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Re: which software for professional Mailling? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

On Sat, Oct 14, 2000 at 06:13:26PM +0200, Matthias Mann (Matman@gmx.li) wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Henrique M Holschuh <hmh+debianml@rcm.org.br>
> To: Matthias Mann <Matman@gmx.li>
> Cc: <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
> Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2000 9:34 AM
> Subject: Re: which software for professional Mailling? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
> Huui! This discussion becomes a content that now has nothing to du with
> Debian knowledge. Thanx to all meanings. I think i should find another way
> to contact my intendet customers in future.
> Dear Henrique!
> I thank you for your detailed information about the risks of spamming.
> I don´t beleve that anyone would kill me if i begin with spamming.
> There are so much spammers.  Who will all them find?
> That spamming is not very liked by much people is a part of my
> project, that i  had not considered.  I have seen it now on the
> reactions of newsgroup members. And it seems to be good, that you
> wrote me your warning.
> My experience with buisnes in web is not very big. Do you have some
> idears what i can do to reach more hundreds of people per day over the
> internet, whithout paying more than the online time? It is very
> important for me to reach very much people, cause i like to sell
> immovables.  They will surely not so easy to sell like bread or books.
> And my budget is very small, so it is not possible for me, to pay for
> a big publicity campaign.

For starters, a web presence, and a few happy customers can do wonders.
If you've followed the business press over the past year, you may find
that a large marketing budget and professional staff don't promise
success and riches in online marketing either.

There's a concept called "viral marketing" which you may want to look
at.  It was most classically practiced by Hotmail, an on-line free email 
service (ironically enough, based on advertising to members and their
email recipients).  Basically, each email had at the bottom a line
saying "Get your free web-based email through Hotmail:
http://www.hotmail.com/.";  In the first *days* of operation, without any
advertising, the site picked up thousands of users.  It was later bought
by Microsoft for several hundred million dollars.  Go figure.

Other acts -- I include my company's name and website in my sig line --
which appears in a number of email lists, newsgroups, and web discussion
boards.  I have tracked a significant amount of traffic from sites I've
posted my sig to.

Look also at Debian.  It's a non-business business, but one of the most
successful GNU/Linux distributions based on no marketing, no budget, and
a minimum of formal organization.  Kuro5hin is another example -- it's a
discussion weblog that's been active for ten months and now has 8,000
registered users and about 60,000 hits daily.  No marketing budget, just
word-of-mouth and a good product.

There's a saying:  you catch more flies with honey than vinegar.  Make
people *want* your product, not hate you.

I'd be interested in hearing more about your product and what you are
planning to sell, I might even be able to help you through OpenSales, 
our products, and expertise.

Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>     http://www.netcom.com/~kmself
 Evangelist, Opensales, Inc.                    http://www.opensales.org
  What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?      There is no K5 cabal
   http://gestalt-system.sourceforge.net/        http://www.kuro5hin.org
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