When I first started online, I kept hearing about autoresponders and not until recently did I understand why you need them – this is one of the most important tools I feel that a person can have in their business. An autoresponder is liking have an offline business and no telephone and like the picture shows it keeps the door of communication open to your and your list – that is how important I think they are.
It was not until I wrote my first report that I started to understand the “why” they are a must. It gives you that link that you need to communicate with your list and to build that relationship with them. Also, how in the world do you know who is reading your emails, how do you keep track of what is working for you without some stats on the emails that you are sending out – like how many open the email, how many got your email, which email service is used the most, what links they clicked after they open and the list goes on and on.
And if you are like me and pressed for time – you have heard how people can put their business on auto-pilot – well this is how. You can write your emails and schedule them to get delivered to your list when ever you want – how cool it that. So when you have a busy week coming up or you want to go on vacation, you can simply write up your emails and schedule them to go out while you are away doing what you have to do.
I have to say that this is also a great way to manage your time – as you read in a previous post how important this is – well this is a must for you then. You write your emails and schedule them to go out either in 24 hours, 1 day, 2 days, a week from now. I know some that write their emails for the week and just schedule them and just think how much time that frees them up to do other things. Personally, I don’t like getting emails daily from a list that I’m on and if I feel that I’m getting too many – I will unsubscribe – the rule of thumb here is to average 2 – 3 a week.
If you are like me – I am not one that just set down and whip out an email, an article, a post – I have to be in the right frame of mind and then they flow pretty good. Well, I’m learning to do that with my blog post and now my emails – so instead of taking the “time” every other day to try and write when my brain is not corporate with me – think of the time that I waste trying to get that email or blog post done.
This is NOT good time management skills – so this has been a real learning experience for me. So now when the mood hits – I just go with the flow and it’s amazing how much a person can really accomplish. Try it the next time the writing mood hits you – just keep writing and schedule what you wrote – believe me it will less stressful for you.
I know what you are thinking – that mood never hits me well then maybe a visit to http://www.fiverr.com/ would be a great place as there are many people there that would write articles or blog post for you for $5.00 I personally like to write my own stuff as I really haven’t found anyone yet that writes with this hillbilly language that I use sometimes lololol.
In summary – Autoresponders – why you need them is saves you time, keeps the communication open between you and your list, regular scheduling for you and your list, a chance to give you list more tips, ideas and suggestions and also make sales from your list (providing you don’t do this each email).
Don’t wait like I did – get this tool for YOUR business now