floodgate at ALLIANCE.COM
floodgate at ALLIANCE.COM
Wed Feb 26 22:09:21 EST 1997
MARKETING WITH DIRECT EMAIL / BULK EMAIL SERVICES
NOW WITH "STEALTH" EMAIL PROGRAM
I operate a custom email service. From my experience, your typical
bulk email service just collects email addresses from any source they can rely on shear
volume emailing to produce the desired results - the "shotgun" approach. I have found that
by targeting emails to groups that would likely be specifically interested in your product, the
response rate is much better than when using the "shotgun" approach AND you don't tend
to annoy as many people (which is nice for both sides). By targeting emails, I mean that I
collect the addresses myself from on-line areas (forums, newsgroups, etc.) so that I mail to
people that are likely to be interested in my products based on their on-line participation.
FLOODGATE is the renegade technology that helps me do this.
This is the same software that all bulk emailing services use!
Floodgate Bulk Email Loader for
Windows Version 5.02 now Supports 17 (really more with the free form filter) File Formats
SEND OUT 20,000+ MARKETING LETTERS EVERY SINGLE DAY!
Or...every few days. In fact, when I send out just a few thousand
marketing letters each day, it doesn't take long before I'm completely swamped with email
inquiries and phone calls. This is very easy to do. And each one of these bulk mailings costs
me nothing. I can teach you how to do this and provide you with the tools you'll need.
If you've got a good marketing letter, I'll show you how to open the floodgates. You'll be
deluged with inquiries, leads, and real sales, using nothing but email alone.
Writing a good marketing letter is not easy. I often have to rewrite my marketing letters a half
dozen times before I get the results I'm looking for. But once you have a good letter, as you
probably know, you can use the same letter over and over again, predictably and
consistently, closing sales, week after week, month after month.
It takes me about one hour to send my marketing letter to 20,000 fresh email addresses. I can
do this, thanks to a Windows program I use. It's called Floodgate. It's a bulk email loader. If
you're interested in electronic marketing, you should know about this program.
THE PROGRAM: FLOODGATE FOR WINDOWS
The Floodgate Bulk Email Loader imports simple text files that anyone can download from
CompuServe, Prodigy, Delphi Genie, or the Internet. These text files contain classified ads,
forum messages, or data from the member directory. Each of these files is filled with email
Floodgate is designed to read these files and strip out the email
addresses. It then sorts the addresses, removes any duplicates, and
formats them into an output file, with 10, 20 or 30 addresses per
line. This is all done in one simple step. Just point and click.
You'll need either a Windows based Internet account or an America
On-line account to send out your marketing letters. Neither AOL nor
the Internet charges to send email. Send your letter to 1,000 people or 10,000 people -- the
cost is always the same. NOTHING!
NEW! PREPARE A MAILING OF 50,000+ IN LESS THAN A 1/2 HOUR
If you open an Internet account, you can send each letter to 2,000+
people. The new Floodgate now directly writes distribution lists. Some people are always
collecting new addresses, but if you publish a newsletter or adsheet, you'll be using the same
addresses over and over again. That's real power! When using addresses you've previously
collected, you can press a few buttons and prepare a mailing of 50,000+ in less than a half
(To get a list of all the Internet access providers in your local
calling area goto: http://thelist.com and click on your area code.)
The Floodgate Users Guide will teach you, step by step, how to
download the right files, how to strip the addresses, and finally, how to cut and paste the
formatted addresses into your marketing letter. Or, if you have an Internet account, how to
create distribution lists. One you've done this a few times you won't even have to think. It's
FOR THE BRAVE & DARING: PUSHING TECHNOLOGY TO ITS LIMITS
As you may know, the practice of sending unsolicited email is usually frowned upon, and
most service providers have rules against it. But,like jay-walking, there is little enforcement.
It's not illegal. If someone tells you that it is, ask them to provide the citation (and don't let
them give you some nonsense about faxes - that's not email). They can't do it because it's
not there. Sometimes, when a lot of people complain, I get a warning letter. And that's about
About 1 in 200 will write back and tell me, "take me off the list",
which I can do, thanks to Floodgates Remove List feature. Many people reply back thanking
me for sending them my informative letter. That's always nice. Most people though, just reply
and say, "send me more info." In this way, it usually takes me two or three letters to close a
The Floodgate Users Guide will provide you with proven formats for
writing a successful marketing letter. You'll test and rewrite, test and rewrite. Then, once
you've got it, just push a few buttons, and open the floodgates!!!
