Is Your List Wise Enough

Allow me to introduce my readers to a cool site called List Wise, if you are into email marketing and list building this will be of use to you.

Recently the number of  email list brokers has risen and with it the amount of good for nothing email lists purchased through them.

When you acquire new lists, you very rarely know exactly what percentage of the addresses will bounce or be invalid. List brokers will tell you that they are all double opt in and clean, you should however know better. As seasoned email marketers are aware, the cost of sending to non existent and out of date in-boxes is very costly.

List Wise is a very simple tool that will clean your lists, get rid of duplicates and potential bounces, thus giving you a clean, fresh list that you can use for all your email marketing needs.

If you send bulk email to many invalid, non-existent & bouncing addresses then your mail servers, content, as well as all IP’s associated with the campaign could end up being black listed.

Sending good emails to bad lists is worse than sending bad emails to good lists. List wise have gained valuable insight into cleaning lists and maintaining their quality.

Your number one priority as an email marketer is to get the email delivered to their inbox, don’t let the poor list quality of your customers kill the reputation of your IP’s, and destroying your business.

List wise has a free sign up option which allows you to clean up 100 emails for no cost, so it is worth taking a look today.

This subject is also covered in my product http://essentialmarketingtoolkit.com

 

 

email Discussion Lists Get Involved

Get Free Advertising By Participating In email Discussion Lists

Posting messages to email discussion lists is a
great way to get free advertising. An email
discussion list is a group of people connected
together via email that can communicate with
one another. When you post a message to a list
include your signature file at the end. Your signature
file should be no more than 5 to 6 lines. Include
an attention getting sentence why they should
visit your web site or email your auto responder.
Try to select list’s that are archived because your
signature file will be viewed for years to come.

Email discussion lists are highly targeted. There
are thousands of discussion lists with thousands
of different subjects. You can usually subscribe
to these lists by sending an email or by filling out
a web form. You want to subscribe to one that
would be related to your target audience. If you
are selling books about marketing, you would
want to post to lists were business people and
marketers would congregate.

Before posting to any email discussion list, read
the FAQ or rules first. They will tell you what
kinds of posts are allowed. Read the messages
for a few days before posting your message to
see what type of messages are being posted. If
the list is archived you could read the older
messages. If you want to make sure, you could
email the list moderator. Never post messages
that are unrelated to the list’s subject.

There are many different types of messages you
could post to the email discussion list. You
could post an informative comment or article that
would interest the other list members. Post a
question on the discussion list that you would like
answered. You could answer another person’s
question on the list. When you post and answer
questions you will become know as an expert
and meet other experts on the list.

Taming email

 Useful Strategies For Taming Your Email

It’s a problem that all Internet Marketers experience: Information Overload.  Every day there’s something “new” or “urgent” pulling our attention away from our main goal:  Growing our business.  One major time-sucking culprit is email, and taming email inbox has become a necessity in getting things done each day.

Maximise Your Online Productivity

Marketing on the Internet has become a crowded arena, and it’s essential that you use each minute wisely to maximize your productivity.  While email has made it super-simple to keep in touch with colleagues or JV partners, it’s also opened the floodgates to all kinds of unimportant email that get past our spam filters — newsletters, free reports, and the next best income opportunity.  For many, email has become an unmanageable time sucker.

6 Strategies for Taming Your Email Inbox

1.  Limit Your Exposure

I used to check my email constantly, in fear that I might miss something really important.  In the process, I wasted a good part of my day in this unproductive activity.  I’ve found that it’s best to set a limit on the time you’ll spend reading email and stick to it.  No exceptions.  Once or twice per day is more than enough time to check emails.  There’s very little that can’t “wait ‘til morning.”

2.  Set Up Multiple Email Accounts

While this may seem counter intuitive, hear me out.   I really started streamlining my email access when I opened up a second and third Gmail account for my business.

I restrict my contacts in my primary account to only those that have a direct impact on my business:  Lead and sale notifications, mentors, and potential JV partners. This account is most important for my business bottom-line; as a result, I check these emails most often, once in the morning and once in the evening.

I use my 2nd email account for things like newsletters or blogs to which I subscribed, news from product vendors and other company business.  I check these emails once every few days.

The third email account is for “junk emails”, such as those you receive when you sign up for Free Classifieds or List Builders.  These are emails I rarely if every read, but by opening a separate Gmail account I am able to keep my primary inbox clean.

3.  Set Up Folders to Organize Your Messages

We all receive emails that don’t require immediate action, but want to save for future reference.  In these cases, it’s essential to create Folders.  In Gmail, you can set up an unlimited number of Folders, listed alphabetically on the sidebar next to your inbox.  Once click on the Folder and you have immediate access to your saved messages.  Yet, your inbox remains organised and uncluttered with messages that serve you no immediate purpose.

4.  Utilise Your Email Filters and Archive Features

Most email providers offer some kind of filtering mechanism for keeping emails organized.  In Gmail, you can apply filters to incoming messages that will label your email according to your instructions.  Even more useful, you can automatically have an incoming email moved to an appropriate folder for later reading, keeping your inbox clean.

5.  Segment Your Email

Gmail has recently rolled out a system for prioritizing your email, called Priority Inbox.  Google actually tracks your email habits, which emails you open most often and begins to prioritize these emails as “important”.  As more email messages come in, you can tell Google when something is inappropriately labeled and Google will “learn” your preferences.

In this way, your Priority Inbox will ultimately reflect your most important and useful messages.  Although it’s still in testing mode, Priority Inbox bears watching as another useful feature of Google Mail.

6.  Housecleaning

Email numbers pile up over time; a subscription here, an inquiry there.  All of a sudden, your once organized email inbox becomes, once again, unmanageable.  What can you do?

Once every month or so, I do a complete “housecleaning” of my account inboxes.

I go through the email I receive with a sharp-edged knife, and I “cut out” (i.e. unsubscribe) from any emails that are no longer serving a positive experience in my life.  Be ruthless in this effort and you can do wonders in limiting the amount of useless email you receive.

By using these strategies for taming your email inbox, you can potentially add hours to each day, just by eliminating the necessity for going through useless and unproductive emails.  Instead, this time can be used on Income Producing Activities for your business, and greatly improve your bottom-line.