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3 Email Marketing Tips For Beginners

So in this article it’s going to be a very concise and simple way to approach email so that you’re able to sell more and get way more return on investment.

For from an email list that you’ve built up hi there, my name is brandon brashears and I create daily marketing articles here. So, if you’re looking to grow your brand or your business with digital marketing, I really suggest that you subscribe here. I do everything from Facebook Ads to pay-per-click to SEO to basically every topic related to digital marketing. So if you’re looking to grow your business with digital marketing be sure to hit that subscribe, button and bells for notifications and if you enjoy this article, be sure to give it a thumbs up and comment below.

And let me know what you think. So, let’s talk about email, marketing, email marketing so often, and I work with lots of clients and they have a hard time figuring out exactly how to use email to sell, and it’s actually very, very simple. So, typically, when we’re starting to send out an email, we need to first have one overarching goal that we’re trying to achieve so sending out email for just for the sake of sending out.

Email is not helpful, and so there’s a few things. People ask well: how often should I be sending emails and how often should I keep in touch and all kinds of other questions like that and they get really complicated, but it’s actually pretty simple. So first I suggest, as a rule, for almost every business out there that you’re sending an email once a week. If you can now, I say if you can, because hopefully you’re creating content and doing other things like that.

But if you’re not sure what to sell then sell engagement right, we typically have three levels of funnel, so typically an email will be targeting whatever you know, stage of the funnel or the segment that you’re that you’re trying to reach, and with that you need to Have an appropriate goal so, for example, if you have somebody who signs up for your newsletter, it may not be the right time to send an offer.

That’s hey sign up for my highest level, coaching program so, depending on the relationship that you have with this segment and kind of what your end goal is you’re going to have to really figure out. What is the best objective, based on the funnel stage that we have right now, a lot of times, people don’t segment their email lists and so, as a result, they’re just sending to everybody their best customers and people that are brand-new in their funnel.

So make sure that you’re segmenting your list, because it’s very very important to be communicating properly with different groups of your list. Now, if you have analysts list, that’s just awareness, it’s good to send people to awareness content, to drive them further into your funnel and to build a better relationship with them. So, for example, with that kind of an email, you could send them. Two additional articles to Facebook pages to Instagram profiles, ask them to connect and take the further step in your relationship and it’ll help you to build and diversify your traffic as well so they’re going to be able to see offers there if it’s evaluation a lot of Times it’s good to start with a medium range or a small range product.

So if they’ve know about you, maybe they’ve been on a webinar. Now I’m sending them offers and things like that is a great way to engage them. And then, if they are current customers – and they know – you know your best kind of customers – that you have send them higher priced ticket offers and get them to buy more from you, because when you can get someone to buy more their average lifetime value goes up And if you’re able to increase the average lifetime value of client, then you can spend more to acquire customers, which is great, actually created a article if you click on this card up here, to check that out, but with the email figuring out.

What that end objective is first, is most important and there’s really only three steps after you figure it out what the objective is to get people to take action. So the first thing that you have to do is you have to get the email open. There’s really. Four types of emails that I like to send out and I use them over and over in different variations. I don’t tend to send these every single time, though, because people will start to get worn out from them, so the first type of email is a blind curiosity, and this is like the BuzzFeed clickbait article right, you’ll, never believe what we’re up to this week, or I couldn’t believe that he actually did this or you know something like that right, you’re like what could it be and it makes you want to open it and see what the rest of the story is.

People want to be included in the story and so having a headline like that is helps to get opens. The next is direct benefit. So if you want to say something like this, will clean your carpets better than anything, you’ve ever used right, we’re using a little bit of curiosity, but we’re also giving a direct benefit. People will say: hey. I have a dirty carpet. I need to clean my carpets. Awesome, I’m going to open this email, the Latin next one is urgency or scarcity.

So if you have a product that is you truly have urgency or scarcity? Maybe you have a special. You could say this offer ends tomorrow at midnight. Then people will say. Oh man, I don’t miss out and they’ll open your email and then the last one that I like to use. A lot is proof or specific results, and with that I say like you know, let’s say you have a business opportunity or something right. He made five thousand two hundred twelve dollars in six minutes.

It’s really specific and it’s results, and so people that are interested in making money would be interested in opening that email. So again getting the open of the email is the very first step. If people don’t open your email, they’re not going to be able to read what’s inside of it, and that brings us to step two so step two is to get them to read. What’s inside and then click so doing both of those things.

There’s a few things that I like to do to increase the clicks on emails number one. Is I like to use a variety of links inside of it now it’s important that you don’t put only links in there because you can get flagged for spam, but typically I’ll do a variety of both buttons and also text links. That say, you know click here. So, instead of having a button, it’ll say the actual word I like to be testing those just to see what the audience clicks more and it’s good to have both visual call-outs that are there buttons that are different from everything.

