Category Archives: Email Marketing

3 quick ways I can help your business grow in 2024

I can help you get more sales from your Facebook ads

If you run Facebook ads… and want lower lead costs… increased lead flow… and more sales… my Facebook ad writing service can help.

In a nut shell, I write the text for your Facebook ads… and I can write the text (or script) for video posts.

NOTE: I don’t shoot the actual video and I don’t typically create the images you’ll use in your ads. And I don’t do the ads manager, audience selection, all that stuff. This is strictly the writing of the ads. I know this limits the audience for this service. It’s best suited for someone who can do their own ads management and just need creative… or an agency who’s got an in-house media buyer…

Every ad will be unique to your brand, your product or service, and your brand voice – your ads will be different to every ad run by your competitors. Your ads will stand out in a  meaningful way and you will see results from the very first week.

I can help you get more sales from your email list

If you have an email list (or you’re thinking of building one) I can take over the reigns of writing email marketing messages to your list.

The emails I write for you will be in your brand voice, from you. Your readers won’t know it’s NOT you writing to them.

The only difference will be in open rates and conversion.

When you hire me you can expect open rates and conversions to increase. Why?

Because after 18 years as a copywriter I understand the psychology of todays buyer.

I know what makes them tick.

I know how to move them from attention

to interest

to a desire to own your product or service…

and to buy

Your connection with your readers will increase. Your open and click through rates will increase (I have a specific formula that makes this happen in the first week of working together). Your sales will increase. And your brand will become more valuable.

I can help you get higher conversions from your sales funnels or webinars

For the better part of the last 18 years I’ve helped clients improve their conversions from sales pages and webinars.

This is something most copywriters struggle with. Long form copy – the type used to sell products through funnels and webinars is difficult. It takes years of experience to understand the nuances that get people to buy.

Fortunately for you I have that experience.

I started writing sales pages (AKA sales letters) back in 2003.

Since then I’ve worked on sales funnels and webinars that do millions in sales. And My input has often resulted in many millions more.

If you have a sales funnel that’s not working… or a webinar that’s not converting at the level you think it should… I can help.

So that’s it… the three services I can help you with.

If you’re interested in discussing any of these services further…

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#1 Introvert friendly secret for using email to sell your ideas

To the many introverts who wrote in asking about my secrets to writing emails (so they can avoid selling in person)…

The number one lesson or secret is this:

You don’t have to be a perfect writer… but… you DO need to consider yourself a writer.

I know, I know, you can get AI programs like Chat GPTLQR or whatever to do a lot of the heavy lifting on the writing side for you…

But hark unto me… writing is thinking on paper (or on the computer screen) so don’t rely on AI alone.

In fact, if I were coaching you and we were working one-on-one… and the purpose of our time together was to help you sell more products or services with email… I would force — yes, FORCE! — you to spend the time in my coaching program writing from your own thoughts and NOT using AI at all.

This does NOT mean you have to write with pen and paper, even though it would be a good idea to pull out a legal pad and pen and scribble down your thoughts from time to time, especially if your desire is to become a truly outstanding writer.

However, you do not need to become a truly outstanding writer to write emails that make the cash register or online shopping card “ring”.

But you do need to consider yourself, at the very least, a part-time writer or a reasonably competent writer.

There is no way around this for reasons I’ll explain later.

But for now, just know this:

If you aren’t willing (or don’t want) to invest time to improve your writing skills (assuming you’re not already competent in this area) you should not take on the role of writing emails for your company… and.. you should instead hire someone to do it for you.

For more insights on writing emails that get or keep clients, you can join my email list here.

The sheer drudgery of work… and why you should work from home

One of the cool things about working from home is…

You can get up from your desk or workstation anytime you like and take a walk.

For anyone with ADHD you know how important this is.

Being tied to a desk, under the watchful eye of a manager, or being “on the clock” is sheer drudgery (the abattoir of the human soul, as I once “herd” it described).

Nothing constrains your creative powers more than getting forced into the 9-5 routine.

Although I will say, I was fortunate enough during my corporate career to have managers and bosses that noticed I had a different, out-of-the-box, way of looking at things… and… so… they granted me some slack, giving me a little more freedom to do things “my way” than was granted the other robots (I mean employees), much to the chagrin of my fellow workers who noticed I was getting special “privileges”, perhaps a story for another day.

