Email marketing is the use of the electronic mail or email facility in order to reach a wide range of potential customers or readers when offering products and services. Simply put, it is marketing via email. Email marketing also has the potential of becoming very much relevant inasmuch as it has been known to respond to reader queries and provide them the information they need.
Email marketing, of course, does not go off without any negative perception from society. Many individuals see themselves as greatly inconvenienced by email marketing, which is at times classified as spam. However, it has come a long way since the early days of a complete and absolute negative stigma of email marketing; now people have the right to choose what they find useful and suitable content arriving into their inboxes.
Some companies decide to send customers a free newsletter to get an email list. But there are other ways to collect email addresses. Sometimes having a newsletter just doesn’t make any sense for your company. For instance, if you happen to sell dishwashers, how much information could you send your customer, daily, on dishwashers. So, instead here are a few other options for increasing your email list.
You could run a contest. The puzzle, game or task should be easy and straightforward so that you don’t frustrate the customer and you still get their email address in the end.