Building Opt-In Lists – How To Become An Online Email Marketer
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Promoting an offline business? Then you should consider becoming an online email marketer. There is no more powerful way to promote your offline business online than with email based marketing, in part because few if any of your offline competitors will know they should become an online email marketer too!
Email based marketing can be defined as building opt-in list of targeted prospects, then using email newsletter software to brand your company, your services and your products by sending your business ezine to those targeted leads. Whether your company is currently selling locally, regionally, nationally or internationally you can raise your profile in your industry and increase sales by learning the ins-and-outs of being an online email marketer.
To get started with email based marketing, it’s best to think of it as optin marketing – you need to focus first on what would get your best prospects to optin to your email marketing. Since most people come online looking for information on a particular subject, study your target market’s demographics and discern what information they’d be most likely to search for online. Then write a series of free reports that would give them the information they’re looking for, being sure to title each so that it’s obvious what information is available in that report.
Next, you’ll need a service to register your email marketing addresses as prospects opt in, and to let you send email broadcasts to those email marketing addresses. For business ezine marketing with email, best to use a professional autoresponder service to handle all of that. Once you have your account, you simply log into the site, set up a new autoresponder and put in a welcoming e-mail that includes the report as an attachment. Your account will come with an e-mail address for those subscribing and also a form generator. If you have a company website or blog, generate an optin form and put it on your site along with information about their free report.
If you don’t have a site, you can use articles, podcasts, videos, social networking and social media sites to get the word out, each time giving them the link they can use to e-mail their optin to your autoresponder and get their free report. This is true email based marketing, since it doesn’t require you to have a site or blog to get started with your email newsletter. And don’t forget to let your offline customers and visitors know that you have that free report available too – collecting their email marketing addresses can help you retain and upsell existing customers and create new customers from your offline visitors who may not have been ready to buy when they visited your company.
Becoming an email marketer through email based marketing can really help boost your company’s bottom line, and your business ezine can easily become the base for a future website or blog to help both your offline business volume and your marketing with email. And if you do well enough as an email marketer, you may just decide to branch into email affiliate marketing in your own niche or a related field – after all, everyone can use a few new income streams, and email affiliate marketing will come naturally to you once you’ve established yourself as an online email marketer!
Marketing mentor and speaker Doug Champigny is a world-famous marketer with a major online presence who often appears live onstage at marketing seminars, conferences, conventions and workshops around North America. With more than 35 years of online and offline marketing experience, Doug Champigny is uniquely qualified to teach you how to succeed in online marketing through his Internet Marketing Coaching and his Affiliate Marketing Coaching programs. Doug created both of these programs himself through his PowerStart Marketing division, and gives his students direct access to him and his vast wealth of marketing knowledge both during their course and afterwards. Give your marketing the PowerStart it needs today – enroll now!
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