Establish Your Own Email List!

Written by A.T.Rendon

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Next, add a subscribe address in your signature file so that each and every email you send out has it included.

If you have a web site, you will find it is one ofrepparttar best ways of getting people to give you their email address.

It helps if you give people a reason to register, such as a free email course, free e-book, etc.

Also, those placingrepparttar 109605 email registration inrepparttar 109606 visible section ofrepparttar 109607 web site when it first loads, findrepparttar 109608 greatest amount of success in getting people to register.

And, historically,repparttar 109609 center orrepparttar 109610 right side ofrepparttar 109611 web page isrepparttar 109612 best spot to place your request for subscribers.

For those of you that can figure outrepparttar 109613 coding involved, pop-up boxes requesting a name and email are extremely successful for gathering new subscribers.

People do HATE pop-up ads but it is clear that they do not mind pop-ups when entering in their name and email address.

In a method I helped to establish years ago, ad swaps with other publications forrepparttar 109614 express purpose of increasing your subscribers is still an excellent way to add to your list.

The great thing I discovered about using this method is that you do not even need to restrict it to like-minded content for it to be a success.

These are just a few ofrepparttar 109615 methods you can employ to establish and build your own email list.

The important thing to do is to actually start your list and continually invest some time and building it even bigger.

The larger your listrepparttar 109616 more successful your mailings.

A.T.Rendon is an entrepreneur and published writer. Subscribe to FREE Business Classifieds Newsletter & receive FREE online access to our Password Protected "FREE Submit To Over 2.7 MILLION FREE Ad Sites!" Visit us at:


Written by Bob McElwain

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Remember there is no such thing as a dumb question. But we've all seen and heard loads of dumb answers. Be sure yours do not fall into this category. It's just plain bad business.

If you have been careless with your email, and have been breaking any ofrepparttar above rules, begin following them now. It can do wonders for your bottom line.

Simple Rules That Matter

As spam is an ever increasing problem for most, be sure your message stands out clearly.

> Use your name inrepparttar 109604 From field, followed by your email address in angle brackets. Bob Jones

> Be surerepparttar 109605 first three words inrepparttar 109606 Subject field get right torepparttar 109607 point. Oftenrepparttar 109608 full subject is not visible.

> Address your message to a name. If you don't know it, visitrepparttar 109609 site. Ifrepparttar 109610 recipient does not see their name, they may not even openrepparttar 109611 message.

> Get torepparttar 109612 point inrepparttar 109613 first line ofrepparttar 109614 message. Even a busy reader who doesn't recognizerepparttar 109615 name or doesn't findrepparttar 109616 subject revealing, may readrepparttar 109617 first line. But that's as far as he or she is going to go, unless you have grabbed attention.

Sig Files

If you're not using signature files, start now. They can draw visitors like crazy. In fact create several. Appendrepparttar 109618 one most appropriate torepparttar 109619 end ofrepparttar 109620 current message. Both Pegasus and Eudora do a fine job in this.

Writing Skills

If you are weak in this area, you have only two choices. Outsourcerepparttar 109621 task (which can be expensive) or figure a way to handle it. Content of an email message may matter more than that on your site, for it's personally directed.

What works for many is to create boilerplate. Answers to commonly asked questions prepared ahead of time. Create a complete answer acceptable for each question you have seen repeatedly. Include more information than most will need. That is, try to anticipate all possible twists people may add torepparttar 109622 question. Ask a friend to edit for you. Or pay a pro.

Then tuck it away into a .TXT file, to be copied as needed in a reply. Or use a program such as ClipMate. It greatly simplifies this task.

You may need to add or edit a bit to get your prepared text to really fitrepparttar 109623 wayrepparttar 109624 question was asked. But with practice, this is not difficult. One approach is to give a simple, brief answer torepparttar 109625 question asked. Then add, "I've appended further information."

Put Email To Work For You Now

Email is a revolutionary tool. A grand leap ahead in communications. But "communicate" has two sides to it. You need to accurately state your message. Andrepparttar 109626 person who receives it needs to understand it. Quickly and easily. Else there is no communication, and no point in having sent it inrepparttar 109627 first place.

While some big outfits can afford to ignore email, a small business can not. Handling email effectively is fundamental to online success. Few succeed without embracing this need. The potential value of a single hit is simply too great. You can't afford to toss even one opportunity aside.

Bob McElwain, author of "Your Path To Success" and "Secrets To A Really Successful Website." For info, see Get ANSWERS. Subscribe to "STAT News" now!

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