Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Auto Responder Marketing Techniques

The Internet offers many means of affordable marketing with auto responders

Here are a couple of popular ways of using them.

DIRECTORY

Some webmasters set up link or article directories on their sites.


They create a directory on a specific industry topic, placing their own ad or banner along the top.

Then they invite others to add their website links via a link exchange program, listing themselves in your directory.

Or they invite articles to be submitted that include a resource box at the bottom of each with a link to the author’s website.

This results on increased traffic as sites link up across the World Wide Web.

Enter “link exchange software” or “article directory software” into a favorite search engine for help with each.

TEACH A COURSE

Some marketers write up a simple step-by-step instructional class in their area of expertise.

Then they break it up into smaller portions or messages and set them up in an auto responder as email messages, including short ads within each message to invite sales & website visits.

Then they invite website visitors to sign up through on online form or email subscription address offered through the auto responder service.

As people sign up, they will learn more about the products and services through the teaching series.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Do the Two-Step!

Top sales pros confirm that it often takes seven or more communications or sales messages before prospective customers make a purchase. 

They also confirm that it’s generally easier to sell to a referral, because someone they know gave positive testimonial about their products or services.


What would happen if you combined both of these powerful ideas? 
 
A nifty and thrifty two-step. Try this two-step tip:

Collect leads with your auto responder

Ask for mailing addresses and telephone numbers, too, for additional ways to follow up with each person.

When you download the e-mail digest of everyone’s e-mail addresses and other information from those who requested additional information from your auto responder, follow up multiple ways.

Send postcards. Call. Mail sales letters and other promotional pieces.

Publish a price list of all the products and services

By publishing a price list of all the products and services that you offer in an insert, direct marketing package and / or .pdf to be made available via auto responder.

You could also include order forms, product descriptions, and other sales material.

Then send to the people in #1 above with monthly updates, announcements of new sales and products / services, and a request for referrals.

So why not improve your closing ratio and reach out even farther at the same time? Do the two-step!

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