Do you have a list of prospective customers or leads that you collect from different places?
If so, you can use that data to send out marketing emails to inform and entertain your list.
While it’s not always easy to acquire new email addresses, it’s much easier to get people to open and read your emails. This blog post will teach you how to do both.
Find and Use Your Marketing Email Address
The first and most critical step to getting started is to find your marketing email address. Your email address is how other people will contact you directly (instead of your company), so it’s very important that you get it right.
If you want to find the address for your Marketing Manager, for example, you would ask them for their email address. If you are not sure who their contact details are, you can look them up on LinkedIn. When you find their email address, you can use a tool like Hiya to get their full name and other information you might need to know about them.
Create Short-Lists for Easy Reference
Once you have your marketing email address, it’s time to start building your email list. You can do this by simply asking your contacts for their email addresses and then adding them to your list. You can also use tools like GetResponse to build and grow your email list. You can do this by using a series of automated emails that will walk your contacts through the simple steps to join your list. You can use a similar strategy with your SEO, PPC, or social media marketing efforts. The key takeaway from these tools is that they make it easy to stay in touch with your customers, find new leads, and grow your business. In the coming sections, we will teach you how to use email marketing to grow your business.
Three Types of Email
When you are building and using your email list, you need to consider how you will communicate with your contacts. There are three different types of email marketing that you can use to effectively grow your business:
- Regular (also called “bulk”) email.
- Penny pincher email.
- Nofollowed link email.
Regular email is simply email that you send to your contacts frequently. It is easy to get people to subscribe to this type of email because it is simple and frequent. You can send out a newsletter once or twice a week and your contacts will still be able to receive your messages.
Penny pinchers are people who get their email notifications when you send out a special announcement or discount code. They are not very interested in your typical news and information, but they will be glad to get a notification about a discount or freebie that will help them save money. You can use a service like Aweber to set up a newsletter and email campaign around discount codes and special announcements. This type of email is a great way to generate more leads and sales because the messages are more focused and relevant to a specific group of people. It is also a great way to build trust with your contacts because you are providing them with something that is useful to them.
The last type of email is nofollowed link email. This type of email often contains a shortened URL that your contacts can click on to visit a specific website or landing page. When they do this, the email service provider knows that they are visiting a URL that is “nofollowed” which means that the email service provider does not pay any attention to the URL and it does not count as part of the outreach. You can use tools like MailChimp and Constant Contact to create nofollowed link email campaigns. These types of emails are ideal for generating more website traffic because they will help your contacts find your website or landing page. Once you get a single person on your site, you can use different methods to monetize the person’s visit, such as displaying ads, selling affiliate products, or giving them more content.
Use Email Marketing to Generate Leads and Sales
There are several marketing tactics that you can use to grow your business with email marketing, but the most important one is to focus on generating leads. Once you have a sizable email list, you can start using lead magnets and follow-up emails to attract new customers and potential employees.
A lead magnet is a piece of content, like a PDF or an ebook, that you send out to your contacts. These are the things that you want them to do – like subscribe to your newsletter or follow you on social media – but they don’t necessarily need to do this to be successful.
Once they have signed up for your email list, you can send them regular emails to keep in touch and remind them of your products and services. You can also use email marketing to follow up with people who have expressed interest in what you offer and turn them into paying customers.