Anyway, there’s a lady down the street from me who literally yells at her kid every day.

Today I overheard her say “You’re 2 now so you should know better!” These words were screamed while scolding the child over goodness knows what. She also has a dog that needs some training because, like most dogs that live in the suburbs, this dog has anxiety and barks like a dork every time you accidently sneak up on it.

But you probably wouldn’t notice these goings-on in your neighborhood if you work at an office all day.

So there’s that.

To other news:

I’m writing a book about persuasion for introverts.

I don’t have a title yet, but I’ll let you know what the title is after the book is half written.

Now, you might be asking, “There’s already a bunch of sales books out there for introverts, do we really need another one?

Listen. This isn’t going to be a sales book. At least, not in the typical sense. This is a book about how to use the written word to do your selling for you.

Not theory.

It’ll be a book of practical steps you can take to sell your creations (ideas, products, or services) that are well within the reach of every introvert on the planet, even if you’re so introverted you can’t even stand hanging out with family photographs.

So stay posted for more news about that.

And if you have questions about online persuasion you can send your questions to me via email. If your question is good and the answer is even better I’ll include it in the book and give you credit for the question.

Best way to send your question is to join my email list here


Mike Low

Strange habit makes your emails stronger

Every day I read what’s in my inbox… looking for lessons I can use to make my emails stronger…

Here are the 7 lessons I learned from reading emails on the 4th of this month:

  1. Can you introduce news that concerns the reader?
  2. Does your subject line have an element of curiosity – if not, chuck it out.
  3. Promise news or useful information or both.
  4. Your idea must be fresh, or feel fresh.
  5. Never let the reader think: “I’ve seen this before” because she’ll immediately think, “I don’t need to read this”. 
  6. When we read we look for relevance. If at any point the reader thinks your message is NOT relevant or they think they know what you’re going to say next, or they know the thing you’re teasing about, they won’t read and they won’t click through.
  7. Create curiosity loops or knowledge gaps. We read to discover information we need or want to know.

I have a document filled with hundreds of lessons like this.

Write better marketing emails

If it’s your job to write marketing emails…

I know 2 things about you:

1) there are days when you struggle to come up with ideas to write about. And…

2) when you have something to write about, you’re often unsure how to express it.

If that sounds like you…

There’s a simple solution.

Stop writing emails.

Seriously though, there is a way to get a never-ending flow of email ideas for your business.

And no, you don’t need to resort to using AI.

And you don’t need to read dozens of books about email marketing.

In fact, you can learn almost everything you need to know about writing great emails (and have a good laugh at the same time) by…

Watching comedy!

But not just any comedy.

I’m talking about watching a comedian who hosted a top-rated TV show from the late 1960s until the mid-1980s.

Unfortunately, the comedian is no longer with us.

He passed away in 2005 aged 68.

But his humor and wit live on… on youtube… where you can catch the reruns.

Here’s one to get you started:

I might explain some of the lessons tomorrow.


Why email campaigns beat email blasts

The great direct marketing teacher and direct response copywriter, Dan Kennedy, once taught that to get results you must have impact AND repetition.

And therein lies the issue with one-shot email blasts.

They have very little impact, only being seen by a small percentage of your list.

And they have no repetition – by their very nature a one-shot email blast has no repetition built into it.

A campaign, on the other hand, consists of multiple copy pieces. From the multiple emails based on the same topic to the landing page that is unique to the campaign and the retargeting emails and ads on Facebook and Google.

A campaign has repetition. A campaign — if done right — has impact.

For these reasons alone you should always think in terms of campaigns.

And yet I’m on dozens of email lists whose owners talk about a different topic every time they send an email — never capitalizing fully, or going deep enough, on any one topic to have the impact and get the response they desire.

A quick fix:

Every time you write an email, ask yourself:

What else could I say about this?”

What unanswered questions does this email raise?”

What commonly held beliefs do my readers hold about this topic?

And so on.

Questions like these will produce ideas for subsequent emails on the same topic.

Next, instead of jumping from topic to topic, spend a week or two writing only about that one topic.

Then spend another week or two on your next topic.

After 6 months of doing this you will have covered 12 topics in greater depth than most of your competitors…

…and the people on your email list will see you as an expert on the topics you write about.

After 6 months… review the topics that struck the deepest cord (and made the most sales). Repeat those topics in the next 6 months.

