January, 2012 Archives

31
Jan

Six Free Traffic Strategies | Email List Building

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Email List Building | Overview
One of my all time favorite and easiest ways to drive traffic to my site or an affiliate offer is by sending an email to my email newsletter list and begin list building. You might be saying to yourself that there is no way you can do that, you may only have a few people on your list if any at all. If that’s you, don’t forget the series of articles where I mentioned that you will get to this point soon enough.

The real “secret” is that you do not need a huge 10,000, 50,000, or 100,000 subscriber list to be able to do this. There are marketers out there right now with lists as small as a few hundred who can send many of those people to whatever site they want.

The key to email list building and being able to send a lot of them to a site is your relationship with them. If you do not offer them great free information and keep up-to-date with them, it will be hard to gain their trust and keep them interested enough to read you emails.

Email List Building | Important Tips
Here are a few important email list building tips to remember;

*Don’t simply send paid product ads to them every day.
*Teach them what they need to know throughout the course of a few months being on your list, along with some ads mixed in.
*Whatever you do, keep in regular contact with them. If you email them 3 times a week, keep doing that no matter what, don’t all of a sudden leave them for a week or two without talking to them.

Email List Building | What To Do
So then how do I begin my email list building? Well there are many ways of doing it, and you can always implement all of them at once or only a few.

1.The easiest way would be to set-up an autoresponder form box on all of your websites/blogs. Set it up so that you offer your visitors a free gift of some kind in exchange for joining your email list. If they like the content of your site, the chances are high that they will join your list to get more of the same great content.
2.If you have a WordPress blog, then adding an opt-in box is quite easy, all you have to do is grab the code from your autoresponder and paste it in your blog’s sidebar widget. If however you have a static HTML web site, then you will need to know how and where to place the code on your site.
3.Joint venture giveaways are also a great way to improve your list building. These giveaways are sites that several marketers will join and contribute a gift to, at the same time promoting the giveaway to their own email list. In return all of the other marketers will do the same thing, and if it goes well you will get many new subscribers joining your list to receive your gift.
4.Another great way to get more subscribers would be to do all of the detailed traffic generating methods mentioned in this article series. Any way that you can drive traffic to your site can also be used to build your list.

Email List Building | Autoresponders
The other important aspect of email list building is the actual sign up process that visitors will go through. When a visitor fills out and submits the autoresponder form they should be taken to a confirmation page which states that they need to check their email to confirm their subscription. This page and the final download page are very important to driving more traffic to your other sites or affiliate offers.

There are so many marketers who are list building, but leave the confirmation and download pages basically blank, with only the necessary information on it. Think about it, every single person who joins your list will at least see the confirmation page, and most will also see the download page if they check their email to confirm. So by placing ads on those pages you can see a lot more free traffic. This is a little known list building secret.

There is so much long-term success that can happen when you have an email list. If you are not yet list building, get started on it today!

Next time we will begin our bonus series on Free Traffic Strategies with discovering the potential of Joint Ventures! See ya then.

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31
Jan

Product Creation: -How you can Increase your Product Funnel Creation?

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If you are seriously aiming at excelling in the online arena, you better sink your teeth into product funnel creation. This is an effective marketing tool that aims to convert your potential clients to buying customers and your buying customers to repeat clients so you can maximize your profits.

Here’s how you can increase your product funnel creation:

1. Get to know your prospects. The first thing that you need to do is to determine the needs and demands of your target market as these can be used as your basis when obtaining product ideas. For more details go to: http://www.instant-info-riches.com you will also need to know their skill levels (if you are offering e-learning products) so you can easily tailor fit your creations and make them more focused and targeted.

2. Create series of products. You will need to create several products (low-end, middle-end, and high-end) to fill up your funnel. If you are into information publishing business, you may create $10-$15 short e-books, $100-$500 audio products, $500-$1,000 short seminars, and $2,000-$12,000 advanced coaching programs.

3. Website. If you don’t have a website yet, you better make one now. If you already have one, make sure that you do necessary improvements to make it more compelling, more interesting, and more visually-appealing. It must be content-rich, easy to navigate, and easy to download. Remember, you would want your visitors to stay longer so you can increase your chances of getting them to do business with you.

4. List building. You will need to qualify as much people as possible on the first level of your funnel. For can visit to: http://www.create-online-business.com Strive to obtain the email addresses of your potential clients so you can easily build an ongoing communication with them and get them to buy your low-end products in no time.

