How to Use Signature Files to Give Your Email The Personal Touch That SELLS

Written by Alvin Apple

If you have a home business, then you're probably constantly concerned with getting your name and your business information out there. You probably send out a lot of e-mails, post on message boards, and submit articles to business e-zines. These are excellent ways to get your name out there, but are you taking full advantage ofrepparttar visibility these forums create?

One ofrepparttar 109695 best ways of creating new business is to include a Signature File with everything you post, send or submit. What exactly is a sig file? It's that little bit of bio information atrepparttar 109696 end of an e-mail, article or posting, usually a sentence or two with your url. This is your opportunity to let people know who you are and to direct them to your business. If they liked what you wrote, then they can immediately to your site and find out more about your product or service.

Now you may already include your url atrepparttar 109697 end of your correspondence, most business people do. That's great, but is it enough? Not quite. Of course it's great to have your url so that anyone who's interested in what you're saying can immediately check out your business site, but wouldn't they be more likely to click if you included a short description of what you do? The trick to a catchy sig file, is that one sentence that makes you stand out. For example, rather than closing an e- mail or posting with

Administrating Mailing Lists

Written by Jos van Doorn

So you have subscribed to a lot of mailing lists. You want to announce your newsletter. That's why you did it. But what aboutrepparttar administration?

Let's talk about mailing lists as found in eGroups. What goes for them also goes forrepparttar 109694 mailing lists found in other services.

To start with you could save all pages ofrepparttar 109695 mailing lists that you've found in eGroups. That way you can check whether you're subscribed to them.

After subscribing to a mailing list you'll get a welcome e-mail. In that e-mail you'll find instructions about posting announcements etc.

That's a thing that needs to be saved. It always comes in handy to check whetherrepparttar 109696 rules ofrepparttar 109697 mailing lists have been followed.

Readrepparttar 109698 welcome e-mail and findrepparttar 109699 e-mail address for posting announcements. Copy this e-mail address to a text file.

This is how announcements are made:

1. It's always done by e-mail. Addressrepparttar 109700 e-mail to yourself.

2. The subject ofrepparttar 109701 e-mail isrepparttar 109702 name of your newsletter

3. Writerepparttar 109703 e-mail addresses ofrepparttar 109704 mailing lists in repparttar 109705 BCC field. The e-mail addresses are separated by semi colons

Here is an example of such an e-mail. It's an example of an e-mail I've send away to announce my own newsletter.

To :

Subject: ACAD Newsletter

BCC :;AardvarkMarke;AdvertExpressEzine-;asti1-subscribe@listbot. com;

Body : Subscribe to ACAD Newsletter if you want to learn AutoCAD and AutoLISP. The newsletter has a lot of useful information. Subscribe for FREE. Send an e-mail to:

Usingrepparttar 109706 BCC field is very handy. It saves a lot of time in sending out e-mails. You can send outrepparttar 109707 whole lot at once.

The recipients ofrepparttar 109708 e-mail will not see who else receivedrepparttar 109709 e-mail. That's not mentioned onrepparttar 109710 e-mail they receive.

Inrepparttar 109711 example only a few e-mails are specified. In reality send out my announcements to a loot more e- mail addresses.

Use NotePad from Windows for makingrepparttar 109712 text file for announcing your newsletter. Make three separate text files: week, bi-week, and month.

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