Although email marketing is a must do in every business in the last ten or more years we will try here to clear (once again) why your business needs such a kind of marketing today. joukjeakveld Ten reasons are a good ‘reason’ to start thinking about it if you are not already using this beautiful method.
Reason 1: DIRECT
Email marketing is a direct method of communication with your customer (or potential customer). Even if you sell shoes or fish or web services or you do coaching or consulting you need communication with your customers. Today we have several methods of communication: TV, websites, RSS, Facebook, Twitter, print catalogues, chatting, phones, magazines, wall advertising and much more. With email marketing you send an email in the private email inbox of your customer. This is a very direct method. If you want to be more direct than this you have to give them a phone call or go to see them in person. Sending an email is direct enough to tell them the story about your business. If you have using opt in methods to get their email then this method is almost like chatting with your friends.
Reason 2: DIRECT BUT NOT VIOLENT
This is one unique feature. You get in the inbox of your customer (or potential customer) but you let him/her to choose when is the right time to read your email. Imagine the difference in sales results between a direct phone call in busy work hours and a polite email. If the customer is really interested in what you have to say then email marketing is the best method to approach. If you really care about your customers and you want to make a good, honest sale or just a good communication then you should consider using this.
Reason 3: EASY
This feature is unbeatable. You write a good email and this reaches 100,1.000 or 10.000 of your customers with the same content, with the same behavior, with the same offer, with the exactly same way. If you are using autoresponders you can have a series or scenarios of ready to go emails for your new subscribers. You do your best in an email campaign and it is ready to contact all your email list subscribers with the same effort. Your old subscribers and your subscribers that will come over the next months. Cannot get anything easiest and powerful than this.
Reason 4: CHEAP
By using AWeber email services you can send unlimited emails per month to 2.500 email subscribers for only $29. If you read all our reviews you will find pricing reviews for a lot of companies. According to Direct Marketing Association email marketing returns an average of around $46 for every dollar spent. This is one of the biggest ROI (Return Of Investment) KPI’s (Key performance indicator) in the advertising market. This is really extremely cheap even if you have a company starting now with no profits at all.
Reason 5: FAST
Another unbeatable feature. You send an email which reaches 100, 1.000, 10.000 or more email subscribers in the next ten minutes. No other method can have the same results. In TV or in Facebook or in twitter you can have such large audiences in the spot but you must have them synchronized. If some of your potential customers do not see TV on the time your commercial is on they will not see your message. If your followers do not have twitter on they will lose your tweet. If you have a website you do not know when they will come in. By marketing with email you send your message and you ‘knock’ your clients door when they have the time to see you. And you do that in minutes. Extremely fast. One offer can have a million of results in just a few minutes, if you have built a big email list.
Reason 6: UNIVERSAL
If your job is only local this feature does not give you any advantage. But if your product can sells universal then this is a method for you. For example you sell ebooks or shoes worldwide? An email campaign can reach people from all over the world. China, United States, UK, Greece or any other country, all in the next ten minutes or so, after you send your offer in an email campaign. You do not really care where your subscriber is. Your results are independent of the location.
Reason 7: MEASURABLE
When you are using marketing by email you can count how many emails you send how many of your emails are opened and when how many of your email subscribers took your email offer If you combine this feature with the extremely low cost of this method then you get a really big advantage from any other advertising method. As they say ‘You can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure’.
Reason 8: TARGETED
An extremely powerful feature is that you can segment your email list according their preferences. To give an example let’s suppose you sell shoes. You want to segment your customers according the color of shoes they like. If you send them an email with five offers in five different colours you can segment your list with this feature. If some subscribers prefer red shoes you can then start a campaign with only red shoes. This will give you targeted results. If you focus in targeted groups you always have better results than targeting all over.
Reason 9: GREEN
This is not really a feature for marketing by email but we have to consider all our actions if we want to exist tomorrow. Sending emails is extremely more ‘green’ than printing catalogues or advertising in magazines. Think green, specially before you decide you’re advertising method.
Reason 10: PERSONAL
Marketing by email is not as personal as giving your customer a phone call but if you put your personal style in your email or if you give your email address to contact you if he/she have any comment or any question about your offer then it really get’s very personal. If you are really friendly and polite in your email this is personal. This is something very good for your business because you can expand your relationships with your customers (or your potential customers). And if you expand your relationships you will expand your business.