Category: Mailing Lists
A mailing list is one of the most effecting marketing tools that a small business or independent professional can develop. You can use your mailing list to build relationships with new customers or strengthen existing customer loyalty by sharing exclusive offers, inside scoops, and special discounts. But a mailing list is useless if it’s not well populated, and getting people to sign up isn’t always easy, especially when you’re starting out. Here are some tips for small businesses that will help you grow your e-mail list:
We recently asked (and answered) the question, what is a mailing list? Put simply, it’s a list of mail contacts. Traditionally, a mailing list included physical mailing addresses, but these days, most mailing lists are filled with e-mail addresses. Mailing lists allow businesses to reach out to people who have opted in to receive communications from them. Let’s find out why mailing lists are so important to small businesses.
There are many different marketing strategies that a small business can employ online: blogging, social media, and ads are just a few examples. But one of the most powerful (and often overlooked) marketing strategies is e-mail marketing, which involves using e-mail outreach to share your business offerings with existing and prospective customers. The roots of e-mail marketing can be found in old-fashioned marketing via snail mail — yes, all that junk mail that clogs your mailbox on a daily basis. But e-mail marketing offers several advantages over snail-mail marketing and other marketing efforts: first and foremost, it costs a lot Read More
Did you know you can purchase a mailing list? You can buy postal mailing lists or lists of e-mail addresses. You can even buy targeted lists and go after specific demographics. And then you can send your marketing messages to anyone on the lists you have purchased. If you’ve ever wondered why you receive e-mails from companies you’ve never heard of — for products and services you have no interest in — now you know how it happened. Someone got your address, put it on a list, and sold it off. These types of e-mails are called spam or junk Read More
E-mail marketing is an effective way to stay in touch with customers. There are countless ways to use e-mail marketing; today we’ll focus on RSS campaigns, which are automated to send fresh content from your website to your mailing list. Many small business owners struggle to keep their mailing lists engaged between product launches and special offers. An RSS e-mail campaign is an excellent way to add content to your website on a regular basis and keep your mailing list active by sending that content to your subscribers.
Mailing lists were around long before e-mail and the Internet. Businesses have been using snail mail to entice customers for decades. The concept is simple: collect people’s addresses and then mail them promotions and special offers. You may have received some coupons from your favorite pizza joint. They got your address the last time you ordered pizza for delivery. They want to keep you as a customer, so now they’re using the valuable information they’ve obtained — your address — to make sure you don’t forget about them. E-mail technology caused mailing lists to explode. Gone were the high costs Read More