John's comment: Giving up is not an option! You always can improve results.
→ Kathleen Gage presents Internet Marketing - What's stopping your success? posted at Street Smarts Marketing & Promotions, saying, “Success for an online business requires a solid foundation. Your foundation needs to include specific systems. One system is that which will build a responsive opt-in subscriber list. Without a solid list you will face insurmountable obstacles to your success. Learn reasons why many people don’t build a list and what can be done about it.”
John's comment: Advice from experience… You need a list.
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 blog carnival index page.
Now continue with the fourth edition of this email marketing blog carnival.
In 1994 about 14 years ago I started to use the Internet at the University campus. Very quickly Email became one of the most important tools for me and it is still today. However, with the upcoming of spammers and anti-spam measures Email has lost some of it's reliability.
I mean, are you sure you receive all important email messages, or are you sure all your messages you send are received?
I'll show you in a minute what I do to make sure Email works reliably for me, even for most important communication needs. Before that, let me tell you, how it all began for me (scroll down, if you are in a hurry).
How It All Began
Do you remember those times, when the “World Wide Web” and it's HTTP protocol were fairly new. I remember using the following services and protocols to find and research information on the Net. (This was not exactly fun and easy like it is today.)
You will have noticed that I shifted focus towards email marketing, hence, the “Email Marketing Tips Blog Carnival”. However, email is a means of communication. Transactions like sales or sign-ups are done on Web pages.
There is a certain type of Web sites that is a perfect compliment for email marketing: Mini Sites.
I have just gone through Michael Rasmussen's
“Mini Site Profits Exposed” Video Series: How To Create A Mini Site That Runs On Autopilot And Makes You Money While You Sleep!
Here's what I think
You can learn a lot from Michael's marketing!
He applies almost any one-time offer, down-sell, and up-sell offer in this one promotion.
Audio & Video (screen cam) are used very professionally almost on any page.
He doesn't stop there,… He even recruits affiliates at the same call. It's amazing.
Just in case you want to learn about the potential of Mini Sites. Michael Rasmussen's offer is the most complete offer to start with right now.
Yes, I admit it. That's an affiliate link up there. Why not?
I recognize the value in that offer. At a minimum you learn about effective online marketing. If you are really serious, you will take Michael up on one of his onetime offers, and get a huge value for a small one time payment. That's fair, isn't it.
My blogging friend Matt Harzewski literally woke me up with his post about Net Neutrality. I actually picked the video I show you here from his selection. “Thanks Matt for being on alert with those things!”
Where is the threat?
Would you like your ISP to do the following things to you.
Throttle the speed for Web sites they don't like.
Blocking certain protocols, like streaming video, and only offer their own paid content.
Charging Web site owners extra to get access to you at a decent speed.
When going through the submissions for the latest edition of my Email Marketing Tips Blog Carnival, I though Terry Dean's article about “Cutting Through The Internet Marketing Noise” is fabulous. I emailed Terry right away, thanked him and let him know that it will be in the Carnival.
Then I prepared the Carnival and posted it.
Later in the evening I met with a business friend for a drink and we talked about many different things. At some point I mentioned the Carnival and recommended that he should read Terry's post.
Anyway, he emailed me this morning and asked, “Where's the post you were talking about yesterday?”
I simply overlooked it. Shame on me. I'll correct the mistake in the next couple of minutes, but if you don't want to wait. Here is Terry Dean's excellent Blog article.