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Posted by: Andres Burl | on April 23, 2013
The 21st century has experienced rapid development of internet technology. The internet has opened various avenues in which business people use to promote their goods and services. One of the most popular internet marketing strategies used by many business owners is email marketing. Email marketing involves direct marketing a commercial message to target audience by use of email. In a broader sense every email that is sent to a prospect or a customer can be considered as email marketing. It involves use of email to send ads, solicit sales, donations and also for brand awareness. However, many email marketing strategies fail because emails go unread by the targeted audience. Here are three tips to guarantee your emails get read.
1. Be smart in creating subject lines
The first thing that people look for when they find new email sent in their inbox is the title or subject of the email. It is, therefore important to ensure that you put captivating subject that will make the targeted reader get interested to read the email. Let the title of the email make the reader curious to open and read the message sent. Make sure the subject line is relevant to your content. Use of less interesting subjects make the email be marked as spam or turn the reader off. The subject line should also be personalized according to the interests or needs of certain prospects or customers. Sending emails with generalized subjects makes some people fail to open the emails because people have diverse needs and interests.
2. Stick to what you say you are going to do
It is important to be consistent when sending your emails or newsletters to inform clients or prospects of any development in your business. For instance, if you promise that you will be publishing weekly email newsletters, stick to this promise. This helps build your credibility and reflects you as a reliable and trustworthy person who can be relied upon. Adhering to regular publication schedule means that your prospect and customers will expect your emails on time and they will be eagerly waiting for them.
3. Ensure you provide useful and valuable content at all times
It is fundamental that your emails contain relevant content for your readers. The content should be interesting, entertaining and informative. Let the emails inform the readers of something they did not know before. It should also be on topic for your subscriber and avoid re-using old articles in your newsletters that are no longer relevant or correct. This will make the subscribers remain eager at all times to read your emails, so that they can learn or be entertained by your content.
Therefore, just like any other marketing strategies, email marketing has its own techniques. The most important thing in email marketing is to ensure that the emails sent are read by the targeted audience. By following the above three tips, you email stand high chances of being read thus leading to more sales and also developing a strong customer base.