5. Throw away freebies. You’ll stand great chances of capturing the attention of online users if you give them something for free. You can outplay your competitors who are most likely to offer e-books and audio products by offering short teleseminars or short coaching programs. These are more effective and they have higher perceived value compare to other e-learning products.

6. Launch an irresistible one-time-offer-only. Creating a sense of urgency can help you get more people to swipe their credit cards in no time. Run an advertising gimmick where your prospects can get your products for incredibly low price. The idea here is get them to enter your funnel so you can sell them your other products later on and boost your sales and revenue in the process.

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30
Jan

Email, A common Internet Marketing Strategy

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Internet marketing has been emerged as a profitable business in the last decade. Email is an important tool used in internet marketing but it becomes difficult to handle large lists of contacts. Therefore email marketing software is used to make the process of email marketing easier. Potential customers you target with your emails are interested in your products and services. Today every product is available on internet as it has become a reliable and easy way to shop. Moreover a large number of entrepreneurs have started home based businesses.

Marketers target different segments according to the interests and demands of potential customers, using email marketing software. You should be passionate and confident about what you are selling to convince others to buy it. A large number of products and services are available online to start your own business; moreover you don’t need to have to keep inventory. Drop shipping has made it easy for entrepreneurs to start their own business without investing huge amounts. Businessmen should spend their efforts on products about which they understand.

For online business you cannot rely on just your website because you have to communicate with customers, suppliers, stake holders and wholesalers by going to them. You can target each person individually using email and it increases the chance to convert them. You don’t need to have professional knowledge of computers to start email marketing as most email marketing software are easy to use. Most of the work is done by it. Different words are used for different types of emails such as promotional email, personal email and business email. They have different structures and purposes. You can also add pictures, links, information about the product and services to convert your readers into customers.

You need to be creative with your email marketing campaigns while researching different forms of advertising. You need to adopt new ways to tell more and more people about your products. It is not necessary that every person whom you tell will buy your product. As you place banner ads or pay per click advertisings on the internet to attract customers similarly you can get help from email marketing to entice individuals to visit your website. It is the importance of email that businesses add subscription forms on their websites to augment communication. Email marketing software can handle all these tasks efficiently and effectively so try one of them to get effective results.

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Khurram Zaveri is well known bulk email sender expert. He is the creator of Spryka Email Charger, an easy to use bulk mail software.

29
Jan

Email Etiquette – 4 Must Follow Tips

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In the fast chaging age of the internet, email feels centuries old. But is was only a decade back when having an email address was the “in thing” and sending an email was a novelty. Nowadays, with the advent of Facebook, Twitter, etc. emails have lost the pride of place as the most important communications platform. Still, emails continue to be the workhorse through which we exchange some of the most sensitive and personal information.

However, few people follow proper etiquette when emailing. Many don’t even bother with punctuation, while others don’t disregard the need for a salutation. Email might be a more informal way of communicating, but it doesn’t mean that you can ignore all rules and propriety.

1. Always include a salutation
I personally dislike mails that jump straight into the body without so much as a “Hello”. Always include a salutation, even something as simple as a first name or a ‘Hi’ when emailing.

2. There are still people out there who have never emailed before
This may be hard to believe, but even today, thousands of people log onto the internet for the first time. Therefore, when exhchanging mails with anyone, don’t assume that they know about the latest fad in online communications or the intricacies of the Windows operating system. There are still people out there who wouldn’t know what ‘bcc’ is. Always phrase your mails in such a manner as to be readable even by such people.

3. Don’t delay responding to emails
The longer you hold off on responding to an email, the greater the chances of you not replying to it at all. Therefore, always respond to a mail as soon as you can. Remember that email is supposed to be a quick means of communication. If you are going to take 10 days to reply, you might as well use postal mail.

4. Be polite
Browse through the comments section on a popular YouTube video and you will realize how scarce a resource politeness is on the internet. Whenever I receive a mail that is charmingly polite, it immediately grabs my attention and the sender gains respect, even if I don’t know him. Therefore, whenever emailing anyone, take the time to be polite and kind. Terse, matter of fact emails can just come across as rude. Be polite, and you will put a smile on the recepient’s face.

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28
Jan

How to Find Someone’s Email Address – Try a Class Reunion Site

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Have you become curious about someone from your past?

A coworker or old classmate? A secret crush in high school or college who you never got around to talking to?

Maybe you would love to contact them but you are not sure how or what steps to take. If you don’t have a phone number or address, you are left to search for them on the Internet, which is an extremely vast area.

It can be a real puzzle to find someone’s email address.

