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Email Marketing Tips - Edition 18

Update on Feb. 8, 2013: Deleted all entries with outdated tips or broken links.

Welcome to the eighteenth edition of email marketing tips on June 19, 2009.

This is—as you know a revival—after I had kept the pause button pressed for a couple of month. I am curious to see how it goes.

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Now, lets jump right into this edition with a quote that reminds us why growing an email list for your existing business or your startup venture is not such a bad idea.

Quote of the day

Legendary direct response copywriter Bob Bly wrote as a comment on his blog about a year ago:
“…I have over 50,000 subscribers to my e-newsletter with whom I communicate weekly via e-mail. In exchange, they send me between $4,000 to $10,000 a week to buy my information products. How much money do your 3,000 followers on Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace send you each week?

Also, networking is only of value depending where you are in your life and career. At this point in my career, I have much more work than I could ever hope to handle, and people know where to find me. So doing Twitter or whatever would be a waste of time better spent on projects I am writing for clients and publishers.”, May 27th, 2008 at 8:24 am

Today’s categories:
  • Editor’s Pick
  • Tools & Services
  • Email Copywriting
  • Strategy
  • Code Of Practice

Editor’s Pick

Those articles have been hand picked by me. The writers are in general too busy to deal with blog carnivals nor do they need the marginal and questionable benefits of submitting their posts. In other words: Read and learn!

Kevin Walsh presents Three tips to sharpen your writing posted at Copy Unlimited blog, saying, “…or how to avoid mixing, dangling and losing control.”

John’s comment: Tiny bit of theory mixed with examples that make it stick.

Bob Bly presents The Mini-Flood Factor in Internet Marketing posted at direct marketing blog, saying, “Here’s a secret working Internet information marketers all know that newbies don’t: you will know within the first 10 minutes whether your e-mail marketing message for that day is going to be a winner or a loser.”

John’s comment: A tip that makes sense. Bob is a legendary copywriter. Yesterday Rich Schefren told a viewer on his Live Q&A Ustream event, “Learn copywriting from Bob Bly.” I am not kidding. Bob’s blog post also attracted comments from other well known experts. Check it out.

Tools & Services

John W. Furst presents Autoresponder With Send Window For Scheduling Email Follow-Up Sequences posted at E-Biz Booster Blog, saying, “Now you can easily avoid that your subscribers receive your emails on the weekend.”

John’s comment: Awesome feature. There is at least one clickbank software product that let you simulate sending on particular days. Aweber added much more functionality on top of it.

General Tips

Jodi Kaplan presents 15 Tips for Writing Emails That Make Money posted at Fix Your Broken Marketing, saying, “With the economy in trouble, more and more marketers are shifting their advertising dollars online. According to a recent report by Forrester Research (New York Times, May 5, 2009), many merchants think that online businesses can withstand the downturn better than bricks and mortar retailers. In fact, 90% said that e-mail marketing was a top priority.

Since email is relatively inexpensive, and can be produced quickly, it’s an attractive way to sell your products. But, how do you do it correctly?”

John’s comment: I recognize immediately that Jodi’s tips come from experience. Print her list out, and I promise after a while you will have memorized it.


John W. Furst presents Email Marketing Needs To be Personal posted at E-Biz Booster Blog, saying, “It’s more then a copywriting tip when I say, ‘your emails need to be personal.” You might have heard it before, it’s true. The relationship with your members is what counts.”

John’s comment: Ignore that tip and you will be one out of hundreds or thousands who don’t get their message across.

"The Money Is In The List"

AWeber proves it to thousands of businesses every day.

Learn how email marketing software
can get you more sales, too.

Code Of Practice

AWeber’s Hot Email Marketing Tips!

Finally with some answers to the evergreen questions #1: “When is the right time to send?”.

And make sure to read AWeber’s tips about why you need to ask your members to put your email address in their email address book of their service provider, like Yahoo Mail.

2009-06-17 Deliver Smarter Autoresponders With Send Windows

2009-06-15 Email Autoresponders and The Trouble With the “Best” Time to Send

2009-06-03 Reason 9,785 Why You HAVE To Get In Subscribers’ Address Books

2009-05-27 Create Subscriber Expectations Over Time

2009-05-20 Thank You: Another Critical Opportunity to Create Subscriber Expectations

2009-05-15 Learn The First of 3 Critical Opportunities to Create The Right Subscriber Expectations

That concludes this edition.

Next read edition 19 of email marketing tips blog carnival.

John W. Furst

P.S.: If you like this edition, check out the previous email marketing tips - edition 16, too. Edition 17 does not really count. It was just a wrap-up before the pause.

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Hello. Thanks a lot for including my article in this carnival!

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I use email marketing to connect with my customers on a weekly basis and always make sure there is a call to action!

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Thanks guys for your feedback.

A key to long term success is certainly further segmentation of your email list based on the response of individual readers.

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