Email to your list every day?

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Hey I've been thinking about emailing to my list everyday because I was reading that over time your list will become more responsive and actually want to read more of your emails.

Initially you might get a lot of unsubs and spam reports, but over time only the real dedicated subscribers will stay.

I wanted to do a 30 day challenge where you email to your list everyday and see how much more I earn from.

I have some questions:

*Has anyone done this or is currently emailing everyday to their list. If so how is it going for you?

*Where/how do I provide value to my list in terms of freebies. I don't like doing adswaps so what I've been doing is either giving them a PLR ebook I have, or making a quick video. I was wondering what do you guys do to provide value to your lists, and where do you get ideas for it from?

*Any other advice you might have.

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
    If you don't have something valuable to share every day, I certainly wouldn't even attempt it. A few times a week is the most I've done, and if I happen to hit on an offer that the list just goes crazy over, I will resend that same offer a few times, then give the list a break for awhile.

    I certainly wouldn't just send a bunch of freebies. People get tired of that too.

    Bottom line, if you don't have something valuable to share, then don't.

    And if you do follow through with your 30 day plan, watch your unsubscribes daily. That might give some insight into why they unsubscribed other than they are just tired of seeing you in their inbox daily.
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    • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
      Originally Posted by John Rogers View Post

      If you don't have something valuable to share every day, I certainly wouldn't even attempt it. A few times a week is the most I've done, and if I happen to hit on an offer that the list just goes crazy over, I will resend that same offer a few times, then give the list a break for awhile.

      I certainly wouldn't just send a bunch of freebies. People get tired of that too.

      Bottom line, if you don't have something valuable to share, then don't.

      And if you do follow through with your 30 day plan, watch your unsubscribes daily. That might give some insight into why they unsubscribed other than they are just tired of seeing you in their inbox daily.
      I make my emails entertaining by telling stories, etc.

      But you're right about the issue of 'if you have nothing valuable to share then don't share at all'. That is why Im trying to figure out how other people send value to their lists, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    One of my lists is a 31 part series about List Management (in sig) and it goes out every day and is double opt-in only.

    No hard selling in it aside from recommending free products in the signature.

    Surprisingly it has the least amount of un-subs.

    However, my other lists are every 2-4 days mixed with advice, freebies, and sells.
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    • Profile picture of the author PatriciaS
      Originally Posted by rmolina88 View Post

      One of my lists is a 31 part series about List Management (in sig) and it goes out every day and is double opt-in only.

      No hard selling in it aside from recommending free products in the signature.

      Surprisingly it has the least amount of un-subs.

      However, my other lists are every 2-4 days mixed with advice, freebies, and sells.
      Not surprising at all -- it's all information, information they specifically asked for.

      Most of the people who end up on emails lists did not specifically ASK to be on them -- they landed on them because they asked for the free gift or bonus or whatever benig offered and the deal was "and you have to be on my list, at least at first."

      Anyone who emails me daily -- other than for a course I signed up for -- is GOING TO GET UNSUB'd and probably by about Day 5 if I'm paying attention, unless all 5 of those emails have been really value-laden, probably with tips and advice rather than freebies to download.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    Originally Posted by jacksarlo View Post

    "Has anyone done this or is currently emailing everyday to their list. If so how is it going for you?"

    Me no but I know a now retired millionaire used to email his list everything (his niche IM), also 'early to rise' send out a daily email they're huge info business if they do it it's likely it works at least for them.

    An email a day is not much if you think about it, it's just one among a ton they get each day, however if they get bored they quit, unless you can make them like you and make emails entertaining it will be difficult I think to keep them.

    Where/how do I provide value to my list in terms of freebies.
    I personally don't like giving them free ebooks unless I created them myself so they keep me in mind all the time, funny but seriously yes. Also I like simple short articles they can quickly read with something they can take action upon... if you give them too many free ebooks are they're going to read them all? Probably not I feel that way they can actually detach themselves from you.

    Any other advice: test it see how it goes.
    So you give them only ebooks you made correct? How long are they usually?
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  • Profile picture of the author ymest
    Hi there,

    I try every other day! I sometimes do broadcast! Some internet marketers do email marketing everyday but they usually have a good following and a nice community! Those marketers have a knack building real relationships with their audience!

