A lot of what I do starts with cold emails. Content marketing is all about creating relationships, and you’re not going to be able to do that unless you start putting yourself out there.
The reason that I have been successful with building an audience is because I believe in a help-first, ask questions later approach. I recognize the value in posting a link, mentioning an influencer, and promoting valuable tools—and so I try to do that for others as much as I can. It acts as a pre-emptive olive branch, showing others that my main concern, before I have even so much as an introduction, that I’m here to be helpful.
If you can adopt this philosophy early on, I believe it’s going to help you in every aspect of cold outreach. Be the kind of person that people want to have a relationship with, and it’s going to go far in creating in roads when you do start to reach out. When the time comes, however, you also need to have a strategy for getting your foot in the door, and that’s the art of the cold email. Continue reading The 3 Cold Emails Templates Every Content Marketer Should Use