THE FLOODGATE BULK EMAIL LOADER CURRENTLY SUPPORTS 15+ FILE FORMATS
1. CompuServe Classifieds: Send your marketing letter to everyone who is running a
classified ad. I'll teach you how to download all the classifieds from any single ad category.
This is one of the most responsive list of buyers. They check their email every day and they're
already in business.
2. America On-line Classifieds: Download 1,000 addresses in 15
minutes. These are excellent lists for business to business sales.
3. CompuServe Forums: You can join a forum and download hundreds of
forum messages in a matter of minutes.
4. America On-line Forums: Choose from dozens of forums. All good
5. Prodigy Forums: Prodigy allows you to easily export any group of
forum messages. More targeted lists.
6. Internet Newsgroups: These are all targeted lists. You'll be able to send your marketing
letter to everyone who posts a message in any newsgroup. Easily collect 1,000's of
addresses per hour.
7. America On-line Member Directory: Most member directories only
allow you to search by city and state. With AOL, you can search by
business type, hobbies, computer type, etc. This is the gem of all
member directories. Build huge targeted lists.
8. CompuServe Member Directory: This is a major resource. If you're
willing to target your mailing to a single city, you can collect about 1,000 email addresses an
9. Delphi Member Directory: The Delphi member directory allows you to search for people
based on key words. These are good targeted mailing lists. A single search can easily
generate 5,000 addresses.
10. Genie Member Directory: Similar to the CompuServe member
directory, only you can download names much quicker. You can easily
pull hundreds of thousands of addresses out of each of these member
11. CompuServe File Cabinet: If you run classified ads, and save the responses in the CIM
file cabinet, you'll be able to easily reuse these addresses. You can send your marketing letter
to everyone in any single folder. Build master lists and clean UP your hard drive.
12. Free Form: If you have a text file with email addresses that
floodgate does not support, chances are the Free Form filter will be just what you need. Just
enter a key word to search for.
13. CompuServe Form Profiles (Forum Membership Directories): Easy to build targeted lists
here. Each search can easily bring you 500+
14. Genie Profiles: If you're building targeted lists, you'll get a
lot of addresses very quickly from Genie.
15. Plain Addresses: Read Floodgate Master Files back into Floodgate to merge files and do
selective mailings. Also useful for the management of email address lists that you might
Floodgate also has filters to allow you to include or exclude any
groups of addresses in your final distribution lists. For example, you could include only email
addresses that ended in .com or exclude all with .gov. You could exclude all noc, root, and
other addresses that almost guarantee a negative response. These filters are fully
configurable and can be used together.
BUILD REUSABLE MASTER FILES
Floodgate maintains Master Files for each of your marketing letters. If you download from the
same place on a regular basis, you only want to send your letter to the new people.
Floodgate will compare the new addresses with those in the Master File, and prepare a
mailing list of only new people. The new addresses are, of course, then added to the Master
File. With each new mailing your Master File grows and grows.
You may create as many Master Lists as you need. When you start a new marketing
campaign, you'll want to send your new letter to everyone on your Master List. If you write a
newsletter, each time you send your newsletter, you'll send it to everyone on a Master List.
THE REMOVE LIST
Very often, people will reply and tell you to take them off your
mailing list. Place these addresses in the REMOVE.MST file and they
will never receive another letter from you again. In this way, you
will be operating your business with the most professionalism
DON'T BE FOOLED
We have some new competitors that have tried to copy Floodgate. The
following list describes why Floodgate is BETTER.......
**Floodgate is a mature, bug free product. Not an initial release.
**Floodgate comes with over 100 pages of step by step documentation.
**Floodgate is the only one offering a money back guarantee.
**Floodgate has more testimonials. **Filter for filter, Floodgate
offers more capabilities, way more. **Floodgate does everything all
the others *combined* claim. **Floodgate is by far the easiest to use.
**There is NO *cutting and pasting* with Floodgate. **We have by far, the best technical
SOME QUICK MATH
Floodgate can pay for itself in a few days. It can also cut your
advertising costs down to almost nothing. Think of what the
competition will do when they get their Floodgate program. Don't be
left in the dust - there are 75 million people out there, just a few keystrokes away. Let's do the
- Email 50,000 sales letters (takes about 1-2 hours)
- Let's say your product will bring you $5 profit per sale.