    Some marketers send emails everyday and they are full of LINKS and that's a real TURN OFF to be honest!

    You have test really but try every other day or 3 times a week first until you start interacting with your following!

    Good luck

    Yoan
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    you would generally want to email them every day for the first few days, 4-7

    but I don't think it would be required to email them everyday for 30 days, you do want to emial frequently maybe 2-3 times a week but everyday for 30 days might be overkill unless you were consistently providing great value in each of those emails.
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  • Profile picture of the author cybernetuk
    I know when I first started - if anyone emailed me everyday I would hit the unsubscribe very quickly. There was only one person I stayed subscribed to and he gave honest and helpful insights and information, with the occasional sell thrown in. I think its all about how you structure it and if what you have to say is genuine.
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  • Profile picture of the author dylan4f
    Until 30 days ago, I was emailing my list once a week and I noticed less and less response, and then I started to email every day..guess what happened: my list is becoming more and more responsive..I have over 10% open rates in every mailing.. Of course I'm really careful with what I send to them..
    Yes, I have some more unsubscribers, but overall my list is more responsive and I found emailing on a daily basis is better for my list..
    That doesn't have to mean that it will be better for your list, but I would try if I was you..

    Best of luck
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    • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
      Originally Posted by dylan4f View Post

      Until 30 days ago, I was emailing my list once a week and I noticed less and less response, and then I started to email every day..guess what happened: my list is becoming more and more responsive..I have over 10% open rates in every mailing.. Of course I'm really careful with what I send to them..
      Yes, I have some more unsubscribers, but overall my list is more responsive and I found emailing on a daily basis is better for my list..
      That doesn't have to mean that it will be better for your list, but I would try if I was you..

      Best of luck
      Thats why I wanted to do this lil' test because the guy who proposed this to me said you will get a lot of unsubs in the beginning, but then you'll keep the subscribers who really want to hear from you and your open rates will soar.

      I'll try emailing everyday for 15 days then on the 15th day see if I can go for another 30.

      Btw, what type of info do you send your list? PLR stuff? Videos you make? Im curious
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      • Profile picture of the author dylan4f
        Originally Posted by Edwin Torres View Post

        Thats why I wanted to do this lil' test because the guy who proposed this to me said you will get a lot of unsubs in the beginning, but then you'll keep the subscribers who really want to hear from you and your open rates will soar.

        I'll try emailing everyday for 15 days then on the 15th day see if I can go for another 30.

        Btw, what type of info do you send your list? PLR stuff? Videos you make? Im curious
        I'm trying to combine 3 days cycles this way:
        1 day - infotainment stuff, I comment world news that can be related to IM
        2 day - send some really usefull free stuff(arranging adswaps for this)
        3 day - a top notch affiliate offer, my subscribers loves me for this, I do sell them, but they do benefit from that

        rinse and repeat.. and it works pretty good, for now I'm not changing anything
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  • Profile picture of the author Malcolm Thomas
    I would not advise emailing your list every day unless you want to see your unsubscribers go through the roof. I would focus on only emailing your list when you have something valuable to share with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    You have to find a product or service that your list can benefit from on a regular basis. In niche marketing be the source of what your list 'must have',and then they will eagerly await your emails.

    Seldom do I send emails to my subs in a certain niche and I often receive emails from my subs that they would appreciate an email every time the site is updated.

    In response I explain to them that the site is in fact updated daily, so I would have to send them an email daily which sometimes leads to email management and general management problems. The time and expense is not profitable. The main point is I keep my overhead down, so they do not incur higher fees. That always makes sense to them and for those that still complain I just say 'goodbye' and remove them from the list.

    Jeffery 100% :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author looster2012
    Originally Posted by Edwin Torres View Post

    Hey I've been thinking about emailing to my list everyday because I was reading that over time your list will become more responsive and actually want to read more of your emails.

    Initially you might get a lot of unsubs and spam reports, but over time only the real dedicated subscribers will stay.

    I wanted to do a 30 day challenge where you email to your list everyday and see how much more I earn from.

    I have some questions:

    *Has anyone done this or is currently emailing everyday to their list. If so how is it going for you?

