Hilarious... The Only Spam Complaints I Get Are From Freebies

by JasonParker 8 replies
Absolutely hilarious. I sent out a free article today for the first time in a long time trying to be giving. So I told one of my lists about a method I use to get a killer education in IM and JV partners galore.

The result: Marked as spam and plenty of unsubscribes.

While my pitches almost never get marked as spam.

Mike Hill was right the other day when he revealed this fact to me. He said statistically you get marked as spam more and you get more unsubscribes when you give away content THAN when you pitch.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Jason -

    Best one is when you send a freebie - and someone asks for a refund.

    What do you do - send them 5 minutes???

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    • Profile picture of the author JasonParker
      Hehe

      Just send them an e-mail that says, "here's some air."

      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Jason -

      Best one is when you send a freebie - and someone asks for a refund.

      What do you do - send them 5 minutes???

      kay
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      • Profile picture of the author Bearded
        Originally Posted by JasonParker View Post

        Hehe

        Just send them an e-mail that says, "here's some air."
        No, say "Please return the product via UPS"
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        • Profile picture of the author Jelasco
          I'm not surprised at all... yet no doubt people will continue to come here and start threads preaching to us to give more and more free stuff.
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          • Profile picture of the author AndrewCavanagh
            The majority of people value things based on what they pay for them.

            So your free content will often be valued far more highly and used if you make people pay for it.

            Unfortunately that is human nature.

            I have noticed this trend of higher spam complaints from lists where you never pitch but only in other non tech savvy non internet marketing related niches.

            Kindest regards,
            Andrew Cavanagh
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      • Profile picture of the author Colin Evans
        He he...

        Jason I've been saying this for months and not many marketers believed me...

        I hardly ever give anything away any more - if I do give something away it'll be part of of a strategy where I also promote a product. I also avoid using words like "free", "gift", "no cost" etc.
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        • Profile picture of the author jasonl70
          I had to delete an email in my autoresponder that was w/o a doubt my absolute best when it comes to good content, for this very same reason - it had the bulk of my usubscribes!
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    • Profile picture of the author Hugh Fraser
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Jason -

      Best one is when you send a freebie - and someone asks for a refund.

      What do you do - send them 5 minutes???

      kay
      Excuse me Sir/madam here is the time you took to put your name and email address into my sign up form. LOL, yeah I know where you are coming from on this point.

      Hugh
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