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Learning how to craft engaging email subject lines can multiply your sales. You don’t have to be a renowned copywriter to write irresistible subject lines.
To get started, you need to use two key ingredients in your subject lines and emails:
Here’s the truth, the majority of your prospects and customers are basically self-centered.
That means they’re more concerned about what you can do for them. All they care about is how communicating with you can benefit them; how it can solve their business challenges, and make them more money.
If you’re ready to tap into this undeniable fact about people, here are 12 sales email subject lines that get opened, read, and responded to:
How do you feel when someone asks you about your goals and dreams? It can get emotional sometimes, especially when you don’t even know how to respond.
Perhaps, you haven’t thought of setting a clear goal?
A good example of an introspective subject line is:
Where do you plan to be in 2 months from now? (huge bonuses awaits)
If you’re able to ask your recipients questions that will cause them to imagine and visualize their future or see a different version of their business, you’ll get their attention.
Use this effective email marketing strategy to persuade email subscribers and potential leads to make a decision right now, in their lives and business.
A lot of smart digital marketers use the introspective email subject line. For example, Melyssa Griffin usually asks her audience where they picture themselves in 3 months:
Once the email is opened, Melyssa also provides actionable insights for getting there using Instagram marketing.
How to use it:
If you have a new product to sell or you want to generate traction for an affiliate offer, you can use the introspective email subject line to get better results.
This is the type of sales email subject lines that works when you're following up on an existing prospect or website visitor.
Again, it depends on how and where they subscribed to your email list.
Did they subscribe via your blog post that addressed a particular challenge? Did they subscribe to your webinar to learn how to fix a particular problem or improve an area of their business?
Based on this premise, you can follow up to find out whether or not they have found a solution to their challenge. Also, Get excited about helping them with any challenge they may encounter along the way. Here’s an example from ClickDigit:
How to use it:
This sales email subject line works best when you’re a bit familiar with the recipient or prospect. Use it to nudge the prospect to your best products that will provide a complete answer to their question.
Better yet, if you captured the lead via your FAQs page, then it’s a good lead to ask such questions? If you’re yet to interact with them, then there’s no need to use it.
This is an intriguing subject line. It speaks directly to the recipient since you’re addressing them by their name and you also have a question for them.
Since the question isn’t obvious out in the subject line, the person would be more than eager to open it to see the question. Here’s an example from CrushKit:
How to use it:
Generally, asking a question is one of the best ways to get emails opened and read. But you can use it specifically when you’re looking to get feedback from the user or you want to find out what next steps they would like to take.
The human brain is wired to respond to logical statements. That’s why the “if-then” statements are triggers for the brain and they influence habit formation. In fact, the known 5 ways to trigger new behaviors, thought patterns, habits solely rely on this simple “if-then” paradigm.[*]
Sumo utilizes this powerful trigger on their emails to get it opened, read and responded to. Here’s an example:
Since most Sumo prospects and customers, even website visitors have either a website or a functional blog, they need the tools.
How to use it:
Make sure you have a proper understanding of your target audience. The “If” part of the statement must be true for the “then” to work. Otherwise, your email will not be opened. Worse, you’ll lose subscribers.
Whenever you address a person or company directly, they stop and listen. If you see an email pops up in the inbox that seems catered specifically to you, you’re more inclined to open and read it.
That’s the power of personalization. Personalized subject lines are far more effective than the typical email that goes out to everyone on your email list.
Here’s a good example:
Do you like [Company Name]’s lead generation tool?
LinkedIn uses personalization in their emails subject line:
How to use it:
Use personalization when you want to send product-specific information to a select group of people or a segment of your list. They must be familiar with the product or have shown interest.
Yes, you can mention referrals in your subject line to get amazing open rates. It immediately establishes credibility and trust with the prospect and motivates them to respond to your email.
