Question about e-mail marketing

by kb24
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Say I set everything up: Squeeze page and autoresponder sequence.. everytime someone "new" to my list that opts in it does go through the same sequence that I set the first time correct? Sorry if this is "too basic" of a question.. Im learning about e-mail marketing as seo and article writing is burning me out.. I know I can outsource writing but its better to build a list..
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  • Profile picture of the author officer_iron
    If you set up your autoresponder to mail out a sequence like every other day for the first ten days, then yes, everyone that opts in to that lost will receive the same sequence of mailings.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gengis
    Yes kb everyone goes through the same sequence
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  • Profile picture of the author Mountainw
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
      Originally Posted by Mountainw View Post

      Email marketing is an convenient way but not a effective way. Many people do not like ads from emails.

      Email promotion may only be good for promotion between friends and families

      Man, that's a pretty naive statement, you must be on all the wrong lists...

      That's exactly why you don't put "ads" in your emails... Email marketing is not about sending ads, it's much more than that, trust me.
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanmilligan
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      Originally Posted by Mountainw View Post

      Email marketing is an convenient way but not a effective way. Many people do not like ads from emails.

      Email promotion may only be good for promotion between friends and families

      I can't really tell if you're being serious here?

      You build a realationship with your list so they trust you. You help them in the given niche so they see you as a authority. Then when you market them something, they trust you enough to buy it.

      Atleast 90% of successsful IM'ers would probably agree the money is in the list.
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      • Profile picture of the author Joseph G Spiteri
        Originally Posted by ryanmilligan View Post

        I can't really tell if you're being serious here?

        You build a realationship with your list so they trust you. You help them in the given niche so they see you as a authority. Then when you market them something, they trust you enough to buy it.

        Atleast 90% of successsful IM'ers would probably agree the money is in the list.
        Absolutely 100% correct when they opt in send them a follow up message every day for 3 days so they get to now you then every other day for 3 days
        then send them offers but be careful not to over do it.
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      • Profile picture of the author myiphoneapp
        e-mail marketing, unique email id collection is important, some what happen we send email to same person twice.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
      Originally Posted by Mountainw View Post

      Email promotion may only be good for promotion between friends and families
      Perhaps you haven't quite got the hang of it yet ... :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Chad Heffelfinger
    Yes, everyone that opts in to your list will get the same follow up emails that you have set up no matter when they join your list.

    If you want to send a message that goes out specifically when you want it to to only those on the list at that time then that would be a "broadcast" message.

    Also, no offense to the post above, but you are correct for focusing on building your opt in list. It will be your biggest asset in IM, and it is a very affective way to market.
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  • Profile picture of the author kb24
    I have another question... after you go through the sequence what else do you send them? they really don't know who I am I was just thinking about just e-mailing them like I would do with "regular e-mail".. I know people keep sending free stuff and "pitching offers" but Im really stuck in this area.. Im stuck on what to do..suggestions?
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    • Profile picture of the author lauchlan
      Over a few emails:

      Say hello. Introduce yourself. Tell them your story.

      Tell them what they'll get, what to expect from you.

      Then reinforce why the information you gave them was so valuable.

      Give them some additional information.

      Send them to a survey to ask what they're interested in.

      LATER: After a while, send them some high value content emails that have one relevant and related offer at the end of each of them, while still keeping the high value emails going.

      Originally Posted by kb24 View Post

      I have another question... after you go through the sequence what else do you send them? they really don't know who I am I was just thinking about just e-mailing them like I would do with "regular e-mail".. I know people keep sending free stuff and "pitching offers" but Im really stuck in this area.. Im stuck on what to do..suggestions?
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    So if you set it up for members to get an email on day 1 day 3 and day 7 and you have ten subscribers for that day then all ten will follow the same sequence. Then the next day the next ten will follow suit.

    Then if you need to send an email to everyone at the same time you send a blast. A one time email.
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    • Profile picture of the author kb24
      I would like to build up trust before I start blasting them products.. I don't want to scam them.. I want the products that I reccomend help them..


      Originally Posted by hustlinsmoke View Post

      So if you set it up for members to get an email on day 1 day 3 and day 7 and you have ten subscribers for that day then all ten will follow the same sequence. Then the next day the next ten will follow suit.

      Then if you need to send an email to everyone at the same time you send a blast. A one time email.
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      • Profile picture of the author Suthan M
        Originally Posted by kb24 View Post

        I would like to build up trust before I start blasting them products.. I don't want to scam them.. I want the products that I reccomend help them..
        To build trust:

        1. Speak the truths all the time.
        Don't conveniently fluff up stuffs just for commission sakes. Your prospect will love you when they know that you are telling them the truth.

        2. Provide great contents
        You can sell all the time, but also make sure whatever you share has "real meat" to it. Fluff talks, are unfortunately just that- FLUFFS.

