10 Points To A Successful Email Campaign 10/05/2012
Marketing your business is a big job. You need to have techniques and methods that allow you to target your customers and clients in a way that fires them up for what you have to offer. Email marketing can be an excellent tool for your marketing strategy if you know how to use it. Here are some good tips to get you going.
1. Emphasize the benefits of your product or service whenever possible. Subscribers will want to know what's in it for them, so tell them--in the subject line, in your links, and in your content. Your subscribers will be much more interested in your message if they feel that it can help them in some way.
2. Once you have the format of your email marketing messages set up, you should check it on multiple email clients. In the same way that different browsers can display web pages differently, a strange email client may show your message in an unexpected fashion. Make use of all of the popular free email clients and ensure that your message is going to appear properly on them.
3. Build your mailing list one person at a time. Start by asking your largest customers to sign up and recommend you to their friends. Word of mouth is the best form of recommendation and you will gain much more business this way as well as have a larger, targeted email list to market your products to.
4. Timing your emails can be of great importance if you want to get the highest open rates. Try to send your mailings at times of the day when people are less busy, such as weekends, evenings, or even early in the morning before the workday starts. Many people are just too busy during the workday to open emails and they may get tossed if too many build up.
5. Consider using text emails instead of graphically intense HTML emails for your campaign. You may be thinking that the graphics will engage your reader more, but it's usually not the case. Many people today have trained themselves to delete emails with lots of imagery, assuming they are spam. As well, those images often trigger spam filters, meaning your message is never received by some people on your email list!
6. Make a plan and follow it religiously. Rushed email messages have mistakes, which are bad for business because they come across as unprofessional at best and actual spam at worst. Set a schedule for writing your copy, having second and third parties proofread and edit it and then sending it out.
7. When you are building an effective email marketing campaign, you need to have the proper sign-up forms on your company website. Make sure you have them on every page, and also make sure that they are in the proper locations on your site pages. This is key to getting the customers to sign up.
8. Make it easy to unsubscribe. Make the unsubscribe link clearly visible in your email, allowing someone to stop getting email marketing. This way you are less likely to get reported for sending spam. Also, if someone has unsubscribed, don't make the mistake of continuing to send them email: that is likely to cause them to complain.
9. One great email marketing tip that your subscribers are sure to appreciate is a Happy Birthday email. Whenever you are collecting information from your opt in subscribers, be sure to include a date of birth field so that you can send them a nice birthday message when that day arrives.
10. Be sure to utilize welcome emails in your email marketing campaign. Welcome emails have the highest open rates, which means getting customers to open and read them. You capture your customer's attention when they are most interested, right after they sign up, so use your welcome email to thank them for subscribing, give them some important information and start to form a relationship with them.
Email marketing can be a great opportunity to reach your clients and customers. If you implement the tips that this article has given you, you are likely to notice that your target market is more satisfied. Use the tips here to create a solid email marketing plan that ultimately raises your profits. Before leaving the site today, I encourage you to browse the opportunities here. Who knows, something might peak your interest. That's all for now, "Enjoy Your Coffee"
"And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." John 17:3
In order to fully understand what eternal life is, it is helpful to understand what it is not. Eternal life is not living forever. Everyone lives forever in either heaven or hell. Also, eternal life is not living forever in the blessings of heaven as opposed to being tormented in hell.
John 3:36 and 5:24 show that eternal life is a present tense possession of the believer.
Here, Jesus defines eternal life as knowing God the Father and Jesus Christ.
As we have already discussed, the word "know" is speaking of intimacy instead of mere intellectual knowledge. Therefore, eternal life is having an intimate, personal relationship with God the Father and Jesus the Son.
According to John 3:16, this intimacy with God is what salvation is all about. Forgiveness of our sins is not the point of salvation: intimacy with the Father is. Of course, Jesus did die to purchase forgiveness for our sins because unforgiven sins block us from intimacy with God. Sin was an obstacle that stood between us and God. It had to be dealt with and it was. Anyone who views salvation as only forgiveness of their sins and stops there, is missing out on eternal life.
Salvation is intended to be the way to come back into harmony with God.
