Is it worth keeping in touch with clients via ezine?
Yes, Yes, Yes and it does work.
Ezines are a great way to keeping in touch with your clients and an effective way to promote additional products and service to your clients. Clients will appreciate your efforts to keep in touch with them on a regular basis as well.
I am amazed by the amount of small businesses that are not using this method to build a relationship with their prospects. Some even try sending and giving up because there is no response from their subscribers.
Isn’t it hard for you to get a sales person into the home of a client sweet talking for you?
A campaign is a sustained attack on something. So in other words if we keep sending we will build out list incredibly.
Here are some things you need to know before starting your own ezine.
1. Patience and perseverance
It takes sometime to get a responsive list. Most small business owners give up after sending a few ezines or they don’t email their list often. As long as they are still on your list they are still interested in what you have to say. Do you respond to all ezines that arrives in your mail box? You may be interested in the product they are promoting but it could take six months for you to realize that getting the product could be of great benefits to you. So keep sending your ezines and keep it interesting and make sure it contains relevant information for your prospects.
2. Ezine Objective
Your ezine can have a variety of objectives depending on your goals. For instance, your ezine could be used for:
3. Good Content
Your ezine needs to content good information relevant to your target market. It also needs to be in sync with your objectives. If it’s to build relationship you might consider using personally written articles with an interactive question and answer section and if it’s for advertising you can add an advertising section to your ezine.
Here are a few ideas for contents that you might consider for your own ezine:
And if you think you can’t write an ezine you can go to www.elance.com and have someone write one for you. You can also visit free reprint right directories and use their articles. Here are a few www.ezinearticles.com, www.marketing-seek.com and www.ideamarketers.com
4. Your List
You can dramatically expand your response rate by positioning your ezine to a particular group. Try marketing your ezine on directories of your target market. You might also call a list broker to get a list for your target clients, or run ads that attracts the attention of your clients offering them free information.
5. Your Frequency
How often you send your ezine is important. There are six choices for you to decide to send your ezine.
Choose which frequency you want and stick to it.
6. Follow Ups
Follow up on everything properly. You can have your subscribers get messages in a certain way. Let them know they are dealing with a real person. Let them know you care.
7. Automated the system
Once you have decided on your objective, content, and frequency you’ll use for your ezine. It’s time to actually set up a system like:
The bottom line is this… if you don’t mail out to your clients you are losing or missing out on increased takings? We all need reminding of everything these days, life is busy. Your clients are no different. Keep in touch with them, set up a system where you mail them at least every six weeks and it will pay of big time for you.
Finally if you start it, never give it will pay off.
Online entrepreneur Joyce O. Oladipo, “The Home Business Sistah, " publishes the award-winning ‘Home Business Success’ ezine with 750 subscribers. To Learn to Recession Proof Your Business and Rapidly Attract More Clients, Sell More to Existing Clients, and Bring Back Your Clients More Frequently, without Pushing So Hard — No Matter What Product or Service You Sell sign up for FREE how-to articles and FREE audio class, at http://www.TheHomeBusinessSistah.com