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The 4 Ways to Get Your Subscribers to Trust You

Aug 17, 2007
While the rest of the world has put up more barriers to keep their e-mail accounts safe from spam, there are also those that subscribe to mails that promote their products, services and their site. This is mainly because these subscribers wants to know more about what is being offered and how it can be beneficial to them. Subscribers want to be kept posted on what they are interested in and what is new in the market or field they have chosen.

Businesses would be so lucky to have these kinds of customers; the basic element needed to get these types of people is trust. When your customers trust you they will reward you with their loyalty. Many internet users have gone to great lengths in protecting their email accounts from spam mail (and who can blame them?). Nowadays many free-mail internet providers and internet service providers or screen your mails, offer spam protection or both

With an opt-in mail list, the mails you send containing your promotional materials such as newsletters, catalogs and marketing media will go through. Your intended recipient will be able to read and view what you have sent making it a successful transfer of information. To be able to be allowed to do so, you will need permission from your recipient, to get this permission; you need to be able to get their trust. With the great lack of disregard for privacy in the internet, getting the trust of an internet user you do not personally know is a big achievement.

To build a good opt-in list you need people to trust you. The bigger the scope of your opt-in list the more traffic you get and that spells more profits. So how do you go about it?

1. Getting the trust of your customers should not be so hard especially if you do have a legitimate business. Getting your customers trust should be based upon your expertise. People rely on other people who know what they are talking about. Get all the knowledge and information about your business and make sure its something you have an like. It will become obvious to your subscribers if you have no interest in what you are telling them.

2. Show your subscribers that you know what you are talking about. Provide them with helpful hints and guidelines that pertain to what you are selling. You do not have to be a big corporation to make use of an opt-in list. If your customers see you as someone who knows what he is doing and saying, they will trust you quickly.

3. Be true to your customers, if you want to hype up your products and services, provide guarantees. The more satisfied customers you get, the bigger probability there is that they will recommend you. Generally, people will trust someone they know, when that someone recommends you then you are on your way. People will go to your site, check out your offer for themselves and be given a chance to experience what your other customers have experienced. Make sure to be consistent in the service you provide.

4. Provide them a way out. Show them that you are not there to trap them. Keep a clean list that would enable them to unsubscribe anytime they want. It does not hurt to elaborate your web form with information on how to unsubscribe from the list. Guarantee them that they can let go of the service when ever they want to. Many people are suspicious that they may be stuck for life and would have to abandon their email accounts when they get pestered with spam.

Above all, when you get the trust of your customers DO NOT lose it. If you do anything with their email addresses like sell them or give them out, you will lose many members of your list as well as potential members. When your customers trust you, they will recommend you to someone they know. No matter how hi tech this world gets, word of mouth is still probably the best way to build your credibility and earn trust.
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