Instead, it is often presented as the way to escape the problems of this life and the judgment of hell later.
Most non-believers are so occupied with their "hell on earth" that they don't really think or care about their eternal future. They are fed up with religion and are looking for something that will fill the emptiness inside.
Only intimate relationship (eternal life) with our Father can do that. Chew on that for a while, and I'll talk to you again on Friday. "Enjoy Your Coffee"
When you know someone, their moral and ethical beliefs. How they treat others around them and themselves. How they conduct their lives, personal and business. What they want out of life and how they plan to get it. What they have tried and how that worked for them. Their "WHY"? Why IS what they want important to them? What will they do when they have what they want?
What it will feel like, what it will look like, what can they do with it, how can it benefit others?
During the process of you getting to know others they get to know you and your core values. You both learn to know, like and trust each other. You both learn what each other does for his lifestyle. Then you may get involved with each other in business. That is the marketing side of building relationships.
When done this way you will have a strong lasting team made up of like minded friends. This works for all not just one and it is easy to duplicate. This is a lot of fun as well.
This type of marketing is all about making a friend first. That in itself is a win. When a friend becomes a business partner from your efforts, you have a long term business partner. That is a win win. Now you and your new business partner work together and help each other create the lifestyle you each want. That is a win win win! Power with all the people.
Now you and your partner are ready to build your futures. You simply repeat the formula as many times as you want to get what you all want by working together. That is true RM. that is the best way for everyone to get what they want and keep it long term. That creates a wonderful success journey.
This methods of marketing will be different with different people at different levels.
That is why it is important to get to know each other first.
You learn each other's strong points and weaknesses. Then you can compensate and complement each other. That is so powerful when you implement it in your plan. When you do your marketing this way you create long term, lasting friendships as well as very strong lifestyles for many people including you.
Relationship Marketing is about being willing to giving your hand in guidance expecting nothing in return. Reciprocation is often a natural occurrence. That is when you know it is all worthwhile, you have a friend. Do it again, it feels better each time you make a new friend. Remember it is a hand up not a hand out, that lasts longer. This method of marketing can create lifelong friendships if you let it.
You will feel so good when you do this, you will be eager to do it again and again. Then you will teach others by example to do the same as you using RM as your professional guide line. This builds a strong force, a bond, each caring for the other.
True Relationship Marketing successes will be enjoyed each time someone you guided on their journey repeats what you did for them. "Enjoy Your Coffee"
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16:33
Jesus said we would have tribulation. He did not say that He was the one bringing the tribulation or what the tribulation would be, but He said it would come. Then He made the amazing statement that in the midst of tribulation we were to be of good cheer.
Tribulations exist because there is a battle between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of the devil. When we operate in faith, God is able to grant us such victory that we are actually better off because of the battle. It's just like when a army goes to war. If they win, they gain spoils. But if they embrace their enemy because of the spoils they were expecting to receive, they will be killed instead of blessed. First, you have to fight and win the war and then, and only then, will the spoils be available. The enemy doesn't come to be a blessing, but a blessing can be obtained from the enemy if we are victorious.
Likewise, tribulations and adversities are not blessings from God. They are attacks from the enemy intended to steal the Word of God out of our lives. No man should say that the temptation came from God, for God is not the one who tempts any man (Jas. 1:13).
If problems were what perfected us, then most Christians would have been perfected long ago and those who experienced the greatest problems would be the greatest Christians. However, that's not the way it is. God's Word is given to us to make us perfect, and thoroughly furnished unto every good work (2 Tim. 3:17). God's Word does not need to be supplemented with problems to accomplish its work. "Enjoy Your Coffee" By Andrew Wommack
"If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." John 15:19
We should not think it is strange to be persecuted. "All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution" (2 Tim. 3:12). We can actually rejoice because we are being persecuted for Jesus' sake, and the Lord will be with us in the midst of the persecution. When we stand before Him, there will be more than ample reward.
Persecution is a token that those persecuting you are under conviction. They realize that they are not living what your words or actions are advocating and in self defense, they attack you, who they perceive is the source of their conviction. If you understand this, it makes persecution much easier to take. They aren't just mad at you; they are convicted. When the gospel is presented in the power of the Holy Spirit, there will always be either revival or riot, but not indifference.
