Email is one of the most important tools for a business to reach out to their clients and readers. It provides one of the most economical and efficient ways to reach a person. Emails are often the lead generators for a business. It is essential to know these steps while you write an emails for business.
Write A Good Subject Line
Subject lines in emails is equal to what title is to articles. The number of emails most of us in business get in a day is very high. The time to read every single one of them is just not there. Hence, we choose to open emails that interest us through only the subject lines. If your subject line does not align with the person you’re sending it to, it just won’t get opened.
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Spend quality time in writing a good subject line, that explains the content in the email. Consider it to be a “Call to Action”. The only thing that gets read in your email mostly is the subject line. Thus, a good subject line is 100% necessary for your email to get opened.
Basic Email Etiquette
- Have professional Email addresses
- Double check who you send the email to
- Do not use all capital letters
- Avoid texting language and emoji’s
- Use readable font size and fonts
- Proofread your emails
- Add only essential contact details
- Be polite
Minimalism Works in Emails
When you write emails, be precise and minimal. Use these 5 ingredients to successfully present your ideas. Try to communicate what is only necessary, rather than sending long emails. Consider the number of words and sentences, that you send in an email. The subject line should not be more than 90 words. The content of an email should be less than 250 words, that is if your mailing someone for the very first time. Otherwise, it should be even more less if your communicating regularly.
Reply to the emails, rather than opening a new email every time you communicate on the same subject. There should be no more than 3 paragraphs for easy reading. Also make sure to use bullet points where ever applicable. They are more precise and easy to communicate the message while you email anyone.
Wear Your Reader’s Shoes
When writing emails, always have the perspective of the reader of the email. Like in all good communication, the email is not about you; It is about the reader and his actions. Clearly ask for what you want rather than beating around the bush. Most people appreciate, when your direct rather than wasting their time.
Take Care of What You Attach
While sending attachments through emails, people sometimes send the wrong files, if they don’t forget to attach one in the first place. Make sure the name of the files is appropriate and the file size and formats are compatible for the user to open. Unless there is a request for you to send some attachments, try to avoid sending one in your introductory emails.
Do A Follow Up
In case the person the person does not reply to your email, make sure to follow up. There is a change your email has got lost in the loads of emails they get. Remind them of their message and say that your waiting for their reply. If possible, write the last date of communication and their actions regarding it. Persuasion is the key to have success in writing business emails. Also, if they’re not interested, leave them alone. If someone is interested, make sure your prompt in communicating to them.
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