time saving hacks for emails
Does the idea of creating email newsletters feel daunting and time consuming? More than likely, if you are just starting out email marketing can feel heavy and a little nerve wracking – and trust me, I get it! I remember how nervous I used to feel when sending out emails to my list and how I would spend HOURS trying to get the perfect email created!
After writing hundreds of emails, I can confidently say that feeling does go away BUT there are a few time saving hacks you can use to speed up the process and help your confidence grow a little faster!
Hack 1 – Batch Your Ideas
Sit down once every few months and look at your calendar to see if there are any upcoming events you want to send an email on. Then make a list of relevant content that leads up to those emails to ” fill in ” the rest of those content spots! ( If you get stuck, hop on over and scroll Pinterest and read pin titles for ideas! ) You can easily create months of content ideas in this step and avoid having to spend an hour brainstorming before you can write your next email.
Hack 2 – Create a template!
Create a simple content template ( or email breakdown ) that you use for every email so you can create quickly!
EX – An Into, a transition, list a step by step process or tips, another transition, recap the email, give a call to action.
This allows you to take a lot of the guesswork out of what to write in your email next!
Hack 3 – Voice type! ( This is my #1 productivity secret )
I ALWAYS create emails in a google doc because they are 10xs easier to proof! Since I create in google docs, that means I can also voice type them to save time because I can speak way faster than I type!
( To voice type in google docs – Open a new doc, go to tools, and scroll down to voice typing )
Hack 4 – Grammarly check!
Once I finish voice typing my emails, I pop it into Grammarly for a quick grammar check! This makes proofing my email a breeze!
Plus, I have the Grammarly chrome plug-in to make proofing everything I type on the Chrome browser a breeze!
Hack 5 – Subject Line Templates!
Create 4 or 5 subject line templates for easy subject line creation!
Example Template- [ ADD CTA ] ___( number ) tips for _______( what you are teaching them ) ( insert emoji )
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I’d love to hear how these time saving hacks for emails have helped you! Share below!
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