So people can see, but in general people are viewing emails on their mobile phones a lot more than they are on desktop, and so, if you create an email, it needs to be very easy to read on mobile and the button needs to be there. That’s easy to click, but again the whole purpose of the email is to sell the click to take the next action so figuring out. Just that one specific action that you’re looking for them to take and then selling that click is, is very very important and it’ll help you to get more traffic to your your web page.

Now there are some exceptions to this rule. I think that if you’re trying to get somebody to respond to you having them like right, write back and respond is actually a good tactic. A lot of times. If you have the ability to respond, dracs people so asking them to use email like a medium that they use it with their friends and family, that’s a cool thing. So if you’re not going for the click, ask for the reply, so in general you don’t need to sell everything once they’re on the page.

So the the email body that you’re writing and creating all that you’re trying to do is to sell the click to the landing page. You don’t need to do too much. You can again use the four elements that I spoke of in the email headlines on how to get people over to your your web page. So it’s the Curiosity, direct benefits, urgency or scarcity and then proof and results. So you can use all of those elements to drive people to your landing page as well, and then once they’re at the landing page, they’ve made a decision right.

So they’ve already done an open they’ve done a click and now they’re at the landing page. Let the landing page do this sell and you can use tools like articles and a lot more long-form content and there you can really do the heavy lifting of selling and have all of the elements that help to make an effective sales page or landing page and Really at that point, it’s it’s time to take. You know that that uses the additional tools that you have inside of a web page instead of trying to do everything inside of the email.

So one thing, though, is that emails that are boring never get opened and if they do get opened, they end up actually harming your brand, so make sure that you’re not selling sending boring emails, but also don’t be too high, P or clickbait T that you’re not Actually, providing what you’re talking about so it’s a very, very fine balance, I’d, say being useful, being educational being entertaining are sure ways to get your emails opened and to have people trained to use your email.

So I hope that this was helpful. If you have any questions or need help with email, please comment below I’m happy to help and if you enjoyed this article like the like the article and please if you enjoy digital marketing or if you want to grow your business with, did your marking consider subscribing? I again make daily marketing articles here and I run a digital marketing agency so have a great day, and I will see on the next article have a good one.


 

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3 Email Marketing Tips For Beginners

So in this article it’s going to be a very concise and simple way to approach email so that you’re able to sell more and get way more return on investment.

For from an email list that you’ve built up hi there, my name is brandon brashears and I create daily marketing articles here. So, if you’re looking to grow your brand or your business with digital marketing, I really suggest that you subscribe here. I do everything from Facebook Ads to pay-per-click to SEO to basically every topic related to digital marketing. So if you’re looking to grow your business with digital marketing be sure to hit that subscribe, button and bells for notifications and if you enjoy this article, be sure to give it a thumbs up and comment below.

And let me know what you think. So, let’s talk about email, marketing, email marketing so often, and I work with lots of clients and they have a hard time figuring out exactly how to use email to sell, and it’s actually very, very simple. So, typically, when we’re starting to send out an email, we need to first have one overarching goal that we’re trying to achieve so sending out email for just for the sake of sending out.

Email is not helpful, and so there’s a few things. People ask well: how often should I be sending emails and how often should I keep in touch and all kinds of other questions like that and they get really complicated, but it’s actually pretty simple. So first I suggest, as a rule, for almost every business out there that you’re sending an email once a week. If you can now, I say if you can, because hopefully you’re creating content and doing other things like that.

But if you’re not sure what to sell then sell engagement right, we typically have three levels of funnel, so typically an email will be targeting whatever you know, stage of the funnel or the segment that you’re that you’re trying to reach, and with that you need to Have an appropriate goal so, for example, if you have somebody who signs up for your newsletter, it may not be the right time to send an offer.

That’s hey sign up for my highest level, coaching program so, depending on the relationship that you have with this segment and kind of what your end goal is you’re going to have to really figure out. What is the best objective, based on the funnel stage that we have right now, a lot of times, people don’t segment their email lists and so, as a result, they’re just sending to everybody their best customers and people that are brand-new in their funnel.

So make sure that you’re segmenting your list, because it’s very very important to be communicating properly with different groups of your list. Now, if you have analysts list, that’s just awareness, it’s good to send people to awareness content, to drive them further into your funnel and to build a better relationship with them. So, for example, with that kind of an email, you could send them. Two additional articles to Facebook pages to Instagram profiles, ask them to connect and take the further step in your relationship and it’ll help you to build and diversify your traffic as well so they’re going to be able to see offers there if it’s evaluation a lot of Times it’s good to start with a medium range or a small range product.

