Read this articles, How To Effectively Use An Autoresponder, to learn more about the many uses of autoresponders (ARs).
The article mentions Aweber and GetResponse as two good ARs -- I personally HAVE heard from MANY
sources that Aweber is one of the best that is usually not blocked
by spam filters, etc. (see more info below). (However, I personally have not heard that much about GetResponse, so I'm not sure if it's still worth recommending.)
There are many ARs available. But the main thing I have learned about them is
be very careful to use one that has a good reputation with the ISPs and
email companies -- and,
not being a technical geek, I'll try to explain this as
I understand it...
If an AR company is not strict with
their customers about following the SPAM laws, all the email that their customers send out from their particular AR can
actually get BLOCKED by the spam filters and by entire email program companies.
So you need to somehow be sure the AR
you pick is NOT being blocked by ISP's and email companies -- otherwise, nobody will ever even receive your emails! Or,
they might receive them, but your emails will land in their junk/bulk/spam folders, and they will very likely get
deleted without ever being opened.
One last MAJOR tip
that I can pass on to ensure your emails make it to their intended destinations is to use PLAIN TEXT rather
than fancy HTML coded emails.
Even though it is tempting
(IF you have HTML skills) to try to create colorful, eye-catching messages with pictures, etc., they are MORE
likely to get blocked by spam filters than plain text emails.
In fact, several of the major internet
marketer newsletter lists I am on do use the Aweber AR with plain text emails, and their emails ALWAYS
land in my actual Inbox, rather than my bulk or spam mail folder -- for instance, the Rich Dreams newsletters.
Another AR strategy
used by those who have the ability to also create web
site / pages is to build the main message onto a web page, and have the AR email message be very short and only create
enough interest to click a link to a web site page, which actually contains the entire message
and which can be creatively formatted without creating the danger of your email message being blocked....
Online Newsletter or Ezine:
The most common way to start a newsletter is with an autoresponder (see above).
Online Networking Profile Web
Another idea is to have a page at an online networking community
where you can introduce yourself, possibly include some pictures, or at least provide links to your other resources such as
your online photo album(s), your business websites, and more.
Facebook.com is the most commonly known, large, successful online networking community, but with the success of those, MANY new ones
have popped up and more appear all the time! Twitter.com is also hugely popular, though it does not provide much space for a profile AT ALL -- only 140 characters and a link to your
than contacting me for any help with setting up these pages, PLEASE use the resources available at each respective
site to get any help you need. I'm just alerting you that these resources exist, and I am not a tech support department
for ANY of them! Thanks!
ALSO, there are many resources available for
learning how to use these networks, including FREE resources. I suggest you to go YouTube.com and search for terms such as:
"how to" Twitter
"how to" FaceBook
Also search on Google.com for terms such as:
"how to" +Twitter +forum
to" +Facebook +forum
You can start a business blog or
a blog about something you might have in common with the people you want to attract into your business, or
something you have specific knowledge about that others might be interested in (establish yourself as an expert).
The readers who are interested in
the information you share in your blog may also be interested in your business as a customer or as a networking business
You can use your company website
link(s) or your Lead Capture Page link(s) in the posts you make to your Blog, and/or you can display it on the blog
web page in the sidebar, etc.
There are various ways to
create blogs, some of them are free. Other require special software packages.
The method I personally know
about and use is a blogging site owned by Google, and it's free. It's relatively point and click, with
many pre-designed templates from which to choose.
Learn More: http://www.Blogger.com
If you have basic to intermediate HTML
coding skills, you can do some editing of the code (of the Blogger template of your choice) to include information
and links in the sidebar -- but if you don't have that skill, you can just include your links
in your blog posts, and that is totally good enough.
Click Here for more information about Blogs
You can also do a search on any search engine for "blog" "blogging"
or "how to blog" and find more information than you could ever want to find! :o)
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