    *Where/how do I provide value to my list in terms of freebies. I don't like doing adswaps so what I've been doing is either giving them a PLR ebook I have, or making a quick video. I was wondering what do you guys do to provide value to your lists, and where do you get ideas for it from?

    *Any other advice you might have.

    Thanks!
    in general, if I get an email every day from someone ( and it is a promotion or ad ) , I unsubscribe almost immediately. I find it very annoying. if you mail every day, you should have something new or worthwhile to talk about. otherwise, every 3 or 4 days is good.
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  • Profile picture of the author MKCookins
    For the first week they opt in they are very responsive so it it good to email them 7 days in a row with valuable information.

    After that I would recommend only sending them an email 2-3 times a week. Lets face it we are all real busy and don't have time to spend hours every day reading emails.

    As to what to send to your email list. Just have a quick look around the forums or facebook groups and see what type of questions people are asking.

    Then do a quick search and find the answer to these questions. This way you are giving your list information you know they want to read.
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    • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
      Originally Posted by MKCookins View Post

      For the first week they opt in they are very responsive so it it good to email them 7 days in a row with valuable information.

      After that I would recommend only sending them an email 2-3 times a week. Lets face it we are all real busy and don't have time to spend hours every day reading emails.

      As to what to send to your email list. Just have a quick look around the forums or facebook groups and see what type of questions people are asking.

      Then do a quick search and find the answer to these questions. This way you are giving your list information you know they want to read.
      Thats a very good strategy to see what the big questions are currently in a certain niche, thanks!

      So from here I can make a video, or a report correct?
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  • Profile picture of the author collegekid
    if you're not a douche...and your product or service will add value to the person you should be emailing your list daily...I've been doing this for 6 years and I have data that backs up as long as you're adding value there is nothing wrong with mailing your people daily.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Edwin,

    With all due respect, I looked at the MMO squeezepage in your sig and to be honest it is no different than hundreds of other MMO squeezepages found in hundreds of sigs on this forum.

    I scanned your domain and found what you are selling. Same as above, to be honest it is no different than hundreds of other MMO offers found in hundreds of sigs and after optin offers on this forum.

    Its okay to follow the heard because the heard will not stomp all over you since you are dragging up the rear. But at some point the rear gets a little nauseous, you can't see where the heard is going for all of the dust, you stop and go at the hears own pace. You can learn as you go for sure, but you are not in control of where you are going, and when the day is done - you may not know how you got there.

    Aside from a pat on the back for "doing it right" you still do not offer a way for people to start profiting from the offer. Here is why... promises of 'knowledge' is not the same as 'proven resources' that produce an income.

    You got something going for you.. you only need to turn those offers into verifiable resources to earn your list an income.

    You asked earlier where do ideas come from. Put your self in your target customer's shoes and ask yourself what can you do for your list - not what your list can do for you. Sometimes it all comes together for some people and for others it never comes together.

    When it does come together you may find yourself as the leader of your own herd! Thats the difference between marketers that follow the herds and marketers that lead the herds. They make available a solid product or service that produces real verifiable results.

    Hope you make it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
      Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

      Edwin,

      With all due respect, I looked at the MMO squeezepage in your sig and to be honest it is no different than hundreds of other MMO squeezepages found in hundreds of sigs on this forum.

      I scanned your domain and found what you are selling. Same as above, to be honest it is no different than hundreds of other MMO offers found in hundreds of sigs and after optin offers on this forum.

      Its okay to follow the heard because the heard will not stomp all over you since you are dragging up the rear. But at some point the rear gets a little nauseous, you can't see where the heard is going for all of the dust, you stop and go at the hears own pace. You can learn as you go for sure, but you are not in control of where you are going, and when the day is done - you may not know how you got there.

      Aside from a pat on the back for "doing it right" you still do not offer a way for people to start profiting from the offer. Here is why... promises of 'knowledge' is not the same as 'proven resources' that produce an income.

      You got something going for you.. you only need to turn those offers into verifiable resources to earn your list an income.

      You asked earlier where do ideas come from. Put your self in your target customer's shoes and ask yourself what can you do for your list - not what your list can do for you. Sometimes it all comes together for some people and for others it never comes together.

