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When Subject Grabs Your Readers Attention

Mar 21, 2008
What we all want is to have a list of loyalfollowers. There are a lot of methods you can use to accomplish this goal. You can pay for it but I am convinced that is not the right way to do it. This way you will get just traffic, what you really need is targeted traffic.You need people who are interested in your topic, not people who by accident lent on your website. By contrast the targeted traffic is a list of people who subscribed with their consent.

When people sign up on a opt-in list, they know that they will be receiving updates and news from your site via an e-mail. But that does not mean that all of those who subscribe read them at all. Some lists have been built due to an attachment with free software, e-Book or for a promotional discount and such. Some are not really interested in receiving e-mails from companies and just treat them as waste of cyberspace and delete or trash them without so mush as opening the e-mail and scanning them.

You must change all that. These days you use a powerful auto responder as aweber, and you forward an email message after producing your newsletter. Getting people to open them is not as easy.You do not want to waste all the time and effort used in making the newsletters, you want people to read them and have their interests piqued, interested enough to go to your website and look around and especially purchased your products or services. Methods to tempt or persuade your subscriber:
1. Provide a well thought out and well written subject.The subject of an email is what is often referred to when a person or a recipient of an email decides whether he or she wants to open or read an e-mail. The subject could easily be regarded as one of the most important aspect of your promotional e-mail.
2. Your subject must be short and concise. They should provide a summary for the content of the e-mail so that the recipient will have basic knowledge of the content. This is really vital in grabbing the attention of your readers and subscribers. You want your subject to instantly grab the attention of your subscriber and get them to be intrigued to open up your mail.
3. A good subject must always be tickling the curiosity of your recipient. It must literally force the recipient to open the mail. A certain emotion must be ignited and get them to open the mail. It is essential to use specific words to get the reaction you need. Usually the recipient or subscribers spends only a few seconds looking over each subject of the e-mails he receives. You must grab your readers attention right away.
4. You can provide a subject that says your e-mail contains content that teaches them tips and methods on certain topics. An example of this is using keywords and keyword phrases such as: How-to, step-by-step teaching, tips, guides to.
5. You can also put your subject in a question form. These may include questions like: Are you sick and tired of boss? Or Do you believe in yourself?
But try to stay on the topic that pertains to your site so that you will know that your subscribers have signed up because they are interested in that topic. This form of subject is very effective because they reach out to your recipients emotions. When they have read the question on your subject, their mind starts answering the question already.
6. You can also use a subject that request action. Statements such as: Act now and get this once in a lifetime opportunity, or double, triple and even quadruple what you are earning in one year. This type of subject deals with the benefits your company provides with your product and services.
7. You may also use breaking news as your subject to intrigue your subscriber. For example, if you deal with affiliate marketers who are beginners you can say: with my system you earn your first $1000 per first month, and more in the next month, or the first automated digital products delivery system ever. This creates curiosity with the reader and will lead them to open the mail and read on.

As a strategy, test, test, and test different subjects with these ideas and see which is working the best for you. When I am writing a new e-Book, in the pre-sell phase, I use to publish 4-5 emails with the same content but just a different subject on title. The one which is the most powerful subject will be my new title or my new subtitle in the landing page. This is called split test and it is a powerful tool.
About the Author
Michaela Cernescu is an Education Specialist trained by eBay, Internet Marketer, Digital Products writer and Affiliate. List Build Power
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