WWWHelper

Small Business Resource Center

Print This Page


Site Menu

FYI...

Securing Your Online Business With Internet Security
securing your online business with internet security:
Today, businesses are taking advantage of the Internet to market and sell their products and services. It is now considered a necessity for businesses to integrate the Internet in their operations in order to effectively compete with other businesses and become the best. The Internet offers ma...

Marketing Your Small Online Business
marketing of your online business:
Are you a small business owner who runs an online business? If you are, are you currently satisfied with your business's profits? Even if you are happy with the money that you are currently making, you may be looking to make even more. If you are, you may want to examine the marketing tactics that...

Advantages of a Having Your Own Small Business Blog
Good Reasons Why You Should Have A Blog On Your Small Business Web Site:
A blog has become one of the most popular ways to communicate with internet users. Research indicates that people prefer to read blogs over reviews as it gives them a personal opinion about issues, products and services. Having your own blog gives you a unique medium to speak out and interact with...

Do You Want To Start Making Money Online? - Start With A Blog!
starting an internet business on a shoe-string budget:
Many people who want to start making money online face one common challenge - lack of money to get started. Starting an online business requires that you have a website, and it can be quite expensive to get a website set up. This is where a blog comes in! If you are starting an internet busin...

Small Biz Tip Category: Marketing
 
Small Biz Tip Menu
 
Blog Home ]   [ Announcements ]   [ Blogging ]   [ Home Business ]   [ Kick Start ]   [ Marketing ]   [ Tips And Ideas ]   [ Web Site Mgmt. ]   [ What Is... ]   [ All In Order ] 
 
Search Blog ]  ]   [ Add to Technorati Favorites ]   [ Subscribe To Raw XML file ] 
 

"Effective Email Marketing"


There are no comments shared for this Small Biz Tip.

Click here to be the first to share your comments for this Small Biz Tip.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Email marketing is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of Internet advertising. This is because there are many distinct advantages to the concept of email marketing. However, email marketing does have some disadvantages as well. In this article we will examine the advantages and disadvantages of email marketing and will also provide some insight into how to plan and execute an effective email marketing campaign.


Email marketing certainly has a set of unique advantages over other types of marketing both online and offline. Perhaps one of the most significant advantages to email marketing is the ability to reach a worldwide audience with minimal effort. It is certainly possible to reach a worldwide audience with other types of advertising but traditional types of advertising such as television, radio and the print media are not nearly as effective for reaching potential customers around the world all at once.

Another major advantage to email marketing is it is extremely affordable. This is significant because there are many other types of marketing, including Internet marketing, which are significantly more expensive than email marketing. The costs associated with email marketing are minimal. Ideally you will already have a list of email recipients who are interested in your products and services so there is no cost associated with obtaining a list of email addresses. Additionally the cost to send out emails is minimal and can be considered part of your regular operating costs. All of these factors already make email marketing extremely cost effective.

However, there is some cost involved in email marketing. Primarily this is the costs associated with writing the advertisements and creating any graphics which will accompany the email advertisements. This will require hiring a writer to write the copy for the advertisement and a designer to create and implements the graphics. The cost of these services will vary pretty widely but in general you will pay more for writers and designers with more experience. This is because these writers and designers are expected to be able to produce a higher quality of work than those with less experience could produce.

The most obvious disadvantage to email marketing is the possibility of having your email marketing viewed as spam. This is a very important problem because it could prove to be quite costly in terms of the profit margin for your business. Each day Internet users are bombarded with unsolicited emails serving as advertisements. This problem has reached epic proportions and the abundance of spam infiltrating the email boxes of innocent Internet users has to be cautious and suspicious about any email they receive which is unsolicited and appears to be promoting a particular product or service.

Emails which contain subject lines or content which appear to be similar to spam may be automatically transferred to a spam email folder by the email system. Emails which are not automatically deleted may be deleted without being opened simply because the recipient does not recognize the sender of the email. Both of these problems can result in essentially wasted time for the business owner because the recipients are not even viewing the emails advertising the products and services offered by the business. Additionally, they may result in complaints being lodged against the company for being a purveyor of spam.

Now that you understand the advantages and disadvantages of email marketing, you might wonder how you can maximize the advantages to use email marketing to your advantage. The most important factor to consider is your email distribution list. This should consist of former customers who have expressed a desire to receive emails with information and advertisements as well as potential customers who have also expressed interest in more information.

The content of the emails should also be carefully considered. They should certainly highlight the products and services you offer but should do so without appearing to be a hard sales pitch. A writer with experience in writing this type of copy should be able to assist you in providing insightful and accurate copy which also entices the reader to find out more about your products and services. Finally your emails should provide the readers with a call to action. This should be a statement urging the reader to take a specific action such as making a purchase or researching a product.

Provided By: Ray Plumlee
Website Address Not Provided



This Small Biz Tip Entry Viewed 5,605 Times
The PermaLink for this Small Biz Tip is:
Effective Email Marketing
 
Small Biz Tip Menu
 
Blog Home ]   [ Announcements ]   [ Blogging ]   [ Home Business ]   [ Kick Start ]   [ Marketing ]   [ Tips And Ideas ]   [ Web Site Mgmt. ]   [ What Is... ]   [ All In Order ] 
 
Search Blog ]  ]   [ Add to Technorati Favorites ]   [ Subscribe To Raw XML file ] 
Go To Top Of Page