Let me break this to you gently: you are not reading it.
The perfect e-newsletter features a smoking subject line that demands, not asks, that you open the e-mail.
The design and layout looks like a piece of art. Subtle and sophisticated, it complements the words on the page beautifully.
The first headline fastens you to your seat like a nail gun at close range.
The articles suck you in and command you to call, click or e-mail, credit card or checkbook in hand.
The perfect e-newsletter.
And you know how many people will read that perfect e-newsletter?
That depends on one key factor: -whether or not you actually sent it.
It’s a trap that many small business owners fall into. You want your e-newsletter to be perfect. What happens is you sweat the tiniest details and then get caught up in the other many details of your business. Consequently, you miss an easy opportunity to consistently stay front-of-mind with customers/clients, prospects and, probably most importantly, your network.
One of the many beauties of the Internet age is the ease in which you can evolve your marketing materials with very little associated costs. A website, for example, is never truly finished because you should always be adding content. It’s the same for an e-newsletter. You put out your best effort and then keep tweaking to make the next effort even better.
Will it cost you business if you put out an e-newsletter that not done particularly well? Maybe. Will it cost you business if you do
nothing and you don’t maintain consistent contact with your target audience? Most definitely. And that’s the true price of perfection.