Email marketing is by far the most cost effective method of promoting any business. Any business, whether it be internet based or a bricks and mortar business.
Unlike the spam mail you may be getting bombarded with daily in your email you can build a relationship with your current and potential customers using email and it is easier than you may think.
The first thing you need to do is offer a free report, download, newsletter, or something that will entice visitors to subscribe to your list. This means that you are collecting email details from people who genuinely are keen to obtain information from you on a regular basis. It also provides the option of stopping receiving information at any time.
The terms used to do this form of collection of emails is commonly called subscribers, leads, or opt-ins - all meaning the same thing.
The most powerful part of email marketing is that you can automate it. Setup your emails to send at scheduled times so you don't have the worry of meeting deadlines. You can broadcast special emails to your list fast and easy.
Of course there is the cost effectiveness and environmental advantages of using email. Instead of printing flyers and having them delivered to homes and businesses you can send your information direct via email to those who genuinely want to hear from you.
Further environmental impact minimisation of paper wastage and other resources that are involved in the production of traditional flyer marketing.
Email marketing need not only consist of text, you can include images and videos.
Email marketing builds a relationship between your business and the recipients simply because they want to receive information from you. This trust creates business relationships that are financially powerful over the long term.
It does not matter what type of business you have email marketing works. Not only is it a powerful marketing option but it is really very very inexpensive as most businesses have email available to them as a minimum.
Another advantage of email marketing is it is measurable. With conventional marketing it is very hard to know who is reading/watching, normally only snapshots can be provided only. With email marketing you know who has opened your email and what they have done after opening the email. This makes each and every email you send 100% measurable!
Email marketing is a major boost for business. Email will continue to develop into being one of the most popular and expected forms of marketing contact.
Katherine Quirke is a successful Australian based business entrepreneur with an IT background, has owned a number of businesses over the last 20 years. She also runs and owns an art gallery. Sharing her business knowledge is a passion. For more information on creating email marketing visit: http://www.potentialtime.com/aweber.htm