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How To Create A Cold Email Campaign That Gets Results

How To Create A Cold Email Campaign That Gets Results

Have you ever tried cold-emailing the CEO of a big company? Sending the right cold email can land you your next client, employee or job. It can be one of the most effective channels of lead generation. Unlike Google Ads, or even content marketing, cold emailing allows you to narrow down your focus and not reach a broad set of people, but only a selected individual with a highly targeted message.

But when was the last time you send one? How did that go?

You probably spend hours finding the correct email address of the person you want to email. You spend even more time creating the best email you’ve ever written in your entire life, more beautiful than the first love letter you wrote to that one special person. You hit that sent button…

And then what?

You wait, and you wait, but nothing, no reply. You never hear anything back anymore from that one person that you thought would be the perfect fit for your company. You thought it was a great email, with an even greater offer, but the receiver probably thought different.

Cold emailing is more difficult than most forms of communication for two reasons; You have no prior relationship with the person on the other end yet, and you lack the ability to look at all the non-verbal feedback so you can’t modify your approach in real time.

The result? Most cold emails fail.

In this post, this is going to change as we’re going to show you the steps needed to create those great cold emails that convert and will land you new clients.

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How to Build A Massive Email List From Scratch

How to Build A Massive Email List From Scratch

If you want to grow the traffic to your business, if you want to grow your business, you need to be constantly growing your email marketing list.

The number one rule for building your online business is that you should always be building your email marketing lists AND your relationships with your list.

Think about it… What other channels can you launch something and drive sales immediately?

Your social media fans can be taken away because a drop in organic reach, your search engine rankings can go away. But no one can take your list away.

Don’t believe us? Listen to Michael Hyatt, talking about his email list of 115,000:

I have literally built a multi-million dollar business on the strength of my email list. Ninety percent of my income comes from it. Even today, my email list is still my number one business priority—and asset.

Or Douglas Karr, writing on the Marketing Tech Blog, about his list of over 100,000:

Without a doubt, our email list is the best investment we’ve ever made.

Only email has the kind of power to keep on engaging and reaching your fans, your customers. The biggest challenge though for startups and for small businesses, is that you don’t have a list yet and or is it too small to see any benefits from email.

After this post, that is all going to change. Imagine if you could make some simple tweaks to your website and see an instant boost in email subscribers?

Keep on reading to find out what you can do today, so you can start growing your list. While you start growing your list, don’t forget the other part of the coin though. Your relationship with your list is as important as the size of your list.

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Building A Winning Email Marketing Strategy For Your Business

From Zero To Email Marketing Hero In Just Nine Steps

We’ve written about email marketing already a couple of times before, and by now you should know the importance of email marketing for your organisation. Email is the unsung hero of the marketing world. It is the most important marketing channel you and your organisation should focus on.

Why?

Well, let’s look at alternative channels like your Social Media profiles. How many followers do you have on the Facebook of your organisation? And when you post something how many people see that post organically, without you spending advertising budget on it?

Sure there are ways to get better engagement with your audience on Facebook, but in the end having even 10% or 20% of your fans engaged with your content without spending a dime on it, is impossible nowadays.

Facebook, Twitter and all the other they want to limit people to go to your website organically. Because if they do, they are losing money. They want you to pay to play on their network with their rules. And these rules are being changed on a regular basis. Imagine running a business like that, where they modify the rules every week!

There is no better scalable way to start communicating with your customers besides email (okay maybe text messages, with an open rate of almost a 100%). Old school Direct Marketing Mail is too expensive, having an entire sales team to go door to door or doing phone calls all day is too much overhead.

Even getting organic traffic from Google and other search engines is always on the perils of changes in search algorithms.

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Definitive Guide on Email Segmentation and Personalisation

Everything You Need To Know About Email Segmentation And Personalisation

This is a guest post by Ankit Prakash.

Email marketing is evolving every day. It is no more about how many emails are sent to how many subscribers. The focus has come down to quality, once marketers would rely on batch and blast technique. Although there are many who still like to flood the subscribers’ inboxes on a daily basis, the majority chunk is now working on sending personalised emails. Email segmentation and personalisation can be referred as the most viable alternative to batch and blast technique.

It is important for the subscribers to read the emails. If they are not reading, then it is hard to convince them to take the next step. And to make them read, there is a need to send out emails that align with their interests.

So, how do we do that?

Email segmentation and personalisation is the answer.

For instance, an email from Modcloth was good enough to hold its customer’s attention, and also aligned with their interests. The use of GIF in the email content scored them some more brownie points.

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Why Context-Aware Email Marketing is the Key to Mobile Success

5 Ways to Convert More Customers with Context-Aware Emails

When was the last time you were excited to open up your email? If you’re a little bit like most people, you probably don’t look forward to opening your email inbox; it’s exploded with all the newsletters you at one point subscribed to, all the emails from the different social networks where you’re a part of, etc.

And let’s be honest with ourselves: most emails indeed are a bit annoying. According to research done by IDC in 2013 (full research available here), social media seems to evoke “excitement” as the prevailing sentiment.

