Drug testing

Email Hosting ? Learn How To Use eMail To Grow Your Business

Email is a wonderful thing. It costs next to nothing and can be sent almost anywhere in the world in a few minutes. When email is used properly, it can help move your business forward. When it is not used properly, it can hurt your business.

Here are a couple of ways that email can hurt your business

The first way that email can hurt your business is by sending unsolicited emails to every email address you can find. This is now commonly referred to as spam and it is an epidemic of major proportions. In fact, there has been talk that spam has made email almost useless as a form of communication. The average person gets so much junk email in their boxes every day that many people simply select all and delete without bothering to go through each message.

There is a second way that an email may be hurting you online. If you are conducting business online and your principal email account is from a free email service like hotmail.com or yahoo.com, you are practically shouting to people that you don't take your business seriously. Asking someone to fork over money on the internet is already difficult without giving off signals that people shouldn't trust you or your business. Getting an email account with your own domain at the end of it does not have to be expensive.

Web hosting can provide you with an email account

With most hosting companies out there you can register a domain name of your choice, sign up for a hosting account, and then create your own email account with your domain name at the end of it. It doesn't have to be a complicated process. A good web hosting provider will even help you by walking you through it. The result is an email that let's people know you are serious about your business and are ready to be taken seriously.

Start a weekly or monthly newsletter

Start a newsletter to build trust in you and your company. Use email to keep in touch with your customers and prospects. Provide valuable content. Don't bombard your customers will ads or sales letters. People like to buy from people they know, like, and trust. A newsletter could help you move in that direction. Newsletters are also excellent for cross selling other related products and services to the ones your customer has already purchased. Remember to keep the content quality high and the information as useful as possible. Make it easy for people to get themselves removed from your newsletters if they so choose. Using a newsletter can be a great tool for increasing sales.

Use email as a troubleshooting tool

Because email is so fast and easy to use, it can be a great way to provide sales support to your customers helping you to keep your phone costs down. When we use the phone, we usually feel that we need to engage in chit chat, and other banter besides the purpose of the call. Using email, you can quickly answer your customers' or prospects' questions and be right back working on whatever you were doing before the interruption.

Overall, email can be a very useful tool if not abused. Cheap, easy to use and quick, it can really help to boost your productivity when used properly.

This article was written by Joe Duchesne, president of http://www.yowling.com/, a web hosting company that will answer the phone when you call. Copyright 2004 Yowling. Reprint Freely as long as you link back to my website from this resource box.

limousine chicago service
In The News:

Lesson #3: Capitalize on Your Captures!

One of the underlying benefits of smart autoresponders is that... Read More

A Lesson In Email: The Money Is In The List... With The Back-End Sales

Firstly, back-end sales is eMail Marketing at its best, so... Read More

Ways To Persuade Your Web Site Visitors To Give You Their Email Address

These are several ways that you can use to persuade... Read More

E-mail 101: The Dos and Donts

Even though many people have been writing e-mails for a... Read More

Internet Tip of the Week: Mistakes Count Against You

Before the advent of email most of us, other than... Read More

You DO Have an Email List Dont You?

No matter what type of business you operate, you need... Read More

Improve Email Deliverability: 15 Tips for Email Marketing Success

Delivering email newsletters and sales messages to opt-in subscribers and... Read More

11 Creative Ways You Can Use Autoresponders

1. Pick 4 or more articles you've written that have... Read More

Opt-In Email to Increase Website Traffic and Boost Online Sales

Sending messages and information to people who have given you... Read More

Creating Effective Opt-in E-Mail Campaigns

It's been said before, but important to re-emphasize, e-mail is... Read More

Lesson #5: Four Easy Ways to Kill Your Business Using Your Autoresponder... And How to Avoid Them

The importance of building an opt-in list over spamming (a.k.a.,... Read More

What is Email Marketing?

There are many avenues available for marketing online products. Radios,... Read More

Some Simple Sure-fire Strategies to Construct a Responsive Opt in List!

A responsive opt in list is an unbelievably powerful money-maker... Read More

Get Viral

Hey, using eBooks, eReports and eCourses is a fantastic way... Read More

Improve Newsletter Delivery with an Autoresponder Service

Another powerful reason for making the switch from using the... Read More

E-Marketing Deliverability Issues

Does it seem to you that when you view "openings"... Read More

How to Deal With Rude E-mailers

Rude and crass e-mail seems to be at an all... Read More

Heres Why You Dont NEED a Blog

The word "blog" seems to be everywhere, and what an... Read More

Choose The Right Business For You In Less Than 15 Minutes

3 Characteristics Of "The Right Business" ModelThe business must service... Read More

Consumer Thinking and Email

In an article based on research done by emaillabs, MarketingSherpa... Read More

How Effective is Your Email? How Can You Tell?

Is your email getting to your list members? If so,... Read More

12 Tips For Writing Winning E-mail

Learning to write more effective e-mail is a valuable skill... Read More

What Do Your E-Mail Messages Say About You?

There probably isn't a business person alive who hasn't at... Read More

E-mail Whitelist Etiquette

A big-time dilemma is brewing online. In an understandable attempt... Read More

Email Etiquette II

I had great feedback from my last article, and was... Read More

industrial led light parking lot lighting fixtures Pete's produce ..