Thursday, January 27 2022
It is relatively easy to create a newsletter that is filled with engaging content for your database of payroll prospects, CPAs, and payroll clients. To help you develop a newsletter that is actually read, I have listed several tips for you to consider.
#1: Segment Your Database – Your absolute first step is to segment your database of e-mail addresses into groups, i.e., prospects, referral partners, and clients. After that is done, you need to clean up each database to ensure delivery and AVOID your newsletters from being labeled as spam.
#2: Select An e-Mail Publishing Service – It is best to choose a platform that makes it easy to create and send your e-mail campaigns. Therefore, consider a service that offers an easy-to-use interface and makes the unsubscribe process simple for a reader. Additionally, you need to have a dashboard to review a campaign’s results, such as Constant Contact.
#3: Create A Newsletter Template – If you lack the design skills, hire someone who does e-mail design work for a living. Remember, you need to present a positive image in the marketplace.
#4: Define Your Marketing Content – Content is easy to create as the IRS, CDC, and your business partners publish loads of articles to use. To help you get results over the long run, focus on snippets of information to share with your target audience. Remember, if your newsletter is all about you/your payroll service, your open rates will suffer, or worse, opt-out from future campaigns.
#5: Determine Your Newsletter’s Frequency - Once your newsletter is done, you need to determine the frequency of it being sent. My recommendation is once a month, as you need to send more than a newsletter to help position your payroll or HCM business as a trusted resource.
#6: Outline Future Content – The key to developing future content is to create a file of hot topics your target audience wants to read. This could be year-end information, new minimum wage increases, to time and attendance tips. And don’t be afraid to ask your team for articles of interest.
#7: Proof Every Campaign, Three Times – Before you press the send button, it is imperative to proof your campaign multiple times by multiple people. Check all links, phone numbers, addresses, and e-mail addresses.
About The Author:
Glenn Fallavollita is a nationally recognized keynote speaker providing money-making advice to help payroll service owners, sales pros, and marketing gurus build more profitable relationships with their database of prospects, referral partners, and clients.
Additionally, Glenn is the president of SellMorePayroll.com, a division of Drip Marketing, Inc. and has written 50+ whitepapers and three sales/self-marketing books, Supercharge Your Payroll Sales NOW!, Stop Whining AND Start Selling, and Drip Marketing: A Powerful New Marketing Strategy That Gets Prospects To Buy From You. He also writes blogs for LinkedIn and other national websites.
To hire Glenn for your next conference, visit DripMarketingSpeaker.com.
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