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Follow-up Emails: How Many & How Often?

We already know that we need to follow up. We also have an idea of what our follow-up emails should look like. Now, how do we know when to send the follow-up messages? How many of them should we send for optimal results? Where is the line between persistence and stalking?

Why Should You Always Send Follow-up Emails?

Many cold email senders seem to think that a great opening message is what you need to master the outbound email outreach. Well, it is indeed – but it’s also not enough. Follow-up emails to those who didn't respond to our initial message are a must if we think of a truly effective cold email campaign. Here's a kind of 'Follow-up 101': why follow-up is so important and what we should realize before we start sending it.

How to Start a Cold Email?

How do most cold emails you get usually start? And how many of them did you read from “Hi Joe” till “Best regards”? Yeah... so you should know by now how NOT to start an email. What should the cold email introduction include instead to make your addressees keep reading and respond?

What Should Be the From Line of My Cold Email?

I saw numerous articles, posts and videos on how to write effective cold emails. Most of them mention the subject line, the introduction, the pitch, the CTA. Some of them mention the signature. But I couldn’t find an article enhancing the importance of the “From” line. And this is also one of the crucial elements of a cold email. In fact, it is almost as important as the subject line.

How to Find Your First Prospects’ Email Addresses

Finally, your new SaaS business is about to kick off. You have the MVP ready. Your website is live. All you need now are… the customers.  How to get your first clients? You could wait for them to find your website on Google, but that takes time, and time is money. You can try to attract them with ads, but that’s a pricy option when you’re a bootstrapped startup. You can also make use of one of the very few free things in business - emails - and directly reach out to the people who you’d like to be your clients.  That’s the option we went for when we were developing our first company that gave rise to Woodpecker. In this blog post, I’d like to tell you a story of how we found our first prospects’ email addresses. 

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