Safelists are lists which contain email addresses of individuals who have agreed to receive your advertisement. Safelists are “safe” because they provide a place for people to advertise without fear of being accused of spamming.
Spamming or sending unsolicited email can get you into all sorts of trouble with your Internet Service Provider if enough people complain.
Safelists have also been defined as being like a club where the members are typically webmasters and Internet marketers. They are people who have websites that they want others to visit, products they want to sell, or affiliate programs they are promoting.
Safelists are not considered to be among the top marketing methods in use such as Pay Per Click, article marketing, solo ads, ezines and so on. They are good to use as a list building tool because they are populated with internet marketers, however they are far from perfect and many Internet Marketers feel they are useless.
They are loved by some, hated by others and almost unheard of outside of the online marketing community.As with most other Internet Marketing strategies safelist marketing can be productive if it is done correctly.
There are basically two types of safelists. First there is the regular, everyday, run of the mill type where you can send to other members and they can email their offers to you. Whether you choose to look at the email is entirely up to you.
However if you want the other members to open your email advertisements it might be a good idea to scan through your inbox and open the ones that interest you.While a regular safelist allows you to post during a certain time frame, such as every 2 or 3 days, they also offer other types of advertising.
You can usually purchase banner impressions or text ad spots to be shown in the member’s area. You can also purchase contact solo ads which are sent out to the contact email address of the entire member list which can be very effective.
The second type, and more effective of the two, is the credit based safelist program. These programs require members to accumulate and spend credits, or points, in order to send their ads to the list. The primary method of earning credits is reading the emails sent to your list address by other members and clicking on special credit links contained in these messages.
For this reason, the ads you send to credit-based lists are more likely to be opened. Some lists offer the same amount of credits in every email you read, some offer a random amount of credits, and some only offer credits in random emails. Most programs offer the occasional bonus credits which can get you anywhere from tens to thousands of credits at a time.
Most of these lists, if not all of them, allow you to purchase credits, too. This can happen in the form of an upgrade or a straight out purchase. These credits are primarily used to send your ads to the safelist, but some lists allow you to trade your credits for banner impressions and text ads.
There are a few variations of credit-based safelists. In addition to the standard model mentioned above, there are sites that require you to log in to view ads rather than having them mailed to you, and sites that require you to wait for a timer to count down before you earn credits.
These days there are a lot of safelist hosting companies that make it easy for anyone to start a safelist program very cheaply. This usually results in communities on the Web with dozens, even hundreds of cookie-cutter safelists that look nearly identical; they usually have no graphics and some meaningless text and only a couple of hundred members.
These should be avoided because they are only a waste of time. If you decide to include safelist marketing as a tactic in your internet marketing strategy be careful which list providers you choose and this will help make your safelist strategy a success.
Bob Withers is a professional sales and marketing person with over twenty years in the field. He has also turned his sights on Affiliate Marketing to apply his trade. Bob changed career paths four years ago when both he and his wife began working with Autistic adults in the US, which along with his Home Business and Affiliate Marketing, is his focus right now. If you want to get in touch with Bob or learn more about Affiliate Marketing and Home Business opportunities please visit:
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This is my new Blog and having been away from it for a couple of years it’s great to be back because I really enjoy it. Just to tell you something about myself, my wife and I are currently working with Autistic adults in the state of Maine and we love it. Although we’re from Canada, originally from Newfoundland, this is our second stint working in Maine and the two men we are working with this time around are great. We’ve become very attached to these young men and we consider ourselves to be a family. Actually our job title is that of Therapeutic Foster Parents and of course we take it very seriously. One of the main reasons we take it so seriously is that we are advocates for these young men because at times they can’t speak for themselves.
The sad part about our job here in Maine is that we have to leave the country after 18 months. The reason for this being the company who hired us and sponsored us into the US could only get us into the country by way of a Training Visa with the main condition being we have to leave after 18 months. We were here under the same circumstances in 2007 and had to leave the guys we were caring for at that time at the end of 2008.
This of course was very difficult for the three men we were working with and living with at the time and it was also very difficult for us because we became very attached and as I mentioned earlier we became a family. One of the main benefits of coming back is that we get to see the guys we worked with on our first visit and we also get to do what we enjoy which is caring for and helping these young men.
Because of our love for what we do and for the people we work with I will be dedicating a Page on this website to Autism and to the people who live with it on a daily basis. I’m hoping this will help educate people who aren’t familiar with what is fast becoming a global concern and help to raise funds for research.
The other objective of this website is to offer Home Business advice and present opportunities to people who are interested in making a legitimate living by working from home.
I’m hoping to have a great deal of relevant content added soon and I hope people will make it a point to visit often. Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to read this information.
The following two videos should give you some idea of the majestic beauty of Newfoundland:
I’ve added a video below, one of which is actually an advertisement by a local brewery located in St. John’s, Newfoundland which is where I’m from. But it contains some great shots of the area and I like to think portrays what we, as Newfoundlanders, are all about: People who care about people, who work hard and play hard but aren’t afraid to laugh at ourselves. In the following videos you will see many examples of this outlook on life as portrayed by local entertainers performing at what we call “Kitchen Parties”.
These are events where neighbours come together to have a few drinks and entertain one another through song and dance. Please take the time to have a look.