An interested visitor who has been sauntering through your site has finally come to just what she is looking for and is about to make a make a buy. It’s a radiant afternoon, and her calico cat, which happens to be sitting on the lichen under the guest’s large fifty-year-old snow-rose bonsai tree, speedily jumps down, and the priceless tree topples over.

In the flinch of an eye, your guest exits your site, and your purchase is dust – unless you have had the foreknowledge to employ an autoresponder that has taken into custody her email address. If you have deployed an autoresponder, you can then follow-up with her, and in all probability, make the sale when the poor woman has finished repotting her costly bonsai.

Autoresponders are remarkable, versatile programs that do so much more than just automatically answer your email. Here are a few ideas that will help you to creatively and productively manage your autoresponder to modify the unmotivated guest into a gainful customer. Use your autoresponder to:

1. Produce a newsletter. Certain quality autoresponders will fulfill subscriptions and follow-up with interested prospects. Your newsletter can keep your newcomers aware of about your services or products, while growing your reputation as a trustworthy master in your particular small business.

2. Broadcast a newsletter only for your affiliates. Inform them of current sales you are running and of promotional material that your affiliates can exploit themselves to expand their commissions. Include tips, advice, and techniques that your affiliates can make use of to successfully go out and advertise your line of business.

3. Write reviews. Cover books, software, music, e-books, movies, etc., and put each review in an autoresponder. Review your affiliate programs, using a link to your affiliate’s page in your autoresponder.

4. Deliver your articles. Writing and distributing targeted articles is a powerful tool to build your establishment credibility, bring traffic to your site, and increase your sales potential. If your articles contain valuable information, many editors will print what is known as a resource box for you. A resource box contains your bio and a brief description of your service or product. It can also contain your autoresponder address. Let’s say you’ve written fifty articles. Put them on separate autoresponder accounts and create a master list that contains the titles of each article, the autoresponder address, and a brief abstract. Then promote your master list. Additionally, include your Disperseing guidelines so your affiliates can add their articles to your list, increasing the number of writers who are represented in your article list.

5. Create mailing lists. Enlighten subscribers to your articles when you’ve written new ones that they may want to broadcast in their own newsletter or website.

6. Automate your sales process. Take advantage of an ad to insure repeated exposure of your message, which has been proven to effectively expand sales. In your ad, put your autoresponder address where a visitor will be exposed to numerous marketing componentss. This multiplies the chances of converting newcomers into customers. For example, if you’re marketing a particular product, put testimonials about how spectacular it is on your autoresponder, and add a detailed, enticing description of your product.

7. Pass out advertising. Let’s say you sell advertising on your website or in your newsletter or e-zine. Set your autoresponder to send the Familiarizeation about rates and how to place an ad automatically to all prospects’ email addresses. Then have your autoresponder follow-up. It can also send announcement of any special deals you are currently offering.

8. Pass out an email course. Each day, have your autoresponder send out another lesson. Just be sure that each lesson has usefulness content – not a sales pitch. Your content will do the marketing for you, and will do it much more effectually. You can include tips centered on a different topic for each lesson, illustrating how your product will benefit the reader. Include the tangible benefits the visitor will reap by purchasing your product. Make sure to include a paragraph or two at the end of each lesson enticing your prospect to mull over making a make a buy.

9. Automate a reminder about your service or product after a guest has completed your course. This will enhance the possibility of sales from visitors who have taken your course but are dragging their feet about literally making a purchase. You can also handle these reminders to speak highly of new products or services, and the products and services of your affiliate programs.

10. Publish free reports. This gives your guest an idea of the type of Education you can provide and the first-class of your product or service. Make sure these reports are not sales letters or you will more than likely lose a potential customer than gain a sale.

11. Create trivia quizzes on your site and place the answers in an autoresponder. Your guest will then be motivated to call for your autoresponder, and you will have a record of the newcomers’ email addresses who took your quiz. Or create a contest and have any newcomers that enter send their responses to your autoresponder. Your autoresponder can be set-up to send them a affirmation of their entry.

12. Offer a trial version of your product. Give your prospects a sample of your ebook, course, software, membership, etc. Folks who are exposed to a little taste often end up wanting the whole pie. You can also take into custody their email addresses when you offer them a free trial from your website. Set up your autoresponder to give instructions on how to secure their free trial, and then make sure to follow-up to try and close the sale.

13. Link to hidden pages on your autoresponder. For example, a hidden page could be your affiliate page that contains graphics, promotional articles, and text links that interested affiliates can make exploit of. Inform guests that they may have free access to your affiliate page by simply desiring your autoresponder. You will then gather a list of newcomers who may be interested in becoming your affiliates.

14. Make use of an autoresponder on your order page. Post a demand form for guests to be notified of special offers or discounts in the future. This creates a very efficient mailing list that contains the names of People who are already your customers.

15. Put your links page on your autoresponder. It should contain up to fifty links that would be of particular absolute interest to your newcomers. Make sure to add your own promotional copy at the top or bottom of this page.

Now that you have proof that autoresponders can be used creatively, see if you can come up with some splendid ideas of your own!

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