can be effective. You just need to find the ones with responsive
members. Numbers don't say everything. You can have a safelist
million double opt-in members, but if none of them
is no use.
I did an experiment with a fairly well known mailer (I won't say the
name) with over 2.5 Million members. The membership fee was reduced to
a one time $40 so I thought let's give it a go. I trowed in my best ad
that always get lots of clicks but all I got out of the 2.5 million was
2 clicks. Yeah, you read right 2 clicks. I thought to myself, well
here's your proof. There is no law of numbers in safelist advertising
The only thing that count is how responsive are the members. Plus mass
mailers are more likely to get blacklisted by spamfilters so your ad
will go directly to the spam folder. Be honest, how often do you
whitelist a safelist
after signing up. It's like never, all you're
concerned about is getting your ad out as fast as possible.
But it is true, safelists
are very targeted and can boost up your sales
instantly. Simple fact is people who join a safelist
promoting a business opportunity so they will react if they see
interesting ads in their mailbox(if they see them
I always browse my safelist
mailbox once in a while to see if there is
something I can use. If there is an affiliate link I always use that,
even if I have to copy and paste, because I know how much work is
involved with affiliate marketing. Some people delete the
affiliate id because they can't stand the thought someone is making
money through them.
Although I can understand it a little bit(it's only human) I still
think it's stupid. If someone did the work and brought you the
information, that person should be paid. The reason why I say this is
because with the new FTC (Federal
rules it's not recommended to put a clickable link in your email ad.
The spambots will reject those as well as emails with "$" in the title.
So in some cases you can't hide your affiliate id (not all safelists
have an option to put your link in a separate box).
The best way to avoid all of this, is to only use credit mailers. These
type of safelists
are based on the same principle as Traffic Exchanges.
You get credits by clicking the link in the email you receive.
We have compiled a top 10 list of our favorite and most effective safelists
They're all free to join. Some give
credits on signup while others allow you to send out mail
periodically. Find the ones you like but remember there will be a lot
of mail in your inbox. Have fun.