8 Top Sales Email Subject Lines for a Home Run in 2018

My last post was a hit, so I wanted to share the wealth on some of my greatest email subject lines to help pop off your revenue in 2018!

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SPAM rules the world, hopefully your potential client hasn’t blacklisted you already with your awful pitch. Lol.  Before you prospect your websites, you have to vet it thoroughly to make sure they would benefit from the product or service you offer.  Then you need to make sure the person you connect with is the right person to decide on running with your product or service.

There are many different theories on the different email subject lines that get your potential client to open it, but the main email really is where you have to create and display your relevance and how your product is going to make them soar!

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I have tested many different subject lines, but at the end of the day you have to ask yourself, ‘how is this person/company going to win by working with me?’

Below are the top subject lines I have tested with the best open rates.  This won’t guarantee your success however if your client would really benefit from your product or service, they should at least open your email and NOT put you on their SPAM list with the following subject lines:

  • 10 mins — Friday?
  • New exciting opportunity
  • How’s my timing?
  • Free Idea’s
  • Checking in?
  • Invite
  • Exclusive Invitation
  • [your company] + [their company]

What are your favorite subject lines?  What have you seen work best?

The main factors in closing the sale are plentiful, I would say that if you are lucky enough to get a response or call, make sure you listen to the potential client, ask questions about them and their issues on your products or services and what they do or don’t like about their current situation.  I wouldn’t rehearse bullet points ever, but remember all the benefits and get ready for them to ask a lot of questions on your services including the cost model, time frame of service, key people involved in your product or service, next steps that need to be taken, benefits if their is an expected outcome, and more.

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A few other tips, don’t bullshit your potential client.  Don’t lie, don’t make small talk, don’t let them know about you.  This email is all about them, and how you are helping them take their business to the next level.  Sorry, they don’t care about your awesome weekend, so don’t bring it up.

If you are looking for advice, or have questions on the process, feel free to put your troubles below and I can try to help.  My father was a salesperson and very good at it, so I was able to learn from him growing up, but also learned by doing and experimenting different tactics.

If you put your mind to it, and put your customer first, you can do it!

Have a great weekend!

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Best Instagram Profiles to Kick-Start your Sales Job in 2018

Happy 2018 everyone!  Beast mode time for all those in sales positions this January!  So I thought it would be great to share some of the top Instagram profiles to follow to kick-start your day and help keep you motivated!

As a salesperson, doing the same thing day in and day out can become cumbersome, so it is always great to reevaluate your pitch, mindset and end goal before going into the office to get a clear mind before reaching out to new prospects.

Lately I have been cold emailing prospects to get them on a call to learn about my company’s services, and I have found that the shorter the email the more likely the prospect is willing to respond.  We are so inundated with ads online and via email daily, so getting straight to the point in a sentence or two is really a great way to get people’s attention fast, to respond fast.

Below are the top Instagram profiles I am following to keep me on my A++ game:

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Overall the force is within you, you just need that extra motivation to get your next sale!  I love the quote ‘only the average are always at their best’ as everyone knows only how sales cycles work and can influence your lifestyle and well being.

I have been in sales now for over 20 years and I know the most successful sales people always have one thing in common, CONFIDENCE!  We all have bad days, but it is good to have that ‘fake it ’til you make it’ attitude where you can even do your best when things are not great.

I have been at many different companies selling different products and lately I have discovered that I get bored pretty easily with what I am selling.  When I think about what a sale is and how it effects the world it makes me feel better.  All sales are really solutions, bettering your current state.  If you do not believe in the product and know that it won’t really help someone or something, then it is a conflict and I suggest moving on.

Only when you are passionate about making a difference in your own lives or others is when you can truly make a sales and not feel guilt, and feel happy about what you are doing on a daily basis.

I would recommend meditating and taking some time to reflect on your goals this year and how you are going to achieve them daily.

We are in a fresh new year so it is time to make your goals clear to yourself and the world and hold yourself accountable to these goals.

Wishing you a fruitful week!