- Let's also say you only get a 1% response (occasionally higher).
* That's 500 orders x $5 = $2,500 profit !! Now imagine what 500,000 letters would do for
your business !!
WHAT CAN I MARKET ON-LINE?
You can market anything on-line using direct email, that can be
marketed using conventional postal direct mail marketing. The
possibilities are practically endless. If it sells off-line, you can sell it on-line.
EASY TO INSTALL AND EASY TO LEARN
The Floodgate Email Loader requires Windows. The docs tell you where to go, what to do,
and how to do it. All you need are basic computer skills that can be learned with a little
practice or help from computer savvy friends.
Floodgate has previously sold for as much as $2,499! The complete
package is now available for just $499.95, postpaid. If you order
within 72 hours, it can be your for only $349.95!! (Must be verified on out autoresponder log,
by received email time stamp, fax time stamp, or voice message time stamp). These orders will
also receive lifetime technical support and FREE OVERNIGHT SHIPPING (once your check
has cleared the bank).
Some say Floodgate is expensive. Compared to direct mail, where you
pay for mailing lists, printing and postage, Floodgate is a bargain. For the cost of one
traditional mailing, you'll own a Floodgate license and never again pay for lists, printing or
postage. Those who know direct mail will agree, "Floodgate is the best advertising value on
the Internet today!"
MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: Try the Floodgate Bulk Email Loader for 10 days. Do a test
mailing. If you're not delighted, return the package for a full refund.
All Floodgate users receive unlimited technical and business support for 30 days, (and if you
don't take up a lot of my time, for a lot longer.) To order the FLOODGATE Bulk Email Loader,
send your check or money order for $349.95 within 72 hours from receiving this email letter
P.O. Box 772261
Coral Springs, FL 33077
You can receive a functional demo version of Floodgate by
simply faxing us a short note with your email address to 1-954-255-3713.
386 or larger
Windows 3.1+ with at least 4 meg ram or Windows 95 with 8 meg ram
Extra 5 MB hard drive space
Floodgate can be run on a fast Mac with 24 MB RAM and SoftWindows.
NOTES FROM FLOODGATE USERS
"It is everything you said it was. Within one week of my first
mailing, I received a record number of orders. All you need to print money is a decent sales
letter. Thanks." Randy albertson, Wolverine Capital.
"After using Floodgate and your utility program all day today, let me say these are as two of
the finest programs I have ever bought in my 52 years! Your support has been superb. Thank
You!" Vernon Hale, Prime Data Systems
"My first day and I just used Floodgate and Pegasus to send 1,469
sales letters. So far I've got about 25 positive responses. It works GREAT!!! Thanks." Donald
"Floodgate is awesome!. I recently started a new business on-line. I stripped the addresses of
the AOL & CIS classifieds. I sent out 3,497 email letters and got over 400 people to join my
company in 5 days! Needless to say, it pays for itself." David Sheeham, OMPD
"I was able to use Floodgate to extract the names from the Internet
news groups. It works perfectly. Needless to say, I am very excited
about the use of this new technology." Mark Eberra, Inside Connections
"This is a great piece of software and an invaluable marketing tool."
Joe Kuhn, The Millennium Group
"I just thought you'd like to know that this program is fantastic.
After loading it on my system, I wanted to test it out. In my first
hour of using this, I collected 6,092 email addresses!" Richard Kahn, LD Communications
"I just love the Floodgate program. It saves me hours and hours of
time. This is the beginning of a wonderful FUN time marketing on-line. Thank you so much for
writing this program." Beth O'Neill, Eudora, KS
"Your software is brilliant, and from the technical support I've
received, I can see you have a genuine love and respect of
people...Floodgate is a divine package. Wish I had found it sooner."
Tom Sanders, Peoria, IL
"I really like the way the Floodgate software package works. It is
very easy to use, and really does the trick. It has already saved me an incredible amount of
time and energy." John Berning, Jr.,
"It's going great with FLOODGATE! I like using Delphi. I just
collected 50,000+ addresses within 20 minutes on-line." Richard Kahn, R&B Associates
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