promoting affiliate products to email list..

by darren199025 Banned
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I'm just going to cut to the chase and make it short and sweet. How many times a week should i promote an affiliate product to my email subscribers. I dont want to annoy my subscribers and seem like i'm spamming. Just looking for a little advice because i'm still a little new to email marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    You can promote as frequently as daily by including relevant and engaging content in your emails. Daily contact may be essential for the more competitive niches and particularly when there is a substantial number of other affiliates.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
    Originally Posted by darren199025 View Post

    How many times a week should i promote an affiliate product to my email subscribers. I dont want to annoy my subscribers and seem like i'm spamming.
    It depends, as Myob says, on how much competition you're facing. Also, in some niches the solution is needed immediately, so taking your time would be counter-productive.

    However, one thing to keep in mind, especially if you want to avoid looking spammy, is to tell people upfront how often they're going to hear from you. You can email them daily if you want, as long as people know that when signing up to your list.

    As one now-banned WF'er once said, "It's easy to fulfil their expectations when you're the person who sets their expectations."
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    • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Finding email promotions from anyone, affiliate or not, every day, seven days per week, ad infinitum would be exhausting. Also a really good way to induce 'sender blindness' in your subscribers. Most people just need to take a breath.

        Let your subscribers have a day or two off, just to let them miss you. A good time to do that is when you plan to change offers or products.
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        • Profile picture of the author myob
          Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

          Finding email promotions from anyone, affiliate or not, every day, seven days per week, ad infinitum would be exhausting. Also a really good way to induce 'sender blindness' in your subscribers. Most people just need to take a breath.

          Let your subscribers have a day or two off, just to let them miss you. A good time to do that is when you plan to change offers or products.
          Excellent point, but another school of thought suggests that daily exposure to prospects can reduce the risk of losing them to the competition.

          For example, classical marketing practices are based on the concept of the various stages most common during the purchase decision-making process.

          There really is no way to predetermine when a buying decision is going to be made, and it's just silly to try to guess on some arbitrary promotion schedule.

          What I have found to be most effective for maximizing conversion rates is to reach out to targeted prospects as early in the decision-making process as possible, then systematically pursue for the close.

          It can take anywhere from 7-12 exposures to make a sale to well-qualified prospects, but it is important to note that some exposure may be coming from competitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author BradVert2013
    For what it's worth, I think every day might be a little much. Based on the various lists I've subscribed to over the years, once or twice a week seemed to be a good sweet spot for someone on the receiving end of those emails. Otherwise I just got fed up and would unsubscribe.

    That said, it really depends on your niche, what you're offering your subscribers, who they are, etc etc etc. I once subscribed to a list and got an email a couple of times a week. But not every email was promoting something. Sometimes it was just the guy sending some random thoughts. It was actually pretty entertaining. He seemed to be the exception though.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dave1529
      I think it depends a lot on how much value you give to your subscribers.

      I would say maybe once or twice a week sprinkled in between some in between some good valuable information. If you give people some good useful info, they would be more likely to think whatever you recommend might have more stuff like that within
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      • Profile picture of the author NomadLifestyle
        The best strategy that I've ever seen is one in which someone wrote (probably had a ghostwriter do it) a free 10 page report EVERY SINGLE DAY an email that report to their email list.

        However...

        Because this person (or whoever they hired) was such a good copywriter the 10 page report was actually up info/pre-sell article that promoted a certain product.

        Think: advertorial.

        Anyways, technically they sent a promotion every single day, they just hid it behind information.

        I bet they were crazy wealthy.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by darren199025 View Post

    I'm just going to cut to the chase and make it short and sweet. How many times a week should i promote an affiliate product to my email subscribers. I dont want to annoy my subscribers and seem like i'm spamming. Just looking for a little advice because i'm still a little new to email marketing.
    If you offer really good content and material you can promote everyday twice a day, 3 times a day 4 times day etc..etc..

    It all depends on the context that you do it in and it's all based on your skills and experience.

    If you are talented enough and really have a lot of good advice to give.and good content to offer everyday....then do it everyday. If not, then don't do it everyday.

    And you do NOT have to be intrusive or pushy when doing this either

    Simply add a passive PS link at the end of your brilliant content to offer something that can further educate them or help solve a problem they are experiencing for a Price

    - Robert Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon Anthony
    This is one of those "How long is a piece of string" questions. Ask 10 marketers the same question and don't be surprised if you get 10 different answers. In many ways the worst thing you can do is to constantly listen to what others are saying.