So if they’ve know about you, maybe they’ve been on a webinar. Now I’m sending them offers and things like that is a great way to engage them. And then, if they are current customers – and they know – you know your best kind of customers – that you have send them higher priced ticket offers and get them to buy more from you, because when you can get someone to buy more their average lifetime value goes up And if you’re able to increase the average lifetime value of client, then you can spend more to acquire customers, which is great, actually created a article if you click on this card up here, to check that out, but with the email figuring out.

What that end objective is first, is most important and there’s really only three steps after you figure it out what the objective is to get people to take action. So the first thing that you have to do is you have to get the email open. There’s really. Four types of emails that I like to send out and I use them over and over in different variations. I don’t tend to send these every single time, though, because people will start to get worn out from them, so the first type of email is a blind curiosity, and this is like the BuzzFeed clickbait article right, you’ll, never believe what we’re up to this week, or I couldn’t believe that he actually did this or you know something like that right, you’re like what could it be and it makes you want to open it and see what the rest of the story is.

People want to be included in the story and so having a headline like that is helps to get opens. The next is direct benefit. So if you want to say something like this, will clean your carpets better than anything, you’ve ever used right, we’re using a little bit of curiosity, but we’re also giving a direct benefit. People will say: hey. I have a dirty carpet. I need to clean my carpets. Awesome, I’m going to open this email, the Latin next one is urgency or scarcity.

So if you have a product that is you truly have urgency or scarcity? Maybe you have a special. You could say this offer ends tomorrow at midnight. Then people will say. Oh man, I don’t miss out and they’ll open your email and then the last one that I like to use. A lot is proof or specific results, and with that I say like you know, let’s say you have a business opportunity or something right. He made five thousand two hundred twelve dollars in six minutes.

It’s really specific and it’s results, and so people that are interested in making money would be interested in opening that email. So again getting the open of the email is the very first step. If people don’t open your email, they’re not going to be able to read what’s inside of it, and that brings us to step two so step two is to get them to read. What’s inside and then click so doing both of those things.

There’s a few things that I like to do to increase the clicks on emails number one. Is I like to use a variety of links inside of it now it’s important that you don’t put only links in there because you can get flagged for spam, but typically I’ll do a variety of both buttons and also text links. That say, you know click here. So, instead of having a button, it’ll say the actual word I like to be testing those just to see what the audience clicks more and it’s good to have both visual call-outs that are there buttons that are different from everything.

So people can see, but in general people are viewing emails on their mobile phones a lot more than they are on desktop, and so, if you create an email, it needs to be very easy to read on mobile and the button needs to be there. That’s easy to click, but again the whole purpose of the email is to sell the click to take the next action so figuring out. Just that one specific action that you’re looking for them to take and then selling that click is, is very very important and it’ll help you to get more traffic to your your web page.

Now there are some exceptions to this rule. I think that if you’re trying to get somebody to respond to you having them like right, write back and respond is actually a good tactic. A lot of times. If you have the ability to respond, dracs people so asking them to use email like a medium that they use it with their friends and family, that’s a cool thing. So if you’re not going for the click, ask for the reply, so in general you don’t need to sell everything once they’re on the page.

So the the email body that you’re writing and creating all that you’re trying to do is to sell the click to the landing page. You don’t need to do too much. You can again use the four elements that I spoke of in the email headlines on how to get people over to your your web page. So it’s the Curiosity, direct benefits, urgency or scarcity and then proof and results. So you can use all of those elements to drive people to your landing page as well, and then once they’re at the landing page, they’ve made a decision right.

So they’ve already done an open they’ve done a click and now they’re at the landing page. Let the landing page do this sell and you can use tools like articles and a lot more long-form content and there you can really do the heavy lifting of selling and have all of the elements that help to make an effective sales page or landing page and Really at that point, it’s it’s time to take. You know that that uses the additional tools that you have inside of a web page instead of trying to do everything inside of the email.

So one thing, though, is that emails that are boring never get opened and if they do get opened, they end up actually harming your brand, so make sure that you’re not selling sending boring emails, but also don’t be too high, P or clickbait T that you’re not Actually, providing what you’re talking about so it’s a very, very fine balance, I’d, say being useful, being educational being entertaining are sure ways to get your emails opened and to have people trained to use your email.

So I hope that this was helpful. If you have any questions or need help with email, please comment below I’m happy to help and if you enjoyed this article like the like the article and please if you enjoy digital marketing or if you want to grow your business with, did your marking consider subscribing? I again make daily marketing articles here and I run a digital marketing agency so have a great day, and I will see on the next article have a good one.


 

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5 Tips To Improve Your Digital Marketing Offers

So when you’re sending traffic to your website or sending traffic from Google or Facebook or anywhere, you want people to opt into the offer that you’re driving you’re driving them to you, and so this is going to be very helpful for creating offers that work better and Hopefully reduce the cost per lead that you’re getting so, let’s get into this article, hey there buddy, my name is brandon brashears.

