9 Steps to Writing an Effective Email
listed below are the steps you need to follow to make a better email that can convert into a lead.
1. Build a culminating strategy
If you have computed audience growth, Start by analyzing the places where customers are already engaging with your brand. Then, determine how to enhance those experiences and drive interactive engagement with new tools and techniques. For example, always optimize acquisition forms for mobile. If a customer is on a tablet or smartphone and can’t fill out your form quickly and easily, you’re sure to lose the opt-in. For information about which audience growth strategies are working for marketers — and which ones aren’t — check out The Audience Growth Survey.
2. Optimizing for mobile is extremely important
Most of the people are using smartphone for emailing so email which we send to the client should be mobile compatible otherwise the client will delete that email without even reading a single word of your email. 63% of US crowd are using smartphone for business purpose so we have to think while dealing with the email marketing
3. Your data should always be relevant
The data you are sending that should be relevant do not spam. Using simple data points like gender and location can dramatically improve the subscriber experience. Similarly, on social media, use Facebook’s geo-targeting features with status updates. Strive to never regurgitate the same promotional messages on social media that you are using in email, as customers are looking for different information in each of those channels.
4. Personalize email whenever possible
Your website visitors, email, and mobile subscribers, and those who have connected with you on social media will appreciate your messages even more if they’re personalized. Inject personalized recommendations into marketing emails for the ultimate in one-to-one communications. For example, you can create a unique email containing personalized recommendations based on each subscriber’s browsing behavior on your website. Adding personalized recommendations into marketing emails can increase sales conversion rates by 15-25%, and click-through rates by 25-35%.
5. Email drives accessibility across-channels
The ability to easily archive and access messages at a later time influences consumer channel preferences. While smartphones and tablets replicate much of the desktop messaging experience, many consumers purposely “park” messages to take later action from their computers . Email remains a powerful channel for its ability to bridge the three-device environment of smartphone, tablet, and PC.
6. Get their permission to use it
Do not promote your brand directly, take a permission for each step toward business development, Try to analyze his problem and give him a proper solution to the problem at the minimal cost
7. Email drives deals
If you’re not making deals available via email, you are ignoring the largest, direct audience for this content. According to the 2012 Channel Preference Survey, people prefer email to Facebook for deals because it’s harder to miss deals in the inbox than it is in the waterfall of posts that is the News Feed. Use social networks to spread the word about your offers, and push consumers to your website for email subscription. At present, other approaches leave money on the table.
8. Sharing isn’t just for social networks
If your brand is emphasizing only that consumers share via social networks, you’re reaching just the tip of the iceberg. Below the surface are the introverted, the private, and the cautious consumers who share content off your radar via email and word of mouth. These private sharers don’t get as much press as the “likers” and “retweeters” precisely because their activities cannot be seen publicly and they are difficult, if not impossible, to track. Private communications, however, are extremely valuable to brands, as a friend’s thoughtful personal endorsement will often realize a better response than one broadcast to thousands.
9. Automate your post-purchase messages
Email, in combination with a strong website and customer experience, forms a stable foundation for interactive marketing. Remember that your audience is made up of both smartphone owners and non-smartphone owners, so make sure your strategy accommodates both segments. Rather than relying on single sign-on products to gather opt-ins, build your own consumer database by gaining consumers’ permission through your website. Email’s ability to deliver targeted and exclusive content continues to make it a sound investment of your brand’s marketing energy to reach your audiences where they anticipate hearing from you