Hi all,

I want to embank on email marketing more the coming week. But, I want to find out what your experiences are with your email marketing campaigns, where are you storing your data? Do you tailor content per person or do you send a generic email per post? It is good to personalise the email what programme do you use to do that?

Any experience with mailloop http://www.mailloop-7.com/. Have you used the older versions of it?
Have you used http://www.emailmovers.com/
http://www.mimecast.co.uk/Products/Email-Archiving/
https://www.aweber.com/landing.htm - This is the one I have used

Let me what worked best for you

Terenzia
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southpaw93 Premium
I've been reading a lot on how to do this but haven't started yet. I'm planning on getting into this after my current project. As I've been reading, there are a few steps in the whole funnel process. It is niche driven for starters and the stuff that techhound said applies.

I plan on using mailchimp in the beginning. They have limitations, but it's free and I can get my feet wet with it without incurring another monthly cost. From what I've seen, the pros use aweber.
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techhound Premium
Hey Earl,

Make sure you read through MailChimp's TOS. They are not huge fans of affiliate marketers and they will drop you without warning if you violate the TOS.

Best Regards,
Jim
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southpaw93 Premium
Thanks Jim... I have and know they frown on it. I plan on using them long enough as a jumping off point then switching to Aweber
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Karyskis Premium
Hello, I found WA through Nataniel and I still get wonderful and encouraging emails from him even after being a member for three months. Funny you asked this question because I was going to ask him how, what and where he does he email campaigns. Why am I telling you all this? Because I know first hand that his email campaign and follow up was the reason I signed up for WA and his follow up emails encourage and provide information along the way. Maybe he would be a good person to reach out to for information.
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skipafew Premium
I find get response easy to use. They have the option for a single optin and a good tool for testing if your email will go into people's spam folder.

Like Jim said it is about giving value rather than over promoting, so it can help to plan ahead. If you try and put quality links in every email then you should get a higher click through rate when you promote to your list.

I haven't ever personalised an email. It looks good but you want your links to stand out so it may not be in your best interest. You may notice a lot of the big IMers don't personalise their emails.

Dan
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KatieMac Premium
It is not something I am doing at this time, but will be looking to do this in the future
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techhound Premium
Hey Terenzia,

The best way to do this is to pre-load several follow up messages with useful content ahead of time. I don't think it's necessary or even practical to respond personally to each person (imagine if you had thousands of subscribers)

The #1 goal in any email campaign is to keep people on your list. To do that you need to nurture that list. That means keeping them engaged and keeping the promotions to a minimum. That's not to say you can't promote but you just want to have a ratio of say 4-to-1 non promotion-to-promotion follow ups or broadcasts, etc. The ratio can be whatever you want it to be but the higher the better. It's all about building trust.

Another tip I can give is to use the follow up emails (and even broadcasts) to get them onto your website. In other words, give them partial information in the email (make it so they want more) and tell them to go to your site to get the rest of the information. This has two benefits. First, Google really loves visitors that repeatedly come back to your website. And second, subscribers have a chance of seeing what else is available on your website.

I use Aweber and with the exception of the recent DOS attack they have been pretty reliable for me. The delivery mechanism is not the important aspect as long as it's reliable and easy to use.

Best Regards,
Jim
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Funmine Premium
Thanks Jim, this is good info as I'm trying to figure out the how-to of email marketing.
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