      When it does come together you may find yourself as the leader of your own herd! Thats the difference between marketers that follow the herds and marketers that lead the herds. They make available a solid product or service that produces real verifiable results.

      Hope you make it.
      Cool! Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author jpboxersox
    I email my list 1,1,1, and on the 4th day I start to email twice per day and pretty much follow the same sequence. I guess I'm the opposite from some emailing more and more
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    • Profile picture of the author donhx
      If you sent me email every day, I would unsubscribe along about the 3rd-4th day. I may have signed up for it, and I may have an interest in the topic, but I simply do not have the time to read that stuff every day. After a short while I start considering it spam and just want them to stop.

      Maybe it's just me. But I recently did this with JVZoo. I was really interested in some of their offerings, but I killed them off after getting 5 emails in 3 days. I even asked them to cut back before I unsubscribed, but no joy.

      I can't speak for anyone else, but my tolerance for a list I'm interested in would be two emails a week.
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      • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
        Originally Posted by donhx View Post

        If you sent me email every day, I would unsubscribe along about the 3rd-4th day. I may have signed up for it, and I may have an interest in the topic, but I simply do not have the time to read that stuff every day. After a short while I start considering it spam and just want them to stop.

        Maybe it's just me. But I recently did this with JVZoo. I was really interested in some of their offerings, but I killed them off after getting 5 emails in 3 days. I even asked them to cut back before I unsubscribed, but no joy.

        I can't speak for anyone else, but my tolerance for a list I'm interested in would be two emails a week.
        I get where you're coming from but I'm assuming JVZoos emails were all the same ones.

        The way I want to do it is where I entertain my readers by incorporating a story into the mail mixed with a lesson or cool product I may have found.

        I dont know if the way I want to do it might intrigue you more to stay on.
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        • Profile picture of the author donhx
          Originally Posted by Edwin Torres View Post

          I get where you're coming from but I'm assuming JVZoos emails were all the same ones.

          The way I want to do it is where I entertain my readers by incorporating a story into the mail mixed with a lesson or cool product I may have found.

          I dont know if the way I want to do it might intrigue you more to stay on.
          I hear what you're saying, but JVZoo is not the only one I have deleted for over-mailing, just the most recent.

          I'm not sure anyone could be consistently entertaining enough to have their emails read every day. I think it is a sure way to make a big list into a small list.
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          • Profile picture of the author BizLadi
            Originally Posted by donhx View Post

            I hear what you're saying, but JVZoo is not the only one I have deleted for over-mailing, just the most recent.

            It's nice to know that I'm not the only one sending JVZoo emails to the bin. There are half a dozen warriors who have been filling my email box to capacity and then some. I'm tired of seeing their names every day and sometimes twice a day.

            I've done a lot of un-subscribing in the past couple weeks and will be doing more. From now on, when I make a purchase, I am NOT signing up to receive updates - at least not from the address I use most. Nor am I going to adopt the daily plan for my own list.

            I'm considering the daily x 7 then prn.

            PJ
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Every attempt of me emailing everyday has resulted in 0 sales... even when mailing for at least 60 days.

    Swap that with emailing every 3 days, and my results are dramatically different.
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonBennet
    Erm I think there is no "One Size Fits All" answer. It will be totally dependent on the list that the person has. Why not segment 2 different list and test it out so that you can test it out.
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    • Profile picture of the author collegekid
      Bro, I would say never take advice from people who don't have
      the life you want yourself.

      My company has brought in hundreds of thousands from our
      own promotions, and have worked behind the scenes consulting
      with clients who done successful million dollar plus launches...

      And the aggressive business are mailing at least twice a day.

      The more touches you make with your audience the more money
      you're going to make period point blank...

      And that's the truth.

      -Ryan
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  • Profile picture of the author collegekid
    Originally Posted by Edwin Torres View Post

    Hey I've been thinking about emailing to my list everyday because I was reading that over time your list will become more responsive and actually want to read more of your emails.

    Initially you might get a lot of unsubs and spam reports, but over time only the real dedicated subscribers will stay.

    I wanted to do a 30 day challenge where you email to your list everyday and see how much more I earn from.

    I have some questions:

    *Has anyone done this or is currently emailing everyday to their list. If so how is it going for you?

