Did you know that one of the best ways to communicate with your customers is via email. Emails can be used to generate leads, raise brand awareness, and promote product sales.
Over 4 billion people, or more than half the world’s population, are thought to use email daily. The appeal of email marketing to advertisers goes much beyond just its sizable user base. Last year, an estimated $36 was made for every $1 invested in email campaigns.
In this article, we’ll be offering some tips for raising the conversion rates of your email marketing.
As a tool for business, email cannot be disregarded or undervalued. Of all the marketing channels, it delivers at the highest rate and offers the best ROI.
Are you ready to start your first email marketing campaign? Implement these guiding ideas and tips to elevate your email campaigns from ordinary to spectacular.
- Select a relevant email list.
You must send emails to the right audience if you want them to be as effective as possible. A regional campaign or event, for instance, from a company with global reach should only be directed to the right regional audience. i.e You don’t want to host an event in Lagos, Nigeria and then send out email invitations to all your email lists whether they’re in Nigeria or not.
Demographics like age or gender are additional segmentation techniques for a highly relevant audience.
- Consistently grow your email list.
On your website, include a registration form. Ask website visitors to subscribe in exchange for a newsletter, insight, eBook, white paper, checklist, or any other helpful material.
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Your customers can also fill out a sign-up page with their email addresses. Make sure they are aware of the specific benefits they will receive for submitting their contact information.
- Utilize social media to encourage registration.
Post links to your opt-in page on your social media or include a sign-up button on your Facebook profile to entice your followers to join your email list.
Avoid using unethical email-gathering techniques, such as buying email lists. Your engagement and conversion rates could suffer, and email service providers (ESPs) could block or mark your account as spam as a result of doing that.
- Send out your email.
It’ll surprise you how many people do everything except actually sending out the email. Don’t worry about the email being perfect. Just send it out!
Even though your email is full of interesting and important content, if it’s never sent, it won’t have any impact on your audience.
If you’re still struggling with making your email engaging, here are some suggestions for creating an engaging email:
- Add your branding: Use your company’s colors and fonts, add your logo, and keep your own brand identity throughout the email. This includes your brand voice.
- Leave empty spaces all around the text and visual elements in your email to add white space and give it breathing room. This facilitates reading the content and adds to the email design’s tidy, polished appearance.
- Write like you talk. After selecting the topic you want to write on, imagine that you’re writing to a friend who’s facing an issue on that topic. How would you write?
- Make use of graphics. By using images and GIFs, you will make your emails stand out from the monotonous plain-text correspondence. An eye-catching header image, for instance, can engage visitors.
- Make your emails responsive so that they look great on desktop and mobile devices. Using large graphics that take a long time to load is not recommended because you don’t know how good your reader’s internet connection is.
- Create a visual hierarchy by organizing your email design elements according to alignment, different text sizes, as well as other visual hierarchy principles.
- Customize the subject line, content, and style of your email for each unique interaction, it will feel more relevant and individualized.
That’s not all. I have even more tips for you. The techniques in the following list can help you add personality to your emails.
- Include the subscriber’s name in the subject line to get attention.
- Subscription locations might be used to promote nearby events or sales.
- Send individualized product recommendations based on past purchases.
By personalizing your emails, you can boost the proportion of recipients who open and respond to them. Do you require more proof? Studies show that customizing emails can raise open rates by 22.28% and click-through rates by 3.32%.
- Stay conversational:
Due to the daily deluge of marketing emails, consumers are sick of receiving emails from brands and machines that are overly salesy.
If you want to engage your subscribers and build relationships with them, talk to them like people, not like clients.
In your emails, be friendly, interesting, and conversational. If you address your readers like people you actually know, your email will sound and feel more relatable and human. This will raise your engagement and conversion rates over time.
- Create follow-ups when marketing
If the intent of your email is to market, a single email is insufficient. You must send a series of emails to your subscribers to nurture them and successfully convert them.
Various email campaign types, such as welcome email series, retargeting funnels, and abandoned cart funnels, can use this.
Example. Remind your shoppers that their shopping cart still contains a few items. Then send a discount coupon that they can present at the cash checkout. By warning members that their cart is about to expire, you may generate a sense of urgency.
It’s easy to create email processes with marketing automation. Simply write your emails, set triggers and wait times, and then unwind as the automation program takes care of the time-consuming activities.
Remember that the line between being persistent and obnoxious is very fine. Space out and keep your follow-up emails to a minimum. You run the risk of being unsubscribed or flagged if you don’t.
- Send emails bearing a real name.
Choose a unique sender name for two reasons: to show up in your subscribers’ inboxes and to sound less like a business and more like a person.
It’s a good idea to use the name of a member of staff from your business, such as the founder or the marketing manager.
- A/B email testing.
There is no such thing as a “perfect” email. You can get really close to creating one, though, if you test your emails before sending them.
A/B testing allows you to compare two different versions of your message by distributing each version of your email to a small subset of your audience. By looking at the facts and analyzing them, you can disseminate the version that works better to the rest of your email list.
By testing your emails, you can learn more about the tastes and actions of your audience and potentially improve your campaigns. This aids in the long-term growth of your company.
Email marketing is here to stay. You can lose out on a lot of money if you’re not utilizing it fully. Are you now ready to launch your first email campaign?
If you’re prepared to start email marketing and launch your first email campaign, I hope you take the time to jot down and implement these strategies I’ve shared with you today.