Get Connected to Your Customers: the Power of Email Marketing
Emails are one of the best ways to communicate with others. They are quicker than postal mail, more efficient, less expensive and serve many purposes. Did you know that emails can even be used for marketing your business? With the simple click of a mouse, an email can be used as a marketing tool. In the following article, you will learn how to use emails for that specific purpose.
If you want your email marketing messages to be successful, make sure you have permission to send them. If you do not have permission from your recipients, the potential consequences can range from being added to spam filters all the way up to getting blacklisted by Internet service providers themselves.
With that said, rather than purchasing or renting a mailing list, build your own list from the ground up. You can do this by including opt-in forms on your website, gathering business cards at conventions or other industry events, and encouraging your subscribers to share your emails with others, which can garner even more subscribers. If you have a WordPress site, you can use this newsletter plugin for WordPress to collect subscribers around your site using the double opt-in method.
When you are developing the opening lines of your emails, ask yourself a few important questions. First, is the information in the opening line interesting? You want to attract the reader’s attention immediately. Then, is it relevant? Make sure it reflects your subject matter and targets prospective customers. Finally, is your opening line useful? Make sure the opening line offers useful information to your readers.
Post a version of your newsletter with graphics and animation on your website. Then send your email list a plain text version of the newsletter with a link to the web version. This keeps your emails simple enough to stop them from being diverted to the spam folder as well as encouraging your customers to visit your website.
Test your emails on different email platforms. Different email clients can make the same email display differently. Make sure that your email can be seen by everyone in just the way you intended, so that your message is clear and encourages action. Make sure that your message can go to everyone.
You can target a very large group of potential customers by making your email campaigns accessible to mobile devices. So many people these days use mobile devices to check their email, you can make your emails attractive and engaging by using small images, and using small, to-the-point messages. Be sure to put your logo at the top of your email.
Do not take up permanent residence in your readers inboxes. Remember that they email for a number a reasons, from work to family. You are probably sharing that space with other marketers. Send out messages often enough to stay on their mental radar, but more than once a week is probably going to annoy them and backfire.
In conclusion, emails are a great communication tool. There are many advantages to using emails, such as speed, efficiency, and cost. In addition to a communication tool, emails can me used as a marketing tool as well. All you have to do is remember the information from above and you can successfully use emails for marketing.