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Hi! I’m Lucy.
Chardonnay and vintage finds lover, founder of the handmade jewelry brand bel monili *and* your new guide to making your handmade business WORK online.
Well hey there happy maker! Whether it’s your first year in business or your fiftieth, the holidays are coming, and we are all getting ready. One of the most important parts of preparation is working on your email marketing strategy.
You may be enjoying Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING and looking at Halloween decorations. But now is the time to get your email marketing strategy nailed down for the busy season. The Black Friday through Cyber Monday weekend is your opportunity to get some sales. Especially from your customers that are on your list!
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If you’ve been following along, the discussion here at Bloom has been about everything you need as a handmade business owner to get ready for the 2022 holiday shopping season being largely online.
Now that we are inching closer to the big shopping weekend, it’s time to lock in your email marketing strategy and make sure you are really loving up on the people who support you the most!
If you don’t have an email list started yet, that’s ok! Here are a few things you need to know and some tips to get it jump-started:
1. You cannot send marketing emails/newsletters from your regular email account: you need an Email Service Provider (ESP).
2. Once you set up your account with the email service provider, you want to make sure that you create:
3. When that landing page/form and subsequent welcome email are created, you want to grab the URL of your landing page and share it on ALL of your social media channels, inviting all of your friends, family, and followers to join.
This season (and always, really), you want to be sharing RELEVANT and VALUABLE content with those who have entrusted you with their email address!
That means when your message lands in their inbox, it should:
If you are thinking, “Ok, I’ve got it all set up. Now what am I supposed to write to these people?!”
Well, what do you want them to know?
Each email you send should have one clear, specific goal. Keep that in mind when you are deciding what to write, share, and link to.
As your email list grows, keep an eye on the metrics (i.e., how many people are opening the emails, how many people are clicking on it, etc) and make sure you are constantly working to improve the quality of your messaging.
Holiday 2022 is here, my friend, and you are ready for it! Work on your email marketing strategy now so you can focus on your customers and orders later.
If you are elbow-deep in making and you need a little bit of help leveling up the quality of your online content, I’ve got you covered!
After running bel monili (my handmade jewelry business) for 10 years, I launched Bloom in 2019 to create a community where handmade business owners could learn, grow, and support each other in this wild venture of small business ownership. Welcome to Bloom!