I make daily marketing articles here. So if you’re looking to grow your business with digital marketing, I talk about everything from pay-per-click ads to email, marketing to conversion rate optimization to SEO to basically anything related to digital marketing. So if you’re looking to grow your brand with business or your business or brand with digital marketing be sure to subscribe here, alright, let’s get into this article.

So when you have traffic that you’re sending to a web page, you should have an end offer in mind. If you don’t have an offer in mind, then you’re, probably wasting a bunch of money, so number one make sure that you have an offer. But once you have an offer, let’s do a few steps that are going to help you to get the most out of it and convert as much as possible. So the first thing that you need to do is the offer needs to be consistent.

So if you say, for example, on your ad hate, we have a free book, come and get the free book and then all of a sudden they get there and then it’s 1995 and shipping and handling it’s not really a free book so make sure that the Offer is consistent from the ad to the landing page throughout the whole process: you’re, not adding things to it or adding a lot of terms and conditions to it. People are going to see through that and they’re going to say this is not true.

It is a scam and they will not buy from you, so it has to be number one very consistent in the entire way through again, if you’re trying to drive traffic to a web page. What’s the point of driving people under false premise, so you’re, basically lying to them, make sure that you’re not lying to them. Make sure that you’re, honest and open about what the offer is, because you’re trying to attract those people, you don’t need to sell something that you’re not selling.

The second thing is, it needs to be really clear: what are they getting? What is the benefit for them? If you haven’t done so already be sure to read this article, I talked about three questions that you need to ask yourself before you run any ads. It helps you get really clear about who you’re serving how you’re helping them and the best way to deliver that. So be very clear in what you’re giving them.

The third thing that you need to do is make sure that it’s congruent it has to be congruent to your brand. It needs to make sense why you’re offering this it has to be relevant to your core offers and really be congruent with your brand. So if you have, for example, a luxury hotel, if you’re offering a free timeshare, stay, it’s not going to be a congruent brand offer for your business right. So you’re going to want to make sure that every piece of you offer every piece of the ad.

Every element within your website is going to match your branding match your positioning and the offer that you have it’s like if you’ve ever been somewhere and you’re like hey, this isn’t adding up, and this seems kind of sketchy. That’s the same thing. If you don’t have congruent offers with your website – and it doesn’t look good so make sure everything is congruent and well branded number four: does it make sense? It has to make sense in order to deliver value to people? I can’t tell you how many times I say: okay, what are the best offers that you want to be driving people to for your business, to the small business owners and they’ll say well.

I have this package in this package and this package – and I can do this and I have this, and can we pull up the website? I have everything listed out there. That is not very simple and easy to understand. It needs to be very simple. The simple more simple, the better: we need to be able to convey what the value is really really quickly. We only have a short amount of time, typically to do that with cold traffic, so it needs to be very, very concise on what it is that you’re offering and how you deliver value to these people.

So for it to make sense, you should make it as simple as possible, and I like to make things as simple as possible in every aspect. So if you’re able to convert them natively right, so we don’t have to send them to a landing page. If we can convert them, natively, that’s even better and so simplicity inside of every aspect of the digital marketing, helps you to increase conversion and attract a lot more customers and clients.

Add a better price so make sure that it is as simple as possible and the last tip is to make sure that it’s described well, so you need to really deliver your value as far as what is the before look like and then what does the? After? Look like and if you’re able to convey what the before and after is it’s a problem that your target market is actually having. Let’s say that you were a dentist right and you were going to help people that had been afraid of the dentist.

So you can talk about all of the fears and the troubles and the worries and talk about what it’s like to be there, what they will go through and and where they will end up where they will finally be able to put this stress aside, because we’re Not scary – and you know they’re like talking about all these emotional things – that’s just an example there, but if you are able to describe the before and the after well, if you’re going to have such a better time converting these people that are visiting your website or Your web pages your landing pages because they’re going to feel and understand, what’s in it for them so many times people talked about offers in their business and they just talked about themselves.

Instead of talking about what’s important to the client, so make sure that you’re framing all of the conversations that you’re having around the customer and around the client, they need to understand. What’s in it for them, because that’s ultimately all that they care about, especially the colors of the traffic, gets right, so the less people know about you, the more important that it is that you’re telling them what’s in it for them.

If you have people that are friends and family that know like and trust you already, you don’t have to work hard to sell them. They’re interested in you. The reality is, when you have a business in your online people, don’t really care about you, I’m sorry. They don’t care about me either. It’s okay um! You just have to understand that they are all about. What’s in it for them, because they don’t owe you anything, they need to understand what is in it for them, so make it very, very clear and, and let them know exactly what’s in it for them alright, so I hope you enjoyed this article if you liked It be sure to hit that thumbs up button and if you have any questions, comments or need help with anything.

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