Something I've always had a fair bit of success with is just reaching out to people by email and getting a conversation started. I've heard others asking the question "How do you do that? what do you say?"
So I thought I'd take a minute to just copy and paste some recent emails I sent to new signups that turned into good conversations.
Hi there, my name is Mick and I’m the creator of SongBox. This isn’t an automated email I swear!
I’m doing my reports and stuff tonight and saw that you took out a hobby membership. I’m pretty much just emailing to say thanks very much for that and also to ask you to please get in touch if you have any feedback that can help me make the platform better. I’m building SongBox on my own and I’m really passionate about it. I need to hear from people like yourself (people who are seriously using the platform) so that I can keep improving it.
So I’ll stop rattling on. I’d love to hear from you. Hope you’re good!
Hi there my name is Mick and I’m the creator of SongBox.
Firstly, this ISN’T an automated email. Promise.
I’m going through my reports and I see that you signed up a few days ago. I try to reach out to everyone who signs up just now. I just would like to say hello and to ask you to please let me know if there is any feedback you have, particularly if there’s something you hate about SongBox.
I’m building songbox on my own, no funding and no help (which is the way I like it), but I do really need feedback if I’m to keep improving the platform.
Anyway I’d love to hear from you! Hope you’re good!
Hi, my name is Mick and I’m the creator of SongBox. This isn’t an automated email!
I’m going through my reports and saw you signed up earlier today and I try to reach out to everyone personally to say hello. I also saw in your bio that you’re London based. I’m in Scotland so it’s nice to get some UK people signing up. The vast majority of my users are in the USA.
Anyway… I’m just emailing to say hello and to ask that if you have any ideas, or feedback then PLEASE let me know. I’m building SongBox myself and I really need feedback - particularly, in fact especially when you hate something. It’s the only way I can keep making the platform better.
So, I hope you’re good and I’d love to hear from you.
For me I think the key is to be real. I NEVER copy and paste repeat emails. Even if I'm saying roughly the same thing I just think it's wrong to copy and paste the same message to multiple people, and I think people can tell too.
All of the above emails are emails I sent out recently and they led to good responses and good conversations.
Hope this helps someone.