comments 26.11.2008 Paul Shuteyev @ Email Marketing

How to write an email. Subject Line – What For?



I bet you all want to know how to grab your readers attention with your email Subject!

how to write an email, how to write email, how to grab attention, how to attention, how to subject, email subject, email software, subject software, how to grab software, how to grab readers, readers attentionThe race for supremacy in the internet based businesses has been really heating up and many sites have been put up to help others to get ahead for a small fee. But there are also ways in which you don’t have to pay so much to make yourself a good list of loyal followers. Having a satisfied web traffic and visitors allows you to put up a foundation wherein you can build an opt-in list and make it grow from there.

An opt-in list allows you to provide newsletters to your subscribers with their consent. When people sign up, they know that they will be receiving updates and news from your site and the industry your represent via an e-mail. But that doesn’t mean that all of those who subscribe read them at all.  Many lists have been built due to an attachment with free software or for a promotional discount and such. Some are not really interested in receiving e-mails from companies and just treat them as waste of cyberspace and delete or trash them without so mush as opening the e-mail and scanning them.

You can change all that. While forwarding an email message is relatively after producing your newsletter. Getting people to open them is not as easy. You don’t want to waste all the time and effort used in making the newsletters, you want people to read them and have their interests piqued. Interested enough to go to your website and look around and most especially purchased and acquire your products or services.

One of the numerous ways you can tempt or persuade your subscriber is by providing a well thought out and well written subject. The subject of an email is what is often referred to when a person or a recipient of an email decides whether he or she wants to open or read an e-mail. The subject could easily be regarded as one of the most important aspect of your  promotional e-mail.

Your subject must be short and concise. They should provide a summary for the content of the e-mail so that the recipient will have basic knowledge of the content. This is really vital in grabbing the attention of your readers and subscribers. You want your subject to instantly grab the attention of your subscriber and get them to be intrigued to open up your mail. Remember, it is not necessarily true that a subscriber opens up subscribed mails.

A good subject must always be tickling the curiosity of your recipient. It must literally force the recipient to open the mail. A certain emotion must be ignited and get them to open the mail. It is essential to use specific words to get the reaction you need. Keep in mind that the recipient or subscribers spends only a few seconds looking over each subject of the e-mails he receives. You must grab your reader’s attention right away.

There are many forms you can use for your subject. You can provide a subject that says your e-mail contains content that teaches them tips and methods on certain topics. An example of this is using keywords and keyword phrases such as, “How to” , “tips”, “Guides to”, Methods in and others like that.

You can also put your subject in a question form. These may include questions like, “Are you sick and tired of your job?” Or “Is your boss always on your case?” Try to stay on the topic that pertains to your site so that you’ll know that your subscribers have signed up because they are interested in that topic.  This form of subject is very effective because they reach out to your recipients emotions. When they have read the question on your subject, their mind starts answering the question already.

You can also use a subject that commands your reader. Statements such as “Act now and get this once in a lifetime opportunity”, or “Double, triple and even quadruple what you are earning in one year”. This type of subject deals with the benefits  your company provides with your product and services.

You may also use breaking news as your subject to intrigue your subscriber. For example, if you deal with car engine parts you can write in your subject, “Announcing the new engine that uses no gasoline, It runs on water”. This creates curiosity with the reader and will lead them to open the mail and read on.

How to write an email. Subject Line – What For?
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Written by: Paul Shuteyev

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Responses (10) on "How to write an email. Subject Line – What For?"

  1. It’s not for regular emails but for email marketing only… but thanks anyway

  2. … using keywords and keyword phrases such as, “How to” , “tips”, “Guides to”… – hey, you used How To in your title – that’s why I’m here, reading your post… hahaha, marketing works, lol “)

  3. As for me, the subject of an email is what is often referred to when a person or a recipient of an email decides whether he or she wants to spam or just delete an e-mail xDDDD that’s what I do with all advertising emails!

  4. It’s not that easy to compose an email, as I see 😀 These subject-tricks are for marketing or business emails only…

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  6. all exapmles you mentioned are extremely popular, i think that market needs smth new. Am i right?

  7. where can I get more articles bout email marketing techniques?

  8. article’s good. got more?

  9. 2 Business Guru:

    Yeah, market really needs something new, in example, it could be video emails or emails with buil-in video streaming or podcasts.

    2 Funbox:

    Check our marketing category for more useful articles or subscribe to our feed and receive news and articles via email

    2 Steven Parkin:

    Article’s really good and we have more! Check previous articles or subscribe to our feed to get articles delivered by email

  10. Hi there,

    Subject line dictates the open rate of your email marketing campaign, I guess. It may vary depending on your subject line.

    Ain’t no joking. Good subject line can double your open rate.