Contact Management


Here are some spe­cif­ic sug­ges­tions for Con­tact Man­age­ment so you can start your new Data­base Mar­ket­ing right!!!

If you want to start for free you can use your email pro­gram. (Eg. Yahoo, Gmail, etc.) HOWEVER… and you’ll notice this is a BIG how­ev­er… ulti­mate­ly this will NOT serve you for con­tact man­age­ment and data­base mar­ket­ing. You can only send emails to approx. 100 con­tacts at a time. That will not work for long. (Ulti­mate­ly you want your DB to be at least 10,000 con­tacts!!! That would nev­er work in a typ­i­cal per­son­al email pro­gram.)

The Email Pro­gram I use is ICon­tact. This allows me to send emails and newslet­ters to near­ly unlim­it­ed con­tacts with the push of a but­ton! I can seg­ment my lists, send auto-respon­ders, sur­veys, etc. (The truth is, I don’t know if they are the best. From what I hear, all of these email pro­grams have their issues)… but ICon­tact works great for me!!

The oth­er con­tact man­age­ment pro­gram I rec­om­mend is ACT! This is con­tact man­age­ment soft­ware that you can buy from almost any store that sells soft­ware. Here you can track con­tacts, do reports, print lablels, and set up to-do’s for each con­tact or group. How­ev­er… this is NOT a great pro­gram for emails. This is more for con­tact man­age­ment and direct mail­ings… but I love this too.

You could also uti­lize a high-end pro­gram like Infu­sion­Soft.  How­ev­er, these types of pro­grams can be quite pricey and hard­er to man­age.  If you’re just get­ting start­ed, this might not be your best choice.

The impor­tant thing is to start now, start today and build that data­base!!

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