Posted on January 12, 1999
================================================== The Add Me! Newsletter *** ISSUE #10 *** "Free tips for promoting your website" Add Me, Inc http://www.addme.com ================================================== I HATE SPAM ! ! ! ! .................................................. January 12th, 1999 *** ISSUE #10 *** .................................................. SPONSOR MESSAGE: Now that you've registered your site, you're almost ready to start taking orders. Next, you need to accept credit cards. Charge.Com lets you take MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. They have the best rates, over 95% of applicants are accepted, and there's NO APPLICATION FEE. To apply right now visit http://www.charge.com/?addme6 .............................. *************************************************** The Add Me! Newsletter is a brand new high quality newsletter created to help everyone promote and market their website. The Add Me! Newsletter has currently over 120,000 subscribers. Want to submit an article for this newsletter? Go to http://www.addme.com/list.htm Hope you'll enjoy it! *************************************************** .....THIS WEEK'S ARTICLE..... I HATE SPAM ! ! ! ! =========================== Now there's a statement that brings smiles to many and frowns to few. But before I place myself on the chopping block I want to place a few facts on the table. Spam, a unique type of meat and an even more unique form of advertising has been my main course for over 4 years. And I would have to scratch away several thousands of monthly earnings if it were not for the brave souls that sling their spam messages into my email. I, myself, am as cowardly as they are brave. Because I don't have the guts to chance losing my provider service simply to market my wares. The interruption time would cost me too much money. Yet there are those who bravely take a chance on total disconnect from the internet and in some cases to actually be prosecuted in courts by their provider service, just for the opportunity to send me an email concerning questions of my desires or interest in their products or services Well, as I've stated in past commentary, "I am a firm believer in free enterprise." And I have little to say against these brave Cyber frontier men and women who are willing to fight the giants that are already trying to rule the internet. It was spam that first got me to try making my own website using a free web host. Both found through spam email. =================================================== Sponsor Message: !!! BOOST YOUR WEBSITE TRAFFIC TO AMAZING LEVELS !!! Visit GetHits, the number one source for website submission! To submit your site to up to 500 search engines and directories, go to this URL: http://www.addme.com/gethits =================================================== It was information found in spam that placed working tools in my hands to promote my classified sites and produce my first income on the internet. And it was spam that brought in an opportunity that now feeds me a growing check that is soon to pass the $10,000 per month mark. Spam can be an aggravation. And it is possible for it to even cripple your online service. But in my experience spam has been nothing more (or less) than a way for me to receive knowledge, idealogogies and opportunities. And it has given me insight to the mind workings of thousands of people and hundreds of areas of the world that I would not have had an inkling of an idea of how to obtain by any other means. No! I am not inviting junk mail. I have no interest in the sexiest doll in Irucurbania or the tilted lifestyle of Bogus Rumpus. But way back when I was the newbie of newbies I did learn how to click and delete. And I can do it in bunches in the same amount of time that I can do one. So the pain of spam is minimal compared to the riches of new ideas and new people I meet through the so called spammers. My simple process of quick delete, save for later folder and read now has made email reading a pleasure. Because I never fail to find a new idea or a new friend in the large mailings I recieve. And because I welcome all email I get the newest of the new in what's happening on an everyday basis. Yes, it looks awesome, even a bit overwhelming to see 1000, 2000 or more emails piled into my email box. But after a quick view and delete the number is down to half. Second run puts them in a view later folder and third run gets my immediate interest. So I doubt I spend much more time reading email than someone that gets 100 emails a day. You just get use to looking for certain things in the subject areas or certain return email address's. So, before you go supporting the anti-spamming big boys, who don't want to compete with spam because they can't control it or make money from it theirselves by forcing you to go through them. You know of whom I speak. The ones that have decided All Others Lose. The ones that You Always Have Other Options with so long as you do it their way. The giants that are already segragating the internet population into untouchable groups and catagories that can only be reached through their channels at their price. Before you buy into their propaganda and damn the average netter for trying to market their wares ... just give spam a fair shake. Not only are you helping the big boys to cut your throat by eliminating your rights to market, but you are rapidly helping them strip away the right to free enterprise on the supposedly free internet. In just a matter of a couple of years the bulging giants have gained control of most of the effective advertising avenues including the search engines. Spam has become the only method left to the average netter that some giant foot hasn't already stomped and molded into their own working payoff tool. Just keep in mind that marketing on the net is no different than out in the real world. The independent entreprenuer is still little more than the lamb among wolves. And unless the lambs group together and stay in bunches we will surely parish in their giant nashing teeth. (The views of this commentary are solely the expressed views of Dan Adams and do not necessarily reflect the views of Add Me, Buyers n' Barters, BnB Classifieds or the Louisville Independent Associates Group) Dan Adams, mktg. mgr ------------------------------------------------------------ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Virtual Home Office: http://www.buynbart.com FREE webmaster tools and links: http://www.buynbart.com/TOP.htm ------------------------------------------------------------ ================================================== If you received this newsletter it is because you subscribed to it through the Add Me! website. If you have missed previous issues of the Add Me! Newsletter and would like to read them, you can find them at this URL: http://www.addme.com/previous.htm The contents of this newsletter do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Add Me, Inc. 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