7 Ways Email Can End Your Business Relationships Before They Start

Written by Dina Giolitto

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Scare Tactic 5. Send out a group email, and forget to blind copy. I recently signed on to work for a company that contracts out writers. I likedrepparttar spirit in which business was being conducted andrepparttar 109475 site owner's honest approach. But there is such a thing as too much honesty. The first project came through via email - and I could seerepparttar 109476 name of EVERY writer who was competing with me for work! Not only does this have trouble written all over it, but no one wants their email address shared. A Privacy Policy isrepparttar 109477 hallmark of a real business. Implement one, and assure people their information is safe with your company.

Scare Tactic 6. Send an email that you haven't proofread. We're all in a hurry, it's true. But haste makes waste! If you request information on "barbecue girls," you might just get some unexpected feedback! Double-checking your message can ensure thatrepparttar 109478 recipient can respond properly. Ultimately, you'll get an answer torepparttar 109479 question you asked - and not one you didn't.

Scare Tactic 7. Send an email that's either too enthusiastic, or too austere. People are people - and I've encountered personalities from both ends ofrepparttar 109480 spectrum. Those who are "SO EXCITED to make your acquaintance that they CAN'T STOP SHOUTING!!!!!!" and those who apparently are so wrapped up in themselves that they can't spare a courteous hello. My advice: takerepparttar 109481 middle ground. Keep it friendly yet professional, and don't go to extremes in your correspondence.

Don't want to frighten people away with your email? Then avoidrepparttar 109482 "Scary Seven!" Above all, discussrepparttar 109483 who, what, when, where, how and why of your message, and be sure to include any information that will help your future colleague get to know you better - a website link, some articles you've written, your resume, etc. Don't be overly pushy on email, and avoid over- or under-communicating. In time, you'll getrepparttar 109484 feel forrepparttar 109485 type of emails people respond to. And once that happens, you're on your way to cultivating fruitful internet business relationships!

Copyright 2005 Dina Giolitto. All rights reserved.

Dina Giolitto is a New-Jersey based Copywriting Consultant with nine years' industry experience. Her current focus is web content and web marketing for a multitude of products and services although the bulk of her experience lies in retail for big-name companies like Toys"R"Us. Visit http://www.wordfeeder.com for rates and samples.

Will The Real Spammer Please Stand Up!

Written by Mustafa K.

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In simple words, RSS is a way to publish and receive content electronically. RSS files are XML based and are popularly known as RSS feeds.

What's revolutionary about RSS is, it can help you distribute your content directly to your subscribers, without any spam filters interfering.

To subscribe and read your RSS feeds, all your subscribers need to have is an RSS reader, also known as an aggregator.

What's more, they don't even have to worry about giving out any of their personal details to subscribe to your feed.

And with a screaming bunch of RSS readers available onrepparttar web right now (most of them being free), it wouldn't be very hard to convince your subscribers to get there hands on one.

RSS readers are available in both versions, desktop and web-based, of whichrepparttar 109474 latter seems to berepparttar 109475 most popular.

Once your subscriber adds your RSS feed to their favorite RSS reader, you go 'live' and instantly establish a direct connection with your subscriber.

Whenever you have something new to publish, all you have to do is update your already published RSS feed with your fresh content.

As soon you load your feed with new content, walla! Your feed automatically gets updated everywhere it's subscribed.

No mess, no fuss. Just content that works.

Pretty neat huh?

That'srepparttar 109476 beauty of RSS. No wonder it's currently being employed by web honchos like Yahoo! and MSN to deliver content to their users.

They even allow their members to add any RSS feeds of their choice to their membersí area, making them perfect examples of web-based aggregators.

Syndicating your content can mean a lot to you and your business. By publishing your own RSS feeds, you could eventually end up with more leads, more subscribers and not to forget, more money inrepparttar 109477 bank.

Happy syndicating!

Mustafa K. is the co-founder of http://www.rapidfeeds.com , a free online service that helps anyone deliver targeted content to their subscribers through RSS. Sign Up for your FREE account on his site to put an end to blocked messages and add more subscribers.

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