In the previous episode we showed you how to grow your email list. Now it’s time to talk about the nitty gritty nuts and bolts.
In this episode we get into:
- What kinds of emails to send.
- How often you should send them.
- What metrics to pay attention to.
- How to increase open rates.
- Why people unsubscribe.
- What makes a good subject line.
- BONUS: how bagels are made.
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“The nitty gritty nuts and bolts of email. What to send. How often. Etc.”
Fizzle Course: The First 10k Subscribers and Beyond
Corbett’s course on growing your email list is exceptional. You should know about it. If you’re serious about growing your email list (and your business) you should take this course.
22 lessons. 3 hours of training. Tons of insights. Well worth a buck. (It only costs $1, srsly.)
There Is No That — “Note from Chase: a friend sent me the article below. I didn’t even get all the way through reading it the first time before I reached out to the author to ask to republish it here on The Sparkline.”
Heavy-Ass Weights — “This is going to be a tough love post. I’m going to pick on a reader for a minute, so bear with me.”
Josh Shipp — Corbett mentions the emails josh sends.
Exact Target – Social & Email Report — A PDF study with a bunch of goodies about email, social media, etc.
Email Marketing Benchmarks | MailChimp — Shows what open and click rates are common in different industries.
Subject Line Comparison | MailChimp — “New email marketers often ask us, “How should I write my subject lines so that more recipients will open my emails?” In order to answer that question, we analyzed more than 40 million emails sent from customers through MailChimp, and singled out the ones with the highest and lowest open rates.”
The Science Behind Those Obama Campaign E-Mails – Businessweek — “One fascination in a presidential race mostly bereft of intrigue was the strange, incessant, and weirdly overfamiliar e-mails that emanated from the Obama campaign.”
How do I know if I’m writing a good subject line? | MailChimp.com — “The nerds in MailChimp Labs recently unveiled a new experiment called the Subject Line Researcher. It’s kind of like Google’s Keyword Tool, but for email marketing. And it’s free for all MailChimp users.”
Scott Dinsmore: Live Your Legend and Connect With Anyone – YouTube — I couldn’t find anything on Scott sending the “insert subject line here” email, but I did find this.
The Top 10 Mistakes in Online Business
Every week we talk with entrepreneurs. We talk about what’s working and what isn’t. We talk about successes and failures. We spend time with complete newbies, seasoned veterans, and everything in between.
One topic that comes up over and over again with both groups is mistakes made in starting businesses. Newbies love to learn about mistakes so they can avoid them. Veterans love to talk about what they wish they had known when starting out.
These conversations have been fascinating, so we compiled a list of the 10 mistakes we hear most often into a nifty lil' guide. Get the 10 Most Common Mistakes in Starting an Online Business here »