3 steps to write a 3 line sales email that closes business

Here’s 3 simple steps to write a 3 line sales email that closes business.

  1. Keep it brief (1 line intro / 1 line purpose / 1 line call to action)
  2. Keep it “unfancy”. Making it look like a regular email from Gmail.
  3. Add some subtle  branding to create an impact even if the recipient does not respond.

Yesterday, I attended an online webinar from MarketingProfs called 10 Steps on Planning a Webinar (learn what a webinar is here) and afterwards I received a good 3 line sales email from the host.

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3 tricks to creating blog (and email) content that made $20,000

Email marketing can be time consuming and daunting. The biggest comment I hear from Flashissue customers is “I don’t have time to do it and in any case I don’t know what to write”.

Creating blog content and email marketing is a marriage made in heaven. Once you create a blog post you have something to email to your audience – like this email – and you get the benefits of traffic to your blog site when the search engines pick up your post.
Here’s how accomplished online marketer Walter Chen does it:

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How to create the quickest email newsletter in the world using Gmail

Using the Flashissue clipper you can create an email newsletter right inside Gmail in world record time – Bookmark a few web articles, add some words and you’re done.

The full version of Flashissue is great for creating mailing lists from your Google Contacts; designing great looking emails and then being able to track them. That’s the products’ bread and butter. But what you may not know is that there’s a buried feature in Flashissue that will save you a ton of time and make you look great to your clients or audience.

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3 Steps To Create A Table of Contents In An Email

You can add links to your email so a recipient can jump through the content of your email by clicking a link.

For example, you might want to set up a table of contents in an email. In order, to do this you will need to be comfortable writing some basic HTML.

Here’s an example of an email newsletter with a table of contents.

Clicking on an item in the Table of Contents will take you directly to the relevant part of the email. Clicking the “Back to Table of Contents” link at the bottom of the email will return you to the top of the email.

table contents email  example

Here’s the basics:

First of all you need to know how to access the HTML source for your email. In Flashissue you do like this:

  1. Click Edit Text on a content block
  2. Click the More button to access advanced options
  3. Click Source to view HTML

access email html

Example code for a table of contents

Click here to see the final email.

The name attribute allows an anchor tag to be used to point to a specific place on a web page. You might link from the bottom of a long page to the top of the page, or link from an item in a Table of Contents to the corresponding item where it appears on the page.

This is the type of HTML to use where you want to anchor TO somewhere in your email:

<a name="Table">Table of Contents</a>

This is the type of HTML to use where you want to anchor FROM somewhere in your email i.e. a user clicks this link in the newsletter and is taken to section called Table of Contents:

<a href="#Table">Table of Contents</a>

Step #1 – Create your Table of Contents

table contents html

Here’s the sample HTML for you to copy/paste into your email.

<h2><a name="TOC">Table of Contents</a></h2>
     <li><a href="#Great-Things">Great Things</a></li>	
     <li><a href="#Better-Things">Better Things</a></li>	
     <li><a href="#Best-Things">Best Things</a></li>

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How to send an email newsletter to Google Groups

Send an email newsletter to Google Groups in 4 simple steps with Flashissue.

With Google Groups, you can create online and email-based groups. There’s a lot you can do with Google Groups:

  • Engage in discussions about a specific subject.
  • Create a question and answer customer support group for a product, such as a piece of software your company has written.
  • Organize meetings, conferences, or social events among members of a group.
  • Find people with similar hobbies, interests, or backgrounds.
  • Read group posts through email, the online interface, or both.

Once of the biggest benefits to using Google Groups is that it provides a way for larger organizations to send bulk emails – like a daily email newsletter – to all their employees without hitting Google email sending restrictions.

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