It’s 13 years this week, since I got my first ever email address! At the time, even though I only knew a few people who used email, it was clear to me that email had massive potential for me and what was then, my new business.
For example: Buying email lists & sending ads
When you buy an email database, it’s often just a list of people who are getting SLAMMED with junk mail and spam. Why? Because the same people, who are on the email list that YOU just bought, are on all the other lists too! As a result, they will have either changed their email address or they will only accept email from their ‘white list’ of approved contacts. In either case, your latest offer is NOT going to reach them!
By contacting a stranger with an advertisement, you miss the point totally! That’s because the ‘average’ person these days is not as stupid as some marketers seem to think – far from it.
In fact, the marketplace has never been better informed or more hacked-off at the amount of advertising they receive, than they are today! If you want to gain the trust of a prospective client or customer these days, you need to engage them first; rather than just throw more adverts at them.
If you want to REALLY succeed using email marketing, it’s my experience that the best route is to build your own list of subscribers, and contact them using an informative, valuable newsletter. In fact, I have a few tips for you here; based on my own newsletter, which is read by thousands of people from more than 100 countries. This newsletter generated over a hundred thousand pounds for my business in its very first year – starting with an initial readership of just 29 people!