Write Better Cold Emails So You Get a Response

How effective are your emails?

I've been using the advice in this Lifehacker article for a few months now, so I thought I'd share it. It's easy to follow and implement, and just plain makes sense.

In this context, a "cold email" is any email to someone you don't know well, in which you're asking for something. That something can be an introduction, a meeting, some advice, or a sale. Whatever you're looking for, having a template of what to say, how much to say, and how to say it, makes writing much easier.

It boils down to including three things:

  1. Why and how you can help
  2. Why you're writing to them
  3. Why now, and what you want.

Read the whole article here...

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