Here’s a good example:
How to use it:
If the person who referred you is an influencer, then you’ll leverage on that to get more sales and customers. Don’t use a person’s name who isn’t trusted in the industry.
To use this sales email subject line, you need to understand what the prospect is going through, what they’re expecting for the year, and maybe their overall goal.
Why does it work? Well, it’s a well-known fact that most people would rather talk about themselves than listening to you. Interestingly, a study conducted by Harvard shows that when people talk about themselves, the brain sections that drive motivation and reward spring into action.
It’s not a popular subject line but it works.
How to use it:
Use this subject line when you’ve researched the prospect and customer very closely. If they’re in your mastermind group or have shared their experiences and goals with you, then they would appreciate it.
This unique subject line is both exciting, intriguing, and precise at the same time. If a recipient sees this subject line, they know you’re in for serious business.
They’ll quickly open your email to see what you have in mind.
Here’s why it works: According to research, it’s known that most people find uncertainty unsettling. In other words, you need to be clear enough about your ideas or advice.
Conversely, when you clear up areas of uncertainty and go straight to the point, you create a mentally satisfying situation. Sales representatives who have used this subject line have reported it a winner.
In this sales email subject line, you’re reiterating an event that your prospect or customer holds there. It’s a powerful subject line.
A “Remember That One Time…” subject line gives you the opportunity to recall a specific memory and vividly paints an image of emotions, in order to trigger the senses associated with that memory.
Here’s an example as used by REI:
When used properly to improve sales performance, it sends a dose of positive memories about the event that your customers were a part of, for example, that memorable backpacking trip, that hiking experience that changed your career, etc.
You may not even want to do whatever the “only open if…” subject line suggests, but the fact that you opened this subject line subconsciously is an indication to yourself that you’re willing to at least consider it.
Why is this so?
Well, it’s a well-known fact that what we do can shape our belief system, so when you act on this email based on the subject line, you become psychologically “susceptible” to believe or for your belief system to be altered -- depending on how the body of the email is framed.
This is a bit odd at the surface, but smart digital marketers and entrepreneurs alike have used it. In fact, Ramit Sethi, founder of I Will Teach You To Be Rich used it in his subject line:
You might be surprised to see such an influencer use this email subject line. But that’s because it works.
How to use it:
You can use it whenever you want to persuade or soft-sell in your email. No, you’re not pushing people to do what they don’t want to, you’re only psychologically giving them a reason to.
Whether you’re a copywriter or you run your own marketing agency, one of the things we want to do more is speaking to an audience’s pain points.
When you write your sales emails, make sure the subject line communicates to recipients’ pain points.
What problems can you solve for your recipient?
It’s all about giving to the prospect, not asking for anything in return, except for their permission to do. Here’s an example:
Why would they need your product or service? Spend some time studying and learning about your audience to better understand their needs, then use those insights and data to craft emails that aim to help.
For customers who truly need your assistance, your email will be their last hope for success. If you can personalize it, that’s even better.
How to use it:
Ensure that you come off as being authentic in your email. Don’t portray yourself as a helper to the prospect, only to ignore their emails when they reply. Be there when they need you the most.
You’re mainly seeking an answer or feedback when you use this subject line in your sales email.
It means you’re not looking for immediate sales, but an opportunity to communicate with the prospect and get them to like you enough to buy from you. Here’s an example from Brian Dean:
Ask a question that fits the recipient’s goal, pain points, or business model. Make sure it’s personalized to suit them.
Ask a question you’d love to know the answer to, and if you’re yet to get a response, you can follow up 2 - 3 times in a friendly manner.
How to use:
Use this subject line to initiate and build a relationship with the prospect. When following up, you should endeavor to tweak your subject line to reflect previous connections you’ve had with the recipients.
Don’t come off as a stranger but as a friend.
All in all, email subject lines are tricky and most people give up too soon. Why?
Because the same email that generated a lot of sales for company A wasn't even opened when Company B sent it to its prospects.
