Many entrepreneurs who started small and see their business grow over time sooner or later run into typical growth problems. Do your accounting manually, for example, or increasingly have to draw up invoices. Setting up your business e-mail is another problem. Gmail and Outlook are the two tools that entrepreneurs are using to tackle that problem. Which one should you choose? What are the pros and cons? And how easily can you switch from one to the other?
Most entrepreneurs who pay some attention to their online marketing use newsletters or other marketing-related email communications. After all, email is and remains the easiest way to reach existing and potential customers, without the costs increasing quickly. However, especially for larger companies, it can be difficult to manage your email activities strategically without having to invest a disproportionate amount of time in it.
If you are just starting out in business, you are happy with every email that comes in. Hurray, a potential customer, or perhaps a new business relationship! But the busier you become and the better your business starts to run, the more time it usually takes to process email. Of course it is nice to receive a nice e-mail from an important business relation, for example, but the majority of your e-mails will eventually consist of 'musts'. Mails that simply need to be handled. It takes time. And that's a shame.
Many entrepreneurs use it on their website: being able to subscribe to a newsletter. And rightly so, because newsletter subscriptions are an ideal way to generate leads and to bind customers. On one condition: that newsletter must be and remain interesting. Leads that you have once lost due to a bad newsletter, you will generally never win back. The step-by-step plan below helps you with a clear editorial formula, so that your newsletter collects leads and keeps them warm instead of being rejected.
There are different ways to persuade existing customers to make a new purchase. Using a newsletter is one of these ways! With a newsletter you can inform existing customers about discount promotions, new products, etc. By arranging your newsletter in the right way, you can encourage customers to make new purchases. However, keep in mind that a newsletter can also be counterproductive. If a newsletter comes across as too intrusive for people, they will be less likely to read it. This also increases the chance that they will switch to a competitor….
You receive an excellent amount of traffic on your site every month. You offer a white paper or a regular newsletter and in this way you have collected a good number of e-mail addresses of potential customers. You regularly send them information, but actually have a poor view of whether you are doing this in the most effective way. You would like to get the most out of those leads, but ... how do you do that? Lead nurturing can help you enormously in converting fledgling leads into 'sales ready' customers that you can make a customized, non-refusing offer. Using…