How To Make Money Online with Prepop and Aweber

Prepop is short for pre-populate. It is mostly used for email submit offers but it’s also a fantastic way to increase the conversion rate for an email marketing campaign. Instead of having the user fill in his name and email into the respective fields, the fields are pre-populated with the user’s information. In other words, the fields already contain the user’s name and email address. All the user has to do is hit the submit button.

Prepop offers are based on the fact that people are lazy and the less work you give them, the higher your conversion rate. Everything else being equal, a prepop offer will convert much higher than an offer where the user has to fill in the information and then hit the submit button.

An Example of a Prepop Offer

When Shoemoney created his landing page for Shoemoney System, he made the name and email field pre-popable. For example, if I wanted to send the page to my friend Jeff and I know his email is [email protected], I would send him the following link:[email protected]

When Jeff clicks the link, he’ll be taken to the Shoemoney System landing page with his name and email already filled in.

Pre-Pop Offer

All Jeff has to do hit the “GO!” button and he’ll be opted in. Not only does this make it easier for Jeff to opt in but it also have a psychological effect. When a user sees his name and email already filled in, he almost feels compelled to hit the submit button.

The problem with the above example is I have to send a unique link to everyone on my list. As you can imagine, this can be an extremely time consuming endeavor. However, thanks to Aweber, there is a better and faster way.

Prepoping The Aweber List

Readers who are on my mailing list would have gotten an email from me last week about Shoemoney System. I received many emails asking how I managed to have their names and emails already filled in on the landing page. This is how it’s done.

One of the great features of Aweber is its ability to automatically append user data to a thank you or landing page. In the case of my email about Shoemoney System, the link went like this.{!email}&name={!name_fix}

With the above link, Aweber will automatically change the {!email} into the subscriber’s email address and {!name_fix} into the subscriber’s name and enters that information into the corresponding fields on the landing page. Everyone on my list got the same link but Aweber filled in the subscriber’s name and email for me.

Having subscriber data pre-populated resulted in over 12% of the click-thoughs opting into Shoemoney System. This is an incredible opt in rate. Had the fields not been pre-popable, I would have never been able to achieved that kind of conversion.

How To Find Prepop Offers

Market Leverage Prepop

Most affiliate networks have prepop offers. The above is a screen shot of a few prepop offers from Market Leverage. Generally, any affiliate network that uses Direct Track or Link Trust will have support for prepop offers. However, the easiest way to find out if the networks you belong to offers prepop is to ask your affiliate manager.

The prepop offers from Market Leverage pays $1.20 to $1.90 per lead. If I could achieve the same opt in rate to the ML prepop offers as I did for Shoemoney System, I would make $144 to $228 for every 1,000 emails. Try getting that kind of CPM rate from Google ads! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the money is in the list.

Try Aweber for Only $1.00

If your blog doesn’t have an email list, you are really missing out big time. My mailing list is the number one reason the blog makes the income that it does. Aweber is the best email service I have ever used. Their feature set is beyond anything else in the industry and the ability to pass subscriber information for prepop offers is just another example of how to make money with it.

Aweber offers a $1 trial account for all new customers. The account is just like a normal Aweber account and includes unlimited email campaigns, newsletter, broadcasts and follow ups. Itโ€™s a great way to test drive Aweber to see what it can do for your blog. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you find that email marketing is not for you, contact Aweber within 30 days and theyโ€™ll give you the $1 back.

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75 thoughts on “How To Make Money Online with Prepop and Aweber”

  1. Kevin Pasco says:

    This is SOOOO cool!!

    Why didn’t I know about this sooner?!

    1. John Chow says:

      Because no one had blogged about it until me? ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. So using these latest technology is also one of the reason of your success and making good money.

        1. Alex says:

          Yeah, yeah… John Chow can make money from anything ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Just one more way to make conversions with CPA offers easier. I’ve used aweber for over a year now, and I’m still learning about all the things you can do with the codes.

    1. You must say that they are very advanced version and giving the value of every penny you spend on them.

      So just get to know about everything so that you can capitalise at full.

      1. With all the new upgrades they’ve done in the last month or so, it will be fun messing with it.

    2. The shoemoney links aren’t working right now.

      1. John Chow says:

        Everything seems to be working fine right now.