Fortunately, there are some ways around the problem. One way that I have used before to find an old classmate, and it actually works pretty well, is to use one of the many class reunion sites that are available all over the place online. A quick check on a search engine such as Google or Yahoo will show you quite a lot of results for such sites as they are quite popular at both colleges and high schools. These are normally used to gather information on former students so that the schools can hold periodic class reunions, but, since they also often contain forums and message boards, as a bonus you can also locate former classmates through this method of searching.

Once you are registered, check to see if there is a list of students posted online. Even if you don’t see your friend’s name listed, don’t worry because if there is a forum available at the site (there usually is), you can just post a message asking about him or her. It is very possible that someone will see your message and let them know you want to find them. It’s also possible their email address might simply be posted on the site for you to see.

I would advise that you try several of these online reunion sites, as some are more popular than others. If you are persistent in your search, you will be successful.

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28
Jan

5 Tips To Build A Stronger Relationship With Your Email List Subscribers

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They key to have a responsive list is to build strong relationships with your subscribers. If you have a huge non-responsive list, it is of no use to you at all. By sending them useful and solid information related to what they are looking for when they initially opted in, you can keep them happy and subscribed to your list for years to come.

Building lists is a very important activity, be it you run an offline or online business. Your subscribers are those who have already known your brand and business. You just need to build strong rapport with them and stand a higher chance to convert them into your clients.

Let me share with you 5 tips to build a stronger relationship with your email list subscribers:

1. Always deliver what you promised. If you promise that they will get a free email course from you for the next 5 days, make sure that you deliver the emails. This is the initial trust that your subscribers want to see from you. If you do not deliver, they will not hesitate to opt out of your list.

2. Conduct online surveys. Invite your subscribers to participate in your business by asking them to take surveys to gather feedbacks on what they like and dislike about your products and services. If you intend to launch a new product for your company, you can gather some insights from your subscribers first before sending your new product for production.

3. Send them useful articles. If you write articles about your industry products and services, send them the links to your articles. This is a great way to build rapport and credential.

4. Set up a blog. A blog is useful to provide your prospects with latest information and updates about your company. It also acts as an informal way to connect better with your prospects. Whenever you write a new blog post, send the link of your blog post to your subscribers and invite them to read it.

5. Send them free PDF reports. You should send your subscribers free PDF reports from time to time. These reports should provide solid information for your subscribers and is best to not exceed 50 pages. Subscribers love free gifts and you can be sure that free PDF report is something that they are looking for.

Here you are with these 5 tips to build a stronger relationship with your email list subscribers. Remember, a responsive list is the key to email marketing success.

About the Author

Cheow Yu Yuan is the co-founder of OOM, an online marketing agency which provides Email Marketing services.

Check out more about Email Marketing at http://www.optimalonlinemarketing.com

27
Jan

Sign Up Now: Creating a Mailing List

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Creating a mailing list for your company’s website is a great way to draw in that much needed traffic. A mailing list allows you to restrict access to the whole site, a certain page, and files or original gallery images to a chosen list of subscribers. Additionally, you may alert all members of a mailing list as soon as new updates have been made available. The mailing list also offers an unsubscribed option which may be attached to the end of each message.

By using a mailing list feature, you may include email subscription forms to your site and send mass emails to all subscribers. Also, you can create an unlimited amount of mailing lists, and guests may subscribe to one or several of them.

An example of a mailing list tag – “Sign up Now” for CODANK Charlotte Web Design’s bi-weekly newsletter filled with tips, tools, and techniques. Many companies use different tags to catch the attention of readers.
Features of a Mailing List Include:

* Unlimited amount of lists – each customized with their own web pages, follow-ups, fields, and users.

* Timed follow-up emails sent automatically – days, weeks, and years after subscription.

* Personalized email with user info, formatted dates, custom text and more.

* Customized HTML – modify and remove pages to fully integrate with your company’s site.

* Link Tracking – see who hits what links and when

* Multi-part MIME messages – text and HTML email with or without file attachments.

* Double Opt-in – Each list can have a welcome or confirmation email

* Custom Fields – collect additional user information of your choice on signup.

* Unlimited users with no limits to the amount of email you can send.

* Easily add “Remove Links” to your messages with a simple message Code

* Bounce Handling – removes undeliverable email addresses from your lists.

* Scheduling system – queue your messages days, months, or even years in advance.

* Backup & Restore – protects against unexpected server failures and helps with site migration.

* User Selection – send to lists and/or sub-lists based on search results or custom SQL queries

* Queue Protection – in the event of an unexpected failure you can easily and safely resume your mailings, or do it automatically with the new auto-resume script

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About CODANK Web Design

CODANK is a top rated Web Design and Internet Marketing firm located in Charlotte, NC. We are dedicated to provide the highest quality, cost effective custom software development services, delivering a broad range of business consulting and outsourcing services.

