How To Import A Huge List Into Aweber

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Importing a large list into AWeber can feel overwhelming, but with the correct methodology and a bit of patience, it can be accomplished seamlessly. As an individual who has completed this task numerous times, I am familiar with the obstacles and difficulties that may arise. In this article, I will lead you through the necessary steps for importing a significant list into AWeber, as well as provide some personal suggestions and techniques to simplify the process.

Before You Begin

Before diving into the import process, it’s important to ensure that you have permission to email the contacts on your list. This is crucial from both an ethical and legal standpoint. Make sure you have obtained consent from each individual on the list, whether through opt-ins, sign-ups, or other means.

Additionally, it’s always a good idea to clean up your list before importing it into AWeber. Remove any duplicate or invalid email addresses, and make sure that the list is up-to-date. This will help improve your email deliverability and ensure that you are reaching the right audience.

The AWeber Import Process

Now that you have a clean and permission-based list, it’s time to import it into AWeber. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

  1. Login to your AWeber account and navigate to the “Subscribers” tab.
  2. Click on the “Import” button, which will open the import wizard.
  3. Choose the file format of your list. AWeber supports various file formats, including CSV, XLS, and TXT. Select the format that your list is in.
  4. Select the file from your computer or provide the URL if the file is hosted online. Make sure the file contains all the necessary information, such as email addresses, names, and any additional custom fields you want to import.
  5. Map the fields from your file to the corresponding fields in AWeber. This step ensures that the data is imported correctly.
  6. Review the import settings and make any necessary adjustments, such as setting the confirmation message, tagging subscribers, or adding them to a specific campaign.
  7. Click on the “Import Subscribers” button to begin the import process. AWeber will start importing your list, and you’ll be able to monitor the progress.
  8. Once the import is complete, you’ll receive a confirmation message, and your subscribers will be added to your AWeber account.

It’s important to note that the duration of the import process will vary depending on the size of your list and the speed of your internet connection. A larger list may take some time to import, so it’s recommended to import it during off-peak hours or when you have a stable internet connection.

Personal Tips for Smooth Import

Based on my experience, here are some personal tips and tricks that can help make your import process smoother:

  • Split your list into smaller segments: If you have a huge list, consider splitting it into smaller segments and importing them separately. This can help prevent any potential issues and make it easier to manage your subscribers.
  • Test the import with a smaller sample: Before importing the entire list, consider testing the process with a smaller sample. This will allow you to identify any issues or errors and make the necessary adjustments before importing the entire list.
  • Keep track of the import progress: While AWeber provides a progress indicator during the import process, it can be helpful to keep track of the progress separately. This way, you can estimate the time remaining and plan your activities accordingly.
  • Double-check the imported data: Once the import is complete, take the time to double-check the imported data in your AWeber account. Ensure that all the fields are imported correctly, and make any necessary adjustments if needed.


Importing a huge list into AWeber may seem like a daunting task, but with proper planning and meticulous execution, it can be done smoothly. Remember to always obtain permission from your contacts, clean up your list, and follow the step-by-step guide provided by AWeber. By following these best practices and incorporating my personal tips, you’ll be able to import your list efficiently and start engaging with your subscribers effectively.