Setting Up And Using Autoresponders
- By Kevin Sinclair
- Published 05/12/2008
If online business is something that you have just began, or you have taken the decision to get into affiliate marketing, making money is what you will be looking at doing. However, it can be a tricky business when deciding to make money online without an autoresponder. Your day to day business can be ideally carried out with an autoresponder, which will save you rather a significant amount of time and money.
If you do not have a great deal of money to spend, there are particular locations on the Internet whereby you can get autoresponders free of charge. However, it is important to keep in mind that if you decide not to purchase an autoresponder, and get one for free, that there can be downsides. The most common downside to free autoresponders is that they include advertisements on your emails, which may result in your customers getting the wrong idea.
The first thing that should be undertaken when you get your autoresponder, is to set up messages or articles that relate to your business. By doing this, you will be sending material that relates only to your business or product in your email messages. It is always advised to try and write some of your own, which will take you in the right direction.
Always attempt to load your autoresponder with at least 52 messages. By doing this, you will have something to send for each week of the year. If however, you have difficulty in loading your autoresponder with this quantity of messages or articles, there are various places online whereby you can get your material free of charge. If you simply do not have the time to write 52 messages, then you can begin with a few and add more at a later date.
Once your autoresponder is preloaded with messages or articles, then you will need to set up your signature. Your signature will be placed at the bottom of every message that is sent by your autoresponder. This signature should be your name and the link to your business. A short description of your business can also be added, which will inform clients or potential customers of information about your business. Your name and link to your business will go a long way, informing customers that you are professional.
Once you have everything set up and ready, all that is left to do is for you to begin distributing emails. Your autoresponder can be set up so that it sends automatic messages. Emails can even be sent daily, weekly or monthly. The decision lies entirely upon your preference. Almost all autoresponders are flexible, easy to use, and will send out messages when you decide to. Once you begin to build up your subscriber list, and more email addresses come to your autoresponder, you will rapidly see how beneficial it is. It is after you have used your autoresponder for a few months that you will never understand how you managed without it.