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Hello and welcome to this week’s Monday Minutes. Each week in this series I am going to share simple tips and advice that you can implement quickly to help your business become more successful.

Monday Minutes

This week’s tip all about Email Frequency!
Exactly when should you mail your list?

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a number or a schedule you could follow? While it would be great if there was research that suggested that mailing every 3 days will get you the best results, unfortunately there's no such thing and there’s a very good reason for that.

Every market, every niche, every audience and every person is different. While you’ll never make everyone on your list happy, there is a lot you can do to make almost any email frequency work.

First the ground work

You never want to have too much time lapse in between emails, or your readers will forget who you are. Anything less than once a month isn't good. In fact, for most business models and in most any market you don’t want to mail less than twice a month.

On the other hand, you don’t want to send more than one email per day on average. Yes, you may have days when you have a good reason to send multiple emails, but on a weekly or bi-weekly average, you don’t want to email more than once a day.

Figuring out when to mail

Start by looking at what you’re doing right now. Then figure out how often you want to mail.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Will you grow a closer connection with your subscribers by emailing more often?
  • Do you want to drive more traffic back to your site by emailing them links frequently?
  • Do you want to grow your income by making more frequent email offers?

Once you know where you’re at and where you want to be, you can make a plan for getting from point A to point B!

What you don’t want to do is to go straight from emailing once every few months to daily emails. It will cause your readers to click the spam button faster than a speeding bullet. Instead, start to gradually increase the frequency of the email you send and let your readers know you have more to share with them. Continue to add additional mailings until you're up to the goal you have in mind.

Find a good reason to mail

If you feel the need to mail more often then find a good reason. Explain to your readers why you’re mailing them daily. For example, if you usually publish a weekly newsletter with the occasional promotional email in between, running a 15 or 30 day challenge for your readers is a great excuse to hit their inbox daily without seeming pushy or making them feel like you're spammer.

Audience feedback

Always listen to your audience feedback on email frequency. Just keep in mind there will always be some complainers and take them with a grain of salt. If you receive complaints from multiple people regarding the same thing then you may want to rethink your strategy.

Lastly, look at data like open rates, clicks and unsubscribes to get a better feel for what frequency is working best for you and your audience.


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Hello and welcome to this week’s Monday Minutes. Each week in this series I am going to share simple tips and advice that you can implement quickly to help your business become more successful.

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This week’s tip is all about improving email open rates with foreshadowing. We are going to talk about enticing your readers with a hint of what’s coming next.

Do your email open rates leave you scratching your head and wondering why people aren't excited to see what you have to say?

When it comes to keeping, your readers coming back for more there are plenty of tried and true strategies that you can try. One of my favorites is a little technique called foreshadowing and when you use in your email campaigns it can definitely help improve your open rates.

Chances are you’ve seen this used on news programs and talk shows. Right before the commercial break, the hosts announce what’s coming up next. They do this to keep you intrigued enough to sit through the commercial to see the next segment.

Another good example of foreshadowing...whats-next

is when magazines show images and headlines or short bullets of what’s coming in next month’s issue. Again, the point is to pique your interest and get you to either buy the next issue, or even better, buy a subscription.

 

This technique can be easily adapted for email marketing and it works like crazy. Towards the end of your email add a line or two about what’s coming in your next email.  Make sure to be vague, saying just enough to grab the reader’s attention.

money-tableFor instance, if you’re talking about why content marketing is so important and the next email is about content strategies to generate traffic, you may write something like this: “Keep an eye out for Monday’s email. We’ll talk about THE most important thing when it comes to an effective content marketing strategy. If you don’t get this right, you’re leaving money on the table.”

This works great if you publish a weekly newsletter. You can even try adding a section on what’s coming in the next issue like you see in many magazines. Keep it simple and whenever possible use images that draw attention to improve your results.

You can even take it a step further and get your subscribers to open a previously sent email. This works particularly well if you’re writing a series of emails on a related topic. Towards the beginning of your email mention something you covered in the last email, then move into today’s topic and then wrap it up with a little hint about what’s coming next.curious-reader

You don’t have to use foreshadowing in every single email. Use it when and where it makes sense. It also gives you a chance to pick up on in the subject line of your next email. Try using something like “As promised…” Even readers who missed your last email might be curious enough to open and see what you have for them.

When you begin using this technique make sure that you track and test your results, so you can tell if you are getting higher open rates and more importantly increased subscriber engagement.

Make sure you look for next week's Monday Minutes. We will be talking more about how to use Instagram to grow your business!  See what I did there? 😉 😉

Want a head start? Check out this post about how to use Instagram to gain attention for your business.

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