Oct 11

Creative and Profitable Ways to Use Autoreponders

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An interested visitor who has been strolling through your site has finally come to just what she is looking for and is about to make a purchase. It’s a sunny afternoon, and
her cat, who happens to be sitting on the moss under the visitor’s large fifty-year-old snow-rose bonsai tree, suddenly jumps down, and the priceless tree topples over.

In the blink of an eye, your visitor exits your site, and your sale is dust – unless you have had the foresight to utilize an autoresponder that has captured her email address. If you have installed an autoresponder, you can then follow-up with her, and in all probability, make the sale when the poor woman has finished repotting her precious bonsai.

Autoresponders are remarkable, versatile programs that do so much more than just automatically answer your email. Here are a few ideas that will help you to creatively and productively use your autoresponder to transform the casual visitor into a profitable customer. Use your autoresponder to:

1. Publish a newsletter. Certain quality autoresponders will manage subscriptions and follow-up with interested prospects. Your newsletter can keep your visitors informed
about your services or products, while building your reputation as a credible expert in your particular business.

2. Publish a newsletter only for your affiliates. Inform them of current sales you are running and of promotional material that your affiliates can use themselves to
increase their commissions. Include tips, advice, and techniques that your affiliates can use to successfully go out and promote your business.

3. Write reviews. Cover books, software, music, e-books, movies, etc., and put each review in an autoresponder. Review your affiliate programs, using a link to your affiliate’s page in your autoresponder.

4. Distribute your articles. Writing and distributing targeted articles is a powerful tool to build your business credibility, bring traffic to your site, and increase your sales potential. If your articles contain valuable information, many editors will print what is known as a
resource box for you. A resource box contains your bio and a brief description of your service or product. It can also contain your autoresponder address. Let’s say you’ve
written fifty articles. Put them on separate autoresponder accounts and create a master list that contains the titles of each article, the autoresponder address, and a brief abstract. Then promote your master list. Additionally, include your publishing guidelines so your affiliates can add their articles to your list, increasing the number of writers who are represented in your article list.

5. Create mailing lists. Inform subscribers to your articles when you’ve written new ones that they may want to publish in their own newsletter or website.

6. Automate your sales process. Use an ad to insure repeated exposure of your message, which has been proven to effectively increase sales. In your ad, put your autoresponder address where a visitor will be exposed to numerous marketing materials. This multiplies the chances of converting visitors into customers. For example, if you’re selling a particular product, put testimonials about how spectacular it is on your autoresponder, and add a detailed, enticing description of your product.

7. Distribute advertising. Let’s say you sell advertising on your website or in your newsletter or e-zine. Set your autoresponder to send the information about rates and how
to place an ad automatically to all prospects’ email addresses. Then have your autoresponder follow-up. It can also send notification of any special deals you are
currently offering.

8. Distribute an email course. Each day, have your autoresponder send out another lesson. Just be sure that each lesson has quality content – not a sales pitch. Your
content will do the selling for you, and will do it much more effectively. You can include tips centered on a different topic for each lesson, illustrating how your product will benefit the reader. Include the tangible benefits the visitor will reap by purchasing your product.
Make sure to include a paragraph or two at the end of each lesson enticing your prospect to consider making a purchase.

9. Automate a reminder about your service or product after a visitor has completed your course. This will increase the possibility of sales from visitors who have taken your
course but are dragging their feet about actually making a purchase. You can also use these reminders to promote new products or services, and the products and services of your affiliate programs.

10. Distribute free reports. This gives your visitor an idea of the type of information you can provide and the quality of your product or service. Make sure these reports are not sales letters or you will more than likely lose a potential customer than gain a sale.

11. Create trivia quizzes on your site and place the answers in an autoresponder. Your visitor will then be motivated to request your autoresponder, and you will have a record of the visitors’ email addresses who took your quiz. Or create a contest and have any visitors that enter send their responses to your autoresponder. Your autoresponder can be set-up to send them a confirmation of their entry.

12. Offer a trial version of your product. Give your prospects a sample of your ebook, course, software, membership, etc. People who are exposed to a little taste often end up wanting the whole pie. You can also capture their email addresses when you offer them a free trial from your website. Set up your autoresponder to give instructions on how to obtain their free trial, and then make sure to follow-up to try and close the sale.

13. Link to hidden pages on your autoresponder. For example, a hidden page could be your affiliate page that contains graphics, promotional articles, and text links that interested affiliates can make use of. Inform visitors that they may have free access to your affiliate page by simply requesting your autoresponder. You will then gather
a list of visitors who may be interested in becoming your affiliates.

14. Use an autoresponder on your order page. Post a request form for visitors to be notified of special offers or discounts in the future. This creates a very effective
mailing list that contains the names of people who are already your customers.

15. Put your links page on your autoresponder. It should contain up to fifty links that would be of particular interest to your visitors. Make sure to add your own promotional copy at the top or bottom of this page.

Now that you have proof that autoresponders can be used creatively, see if you can come up with some brilliant ideas of your own!

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Apr 05

Using Auto-responders To Automate Your Online Affiliate Business

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Making a great living as an affiliate marketer is becoming more and more possible for the average person – regardless of expertise or education.

What’s more it is possible to entirely automate the process of selling online from following up with your prospects through to product sale, delivery and beyond.

Remember, the affiliate sale and after sales process, including support and product delivery are covered by the merchant or product owner. So, if you are an affiliate marketer you can forget about that aspect of your business. This part is already automated as far as you are concerned.

What’s left then? Well, skipping over how you will get visitors to visit your website, there is the small task of following up with leads and prospects.

It would be virtually impossible to do this manually once your web business starts to grow. It may be doable if you are getting 1 to 2 leads per day BUT what happens when this number grows to 10, 20, 50 or maybe even 100 leads per day?

The reason I setup my online business was because I wanted more freedom in my life. If I’m following up with leads all day long then any freedom I have has disappeared.

This is why it is important to me and I’m sure to you to put as much of our business on auto-pilot as possible.

If you setup an email capture form and followup autoresponder to automate the sales process then you can concentrate all your efforts on marketing your website. Your only job then would be to send visitors to your website with your lead capture form. Once they enter your autoresponder the rest is on automatic pilot – from followup through to sale.The end result of which will be affiliate commission checks in your mailbox or bank account. Using autoresponders to sell your affiliate products is an absolute must as far as I am concerned if you are serious about building a successful affiliate business.

Using such services frees up a lot of your time to get on with marketing and developing your business to new and greater heights.At no other time in history has there been an easier way to create automatic income streams than the opportunities being presented to online entrepreneurs. It is up to you to take advantage of the technology available and apply it to your business.

The costs involved are so low that it would be downright idiotic not to get your own affiliate followup system.

By: Mal Keenan

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Jan 23

Email Autoresponder

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Having an email autoresponder is absolutely vital to your success online. It allows you to automatically follow up with prospects and customers, manage newsletters, and gives you a quick and easy way to contact everyone on your list by writing a single email.There are several different options on the market as far as autoresponders go, but the one that stands out the most is AWeber.

AWeber is recognized as the leader in email marketing, offering the highest email deliverability rates, low pricing, great support, and much more. With your AWeber autoresponder account, you’ll be able to create and manage unlimited campaigns, lists, follow up messages, and newsletters.

Note: If you’ve never worked with an autoresponder before, don’t worry. AWeber has several excellent training guides and videos (included free) as well as unlimited customer support. You’re not left on your own and you’ll get all the help you need.

You can choose from 1, 3 , 6 or 12 month payment options. The longer the duration you choose the more you save!

Sign up here for your AWeber autoresponder account.

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