In the midst of persecution, Satan will try to convince us that the strife is all our fault. If he succeeds, then we back down and the pressure is off his followers. However, Jesus suffered continual rejection and persecution, yet we know that the problem was not with Him, but with those who rejected Him.
Jesus makes it clear that persecution is an inevitable part of living a godly life, so that we will not fall prey to introspection and self-condemnation when rejection comes. If our sinless Savior was rejected, then certainly we will be too. Don't feel guilty or condemned when persecution comes. The Word strips people of the disguises they have been hiding their sins behind, and the result is persecution. "Enjoy Your Coffee" by Andrew Wommack
If you have been involved in the affiliate marketing business for some time, you should be aware of the importance of having your own list of subscribers. Having your own list of subscribers will enable you to do the following things:
Building good relationship with your customers
Recommending good products or resources to them
Providing them with good content and information
To start growing your own list of subscribers, you will want to make use of the squeeze page. The squeeze page can be defined as a simple one page website which only focus on collecting the visitors details like first name and email address.
The squeeze page should have attention grabbing headline and it should list down the benefits that your visitors will get if they give you their details to join your list. If you are driving targeted traffic to your squeeze page and you are providing relevant content, some visitors will join your list to get more information from you.
Once your list starts to grow bigger and you are constantly communicating with your subscribers, you will be able to get more response from your list whenever you send an email to them. This will enable you to make money on demand. Having your own responsive list ensures that you will be able to make consistent income from your affiliate marketing business.
You will want to start focusing on giving consistent values to your subscribers so that they will trust you and they will be more responsive to your email and offer. When you are just starting out, you might not be getting the results as fast as you wanted as it takes time to build relationship with your list. Focus on giving values and your subscribers will soon purchase the products that you are recommending.
Having your own squeeze page will enable you to get your whole business progressing in the right direction. You can get your whole business started with less than US$50. The cost are below:
- Domain name which will cost US$10 yearly
- Professional Hosting account which will cost US$10 monthly
- Professional autoresponder account which will cost US$20 monthly
Thus, you should be aware that the monthly maintenance of this business is only US$30 monthly when you are just starting your business. As your list gets bigger, the cost for your autoresponder account will become more expensive. But this should not be any problem if you are providing consistent values to your subscribers as they will purchase the products that you recommend which will cover the cost.
If you did not have a squeeze page, please start to create your own squeeze page as soon as possible so that you will be able to start building your own list of subscribers which provides you with long term consistent income. I encourage you to stay a while, check out the programs and opportunities. For more information and similar subjects click on my name.
That's all for now "Enjoy Your Coffee"
"Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit." John 15:2
This purging has been interpreted in many ways. The illustration that Jesus is using is one of pruning; therefore, some have said this purging is a very painful process where the Lord cuts and slashes us through things like sickness, death, poverty, and other forms of tragedy so that eventually we will bear more fruit. This teaching not only promotes problems as being good, but necessary, if we want to bear more fruit.
That thinking is not consistent with the rest of God's Word or even the context of this verse. The text makes it very clear that the purging that Jesus speaks of is done through the Word that He has spoken unto us.
Paul said in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 that God's Word was given to us "for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." That is God's method of pruning us, and He doesn't need the devil's help. His word will make us "perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
That is not to say that we cannot learn through tragedy: but God has a better way. If we mistakenly think that God is bringing tragedy into our lives to make us more fruitful, then we'll not resist the tragedies and they will not flee from us. All of us will learn by hard knocks, but the man who welcomes them with wide open arms will suffer greatly and be far behind the man who lets God's Word have His perfect work in him. "Enjoy Your Coffee" by Andrew Wommack
Andrew, a businessman in his early 30's, is developing a relationship with Ann that may well lead to marriage. Both are deeply committed to Christ. When Andrew brought Ann in for counseling, I learned that four years ago she lost her virginity when a persuasive "friend" took advantage of her.
