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You'll get these from time to time. I delete them. People who send out emails like this never get a chance to correspond with me again.
Be personal. When you send someone email, at least check his/her web site to see if there is a name listed.
4. Typing in all caps or all small letters. I know email is cheap, but WHO WANTS TO BE SHOUTED AT? I read a lot of email every day, some of it junk, some of it important. I'm very forgiving to those whose second language is English, but if your primary language is English, could you please write your email same way you would write a real letter?
i don't like getting emails tht look lik this. i wonder about your iq.
You can delete those too unless it's really important. Maybe these people will read my article and take a hint.
Take time to write your emails where they are legible and easy to read. This is your reputation here. Show that you are a professional.
I know that occasionally I make a mistake here and there in thing I type. I probably write several thousands words a week. It's not intentional. A lot of what I see is though.
5. You subscribe to my newsletter list and then expect me to pay for you to receive email because you claim it's spam.
Yep, I had one of these too, only guy subscribed to my ecourse. 30 lessons. I was supposed to pay at least 15 cents for him to receive each email because he wouldn't approve receiving an ecourse he subscribed to.
Those, you can put on global remove. Save other webmasters with your web hosting trouble of doing it themselves.
6. You're not on vacation, but you reply anyway. I get quite a few of these. I delete them. I don't mind a customer or reader who is legitimately on vacation, but if you want to send me your offer, take time to write me an email. I don't have time to read autoreplies, and I might mistake it for spam and put you on my spam list.
Unless you really are on vacation, save autoreply for when you do go on vacation.
7. You don't include contact information or removal instructions. The part about removal instructions I already covered.
I'm always nervous about doing business with someone who doesn't offer contact information. I've even replied to a few emails that I thought were legitimate and they bounced.
If you want to build a relationship with someone, provide your information. Build credibility. Show that you are a legitimate business.
By now you are either laughing or fuming. Either one is ok. This article is meant to make you think about your reputation, your presentation, and your professionalism. If you really want to build a business online, and you really want to make money, then make every effort to look your best.
Although doing business online can sometimes be different from doing business offline, some things never change. Good manners is one of them.
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