New news has come out in the last few weeks that may affect home business owners. The news is related to the email marketing. In recent weeks several of the larger email marketing companies such as constant contact and aweber have banned internet marketing and make money on the internet email lists and marketers from using their services.
This has been interesting news for those who use these services for their online marketing campaigns. It seems to align with recent trends of larger companies attacking or blanket attacking a segment of the market.
the purpose, I believe, was to help eliminate the chances of email spam from ending up in the inboxes of many people who subscribe to these types of lists. However the intent may be good but we will see how it plays out in the end.
Of course, when these sort of things happen the market is usually ready or able to come up with a solution. For example for those in this field there is a new product out on the market. It is an alternative to using a big list management company such as constant contact. That alternative is to control your email listing yourself from a self hosted wordpress blog. This product is called Rapid Mailer. I found a link to it on this website about Real Marketing Masters.
It looks like a promising alternative to paying a monthly fee to one of the big autoresponder companies even for those who are not in the make money online market
It is a great solution for those looking for self help alternatives too. I have checked into it some and it looks like a pretty awesome wordpress plugin. The features this product has go way beyond what even the top email marketing companies offer with their list management tools.
If you are interested in this type of tool for self help then check out the link above which will take to a page that will tell you more about it.
What are your thoughts on this subject? Do you use a large email management company? Would you be interested in using a self help alternative such as this?