For more information, visit us at http://www.codank.com

26
Jan

How to Send E-Mail Forwards

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How to Send E-mail Forwards
by Marilyn Mackenzie

No doubt, you have read the how-to’s of e-mail forwarding before. If you have by now grasped the concept, then there’s no need to read on. However, there are some folks who have to read this information periodically. They read such instructions and follow them for a short time. But sooner or later they fall back into their old habits and have to be reminded again. This is for those folks, not necessarily for you personally. If you have some of those friends who forward every e-mail that arrives in their inboxes, then feel free to forward a link to this article to them.

Here’s the best information about 1) when and 2) how to send e-mail forwards:

1) Never.

As a writer, I do not really enjoy reading e-mail forwards. Oh, I’m not saying that they’re trash. Most of them are quite good. But as a writer, I always wonder about the author of those wonderful tidbits of wisdom or humor. Surely every good bit of wisdom or humor being circulated on the Internet was not authored by “anonymous”, and yet there are never any names attached to those forwards. Are we really sure that the writer wanted his/her work to be circulated all over the Internet for free? Are we certain that the words did not come from a copyrighted book or web site? If not, we really should not be forwarding them. That’s how I feel about it, anyway, and I have written about this before: http://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/507260

2) See answer #1 above.

It’s really not necessary to give instructions about how to send forwards if you follow rule #1.

Okay, you’re not about to stop sending e-mail forwards, right? Then here are the real instructions about how to do so.

If you must send e-mail forwards, rule #1 is to select the recipients carefully.

Never, ever, ever just hit the forward button at the top of your e-mail and send an email to your entire address book. If you’re like most of us, your friends are not cookie-cutter people. Perhaps you have some friends who only eat red meat and some who only eat veggies. You might have some friends who love snow and others who abhor it. Some of your friends might love poetry, while others only read historical novels. Since your friends are all different, chances are that not every one of them will enjoy each and every cutsie e-mail that you receive. So, if you must send something you’ve received to your friends, be kind enough to sort through your address book to figure out which ones might actually be interested.

Always put your name in the To: location and your friends’ e-mail addresses under bcc. Always.

Never, ever, ever just type all the selected names in the To: place on your e-mail. Why, you ask? First, by doing that you have just given my e-mail address to ten or twenty or forty other people whom I may not know or may not want to know. If only half of them forward the e-mail on without removing names and only half of those recipients do the same thing, and so on and so one into infinity, my e-mail address has been forwarded to hundreds, or thousands of people. Friend, that is not something I want to happen.

Instead, type your own name in the To: location. And type all the names or e-mail addresses in the bcc: location. That’s not the cc: location, since that would defeat the purpose of keeping my address out of the hands of strangers. Nope, I want my e-mail address in the bcc: location if you are sending something to me and dozens of others. (That’s blind copy, in case you didn’t know.)

Always cut and paste the information into a new e-mail. Do not just forward the material, because those pesky >>>> symbols will follow along.

Now, you may think that hitting the forward button and erasing all the e-mail addresses at the top of the page, sending it to yourself with blind copies to your friends is enough. It’s not. By hitting the forward button, you’ve generated those pesky line break markers, you know >>>>. If the e-mail you are forwarding has been forwarded a number of times without removing those nasty things, it likely has a bunch of them. The remedy for this is to never just forward a message. Instead, cut and paste it into a new e-mail.

That’s it. These are pretty simple instructions to follow if you MUST send e-mails to all of your friends, relatives, business associates, acquaintances, and anyone who has been unlucky enough to make it into your address book. Please follow these directions, especially if you plan on sending these e-mails to me.

Oh yes, and if you are the recipient of these forwarded e-mails and wish to respond, please do not hit the “reply all” button.

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Marilyn Mackenzie has been writing about home, family, faith, business and nature for over 40 years. She is an author on http://www.Writing.Com which is a site for Creative Writers.
Her portfolio can be found at http://kenzie.writing.com

26
Jan

The Death of Email Marketing?

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Many internet marketers have deduced that email marketing face the worst crisis since its discovery. They ground this conclusion on the massive increase of unsolicited emails known better as SPAM. Recent Research has proved that the clicks of every email campaign have been reduced to the lowest point. Before few years email campaigns were very productive with click percentage of 15%-25%. Unfortunately this ratio has dropped to 2% today.