    Ask one guy and he'll say "I promote every day". Ask another and he'll say "I send two value mails and one promo, and repeat that sequence". Another will say "I send twice a day" ... and it goes on ...

    There are so many variables. I don't have a list anymore but I used to list build. I burned out a list in a few months by over promotion, yet others over promote and do a good job of it because their emails entertain and inform while still selling.

    Most people screw up their first list building attempts through writing bland emails and things like promoting different offers every day.

    I know it's no help, but you need to find your own style and also know what your customers want. Be you. Inject some personality. Tell stories, learn how to write emails. You may well burn out your list quickly, or you may not. It's all part of the learning process.

    And if you do listen to what others say, just be aware that most IM'ers don't practice what they preach.

    My only real advice would be to get on some lists in your niche and watch and learn as much as you can. Create your own swipe file of subject lines and content that made you want to read more or click the links in the mail and copy what works.

    Also, don't only think about the money. Promote things that genuinely help your customers, and preferably things you personally tried and trust (or reviewed) yourself. I'm afraid that when you start seeing money coming in from email promos you can get a bit carried away and over excited to send out another promo ASAP. Happened to me at the start, and many others too. Avoid that. Think longer term.
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  • Profile picture of the author omer123
    Three times a week of promotional material and the rest for informational items is what I suggest.
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  • Profile picture of the author samelliss
    I believe it's not about the amount of times you email your list, i believe it's what you are mailing them..

    Giving value to people is the main focus of any email marketing campaign. So I would look at it like this:

    1. if you are planning on promoting products that have no value, then i just plain wouldn't do that.

    2. if you are sending content to people that you know will help them, then definitely do this.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Regardless how many times you email them, you have to keep in mind that you are not the one deciding if your emails give value or not. That decision is made by your subscribers, one at a time.

      If you email daily or more and you notice that your unsubscribes are going up, your opens and clicks are going down, and nobody is buying anything, it might be time to reevaluate your strategy. On the other hand, you may be offering more than you think and leaving money on the table. If you're doing well mailing once or twice a week, you might want to segment off a piece of your list and experiment with emailing more often.

      There is no magic email schedule, just the one that works best for you.
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      • Profile picture of the author darren199025
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        this might be a stupid question to alot of people, but is it a bad idea to promote only one product over and over again? I know a lot of people promote other products that are related in their niche. reason why i'm asking is because i have a product in mind that i want to promote that i have personally tried myself and i like it.. I just wouldn't feel right about promoting a bunch of products i haven't tried my self...
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        • Profile picture of the author myob
          That's not a stupid question at all. In fact my marketing method is exactly that; promoting one affiliate product at a time over and over until they either buy or die. Each daily promotion addresses a different stage in the buying decision process.

          In all of my niches there are products queued up in my autoresponders promoting one right after another. When a purchase is made, subscribers are offered the next product in line with a bonus incentive to join the corresponding autoresponder sequence.
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          • Profile picture of the author nancy666
            I think it's ok to email your list everyday as long as you are giving them value and not just

            trying to sell them all the time.
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        • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
          Originally Posted by darren199025 View Post

          this might be a stupid question to alot of people, but is it a bad idea to promote only one product over and over again?
          It's not stupid. It's just a choice. Some marketers will promote several different products and some promote the 'same' product over and over again.

          I know some 7 Figure list builders who have been promoting the same deal for the past 4 years straight.

          Originally Posted by darren199025 View Post

          How many times a week should i promote an affiliate product to my email subscribers. I dont want to annoy my subscribers and seem like i'm spamming. Just looking for a little advice because i'm still a little new to email marketing.
          If you are trying to 'write' and sell to everyone, then you are writing to no one. You can't please EVERYONE.

          If you give value the majority of time in emails, you can send 'daily' to your list. And even if you gave value for 99% of the time, people will still 'unsubscribe' anyway.

          Don't get too 'attached' to your leads. Just keep doing your best to provide value and keep that lead generation coming.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Ma
    You can try to send three times a week or one time after each two days!
    That's work for me and hope will also for you
    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Ma
    You can do three times a week
    That were worked for me and hope will also work for you
    Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author oliver55
    first of all depends on what you sell, and in any case if you have good ideas and good content, I think you can also do every day, but watch out, do not be trivial is too repetitive, you have to capture the curiosity of the buyer, perhaps with the deals with promotions.
    Personally I think it is important to the continued support from the potential buyer, you have to create a relationship of trust with your subscribers if they trust you then will buy, I think this is one of the most important things.
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  • Profile picture of the author hamim5650
    Every now and then I hear the comment that Affiliate Marketing is dead. While the motive for such assumptions varies, I have a feeling it's because of some affiliates hitting hard times. Campaigns crash, competition can increase. It's just the name of the game and it can be frustrating. Successful Affiliate Marketers adapt to marketing changes, you have to be expanding into other sources and/or verticals.

