Getting started with marketing via email

Email Marketing - Iris Carter-Collins, Speaker and Coach

When you are getting started with marketing via email, you may be unfamiliar with some of the conventions of the trade. Keeping your email communications professional is key to building strong relationships with your customers. Keep reading for the best tips on email etiquette for email promoting.

You want your email to be as personal as you possibly can. Just like other kinds of marketing, a customer will more likely do business with you if you are personal with them. Use your customer’s names in the emails that you send them, and thank them in a personal way. This will give them the impression that your business cares and can go a long way toward increasing sales.

Always proofread emails that you send

TIP! Make sure to email only people you know. Sending messages to those who do not have any prior relationship with the company or your offerings may give the appearance of spam.

Always proofread emails that you send. It’s essential that your emails or newsletters are correct, especially if you want to appear professional. Prior to message distribution, test email layouts so you know for sure that all the text and elements show up in your preferred way. Double-check your links to make sure people can access your website.

Stay consistent. Your emails should all feature the same colors and company logo. Always use a legible font. People will eventually recognize your layout and know right away that you are the sender. Familiarity is vital in any business, more importantly in e-mail marketing.

Ask permission before sending emails to customers. Unwanted emails are usually viewed as spam and are ignored or deleted without being read. You could also violate ISP’s policies by sending out a lot of emails to your customers who do not want to receive them.

TIP! Use active and passive forms of feedback to improve your email-based campaigns. Ask what they like about your emails, what they don’t and what they’d like to see added, all called active feedback.

It is important that you obtain subscriber consent before you begin emailing them. If you start spamming people with emails, you are going to cause customers as well as prospective customers to disregard your business altogether. Many customers are put off by receiving spam and it may hamper your relationship with your customer.

Do not send more than 1 email a week to your subscriber base. Remember that your readers probably get a lot of emails everyday. If you send out too many emails, they might not read them anymore and that’s not good if you spent a lot of time working on the messages.

The best time not to send out important emails

Keep in mind that major holidays are not the best time to send out important emails. Your customers will be at home enjoying their day, so it’s unlikely they’ll be interested in reading your email. There are times, however, when this may not be true. For example, an email about your Black Friday deals.

TIP! You must be persistent with your email marketing strategy. Make sure that you do your best at being persistent towards the right people because it won’t make a difference otherwise.

With any e-mail marketing materials, limit the use of graphics. Because so many popular email clients block graphics, including ads and logos, your audience probably will not be able to view emails that contain lots of pictures or other graphics. Some people do not have the proper settings to open graphics heavy e-mails.

Remember, that many of your email subscribers will be reading your mailings on mobile devices, like smartphones. These gadgets have lower resolutions than modern computer monitors, so you won’t have as much space to use. Learn the constraints associated with small displays, and see to it that your emails can be read on phone-sized screens.

Do not send out email messages that depend on images to relay important information. Most email clients today, especially web-based ones, will not properly display these images. This may make your messages look unreadable and unattractive if you are too reliant upon images. Always put your most important information into clear text, and make sure that any images you do use have descriptive alt tags.

TIP! Now and again, change your format a little, giving it more of a personal touch. If you typically send out email marketing messages composed in HTML, then occasionally send one or two of them using a plain text layout.

Make decisions that will improve your reputation and ensure that your customers can trust you. Put in the effort necessary to ensure that you target the customer base you want to reach. Your reputation is at stake, so be sure to take this into account.

Proving a sign up list is a great way to find potential customers to send emails to. It’s simple to set up a sign-up form on your website. People who are interested in your products will be happy to sign up.

If you follow the above suggestions, you can create a marketing campaign that is professional and appropriate. This will reduce the chances of your customers unsubscribing to your messages. Use these tips to create positive customer relations.

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