4 Genius Tips For Writing Emails That Get Opened

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Navigating the world of email can be hard. You’re sending, and receiving, so many a day that you almost have to dedicate one hour alone just to go through it. But it’s not as impossible as it seems to send the right email, with a few clever tips and tricks you can guarantee a reply and make sure your email game is on fleek.

Check these genius tips out and let us know if you’ve learned anything new!

1. Change the way you end your emails

It can be extremely difficult to have your email acknowledged. To be fair, many people are busy and most of us know our inboxes are a mess. According to Boomerang, the way you close an email matters. Most of us use ‘Regards,’ ‘Best,’ or ‘Kind Regards’ but according to research, these endings get the lowest responses.

Instead, you should end your email with ‘Thanks,’ or ‘Thanks in advance.’ These endings are the most effective closes and people are more likely to reply to you if you use them!

2. Make yourself look more professional

You’re used to being told to read over your content before sending. Make time to do that, because figures also show that the number of typos/errors affect email responses. Subject lines are also very important, and people are less likely to open an email without one.

Remember, the receiver has a lot of emails in a day, sometimes a lot of junk mail. By not presenting yourself properly you are being judged, even by your subject line. The statistics show that improper capitalization was the biggest error, which is also the easiest to fix. Re-read over everything before you send it, install Grammarly if you need it. It can make the difference between it being opened and being deleted.

3. Aim for a 3rd-grade reading level

Sometimes, we dress up our words, thinking it makes us look smarter or more professional. But it’s not needed, the highest response rates come from emails written at a 3rd-grade reading level. It is always better to be clear and concise, you want the receiver to understand what you’re saying. Remember what might make sense to you, might not make sense to them.

4. Schedule your emails

Keep your email length between 50-125 words. You want to include enough information that makes what you’re saying clear. But ask yourself is it better to send something longer in an attachment?

Another genius tip would be to plan your email more strategically, if you need a response from something, don’t send it on Monday. Use Boomerang to schedule your email for a Tuesday so you can send it on Monday, but your recipient won’t receive it until later. People are less likely to read through a bulky email at the beginning of the week. Towards the end of the week, spirits start lifting and people dedicate more time to their inbox. But don’t waste it. Use that time to firmly make your impression.

Written by Elizabeth Smith

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photo via Needle + Thread

 

Navigating the world of email can be hard. You’re sending, and receiving, so many a day that you almost have to dedicate one hour alone just to go through it. But it’s not as impossible as it seems to send the right email, with a few clever tips and tricks you can guarantee a reply and make sure your email game is on fleek.

Check these genius tips out and let us know if you’ve learned anything new!

1. Change the way you end your emails

It can be extremely difficult to have your email acknowledged. To be fair, many people are busy and most of us know our inboxes are a mess. According to Boomerang, the way you close an email matters. Most of us use ‘Regards,’ ‘Best,’ or ‘Kind Regards’ but according to research, these endings get the lowest responses.

Instead, you should end your email with ‘Thanks,’ or ‘Thanks in advance.’ These endings are the most effective closes and people are more likely to reply to you if you use them!

2. Make yourself look more professional

You’re used to being told to read over your content before sending. Make time to do that, because figures also show that the number of typos/errors affect email responses. Subject lines are also very important, and people are less likely to open an email without one.

Remember, the receiver has a lot of emails in a day, sometimes a lot of junk mail. By not presenting yourself properly you are being judged, even by your subject line. The statistics show that improper capitalization was the biggest error, which is also the easiest to fix. Re-read over everything before you send it, install Grammarly if you need it. It can make the difference between it being opened and being deleted.

3. Aim for a 3rd-grade reading level

Sometimes, we dress up our words, thinking it makes us look smarter or more professional. But it’s not needed, the highest response rates come from emails written at a 3rd-grade reading level. It is always better to be clear and concise, you want the receiver to understand what you’re saying. Remember what might make sense to you, might not make sense to them.

4. Schedule your emails

Keep your email length between 50-125 words. You want to include enough information that makes what you’re saying clear. But ask yourself is it better to send something longer in an attachment?

Another genius tip would be to plan your email more strategically, if you need a response from something, don’t send it on Monday. Use Boomerang to schedule your email for a Tuesday so you can send it on Monday, but your recipient won’t receive it until later. People are less likely to read through a bulky email at the beginning of the week. Towards the end of the week, spirits start lifting and people dedicate more time to their inbox. But don’t waste it. Use that time to firmly make your impression.

Written by Elizabeth Smith

LET’S CHAT

Any email tips or tricks for us? Share them in the comments below!


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