In marketing your art, there are no absolutes. Everything is a test.
Is it better to send your newsletter on a Tuesday or on a Friday?
Will you get better engagement from posting to Facebook at 7:00 a.m. or noon?
Are your Instagram followers more likely to engage with you once or twice a day?
In this article I’m going to focus on email testing. Next week we’ll look at social media testing.
You’ll get a host of different answers if you Google “best time to send an email.” Test them! Track them!
In order for you to understand what works best for you, you have to track your results.
I’ve been testing foods lately to see what is right (and wrong) for my body. I track my weight, basal body temperature, sleep, water intake, and more to see what causes inflammation for me.
Yep, it’s a lot of work to track all of this, but the payoff of optimal physical and mental health will be worth it.
Likewise, your email marketing goal is optimal results for your efforts. You’re looking for more sales, sign-ups, registrations, click-throughs, or engagement. You might also be seeking a higher open rate.