25 October 2008, by A. Cedilla
Part 2 of 2
Admit it, we all like to look at our email stats, especially when we have good open rates and our list size is increasing. But if you notice that your list is growing smaller or your open rates have gone down, what do you do?
When your subscribers don’t open your emails anymore, it’s known as list fatigue. They’re not exactly unsubscribing, and yet they’re not opening your emails. Why is this happening? Without taking into account the bounces, here are some probable causes:
1. Perhaps they’re no longer interested in the subject of your emails. They may have new interests, and there’s not a whole lot you can do about that.
2. Are the spam filters catching your emails? Make sure you’re not using words that the filters think are spam. Do a search for the current list of spam words and find other ways to say the same thing.
Continue reading Dealing With List Fatigue
23 October 2008, by A. Cedilla
Part 1 of 2
After hearing the stories of people successfully creating a profitable business with opt-in lists, a bell rang in your head and you realize that you can also use this way to make money on the Internet.
After you’ve pored over dozens of articles on the subject and read expert advice, you finally decide to take the step and start an opt- list of your own. But how do you get started? And better yet, how do you build a list big enough to generate an income from?
It can be pretty nerve-wracking when you first start out. Questions bubble up: Do you need a web site? What about an opt-in form? Should you use an autoresponder service or a script on your own site? How should you format the messages? How many should you send a week? The list goes on and on.
The answers to a lot of these questions will depend heavily on how experienced you are on the Internet. If you have no knowledge of CGI or PHP then hosting your own script may not be an option. If you don’t know HTML or don’t have direct access to your on-line files, then editing your pages to insert the code for an opt-in form will be quite difficult.
Continue reading 3 Tips to Start Your Opt-In List
07 August 2008 by A. Cedilla
One of the fastest ways to earn money on the web today is affiliate marketing.
Among the various benefits it offers you is that you don’t have to spend time or shell out money researching and creating something new to sell (usually the most labor- and cost-intensive steps in any business undertaking). The product owner did it for you already.
Something you should bear in mind is: you still have to do some serious research yourself as to whether the there is a real market for the product you are looking to promote, and whether its selling price is fair and reasonable enough to attract a big customer base.
Once you’ve made up your mind and you settled on the product or service you want to promote, and checked out the affiliate program is to your taste, you should set up what is referred to as a squeeze page.
Continue reading The Art of the Squeeze
28 December 2007
A manual traffic exchange is a membership web site that allows you to view web pages selected by other members and allows other members to view web pages you select. In other words, a traffic exchange allows members to exchange traffic between their sites.
You can sign up as a free traffic exchange member or as a paid member with a monthly subscription. Once you sign up, you will have the opportunity to provide the URLs for several web pages of your choosing. You may also be able to include banner ads and text ads.
Continue reading How to Use Traffic Exchanges Effectively
01 December 2007
You know by now that you should be building an opt-in list. It’s one of the best ways to earn money on the Internet.
When you have a list, you can send members a newsletter with one or more interesting articles along with ads for products related to the topic of your list. The larger your list, the greater the positive response will be to your ads. And, the more money you will make.
Creating and managing an opt-in list involves a number of tasks, including:
* Defining an appropriate topic for your newsletter
* Implementing software or subscribing to an external opt-in list service
* Attracting potential list subscribers
* Preparing articles and ads to send to your list
In this article we’ll discuss an aspect of attracting subscribers by offering a free article or ebook. Continue reading Developing a Free Ebook to Attract Opt-In Subscribers