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Your business can’t afford to not have an email marketing

Data tells us that there are 4.3 billion email users worldwide… literally more than half of the planet is using email, meaning your business can’t afford to not have an email marketing.
Unlike those social media platforms with their confusing features and constantly changing algorithm and no one liking your posts for whatever reason…. even though marketing is relatively straightforward.
How do you become a master email marketer put simply it’s divided into three steps?
  1. Build your list
  2. Maintain the health of that list.
  3. Email the lists with valuable content every time.

Let’s start by building your list.

When building your email lists, there’s really one rule and one rule, and that never to buy or rent a list. There are more rules, but let’s just focus on that one for now.
Buying or renting an email list can lead to low open rates, bad brand appearance, and even hefty fines from privacy protection agencies. So what should you do to build up a quality email list?
Well, here at Silverstain, we built our email list by producing free value add products that users discovered when searching for topics like introduction to data visualization, or how to become an influencer. Maybe you could offer a free service or an online seminar. Whatever you offer. It needs to be something valuable enough to convince users to part with their personal email information.
In addition to the landing page, most websites will place a popup to collect email which appears after the user has spent some time on your site, which indicates that there were seeing value in it and might be open to more information. And if your business involves online ordering, make sure customers are prompted to opt into your email list when making a purchase.
Why is it important that users opt in? Well, having users opt in means they want to. It also keeps you compliant with the restrictor anti-spam policies being implemented by governments, as well as email services themselves. A double opt-in is even more effective since it requires the user to open and click an automated email.
They receive when signing up this, not only prevents users from giving fake emails, but it also trains their email app to recognize quality messages. From you. And with that, we just thought the spam folder, where to go, how do you go about building your email list? We’ll set up the stage for future success, but just as important is how you maintain your list.
This means periodically scrubbing your email list to remove emails that bounce or addresses that never opened your emails. A good rule of thumb is to scrub your list every six to 12 months, you might. What’s the harm in emailing people who don’t open them, right? Like, why can’t I do this? I should be able to do that.
Right. Well, another metric that email algorithms use to determine if something is spam is the engagement ratio. The more you send emails that never get opened, the more likely the email services will eventually categorize your emails as spam. It makes sense. The good news is that despite these increasing obstacles to the email deliverability, the overall value of email marketing is actually.
In 2010 digital marketing association, put the return on email marketing at $40 for every dollar spent by 2019, that returned increased to $42 for every dollar spent. Why has the ROI gone up? Because I’m opening everyone’s emails for them? No, but actually though a major reason is an increased use of segmentation.
Okay. Segmentation means dividing your email list into smaller groups. So you can send each segment content specific to their interests. You can segment your list by demographic data like location, company size, or anything else that’s important for your business. So the real email niches use what’s called behavioral segmentation, which is grouping based on how.
Previously interacted with your brand things like previous purchases, lifecycle stages, and customer loyalty, creating triggered email flows for specific behaviors allow you to be responsive to your user’s needs. So it’s no wonder that 77% of email marketing ROI comes from these sorts of segmented targeted trigger.
Can it’s the best tool for giving your audience the valuable content they’ll want to open because they know it’s tailored to their interests. That’s inbound baby, which brings us to our final step in mastering email marketing send valuable emails. The average office worker receives around 120 emails per day.
That is met out of that. And 120 40 are important business emails that require response that leaves 80 other emails vying for attention. The only way to stand out is by having a super click bait title for the subject. That’s a real tip. You should do that. No. The only actual ways to stand out by offering something your subscribers want to click on because it’s somehow improves their lives.
Think about a company like open table who uses subscribers past behavior to offer useful discounts or recommend new ones. Or Spotify who send regular emails, notifying users of new music by artists. They follow. These are great examples of valuable emails that subscribers want to receive and are happy to open.
One more useful tip whenever you’re recommending something to your subscriber, be sure. Remind them of the activity that triggered the recommendation. That way they associate the good feeling of the previous experience with the new one. Right. Now, when it comes to emails, conveying value starts with the subject line.
This can mean literally telling the recipient what they’ll get from opening the email and try to do it in 50 characters or less use those 50 characters to peak the customer’s interest. Don’t give everything away like me with Bobby Jenkins in the fourth grade, I gave him. My cocoa action figure. And then you just see, he didn’t talk to me anymore for that bit of mystery.
So they’ll feel compelled to open the email, to know more, just be sure that whatever you tease in the subject line is actually delivered in the body of the email. No one likes deceptive clickbaiting subject lines. I was kidding before and 69% of spam reports come from subject lines alone. So why. Now you can also use the pre header.
That is the first few words in the body of your email that get previewed in your inbox to support the subject line. Most email marketing systems will allow you to set the pre-header when you enter the subject line. So you don’t have to worry about altering the actual body copy of your email and always AB test your subject line so that each email you send teaches you something for the next one.
So all the messages from your email list have been delivered and thanks to your brilliant subject liner creator. Good job folks are itching to read what you. So, what are you going to say?
Crafting killer email copy could be its own video until that time. Here’s some tips. Tip number one, keep texts neat and simple. With the main point upfront you short sentences with lots of paragraph breaks. Save those verbose. Think pieces for your blog. This is an email tip. Number two, write for your audience.
Remember those list segments we made. This is why they’re so. And tip number three, right? In a friendly one-to-one style. This isn’t just a good way to treat your customers. It also helps prevent your email from getting tagged as spam and speaking of spam. That’s why it keeps an extensive list of spam trigger words that you should avoid when writing email copy, there’ll be a link in the video description below, and if you don’t click it.
I’ll be sent to the spam folder. You should also run your email through a spam test before sending it to make sure you’re formatting, punctuation and fonts all pass through the filters. There are plenty of free spam checkers online you can use. You’d be amazed how a few tiny tweaks. Can make a huge difference.
So when it comes to email marketing, sending valuable content in a compliant format to users who, you know, want to receive it will allow you to execute successful campaigns for years to come happy email I’m off to the spam folder, which I don’t know why that’s like my, I messed up sound, but it is. And we’re rolling.
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