    *Where/how do I provide value to my list in terms of freebies. I don't like doing adswaps so what I've been doing is either giving them a PLR ebook I have, or making a quick video. I was wondering what do you guys do to provide value to your lists, and where do you get ideas for it from?

    *Any other advice you might have.

    Thanks!
    I'm mailing my list twice a day...and making more money than I ever have in My entire life, so are my coaches...

    Value doesn't come from the plr you give away but from the insight and bond that ONLY you can share with your subscribers that pushes them towards the end result you initially promised them.

    #Truth
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  • Everyday is too much even if you do offer value it just becomes irritating to see your emails there everyday so I will always unsubscribe.

    Every 2 to 3 days seems to be what most use on the lists I am on.
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  • Profile picture of the author khooster1
    I will only start my email follow-up messages after 2-3 days after they subscribe.
    I will specifically inform them of following topics I will be covering for the next one month.
    I have a product to sell after 4-5 follow-up messages. The product has to be relevant/useful of the follow-up messages. After the end of the email message series, I will request them to join my another email follow-up series(triple opt-in, if you call that) .
    This is important cos I will identify the true followers and continue to give them good stuffs.

    Always separate buyers from the subscription list. These guys are VIP!!
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    • Profile picture of the author BizLadi
      Originally Posted by khooster1 View Post


      Always separate buyers from the subscription list. These guys are VIP!!
      Amen! Well said.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hersh
    If you're giving value in your emails you can send even to emails per day. I mean, who's not interested in learning from an expert who's giving real value?

    I'm mailing once a day but I'm always trying to give the best value that I can possibly give.
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  • Profile picture of the author Boga Dhami
    Maximum of 4 times a week is enough to keep your subscribers connected to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author usmanuk
    I'd unsubscribe very quickly, and so will some of your list. That in itself doesn't necessarily make it the wrong thing to do, though, for you. You need to test.

    After testing in 4 of my niches, I now use the same approach for all my lists, sending emails on days 1, 3, 6, 10 and 15 and thereafter at 5-day intervals, with valuable content in 2 emails out of 3 and a promotion of some kind in 1 out of 3.

    I certainly wouldn't ever want to "promote" in less than 1 in 4 emails: I have to pay my mortgage.
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  • Profile picture of the author surffab
    I thinks that sending out mails every day is a little too much... I would go for every 2-3 days...
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    Personally unless you are running a "deal of the day" type site or something similar sending email to your list daily is too much IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tanya E
    Although I don't have a list this is an interesting thread. I have had several marketers mail me offers twice and even thrice a day. I unsubscribed from their lists after a few days. The few I stay subscribed to are the ones I can recall having sent me some useful information in the past - even it is one useful piece of information that I could use.

    Most marketers send useless free reports that seem to be created for deletion after an "email opt-in" and others send me an email containing 2-3 lines with 2 affiliate links and a subject line that no one will believe. In the case of one particular guru marketer whose first name starts with the letter M it seems impossible to unsubscribe from his list. He sends promotional emails only, with a frequency of 1-2 emails a day. I am sure he must be getting a lot of sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author collegekid
    LOL there are people giving you their "opinion" but not giving you their "experience" from earning hundreds of thousands of dollars online...

    Be careful who you listen to my friend.

    I'm giving you my real word in the trenches experience.

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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Lee Jr
    Keep in mind that your auto-responder may eventually close your account if you receive too many spam complaints.

    Not sure if you are using AWeber or not, but they have been known to proceed with this action.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    I know very successful marketers (some of them my clients)
    who email every day and sometimes twice per day and they
    have a faithful following. But you'll find that you need CONTENT
    to sustain this model and the best kind of content is your own
    life story and the news.

    You can start by telling a story about your life (like a Facebook
    update) and tie in a marketing lesson with this. You can also
    comment on what is hot in the news and also find a lesson
    to share with your list. In this way you always have bridge
    to lead your readers to your "real" message.

    -Ray Edwards
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    • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
      Originally Posted by Raydal View Post

      I know very successful marketers (some of them my clients)
      who email every day and sometimes twice per day and they
      have a faithful following. But you'll find that you need CONTENT
      to sustain this model and the best kind of content is your own
      life story and the news.

