Some businesses have chosen to go the route of email marketing, much to the chagrin of some consumers.
For the most part, consumers do not like being bombarded with marketing schemes through email and usually regard such tactics as spam.
Here are ways a business can promote themselves through email without sending spam or providing emails that customers don’t want to read.
Choose the Target Audience
Yes you want to market your business and email marketing is a cost effect way to do so, but that does not mean you should send promotional emails to everyone.
Know your target audience, the people who are most likely to benefit from your product or service. Stick to sending emails to them only.
Give the people you are emailing a reason to buy your goods and services. Put an irresistible deal in front of them.
Give them a reason why they absolutely must visit your site to check out it and buy from you. Email marketing should include benefits to the consumer.
Let the consumer know what these benefits are and make it easy for the consumer to take advantage of them.
Create an Opt-In List
Let your customers, clients and consumers make the decision on whether or not they wish to receive promotional emails from you.
A good way to get people to opt-in is by offering something they cannot resist like exclusive deals and discounts. People who opt-in are already interested in your business and what it has to offer.
Often times they just need a little push in the right direction when it comes to buying your product or paying for your services.
Track Your Results
Keep track of your promotions by evaluating what works and what doesn’t.
Stop wasting the consumer’s time, your time and money with tactics that are not working.
URL tracking is a simple and effective way to do this. Add a special code to the end of your URL link in your promotional emails.
Keep track of how many clicks you’ve gotten by checking your log files. Here is an example of what the code will look like: http://www.URL.com/?special code. The special code can be anything.