Our users sometimes report to us that they couldn’t find enough time to run their outbound campaigns. Yes, a well-thought-out cold email campaign takes some time to get prepared. But what we often observe is that cold email senders want to go large from the very beginning: have a prospect base including thousands of addresses, an 8-touch email sequence with A/B testing, and so on. In this post, I’m going to show you why it’s more beneficial to start small. Check out what we call the lean approach to cold email, and why it’s worth testing.
You can get leads from two sources: inbound and outbound. But what’s actually the difference between the two when it comes to sales? How do you approach the leads from those two sources? Should you work out two different strategies for serving them? If so, how should the strategies differ? Keep reading to find the answers to those questions and convert more leads, both inbound and outbound, into customers.
We talk a lot about cold emails, but not so much about follow-ups. We carefully craft our opening message, but we don’t seem to spend the same amount of time writing the follow-up sales emails.
Meanwhile, experience shows that the majority of prospects reply to the second or the third message from the sequence, and not directly to the first one. So we should focus on the follow-ups at least as much as we focus on the opening email. Here are 5 crucial rules to keep in mind when it comes to effective follow-up sales email.
Writing a cold email is easy. That’s what people think – I mean the people who never tried writing one. It’s not easy for many reasons, but especially because we have to remember about so many things at once while writing it. Actually, we have to remember about at least 10 things. I call them the Golden Rules of Cold Email.
Whether you’re sending cold email for some time now, or you’re just starting and have never sent your first cold email campaign yet, you should know them by heart. Here they are.
If you’re sending cold emails, you know that sometimes your messages work amazingly well, sometimes they work OK, and sometimes they don’t work at all. And whether your outreach works great, or it hardly works at all, there’s always a reason for that. Actually, in most cases, there’s a whole collection of reasons for that. Here’s a list of 10 factors that you may want to check to discover the cause of your campaign’s success or failure, and to improve the effectiveness of your emails in general.
“I have sent a test campaign from Woodpecker, but it looks like it sends the emails very slowly…,” said Till – one of our beta testers. He sounded disappointed. We were surprised that he saw it as a drawback. We didn’t realize that we see it as an advantage because we know exactly how Woodpecker works. Once we explained to Till how the emails are sent and why, he found it very interesting and he said that would be a great topic for a blog post.
So this one’s for you, Till! 😉 And for all those who are not really sure how it works right now, I’m going to explain how Woodpecker sends your emails and follow-ups, and why it works this way.
Some would immediately say Yes! to this question. Some would say No.. without blinking. The answer to this is more complex than it may seem, so whatever your first answer was, you may want to check this article for a non-radical but rather a common-sense approach to opt out in cold email.
So you’ve got your email and follow-up copy and a good-quality list of prospects. You’re ready to start sending. You just can’t wait to see first replies…
So you realized why following-up your prospects is crucial for the effectiveness of your campaign – good for you. But what the actual sales follow-up email should be like? How to tell your prospects ‘hey, I’m still here waiting for you to reply’ without being creepy, or annoying… or both?