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Confessions Of An Info Junkie
I love the Internet! Information about any topic thatpiques my curiosity is just a few clicks away. Ezines onalmost any topic are available to all.
Yes, I have to admit it -- I Am An Info Junkie. It hasbecome an addiction. I subscribe to dozens of ezines and mybrowser's bookmark list is huge.
Today, I fired thirteen ezine publishers.
It was hard. I didn't want to let go of those threads toinformation sources, but they all made the same mistake.
Maybe you were one of the thirteen.
Maybe it wasn't just a mistake....
Signature Files: The Easy Way To Create More Business
If you do business as an affiliate, then you're constantly concerned with getting your name and your business information out there. You probably send a lot of e-mails, post on message boards, and submit articles to business e-zines. These are great techniques for making contacts, but are you taking full advantage of the visibility these forums create?
try something a little more descriptive and catchy, like:
Check out Manny's hot music publishing tips at
or one step further:
Manny can answer all your questions about music
Email Marketing Losing Its Effectiveness? The Alternative Is Desktop Marketing!
You've heard of email marketing, but it isn't what it used to be. With today's abundance of spam and even opt-in email solicitations, your messages are competing against hundreds of incoming messages daily. How are you ever supposed to stand out?
**There are 2 main problems with email marketing today.**
The first problem is that your email messages are hardly even opened. Even if your headline is compelling, the chances of your email message being read are close to nil....
Are You Backing Up Your BIGGEST Asset?
Have you ever accidentally lost an important file on your computer? Perhaps your computer crashed (again) or your cat sauntered over a dooming sequence of keys. Remember that little pang in your stomach you felt when you realized that file was gone for good?
OK, now imagine losing your entire e-zine subscriber list. Did that pang just get a bit more intense? (Ouch!)
Several Internet marketing gurus were recently asked the question, "If your office was burning down and you could save one thing, what would it be?...
Protect Yourself from Being Accused of Sending SPAM
Email is a vital part of doing business online, but are you setting yourself up for SPAM complaints? If you are accused of spamming, whether it's true or not, there are serious consequences that could potentially shut down your online business.
Are Your Emails CAN-SPAM Compliant?
Here is the link to the official Federal Trade Commission's webpage "The CAN-SPAM Act: Requirements for Commercial Emailers" that explains the CAN-SPAM law and how to comply.
Pay particular attention to the second paragraph:
"The law, which became effective January 1, 2004, covers email whose primary purpose is advertising or promoting a commercial product or service, including content on a Web site....
Could This Be The End of Sp^am?
The war on sp^am has so far been waged on two fronts:legislation to make sp^am illegal and filters that prevent sp^amreaching its destination.
But neither approach has worked.
Even if US anti-sp^am laws succeeded, they would notstop sp^am that originates outside the US.
As for sp^am filters, the sp^ammers are constantly devising newways to defeat them. The people who are really being affectedby the filters are web marketers with legitimate optin lists - howmany of your subscribers are receiving your newsletter?...
Lesson #5: Four Easy Ways to Kill Your Business Using Your Autoresponder... And How to Avoid Them
The importance of building an opt-in list over spamming (a. k.a., using unsolicited commercial email) is something that I can never stress enough. You must avoid it at all costs!
That and more can kill your business!
NEVER use your autoresponder for spamming in any way. You can lose your account, pay fines, get locked out from your ISP, lose your website and, above all, get jail time.
It's a serious matter that must never be overlooked. Sure, you may stumble onto someone who says they can help you spam without getting caught....
All I Really Needed to Know About List Building I Learned From Stephen King!
I have always been an avid reader of Stephen King's writings overthe years, he's one of the few authors that I can safely say I have read everything he has written. Granted, I am a coupleof years behind, but I do manage to catch up as I getthe time and opportunity to read him.
Most of his work is pure fluff or entertainment but some ofhis writings (Different Seasons comes quickly to mind) is someof the Best Writing America has produced in the last 50 yearsor so. In the same light, (in my humble opinion) Stephen King is one of the best writers America has produced in the last 50 years....
Gartner estimates that half of the 5.5 trillion emails sent in 2001 was business related.
Email has already taken over as the businesses' main communication channel. What most people have failed to learn is, manners online is more important than basic social manners. In front of the monitor, your audience would not be able to judge you on your new Hugo Boss suit, your body scent, tone of your voice, nor the little gestures. Good language skills and proper email guidelines are important to ensure that your message gets across....
Achieve Success With Your Own Money - Making Newsletter
To be successful with a newsletter, you have to specialize and make it your own. Your best bet will be with new information on a subject not already covered by an established newsletter, or at least your interpretation of existing subject matter.
Regardless of the frustrations involved in launching your own newsletter, never forget this truth: There are people from all walks of life, in all parts of the world, many of them with no writing ability whatsoever, who are making incredible profits with their newsletter....
Newsletter Template: Should You Use Them?
There is currently a huge demand online for newsletter templates. In fact, if you are a graphic designer looking for some new work to do, you should really think about creating some newsletter template and selling them on your site!
Presently, most companies have there own website, that is not necessarily making them that much money, so they are trying to find other ways to increase there revenues online. They have asked around to find out that there is a lot of money to be made with free mailing lists on a site, so they are looking to start one....
What Do Your E-Mail Messages Say About You?
There probably isn't a business person alive who hasn't at one time or another experienced total frustration along with an inability to resolve a difficult business situation via e-mail. Sometimes without giving it much thought an e-mail is sent in anger. But angry, rude communication is not the way to win your case. In fact, for the most part, people will turn away and won't even hear what you're saying.
Catch More Flies With Honey Than Vinegar!
I am in no way implying a Pollyanna attitude, for that is the furthest thing from my mind....
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