      You can start by telling a story about your life (like a Facebook
      update) and tie in a marketing lesson with this. You can also
      comment on what is hot in the news and also find a lesson
      to share with your list. In this way you always have bridge
      to lead your readers to your "real" message.

      -Ray Edwards
      Im going to start doing this for 30 days to see how it works.

      My issue was I felt like I had to include a link in every email to some type of type of training, but I can just email stories with little marketing lessons in them.

      Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author JanG
    The thing you have to keep in mind is the expactations of your subscribers. If you tell them upfront that you are going to send them an email every day, they know what they're in for. You just have to be consistent.

    The problem with most lists is that they give away a worthless ebook in exchange for an email address, and then try to gain the subscribers' trust through follow-up messages. The only reason they signed up for the list was not that they wanted to receive tons of emails. They want access to the ebook which more often than not is not really that great, after all. However, if you present the list itself as the 'free gift', then people will sign up only because they WANT to receive your emails. And in that case they can't wait to receive your next email!
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  • Profile picture of the author sal64
    test test and test.

    It will depend on what your promise them in return for their email address.

    Personally, I'll only email if I have some valuable tips or a special offer for them.

    A big problem, I believe, is that many people only have one product to offer which makes it hard. If you are only promoting 1 product and they don't buy it initially, then they probably never will.

    A lot of real corporations such as Kogan only email special offers.. but then again, I signed up to receive these offers, so no problem.

    But if I sign up for free tips etc,and only get promos, then I get p1ssed off and unsubscribe.

    So i guess it comes down to what you want to do... send offers ro build a relationship / brand with your audience.

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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      I just had an awesome discussion with someone about this subject over the weekend, a person who has a much larger list than I do and is much more successful in his business.

      The biggest takeaway I got from our conversation is that you are not supposed to be building a list that you have to walk on eggshells with. You should be building a list of people who LIKE you, TRUST you and WANT to hear from you as much as they can.

      In other words, build the type of list YOU want. It's YOUR list. If you feel sending emails twice a day suits your style, then that's what you do. Just be clear about that right from the start.

      You will get unsubs. So what? If they don't fit YOUR style of marketing, why would you want them on your list? The goal should be building a list comprised mainly of your most loyal fans. Unsubs just mean those aren't your target market.
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      • Profile picture of the author BizLadi
        Originally Posted by Tina Golden View Post


        The biggest takeaway I got from our conversation is that you are not supposed to be building a list that you have to walk on eggshells with. You should be building a list of people who LIKE you, TRUST you and WANT to hear from you as much as they can.

        In other words, build the type of list YOU want. It's YOUR list. If you feel sending emails twice a day suits your style, then that's what you do. Just be clear about that right from the start.

        You will get unsubs. So what? If they don't fit YOUR style of marketing, why would you want them on your list? The goal should be building a list comprised mainly of your most loyal fans. Unsubs just mean those aren't your target market.
        The "YOUR list" and "Your style" points you made are good ones. I'm in the process of totally cleaning out my main email and am doing a lot of unsubscribing.

        When I read your post, I started thinking about the emails I've been going through. So far, I've kept only 3 subscriptions. 3 out of several pages. The emails I get from these 3 people are nothing alike - they don't sound alike, they don't arrive on the same schedule, etc.

        The fact that each carries the voice and style of the sender is the common denominator. Even tho I receive emails with affiliate links from these senders, the emails are never the "cut and pasted" copy I get from many others.

        If you want to sell to me, make sure it's you in the email -- And don't contact me unless its worth my time.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Anyone that emails me every day is going to get ditched.

