New Research in the Epic Battle Between Double and Single Opt-in

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“To confirm or not to confirm, that is the question.” from Shakespeare’s lost manuscript, The Opt-in Dilemma*

Email marketers are generally agreeable people. But there is one issue that divides us: Double versus single opt-in. Some of us think double opt-in is unnecessary. Others think single opt-in creates a less responsive list. While I can’t resolve the dispute in one post, I do have some new information to help you make the decision for yourself. Read more

20 Action Items for a Successful Email Marketing Campaign

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Email marketing is an effective way to engage your contacts and promote your business. You can send offers to people who have subscribed to your email list in real-time. Emails involve no expensive overheads, saving both paper and postage. Better yet, you can monitor whether or not the recipients of your email actually open, read, and act on it. Email continues to be an important marketing channel for many businesses. Read more

The Email List Building Nemesis: Churn Rate

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There’s a sinkhole in your list building efforts. Nobody talks about it much, but it is definitely there. It’s called “list churn”, “attrition” or “churn rate”. List churn eats up about 25-30% of the average email list every year. Your list growth efforts have to outpace your list’s churn rate. If they don’t, no matter how much list building you do, your email list will stay the same size. It might even get a bit smaller.  Read more

Start for Free: A Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Email Marketing

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Do experts keep mentioning how email is one of the more effective ways to market your real estate business? Yet you really aren’t sure how to implement it… Or do you have a complex autoresponder running that just doesn’t seem to work? Maybe you haven’t tried internet marketing and still stick mainly to cold calling. Wherever you are, there is tons of value you can get from your business by adapting an email marketing campaign.  Email is the best driver of sales when marketing online. Think about it. Read more