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Your Home Business Email Marketing Stratagy #3

Jul 25, 2008
Now you have been enjoying your home business journey to email marketing success.

Here we look at 7 Wise Ways to Collect Email Addresses and Build Your Mailing List:

Better still, have you moved into the fast lane and started to put some of what you`ve learned into action? If the answer is "yes" congratulations. The tips offered in the first two lessons of this course are the building blocks for what comes next. They don`t require any cash, just a little time, and believe me, you`ll get back much more than you give or expect.

Enough motivation and inspiration. Let`s get down to the business of today`s "Marketing Strategies that Empower Success for your Home Business".

We`re hunting big game...you`re going to learn how to capture emails. If you`re wondering why you need emails,there`s a key point to remember: your whole objective must be to build a large email list of prospects and customers. Once you have a list, you can begin to make serious money.So how do you capture email addresses? I`m glad you asked,the answers follow.

7 Wise Ways to Collect Email Addresses and Build Your Mailing Liist:

Wise Way #1-Offer A Freebie:

You have to give in order to get.If you want people to offer up their email address,you will want to offer an incentive. Nothing works better than something that`s complimentary (you spell that F-R-E-E). You can give away no-cost reports,books,software,or even sample pages of abook.

Word to the Wise:
Use complimentary subscriptions to a Business Magazine,ebook giveaways,newsletters,videos,etc.to grow a lists,works like a charm.

Wise Way #2 - USE POP-UPS

Pop-ups are one of the most common methods now to capture email addresses and build your list quickly and with ease. Simply construct a web page containing code for a form and set the page to open (pop up)when visitors Enter OR Exit your site. Make sure the pop-ups offer is something that is valuable enough to motivate visitors to take time to give you their contact information. Your offer can be a complimentary report, download, or ebook that arrives instantly through your autoresponder to their email inbox.

Wise Way #3 -

USE POSTCARDS If you have a mailing list that contains snail mail (street)addresses, convert it into an email list by sending out a postcard and inviting people to visit your home business website to receive a gift of some kind,a report,a discount coupon,etc. Visitors don`t have to pay in order to receive their gifts, they simply need to enter an email address.

A Word to the Wise from the U.S. Post Office:
Postage is much less expensive for a postcard than a standard-sizeletter. (Not only are they economical, postcards are more likely to get your message across since the consumer doesn`t have to open an envelope.)

Wise Way #4

This is a clever trick that so many people over look. Put a Response Form on every page of your website offering a newsletter or other freebie. This will increase the number of email addresses you capture exponentially. Why? When search engines index the pages of your website, a visitor may come directly to a page other than your homepage. If you only have a subscriber box on your home page,you`re missing the boat, not to mention the thousands of visitors who by pass your homepage.

Wise Way #5

Contests very often prove to be a good way to generate traffic and buzz for your home business. Create a contest and put a form on your site or in a pop-up box.The entry "fee" is their email address.

Word to the Wise: Not all the people who sign up for your contest are good prospects. Many are just contest"junkies" people who are only looking for freebies and have no intention of buying a product or service.

Warning to the Wise: If your prizes are cash or large-ticket items, you should be sure to check with local agencies to make sure you`re not violating any contest laws.

Wise Way #6:

Display Your Autoresponder Address:
Most people give their website link when they place solo ads, ezine ads, or other marketing messages. To be one step ahead of the game in collecting email addresses, LIST YOUR AUTORESPONDER ADDRESS instead of your URL. This way you can capture email address and funnel them into your follow-upsales letters.

Word to the Wise:
Don`t have an autoresponder? There are a number available, some of you may have a business that has one for FREE and some cost a monthly fee. Just make sure you know exactly what to look for to find the"pick of the litter".

Autoresponders are just one sample of the incredible resources you can depend on when you are capaturing emails and need to follow up with what ever message you wish to send.If you capture a lot of addresses then an autoresponder is a must.

Wise Way #7:

JUST ASK If you`re chatting with a prospect on the phone or a potential customer stops by your place of business, don`t be shy,ask for an email address or business card (which usually includes their email address). Now you know what you want...you know what you need. It`s time for you to set your traps and Capture Those Email Addresses!
In the meantime,I`ll be putting the final touches on your next lesson.
About the Author
I am a retired senior with a passion for creating a home business and also to share these article lessons that were very helpful to me.


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