Since every internet user receives a huge amount of spam email messages, the time for distinguishing the legal opt-in subscriptions messages from spam has increased considerably. Therefore it’s highly possible for the user to erase the genuine messages with the spam messages.

Although these facts are true, the “Death of email marketing” as some internet marketers call it, will not happen. Solid proofs for that are the many corporations, small businesses, and home business entrepreneurs running successful and profitable email campaigns.

All these successful email marketing campaigns do have something in common, some specific principals that any online business entrepreneurs should incorporate into their marketing plans.

1. Personalization. Research has proven that when Personalization is used the click through rate of the email increases dramatically. The friendly tone is the key to build rapport with the subscriber. Most of the autoresponder services and email software contain this feature. One thing must be specified though. There must be no exaggeration in the personalization otherwise the results will be reversed.

2. Email marketing schedules. The frequency of the mailings is extremely important. Although it seems tempting to send emails daily, with that strategy many of the subscribers will unsubscribe, especially if the mails contain advertisements most of the times and not useful information. One of the best email marketing tactics is to broadcast one time per week and not exceed two times per week maximum.

3. Which is the Best Day for campaigns? The answer is simple, Friday. The internet user has the whole weekend to check his email and distinguish the spam with the luxury of time, something not possible in other days of the week.

4. Use of double opt-in. The subscribers who signed double opt-in are extremely targeted, because they verified their interest for the newsletter and they are more disposed to buy the products or services the email list owner recommends. Plus, this feature provides maximum safety to newsletter owner from spam complaints and the relevant consequences.

5. Recommend not sell, plus unique content. The internet user searches for information on the internet. The same happens with the user’s email. The subscription happens for that reason for over 95% of the times. The messages must contain a combination of useful information and personal recommendations of tested and proven products or services.

6. No Co-Registrations. This is the easy way to boost the number of the subscribers on the email list. Co-Registrations offer forms to users with many other email list owners with different fields of interest. The danger of spam accusations relies on that method and the effectiveness is questionable.

7. Buying leads to send emails. Another hyped email marketing technique. The list owner who bought the leads will not be clearly informed how the “subscriber’s” emails have been acquired. Have they been gathered with ethical opt-in methods or email script crawler has been used? There is no control on that tactic and here too relies the danger of spam accusations.

8. No Red flag words. Words and phrases like free, discount, bonus, make money, opportunity, income.e.t.c. lead the email to spam folders. These phrases should be avoided at all costs. There is software that provides spam check features for that and free services as well. On of them is http://spamcheck.sitesell.com

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Christos Varsamis is an Internet Marketer since 1999 and publisher of proarticlesbiz.com. For latest advanced info about article marketing & unique content services visit http://www.proarticlesbiz.com and the http://proarticlesbiz.com/Blog

25
Jan

Strategic Email Marketing Significant Guidepost

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If you are looking for information about strategic email marketing, you will find the below related article very helpful. It provides a refreshing perspective that is much related to strategic email marketing and in some method related to Email Marketing Template, Business Mailing List, Email Marketing Tutorial or Small Business Email Marketing Solution. It isn’t the same old kind of information that you will find elsewhere on the Internet relating to strategic email marketing.

Define your topic of interest. What do you like to talk to people about? What do you like to learn more about? What do you like that other people like? What types of other people like what you like? Answering these questions will lead you to powerfully target email promotion. Targeted email promotion will bring you the highest and most rapid results.

If you want to be a successful affiliate, it is not too difficult to pick up email promotion tips and become an expert in this important and effective form of online promotion.

Targeted email promotion can be the foundation upon which you can head off towards online business success. Understanding this principle, there are some intermediate tips that you will want to come to an understanding of if you intend to succeed at targeted email promotion.

As detailed as this article is, don’t forget that you can find more information about strategic email marketing or any such information from any of the search engines out there such as MSN.com. Commit yourself to finding specific information therein about strategic email marketing, and you will.

These are a great email promotion tip, and you should be spending at least ninety-five per cent of your time building your email list. The best way to build a responsive email list is to offer a free ebook. Stuff the ebook full of useful and helpful information. Then give it away for free in return for the name and email address of your visitor. A responsive list of people who are interested in hearing from you will boost your profits over the top.

Offer free gifts every once in a while. Make sure your gift is a valuable offering that will improve your reader’s lives. Remember, the rocks on the sidewalk are free to pick up and keep, but that doesn’t give it much value. So, make sure your free offer really helps your subscribers in some way.

Send repeated emails- Repetition of the emails often helps. People need reassurance when deciding about anything. Reassure them through the emails. Repeated emails also help in reminding them.

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