Give Email Marketing A Hand
Email marketing is not just about spam, which can make many people cross and surly when bombarded with messages they neither want nor can use. It's about direct marketing that can be very effective when used appropriately. Here are a few tips. First, you can buy email address lists that are compiled from those who have either already expressed interest in a product or service that is similar to yours, or who may even have requested specific information from vendors like you. When you pay for a list of potential interested customers, you have a ready-made client base that is ready to be tapped. All you need to do is prepare a focused, succinct message that will not take too much of their reading time and send it off. Second, you might want to publish a regular e-zine that represents your company or your wares. The e-zine can be e-mailed free of charge to opt-in subscribers who want to receive weekly or monthly information about something you can offer them. It may not be just about goods and services. But by providing free expert advice or helpful research with links, you are making new friends all the time who are likely to develop a gradual interest in the things that are advertised throughout or at the end of your e-zine. Third, you can visit chat rooms and discussion boards to share your opinion and leave a link to your personal Web page, inviting others to visit for more information on your topic of expertise. People may then visit, read all about you, and sign their names in your guest book. Voila! You have a nice start to a steady client base to which you can send invitations to subscribe to your e-zine. Provide a mechanism for guests to request information about your topic and send personally written articles to whet their appetite for more of your goods. Email marketing is here and it's now. Get on board before the train leaves without you.