 

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2018 New Year Goals

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4 more days until New Year’s Day! 2017 will be over and done with, commencing a new beginning in 2018!  I am off from my day job until January 2nd, so this is a great time for me to reflect on my 2017 progress and failures and come into 2018 with new goals and strategies to achieve what I want to accomplish this year!

Being a mom, wife, co-worker, business partner and woman, I have many different roles to fill, and want to make sure I make goals for each hat I wear so that I can achieve greatness in each.  It is hard to balance everything, so having clear goals really helps.  Some use vision boards which can be even more effective in hitting your goals.  Being in my mid-thirties I feel as if I need to set lofty goals to get where I need to be before I turn 40.

Here goes nothing, 2018 goals and deadlines:

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As a mother, I would like to achieve the following with my boys:

  1. Have them fully potty trained by end of March.
  2. Have them reading Mickey Mouse books on their own by end of March.
  3. Get tutoring for them before TK, or pre-Kindergarten, to make sure they are on the same playing field as the other children.  This will be before March too.
  4. Have them clearly speaking sentences and responding politely with please and thank you always.
  5. Have them sleeping through the night without coming into mom and dad’s room.  Better to be independent here.

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As a wife, I would like to achieve the following:

  1. Cook dinner at least 4 times a week and learn something new that my husband likes.
  2. Be sexy at least 3 times a week.
  3. Support my husband and his acting career as much as possible.
  4. Support him in joining new acting groups to help expand his network.

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As a co-worker, I would like to achieve the following:

  1. Encourage my fellow co-workers to be their best daily.
  2. Be friendly and helpful.
  3. Be enthusiastic and positive.

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As a business partner, I would like to achieve the following:

  1. Blog as often as possible, minimum 3 times weekly to further build my blog.
  2. Partner with other websites to support their content.
  3. Get 1,000 articles in by end of year.
  4. Learn something new technically to enhance my site and others.
  5. Dress professionally every day, nothing wrinkled.

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As a woman, I would like to achieve the following:

  1. Do my hair nice as to not look like a wet headed troll when I enter the outside world.
  2. Do my makeup, again to not look like a tired troll.
  3. Keep up with the Whole30 diet.
  4. Get to a healthy weight, 155 pounds preferably by end of March.
  5. Walk 2 miles a day or swim in the pool.

What are some of your goals and achievements that you would like to accomplish this year?  Having clear set goals should really help improve your chances of hitting your goals this year!  I would say make sure your daily routine includes little steps to hitting the goal.  As for 2018, remember to take care of yourself, keep your head up, brush off the haters and kick ass!

2018

 

Bruce Lee and the good fight

We ran into a Bruce Lee quote today, so figured it would only make sense to share some of his best quotes of all time!  Here we go!

 

  • I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
  • Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
  • Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
  • Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
  • If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.
  • If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
  • Having no limitation as limitation
  • A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
  • Don’t think, feel….it is like a finger pointing a way to the moon. Don’t concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory!
  • I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.
  • Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
  • Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
  • Love is like a friendship caught on fire.  In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and firce, but still only light and flickering.  As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, depp-burning and unquenchable.
  • If you always put limit on everything you do, physical, or anything else.  It will spread into your work and into your life.  There are no limits.  There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
  • Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily creacked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
  • As you think, so shall you become.
  • The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
  • It’s not the daily increase but the daily decrease.  Hack away at the unessential.
  • Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.
  • To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
  • Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.
  • Real living is living for others.
  • A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
  • The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.
  • The possession of anything begins in the mind.
  • To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
  • Obey the principles without being bound by them.
  • To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity.  The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is.
  • Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than.  Be not for or against.
  • You just wait.  I’m going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world.

