Using Email Autoresponders To Profit In Your Business
Autoresponders are a specific type of software, that you can use to create a list of subscribers, and send some scheduled messages, to the subscribers on your list at some specific intervals. With email autoresponders, you can create a list of subscribers, and then send and schedule messages to the subscribers on the list using email.
You can generally use email autoresponders to profit in your business, by using them with your business ecommerce transactions, and/or with your opt in list of subscribers, newsletter subscribers and your customer list etc, in order to generate some sales/income and more sales/income, for your business (as a merchant, product owner, affiliate, blogger etc).
In order for you to be able to use an email autoresponder with your opt in list (or your newsletter list etc) for profit, the autoresponder will generally need to have
- A sign up form or some sign up option that your targets can use to opt in or join the autoresponder list as subscribers
- You will need to be able to set up scheduled email messages that you can send to your list at some specific interval or on some specific dates
- You will need an automatic unsubscribed link for unsubscribing from the list, that you will need to include with each one of the messages, that you will send to the subscribers on your email autoresponder lists, that your subscribers can use to unsubscribe from your list, if they wish to do so
These are the basic features that you will need to use, to profit with an email autoresponder and your opt-in list (or your newsletter list etc), most business autoresponders may however provide more features/options than these.
Unlimited Email Autoresponders
As a business, whether your business is big or small, you should ideally only use email autoresponders that will allow you to
- Send unlimited number of messages
- Sign up unlimited number of subscribers
- Import unlimited number of contacts
That is, you should be able to use an email autoresponder to build your list without any limit as noted above, whether your business is small or big.
You should however note that, you may not be able to get an email autoresponder without some limits with the free versions of paid email autoresponders, you should also note that to get such unlimited use of most paid email autoresponders too, as noted above, may also be quite costly or expensive for your business.
You should also note that for a lot of paid email autoresponders
- As the number of subscribers on your list increases you may be charged more money
- As the number of messages that you may need to send to your subscribers increases, you may also be charged more money
- And if you wish to upload some specific number of contacts, that is more than some specific stated limit, you may also need to pay more in order for you to be able to do this too
You may however get some paid or free email autoresponders without limits (as noted above) for your business, such specific type of autoresponders include some paid and opensource (free) email autoresponders (including WordPress plugins etc), that you can install on your website. That is, you will be using the mailing system on your website to send email messages through such autoresponders.
You will however need to find out about the limits, that your web hosting service may have placed on the sending of emails through your website, if you will need to send a lot of email messages through the autoresponder that you will or may have installed on your website, or if you have a large number of contacts on your list, that you will need to use with the email autoresponder, that you may have installed on your website.
You may also need some technical help with the installation of such software (that is, the email autoresponder software) too, and may also need to hire and pay a web developer to help you to install the software too. You will also need to ensure that your business domain name, is not blacklisted on spam lists on the internet too, if you are going to be using such email autoresponders for your opt-in list.
Instead of installing your autoresponder software on your website, you may also choose to install it on the website of a third party host (that is, a web hosting service that you can specifically use, for sending out a lot of emails), this may prevent some of the issues that you may have with installing the software on your website as noted above, you will however need to do some research to determine the cost of using this option, and to determine too, if can afford to use such an option in your business.
About Additional Email Autoresponders Features
A lot of email autoresponder software, may typically come with more features than the basic features that were noted/stated above, you may therefore want or need to use such additional features, with your email autoresponder software too.
Some additional features that you can get with an email autoresponder software include the ability to
- Segment your contacts
- Trigger your messages based on some criteria or actions
- Remove duplicate contact entries from your list
- Attach documents, files etc to your opt-in list messages
- Provide access to multiple users
Choosing An Email Autoresponder For Your Business
You can choose an email autoresponder software for your business, based on your need and the features, that you would want to be able to use with your email autoresponder. You should however note that you will need to choose an email autoresponder software that you can afford or else you may not be able to access your email autoresponder software once you are unable to continue to pay for it, you will want to avoid this.
Thus before you choose/select an email autoresponder you should ideally
- Determine the features that you will need and
- The potential cost of using your chosen/selected email autoresponder within some specific period of time, such as within a year, 2 years etc
- And then determine whether you will or not be able to afford your chosen/selected email autoresponder in your business
You will need to review and evaluate the cost of your email autoresponder with the cost of the other items that you will also need to use to profit in your business too. You can learn more about how to determine your potential cost to profit in your business at To Determine How Much It Will Potentially Cost You To Profit And Make Some Specific $X Amount In Sales/Income In Your Business.
If you are on a shoe-string budget or if you cannot afford the potential cost of using the specific email autoresponder that you want, you may have to make do with
- Free email autoresponders with some limits
- Paid email autoresponders with some limits
- Email autoresponders without some specific features that you want
You can get some email autoresponder options/services for your business at Email Autoresponders.
You should note that, you can or may either choose to select and install your business email autoresponder by yourself, or you may opt to pay a web developer to do these for your business.
You will need to compare, the cost of selecting and installing your business email autoresponder by yourself, with the cost of using a web developer for this, and will also need to determine too, the potential cost of using your selected/chosen email autoresponder for at least a year or more, in order for you to be able to determine what you can afford.
You will need to learn how to use your chosen or selected email autoresponder by yourself, or you may choose to train your staff on how to use it, you will need to add the cost of such training too, to your overall business costs.
You Will Need To Decide On What You Would Want To Use Email Autoresponders For Or With In Your Business
You will generally need to decide on what you may or will, need to use email autoresponders for in your business, in order to profit. That is, you may choose to use email autoresponders for or with some or all of the following
- Abandoned (online shopping) cart emails
- Transactional ecommerce emails
- Your opt-in list of subscribers
- Your newsletter list of subscribers
- Your customer list
- CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
You may also want to check out the following too
- What Is The First Step For Me To Take, In Order For Me To Profit With A Product Or Service Online, Offline And/Or On Mobile Platforms?
- To Profit Online, Offline And/Or Through Mobile Platforms In Your Business
- To Profit And Make Some $X Amount In Sales With Your Business