How to Write a Sales Email That Works

Chances are, you receive dozens of “sales emails” in your inbox each day. You ignore most of them for a myriad of reasons: too long, too spammy, I-don’t-know-this-guy, boring, not relevant to me, hyped-up drivel, and so forth. That should give you an idea of what you’re up against when you need to craft a email to a prospect, client or customer. So how do you write one that works? (Gets opened, gets read, gets acted upon.) As someone who does this for a living, I wish the process were mysterious and complex — like brain surgery. The truth is, writing a persuasive email that gets the job done is remarkably simple. It’s all in the prep. Simply start by asking yourself these three “prep questions”: What do I want to say? Why is this important to the prospect? What “next step” do I want the prospect to take? Say, for example, your company offers a bookkeeping service for veterinary clinics. You’ve got some hot leads you want to follow-up on. So you decide to send each an email to, hopefully, get them to set up an initial phone meeting with you. Here’s how you would use the prep questions above to write that email… What do you want to say? Your answer might be: 1) Thank you for downloading the report. 2) Our bookkeeping service is exclusively for veterinarian clinics. 3) The number one benefit of our service is faster cash flow due to better insurance billing bookkeeping and management. So now that you’ve figured out what to say, can’t you just say it and be done with...