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Beyond the Basics: Generate More Revenue With Your Emails

You've heard it over and over again – email marketing is an essential part of any successful online business. So, if you're not doing it now, or only here and there, it's time to step your game up. But, implementing an email marketing campaign the wrong way could hurt your business instead of helping it. That's why a solid strategy is important.

Despite the many marketing channels available today, businesses rely on email marketing to engage customers more personally. It's still the best channel to reach people and offer them value.

But there is a right way and a wrong way of doing it. If you're engaging your audience on autopilot, without a good email marketing strategy in place, you could be hurting your brand and driving customers away.

It's not enough to deliver 'okay' email marketing. Here's why.

1. Email Marketing is Too Important to Leave to Chance

If you don't include email marketing in your digital marketing toolkit, you're missing out on incredible opportunities and leaving money on the table. While new methods are available, email marketing is still vital to any marketing strategy.

Estimates show that nearly 300 billion emails go out daily, which is climbing. Look at any major brand, and you'll see that they're actively building lists and engaging with their subscribers.

But, you must be strategic and intentional with your approach. If you just build a list and blast out random messages, you won't get the results you're looking want.

If you approach it this way, you'll send irrelevant emails to your subscribers, and with all the junk email that piles up in their inboxes daily, they'll tune out your messages. The worst-case scenario is that they'll think you're spamming them and will unsubscribe from your list.

Instead, you need a strategy that includes taking the time to understand your subscribers and crafting valuable emails specifically tailored to their interests. Personalizing your emails will create a better customer experience and a stronger connection with your audience.

2. Your Customers Want a Personal Experience

The trend in all online marketing is toward personalization. Email marketing works so well because it's highly personal. The strength of this method is that it goes straight to your subscribers' email inboxes.

Your subscribers are bombarded with emails every day, all day, so you need to go that extra mile to make yours stand out from the rest. So how do you personalize your email marketing? It involves more than just including the recipient's name in the greeting or subject line.

You can personalize your emails by offering 'intelligent content and tailoring it to your offer according to their account history, preferences, and behaviors.

A great way to do this is by segmenting your list and offering the appropriate content to the right segments.

Look at buying history, interests, location, times active, and anything else relevant to your business. Check out how they interacted with previous campaigns. You should be able to see the different segments of your list. You can create unique messages and offers for each, ensuring that you reach the right people with the right content.

3. Your Customers Expect Immediate Solutions

We live in an era of constant connection. You can order food, and alcohol, talk to a friend anywhere in the world, get a ride, or get whatever information you're looking for instantly on your smartphone or other devices.

Your customers are also looking for immediate responses, and you need to be available to provide this information, or someone else will.

So, how do you offer support when your subscribers need it? There are some solutions to augment and support your email marketing efforts.

One is to use a chatbot to answer common questions. A chatbot is a software program that uses AI and machine learning to answer frequently asked questions. It can search your knowledge base and respond in whatever way you program it.

The great thing about chatbots is that they run 24 hours a day and can answer most of your subscribers' questions. It feels like they're chatting with an actual human representative of your business. Your chatbot can refer any difficult question to live support.

Another idea is to provide a robust knowledge base that your subscribers can access anytime and make it easy to search. For example, your knowledge base could include a link to your content archive and other resources, FAQs, wiki, and a troubleshooting guide.

If you have customer service representatives, categorize the questions they receive. Use software to separate inquiries by technical issues, general questions, or refunds – and then develop protocols for your team. You can also hire virtual assistants in different parts of the world to handle inquiries anytime.

4. Irrelevant Emails Make People Unsubscribe

For email marketing to work, the content and deals you offer must be relevant to your subscribers. People will quickly unsubscribe from lists that send irrelevant emails that aren't interesting to them. These messages lead to email fatigue because people are constantly bombarded with emails.

So, how do you create consistently valuable content? The key is to know your target audience, so you know what they want from you. Create a detailed ideal customer profile for your subscribers. Then, conduct market research and base this profile on objective data obtained from your research.

Once you've created your ideal customer profile, you should continue to learn about your audience on an ongoing basis. You can use your email list to do this. Then, once you start offering content and making offers, you'll see what converts and what doesn't.

Analytics tools can help you learn about your audience and allow you to refine your content even further. For example, you can track behavior when a subscriber visits your site. If you see them lingering on a particular page, this tells you that they find the content relevant.

You can also ensure that your content is meaningful to your subscribers by setting the right expectations initially when they sign up. Give people an accurate idea of what they can expect from your list and its content. This will cut down on people signing up for your list and immediately deciding it's not for them and dropping out.

5. Your Campaign Needs Next-Level Strategies

To succeed with email marketing, you must go beyond the basics and take advantage of next-level strategies. In addition to personalizing your emails, offering immediate solutions, and consistently delivering relevant content, here are some other things you can do to take your email marketing to the next level.

Automation. There are many ways to automate to save time, reduce human error, and offer a better experience to your subscribers. Automation options include triggers for follow-up actions and automated workflows that help you identify and nurture leads.

Integration. You can integrate email with social media, ad campaigns, and search marketing to grow your audience across channels. Give them access to exclusive content and offers on each platform and cross-promote for even better results. Also known as omnichannel marketing, integrating harnesses each marketing channel's power for better overall results.

Testing. Split testing (A/B testing) is overlooked as a method to monitor your results and improve your email marketing strategy. A/B testing involves running two versions of the same message with just one element changed, seeing which one converts, and then refining your message for optimal results.

Re-engage Subscribers. Create a strategy for re-engaging inactive subscribers. Identify disengaged audience members and offer additional value to win them back. You can do this through a re-engagement campaign that shows another side of your business, exclusive content, offers, or reminders.

Offer More Value. There are many strategies you can use to offer more value. Think of it in terms of ROI. When joining and engaging with your list, your subscribers invest their time and attention. Make it worthwhile for them by providing solutions to their problems, entertaining them, or inspiring them.

Keeping up with the Changes

Email marketing is here to stay, but you must stay on top of ever-evolving trends. Don't do the bare minimum and leave your email marketing to chance. Instead, take control and use these methods to engage your audience and build lasting relationships with them. Doing so will not only increase your profits but will also help you get results and achieve higher levels of success.

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