Top Tips For The best Email Sequences
Having worked as a sales rep for numerous tech start-ups, I can’t even begin to explain the importance of sending email sequences that sell. Automated emails are fabulous because they substantially reduce the workload for a sales rep, nevertheless nowadays, everybody can identify with discovering an assortment of email sequences lurking in their inbox on a daily basis that just frustrate us because we need to click two buttons to get rid of them!
Not nearly enough business owners invest the time and effort in creating effective email sequences that essentially sell their product. Producing useful email sequences is both a science and an art, and if done effectively, can lead to incredible results. Having hundreds of potential customers on an email list isn’t going to deliver any income if you can’t sell your product. So, here’s 4 tips on how to develop a great email sequence that will convert your leads into sales.
Tip 1 – First Impressions Count
The age old saying ‘make a good first impression’ is very relevant when it relates to email sequences. By first impressions, I mean the subject lines of your emails. It’s the very first thing that recipients will inspect so if it’s not appealing enough, they merely won’t open it. Needless to say, the subject lines of an email are critical when it comes to conversion rates. Here are some stats which emphasises their importance:
One-third of email recipients will open an email based completely on the subject line
Nearly 70% of email recipients will determine if an email is spam based on the subject line
40% of emails are opened on mobile devices first, and the common mobile screen can only fit between 4-7 words in the subject line.
The key to prosperous subject lines is solving your prospects problems in as little words as possible. For instance, effective subject lines include, “Common questions about university”, “Common questions about interest rates”, etc. Think of your prospects problems and target your subject lines to solve that problem succinctly. You can monitor your subject line performance using HubSpot Sales notification stream (https://www.hubspot.com/products/sales/email-tracking).
Tip 2 – Write Well-Crafted Content
After a recipient has opened an email, it’s important that you deliver a value proposition in the context of their problem immediately. Forget beginning the email with your name and job title; you must give your recipients a good reason to continue reading the email. Hence, begin your email with some relevant information they can relate to, like company news or their opinion to an event via Twitter or an online blog, then get into the value proposition in the second & third sentences.
Your value proposition should be structured like this:.
I have an idea about [problem/pain-point] and I’d love to have a moment to speak to you about [solution].
Here’s some preliminary information [link to helpful content] and if you ‘d like to speak more about it, let me know.
I recently collaborated with another organisation with [positive benefit]. Is this something that would be beneficial for [company name]?
It’s essential that you get to the point swiftly and keep the content focused on the objectives of your prospect.
Tip 3 – Throw out the tedious ‘Welcome Email’
If a prospect has shown interest in your service or products, why waste both of your time with a welcome email that has no benefit or offerings? It’s ultimately dead-wood and if you’re going to send a welcome email, make sure that you incorporate a catchy subject line and value proposition in the content of the email (refer to tip 1 & 2).
Tip 4 – Always Be Helpful
The fact of the matter is that even a wonderful first email may not get a reaction from the recipient. It’s understandable; people are busy and have prerogatives, so I recommend sending two or three follow-up emails as part of your email sequence. It’s easy to forget an email that you’re interested in, but an effective follow-up email will remind them that you’re here to help them in whatever problem they have. You should make sure that your follow-up emails also feature your value propositions, and further information that is helpful to the recipient in solving their problems. Again, HubSpot Sales will keep track of which emails are opened and which links are clicked so I strongly recommend using this application to aid you with your email sequences.
The value of developing effective and actionable email sequences can have a remarkable affect on your conversion rates and sales. There are many variables that you need to consider when designing your email sequences, but this article features the most important factors that lead to success. If you’re having problems converting your leads into sales with your email sequences, it’s certainly worthwhile in seeking advice from digital marketing experts that can assist you. Contact the team at Internet Marketing Experts Dubbo today on 1300 595 013 or visit their website: http://www.internetmarketingexpertsdubbo.com.au.