  3. S Ahsan says:

    Sweet stuff! great combination.. bookmarked! :).

  4. atics says:

    I just know that Market Leverage pays $1.20 to $1.90 per lead, very good information. But i am more interested in weber as email campaign, i will learn it. nice to find this site..

  5. Bibokz says:

    I’m using aweber… I can say that it really helps boasting my traffic and sales.

  6. fas says:

    Great post. I’ve been using Aweber for years now. Great way to collect leads and so many ways to monetize

  7. i used icontact for quite awhile and then finally decided to give aweber a try and i definitely don’t see myself going back anytime soon.

    icontact has a lot of catching up to do in my opinion before i would ever consider going back

  8. Wow, this is really great feature! It surely will be increase conversion rate from email marketing.

    1. I bet you could get 9898498% conversion rates.

      (Well not really BUT they would be quite higher I’m assuming. People are literally so lazy they don’t even want to type in their name and email. You doing it for them makes it so much easier for them to hit the Sign Me Up button).

  9. Heard so much about the money is in list.

    Hope to setup my list soon…

  10. Jack says:

    Great post John. I will look into this once I have a good amount of posts to get approved with some affiliate networks.

  11. Tuan Anh says:

    Great post how to make money … from Shoemoney, but I surprise because he is fat

    1. He is not that much fat … you should look at him before he started his career as internet businessman.

      He have one of the sharpest mind of internet world.

      1. Kevin Pasco says:

        Yeah, he was something like 110 pounds heavier than he is now.

        1. Tuan Anh says:

          His famous is the picture with the check from Google Adsense , so I saw he is thin different than and nervous, like I don’t want become a fat man as businessman like him, my girlfriends will kill me. haaa

  12. That is a really nifty little trick! You are so right, people like it lazy and all setup for them, if they only have to hit one button the better. I bet the conversion rate of a prepop campaign is outstanding! SY

  13. This really is an awesome idea.

    I knew you could do such thing with AWeber but the prepop is quite nice!

    That you will be able to almost already optin. TBH this really rocks!

  14. Simon Bunker says:

    Thanks for this useful information John. As always an informative and well written post.
    Thanks for sharing this information

  15. I use Aweber and its a great product, love it.

  16. Harry says:

    Pre-popable offers are good. I make around $500 per month with these offers. Less work with more returns.

  17. i dont know how to use aweber, but i must go to that site

  18. telcoit says:

    Hi Jhon, thanks for this great information.

  19. Melvin says:

    seeing the $1 for first month offer from aweber, i dont really see any reason for people not to bite the bullet. the offer is just awesome

    1. Yes adding little price is good instead of giving it free of cost. Because adding price and free of cost both give different impression in the mind of people who read it.

  20. George says:

    As usual, great post! We use Aweber but didn’t know abut Prepop. It’s important to make things easy for our users.

    Love how your info is clear and actionable!

    1. PrePop really helps you get some killer conversions.

  21. Getting a few fields to “customize” the message is a simple (and old) 1-on-1 marketing gimmick. One way to look at it is that it doesn’t even make you better; it just brings you up to par with everyone else.

  22. To get the success as professional blogger you have to take these kind of paid ones.

    If you want to be a serious blogger than do not go for free thing.

  23. Thanks for the great tip John!

  24. AffPortal says:

    Hey Jon, what timing you have man. I am doing a webinar with Mark Roth at tomorrow night on this EXACT topic.

    ~ Corey

  25. Wow yeah. Incredible.

  26. I have GetResponse as my autoresponder, I think you can do the same thing.

  27. Great post. Aweber is still the most popular autoresponder out there and will help you with all of your email marketing campaigns,

  28. thurai says:

    Hi John,

    Great tips on the prepop, it makes easier for customer where they do not need to enter their credentials again


  29. Hi John, I assume passing these variables to the shoemoney URL is only useful if the shoemoney URL is designed to accept them?

    In your email on aweber you put the url of shoemoney with the variables to replace name and email in the url, but the shoemoney landing page is designed to take those variables yes? Is that something that Jeremy has setup for that landing page, or do you simply need to know the form field names?


    1. John Chow says:

      Yes the landing page has to be setup to accept variables and Shoe did set it up that way. If the page accepts prepop, then all you need to know is the name of the fields to fill in the information.