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  • Profile picture of the author Verdatti
    The best way to find out is to test it. Start with 1 email a week and see the conversion rates and sales you get out of it.

    Then try it twice a week and see if that works better or if it greatly affects your open rate. Usually, 1 or 2 emails a week is ok, but it depends on your niche and audience.

    Also, check the most important websites in your niche. How often are they trying to sell something by email? The market leaders are leaders for a good reason. They probably already tested the mail periodicity and email marketing campaigns to the extreme, so by looking to what are they doing, you can get some insight in how many emails should you be sending weekly.
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  • Profile picture of the author eklipz316
    It all depends on your niche and your audience. If you have a highly engaged list, you could promote offers daily and your list will eat them up. It's best to test out different variants and see what works best for your specific list(s).
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  • Profile picture of the author TomFinley
    Everyday would be perfect. to much and you'll annoy them. too less and they'll forget you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    I know some people who promote daily, and others who promote a little less frequently. I think the main key is if you're going to promote a product either every day or a couple times a week make sure its the SAME product. If you promote a different product every other day your list is going to get confused.

    And as to the frequency, find a sweet spot. I personally like to do a promotion every week to two weeks.
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  • Profile picture of the author farichsolos
    I cannot stress out more that you need to look at your e-mail marketing metrics: your click thru, open rates, sales thru, unsubscribes etc.. then will you define how much or how frequent will you e-mail them. It is no use sending out e-mail if they are having high rate of non opening e-mails.

    It is on how you can work out your list to be responsive and engaging. As long as you use eye catching subjects with highly conversion e-mail swipe, there is no limit on how much you can send them, daily will be enough. Always maintain your list so that only those active subscriber will benefit most from you and keep growing your list!

    It is a norm to send information e-mails but do not excessively use it for pitching sales of products. Building list is an art not to be missed by every internet marketer out there, therefore make full use of it to gain credibility from your subscribers.
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  • Profile picture of the author IM Mozie
    I've been testing it and find when I send 2-3 promotions a week, I get more unsubscribes.

    1 promo per week, 1 coaching email and 1 freebie which is 3 mails a week, seems to be having the best results for me.

    But yeah, I think the best thing you can do is test and think about it while doing it. If you got your own emails, would it annoy you?

    That's why giving back while promoting works so well, if you might have annoyed them, it could be that valuable freebie or coaching that keeps them responsive.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by nancy666 View Post

      I think it's ok to email your list everyday as long as you are giving them value and not just

      trying to sell them all the time.
      I'm not picking on you; a lot of people say the same thing.

      And you're not wrong, exactly.

      The trick is, we aren't the ones who get to decide if we are giving them value or not. Your subscribers are the ones who get to decide, and they make that decision with every email you send.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yokolo
    Originally Posted by darren199025 View Post

    I'm just going to cut to the chase and make it short and sweet. How many times a week should i promote an affiliate product to my email subscribers. I dont want to annoy my subscribers and seem like i'm spamming. Just looking for a little advice because i'm still a little new to email marketing.
    There really is no set in stone number of how many times you should promote affiliate products to a list. However, what I do suggest is that every email you send to your list is not promoting a affiliate product. For instance I may email my list 5-6 per week, but I may only promote a affiliate product 1-2 times that week max. The other emails I send to my list are things that I consider to be adding value.

    How the people on your list welcome your emails is ultimately going to depend on what relationship you have built with them. If you are just hammering them with product after product, then where is the relationship? Wheres the value? So I would say if you want to have the luxury of emailing your list with affiliate products 5-6 times per week then I would wait until I build a strong relationship with them first. Just my two cents everyone is different.
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    • Profile picture of the author darren199025
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      Thank you to everyone for their responses and helpful advice!. I've decided to go with Aweber for an auto responder. I have also decided which clickbank product i would like to promote. Now the question i have is since i'm only going to be promoting only ONE product what do i do with the people who buy it? do i stop emailing them or start sending them different offers that are related to the one they purchase?
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Now the question i have is since i'm only going to be promoting only ONE product what do i do with the people who buy it? do i stop emailing them or start sending them different offers that are related to the one they purchase?
    Assuming you are using a freebie to get subscribers...

    Check out this thread to find out http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...step-step.html

    You can adjust it to your specific needs.
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