Building a mailing list is a fantastic way to make your audience feel as though they are on-board with your message and to gain more trust and more authority within your niche. But while building relationships with your fans or customers is important, what’s also highly important is that you make a profit in the short term! Most of us can’t afford to wait months or years until we start selling and so sooner or later, you will need to try promoting something that people will want to buy.
The way you go about this is different for emails though as compared with other forms of marketing. Read on and discover how to best go about selling through email marketing and making as many conversions as possible!
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The Structure for Selling through your Email List
A good structure that you can use in order to hype and then sell a product over a series of messages is referred to as AIDA. This stands for:
Sell to your email list with: Awareness
The key thing to recognize is that when you first contact your new subscribers, they will have no awareness of your products or services and no reason to be interested. You need to start here then before you try and get them to really want whatever it is that you’re selling. This allows you to focus on providing value and building that trust initially, while simply mentioning your product in a very subtle way.
This is the same strategy that many films, like Star Wars, use. Like when they release ‘teaser trailers’.
Sell to your email list with: Interest & Desire
Interest comes through repeated mention and desire then comes when you start to describe the way in which your product can make your audience’s lives better. It’s when you start describing what it is like to hold your product or to use it and how it will inherently raise the status of the people using it.
The best thing about this stage is that the readers now have to wait until your next message before they can buy. Waiting is a great way to build more anticipation because we always want what we can’t have!
Sell to your email list with: Action
Finally, the action email will be the one where you ‘seal the deal’. This is where you will close and get the audience to act as quickly as possible by clicking and buying. Make sure to incentivize a fast decision, whether with a limited discount or limited stock. Your call to action becomes important in this step. So, make sure your call to action is something that incentivizes quick decision making.