Can you name when you last looked at your email? I’m sure you can. Most people check their email at least two times a day. When you’re running a business, you can use email as a sure fire way to contact your target market. Continue on for some great email marketing tips.
To make sure your emails don’t turn people off, always seek permission before sending them out. Include a subscription button on your site, and encourage regular customers to have their friends sign up as well. If you’d like to give people some extra encouragement to subscribe, you could feature subscriber only deals.
Try following up an email to your customers with a notice that tells them not to procrastinate. Insert a suggestion that tells them to purchase now onto the reply. The ending could tell them not to miss this incredible opportunity by waiting. Instead, they should act now to reap the full benefits.
Use A/B testing to see which emails are successful and which ones aren’t. Take one of your emails, and divide the mailing list in two. Send each half of the list the same mail, but with differing subject lines. You will learn which subject lines have the best open rates and which ones people ignore.
Collecting and analyzing statistics is as important to the success of an email marketing campaign as it is to a business website. Invest in software that allows you to track the effectiveness of every email, from what percentage of your emails are actually opened to how many result in unsubscriptions.
Be sure to create a visible unsubscribe link. There is a cost to sending email, even if it is small. More importantly, if you’re seen as a spammer, it’ll hurt your reputation as a business. Customers may block your email address if they get annoyed.
While online promotion is essential, don’t overlook the opportunity to promote your mailing list offline. To build both new subscribers and potential clients, look for any opportunity possible to get the word out. Some great opportunities to build your business can be found at networking events, trade shows, conferences and local gatherings.
Including a sales pitch and call to action in your emails is fine, but you must provide more than that for your reader to feel your email is worth their time. Create a real newsletter with tips related to your products and other useful information relevant to your target audience. Filling your emails with only sales pitches will eventually result in annoyed customers and a lot of people unsubscribing from your email list. While you may be using the newsletter to sell, your customers need more than pitches to stay interested.
Email is one of the best ways to quickly communicate with potential or existing customers and clients. Take the information you have learned here and apply it to your own email marketing campaigns to help you achieve positive results. It’s pretty simple to promote your business when you use an effective email marketing campaign.…