80% of the 18-44-year-olds check their smartphone straight after waking up, and that is not to check on email. The word that comes to mind when talking about email? Productivity. Emails are a chore.

Of course, using great subject lines, you might make people interested in opening up your emails, but the excitement mostly quickly gets away as soon as the email is opened.

Still, email marketing is still one of the most efficient ways of communicating with your customer, but email marketing campaigns have stayed mostly the same over the last couple of years. Many brands are simply not trying anything new.

In here, lies a significant opportunity for you and your brand.

What if you could make your emails more interesting? And what if, by making them more attractive, you could increase opens, click-throughs, and conversions?

In this article, we’re going to look into different tactics that can make that happen for you and your brand.

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Subject Line Strategies Guaranteed to Increase Your Open Rates

Subject Line Strategies Guaranteed to Increase Your Open RatesEverybody knows the importance of email marketing. More than 34% of the people worldwide use email. But if you look at your inbox, how many unread emails do you’ve got? 400? 900? Or maybe, if you’re like us and are subscribed to countless different mailing list, 6.702 emails? And that is only in our inbox (not counting every email that is automatically sorted out using rules in our Gmail).

Everyone gets tonnes of emails every day, and a lot of them are never opened. The chances of your email being ignored are pretty high. No matter what you might think, people do judge emails by their subject lines.

According to research done by Convince and Convert, 33% of email recipients decide if they are going to open your email or not based on only the subject line and 69% of email recipients also report email as spam based solely on the subject line.

Knowing this you might start to rethink your subject lines. After all, you do want your email to get open-end, read, and clicked right? Knowing that it all start with the subject line, let’s dive into some tips actionable tips you can start implementing straight away.

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6 Content Creation Tips For More Relevant Visitors

6 Content Creation Tips For More Relevant Visitors

After reading our previous articles on “How to Build a Successful Content Marketing Plan” and “8 Content Marketing Mistakes That Are Costing You Leads”, you’re already having a running start with your content marketing plan. And of course, you’ve got to because online ads are working less and less.

You’ve begun to see that by using good content you can start working on your company’s branding and brand awareness.

Even better, after working hard for some time, you manage to become an online authority and get that sought after expert status 😉

By using content marketing, people will start to see you as the expert in your domain. With you being perceived as the expert, your content will get more backlinks, shares, likes, retweets, etc. which in the end will result in more visitors to your website.

Visitors will start to notice you; they think you know what you’re talking about, that you’re always informed about the latest trends AND that you’re ready to share all these tips for free with them. All in all, this is resulting in you leaving a fantastic first impression.

The end goal for you? Trying to convert these visitors into a customer of course!

Consistent usage of relevant, engaging content will attract more visitors and more (relevant) visitors will in the end turn into more profit for your business. In this article, we will dive into six tips for content creation. Six tips to keep that content machine running.

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Boost Customer Loyalty With These Five Email Marketing Tips

Boost Customer Loyalty With These Five Email Marketing Tips

After some time and multiple visits to your website, you’ve finally managed to win the trust of your customers, and they ordered something in your webshop. As most of you might already know, it costs more time and money to get a new customer than to keeping him or her. So, now it’s important to make sure this new customer is happy about spending money with you and that he or she stays a happy customer.

By using marketing automation with your email campaigns, you could save yourself lots of time and money. But when done properly it might even make you more money when you start using loyalty campaigns. Let’s dive into five tips to keep your customers, the happiest customers in the world by using e-mail marketing.

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The 5 Best Conversion Rate Optimization Tips For 2016

The 5 Best Conversion Rate Optimization Tips For 2016

This is a guest post by Sunny Popali from Good Monster.

Whenever there is a visitor in your site, you want him/her to perform a desired action like say signing up for a free account, becoming a member of the site, answering the poll, etc.

When a visitor acts on it, it is called a conversion which is critical for you if you want to achieve your business goals. But driving conversions is not that easy, and since the competition keeps on increasing every day, you have a difficulty in realizing your conversion dreams. Moreover, research has shown that only 22% of businesses are pleased with their present conversion rate. So the remaining 78% percent who are not achieving their targets must be going somewhere wrong.

There are numerous ways which have been overlooked, but if they are given a chance and implemented properly, you will see your business booming in a few months.

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6 Startup Founders Share Their Secrets On Startup Marketing

Let’s face it, when you’re getting started with your company, one of your main concerns is going to be growing your company. It doesn’t matter how great you think your idea is, and how big a problem you’re trying to solve if you fail to gain any traction everything might still be all for nothing.

We understand that, when you’re getting started, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to afford a marketing agency or even hire your dedicated marketing team. In the early days, you probably have to take care of the marketing yourself.

In today’s world, there are countless of different strategies to grow your business and do marketing. There are also tons of mistakes you can make as we showed you in an earlier article, but it’s often only a few tactics that will help skyrocket your growth.

In this post, 6 startup founders will share their top marketing tricks. Hopefully, this will give you some ideas on how to go to market and get your company off the ground. Keep in mind though that what works well for one company might not work that well for yours so it’s always important tot test!

Let’s dive straight into their answers, here they are in random order:

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