My clients frequently ask me questions about my contact management tips and advice. This is a common problem for many people who work both in the offline and online worlds. This article will provide some guidance on how to manage contacts.
You need to ensure that your business has both online and offline contacts. You can get more information about contact management administration from various online resources.
It is a bad idea to move your list from one resource into another. You may have to ask people twice to opt-in depending on the place you host your contacts. This can lead you to lose a lot.
Think about what you need: Do you eventually require a shopping cart? How about an affiliate program? This will help you to see that you need more than a place to store your contacts and an e-mail tool.
Another advantage to an online resource is the ability to sort contacts into different autoresponder lists. These lists can be emailed individually or as a whole. This is especially useful if you need to separate who receives which e-mail broadcasts. Autoresponder lists let you store any information, even custom fields.
Some examples of online contact management software include 1ShoppingCart and Constant Contact, Get Response, and Aweber. You should research all of these options before you settle on one.
Whatever contact method you choose, ensure you (1) think long-term and (2) that you choose something that meets your needs.