How Many Emails To Send To A List?

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Hey Everyone,

I was just looking for some advice on how often people send emails to their lists, whether it be a freebie, affiliate, adswap etc...

Just to get a feel for what i should do with my own list.

I was thinking of sending no more than 3 or 4 a week?

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author radhika
    It depends on what you are sending. If just useful info, 3/week is OK. If you are throwing sales pitch or affiliate product emails, try sending 1/week.

    Again there is no hard rule to say this. Just try different number and track the openings.

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  • Profile picture of the author MJ Sterling
    Email them whenever you have something of value to say.. don't email them just for the sake of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author richfrank
    Yeh i have an email list at the moment Radhika, just wanted to try a few things differently. I never send more than one email a day anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author richfrank
    Hey Marc thanks for the reply. Yes i have 2 lists i am building at the moment. The main one i work on i have been emailing for a few months... clicks generally can be between 100 and 600, quite a difference.. some weeks i email them 3 or 4 times... others can be 6 or 7. I do like that email i will definately use that as its good to interact with my subscribers from time to time and i want to give them the best information
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  • Profile picture of the author AndrewStark
    Are these a list of buyers / members of your site / freebie seekers?

    Buyers like to know more about what they bought and how to apply it, so send them a follow-up series to encourage them to get the most out of your product.

    Members of a site like to know more about the site, so point them to popular pages, tell them about your affiliate programme, and promo emails for other similar sites.

    Freebie seekers, just keep on following up until they decide to buy something.

    At the same time you should be broadcasting as and when required, eg product launches, blog posts, and just reminding people who you are and why they should be listening to you.

    If you suddenly stop mailing them when you restart you'll have lost the relationship.

    Just do whatever you feel comfortable with, but be unique and don't take the piss with a constant barrage of offer after offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Medway1
    Well said MJ value. You have nothing of quality to give them don't mail them. Never be afraid not to mail. Don't do it just for the sake of it and don't pitch in every e-mail.

    The so called Guru seem to sell in every post, drives me nuts. I delete half of them without even looking at them now. You don't want your list doing that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
    Really depends on what you are after . Is it better to have a list of two thousand that you can only mail once a week for fear of unsubing , or is it better to have a list of 1000 that has already been conditioned to open your emails every day ?

    I will cut 1000 out quickly to get to the responsive 1000, but then again that is just me .
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I email once per week, only if I have something important to say, but I don't send affiliate links to my list so it's not the average list. It is for new site notifications only. I unsubscribe from any list that would email 3 times per week. For me ... that's too much.
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    • Profile picture of the author parzlou
      I have been looking for a thread like this ...

      I have a new site going up with an free original product for email list building ..

      The problem is I have never had a list so I have no clue what to say in my follow up responder stuff I just signed up with aweber and am looking for a email copywriter that a new list builder can afford .. I figure I need the reposnse email for giving me there email for my free product and then 3 or 4 more to follow up next couple weeks post or PM me
      thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Emily Meeks
    I would send out emails 3x/week at the VERY max. If you send out any promos, keep them limited - it's all quality over quantity.

    I've said it before, I'll say it again... people are getting bored with the whole promo-after-promo game. Don't email them unless you have something to say. The Latest 'n' Greatest Product Launch will carry more weight if you don't send them to me very often (somehow the "OMG this is the best product evar get it now before it's too late"...)
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  • Profile picture of the author mvpsandeep
    nice comment marc
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    • Profile picture of the author Dunder
      Liked your replies marc
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  • Profile picture of the author Christian York
    It depends on the niche that you have built a list in.

    In he internet marketing niche, people send emails every day and this works well. In other niches, your subscribers would not be happy if you sent them that many emails.
    In most niches 1 email a week is probably max.

    Like Marc said, you have to test it. See for yourself what works best in your chosen niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pragun
    Try to limit it to just 3 mails per week... and even then, be creative and allow your subscribers to interact with you as well.

    Every now and then send them a mail asking them for feedback or suggestions etc. That'll keep your subscribers involved, and they'll remain active.
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  • Profile picture of the author richfrank
    I think i will do 3 times a week a mailing. I have a list in the IM niche. I seem to have had great feedback when i have asked my list for suggestions about what they would like. That is definately a fantastic idea!
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    • Profile picture of the author naruq
      If I sign up for your E-Zine newsletter and you are providing quality content it will be okay for you to e-mail 3-4 times per week. If you are just pitching me products and services everyday of the week I will probably remove myself from your list.
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  • Profile picture of the author richfrank
    Replying to you guys especially MJ, who said about dont email if you dont have anything to say - I would never do that... I always give me subcribers excellent information which will help them!
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  • Profile picture of the author rayx
    Originally Posted by richfrank View Post

    Hey Everyone,

    I was just looking for some advice on how often people send emails to their lists, whether it be a freebie, affiliate, adswap etc...

