Jul 28

Email marketing has two major fields of thought concerning opt-in lists versus permission-based emails. With today’s advanced technology, email carriers have junk email detectors that are more refined than ever, and priority programs like Gmail’s Priority Inbox makes it even harder to get your emails seen by your customers.

Opt-in emails have been successful in the past, but today, many prefer direct marketing with opt-out options. Both can have results, but you should research both options before starting an email campaign. Look for pros and cons for each process, and look to see where the trends are heading to make sure that your campaigns are as successful as it can be.

Email Template Pro has many Opt-In email templates for free download that provide colorful, professional, and customizable designs for your email campaign.

Sep 17

If you want people to opt-in to your bulk emailing campaigns, you have to remember a few key things that will get the ball rolling. 

1. It’s okay to be aggressive. You can’t just sit back and wait for customers to come to you. You have to find out where your target audience is online and get them interested in your and your product.
2. When you find your target audience, state exactly what you plan to deliver to those who opt-in to your mailing list. Keep it short and simple with no more than five main bullet points. There’s no need to flood customers with information. Just let them know what to expect.
3. Make sure that the headline to your opt-in page with your main points is interesting. A headline is what gets people’s attention. Nobody wants to read an article with a boring title.
4. If your budget allows it, include a free gift for those who choose to opt-in. Everyone loves to get something for free.
5. Remember points one through four.

You will find that following these simple steps will increase the number of people who choose to opt-in to your mailing list. After you’ve gotten the mailing list, make sure you have a plan for what to do next. StreamSend can help you plan your email marketing campaign and help you design the emails that you choose to send out. Streamsend will also help you manage your list of subscribers to keep your campagin organized. It’s a great way to make sure that you are on top of your emailing list.

Nov 10

Building and growing a responsive, quality mailing list can require a dreadful amount of work. Furthermore, once you have built your list, you must nurture and grow it. Whatever you do, do not flood your recipients with advertisements and pointless emails constantly. This is a great way to destroy your precious opt-in list. Honestly, acquiring all of those email address is minuscule part of the email marketing process. It is extremely important to know that you’re building an individual relationship with every person who gives you their email address. If you mess up in the beginning, you are hindering your chances on building a lucrative relationship with your subscribers. On the other hand, do it right and prove your company’s worthiness, and you will both have smiles on your faces for years to come.

There are 3 key elements involved in list building:
  • Acquiring The Email Address

This is the easiest task in building a list. The rule here is that you must have the explicit permission from the subscriber to send them emails. Place a check box on your sign-up page or include this in your terms of service. Remember, it’s all about building trust. It is also illegal not to include this statement if you intend on emailing your subscriber according to the CAN-SPAM act in the United States.

  • Welcoming Your New Subscriber

We all receive the pointless, and endless flood of emails filling up our inboxes called SPAM. Because of this, it can be difficult to make a person read your email. A well thought out welcome message with good content, will build the foundation for a good email marketing relationship between you and the subscriber. The welcome message will not only build trust, but will verify the validity of each email address, further weeding out the bad seeds. It also acts as a 2nd screening process since 90% of your opt-outs will come in after you send this email, so make it pretty, and make it good!

  • Customer Relationship Management

This is the most important element of maintaining a quality opt-in list. It is unfortunate that this is the most overlooked step of list building. I can understand why, as this is by far the most time consuming aspect of nurturing your opt-in list. You must honor all of your subscriber’s personal email preferences. If you have an email marketing service provider or some good server-side software, take advantage of the tracking features. Many will allow you to track bounces, unsubscribing, clicks, and inactivity. This is very useful data and should be analyzed and archived regularly.

Always make sure that you’re holding the interest of your subscribers. If they seem to be fading away and your statistics are declining, send out promotions, special offers, and even surveys to pull them back in.

Most importantly; never give up on your list!

It can take a lot of time and energy to build a great opt-in list. In the end, when you’re staring at page after page of your opt-in subscribers, you will surely look at it as time well spent.

Nov 7

Added 16 brand new opt-in templates

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Professionally designed, just drop right into your website to start grabbing your visitors names and email addresses. These high quality opt-in email templates have been tested and optimized for high subscriber conversion rates.

Attention grabbing opt-in templates like these are by far the fastest and easiest way to get visitors to give you their name and email address so you can start building a targeted list of buyers that you can send offers to for as long as you’d like! Just drop these “interactive magnets” into your website to start your email harvest!