Mailchimp Mailing Platform – Run By Monkeys

If you’re using Mailchimp to do your email affiliate marketing, you better consider switching to Aweber. According to Shoemoney, Mailchimp updated their TOS with a nice little line that prohibits Affiliate Marketing links in emails using their service. The stupid thing about this is Mailchimp has their own affiliate program. I guess you can’t use Mailchimp to promote it anymore! Other things you can’t promote with Maichimp include:

  • Illegal goods or services
  • Escort and dating services
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Work from home, Internet Lead-gen, Make money on online opportunities, etc.
  • Online trading, day trading tips, or stock market related content
  • Gambling services, products or gambling education
  • Multi-level marketing
  • Affiliate marketers
  • Credit repair, get-out-of-debt content
  • Mortgages and/or Loans
  • Nutritional Supplements, Herbal Supplements or Vitamin Supplements
  • Pornography or nudity in content
  • Adult novelty items or references in content
  • List brokers or List rental services
  • Marketing or sending commercial email without proper permission

I am so glad I use Aweber for all my email marketing needs. Not only are they the best in the business, but they welcome affiliate marketers and don’t have a problem with you putting an affiliate link in your emails, as long as you adhere to their service agreement. Shoe had this interesting side note on his post.

I started with Aweber a long time ago but have moved on to lots of other services over the years… I have always come back to Aweber. There is no better service.

Some people have to learn the hard way. I started with Aweber, and I never left. 🙂