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Old 24th October 2008, 07:50 AM   #11
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Spamming is a sure way to ruin your reputation -- don't do it! Build your own list through old fashioned networking.

I use Constant Contact and really like it. It allows you to create something very professional looking. Make sure you include something that gets people interested in opening the email -- discounts, etc.

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Old 26th October 2008, 02:56 PM   #12
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There is also a really great program called DADA Mail for managing and sending. If you have a good web developer it's an easy program to install and work with. .. and it's free

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Old 30th October 2008, 06:09 AM   #13
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People donīt want blatant advertising.Send them useful information about your products or services and "recommend" your products.

Also, I would never use bulk-emailing.The recepients of your email donīt know you and donīt trust you.Building your own list os always the best option even though it can take a while.

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Old 30th October 2008, 06:22 PM   #14
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I strongly advise against spam - for many reasons, but if you are planning on building a lasting business that people know, love and trust, you do not want the reputation of a spammer.

In terms of email services, I like Aweber. It's permission-based and allows you to build a strong list based on those who have given you permission to market to them - this is the group of people that are also most likely to purchase from you and tell other people about you (which is the point, is it not?).

Aweber also allows you to create a great an auto-response sequence. If you pack your auto-response sequence full of information that your subscribers want to hear they will READ your emails!

If you want an example, we offer a popular email free course about how to answer this question: "Why should customers do business with you?" Subscribers to that course get a new lesson every 4 days. It's good content and gets read. This builds our reputation and creates loyalty. Very effective. You can subscribe by going to www.NaturalMarketingBlog.com.

A guess the point is this: take the time and put in the effort to build a list of loyal subscribers if you want email marketing to be successful.

Oh, also - I would suggest you read *any* and all of Seth Godin's books.

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Old 1st November 2008, 01:01 PM   #15
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Hi,

I would like to add on to what rvnet has said =)

Its just my views and i would like to know what you people think about it =)

For the autoresponder service, i would suggest a good one. Getresponse is not bad and so is Aweber. These are the two most used autoresponder services by great internet marketers.

Aweber is now more expensive than before but it is packed with some new cool services which i haven't tried. But i heard it is for the more experienced people.

If you are looking for a cheap service and want to pay by paypal, why not sign up for emailaces?

What are your views on this my friends?

Cheers,
Zack

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Old 4th November 2008, 03:59 AM   #16
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You can use some email sending services like Get Response. If you dont use any service then try to reach exact companies which may need your products/service. Most often, we’re left with out-dated phone numbers and non-existent e-mail ids. Using good online business directory will help you to get accurate contact info. This saves your money and time too.

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Old 6th December 2008, 02:39 AM   #17
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I am new to email marketing and need a some advise. What is the easiest and most affordable way to send a sales email introducing my company and products? I want something that will let me insert my logo and a link to my website. I use Outlook 2003. Is it possible to do this with outlook or do I need to use other software?
You can use Outlook 2007 for email sending. You can insert logo and link in the content. You can contact the companies directly which may needs your service/product. Email campaign is really effective in sales lead generation. Good luck.

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Old 10th December 2008, 01:14 PM   #18
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An affordable option you may want to look into is your local area chamber of commerce. A lot of the chambers offer affordable email blasts to all of their members. We just took advantage of this with one of our local area chambers and the response was pretty good.

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Old 15th December 2008, 05:47 AM   #19
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An affordable option you may want to look into is your local area chamber of commerce. A lot of the chambers offer affordable email blasts to all of their members. We just took advantage of this with one of our local area chambers and the response was pretty good.
Nice info... Thanks Mariya...

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Old 16th December 2008, 04:59 PM   #20
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I wonder if there are not specialized companies doing this work for us? It would be really helpful and avoid my distraction having less attention on my business. In fact, they could get better results than me. I imagine they have already databases from more customers then I’ll save time and even money. Some of you have any idea about this? Great idea starting a business ; ) Will

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