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Product or Mailing List?

November 16th, 2009 · Email Marketing

By Atheer Fendi

If you would ask this question, “Which one is more important – the mailing list or the product?” any savvy marketer would answer you, “The mailing list”.

Principally, any wise business person puts the importance of hungry demand (and not just any demand) in front of the product. In other words, there is no product if there is no demand! And a mailing list represents the demand or your business if you would like to call it.

If you frequent the Joint Venture forums and membership sites of any kind, you will find that product and service owners need mailing list owners more than the other way round.

This is because the mailing list owners have the prospects that the other type of partner is looking for to sell to.

And if you are a mailing list owner, you do not have to necessarily make money from selling your own product. You can sell advertising space or craft a Joint Venture with product owners in return of commissions, recurring or not.

Most of the biggest success web businesses on the Internet today often establish the mailing list (or subscribers) first before the product. One fine example is Friendster.com.

Friendster.com, in the nutshell, is a website that connects friends and potential friends from around the world through a free membership access.

While Friendster.com does not make money from the number of members who join the site, the business makes money from selling advertising space and partnering with other big time merchants and businesses, owing to the established number of members Friendster.com has recruited.

This business is perfect example that demonstrates why every business should establish a need or demand before the product itself, and why you should do the same, whether you run a friends site or not.

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Twitterfeed – A Twitter Tool

November 6th, 2009 · Twitter

By Atheer Fendi

Twitterfeed at http://www.twitterfeed.com is also a very handy tool. It is far
more secure to log into than the other sites I have mentioned as it uses Open
ID which is a bit of a pain. However, it is worth persisting with in the absence
of an alternative tool.

What Twitterfeed does is that you can set up your blog to feed directly via
RSS to your Twitter account. So every time you make a blog post, it gets
tweeted automatically on your behalf. You can use this in conjunction with
SocialOomph with the first post coming through Twitterfeed and then subsequent
ones at times you specify via SocialOomph.

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Your Twitter Karma

October 30th, 2009 · Twitter

By Atheer Fendi

Your Twitter Karma at http://dossy.org/twitter/karma/ is a really useful site for
having a look at your followers and who you are following. It’s great for
managing your account from a followers/following perspective.

Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to load a fair few times and can be unreliable,
but when it is working it’s great. It shows you all you all the people you are
following and all those that are following you. Underneath each avatar it tells
you if you are following them and if they are following you. You can also sort
by people that you are following who aren’t following you back. This is great
for management as you can decide whether or not to un-follow them.
By checking the boxes, you can actually do a bulk un-follow of a heap of
people at once as opposed to going to every individual Twitter account and
clicking on “un-follow”.

You can also list those that might only be following you and decide if you want
to follow them back. Again, this can be done in a bulk manner.

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Friendfeed – Twitter Tool

October 24th, 2009 · Twitter

By Atheer Fendi

Friendfeed at http://www.friendfeed.com is an automating tool you can use in
conjunction with Twitter. Friendfeed is a bit of a hub if you like where you can
set up links to all your other accounts. Friendfeed collects information from
those accounts and publishes it in your Friendfeed feed.

Although Friendfeed is a topic almost in itself, I mention it here particularly
because of it’s ability to link your Twitter and Facebook accounts among
others. If you have a Facebook account and you link it and your Twitter
accounts in Friendfeed, then what will happen is that all your posts in Twitter
will be posted on your wall at Facebook. It means you are running two social
media accounts via one and saves you time.

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SplitTweet

October 12th, 2009 · Twitter

By Atheer Fendi

SplitTweet at http://splitweet.com is a great tool if you have a number of
accounts on Twitter. Rather than switching between them from time to time in
order to Tweet, you can set an account up her for free and bring all of your
accounts under the one roof.

Splitweet will display the Twitter feed from all your accounts at once, or you
can turn individual accounts off and on. When actually tweeting, you can pick
an account to tweet to, or you can do a broadcast message across all your
accounts at once.

Some very flash technology this and very useful for handling multiple
accounts.

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