Direct marketing has been a great tool for marketers for years. Tactics such as, email marketing, infomercials, door to door sales, door knob hangers and a host of others have been used with a wide range of varying success.
Typically the employers of these techniques are seeking one thing. That is to make a sell by placing the opportunity to buy right in front of the potential buyer without the buyer ever doing anything to suggest that they are interested in a particular type of product.
Often times, these techniques can back fire and leave the potential customer with a negative perception of not only the offer, but the company that sent it as well. Whether it is the email clogging up their spam folder, advertisements stuffing their mailbox, the infomercial that interrupts their favorite programming, the knock at the door at dinner time, or coming home to a door full of paper hangers plastered all over their door, direct marketing can leave a bad taste in the mouth of consumers.
Combine this potential risk with the relatively high costs associated with many of these campaigns, and one has the perfect opportunity to (fail|falter} at reaching the goal of making a profit by these means.
Marketing campaigns must be thought out and its potential effectiveness considered. The object is to ensure that your chosen tactic or tactics balance out to provide the optimum amount of ROI or return on investment. For all of the novice reading this, I mean get considerable more money back than you invest into your marketing campaign.
You see, true marketers measure the success of their campaigns by the ROI. Any other measurement criteria is ill advised. I realize that there are some that would disagree and point out that some direct marketing campaigns are designed to do things like increase registrations, sign ups and use certain products. Irrespective of the preliminary reasons one would give, if you follow the trail long enough, you will find there is a money making reason. That is what direct marketing is for.
The worldwide web offers a unique opportunity for direct marketing campaigns. Some websites afford marketers a means of directly interacting with potential customers in very unique ways. For instance, TypoBounty dot com allows direct marketers to entice potential customers into visiting their product websites by offering small cash rewards to the web surfers for finding errors on their website.
Error marketing is not yet saturated and isnt affected by the draw backs of the other direct marketing techniques. By being low cost and scalable, error marketing through TypoBounty dot com provides a significant benefit over conventional direct marketing.
Remember, for best results, your direct marketing campaigns should remain positive and help sell your product not make your product a nuisance.