Managing and storing list data help needed!

by pmgguy 7 replies
So, if I've learned anything it is this... BUILD A LIST.

I understand the process of the form build, and can get prospects to submit the data, but how to collect, store and manipulate the data is causing a major case of squishy forehead for me!

What do you, my fellow warriors do to compile and store for easy use your precious opt in client data?

Do you create a address book type list, an excel spreadsheet, access database, what? Oh no there goes my forehead again......
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  • Profile picture of the author Darken
    excel is good
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  • Profile picture of the author sparrow
    How are you planning to collect the data?

    Are you going to use a autoresponder service if you do then this is not an issue let them collect it for you and back it up every so often

    I use to collect data using a script and stored it all in my email account, but contacting the list became a real pain.

    So now I only use a autoresponder service it eliminates all the issues of collecting organizing and mailing

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    Originally Posted by pmgguy View Post

    So, if I've learned anything it is this... BUILD A LIST.

    I understand the process of the form build, and can get prospects to submit the data, but how to collect, store and manipulate the data is causing a major case of squishy forehead for me!

    What do you, my fellow warriors do to compile and store for easy use your precious opt in client data?

    Do you create a address book type list, an excel spreadsheet, access database, what? Oh no there goes my forehead again......
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    • Profile picture of the author RhondaM
      There are a number of email marketing services out there. I think the most popular ones are probably aweber, worldinternetoffice, getresponse and icontact.

      These bacically cut down on the work that you need to do and so make life easier by being able to send out bulk mail, deal with unsubscribes and automate any follow up emails that you want to send.

      I think icontact is the cheapest at something like $10 if you have less than 500 subscribers, but the price increases with the amount of subscribers you have.

      Take a look. although there are costs, it could save in the long run - your time is money, so faffing around doing it yourself when you could be doing something more valuable may not be the best way to go.

      I hope this helps.
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      • Profile picture of the author Darken
        If we are to choose the top 2, I believe aweber and getresponse are them.
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  • Profile picture of the author write-stuff
    Yeah, unless you aren't planning on getting much traffic, you'll need a server-side database. Autoresponders like those Rhonda mentioned maintain the database for you. Newsletter services like ConstantContact also maintain a database of your contacts.
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  • Profile picture of the author pmgguy
    Thanks for the help...

    Everyone is soooo helpful here. It takes alot of the anxiety away!!

    Thank you all.
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    • Profile picture of the author Darken
      haha no worries no worries
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