Email Marketing Tips

Email Marketing Tips

by: AnnaMarie Stewart Venton

If you don`t know it yet, you will probably learn over time, that email marketing is probably THE most effective way of marketing online. That is, IF you do it the right way.

Here`s a couple of hints and tips that have worked for me:

I have a habit of signing up for safelists that offer free pro memberships to the first soso many members. I find that smaller safelists are most responsive. Once they reach around 1000 members or so, the actual opening and reading of mails seems to die off.

Think about what would make YOU open an email. What would grab YOUR attention? Try to make the subject both interesting and captivating, with just a touch of urgency.

Make sure your subject line isn`t misleading. That`s such a huge turnoff to most marketers. They open a mail with a great subject line, and find that it bears absolutely NO relevance to the mail itself. Not only will they most likely delete the mail right away, but they`ll probably remember who sent it, and never open mails from that person again.

Remember, if you`re going to use safelists for your email marketing, get a seperate email address for all the mail you`ll get from other members.

I probably have about 10 socalled กjunkmailก accounts, where I get all my safelist mails. I go through my mails every day, and yes, I do delete a lot of them right away.

Sometimes though, something catches my eye, and I take a closer look. If the subject line`s are interesting, I open them ALL. I find it`s a GREAT way of keeping on top of what`s happening in the world of internet marketing.

Now, if safelists are just NOT your cup of tea, you need to work out how to create a warm market, for your own personal use.

The best way of doing this, is by building your very own contact list. Whether you want to publish an ezine, or just create a mailing list is up to you, but make sure you do it properly. I personally find my contacts through chat. I go to as many chatrooms as I can find, and make sure my profile is uptodate and lets people know that I`m an online marketer.

That way, if people are interested in learning more about me, they`ve at least got a starting point, and from there, it`s pretty easy to get them to allow you to add them to your mailing list.

Don`t harvest email addresses, it`ll only end up in tears. Don`t buy mailing lists, no matter how cheap you can get them. Most of the lists that are for sale are made up of harvested email addresses. Harvested emails are by no means กoptinก and you can be pretty sure you`ll end up getting a spam complaint. It`s a surefire way of losing your isp, webhost or even both. Pure SPAM is the biggest nono out there.

No matter which way you decide to go, it`s going to be hard, mostly because of all the spam filters that are now in place. ISP`s are really cracking down on spammers. So much so, that even legitimate emails are getting filtered out.

I`ve gathered together a few sites that I find very helpful when I`m writing my ezine, and sending mails to safelists etc. It`s quite amazing to see what actually sets spam filters off. Take some time to go through it all. Bookmark the sites. If you`ve ever wondered if your mail is getting through, you can easily check, just by looking for the trigger words.

Here are a few sites/articles that show you some of the words that are considered to be spam triggers:

This one I absolutely love. It`s real fast, gives you a quick review of your mail onsite, and sends you an email with more information. I use it every time I send out a กmarketingก email of any kind.It`s most definitely one of the best กspamก checkers I`ve found.

Email marketing can be a lot of hard work, especially as, according to the averages, people need to see your offer AT LEAST 7 times before they กbiteก. Be consistent, get your mails out there, but also be responsible. The last thing on earth anybody wants, is to be accused of spam. Spam accusations can hurt both you AND the website/product/program you`re promoting.

Don`t be afraid to add a little กpersonalก touch to your emails, just don`t go totally overboard by telling people the ins and outs of your life…hehehe

Above all, enjoy what you do.

AnnaMarie Stewart Venton

AnnaMarie Stewart Venton publishes Not Just Another Ezine. An interactive online ezine full of marketing hints, tips and info. Win free advertising in her AdCash games. Visit for more information or mailto:[email protected]?subject=subscribe

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AnnaMarie Stewart Venton publishes Not Just Another Ezine at Dedicated to helping marketers succeed, and have a bit of fun at the same time. She also hosts weekly กGet To Know Each Otherก chats for all online marketers. Download your free Money Chatter Viral Marketing Tool here:

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This article was posted on June 03, 2003

by AnnaMarie Stewart Venton

Where Do YOU find Your Contacts?

Where Do YOU find Your Contacts?

by: AnnaMarie Stewart Venton

This is a question I have been asked over and over again. It`s quite simple to answer, too. I chat! That is basically all I do in my pursuit for getting contacts. I find people via chats, be it chat downloads, yahoo, get paid chats, msn messenger, any of them.

It`s personal, it`s friendly, people get to know each other so much better than through emails. I love to chat with other online marketers. It`s great for sharing hints, tips, ideas and information. Some of the people you meet seem to know so much more than you, and if you take the time, you can really learn a lot just by listening.

You can turn your contacts into joint venture partners, downline members, prospects etc. and it`s all mutual. My ezine came about through chat, just by listening to the wants and needs of other entrepreneurs like myself. I listened, and worked from what I heard. I`ve seen people start joint ventures, programs of their own and all sorts of good stuff, just through making chat friends. It is REALLY worth trying for yourself.

Sure, carry on with whatever promotional methods you are using right now, but try chatting with others on a personal level, find out what`s working for them and what`s not. You`ll be surprised by the results. I, personally, have found that I get much better results via chats than any other form of free advertising I`ve tried, and believe me, I`ve tried tons in my almost 4 years online.

Just remember to always be polite, never hype. Be honest, and most of all: Be Yourself. But anyway, in case you DO want to try your hand at chat, here`s a quick crashcourse in chat terminology:

Abbreviation Meaning

AFK Away from keyboard

ASAP As soon as possible

A/S/L? Age/sex/location?

BBIAB Be back in a bit

BBL Be back later

BBN Bye bye now

BBS Be back soon

B/F Boy friend

BRB Be right back

BTW By the way

CU See you

C U L8ER See you later

CYA See ya

FAQ Frequentlyask question(s)

FYI For your information

G/F Girlfriend

GGP Gotta go pee

GL Good luck

GMTA Great minds think alike

H&K Hug and kiss

IC I see

IM Immediate message

IMHO In my humble opinion

IMO In my opinion

JK Just kidding

JTLYK Just to let you know

KISS Keep it simple stupid

L8R Later

L8R G8R Later gator

LMAO Laughing my a** off

LOL Laughing out loud

MorF Male or female

NP or N/P No problem

OIC Oh, I see

OMG Oh my God

PM Private message

::POOF:: Goodbye (leaving the room)

QT Cutie

ROTFL Rolling on the floor laughing

ROTFLMAO Rolling on the floor laughing my a** off

ROTFLMBO Rolling on the floor laughing my butt off

RPG Roleplaying games

S^ Sกup whatกs up

SUP Whatกs up

TANSTAAFL There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch

TGIF Thank God itกs Friday

THX Thanks

TTFN TaTa for now

TTYL Talk to you later

TY Thank you

WB Welcome back

WTG Way to go!

YW You’re welcome

And there you have it, tons of chat abbreviations to get you started. It`s fun once you know how. AnnaMarie Stewart Venton


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About The Author

AnnaMarie Stewart Venton has been involved with online marketing for the past 4 years. She has done some extensive research and now feels able to help others with useful hints, tips and info. Hence the birth of กNot Just Another Ezineก, her weekly online publication.

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This article was posted on February 24, 2003

by AnnaMarie Stewart Venton