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How To Write Effective Emails That Boost Your Online Business

Aug 17, 2007
These days, people send unsolicited emails for all sorts of things from some illegal bank transactions to offers of scams. As a result of this enormous abuse to the email system; it is now difficult to get legitimate business messages delivered.

As a result of the email system abuse, Internet Service Providers have taken drastic actions to put in place strong spam filters. A lot of people now have measures in their email systems where some messages with some selected words or phrases are completely filtered out.

This means is that you must have an authentic way of creating your email list for your online business. The only authentic way to build your list of organic email address for your online business is through visitors signing up on your website, subscribing to your e-zine or e-course. Any allegations of spamming can get your website shut down or you may face some penalties - it simply is just not worth it.

So, how do you write emails that will get delivered, opened, read and bring results for your online business?

1. Send emails only to people who have voluntarily requested information from you by subscribing on your website.

2. Personalize your emails by including the person's name in the subject line and body of email.

3. Your email subjects must be catchy and interesting, and related to what is in the body of your email.

4. Do not use all caps in your emails no matter how much you want to attract the recipient's attention.

5. Avoid using words that are associated with scams; namely 'free', 'make quick money' etc.

6. Do not send your emails with attachments - these are normally viewed with suspicion fir viruses.

Now that your emails messages are delivered and opened, what can you do to ensure that your emails will be read and an action taken, and bring some results for your online business? How can you write persuasive emails?

1. Write high quality emails with no grammar or spelling mistakes.

2. Format your emails so that they are easy to read. Do not create long emails. Be 'catchy' in your style of writing and be straight to the point.

3. Use simple and easy to understand English. Make sure that you are friendly in your emails and continue to personalize the email.

4. Be passionate about what you are offering in your email. If you expect the person who receives the email to buy what you are selling in your online business, you must give them enough reason to want to buy. If you are offering a product or service, highlight the benefits to be gained from the product/service.

5. Create urgency in your emails - let the person who receives your email know that they need to act fast because time is of essence.

6. Have your contact details in your emails. This creates some confidence in the recipient and also helps if they want to know more about what you offer in your online business.

7. Use action verbs as much you can.

8. Offer the option to unsubscribe at the end of your emails.

What are the best ways and times to use the emails for maximum effect?

1. Send emails to your list when you have new products/services/business opportunity on offer.

2. You can also create some special price discounts on your current products and services, and send an email to your list with this offer.

3. You can also send emails for the purposes of keeping in touch with them. You may not be offering anything specific, but you can send an article or free e-book which you think they will enjoy reading. Your list will appreciate this and this will further build their trust in you.

4. Contact your list with any special event offers, special product launch or holiday specials. Your list appreciates a bargain, so offer that to them when you have some.
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