What You Can Learn From Black Friday.

Last Update: November 21, 2018

Just had a quick thought that I want to share with you.

Right now, we're starting to receive an increasing number of promotional Emails regarding all sorts of Black Friday Offer, right?

My question to you is...

What's your reaction when you get all these Emails?

Ignore them? Check out their latest deal?

Here's what I think you should do...

Many people are constantly complaining that they suck at writing or they don't know how to do Email marketing, what to write in Emails, etc...

Instead of whining about it, why not learn from what other people are already doing?

All these pormotional Emails are great learning resources if you look from another perspective.

Look at what are the Email titles people are using to capture your attention, how they hook you in the beginning of the Email, how they introduce their offer, how they promote their products, or how they're even doing certain things wrongly.

If you always ignore such Emails, you're missing a lot of learning opportunities.

I'm not saying you must open every single Email you receive. That's not a wise way to spend your time.

But what if you can just do this ONE THING...

When you skim through your inbox, take note of the titles that captures your attention.

Ask yourself: Why were you interested? What's the specific reason that you pay attention to this particular Email? What technique is this person using?

And then open the Email to read the content.

Jot down anything that you like and dislike about their Email so that you can use those strategies in your own Emails or prevent you from making the same mistake.

It's all about asking yourself about your FEELINGS toward these Emails.

Even if you can just learn/capture one or two key phrases they're using to sell their product, it's still better than nothing, right? Now you're slowly gathering more and more ideas. And such things can benefit you for a lifetime if you put them into practice.

I'm not saying you'll become an expert right away just by reading other people's Email. All I'm saying is that you're slowly gaining more and more knowledge day by day which will definitely benefit yourself and your business one way or another down the road.

So, it's all about being observant and paying attention to details.

I hope this quick post helps. Just a thought that popped up in my mind just now.

All the best!

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JillAlexaVA Premium
Jerry, No wonder you are such a star. Thank you for these wonderful tips. Have bookmarked your post as I think it is so good. Of course, I can always go back to your profile and read it there.
We have such wonderful opportunities to learn all sorts of things on Wealthy Affiliate. We are so fortunate.
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure Jill!
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RHoffmann1 Premium
Hello Jerry,

Thanks for a great post motivating people to get cracking with doing rather than whining about things. I am a big fan of reverse engineering in an attempt to better understand what works and what doesnt.

In my opinion it is not necessary to reinvent the wheel when it is already provided.

Thanks again.
Rich
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JerryHuang Premium
Yup, wheels have already been invented. Just find the right system and focus on it :)
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Jerry,

Great idea, an overflowing inbox kind of comes with the territory. many of us can angst about it, I like your process of stepping back and making observations we can learn so much from our contemporaries.

I have taken to setting up an email account which is then dedicated to a particular niche, I only sign up to things which are niche related, seems to work well.

Some of the guys are affiliate freaks, and just spam however some deliver real value, it can be positive to observe how they manage campaigns, their language, frequency, offers and the split between info and promotion.

Observation can be a skill that once learned can be really beneficial.

Alex.
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JerryHuang Premium
That's right Alex! Being observant is a good skill to have. Even for those spams, we can still learn things from them, especially what NOT to do.
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Jerry,

Thank you for your excellent and very thought-provoking blog post Jerry.

Over the years I have signed up to lots of Internet marketers and associated products email lists, I don't get time to read all of these emails but I certainly try to read some of them. In this way, it helps to keep me up-to-date with the Internet marketing world and the latest products. As you mentioned, I have always believed that this is a great way to learn and to find out how other people are marketing their business.

Have a really good day.

Roy
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JerryHuang Premium
Glad you're doing that already Roy!
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MAXINEG Premium
Hi Jerry. I have been watching email headlines and noticing some of the keywords I use are in them.

For some reason, I figured it was some trick and never opened them.

Since you brought this up, I will start to open them a little at a time.

My friend, thank you for sharing another perspective on emails.

Maxine
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure Maxine!
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JeffGnagy Premium
Good stuff Jerry!
And I agree, don’t delete... learn from them! (Even if it’s learning what NOT to do). ;)

Since I’ve been here at wealthy affiliate, I notice more... Not only what techniques online marketers are using, but also what tactics brick and mortar stores are using as well.

It’s like many have said. No need to reinvent the wheel. If it’s working for someone else, it can work for you.

Thanks for the insight Jerry.

Cheers!
Jeff
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JerryHuang Premium
That's right! All the wheels have already been invented. All we need to do is to find the one that works for us :)

All the best!
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JimTheFin Premium
Thanks Jerry,
I used to ignore a lot of these emails before I came here. Lately, I have been paying a little more attention to them. They can be a valuable learning tool.
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JerryHuang Premium
That's great!
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KayOSmith Premium
Thank you, this is really great advice. I'm actually in the process of watching I've been seeing a lot about email marketing and yes, I'm one of those that's really nervous about it and don't even know how to get started.

But, I started looking at the emails that I've subscribed to and are sent to my email. Not just looking at them and eventually deleting them... I'm really studying them to see what I can use from them. Just like you explained here. I want to learn from them so that I can achieve good emails when I do get started in it.

I am also going to start really taking notes as I read them - that's a great idea.

Thank you so much for this! I needed to know I was doing the right thing :)
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JerryHuang Premium
That's right! Wish you all the best :)
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Happy2Learn Premium
Thanks Jerry. A swipe file is a great way to learn direct marketing quickly.
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JerryHuang Premium
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ConorW Premium
Such a good point and outside the box thinking like it.
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you!
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Thank you Jerry. Great advice, of course.

I have to admit, I am one of those people that typically ignore then.

Never really have it much thought until now.

This will definitely come in handy when I got to set up an autoresponder and email list.

Thank you again and have a blessed Thanksgiving my friend.

Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann
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JerryHuang Premium
Awesome. My pleasure Lee Ann!
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elores Premium
Thank you. These are good tips to know and use to help you on your journey.
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure Delores!
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Marley2016 Premium
Jerry,
Thank you I have not gotten into the email stuff yet but
sure I will eventually, thank you for this advise good
points to use now for later :)
Susan
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure Susan!
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Jerry! ... ⭐️ excellent suggestions ! ...

... an innovative way to consider things just a wee bit differently for 'success'!

... appreciate your sharing -- thanks kindly, cheerio ... 🧡
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure Keisha!
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keishalina9 Premium
... super! ... 😊
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Wealth2018 Premium
Hi Jerry. I think this is excellent advice and not something I would have thought of. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Ann
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My pleasure Mary!
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