If you’re doing a promotion you want to know how your email sequence, what to put where and when to send them. If you have a Shopify store and you’re promoting a certain product or you want to promote an affiliate product or your own product what type of emails should you send during that lifecycle.
A lot of people are really interested in email marketing but they’re scared because there are so many moving pieces.
When do I send?
How do I send?
What do I say?
How often do I send?
The Success Connection is all about getting you to think like an email marketer when you write emails so you’re successful.
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- Instagram, Facebook, Shopify, affiliate marketing, product development, product launches..
Cycle Of A Promotion
Ok, so what does the life cycle look like if you’re promoting different products.
The first thing you need to figure out is your goal because it determines your sequence. Are you trying to make a sale, generate leads or have someone click through to your blog that has ads on it.
- The goal of the subject line is to get people to open the email.
- The goal of the promotion email body is to either generate a sale or maximize clicks.
Goal 1 – Generate a sale on a Shopify store, Amazon store, your own product…
Goal 2 – Maximize clicks.
- Affiliate link to generate leads;
(Colleges, auto insurance, mortgage refinancing).
- Affiliate link to product offer;
- Affiliate link to a $1 trial;
- Clicks to your blog with ads;
Now you can tailor the promotion to what people want.
Goal To Generate A Sale
When you want to make a sale you want to use a sequence that builds value. You can start on any day of the week with a 7 day email sequence to promote:
- Affiliate products (JVZoo, ClickBank);
- Lead gen products;
- Shopify or Amazon products;
- CPA products;
The email should presell someone before they even click the link. If you want to sell something you should write in a way so they are sold by the end of the email before they even go to the sales page.
Selling with email is a more intimate experience because a subscriber has given you their email address and your email is in their personal inbox. They didn’t find you on some random website, it’s more personal.
Each email in the sequence uses different email copy types to target a different reason people take action:
7 Day Sales Sequence
Day 1 – Send a benefits email:
Day 2 – Send a proof email:
Day 3 – Send a blind email:
Day 4 – Send a combo email:
Look at the emails results from Day 1, 2 and 3 and ask what got the most opens and clicks. Now make a combination of what worked.
Day 5 – Send a “Closing Soon” scarcity email:
Often this can be combined with proof & benefits.
Day 6 – Send a “48 hours left” scarcity email:
Day 7 – Send a scarcity email:
The reason this sequence works so well is because of the psychology behind it, you’ve covered every emotional response a person has.
Perhaps someone isn’t a fast-action taker on day 1 but by day 5 when they read the scarcity email they remember all the benefits and proof and it’s enough for them to take action.
Finally you’ve got people who don’t take action until the last minute and that’s where emails 6 and 7 are important because they really push the urgency to take action and you’ll get a ton of extra conversions.
This is the exact sequence used to generate $103,000 in 10 days with a list of only 14,000.
Goal To Generate Leads
7 Day Leadgen Sequence
- Day 1 – Send a benefits email:
- Day 2 – Send a proof email:
- Day 3..7 – Send blind email:
Yesterday Josh had his first $2,000 day doing nothing but sending lead generation emails.
Increasing Your Click Through Rate (CTR)
Last week we talked about the different types of email with examples of each. Now we’re going to look at a few simple tricks to get more people opening emails and clicking links.
Harriet is an eCommerce student doing really well and she came up to Anthony at the Build Send Profit live event and said I’m scared to send my emails, I’m not sure what to put in my emails and I don’t know when to send them. Anthony said “Harriet, send an email now”.
After sending the email to half her list she made $1,000 before attending the next workshop, and it was on a Sunday which is the worst day to send email.
If you’re sitting there unsure of whether you should send an email or not understand that it’s really important. Anthony and Harriet figured out if she followed the schedule outlined in this article then she could make between 3 to $5,000 a week just sending email.
Now how can you take that profit and double it, it’s through implementing these strategies.
What can we use to make people click:
- Tell people what to do because people respond to commands.
“Click here now”
“Watch this now”
“Visit this now”
“Press this now”
“Go here now”
- Never use the word “please” because you know what action people need to take.
Marketing is not about being polite, you’re not being mean you’re just telling them what they need to do. It’s important to understand that as a marketer you are in a position of authority.
- Use 1 link in a blind email.
Use 3 links (top, middle, bottom) in sales emails.
- Countdown timers;
- Animated GIF’s;
Subject Lines That Convert
The subject line is more important than the actual email because if people aren’t opening they won’t click on links. The goal is to write subject lines that stand out and these tips will help do that.
- Put the date in the subject line;
“Read now Nov 22nd“
- Use the recipient’s name;
“Debbie, please open on Dec 22nd“
- Use time;
“Open before 3pm“
This triggers a sense of loss that they’ll miss out on something if they don’t open.
“Open after 2pm“;
People will open immediately because they don’t want to wait.
- Open on (day of week);
“Open on Tuesday“
Your subject line needs to be congruent with the your goal and the type of email copy. If you want to create urgency you might combine a subject line like “Open before 3 p.m.” and a body saying “closing down…“.
Click here for details on the countdown timer and animated image software..
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What you can do to monetize your email.
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