That means you have to be creative in your subject lines, always be testing, and learn to follow up when you aren't satisfied with the results.
Marketing automation is all about simplifying your business in order to get better results.
According to recent studies, 91% of marketing automation users state that it's one of the most vital aspects for the success of their online marketing endeavors.
Amazing right? That's not all, 80% of marketing automation users noticed a massive increase in the number of leads and 70% saw a huge leap in the number of conversions.
How to Re-evaluate Your Brand Effectively and Execute a Successful Re-brand
Rebranding is an excellent way for businesses to strengthen their presence and energize the essence of their brand. Seventy-seven percent of B2B marketing leaders say branding is “critical to growth,” and consistent brand presentation across all platforms is shown to increase a business’s revenue by up to a whopping 23%. Rebranding could be one of the smartest moves your company makes.
The following article will define what rebranding means, and explore just how your business can rebrand successfully.
With the advancement in Artificial Intelligence (AI), there are many tasks you can automate instead of wasting time doing them manually.
Thus, business automation provides a platform for businesses to save time wasted on manual tasks while increasing the efficiency of those tasks.
Although not every task should be automated in your marketing process.
It's important to be able to use automation for the right tasks. In fact, successful companies tend to do so.
A new year is coming our way, along with resolutions and new goals for our businesses to keep on blooming!
There’s no better way to start the new year than learning from experience from the past. Here are some lessons learned during 2018 that will help you start 2019 in the right direction.
To deliver an effective marketing campaign, you need to plan ahead and make improvements along the way. If your campaign is well-executed, your business will definitely generate leads and customers.
If you approach your campaign without a proper strategy to execute it professionally, you’ll waste both time and money.
According to HubSpot, 28% of salespeople do not think their organization’s marketing strategy is effective. Results matter. If your campaign fails to deliver the right results, you may not be motivated to do it again.
If you’re serious about marketing and growing your business using digital marketing strategies, then you need a marketing budget. You simply can’t do without it.
Most small business owners think they don’t need a budget because they assume that their investments are too small.
But that’s not true.
Funny enough, the core reason why your investment may seem small is lack of effective planning, or not creating a budget. You just spend money and accept anything as it comes.
Don’t run your business like that.
A budget helps you to build a firm structure around your marketing investments so that you can get good returns on them as well as increase their worth over time.
That said, let’s discuss some best practices for setting an effective marketing budget that facilitates sustainable business growth.
Digital marketing gets better every day. Because marketers are always looking for better means to convince and convert customers. They are looking for new strategies and refining the old ones so that they can have a competitive advantage in business.
You know that this “advantage” would mean more customers, which results in more profits and a better business. Isn't that what you want?
As exciting as this may sound, a study by SmartInsights found that 49% of organizations have no clear digital marketing strategy. Furthermore, HubSpot reveals 39% of marketers think their organization’s marketing strategy isn’t effective.
This is why you need to improve upon your strategies in 2018 to get your business ahead of the tough competition.
That being said, I want to show you some of the proven digital marketing strategies that will bring real results this year.
Lead generation is vital to the growth of a business.
Actively pursuing leads through an effective marketing strategy is a great way to increase conversion rates and ROI. Some strategies have proven to be effective, but a few missing elements could cause potential leads to slip away.
There are several common mistakes companies make that can hamper their lead generation attempts.
Small businesses face a difficult start without a firm grasp of modern marketing. Some modern marketing tools are very efficient and cost-effective for fledgling businesses. Unfortunately, many new business owners simply assume that it’s “too soon” to start heavily marketing. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
New business owners usually wear several hats in the beginning stages of their companies. Starting a new business is extremely demanding in any industry, so it’s important to understand the role marketing plays early on. For example, investing early in brand awareness can help attract top talent who want to be part of something new and exciting. Additionally, early investments in marketing typically pay off tremendously in the long run. Your first customers are likely going to become regulars if they have a good first experience.