7 Ways Email Can End Your Business Relationships Before They Start

Written by Dina Giolitto

7 Ways Email Can End Your Business Relationships Before They Start Author: Dina Giolitto

Too often, people forget they're anonymous inrepparttar internet world. Your friends and colleagues might know you as being a tireless worker, a great friend and loving parent, but I don't know that. To me, you're just a font. You're a font in an email, or in a forum post. If you give me access to your website, then you're whatever impressionrepparttar 109475 website creates. But largely, you're anonymous. So if you want to establish trust in your internet business dealings, make it your goal to paint a professional image via email.

I'm a copywriter, so I'm constantly combingrepparttar 109476 web for possible clients and cohorts. Recently I've encountered some internet personalities who have left me scratching my head in puzzlement. Might we have had a fruitful business relationship? I'll never know, because within days of crossing paths, they managed to display one ofrepparttar 109477 "Scary Seven" - that is,repparttar 109478 seven quickest ways to scare people away by email. Let's review them now.

Scare Tactic 1. Send an email from a cryptic address. There's nothing that says 'unprofessional' like an email inquiry from "Binky24" or "Shanaynay_7". Email addresses like this strike me as being one of two things: 1. someone young and foolish, or 2. a spammer. I understand if you don't have a website up and running yet; after all, as a writer, many people contact me to help them get their businesses started. But atrepparttar 109479 very least, reveal your first and last name. Provide contact information, and a brief background. If no one knows who you are, it's not likely they'll do business with you.

Scare Tactic 2. Send an email that contains virtually no information. Yesterday I responded to a post on Craigslist that requested an editor. In my email, I gave my name, contact info, a little background information and directedrepparttar 109480 potential client to my website. I asked a few questions about their needs. In response, I got one line, and a very uninformative one at that. Do you see why I don't plan to contact this person again?

Scare Tactic 3. Send too many emails! Want to make people think you have absolutely zero going on? Then send someone a barrage of email after having just met. I recently got an onslaught of emails from a potential client - NINE in total, overrepparttar 109481 course of a day. YIKES! This is a busy world. People don't have time to pore through your information. Organize your thoughts, and send in ONE email- maybe two, max.

Scare Tactic 4. Send emails of a personal nature. Never, EVER send email jokes or personal anecdotes to someone you plan on doing business with overrepparttar 109482 internet. I don't care how promisingrepparttar 109483 initial phone conversation was or how "friendly" they seem. This behavior screams unprofessional, and can even be a bit disturbing. Many marketers swap information, and this is fine. But it should be done in moderation. There's a fine line between helpful information exchange and email harassment. Don't cross it.

Will The Real Spammer Please Stand Up!

Written by Mustafa K.

If you have been using opt-in email marketing for sometime, I'm sure you might have got accused of spam at some point, even after doing everything right.

Yes, I'm talking about people who actually agreed to receive your email, blaming you for sending unsolicited mail.

According to me it's not their fault, as nowadays it's very easy to mistake an 'email marketer' for an 'email bomber'.

The web has grown so wide and huge inrepparttar last couple of years that it has become hard to differentiate between a spammer and a legal email marketer.

Spammers just didn't disturb a regular email users life but also wrecked havoc inrepparttar 109474 Internet marketing community.

Day after day it's becoming devastatingly difficult for permission based email marketers to use email legally and not get slammed for illegal mailing.

Even after making sure your email looks, sounds, smells and tastes 'Legal', you run a high risk of either getting blocked or being labeled as a spammer.

Onrepparttar 109475 other hand, if luck favors you and your mail does make it to your subscribers’ inbox safe and sound, what'srepparttar 109476 guarantee that it'll get opened and read?

It's a nightmare every marketer would love to avoid.

Well, you can stop worrying now and have a sigh of relief. It's about time allrepparttar 109477 hardcore spammers out there had their last laugh.

The Internet marketing world is abuzz with a brand new technology, which could finally send spamming back torepparttar 109478 dark ages, big time.

If you still don't have a clue of what I'm talking about, it's called RSS and it's turning heads all overrepparttar 109479 web.

RSS, which stands for 'Really Simple Syndication' is a new technology, which enables anyone to syndicate his or her content online.

A lot has been written on what is RSS and how it works. So I would like to keep it short and sweet, as I'm sure you too wouldn't really want to get intorepparttar 109480 unnecessary technical stuff.

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