The Poop Patrol

Written by Bob Osgoodby

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My adds and drops go to a specific return address. If someone doesn't readrepparttar instructions to find out how to be removed fromrepparttar 124419 list, and sends me a note, I will try to manually remove them. But, ifrepparttar 124420 address they are writing from, is notrepparttar 124421 one they are subscribed with, and they don't tell you whatrepparttar 124422 address is, it is impossible to remove them.

Don't figure that if they were smart enough to subscribe to your list, they are smart enough to remove themselves from it. You must understand that there are people who won't readrepparttar 124423 instructions, and will simply fire off a nasty note. If they are not immediately removed, they may also fire off complaints to your ISP. If there are remove instructions given, you will most likely be on safe ground if they didn't follow them.

I use several ISP's when sending out my Newsletters. I use one address to handle "bounces" (email addresses which are not valid) and remove requests, and a different one for email to me. This allows for an automatic processing ofrepparttar 124424 "bounces" and remove requests, and if a person wishes to write me, they can. If someone writes me and asks to be removed, I will takerepparttar 124425 necessary steps to try to accommodate them, but it may not always be possible if they don't providerepparttar 124426 proper address.

If you do get a notification from your ISP that a complaint was made, do not ignore it. Tell them how people can subscribe and unsubscribe from your list. Keep records of unsubscribe requests that were made that you could not remove. If it was someone that did ask to be removed with an address that was not subscribed, send your ISP a copy ofrepparttar 124427 note you sent them. It is also a good idea to send your ISP a copy ofrepparttar 124428 mailing they complained about.

As I said atrepparttar 124429 beginning of this article, "there is no magic formula", but if you exercise reasonable procedures, you should not run into too many problems fromrepparttar 124430 "Poop Patrol".

Bob publishes the free weekly "Your Business" Newsletter Visit his Web Site at to subscribe and place a Free Ad for your business.

How Much Can I Make

Written by Bob Osgoodby

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Well, it must be as there are so many doing it, you might think. Are they doing this with an account provided by an ISP (Internet Service Provider) such as AOL? Of course not, they would be dropped like a "hot potato". They own their own ISP and are relatively "bullet proof" if complaints are received.

Forget spamming addresses. Building a subscriber base is a slow process. If you can't dedicate at least a year to this process, you will most likely be better off trying something else.

The very first thing you must do is identify a "niche" market, in which you are knowledgeable. At first you will berepparttar only author. Spend some time on your articles, and try to make them interesting. Watch your ratio of subscribes to unsubscribes . Yes, evenrepparttar 124418 best Newsletter will not appeal to everyone. If a particular issue generates a large number of unsubscribes, try to determine why.

Don't be pretentious with your writing style - write as if you were talking with someone. Spell check - withrepparttar 124419 word processing tools available, there is no excuse for a word that is spelled incorrectly. Have someone proof read your Newsletter for content before sending it out. Is it interesting to them?

Format your Newsletter -repparttar 124420 best width is 60 to 65 characters per line. This is readable by virtually all email clients (readers). If you don't formatrepparttar 124421 line length, it may appear "choppy" when read by some. While it may look good on your system, it may appear disjointed on others.

Can you make a few hundred a week with a Newsletter? Yes! But, like anything else, it requires time and a commitment from you.

Bob publishes the free weekly "Your Business" Newsletter Visit his Web Site at to subscribe and place a Free Ad for your business.

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