It’s easy to miss the obvious—things so obvious they make you slap your forehead and say, “How could I have forgotten that?”
One obvious place (in fact, the best place) to find new leads for your marketing list is right in front of you . . .
People You Already Know
Remember the email account you opened years ago, back when you had to pay for email addresses? Yeah, that was a while ago, long before my time
There may be people in that address book with whom you rarely correspond. But they remember you, and you owe it to them to stay in touch.
You may have two or three (or more) email addresses, depending on the type of contact and which email program you were using when you first made contact with the person.
The Easiest Way to Get Back in Touch
Those people would love to hear from you. In fact, they would welcome an opportunity find out what you have been up to.
Now GetResponse gives you an easy way to consolidate your contacts all in one place, so you can communicate with them regularly using an attractive email newsletter format.
Our new feature, “List Booster” enables you to import your contacts—automatically— from all of these popular services and sites:
- AOL Mail
- Apple Mail
- Google Contacts
- Google Docs
- Microsoft Outlook
- Mozilla Thunderbird
- Outlook Express
- Windows Live Mail
- Yahoo! Mail
Isn’t That SPAM?
Remember, you should never use a regular email program for distributing mass communications to your lists. It can lead to legal trouble, due to the existence of laws designed to reduce unwanted email solicitations.
Equally troubling, it can cause hard feelings with friends and business associates who, for reasons of their own, prefer not to receive your newsletters, updates, and marketing messages.
A Simple Way to Avoid Problems
The GetResponse solution is to require an opt-in confirmation.
At the end of the “List Booster” import procedure, a confirmation message with a confirmation link is sent automatically to every contact.
All those who click the confirmation link will be added to your email list to receive future communications. Those who choose not to opt-in may simply ignore the email, and they will not be added to your list.
With one simple step, you avoid legal problems and give everyone a graceful way either to accept or decline.
“List Booster” Is for Prospects, not Non-Prospects
Of course, a few people may decline to confirm. That simply means that they are not prospects for you.
Those who welcome your email newsletter are true prospects. They respect what you do and want to learn more. They are the people you can help most.
So take a few minutes to run “List Booster” for the sake of those prospects. And don’t be concerned about a few non-prospects who my decline to join your list. They may make a better decision later.
How to Get Started
We made a quick video (1 minute 13 seconds) to get you off to a fast start. You’ll find that the interface is designed to be easy and intuitive. To view the video, click HERE.
And, as always, if you should happen to get stuck, our friendly Customer Service Reps are always happy to help. Feel free to reach out via live chat, phone or email.
Don’t Miss Out on an Opportunity
There may be gold in your email lists. At the very least, there are friends and associates who would love to hear from you.
Give it a try! And let us know how it goes.