Update on Feb. 8, 2013: Deleted all entries with outdated tips or broken links.
Update on April 12, 2015 We have discontinued this blog carnival.
Welcome to the seventh edition of email marketing tips on August 26, 2008.
This is certainly a very different edition of the Email Marketing Tips Blog Carnival. Different for 3 reasons:
It is late. Very late indeed. I apologize for this, but it started out with the Blogcarnival.comsite being down for at least 48 hours. I don't know when they have gone onlione again, but I simply did not have room in my schedule to deal with this earlier. Forgive me.
Finally I created a brief intro video for the carnival. I take you out on the highway and briefly introduce the content in this carnival edition. No more, no less.
I never got so many off-topic submissions like this time.
Mostly in the personal development category.
I also got an interesting submission about how great multi-level-marketing really is, and how easy you can get started. I was stunned.
I decided not to feature that post for two simple reasons. This was certainly not a post about an email marketing tip, and secondly MLM is an ineffective, stupid kind of business model. It is off-topic for this carnival and I should ignore it.
However, I know you are receiving many MLM related offers right now, because of this recession talk. There are so many great products waiting for you. All you need to do is sell them — to your family and friends,… — and become richer than you ever have thought were possible. Well, your friends don't have money? Doesn't matter, you can show them how to become rich with MLM, too.
Off-topic, right! Don't go that route! Let me protect you. The great Gary Halbert wrote many rants about MLM. I like one in particular. You should read his letter “Why Multi-Level Marketing Sucks!” before considering any MLM related offer. Please, promise it to me.
To fill up the void I searched the net for email marketing related stuff by myself and I found some really great articles.
Let's begin. In fact I received only one submission that I want to use here. I dumped the rest. People, if it's not about email marketing, not even somewhat related, I don't use it. As stated many time, if you are not sure if it fits, submit it anyway. I won't be mad, as long as you are not getting mad. Period.
Contact me to host an edition of this carnival on your Internet marketing related Blog.
John's comment: I personally believe trying harder to make money is better than trying to save 10 or 20 US dollars a month. However, you might want to checkout Paula's detailed post. I also left a comment on her post and she follow up.
Ryan Deiss presents Increase opt-ins by ditching the name field posted at Driving Traffic.
John's comment: Ryan Deiss is a successful marketer, who is way to busy to submit to blog carnivals. That's one of the posts I have found for you. You don't want to miss it.
John's comment: Another successful man. I am reading Chris's Blog on a regular basis and noticed, he started am excellent series about email marketing on his Blog. Here is the first post. (You can go to following issues directly on his blog.) I consider the series a must read. Go ahead.
I will feature each post of his series in the Carnival. Chris doesn't submit to blog carnivals, but we excahnged emails and he is perfectly cool with having me pick his articles for you. Thanks Chris.
John W. Furst presents Bad Future For Email? posted at E-Biz Booster Blog, saying, “Does your Grandma use Email? Do your teenage kids or nephews use email the same ways as you do? I think those are very interesting questions for a marketer, aren't they.”
John's comment: My humble post of this week's edition.
That concludes this edition. Submit your Blog article to the next edition of email marketing tips using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our Email Marketing Tips Index Page.
Email Marketing Tips - Edition 7
great email marketing tips from ryan deiss and chris garrett. the rest of john's carnival is not bad at all. He features a rant from good old gary halbert about MLM, too. Hilarious.
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The tips that are provided in this aticle are good and I hope they can help a lot to those who are about to strart a new business.
eMail marketing is VERY effective yet it is always mass emails and often come from “do-not-reply” addresses. These emails also arrive with a red x where there are pictures and then the recipient must right-click to download – this is where over 50% are lost as people hit the delete button.
Seems like WrapMail is the only company that seamlessly focuses on the REGULAR external emails we all send every day:
You have a website.
You send emails.
WrapMail, without installing anything on any desktop or cell phone facilitates:
Every email becomes a showpiece for the organization.
Every employee becomes a marketer.
No other marketing or advertising medium is as targeted as an email between people that know each other (as opposed to mass emails). These emails are always read and typically kept.
WrapMail turns your everyday email into a branding and research tool (yes, the system reports who is clicking on what and when) for your business at a cost of $5 per user per month. That includes the WrapMaker™ where clients make their own wraps.
And……..WrapMail’s show up WITHOUT the red x and message to download images!