0, then 2, then 4, etc).
  • The email along with the subject line (obviously).

My Final Words

The GetResponse autoresponder feature is one of my favorite parts of using this software.

It’s one of the biggest reasons why I like it compared to many email marketing autoresponders.

I highly recommend it as it will allow you to save a ton of time and effort.

So if you haven’t started testing it out yet?

You can click below to get started using GetResponse for free:

Have an awesome day :)

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