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Top 10 Email Marketing Tips For Beginners

24th February 2014

If you are new to email marketing, you may find it is very daunting. It is important to undertake email marketing in the right manner because if you don’t, you may end up in trouble or it may have very little impact on your business. This is where you may want to think about taking the time to set up your marketing campaign in the right manner.

Taking the time to learn some tips for email marketing for beginners is the best approach and the following 10 tips will provide all beginners with the perfect way to get started.

Ask for permission

There are a number of major reasons why you want to ensure you have asked for permission to send emails to a person or business. There is a need to comply with Data Protection legislation and this means you have received permission to send emails. It can be helpful to ensure you are complying with your local legislation. Also, when you ask for permission and a client is more than happy to receive emails from you, they will be more likely to buy from you, so asking for permission is very important.

Plan in advance

If you want to have a successful campaign, it helps to plan it out. This means knowing what you want to achieve, who you are targeting and the tone and message of your emails. If you send emails in an ad-hoc fashion or if you don’t have a path or lineage that can be followed, it is unlikely that your recipients will follow the trend of your emails, which means that they may unsubscribe or delete your emails before reading.

Provide a call to action

It is important to include a call to action in every email you send. This doesn’t mean that you always need to be selling or promoting in a heavy manner but it is very important to have some form of way a client can engage and interact with you.

Provide links

Your email message should be informative and provide a lot of benefits but there is also a need to ensure that there are links to your site so people can find out more. There is also the fact that the click-through rate from emails to your site can help to measure the success of the email marketing campaign.

Have a snappy subject title

While you need to have a catchy and memorable subject title, you want to avoid gimmicky elements. This means you should avoid exclamation marks, caps and use of terms like free.

Think about the design

You may be of the opinion that the content and message of your email is the most important thing but you do need to focus on the look of your email. If the design is not of a good quality or standard, you will find that people will not give your email the time or respect it de
serves. There is also a need to ensure that the email will look good in the different email boxes and systems that people use. This is where you need to get proper advice or work with a proper email marketing software provider to make sure your email looks good and is effective.

Target the right people

One of the most important things about email marketing campaigns is that it provides the opportunity to send messages to the right people at the right time. This is where you can tailor the content to the right people with respect to getting the right point across.

Try out different things

One of the good elements about email marketing campaigns is that you get the chance to experiment and to ensure that you are making right choices; you should feel free to experiment with the emails that you send. This means you should consider separate subjects, headers, the times you send emails or the style of your email.

Provide an email that can be
reliable

Each and every day there are billions of emails being sent and a great percentage of these emails will be automatically deleted or marked as spam. This is why you want to work with a reputable email service provider and to make sure you send an email that is professional.

Measure the effectiveness of your emails

No matter what campaign you undertake, you should always look to ensure that you measure the success or effectiveness of your campaign. Whether this means achieving click-throughs, sales or any other measurement, have the measurement system in place that will allow you to determine if you have achieved success.

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