Hey I started email marketing a week ago and I think I've come across a few stumbling blocks. I feel my strategy is very sound in that what I'm offering for the value to my target is dead on since I've received some positive responses in both price and quality. My problem is I must be hitting the spam folder or my emails just aren't getting through because of the amount of emails I send out. I've been using gmail to send out the emails and I use blind carbon copy so they don't see how many recipients there are in the emails I send out. My email is basically a proposal, it gives them the impression that I've spoken to someone in their office before(a bit black hat perhaps) informs them that I've reviewed something that they currently have for their business and that I have an even better version of it custom made for them and at a very reasonable price. They get a chance to see how good it is and then they can decide if all the factors are in place for them to buy or not. I'm trying to get a 1% success rate for the amount of emails I send out. Even a .5% success rate would be incredible. I'll be sincere. I'm struggling a great deal, I've had almost a year without making much money, and getting a job is not possible for me for at least 6 more months. I've never dealt with such a difficult situation ever, so I'm reaching out. I need some help in this to get around it. My list is targeted to half a million specific professionals of a certain field that can afford my services and of the few that I seem to have reached some of them appear to want it.