    I dont even see my mum every day, let alone hear from some marketer.
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  • Profile picture of the author JHandy
    Take them to your headquarters. What is the head quarters you may ask? Your blog if you have one. There is where your bonding , trusting and liking is going to take place. Encourage interactions, comments, feedback. Learn what they want and then send it to them. You are creating a following and a community of your own. Don't depend own plr stuff that somebody else hashed up. Be creative and genuine. It's ok to be a novice. Just remember you may be a couple of steps in front of another newbie, but you do indeed know just a little bit more than they do. When you've established that bond, they will wonder why you haven't emailed them. That's when you know you're giving them what they want and not a lot of junk. Hope this helps bro.
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    • Profile picture of the author sal64
      Originally Posted by JHandy View Post

      Take them to your headquarters. What is the head quarters you may ask? Your blog if you have one. There is where your bonding , trusting and liking is going to take place. Encourage interactions, comments, feedback. Learn what they want and then send it to them. You are creating a following and a community of your own. Don't depend own plr stuff that somebody else hashed up. Be creative and genuine. It's ok to be a novice. Just remember you may be a couple of steps in front of another newbie, but you do indeed know just a little bit more than they do. When you've established that bond, they will wonder why you haven't emailed them. That's when you know you're giving them what they want and not a lot of junk. Hope this helps bro.
      You know what? This is a very good post my friend.

      Someone actually gets it for once.

      People start blogs and load them with plr hoping to rank and get traffic.

      I have always been a fan of using a blog to communicate to my list rather than send text emails which many people delete (I know I do).

      If your list comes to expect quality etc then they WILL open your emails and visit your blog. It makes sense and I'll be darned as to why more people don't do this.

      Due to health reasons, I must confess that I have dropped the ball on this over 2012, but you post has inspired me to extract the digit.

      Many thanks and best of success!

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  • Profile picture of the author FilipinoRockstar
    I'm surprised that no one actually mentioned this but I'll go ahead and say it... you're asking the wrong question.

    The problem with asking how often you should email is that its based in an attitude on treating that list as if it were a numbers game. Remember, first and foremost, behind each email is a human like you and me.

    A better question to ask is Why did they subscribed to my list?

    Say for example, they wanted to get a freebie. The moment you send the email with the download, they are done with you. They unsubscribe and even mark the email as spam. I know that because I'm like that, I'm like that because I already have this ingrained in mind that the following emails are only the same promotional stuff that every darn marketer already does. Its routine.

    However, say I subscribed because I wanted to learn the latest news in the IM world. It could be a blog, a forum or a newsletter. It doesn't matter to me how often you send it because I've committed to it and I see it as resourceful and time-saving. I knew what I signed up for.

    Its about expectations.

    What does your list expect from you? What do the people who sign up to be in your list want from you? Your job is to answer to that expectation. Even better, over deliver it!

    Once you get that sorted, that's the only time when you start thinking about what the content of your emails should be.

    Part of my sales funnel is that I have 5 different email sequences, each serving a different purpose. More than half of my new subs signs up under all of them. Which means, yes, its possible that I do send them 5 emails a day. But they don't mind because they were expecting that and plus all the content I do share is priceless.

    Pro tip: If you are going to send emails frequently, keep it short. As in, just one small paragraph. Keep it in small chunks with valuable info. Its easy to swallow and people appreciate the short-and-to-the-point style.

    Hope this clarifies some things for you and helps in your planning.

    Cheers,
    Marco Ong
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    • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
      Are you providing REAL value?

      If yes then you could likely get away with every day. But your list must want to hear from you that often.

      If you're slamming me with offers every day then no, I will unsubscribe pretty quick.

      But if you are giving me real credible information and you and I have a good relationship so that I hold your words and ideas in high regards then I would not mind once per day and even twice if you come across some super cool thing that could not wait once in a while.

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    • Profile picture of the author BizLadi
      Originally Posted by FilipinoRockstar View Post


      Its about expectations.

      What does your list expect from you? What do the people who sign up to be in your list want from you? Your job is to answer to that expectation. Even better, over deliver it!


      Cheers,
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  • Profile picture of the author sndas
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    Hey Edwin,

    Started building my list recently and have some freebies and some buyers.
    I never tried to send them daily emails.

    I some time send them a set of my own Articles as PLR.

    Some time I send them some PLR ebooks.

    I also send them MRR ebooks and advise them to start making their own
    selling website with a little modification in the ebook.

    I will test your idea of sending 30day emails to my small list.

    Thanks
    Satya
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  • Profile picture of the author JeniferStarr
    I only email when I have something to share that's of some value. Sometimes that's every day, sometimes it's a couple of times a week. I don't want to waste my list's time - in the same way I don't want my time wasted. So if you have something valuable to share go for it. If not, my opinion is don't do it.
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