  30. games 388 says:

    John, thanks for your email of shoemoneysystem. I love that video. it is really great!

  31. Thanks for sharing.
    This is a easy and faster way to get people to sign up whatever you want it to. But one question, how to you get the targetted customers information?

  32. The bottom line is that people are lazy, even more so in the internet world, and while pre-filling forms out is such a simple ploy, the conversion rate tells the story…..heheheheheh

  33. I must say, I’m impressed with the ingenuity of Pre-pop. People are quite lazy, so you can’t really expect them to sign up with you every time. This creation will really be helpful. Thanks a bunch! ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. This is great information. And I couldn’t agree more “the money is in the list”!!!

  35. Hey man. There are some things I would like to say to you.

    1. I think your blog is truly awesome, fantastic and all of those fancy words. I’ve subscribed to your RSS-feed, and everytime you update your blog – I read the latest post… no matter where I am. It could be on my mobile or on my computer. It doesn’t matter. Your blog simply owns. I will therefore link to it from one of my tech blogs if that’s okay with you.

    2. Why does everybody keep spamming your blog? Gah, all the comments are invaluable, and will be counted as spam-comments by Google. How about enabling Akismet or turning on comment moderation? It gets a bit annoying when you’re trying to look for valuable information.

    Anyway, don’t let me waste your time… keep up the good work!

  36. samuel mowe says:

    Great content on this site thank you for the info One of the big problems is that the most popular money making programs are written by people that forgot what it’s like to be new. These guys seem to think that building web pages, using FTP programs, and creating PDFs is common knowledge. The thing is most of us just don’t have the experience and knowledge that these guys take for granted that we should. It almost seems that they are cursed by that knowledge and cannot effectively communicate with someone brand new to the whole Internet Marketing thing. You won’t be quitting your day job right away but it will definitely help to get you started in making money online

  37. really? aweber give back 1 dollar if we email them? haha..thats good marketing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. You must say that they are very advanced version and giving the value of every penny you spend on them.

    So just get to know about everything so that you can capitalise at full.
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  39. Hard to find pre pop offers on many networks like Azoogle, clickbank, Neverblue and Commission Junction.

  40. progon says:

    Hard to find pre pop offers on many networks like Azoogle, clickbank, Neverblue and Commission Junction.

  41. chester says:

    Pre-pop sounds great. I bet it greatly increases signup rates.

  42. Very interesting. Want to look into this now. Great article John.

  43. Hello John,

    I just stopped by for some advice and found it
    in one of your June Posts..Then I came to your
    Home page and found this new Post..This is
    some Great information..Thank You Very Much..

    One of your Followers,

  44. Wow Great Stuff, i will try this…

  45. siyu says:

    Why didnโ€™t I know about this sooner?!

  46. This is a easy and faster way to get people to sign up whatever you want it to

    Thanks for sharing

  47. Wow…very cool article! i really learn much with this tutorial! thanks

  48. Will read this as I am yet to use aweber as effective in my integration of my website.

  49. Interesting and usefull post, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Shasa says:

    Thanks for the wonderful information.

  51. Very cool John. I will definaely be implementing this one.

  52. Voicelive says:

    Great information. Thanks.

  53. This is a great article I found thanks to David Risley. I’m rather new to blogging and have never heard of “prepop” before. Something I will definitely be considering for the new blog I have coming this month.

    Thanks for the great info…

  54. Kate says:

    thanks for the great share John ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. This is an Interesting Posts
    The strategies makes it easier for people to Subscribe to ones offers as so many people are kinda too lazy to always type their names and emails to every promotions.

    So this helps take out that stress so long as the Offer seems Interesting

    Thanks John

  56. Simple, but brilliant. Web surfers are lazy by nature, filling in the required fields for them makes sense. Thank you for bringing this strategy to light ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. Custom Essay says:

    This is the way, we can show to our visitors that they can subscribe by doing little. john, you are right, who fills the form in todays world.

  58. forexphil says:

    Thanks for sharing this little nugget, John.


  59. Bidet says:

    This is great advice, thanks for sharing it. A list is always a good way to make extra money and making it easy for the visitor by pre-filling the fields is a good way to get more subscribers.

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