6 Tips for the Best Email Marketing campaign

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Email marketing is an incredibly powerful marketing tool to have in a company’s arsenal of marketing techniques, and should be an integral part of the overall marketing strategy of any business. However, very few companies are actually able to do what they need to master this technique. As a result, they lag behind and miss out on potential revenue growth. So, what’s the secret? Well, there really is no perfect formula, but there are certain things you can do to improve the results of your email marketing campaign. Please take a look at the following several six steps:

Make it Valuable Sending your customer an endless string of  useless information, will be forwarded to trash and marked as spam immediately. Instead, to make sure that the content of your emails is useful for your readers, offer something valuable. There can be links to helpful articles, a few valuable tips or coupons, interesting news about your new product issues, or events, organized by your company.

Be Consistent If you really want to reach your customers and create your brand image, you need to be consistent in your e-mail efforts. Do not just send a e-mail disorganized, spamming your potential customers with useless and irrelevant information. It is better to create an organized editorial calendar, in order to build a regular newsletter. Once such a newsletter, has been created, it can be send at least weekly.

Include a clear call to action It is a fact that people do what they say. Instead of hoping that your prospects will take action, tell them! Whatever the purpose of your e-mail address is, whether to sell a new product or service to get people to sign up for an event or webinar, use action words like “click here to buy now” or “signed today,” to encourage your readers to this goal.

Keep it simple and short. Nobody wants to spend their time to reading unexpected unfamiliar email. Creating an email marketing campaign, will catch your potential customer’s attention. So , make your content concise and clear for anybody to read and most important short. Try to explain your point in 2-3 sentences. Keep in mind that the majority of readers look only at the first or second sentences.

Perform the highest quality. You do not need to focus on every core products or service; you only need to explain what the best you think your customer will be interested to the most.

Keep it compatible. There are so many different operating systems and devices. No one knows what and how to retrieve and read. E-mail make sure you make your email acceptable within the most popular email services. Try to keep your content without pictures, as many programs automatically disable this option.
Remember, make it short, valuable, consistent and accessible.
Take a look at the following examples:
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Example 1. Invitation Email:

We invite you to visit our unique business platform, which allows you

  • Open your own branded online store
  • Increase your brand recognition, by being integrated with a community network
  • Run Daily Coupons promotions
  • Increase social awareness
  • Create professional business profile
  • Optimize professional search engines
  • SIGN UP

    Create intelligent social media marketing

 

Please proceed to the link glabex.com

Example 2: Conformation email

Thanks for joining Glabex. You have successfully signed up.

We’ve automatically generated the following Glabex username for you:

Username: Alex.D

You can change your username and password by going to your profile settings.

Now on to the fun part – sign in to Glabex and get started!

Enjoy,
Glabex


These simple tips will help you master this email marketing techniques and remove the mystery of great email marketing campaigns, you can turn your mediocre marketing campaigns and e-mail into a dynamic revenue-generating machine.

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Inbound Marketing

Inbound Marketing

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The term” Inbound “, means that instead of marketer reaching out to consumer, the trails of content are created such as blog posts, podcasts, PR releases, blog comments, educational material, answers to popular questions, videos, presentation etc. Through this content audience (internet users) can proceed to website/business.

Traditional marketing is a different story. It works other way around. In traditional marketing you find clients. This is more like pre-selling your product before your consumers even know that you are promoting them something.

There is a secret of Advertising which has been emphasized again and again by Advertising and PR experts such as David Ogilvy and Edward Bernays[1]. The less your advertisement looks like an advertisement the more chances it has of persuading your clients to buy the product which you are promoting. David Ogilvy mentioned that your advertisement must look like an editorial as people read editorials with much more interest than they read advertisement. So advertisers learn long ago that the best way to sell is not to sell or at least appear that you are not selling anything. (clever, right?)

Before asking your clients to purchase your product/service you have to build trust with them, educate, or provide useful information. This is the main idea behind Inbound Marketing. It more like a PR or brand building, it is kind of investing in your reputation and image.

The best part of this is that Inbound Marketing is not as expensive as buying an Ad during Super Bowl or paying to media digital companies. The only thing you are supposed to provide is your valuable time and some amount of money which is certainly nothing as compared to the amount spent on traditional methods of advertising.

There are a couple of examples of inbound marketing:

Blogging

Forums

Answering questions

Asking questions

Providing educational content (video, how to)

This article is sponsored by Glabex.com. Glabex offers clever advertising, online e-Commerce platforms and social collaboration. Most Glabex services are free, easy and fun to use! Enjoy doing business with Glabex!

Selling Online: How much will it Cost Me?

Selling Online: How much will it Cost Me?

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Whether you are running your own business or selling random useless stuff, you will be interested to review different online buying and selling platforms. We’re investigating the costs of selling on the four main portals you’re most likely to utilize.

Amazon fees: If you sell more than 40 products a month on Amazon, you need to buy a subscription which is a $39.99 monthly payment.  When an item sells, Amazon takes a 15% “referral fee” and $1.35 “closing fee”. Some products have even higher “referral” and “closing” fees. If you sell a $100 item, you receive $83.75.

eBay fees: eBay fees depend on your subscription. The listing fee for fixed-price items is $0.20 per item. The Final Value Fee depends on what you sell; it varies (Fixed Priced items) from 8% to 15%. If you sell a $100 item, you receive $90.

Glabex fees: There is no general fees to sell on Glabex. This site allows you to list your products for free or set up a professional store for just $0.99 a month. You get paid via Paypal, which takes 2.9% + $0.30 of the total collected fee. The most important part – if you don’t sell anything, you won’t pay a penny! If you sell a $100 item, you receive $96.80.

All fees displayed above reflect the portals fee structure as of August 23, 2012

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