Should you jump on the band wagon and spend your money to do an insurance agent email blast? This article explores and exposes insurance agent email blasting. You will be given the proof why with an “insurance agent” list this is not a myth, but instead a hard to swallow reality.
Emailing to a large list of insurance agents at a very low cost sounds like a marketers or recruiters dream. Now it is time to bust the dream bubble and head back to planet earth.
Yes when email is used in the proper manner, and for the right circumstance it is certainly a bonanza. However when email is improperly used, you may be completely destroying your reputation. Email blasting insurance agents is usually the latter. If you spent all day searching the internet with different search engines searching for insurance email list firms, you will come up with about 33. Many firms offer the identical list, but at a different price.
A few years ago, I had my programmer set up an email extractor program. I entered the term “insurance agent” and selected Google. Google did its job, starting at the first internet site and extracting every agent email list email address it found. After around 30 hours, the extractor program was shut off at about 15,000 “agent names”. Now the purpose was to check accuracy, to see if it made sense to proceed. Each and every insurance agent name was checked against the agent database to see if the name currently existed as a licensed agent. After a lenghty examination process, the results were in. Exactly 14.1% of the email addresses matched some type of insurance agent. It was a simple choice to make. This easy way to selling insurance agent email blasting names was only for those not concerned about their reputable. For me, it was no way.
Have you ever been to the county fairgrounds, where a hustler was energetically promoting and exaggerating, enticing more and more people to get in line to see the half-man half-alligator, and the amazing cow with two heads? The price was right, so you joined in. After entering you found the half-man half-alligator composed of wood, and the two-headed cow was an unborn, partially developed calf head preserved inside formaldehyde. You didn’t spend much, but neither did you get what you expected.
Once you are suckered, your money is gone. Everywhere you go, everything you do, people are more than willing to take your money.
Email blasting firms have already attacked the internet long before realizing the large market potential of insurance marketers and recruiters looking for the cheapest way to acquire agents. The field of dreams was started by firms with absolutely no knowledge of insurance email marketing, but with a burning desire to put easy dollars into their pockets. Build a list, and marketers will come to the low cost dream field. Their scheme continues to work. day after day.
This new form of agent media, commonly called insurance agent email blasting sounds great! And why not? With email blasting insurance agents you might save dollars galore in printing and mailing costs. In addition your direct responses are virtually instant! All it takes to put insurance email blasting in effect is an upfront fee, and you designing a short advertising piece. In a couple days you could reach thousands upon thousands of insurance agents
When agents check their email there is your enticing offer to easily respond back to. No stamp or phone necessary, how convenient. Want your offer to reach 100,000 agents or 700,000 agents, no problem according to the email list owner. This sounds like the least costly, and certainly the easily way to reach recruiter’s heaven. One key phrase of wisdom however still prevails: “When something sounds too good to be true it probably is”.
It turns out, that to get in line for success, money has to disappear from your wallet usually in an amount of $1,500 to over $10.000 dollars. This depends upon the vendor that hustles you in. Sure it only costs you a penny to a dime each, depending upon the scalper, to have your message sent out. There are too many insurance and marketing firms wanting to see the unbelievable. Now why do these get rich easy schemes usually only benefit the bulk mailer?
A successful insurance marketer knows that success does not come easy. You must use time proven methods to build up your sales. The unbelievable odds of reaching the right vendor should deter even the semi-successful experienced marketer or recruiter.
Why does insurance agent email blasting not deliver as hyped up to be? The user of the service (you) failed to apply common knowledge sense of why rarely it could work.
How did the firm easily obtain hundreds of thousands of the agent emails for the list? Did these agents really (opt-in) requesting information be emailed to them about insurance related products? How many times a day or week will the firm mail this agent, with another competitors offer. Will they put it their answer in writing? How many of the recipients use spam filters? How often are the email addresses updated, as the total counts rarely seem to change? Looking for a guarantee on an email blast to insurance agents is unattainable. Also unavailable for you to receive is the list of agents emailed to, or even a list you can email yourself. (and for an extremely good reason)
Here are the two main questions to ask, and listen closely to the reply so you are not hustled in! Were the names obtained by using an email extractor device? Its doubtful you will get a straight answer. Now remember to ask the absolutely most critical question. How do you know that these email receivers are currently licensed insurance agents? Personally I have never seen a constantly updated list with enough accuracy.