    Just to get a feel for what i should do with my own list.

    I was thinking of sending no more than 3 or 4 a week?

    Thanks
    Yeah, this is good, I send at least 3 a week or up to 7 (you have more chances to make sales, get more subscribers and build a relationship)

    whatever you choose stick to it... your subscribers will like the consistency
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  • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
    E-mail your list when you have something that leads to a mutually beneficial outcome for both parties...

    Content/Profits

    Free stuff/extra exposure

    etc etc.

    See how simple that is?... it really is.

    Jay
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  • Profile picture of the author richfrank
    Yes when you put it like that Jay it is very simple Thanks for the advice.
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    • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
      Originally Posted by richfrank View Post

      Yes when you put it like that Jay it is very simple Thanks for the advice.
      Glad to help...

      Many people who are selling stuff online, like to over complicate things like this.

      When truth be told, the simple stuff works most of the time. Like the topic being discussed here...

      For example:

      I have some lists that receive 1 single e-mail/newsletter a month, and they perform incredibly well most of the time, and on the complete flip side... I have some lists that get 7 or 8 e-mails a week. Purely because I have plenty for them, which benefits both parties.

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      • Profile picture of the author Dario James
        It depends. In most of my niches I send a new email every day and I get great feedback from my subscribers. Now you don't want to simply send affiliate offers to your list as you won't survive very long. The emails I send are very content packed and give great value. I recommend signing up to the doubleyourdating.com newsletter to see exactly what I mean.

        If you can't write great valuable and fun to read emails simply hire someone to do it for you on elance.com

        Cheers,
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Lindsay
    This is an interesting one. I find that if the information is quality content, than once a day should be fine. If it is promotional material, than once a week should be fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author richfrank
    Thanks Mark i really appreciate you taking the time and giving feedback
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Puddy
    Originally Posted by richfrank View Post

    Hey Everyone,

    I was just looking for some advice on how often people send emails to their lists, whether it be a freebie, affiliate, adswap etc...

    Just to get a feel for what i should do with my own list.

    I was thinking of sending no more than 3 or 4 a week?

    Thanks

    Try reading this thread here on the warrior forum

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...od-advice.html
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  • Profile picture of the author birdie28a
    Originally Posted by Marc Rodill View Post

    It doesn't matter. You have to test it. It really depends on the content of your emails. Now you can't send 10 emails in one day because that would tick people off. But if you email them once a day, and it's solid 100% content, then it's no big deal.

    First things first,

    Do you have a list already?
    Have you been emailing them?
    What have your results been?

    Adjust accordingly.

    Only you can determine what's a good "mail rate" for your list. And in fact, you can just come right out and ask them for their feedback. Email them 5 days in a row with solid content, give them a day off, and on day 7, send them an email that says:
    "Hey, I know I BOMBARDED you with emails
    over the past 5 days or so. :-) I tried my
    best to make them as killer as I could.

    I put my best stuff in them.

    Now, since I gave you so much free
    actionable stuff... Do me a favor real
    quick:

    I just want to hear from you!

    Did you benefit from the stuff I gave
    you? Did you enjoy it? What do YOU
    think?

    The reason why I am asking is because
    it's really going to help me make my
    stuff better for you :-)

    HERE'S THE THING:

    You're my subscriber. And because you're
    my subscriber, I have a vested interest in
    your success.

    So if I'm sending you too many emails, or
    not enough, let me know. If you have any
    questions, just fire away now.

    Hit "reply" to this email and send me your
    thoughts right now. Thank you. I really
    appreciate it and I'll talk to you soon.

    Yours,
    Marc

    P.S. I read every email I get. In fact, I
    think I'm addicted to checking my email.
    So don't forget I'd love to hear from you :-)"
    Hey thanks,
    Really good example email you have for sending out when you have slammed your list I have to put this one in my swipe file.

    Thanks,
    Frankie
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  • Profile picture of the author richfrank
    Yes Jay so it just depends on what your subscribers are wanting... I will bare those things in mind, i have had lots of great tips thanks so much Jay
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  • Profile picture of the author richfrank
    Thanks Dario i will signup and check out what their doing
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  • Profile picture of the author richfrank
    Thanks for the link Robert, going to check that thread out now
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  • Profile picture of the author richfrank
    You are a credit to the Warrior Forum Marc keep up the fantastic work!
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  • Profile picture of the author richfrank
    Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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  • Profile picture of the author Akky
    Marc,

    Seriously an awesome tip

    G'day,
    Akky
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