This is a question that many business owners ask themselves when they decide that they need to start using Autoresponder’s. As we discussed in your first lesson, Autoresponder’s are helpful tools that you can use to automate your business and decrease your work load tremendously.
Basically, there are three types of Autoresponder’s to choose from, the compatibility of which depends on your personal level of skill and availability to use the Autoresponder.
The three main types of Autoresponder’s are:
– Remotely hosted Autoresponder’s.
– Locally hosted Autoresponder’s.
– Desktop hosted Autoresponder’s or self hosted Autoresponder’s.
Of the three, many business owners prefer having a locally-hosted or desktop-hosted Autoresponder for several reasons.
Remotely-hosted Autoresponder’s cannot carry a website’s domain name.
What appears in the Autoresponder is a link extension of the website that is hosting the Autoresponder. This may be preferred by some who do not have their own website or those whose business require anonymity of a sort. Furthermore, because the Autoresponder is carried by another website and not your own, there will be very little room for control or flexibility in terms of what the Autoresponder can do for you.
It is easy to spot the pre-written message if it’s hosted in a remotely-hosted Autoresponder whereas locally-hosted or desktop-hosted Autoresponder’s can choose to customise their settings such that it’s not made to look or sound like an automated message. In addition, the e-mail address is the website’s own which makes it more difficult to pinpoint an automated message.
This is a great feature for those in the customer service industry or those who require warm relations with potential customers because of its ability to mask a generic script.
After all, very few people want to receive a message that’s been sent to millions of other people and no matter how successful, knowing an autoresponder is the one responding to the message will give a touch of coldness to the content.
For all the limitations of a remotely-hosted autoresponder though, it is by far cheaper than the other two. It’s great for home businesses or start-up companies who need the service but not the heavy expense. And it is not to say that locally-hosted and desktop-hosted autoresponder’s don’t have their own limitations too.
Depending on the provider, these two can be quite expensive especially when you’re asking a technical person to develop the script and the installation for you. Scripts can get very complicated depending on how many features you want in the autoresponder. An Intelligent autoresponder, one which does sequential sending and the like, can be quite expensive.
A desktop-hosted autoresponder from the name itself is dependant on one desktop. So, given this, the computer should be very reliable and should always be connected to the internet lest it won’t receive or answer any of the messages. The computer also needs to have a large capacity especially for those who have a very large mailing list.
With desktop-hosted autoresponder’s, one will need to have intelligent know-how on how the system works or else most mails will only end up in a potential client’s Spam Folder and be sure to choose a very reliable hosting server. Hosting services for such will also tend to be very expensive.
Take your own company’s considerations in mind when choosing. Not every business will fit the same mold when it comes to choosing the right autoresponder for it’s needs.
New Feature: Free Autoresponder To Build Your Own List
When using the PopupXpert to capture leads, one common question that members ask is “Where can I see the opt-in contacts?”.
Our answer had been “You need to link the popup with your own autoresponder”.
That was when these members frown, because they didn’t have an autoresponder and were not ready to pay a monthly fee for one.
Then one member feedbacked to me that all he needed was a simple way to capture leads and requested that we provide this service.
After much consideration, we decided to add an Autoresponder into our system.
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