Email Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses
Regardless of what industry you are in, or what size your business is, email marketing can always help you foster a better customer relationship and build a stronger brand to help you keep growing. A lot of people often assume that having a small business means that their email marketing isn’t effective at all. But, this isn’t the case. Email marketing is frequently cited as the most lucrative marketing strategy. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get your small business started with email marketing! This blog will outline the best way to begin your email marketing campaign, along with some tips and tricks to help you out.
Start building your list
Before you start sending out emails, you need to make sure you have a list of contacts to send to. In order to do this, you need to ensure that you have a newsletter signup form on your website for users to fill out. Make sure to include text telling people exactly what they will be signing up for.
Decide on the Emails you want to send
Now that you have got a list of contacts, you can begin to decide on the types of emails you would like to send out. It is always a good idea to begin by sending monthly newsletters to your contacts if you are just starting out, and then you can introduce sending promotional emails that contain discounts and offers, seasonal messages, loyalty programs and also transactional emails which are eCommerce receipts, and appointment reminders etc.
Creating your email designs and content
When creating the email design and content it is important to keep your customers/audience in mind. The best way to write targeted content is to segment your contacts into smaller audiences who share the same interests or demographics. Sending mass emails to all of your contacts is nearly impossible to create a message that is relevant for everyone. Once you have your audiences in smaller audiences it will be easier to create a message for each individual group which will then drive more engagement.
The design of your email is also the most important aspect. With email marketing, you don’t always want to overcomplicate the design because you may not always have a lot of time to create creative and out-of-the-box designs every time you send a company update and so on. You will need to ensure you have clear CTA buttons that correspond to the offer or information you give in the email so it tells the reader what you want them to do.
Analyse your performance for the future
It is important to check your results from previous campaigns to see how well you did in comparison to the previous month. Make sure you make note of little changes you might have made in order to get a better response from your readers and vice versa.
Quality of Quantity
Instead of bombarding your contacts with email after email, you should make sure you are focusing on the quality of the content you are sending. It is always nice for readers to connect with you through what you are writing rather than sending multiple emails and your contacts then getting frustrated with the amount of emails they are receiving.