Since then, Satan — that great "accuser of our brothers… " — has had a field day with Ann as she has suffered from unimaginable guilt, self-recrimination, and low self-esteem, (Revelation 12:10b). After listening to her story, I felt compelled to share the following principles and Scriptures with her:
1. When we confess and forsake our sins, God forgives and forgets:
"He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy… I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more… If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared." (Proverbs 18:13; Isaiah 43:25; Psalm 130:3, 4) (See 1 John 1:9; 2:1, 2)
"He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust." (Psalm 103:10-14)
2. God's grace is not a license to continue in sin:
"What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means!… You… were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature… Jesus… asked her, 'Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?' 'No one, sir,' she said. 'Then neither do I condemn you,' Jesus declared. 'Go now and leave your life of sin.'" (Romans 6:1, 2a; Galatians 5:13; John 8:10, 11)
After sharing the Scriptures, we prayed together, claiming and appropriating His forgiveness, healing and inner peace. The next day I received a call informing me that for the first time in years, Ann was free of guilt and was filled with joy.
QUESTION: Are you carrying around unnecessary guilt for your past sins? If so, accept His promised forgiveness, appropriate His grace, (which has already been given you), and experience His freedom. Today. "Enjoy Your Coffee"
Facts of the Matter: Daily Devotionals.
"And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;" John 14:16
Remember that Jesus was saying these things to His disciples so that they would not be offended. Jesus is speaking to His disciples about the Holy Spirit, who is the Comforter. The ministry of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer is the front line of defense against the devil and his devices of defeat. The phrase, "The God of all comfort" carries the idea of a divine comforter who encourages, refreshes, strengthens, aids, assists, and is an ever present help in the time of need. The ways that God chooses to comfort are not always the same. He may deliver you or remove the cause of the affliction, or He may comfort you with words giving you a hope for the future. He also uses people to share their faith with you by prophesying. He sends fellow-laborers to serve and strengthen you by the ministry of the Word, and uses the body of Christ as a channel to comfort you, using prayer.
The point is that the source of all comfort is God, no matter what channel He chooses to use.
In 2 Corinthians 12:9, God revealed to Paul that His strength is made perfect in our weakness. Paul, who had experienced God's comfort in a way that perhaps no other man has, now reveals how the Lord accomplished this. It was through the power of the Holy Spirit. True Christianity is not the absence of trials, but the strength and comfort of Jesus through the Holy Spirit, that will bring us through to the other side.
Even a strong metal container with a vacuum inside will be crushed just by normal atmospheric pressure. But that same container, with an equal or greater amount of pressure inside, will be just fine. Likewise, an individual who is void of God's comfort inside will be crushed by the pressures of this life. But a believer who takes advantage of the comfort available to him through the Holy Spirit, can withstand anything. Victory is not dependent on the pressures without, but rather on the comfort within. "Enjoy Your Coffee" by Andrew Wommack
"In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you." John 14:2
This is Jesus' last teaching to His disciples before His crucifixion. Jesus' disciples were about to go through the greatest test of their faith that they had ever encountered. Jesus said that He was saying these things so His disciples would not be offended. Jesus was preparing them for what was to come. Why then speak of preparing them a mansion in heaven? The reason for this was to comfort the disciples and help them put things in perspective. In 1 Thessalonians 4:18, Paul tells us to comfort one another with words about being gathered unto the Lord in the air. Paul said again, "I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us" (Rom. 8:18). Someday, all of our trials will seem like nothing and this can be a great comfort to us now.
Also, when we think about being with the Lord through all eternity, it helps us to put things in proper perspective. It is easy to get fearful about our problems and think all is lost. However, for those of us who are born again, if worse comes to worse, we still have the promise of Jesus wiping all the tears from our eyes and preparing a habitation for us where all our former sorrows will have passed away. This keeps us from despairing and makes us much stronger in our faith.
In heaven, there are many dwelling places and Jesus is preparing one for us.
The thing that is going to make heaven "heaven" is the fact that we will be with Jesus. No doubt, there will be things to see and do that will be wonderful, but nothing will compare to being with the one who loved us and died for us. A preoccupation with the details of what things will be like in heaven is missing the point. "Enjoy Your Coffee" by Andrew Wommack
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