You’ve heard of spam, but do you really know what it is? Even more important is knowing how to avoid the perception that your email marketing campaign is spam. If you’d like to learn how to create emails which market your products without being thrown into a junk folder, read on.
To make sure your emails don’t turn people off, always seek permission before sending them out. Include a subscription button on your site, and encourage regular customers to have their friends sign up as well. If you’d like to give people some extra encouragement to subscribe, you could feature subscriber only deals.
To get your consumers excited when it comes to receiving emails, give them special discounts or promotions through the newsletters that you send. Email marketing makes your readers feel more valued, as well as encourages them to invite friends. You can grow your email list by offering a referral program.
It’s a great idea that you require people to double opt in if they’re wanting to receive emails from you. While it may seem cumbersome, it solidifies their interest in your emails, and will prevent any issues with spam issues and complaints.
With any email marketing materials, limit the use of graphics. Some email programs may block graphics, so if your email is heavily dependent on pictures some of your audience won’t be able to read your email. Also, email programs may send image-heavy emails to your junk mail folder.
Post a version of your newsletter with graphics and animation on your website. Then send your email list a plain text version of the newsletter with a link to the web version. This keeps your emails simple enough to stop them from being diverted to the spam folder as well as encouraging your customers to visit your website.
Now that you know how to create a well-received email campaign which will bring your sales pitch to your target audience, go for it! Use all of the techniques you’ve read here and you’ll be well on your way to increasing profits and driving traffic to your site again and again.