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Polish Your Email Pitch Into a Fine Diamond

What’s in a Name? Everything

You’d be amazed at the number of people who email me through this site with salutations like, ”Hey Even, ” “Dear The Black and Blue Team, ” or, more commonly, no name at all.

This immediately sends up red-flags for me. Why?

Because it’s an obvious indication that you don’t read my site if you don’t get my name right! My name is plastered everywhere — on the footer of every page, in the byline and at the bottom of every post, and prominently in the about page — so it’s very easy to find out I run this site and do so by myself.

It’s not that I’m an egomaniac and need people to know my name, it just lets me know who actually reads my site (or at least took the time to find out who writes it).

So, that should be the first thing you do: find out who’s in charge.

Having the first name of this person is extremely valuable, especially if it’s hard to find. The harder it is to find, the greater the effect of using it will have. Using a name in an email has two positive impacts:

Best Way to Write an Email for Maximum Response1. It personalizes the email

You will establish a small connection immediately in your first contact with the person. Think about it: when you hear your name in public, what’s the first thing you do? You look around, react, and maybe even respond. Names will attach the person you’re writing to to your message. And, at the very least, it gets their attention.

2. It tells them you’ve done your research

Like I mentioned above, using my name in an email lets me know you’ve taken a moment to scope out my site, if not read a few articles. If the name of the person you’re pitching to is hard to find, this effect increases because they will be caught off-guard that you know their name.Love Magical Movie Production Still They may think you already have a connection with them somehow.

There is, of course, one caveat to using a name — you better make sure you’re right.

Nothing will turn someone off from an email more than it being addressed to the wrong person, even if it is relevant and interesting to them. It makes a terrible first impression (I bet you still remember grade-school teachers who butchered your name) and you can’t afford to lose that ground.

If you can’t find any name, do your best to personalize the message in some way. Has the blogger ever revealed a nickname? What do their social media accounts say? How do they refer to their own site (or readers refer to it)?

The point is to establish a rapport from the very beginning of your email as if to say, “I know who you are and I’m not going to waste your time.”

Don’t Be a Stranger Either — Make an Impression with Who You Are

Basically, bloggers want to know why you deserve to be featured on their website. By supporting your project on their blog, they will be putting a slice of their reputation alongside yours and want to make sure their status remains untainted.

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Do yo have a large social media network to begin with? Do you have hundreds of friends on FB or have hundreds or thousands of people who "like' your FB page? Do you use twitter? etc., etc.?
This is part of what makes a successful campaign, you have to have a large pool opf connections to start with.
Also, a well done video is crucial, as is running an actual "campaign" meaning you don't just set up a page and try to get people to fund you and let your page sit static. The ones that do well, engeage their givers all along the way.
Plus it has to be something suited to crowdfunding - what kind of idea are you trying to get going? And how much money are you asking for?
There are many tips and expert advice on how to launch and run an effective crowdsourcing...

Crowdsourcing Design: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly [Video]  — Crowdsourcing.org
Crowdsourcing, as a whole, is a relatively young industry. The term itself wasn't coined until 2005, and newcomers are constantly entering the fray, looking to establish themselves as leaders in the open innovation, crowdsourcing, and crowdfunding fields.

The Intersection of Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing  — Crowdsourcing.org
Editor's Note: The following is a guest post from David Guy, managing partner of a crowdfunding platform called Makerstaker.

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