• 13 Tips For Writing an Effective Outreach Email

    We’ve talked before about the growing importance of outreach in the world of online marketing – promoting your own blog or business website by guest blogging on someone else’s site. It’s an extremely effective way to tap into new audiences and attract more people to your own site. But the hard truth is that you’ll never even get the chance to write a guest blog, if you don’t get the first step of the outreach process right. That first step is writing an email to the owner of the site. Think about it. If you’ve determined that a certain site would be the ideal place for a stint as a guest blogger, you can be sure that plenty of other people have, too. And all of those other people are also sending the site owner emails requesting to guest blog, as well. So if you want even the faintest hope of ever being given the chance to widen your audience via that site, you’ve got to make absolutely sure that your outreach email stands out from all the others. So how can you ensure that your message catches the site owner’s attention – and not only that, but also actually…

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  • Effective Email Marketing Strategies That Really Work

    Though it might not have the buzz and excitement of newer online marketing methods, email marketing is still an incredibly effective way to get your message out in front of your customers and prospects – if it’s done correctly. Here are some tips that can help you develop an effective email marketing plan. Pique Interest With a Compelling Subject Line Studies show that, on average, only about 20% of email messages are even opened. Your goal is to make sure as many of your customers as possible open and read your email – and a great subject line is what will make all the difference. A strong, compelling subject line will succinctly set up a promise that lets your readers know what valuable information and answers await them. Make sure to steer clear of words that come across as spammy or clichéd, and keep an eye on your length – a long subject line will not only take too long to get your point across, but also risks getting cut off in preview windows. Find the Timing and Frequency That Work To get the most out of your email marketing, you need to get your message in front of your…

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