Nowadays the way people communicate with each other in business is mostly through an e-mail. Therefore, it’s essential to know how to write a good email in order to get a good response.
The first part of writing an email is to have a good subject line. The following article will tell you how to have one.
Always write a subject line
According to experts, it’s very important to have a good subject line, because if your email doesn’t have one then the recipient may not even try to open it. The chance of your email getting deleted and ignored goes high if you don’t have a subject line.
Write your subject line first
Before going through the main part of your email write down your subject or you will forget and an email without a subject line is useless and low in value.
Keep your subject line short
A typical inbox reveals about 60 characters of an email's subject line, while a mobile phone shows just 25 to 30 characters, said Augustine. Get right to the point in about six to eight words.
Place the most important words at the beginning
Since you don't know how much of the subject line will be viewable from a smartphone, it's important to put the most important information at the beginning. Otherwise, compelling details could get cut off.
Eliminate unnecessary words
Since the part of the subject is valuable to try to use the main words and avoid using filler words like “hello”, “nice to meet you” or “thanks”.
Use the space with important words as much as possible.
Be clear and specific
The subject line should communicate exactly what the email is about so that the recipient can prioritize the email's importance without having to open it, the experts said. If you are asking for a job the write the name of the exact position. If it’s about another person then write down the name of the person. Don’t let your reader be in the dark.
Keep it simple and focused
People usually don’t like to read long emails, so keep yours short and simple but focused on your intention of writing.
Indicate if you need a respond
Although you should be short and clear in your subject line keep the recipient informed if you need a response or if there is a deadline for the email.
• It's important to know how to write an excellent email subject line.
• Your email subject line will often determine whether or not anyone will actually read your message.
• In order to make the email stand out, keep your subject line short, specific, and personalized.