email marketing

This is a guest post by Stefan Nilsson. Visit his blog at

I had it all. Just a few weeks ago I was making $3000 a month by publishing one post a week until a simple mistake caught up with me resulting in me losing everything. More on the mistake later on and how you can avoid doing the same thing – but first I’ll share how I single-handedly went from nothing to making $3000 a month within a single year and how I’m certain that I’ll be able to do it all over again with my new blog on personal development.

This might seem like a wall of text for some of you but I highly recommend that you bookmark it so you can return later.

In this guest post you will find everything you need to know to succeed with making money online and some of the information might not seem interesting right now, but as you progress and reach a new level you’ll be able to use it in a whole new way. If nothing else, it will be a terrific reminder of how you can succeed by doing less.

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This is a guest post by Michael Cusden from

Strangely enough, sometimes the best way to see whether your email marketing campaign is doing well or not is to do some internal testing. Just for a moment, you can disregard what your metrics and analytics tell you and put the changes you want to make out to your subscribers directly.

But, first, let’s figure out how to set up testing so that it provides you with honest-to-goodness results.

  1. Pull 100 random email addresses from your list
  2. Divide them into two separate groups
  3. Only test one change at a time
  4. Set one group as the control (what you’re already doing) and the other as the change
  5. Monitor the results
  6. Request feedback through directed surveys about which your subscribers prefer

We’re going to look at 4 of the most common places that marketers like to update in their emails and walk you through how to do it.

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This is a guest post by Carlo de la Paz from

Planning for email marketing strategies is like producing a film or movie. There are many “production stages” involved.

In filmmaking, you can’t just grab a video recorder and shoot scenes right away. You need to follow a timeline that will allow you to take care of the many aspects and requirements of the project.

It is the same with email marketing. There is a need to follow a sequence so you can plan, execute work properly, and finally, gauge the results.

If film making has pre-production, production, and post-production stages, so does email marketing. You need to make sure to adhere diligently to these three stages so you won’t miss anything.

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This is a guest post by Daniel Cassady from

How’s that blog going? Good, you say? Same here. Of course, I could use some more readers, but then again, who couldn’t, right?

Does this sound familiar?

If you’re a blogger – especially one that is trying to make money with your blog, there’s a good chance that you’ve spent your fair share of time trying to figure out how to lure new readers to your blog, and with varying amounts of success.

Most people tend to move toward social media sites like Facebook and Twitter when they want to increase their readership, and they are right to do so. The world of social media, if you didn’t already know, is growing by leaps and bounds every year, and with smartphones and tablets with built-in social media apps becoming as common as the rhinovirus, you can be sure that the influence social media has over the decisions people make will only grow stronger.

Then, of course, there is old reliable – email marketing. Not too long ago, email marketing was considered a passé tool for promoting and marketing. But, take a look at your inbox. Email marketing is back and in a huge way. Groupon and Living Social are two perfect examples of email marketing at it’s most successful.

So what does this mean for you, the blogger looking to hit it big?

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This is a guest post by Jesse Langley from

Along with other social tools, every blog in existence has an email sign-up. Signing up for an email is a sign of faith in the blog from the visitor. They’re putting their faith in you to give them interesting, relevant content.

Like any social contract, though, there are consequences if you break that trust: the dreaded unsubscribe button.

If readers unsubscribe, you can pretty much guarantee they won’t be coming back to your blog. Most people passively cut through their email content. Once they’re annoyed enough with you to actually go through the process of unsubscribing, they’re annoyed enough to stop visiting your site. Email marketing is only as valuable as its content.

The worst thing you can do is tell your readers every single time a post goes up. The truth is, they may love your site, but no one but your mother cares that much about your site. The trick, then, is to find a balance between overwhelming your readers and not communicating with them at all.

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