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HOME WELCOME VISION LEADERSHIP SYSTEM GET MONEY Subscribe to RSS Email Marketing Basics – Don’t Waste Your Money! by Ashley Smith | on March 16, 2013 1 Tweet Email Marketing Basics Don’t Waste Your Money with Useless List Vendors In this article I’ll outline my dealings with nextmark.com / ConsumerBase… Ok, so you’ve got you’re marketing budget ready to leverage your online marketing business so you want to spend that hard-earned wisely for the best results. What you are looking at is sending your email with about your business to someone else’s list, so make sure that you are hitting a relevant market / niche. You can either find an email list vendor by yourself by searching the web and looking for a website that people in the market for your specific business will find useful – which you can simply send the email owner / manager a short message asking them if you can advertise with them or you can use a larger generic list vendor such as Consumer Base / nextmark.com. Email Marketing Basics I search the web and find www.nextmark.com decided to give them a call, and they operate as a company called Consumer Base so I want to try and see the results they could offer. I phoned and spoke to the VP of sales and he assured me that he could help me and that his company was a solid bet. I said Yes and out-layed $500. He asks me if my ad is in HTML format and If not then Consumer Base will have to format it – for another $150. So I email my Word document with hyperlinks off to the Client Services department for formatting. converted by Web2PDFConvert.com Email Marketing Basics I was emailed a pretty, postcard-looking ad with a banner, button and hyperlink… With 5 little mistakes in it. Ok, no problem I thought. I rejected the ad in their back office of my account and pointed out the errors. A few days later the ad gets emailed to me. I’m getting all excited: thinking my ad is ready to run… More little mistakes. Ok. I send back the changes and hope it’s third time lucky. After a couple of days I am sent my ad, this time with a couple of the errors amended – but with a spelling mistake. I reject the ad in the back office and provide the correct details. After a couple of days – my ad is ready to view… This time a grammatical error and the lack of a bullet point. Again I log in to my back office and reject the ad – providing the relevant corrections. Email Marketing Basics Believe it or not but this went on eight (8) times – YES, you read that right. I was annoyed at their Client Services constantly making spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and common sense errors that any educated person would clearly have picked up. And, as I was told by their VP that they sell campaigns for people in Empower Network – well, from the ad copy that would return to me – I thought it was their first time doing a Solo Ad! So I try phoning the Sales VP to ask him what is going on. Couldn’t reach him so I send him an email outlining the fact that I was getting frustrated and anxious with my $650 as they didn’t seem to know what they were doing: all the small mistakes showing up in the ad copy, then the inability to follow simple instructions of mine to amend their errors. Email Marketing Basics I had begun to anticipate that my hard earned $650 was never going to yield any results and that I was wasting my time and money on a company that clearly didn’t know what it was doing. So I phone the sales rep again and he tells me I’ve insulted a staff member by me pointing out the simple and common-sense mistakes and he defended this persons competence – and makes this whole thing out to be my fault somehow… Bottom line… For $650 and five weeks of waiting and stress. ZERO (0) Opt ins. For ten thousand (10,000) supposed high-quality, targeted leads. Not a single Opt in! Beware when choosing a generic list vendor and be sure to test first. Otherwise you could find yourself short of some $$$$$. If you have had any dealings with this company then please leave a comment below. Yours in success, Ashley Smith This entry was posted in Empower Network converted by Web2PDFConvert.com Tags: afilliate marketing, blog, business seekers, buy email lists, consumer base, consumer base review, consumerbase, email list vendors, email lists, email marketing, email marketing basics, email marketing review, empower network, internet marketing, nextmark, nextmark.com, nextmark.com review, online marketing, targeted email lists, the empower network « Previous Post Next Post » About The Author: Ashley Smith Hi, my name is Ashley Smith. I've been in a few traditional MLM companies over the years, and, having no real success to speak of it w as about time that I embraced technology, got w ith the times and got Online, though it w as a fantastic learning experience w hich gave me a solid foundation of know ledge. Now I have started marketing my Online business full time w ith the techniques and strategies I have adopted from the Top Producers in the Internet Marketing Industry. After years of struggling just to get by I've taken full responsibility to reach my financial goals, my dreams, by am now applying them to succeed in Online Marketing and then to help others succeed w ith their Online business. I w ish you all the very best in your venture and I am alw ays looking to be of value and service to others in the Online Marketing Industry and those looking to get into it. Sincerely, Ashley Smith You can also see me at google+ Google+ 0 comments Sign in 2 people listening + Follow Post comment as... Newest | Oldest Trackbacks 1. how to build says: March 23, 2013 at 9:13 AM how to build… Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. 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