        3. Promote things and products you believe in, or used personally with great result.
        See #1. Follow

        Well, thats all I got to share here
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  • Profile picture of the author Tech19
    Well how long is your sequence? What are they expecting to get from subscribing to your list. Don't just aimlessly send emails, make sure you have a clear purpose and a clear action you want people to take with each email. More details about your niche or offer for subscribing would help.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Everybody who joins your list will follow the same email protocol. If you set the email sequence to every 3 days, then each of your subscribers will be contacted every 3 times. If you want to send out a special mailing for like a holiday... you can use a broadcast email to contact your list at special times.
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  • Profile picture of the author ELK
    Make your first few emails an opportunity "get to know you" and your site. Tell them what kind of great information you'll be sending them (not promotional at this point). Once they get a feel for who you are, then send other emails that have maybe the second half more directly promotional. But then the next email could be just pure information with NO promotion.

    Get them comfortable with you and don't pitch all the time. You might find that they ask you questions through email and want your input on their situation. That may help you know that you have struck a good chord with them.

    People don't sign up for lists just to have a flurry of ads sent to them (OK maybe they do if they sign up at Target or Walmart). Generally they want more than that. They want more value besides just something you might sell them.

    Once they trust you and you make a recommendation for something they could really benefit from (because they signed up and wanted to hear more from you in this particular topic), they are more likely to buy from you. Because they like and trust you.
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    • Profile picture of the author kb24
      Thank you.. this is what I was getting at..



      Originally Posted by ELK View Post

      Make your first few emails an opportunity "get to know you" and your site. Tell them what kind of great information you'll be sending them (not promotional at this point). Once they get a feel for who you are, then send other emails that have maybe the second half more directly promotional. But then the next email could be just pure information with NO promotion.

      Get them comfortable with you and don't pitch all the time. You might find that they ask you questions through email and want your input on their situation. That may help you know that you have struck a good chord with them.

      People don't sign up for lists just to have a flurry of ads sent to them (OK maybe they do if they sign up at Target or Walmart). Generally they want more than that. They want more value besides just something you might sell them.

      Once they trust you and you make a recommendation for something they could really benefit from (because they signed up and wanted to hear more from you in this particular topic), they are more likely to buy from you. Because they like and trust you.
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  • Profile picture of the author lucidsuccess
    make a new list in the auto responder
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    Learn to segregate lists.

    New lists for tests, for new members, paid members, outdated members, verbatim members.

    You can make alot of money from doing this. But the best way to make money is to make sure you keep your buyers in a separate list, or lists. Then you are on a winner.

    Buyers that you keep in a list, will not just buy once. But freebie seekers in your list will just wont more freebies.

    The value in this information I jsut gave is killer, and can totally transform businesses it is that powerful. Good luck, test lots and write down what works for you...and just do more of that. Simple really.
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  • Profile picture of the author kb24
    I am not sure if I should go with the big 3 Health wealth and relationships.. not all three but just pick 1 and just go with it.. I have other niches in mind as well..cause what Im doing now is not really working made some sales but thinking long term.. I know I should take action but Im thinking this through..
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    • Profile picture of the author Affiliatethis
      Originally Posted by kb24 View Post

      I am not sure if I should go with the big 3 Health wealth and relationships.. not all three but just pick 1 and just go with it.. I have other niches in mind as well..cause what Im doing now is not really working made some sales but thinking long term.. I know I should take action but Im thinking this through..
      Another thing to consider is the type of email you send if you are sending a blast or even autoresponders. Text emails that are similar to a newsletter provide content and identify what your site/list are about, will help build correspondence, in that they more likely to remain as a subscriber and not opt out. Too many ads for the sake of an ad isn't going to intrigue or capture your audience's attention, and they will opt out or ignore all your newsletters. You want to make sure you get a return on each subscriber as I am sure they weren't acquired for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author IM Leauge
    If you want to communicate with your list. Or create a responsive list try Andre Chaperon's autorespondermadness.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Jwil1025
    try and give them something they want thats related to how they got on your list in the first place for free.

    Jeremy
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by kb24 View Post

    seo and article writing is burning me out.. I know I can outsource writing but its better to build a list..
    They're not "alternatives".

    SEO and article marketing are traffic-generation techniques. It's better to do either of them with list-building rather than without list-building. But building a list isn't a traffic-generation technique: you still need to attract the traffic to the opt-in page, otherwise you can't build a list.
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  • Profile picture of the author EmmaWilliams
    Everyone in your list receives the same follow up when you turn to email marketing. If you want to send messages to specific recipients then opt for the 'broadcast feature.' You can also focus on building this list because it is an asset in Internet Marketing. Graphic design are also appealing so you can invest in those as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ian Jackson
      An Autoresponder is a tool. It facilitates the opportunity to build a list of subscribers.

      It also facilitates a process and can then be used to develop, nurture, and interract with your subscribers. This is commonly known as list building.

      Your aim should be to reach a stage at which you have (through delevery of good quality content) developed a repertoire with your subscribers, and are familiar with their demographics.

      Then, and only then, are you in a position to be able to offer recommendations of products to them; either your own, or those to which you are affiliated.

      The moment you try and use you list of subscribers as a means to sell to people straight off the hoof, you're dead meat. That's the equivalent of using your cell phone as a hammer, then wondering why the nail won't go in, and your phone's broken...

      hth
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