Today let’s talk about how you can use autoresponder’s to help reduce your workload and increase your profits.
Imagine this scenario. You’ve just woken up after a hectic 18-hour work day and were planning to be a little more laid back today. You’re just waiting for your cup of Joe while opening your email when, lo and behold, there’s 150 of them waiting for your answer. If this seems like a typical day to you with piles of e-mails taking up a good quarter of your productive working time, then it’s time to consider using an email autoresponder.
An autoresponder is a pre-programmed application that pretty much all email services provide. It allows the system to automatically respond to an email received. Autoresponders today can be used for many purposes. They can be used as a form of instant gratification since the potential client doesn’t have to wait long for a reply. Or they can serve as a marketing tool with several parts of newsletters sequentially emailed every week or month. Whatever the case may be, here are several more reasons why an autoresponder helps you in your business and lifestyle:
• Cheaper than a V/A
Between hiring a virtual assistant and renting or purchasing an intelligent autoresponder, the latter is by far more affordable without the hassles of sick leaves or unexcused absences. An autoresponder is sure to be more systematic too. It doesn’t leave any email unanswered.
When using for basic purposes, there are several sites who offer free autoresponding systems and as I mentioned above, most email providers have basic AR’s for free. But when it’s for more complicated tasks like price listings, sequential sending and the like, then signing up for an autoresponder service is by far the best option since you can stop the service if you no longer need it and they usually come with a much higher deliverability rate.
• Easier Response to Repeat Inquiries
Especially if you’re involved in Real Estate, you may be sending and resending your listing info several times a day. With autoresponder’s, you can just sit back and relax while your system answers inquiries like price, sq.ft, Bed/bath terms you may offer, special promos etc… You’ll be surprised by the wonderful reactions you’ll get from potential clients who will think better of you because you’ve answered questions in detail. Autoresponder’s will give your information more consistency and save you from the fumbles of giving a different price or detail to another potential client.
• Sequential Promotion
All autoresponder’s nowadays have the ability to set the time of send out. You can send one part of a newsletter in an e-mail this week, and send the rest next week. This way, the newsletter can be promoted as a course module or series which might be more digestible to the potential client than one long email at one time. You may already be familiar with this concept as you read this post. These were actually written by me at least several weeks before you laid eyes on them. With the power of AR’s I have been able to send these out to you in bite-size portions instead of a giant book. Spreading out your emails and having one email each week will also give you more visibility and will help your company remain top-of-mind.
• Support System
Let’s face it. There are just some days when you can’t just answer all your e-mails. During these days when you can’t respond right away, your clients may have a tendency to feel neglected, and perhaps may even jump boat because of the lack in communication. Using an autoresponder gives them the necessary assurance that you’ve at least received the e-mail and will get back to them as soon as possible.
Better relationships with clients mean better business for you.
I’d love to hear from you! Please let me know what you think and remember if you have any questions or need any assistance please feel free to contact me at anytime.