FFA - the facts.

Written by Michael Bloch

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.....A word of warning.......(well, quite a few words)

Be prepared for a suddenly influx of email - many, many emails! As part ofrepparttar submission agreement, each FFA page successfully submitted to can generate 1 email to you from that particular site - a confirmation of submission. These "confirmation of submissions" of course contain numerous advertisements. My submission saw me receive approximately 420 emails overrepparttar 125149 next three days. But after this initial influx, things settled down pretty rapidly and I am not being spammed.

I don't think that I will submit to FFA's on an ongoing basis, purely because ofrepparttar 125150 "confirmation of submission" emails I received which probably totalled around 1.4 megabytes. I'm not comfortable with receiving emails that I have sparked off knowing that they are headed straight forrepparttar 125151 recycle bin - a waste of bandwidth in receiving them. It has been worthrepparttar 125152 experience, just to see how it works and to passrepparttar 125153 information on to others.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Another option to drive traffic to your site and being able to send one of these "confirmation of submission" emails containing your advertisement is to establish your own FFA page. From what I could ascertain, this is a simple process. If you feel that this may benefit your site, be extremely careful and do your research regarding implementation. As word gets around that you have an FFA page, you will be undoubtedly bombarded with links to, shall we say, sites containing questionable material which may have negative legal and moral implications for you. If submission screening is not set up correctly, you may also receive very nasty emails from people whose email addresses have been used fraudulently to create these submissions. Also be aware that many of those emails that are sent out from your site will never be read.

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Why You're Better Off Creating a Free E-mail Workshop than a Free E-book

Written by Shery Ma Belle Arrieta

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- You don't need an e-book compiler in order to share information or knowledge with others.

- You don't need to buyrepparttar expensive Adobe Acrobat program to create e-mail workshops.

- Your target audience won't need to have certain programs installed in their computers before they can read your e-book (e.g. Acrobat Reader, MS Reader, IE 4.0 or higher for browser-dependent e-books). Present your information in e-mail workshop format - best if in plain text - and you're guaranteed they'd be able to read it straight from their e-mail clients.

- You don't need to set aside precious megabytes on your site to store your e-book.

- You don't need to worry aboutrepparttar 125148 amount of bandwidth that will be used up each time someone downloads your free e-book from your site.

- With an e-mail workshop, you'll be able to really trackrepparttar 125149 people who took it. What does it matter if your tracker says 1,000 people downloaded your free e-book but you don't have a way to contact them? (And you won't ever know if they took up one of your paid offers inrepparttar 125150 future.) You only have numbers with free e-books. But what you really need are concrete leads - e-mail addresses - so you can spend most of your marketing efforts on people who are in your niche.

Create a free e-mail workshop instead of a free e-book and you'll have something people will refer back to again and again. They'll only need to open their e-mail clients and click on your message.

And this is why you're better off creating a free e-mail workshop than a free e-book! ###

Next Article: How to Turn Your Old Articles Into a Profitable E-mail Workshop!

Shery is the author of "How to Create and Profit from Your Own E-mail Workshops in 3 Days or Less!" It's the ONLY e-book that spills *everything* you need to know about creating and profiting from just one e-mail workshop -- painlessly and quickly! Visit http://EmailWorkshopsHowTo.com today for more information.

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