Make the most out of email marketing for your business: Friday 15: Small Business Tips
Welcome to the second installment of Friday 15: Small Business Tips, a series designed to help small businesses like yours make the most of their online presence. If you missed our first post, you should check it out here: http://americassbdc.org/introducing-friday-15-small-business-tips/
This month, let’s talk email marketing. It’s one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to communicate with your target audience. We highlight three lessons below. After you watch the lessons, set aside 15 minutes to create a professional email address, write that fabulous email, or add an email sign-up form to your website.
Lesson Highlight: Look more professional with a business email address
A dedicated business email address makes your business communication look more professional. And it’s an available and affordable option to businesses of all sizes.
Lesson Highlight: Create a customer email list to market your business
Email marketing is one of the most effective and efficient ways to communicate with your audience. But if you’re just getting started, you might feel discouraged by the small size of your email subscriber list. So, what to do?
Last but not Least…. Write emails customers will open and read
Now that you’ve started building an email subscriber list, the next challenge is creating an email that people will actually open and read. Cynthia returns with ideas for making a standout email communication:
● Focus on the email subject line. The first challenge is to get people to open the email, so the subject line needs to communicate the value.
● In the text of the email, draw people in as quickly as possible. Present the offer – and it’s value to your audience – quickly, clearly and visually.
Check out the full lessons and view more tips for growing your business online at www.gybo.com/friday15. Don’t forget to sign up to receive new lessons directly in your inbox, and make it a habit to grow your business online with Friday 15.
On behalf of the entire Get Your Business Online team, I wish you great success growing your business.
Whitney Lemon – Friday 15 Host, Google Small Business Engagement