Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Common Mistakes in Email Marketing

There are some common mistakes that people make when they enter the world of email marketing. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a newbie, it does not seem to make a difference. We all make mistakes.

One of the things that you need to remember more than anything else is to keep up to date on any new information in the marketing world. The rules and regulations seem to change more often than you change your underwear. By keeping up on the latest and greatest it can keep you out of a whole load of trouble.

The biggest problem that new people have is not knowing where to start with their marketing campaign. If you purchase a bad list or go about making your own list the wrong way then you can get nailed for spamming. This is one of the biggest problems on the internet. When you send and solicit emails to people that do not want them you open yourself up to fines and all sorts of legal action even. Try to avoid this at all costs.

Another mistake is not following up on your emails after someone has responded to you. This can cost you money. One of the most important things that you can do is to let your potential customer know that there is someone interested in their query or opinion. There is a product called an auto responder that will follow up on your emails for you automatically if you cannot spare the time to do it yourself.

You should also have a program that you can do mass email campaigns with. This will allow you to reach thousands of potential customers at once as opposed to trying to email one at a time. That is way too time consuming.

Try to get creative with your marketing. You need to try and stay one step ahead of the other guy. This is a very competitive market and constant research is a big key in being productive with your marketing.

Don't forget that your list is your best friend. This is what is going to make you money and help to give your continuity in business. Having repeat customers will ensure that you are assured of a steady income. Do not overwhelm your reader either. Keep it short and sweet and to the point. Grab and keep their interest and deliver what you promised.



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