How did Traffic Generation Cafe go from a brand new blog nobody ever heard of to having thousands of daily readers and Alexa rank of under 23K in 4 short months?
I already told you about my Twitter traffic generation secrets and here is yet another one.
This post comes as a response to an email I’ve recently received:
Just thought I must share something with you…maybe you’ve even written about it.
Isn’t it amazing how many people with affiliate programs don’t respond to email sent to the email address they send auto responders from?
I’m building a dog training site (since I’ve been doing it for more than 20 years…go figure!) and recently wrote an email to a person I signed up under as an affiliate requesting to insert a space between a comma and the next word in a banner.
That was actually two weeks ago…still no reply, yet the auto’s keep coming! If I was not in IM, I would’ve thought she’s not replying on purpose.
Why write all this to you?
Because I am always surprised to get a reply back from you…and to say thank you and that you are a very good example to me of how IM should be done…personally!
Hope you’re having a great weekend!
You can see why I loved this email – thanks, Johan! 🙂
The truth is I receive these kinds of emails on a daily basis.
As of right now, I have an email list of about 8,000 subscribers.
Would it surprise you to learn that I know many of them by name? I know what businesses they are in, how many kids they have, what their daily struggles are?
And now that you know that, are you still surprised that I have such a loyal readership and presence in the community?
Every new subscriber on my list gets a PERSONAL email from me. Not a canned Aweber autoresponder email (although they do get one of those as well 🙂 ), but a personal message to welcome them to my blog and list.
It’s not long, it doesn’t say much… However, how many of those do you get from other bloggers and internet marketers whose list you’ve subscribed to?
My dear readers, standing out of the crowd is not that difficult.
All you need to do is say Hello to someone. Ask them how they are doing. And write back when you get an answer. That’s all.
Treat your readers and subscribers like they deserve to be treated – as a PERSON and not a mere number you can sell stuff to.
PS And make sure to subscribe to my free Bite-Size Traffic Hacks email series to see how email marketing is really done, plus learn a thing or two about traffic generation.