Email Newsletter Monetization: Two Viable Options for Bloggers and Small Publishers

Influence is no longer the exclusive domain of large publishers. Eyeballs and marketing dollars are being diverted toward an army of small, niche publishers; be they content curators, bloggers, vloggers, or podcasters. Given the increased demand, these micro-publishers are rightfully looking for ways to thoughtfully profit from their audience, and their effort. Profit in Email Newsletters Along with other with the monetization tactics that they currently use, like website display ads and social media sponsorships, today’s specialty

An Insider’s Look at the Future of Email Marketing Software and Services

One of the benefits of living and breathing a niche industry, like operating an email agency, is that it affords one the opportunity to ponder what the future may hold. The following is a future-vision of what email marketing will look like in year 2017 for practitioners, marketers and consumers alike. The Name of the Game Has Changed Fast forward six years and the term “email marketing” has disappeared from our vernacular entirely. Although lower

Making a Case for Outsourcing Email Marketing

For marketers who want to mine more gold from their email programs; outsourced email marketing is quickly gaining popularity. They’re seeking managed email marketing services because they’re frustrated and frugal. Does outsourcing your email marketing makes dollars and sense to you?

Is a Visual Business Plan Right for You?

Until now, I’ve started (but never finished) dozens of classic business plans. So I usually just wing it with a “business outline”, but secretly wish I had taken the time to map out my long and short terms strategies in greater detail. So this time I’ve drafted a visual business plan.

What is an Email Marketing Consultant and Do I Need One?

Email marketing consultants generally take three forms; all of which have skills and experience that are specific to developing effective email marketing strategies. However, their core competencies and offerings vary greatly. So do you need an email consultant? If so, what type? Ask yourself the following questions.

Email List Rental, What You Need to Know

Frequently maligned and often misunderstood, email list rental is a widely accepted marketing practice that can provide a potent ROI, if you know what to look for and respect the inbox. If you’re unfamiliar or unimpressed with renting an email list here’s the lowdown on the benefits as well as its key differentiating factors and considerations.

The Power of Personalization in Email Marketing

A bad email marketing program is like a really annoying sales person, but with a little effort and a lot of personalization you can turn email into your sales top-producer. Best of all, it’s easy and inexpensive to do.

8 Guiding Principles to Hiring an Email Marketing Expert

In part one (You Might Need an Email Marketing Expert If…) we discussed when and why it might be a good idea to contract with experts who possess, dedicated, email marketing experience. Now we?ll outline the guiding principles to consider before hiring an email marketing agency, email marketing consultant or in-house email marketing manager.