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Postcard Marketing

Jan 1, 2008
Postcard marketing is a very effective way to market your website, product or service offline. Many online business owners over look postcard marketing. In order to market to a potential customer effectively you must use all forms of marketing both offline and online. Using all approaches to marketing will help increase your sales. Many marketers especially online marketers only use email marketing and autoresponders to get their sales messages across. Email marketing is not a bad way to market but in order to get the most out of your marketing efforts you should also employ postcard marketing. Many online marketers will not go the extra mile of sending out letters and postcards to their potential customers. This gives you a great edge over your competition.

First you must decide whether you are going to use postcards or letters. I would suggest using a combination of both, as both can be very effective in your offline marketing campaign. Sales letters are great to send in the mail. With emails you are never sure if your message is getting through but by sending letters you can be one hundred percent sure your message is getting across. Now I am not saying not to use email marketing and autoresponders they are also highly effective. But when you use both it gives you a true professional presence. If you also follow up with a sales call you have covered all of your bases. You only have to send out one letter per month, it does not have to be more than this, as long as you have them plugged into your autoresponder. And as long as you have made a sales call. If you have not plugged them into your autoresponder and have not made a sales call you have to get them in your opt-in list and make the call, for the best results.

You should use postcards for holidays. When using postcards for special occasions, like birthdays, or holidays do not advertise. Just send a simple message wishing them a Merry Christmas or whatever the occasion or holiday maybe. Advertising on holidays or special occasions in your postcards can come off tacky. So don't do it. It is better to build and develop a lasting relationship with your potential customer than to try and sell them on every occasion.

Using a combination of offline and online marketing techniques will really help your business succeed. It will also give your business a professional presence that many companies and businesses do not have. You should also add promotions to your marketing efforts. People love free things. Throwing in a free trip or free appliance will help you create new business. If you notice many Fortune 500 companies are always throwing in free trips, free add ons, and all kinds of other free things to help entice customers to buy their product or service just to get the free product. Take for instance McDonald's, they have their Monopoly giveaway game. Many people who normally do not eat at McDonald's purchase food their just for a chance to win something. This is promotional marketing.

Using postcards and letters as a marketing tool is a great way to build your business.
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This article was written by Aaron Aldama, a marketing expert. To learn more about how a fully automated marketing system can help you make money online visit Home Based Business New York City .
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