Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ultimate Safelist Survival: What is a safelist anyway?

Ultimate Safe list Survival: What is a safe list anyway?

What is a Safe list

Basically a safe list is a gathering of like minded individuals who have
agreed to exchanges ads. You agree to receive ads from all the others
members in exchange for the opportunity to send your own. This concept
has many advantages, here's a couple of them.

The advantages of safe list marketing

For one it's spam free as people have to double opt-in to the safe list and
thereby agreeing to receive your ads, should some nutter decide that the
safe list mail is spam anyway it's not really your problem as the mail is not
sent from your email address or server. Actually this is the origin of the
name, a safe list is a closed community where it is safe for members to
exchange ads.

The second advantage is quite obvious but many people fail to see this,
what does all safelist members have in common? They have something to
sell, but they have not advanced far enough in their internet marketing
carreer to dismiss a very mundane task as posting to safelist is. That
means that if you have a product, report, ebook, income opportunity etc.
that can help people on the way to internet glory, the average safelist
user is an excellent prospect for you.

Why I will always use safelists

I could probably make do without safelists but I sure wont. Safelist are a
starting point for many newbie marketers and picking those up as
subscribers and customers can be very profitable e.g. they do not own
every product out there and they do not know everything, meaning that
you have plenty of stuff to sell them. You can see this as opposed to
getting *Mike Filsaime* on your list, when your initial giggling wears off
you will probably realize that Mike owns everything you promote and if he
doesn't he will probably create his own version anyway...

Mike Filsaime and safelists

Speaking of *Mike Filsaime* did you know he started his internet
marketing career using safelists? I have listened to several conference
calls where Mike explains how he built a list of *7000* members using
nothing but safelists and that list netted him $7000 a month. In fact Mike
and his "intern" Jason Dinner are still regular safelist user although I
believe they pay people to do the dirty work nowadays...

...imagine that, paying people to do your safelist posting, I'm pretty sure
Jason and Mike don't find safelists useless!

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Twitter Marketing To Boost Your Business Growth

As the world’s second most popular social networking site, Twitter is a marketers’ dream.

However, some people still see Twitter as a teenager’s platform to share what they had for lunch and what they bought at the mall. The stigma around Twitter is that it’s all twaddle and nonsensical conversation, without any real-world bearing.

The majority of the Twitter users are far from that very small portion. From some of the top Fortune-500 companies and internationally ranked businesses, Twitter is a multifaceted media platform that provides marketers the ability to engage in real-time dialogue with customers, promote products and create buzz.

1. Have an Ear to the Chatter

The Internet is king. Whatever needs to be said, posted, shared or argued about is online. The world’s pulse is rhythmically beating to the tune of wi/fi. Twitter’s beauty is the fact that it’s an instantaneous connection to the collective conversation.

Twitter offers an incredible insight into what your customers, competitors and colleagues are thinking, saying and feeling about you, your products and your image.

2. Connect with customers

Twitter is the equivalent of sitting down with all of your customers at once over a cup of coffee. The intimacy and relationship building is what separates Twitter from any other social media available.

At its root, Twitter is a conversational tool.

Pose questions to your customers. Challenge the Twitterverse to improve your latest product. Listen to what they have to say about your customer service representatives. Provide a safe place for your customers to register complaints and genuine feedback.

3. Connect with businesses

Create new B2B connections through your Twitter page. The best way to begin these new relationships is to follow industry leaders and companies that you respect. Engage in thoughtful Twitter-banter, and as often as you can, ReTweet relevant Tweets.

Twitter broadens your scope: you’ll stumble upon industries that you may have never considered as a potential partner or inspiration for business practices.

4. Promote products

Though this list seems to be in no apparent order, but it rather is. These four reasons outline why marketers need to have a Twitter presence, but it’s also a blueprint for success and how you need to approach your account.

Promotion or creating a buzz should be the very last thing you tackle in the Twittersphere. After you’ve focused on listening and connecting, then promoting your products becomes a part of the conversation rather than a blatant or cheesy attempt to drive sales.

Twitter is an on-going conversation. Would you ever ask a new acquaintance to borrow their car on the very first meeting?

by: Dhaval Joshi