How To: Send a Secure File after Someone Signs Up on your AWeber Form

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Let’s say someone just signed up on your website using an AWeber form and you want to immediately send them an eBook, report, or other document. There really hasn’t been an easy and automatic way to do this until now. Follow our steps below to learn how to send a file immediately after someone signs up on your AWeber form.

Part 1: Create a form on AWeber

Log in to your AWeber account and choose the list you want people to sign up for.

Choosing the desired AWeber list

If you need to create a list, go to Create and Manage Lists, then Create A List.  Follow the instructions to create a new list.

Create a new list in AWeber

When you’ve finished creating or selecting your list, click on the Sign Up Forms tab and then Create Your First Sign Up Form.

You can choose from a wide variety of templates to start customizing your form.  You may also add in custom fields and edit the form by clicking on the sections you want to change.

Creating an AWeber Sign Up from

When you are satisfied with your form, save it and Go to Step 2: Basic Settings.  Consider creating a custom Thank You page on your website that the subscriber will be directed to after submitting the form.

Directing the AWeber form to a custom thank you page

On Step 3, choose how to publish your form.  For the best look, choose to embed it in your website.  Remember to test it!


Part 2: Sign up for Digioh

Now that you’ve set up your form, you’ll need to set up your document.  First, sign up for Digioh, a service that allows you to send, track, and protect files for your AWeber subscribers.

Once you have a Digioh account, connect it to your AWeber account.  Go to My Account, then after connecting your accounts, return to your Digioh Dashboard and Add a File.
Digioh's AWeber connector
Under Security Options, you’ll see a few choices: List Grower Security (a person can sign up to view the document), Membership Security (the person must already be on your list to view it), or No Security.  Since we want sign ups in this case, choose your list from List Grower Security.  This way, if anyone forwards the link to your document, they’ll be prompted to join your list.

List Grower Security in Digioh

After setting your options, move on to the next page.  Your document will upload and you’ll receive the download link to copy/paste in your AWeber Follow-Up email.

Digioh download link for an AWeber message

Part 3: Paste the Digioh download link inside the AWeber confirmation email

Creating a follow up message in AWeber

In AWeber, go to Messages > Follow Up Series.  Then, Create Your First Follow Up.

Create your message using the drag-and-drop features.  Click on the Personalize button to insert merge fields such as First Name.

You can place your Digioh download link where it fits best in your message, including linking it to custom buttons.  Be sure that when you paste the download link the {!email} merge field is included at the end.

Customizing an AWeber follow up message

Now you have a choice to make.  After someone signs up with your form, you can have AWeber automatically send a confirmation email (Confirmed Opt-In) and then send the download link after they confirm, or you can turn the confirmation email off so the subscriber immediately receives their download link.  There are pros and cons to both approaches.

If you’d like to bypass the confirmation email, go to List Options > List Settings > Confirmed Opt-In and turn off the Opt-In Requirement.
Finding the Confirmed Opt-In settings in AWeberTurning off Confirmed Opt-In message in AWeber
That does it!  Remember to test your set up whenever you make a change!

2 thoughts on “How To: Send a Secure File after Someone Signs Up on your AWeber Form

    1. Casey Lauderdale

      Yes, just paste the link to your document in your custom thank you page. You’ll need to make sure that your sign up form redirects there when a person submits it.

      I’d still recommend using a follow up email instead, as the subscriber will need to enter their credentials again to access the download, whereas when you send an email they are directed straight to it.

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