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Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by GAdsense, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. #1
    One of my friends maintain a couple of investing sites and have collected many targeted and non-targeted email, properly in an excel .csv format.

    He'd like to send messages to those people daily and keeping them updated. He approached me and asked for the "email sending solution" -
    SEMrush
    I've myself sent emails via SMTP server using a software and uploading my .csv contacts file. But in this case, the email addresses are in lakhs - because he started a group and asked to share lists and make it mutually profitable - only investing related people were allowed to join

    Is there a possible solution?
    How many emails an hour would we be able to send?
    What would be the price?
    Which server to buy or what's the limit of normal hosting accounts you buy?
    If you can guide, please let us know how to setup initially.

    Thank you.
     
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  2. MoneyMakingSystem

    MoneyMakingSystem Peon

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    You can go and join Aweber as its simply the best, but
    Your subscribers would be required to verify there subscription,
    Hence, you need a self hosted email marketing software.
    I think, Interspire Email marketer could help you.
     
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    GAdsense Well-Known Member

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    Yea, you are right but Awber is costly for him and he'd like to run his own system and have someone manage everything.

    I checked out Interspire Email marketer, seems like a good software. But the friend has already bought the software, the guidance he needs is how to send continuous emails at fastest possible speed.

    Do we need a normal hosting account for it? As usually normal hosting accounts has a limit per hour or per day I guess. Otherwise, which kind of hosting do we need?
     
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    Warner Active Member

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    Is e-mailing the only marketing technique which you use for promotion?
     
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    GAdsense Well-Known Member

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    Not really, he does SEO too.

    But would like to try this email marketing and see how it works out... do you have any suggestions warner or idea about the question I asked...Do we need a normal hosting account for it? As usually normal hosting accounts has a limit per hour or per day I guess. Otherwise, which kind of hosting do we need?
     
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    edukcuf Greenhorn

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    I'm looking into this myself at the moment, I think Aweber is a bit costly too. I've tried using dadamail, but my host only allows 50 emails per hour. The other thing to think about is how many emails get through to your user. On self hosting your more likely to get them going to the spam boxes. With dadamail and my host you need to buy a dedicated IP for it to work properly which is extra on top of standard account.

    There's MailChimp which allows upto 500 users and 3000 emails per month for free, I believe I might get over that thought within a few week once I start.
     
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    erwindegrave Active Member

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    Aweber is so far the best and one of the most credible service for email marketing campaigns :)
     
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    I definitely recommend the Interspire software, it's very customizable and provides an insane amount of tools for e-mail marketing.
     
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  9. GAdsense

    GAdsense Well-Known Member

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    @edukcuf - Very true review. I believe we need a better solution and its very possible to find one. In email marketing, I guess the best is the trial and error approach if you have extra money.

    @erwindegrave - Yes, not doubt about that. But it charges you quite some extra money which you can save working with developing your own system. Its a bit of hassle but its really possible.

    @Ascendancy - I have seen that and find it quite good in fact. I'd also recommend it to people, for at least having a look at it.

    In my opinion, after looking for many solutions. So far going with "bullet proof hosting" sounds like a good idea. Its not the best one and it costs high amount of money. But it might be helpful and we may be able to find a real "bullet proof" webhost at cheap prices.

    An example of bullet proof host is http://www.americaint.com/bullet-proof-hosting/bulk-email-hosting.html

    Anyone have some ideas? as there are so many spammers out there who are doing a good job in getting the emails to your inbox. So why can't we who like to do fair marketing can do this. I mean we really can!
     
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    GAdsense Well-Known Member

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    omarabid Well-Known Member

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    why don't you host a server and use PHP script?
     
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    GAdsense Well-Known Member

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    @omarabid
    You mean to host a server locally? - I don't have enough knowledge to do so or say I am better off letting some expert do the job - However, in the worst case, am ready to learn.

    Using PHP script and self hosting would do the trick in your opinion?

    Have you ever used or implemented this kind of stuff?
     
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    imacamper Peon

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    I use GVO, formerly known as wwKiosk. It's web host hosting that caters to Internet marketers and bundles the tools online business owners need. I have had no issues with this service and LOVE IT!

    Anyway, I wrote an article here if you wish to view it.

    Cheers,

    Drew
     
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    GAdsense Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the response. It was nice reading that. Does it also offer unlimited email sending feature? :) I wish.
     
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    imacamper Peon

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    It appears your wish is true ;)

    Halfway down the page, it says "unlimited autoresponder". However my list is only about 1000 subscribers so my email blasts aren't a good test.

    Right now they're offering a 14 day trial for just $1. You can use the trial period and see if it meets your needs.

    Cheers,

    Drew
     
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    GAdsense Well-Known Member

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    You mean, you are using that already?

    If that is so, may be I can share an email contact list with you for you to check out?
     
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    Yes, I use GVO and LOVE IT! It's everything I need bundled for just $44.95 per month. Aweber can cost more than that all by itself. Then adding the video conference rooms, unlimited domain web hosting, unlimited bandwidth, easy video producer, and great tech support makes it a great value.

    I'm not sure what you're offering. If you are suggesting I send an email to your list, no, I would not do that as I have no way to verify that your list members have opted in.

    That's why I suggested you take advantage of the $1 trial and see if it works for you.

    Cheers,

    Drew
     
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    GAdsense Well-Known Member

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    Ah sounds good, I'll let him know. As eventually this is mainly the concern of friends business but again I wanted to learn this stuff as well so poked in my nose.

    Thanks camper :)
     
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    imacamper Peon

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    No problem.

    You can PM me if you have additional questions or need help setting up.

    Cheers,

    Drew
     
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    GAdsense Well-Known Member

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    sure thanks, that's really nice of you. :)
     
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