Drop the topics that didn’t sell any product.

It’s a simple shift in thinking.

And can make a huge difference to your results.

The 12 words that increase email ROI

Q. Mike, I’m hearing a lot of talk about email marketing. For example, I’m told email marketing delivers $30 or more for every dollar spent. Is that true? Or just a bunch of hype from marketers and agencies trying to flog their products or services?


A. Hey Brian, you’re right. There’s alotta crazy talk about email marketing on the web right now.

It’s a hot topic.

And for good reason —

Email marketing is outperforming all other digital channels by at least 3 to 1. And in some cases, yes, it’s even returning $30 to every dollar invested.

But to say everyone who spends time and money on email marketing will get back $30 for every dollar they put in… is an exaggeration.

And creates a false expectation.

The truth is your numbers will be unique to you and your situation.

Your results could actually outperform the average.

So don’t limit yourself by what others say.

And don’t get disappointed if your results don’t live up to a standard set by someone else.

Speaking of standards…

Here’s something you CAN do to give yourself the best possible shot at email marketing success:

It’s really simple.

All you have to do is act on this 12 word sentence that improves your email marketing return on investment:

“Send the right message with the right offer to the right audience.”

If you line those three things up — message, offer, audience — you’ll have an unfailing formula for success.

But get even one of those elements wrong… and your email marketing will fall flat.

Remember: Start with your audience. Make sure your email messages are on point. Then make offers they can’t refuse.

Focus on that and the numbers will take care of themselves.

Hope this helps.


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It’s important that you follow the advice in the report BEFORE you try to implement the perfect selling system.

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Rise of the transparent entrepreneur [part-2]

A few weeks ago I saw a TV program about a rather unusual Sydney plumber.

At just 26 years of age his company was billing over $200,000 a week for plumbing jobs.

By my calculations that’s over 10 million a year!

That’s not the unusual part — although I’m sure it’ll capture the attention of any plumbers reading this who are stuck making 100K a year and want to get to the 1 million or 10 million mark.

My advice: don’t do what this guy does.

First, he manipulates consumers by operating under multiple company names, essentially competing against himself for customer leads.

In other words, you go to Google (the great manipulator of consumers all over the world – more on this some other time) and type in “local plumber”. You get a page full of search results. The top 3 results are ads, all run by this Sydney plumber but under different business names. You get a quote from 2 of them, not realising it’s the same business.

Although this is not technically illegal, it can be used to manipulate people.

Next, you accept one of the quotes.

Then, the plumber turns up at your house to do the job.

And here’s where it gets interesting.

Unbeknownst to you, you’re being MASSIVELY overcharged.

For example, one customer had a leaking pipe. She was quoted $15,000 to fix it. Thinking the problem was much bigger than it was she agreed. And a plumber came to do the job.

On inspection the plumber – a new employee at this plumbing company – noted the problem was a simple leak, and only required a quick fix for about $200.

So what did he do?

He rang the 26 year old boss who told him to …


“What? Are you kidding me?” said the new employee.

“No” said the business owner. “I quoted this lady $15,000 and she agreed … so SMASH THE PIPE.”

He did.

And then he reported it. And that’s why the story ended up on TV.

Do you see the problem here?

I’m not referring to the obvious problem of a con artist at work.

I’m talking about the fact that many of our important buying decisions today are based on something we know very little about.

For example, do you ever get the feeling your mechanic is charging you for things that don’t need to be fixed?

Or your doctor is prescribing drugs you don’t need to take?

Or your bank is charging you fees for services you either don’t need or didn’t ask for?

This happens a lot — probably to the tune of millions of dollars in unneeded repairs, prescriptions and charges every day.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Here’s the point:

Although there’s not a lot we can do about dodgy plumbers … mechanics … doctors … or bankers ….

… there is something we can do to make the world a better place.

We can wake up to the fact that people are getting more and more skeptical every day (I know I am).

And we can make our marketing and business practices more transparent.


Start by telling your clients exactly what you’re going to do for them and why.

And don’t just tell them. 

Show them.



All in the name of being transparent.

Thus the heading on today’s post: The rise of the transparent entrepreneur.

Do this right and you’ll stand out like a camel on the sidewalk.

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Rise of the transparent entrepreneur [part-1]

We live in the day of the con artist.

It’s not the information age anymore. It’s the day of manipulators and scammers.

Of hackers and rip-off artists.

