Why Autoresponders are a Must for All Internet Marketers
If you've reached the point of exhaustion trying to keep up with answering the
mountain of emails that threatens to bury you alive every single day, you're
ready to learn about autoresponders.
The bad news is that people expect prompt replies to their email inquiries.
However, unless you can figure out how to work continual twenty-four hour
shifts, or hire enough people to constantly monitor incoming emails (while
they're eating up your revenue), you have a problem.
The good news is an autoresponder is an inexpensive - or even free - method of
quickly responding to emails. What these programs do is automatically respond to
incoming emails as soon as they are received.
Emails are essential to your business for many different reasons. Most
importantly, these invisible email voices give you their feedback about your
website - for free! However, if you spend all your working hours answering these
emails, how are you supposed to run your business? The answer is simple: use
autoresponders. Autoresponders are programs that automatically respond to your
emails without you so much as having to click on your mouse.
There are a number of good reasons why you need an autoresponder besides just
answering your email. For example, autoresponders can be used if you need a way
to send information about your services or products, price lists, or if there
are repeated questions asked across large numbers of emails.
Maybe you want to offer your site visitors a special bonus of some kind, such as
advice or relevant articles. All of this can be handled by an autoresponder.
Additionally, you can advertise your business and then build stable
relationships with your customers by using autoresponders.
Autoresponder programs vary from software that runs with your email program to a
specialized script that runs on your web hosting company's server. This kind of
script may use a web page form or simply operate with your email account. This
kind of script is programmed to send out a standardized message whenever an
email is received. The message is sent to a particular script or email address.
Some autoresponders can do more than simply send out standardized messages. They
can send out an unlimited number of follow-up messages sent at predetermined
interval of time. For example, you can set your autoresponder to send out a new
message every day for as long a period as you desire.
There are numerous companies who offer autoresponders free of charge. Your
website hosting company often provides autoresponders as a free service. If this
is not the case with your web hosting company, there are numerous companies who
offer this service for a small fee, or free of charge, providing you attach an
advertisement for their company to your emails.