A few things you should avoid when getting started in E-Mail marketing


E-Mail marketing is a tactic and online marketing strategy used by millions of webmasters worldwide. Like any online marketing strategy, e-mail marketing can take a great deal of perseverance and tenacity in order to get right, one thing that a webmaster new to this medium should always avoid doing however, is taking shortcuts to success. Unless you have a very high traffic website, it can generally take upwards of a year to build a significantly sized e-mail list however, there are certain things you can do along the way to speed up the process and naturally, certain things you should avoid doing at all costs. This article will go into more depth on what webmasters should avoid doing, particularly during the early stages of e-mail marketing.

One of the biggest mistakes that many webmasters new to e-mail marketing make is to begin trying to profit from a subscriber from the moment they sign-up to a list. For example, many people who will have signed up to your list will have done so because they get something out of it in return, be it a free e-book or certain information that will help them advance their own cause. When you first sign a new subscriber up to your list it’s important to first begin building their trust and only then will they be receptive to receiving more communications from you. The more trust they have in you, the more trust they have in your abilities, the more likely they will be to open your e-mails whenever you send them on.

Another mistake that many people new to e-mail marketing make is failing to meet the standards for can SPAM compliance. This essentially means that whenever you sign a new subscriber up to your list you have to do so based on the fact they have opted-in to your list i.e. they have made a conscious effort to declare that they are willing to receive further e-mail communications from you. It’s also important when sending out e-mails to your subscribers to always give the user the option to unsubscribe – this should always feature somewhere in the body of the e-mail.