That’s why TV shows can thrive on stories about construction-scams, rouge mechanics and white collar crimes.

They’ll NEVER run out of material because the world is full of liars and criminals.

Low-level criminals are everywhere. You walk past them every day on the street.

High level criminals are everywhere too. Usually in government or running a business or controlling the banks.

Why is this?

Because crime pays.

Crime brings power.

And criminals love power.

They’re hungry for it.

We live in a culture that thirsts for it. Even promotes it.

The message of “get ahead at any cost” is trumpeted from Hollywood … plastered all over social media … and ingrained in the social narrative.

There are more ways for scammers to pull the wool over your eyes today than ever before.

This is due — in part — to the rise and reliance on the greatest propaganda machine there ever was: the Internet and social media…

Plus …

Easy accessibility to paid advertising…

The complexity of technology…

And the general lack of time we have to fact check what we see and hear in the media.

But all this mistrust and skepticism creates a windfall opportunity for you because…

In the age of the con artist, the honest entrepreneur can stand out like a giraffe in a pack of wolves.

And thus the rise of the transparent entrepreneur.

The rise of the marketer who — instead of lying and deceiving — addresses skepticism head on.

The marketer who proves every claim.

The marketer who gives a basis for trust and believing before asking the prospect to risk a dime.

When done right …

New clients come running.

Past clients return.

And referrals flow like water from a tap.

What are you doing to increase transparency in your marketing?

You can start by subscribing to my free email newsletter. You’ll get 2-3 tips a week to help you become a more transparent email marketer.

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Does email list size matter?

Short answer: Yes

Long answer: No

Here’s what I mean:

If you have an email list of 300 recent buyers, congratulations. You’ve got a hot list. You’ve got an email list of people who all share three important traits:

1) They trust you enough to give you money …

2) They all share a common desire for the specific problem-solving or life-changing solution you offer. And …

3) They’re buyers, not tire kickers. Meaning, they’re willing to dip their hand into their pocket to pay for solutions

That makes them good prospects for other products and services.

Products and service YOU can offer. Either yourself or through a joint venture. And continue to profit from the 300-name email list.

So no, in a case like this, overall list size does NOT matter – assuming you’re hitting your margins.

A list of buyers is what matters.

Of course, that doesn’t mean you should stop building your email list.

You should continue to do whatever got you those 300 buyers in the first place.

Now, let’s look at another scenario:

Let’s say you’ve got an email list of 300 email addresses that have NEVER bought from you.

They opted-in to your email list to get a free video, report, information pack, discount code, content upgrade or something else but…


(Sorry for shouting – just want to make sure you stay with me here.)

And let’s say each of those 300 people opted in for a different reason. For example …

Some opted-in to follow you, so they’ll know where to find you when they need you.

Others opted-in to get your content upgrade information to repurpose – or blatantly steal! – for their own business.

Others to spy on you.

And so on.

Does that sound like a valuable email list to you?

Does that sound like a list of responsive buyers?

If that describes (even loosely) the makeup of your email list, you’re gonna have a hard time converting them into buyers – no matter how good your copywriter is.

So, in this case, email list size DOES matter but … more importantly …


(Again, sorry for shouting. At least you’re still with me.)

Listen. It’s not the number of subscribers on your email list that matters…

It’s the number of people who share common traits and interests.

It’s the number of people with a common problem they want to solve … or …

… a common passion, love, hobby, or opportunity they want to pursue.

For example, an email list of 300 people itching to learn your closely-guarded secrets of wood turning …


managing staff,

buying antiques,

investing in real estate,

or raising lamas …

IS a valuable email list – assuming you’ve got the products or services that lead them closer and closer to their goals.

But an email list of 300 people with only a thin thread of commonality (or no commonality) connecting them is a bad list. And in that case, you’ve got to make up for lack of commonality with huge numbers.

It’s not efficient. But still might be effective.

And still better than some of the biz owners (or insta-fluencers) with 100,000 plus subscribers/followers and barely a buyer amongst them.

Do you see what I mean?

I hope this is making sense to you. If not, contact me to discuss your email list and how to make it more profitable.

We can also discuss how to identify the good subscribers and get the dead-wood off your list.

Of course, if you’re not ready to take the plunge into a world of increased profit, you can simply opt-in to my email list for 1-3 ideas a week to make your email list more valuable:

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