Database email marketing relies on the development of a solid email list containing addresses of your target audience. Your target audience refers to those people who you are fairly confident would be interested in what you have offer. Typically you know this because they have chosen to be a part of your email list through a bulk email opt in and they have not tried to unsubscribe to your list.
Your email list for marketing purposes is one of the most important assets for your business. This list contains the addresses of the most important customers because they are the ones who are most likely to not only purchase from you, but return again and again because of their loyalty and trust in your brand and company.
One of the best ways to build your email list that you can use for database email marketing is through a special offer, something that your customers value and you can offer at a limited expense to your company. Developing a system that uses an autoresponder makes it nearly effortless to build up that database email list and get a large number of people on your email list.
The way that it works is like this: you send out a mass email to all those who have chosen to be a part of your email list through a bulk email opt in. The recipients see your email offer and can’t wait to learn more about it. Once they click on your offer, they are redirected to an autoresponder, which requires them to enter in their email address in order to request the special offer. This helps you build up a large number of emails, and each time a customer enters in their email address, they are confirming that they wish to remain on your database email list. They will always have the option to unsubscribe the next time you email them, but hopefully they are so thrilled with your offer that this never crosses their mind.
The trick to using special offers to entice people to join your email list (or remain on it) is getting them to open the email and click through! Captivating subject lines and well-crafted email messages that are personalized will help.