How You Can Automate Your Business Using AutorespondersWritten by Michael Tee
What is an Autoresponder?
An Autoresponder is a program or service that allows you to automatically send pre-written emails to anyone at anytime. It is basically a sequential automated email system. You write messages, load it on your Autoresponder, set time difference between emails being sent out, then leave your Autoresponder to finish job. You can then get people to start email sequence by sending a blank email to your Autoresponders email address or complete a form at your website.
How you can automate your business using autoresponders
Let’s see why Autoresponders are important to those who own internet businesses.
Consider this; your visitors would only have 3 options when they visit your site.
1)Buy your product or service.
2)Leave their email & other information for follow-up.
You wouldn’t want prospects to click away right? You and I know that if they click away, they probably would never come back again.
So, what is next? What are chances prospects will make purchases on their first visit? Chances are rather slim right? That leaves you to focus on trying to make visitors choose option no.2… to leave email addresses and other contact information. You can create a subscription form and place it as a strategic location inviting visitors to subscribe. You can then increase subscription rates by throwing in a free Ebook or report in exchange for their email address. You may give them a freebie today, but as your messages build relationships with them, you will end up earning money from them for years to come.
What To Look For In A Web HostWritten by Tim Frady
The first questions you have to ask yourself are: how much space and bandwidth do I need; do I want one site or several sites; how much will I have to spend; am I going to use an SQL database; how much uptime does web host offer; does this site host spammy adult sites; what extras are offered; are there script limitations; do they provide a control panel; and if my site gets too big, what is next level and how much does it cost?
Let's take bandwidth for instance. If you are starting a brand new site and don't have a lot of other sites to link to it, which, by way, is becoming increasingly less efficient due to changing search engine rules, it may take over a year to build any real traffic to even worry about this point. But, with bandwidth being a lot more reasonable lately, why not go ahead and pay 6-10 dollars a month for 1 - 4 gigabytes currently available. After all, your goal is to grow right? So get something a few sizes too big and grow into it. Don't think that you necessarily have to pay a lot of money to get a good web host. You could just as easily spend 20 dollars or more a month and have terrible uptime and any number of hassles. Now if your site is going to be filled with images, especially wallpaper size images, then get as much bandwidth as your budget will allow. If you plan on having a growing site and it becomes even moderately popular, you'll need all bandwidth traffic allowable you can get. Watch out for hosts that claim they have unmetered bandwidth. Read carefully, especially if we're talking about a host that charges below 5 dollars a month. It's better to have a clear number that you can keep track of in your control panel. You don't won't them to come up and give you a generic excuse like "Your site is using an unfair amount of system resources or traffic as compared to our other customers so therefore we have to shut you down". Please note that system resources and bandwidth are two different issues when dealing with a web host. For instance a script that locks up and has a bug could cause a server to use a great deal of system resources that could cause problems between you and your web host if you are on a shared account versus a dedicated server. So do your research on type of script you want to run. Bandwidth is amount of traffic going out from your site including your images, clips, pages, etc. As far as images, sounds, and clips this is easily monitored in your control panel as long as you have a clear number of what you are allowed to use. Unmetered bandwidth could mean anything and really is worthless in long run if you plan on getting a lot of traffic sometime in future. And why wouldn't you want to get as much traffic as possible for your site?