 

Finding Yourself with Morgan Freeman

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I found this Law of Attraction Coaching online that I felt was worth transcribing and sharing for you!  See below:

Gary Vaynercheck notes the following:  People should fucking stop complaining.  People should figure out who the fuck they are.  People should not listen to America propaganda of fixing the shit they suck at, they should be tripling down what they are good at.  They should be competent in certain areas, but you are not going to become Beyonce.  Or you know like your bone structure is a certain way, you’re not going to solve everything. Your IQ can get a little bit better, but don’t worry about the incremental. Figure out what fucking puts you on fire or what you are halfway decent at.  If you are lucky enough right now to be listening and you are good at what you like, become tunnel fucking vision.  Because there are way too many voices telling you what and how.  And here’s the other thing. And this is the big one John because you have a humungous audience, the biggest thing that I have seen dividends from have the conversation with the person that is holding you back, the reason most people who are listening right now are not doing that thing is they are worried about the opinion of somebody. Usually their mother, usually their father, and the reality is, is that your spouse may be the person holding you back and you have to have that conversation. We have to get to a place where you are doing you.  Because the number one thing that scares the fuck out of me is regret. And you are going to sit there at 72 and say “I wish, I wish, I wish.” And whether that’s money, or spend more time with your family.  There’s a million ways to do this.

“The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.”

Tony Robbins comments as well: Our whole lives are guided moment to moment by the state we are in.  Learning how to change your state, not bullshit, not fake, BUT to go from pissed off, frustrated, freaked out, to back in your center, or creative, or determined, or something that’s going to move you forward that is going to create a better quality life for you and others, that’s a critical skill set.  So moment to moment life is controlled by our states.  You know, you’re in an angry state you are going to respond in a differently state then when you are playful. But what controls those states long term is your model of the world.  Everyone has different goals and dreams, and desires but as I traveled around the world to 100 countries, I started going, holy shit I am seeing the same problems, what’s underneath it.  I began to see that we all have the same needs.  We all have the need for certainty, that we can avoid pain and have some pleasures.  We all need uncertainty or variety or we are dead inside or if we are totally certain we are bored.  It’s not a balance, it’s figuring out what you need more as a person everyone has a different set of values in that area.  Everyone has their different needs!  The need for significance, the need to feel love, to grow and to contribute.  Some people value certainty at the top of their list.  That’s the center of their target.  I don’t want to do anything unless I know it’s going to work.  I don’t want to do anything unless it’s the same. If you are driven to love first, then your actions or going to be different.  The two that of 90% of people on the planet.  Of all these needs, which ones do you focus on 1) being significant, we live in a facebook world, put new filters, make it different than what it really is to make themselves look good.  We live in this false world where significance is bigger than love.

 

4 Fun & Easy Ways to Make Money at Home via these Websites

Everyone wants to live the dream and be there own boss!  Enough of corporate politics, managing fussy co-workers or commuting into work.  Making money should be easy,and this article will help you earn money from the comfort of your own home.

  1. Tradesy.com – Remember that old dress in your closet that you wore at your best friends wedding that you swore you would wear to every wedding for the next few years?  Yes, it is still in your closet, collecting dust, and no, you have not worn it since your best friends wedding.  Sell it on Tradesy.com already!   Tradesy has sellers from all over the world from the most sophisticated closets to the boring regular old basic closet, but ever so needed.  I swear by this site and only purchase “new” clothes from this site as to not pay full price for any designer brand dress, sweater, suit, bag, shirt, pants, skirt or shoes.  You get my drift!?
  2. Ebay.com – Same concept here, however this is not limited to selling clothes, shoes and bags!  You can sell anything on Ebay.com and have the users bid for your unused household items that would be of use to the buyer!  You can set the base floors of the product and then the site creates an auction where the highest bidder wins.  You can also set it so that instead of bidding the highest you can just buy it out.  There are many options here and many people selling so you should try and make sure that your pricing is competitive and set to sell, but also make sure that it is priced to make yourself a nice profit!
  3. Shutterstock.com – Are you a great photographer?  Do you have the eye for that great shot that no one else can get?  Try selling your photos on Shutterstock.com and make a profit of anywhere from $0.25 to $0.75!  You will be happy you did!  Sign up today!
  4. Esty.com – This is the go-to site for all those crafty ladies and gents out there!  My cousin handmakes leotards and other costumes for children and makes over $4 a year!  She created her own products and store at Etsy, sponsored her items to be bought and posted them on her Facebook.com account so that her friends would buy too!  I have seen so many creative products on here, from candles, soaps, necklaces, clothing, furniture, paintings and so much more!  This site is also great for unique and thoughful gifts.  Check it out!