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I was sitting at my computer, waiting to push "Send," but I couldn't bring myself to do it.
It was yet another college scholarship application I was sending in, but I knew they wouldn't see all my hard work...my sense of humor...my ambition. All they would see was this email.
IF they liked the email...they might read my application.
IF they liked the application, they might invite me in for an interview.
And IF they liked me in person...they might give me the scholarship -- money I needed for college, since I came from a middle-class family.
But it all started with that email.
How many emails do we send every year? THOUSANDS?
But what do we do? We simply write what we think. That's like walking into an interview and simply "answering their questions." If that's your plan, you've already lost.
Top performers know that 80% of the work in an interview is done before you ever set foot in the room. The same is true of email: 80% of the work is done before you ever write the first sentence.
But nobody teaches us this! They give advice like "write short emails -- nobody wants to read long emails" (which, by the way, is not true. I've generated literally millions of dollars writing long emails. More on that later.)
Who would teach us anyway? Who's actually sat down and systematically studied how to reach busy people using email? How to get a group of friends to commit to doing something over a random Thursday message in their inbox?
And finally, we can blame ourselves. Email is literally one of the most powerful tools at our disposal, yet how many of us have truly mastered how to write effective emails? How many of us have tested different approaches to sending emails that work?
And honestly, how many of us just write whatever email we want, then complain when people don't respond?
What do we do instead of learning how to write world-class emails that get results?
We search for the latest productivity app! We believe that if we can somehow "manage" our inbox, everything will be OK.
Here's the truth: You can spend the rest of your life trying to wrangle your inbox under your control...and you might be EFFICIENT, but you will not be EFFECTIVE.
That means you can be at "inbox zero" and still get nothing meaningful done!
To be truly EFFECTIVE, we have to learn how to peer inside the mind of people and write emails that move them. To truly understand what makes a busy person open your email, reply to it, and keep in touch with you.
By the way, this is more important every year as we receive more and more emails. If you master these skills, you'll always be able to penetrate overflowing inboxes and sidestep the barriers that people put up to ward off time-wasters and novice salespeople.
I'm talking about emails that respect busy people...that deeply understand what they want and fear...and cut through the clutter (even a Fortune 500 CEO's clutter) to get a response.
I've been testing emails since 1998. Subject lines...copy...length...the number of questions to ask...and virtually every permutation you can imagine.
I started because (1) I'm a testing nutcase and (2) I realized we send THOUSANDS of emails every year. If I could improve my emails by even 10%, that's a savings of thousands of hours over my lifetime -- time I can spend traveling, going out with friends, or doing whatever I want to live a rich life.
And with a large email list, I've been able to explode the number of tests I run -- running sophisticated email analytics -- and develop even deeper techniques of reaching people.
You know this -- you read my emails!
What if you could take the years of learning I've done and apply them to your OWN emails? Not just your business emails, but your personal ones?
I was struck by how many of us write emails every day, but never take even a few hours to systematically deconstruct how to write a winning email.
These emails are important.
So, knowing I'd likely spend the rest of my life writing emails, I decided to start testing a new way of sending emails.
Here's what I did.
First, I "stress-tested" all the email advice everyone gives us. For example, "send short emails! Just the facts! Nobody reads long emails!"
It's funny, because I know a very sophisticated marketer who wrote emails that are 10-20 pages long. People scoffed at them, saying "These are ridiculous. Who reads these things?"
He smiled and said, "Only the buyers."
I quickly discovered how much of the "advice" out there is totally wrong. In fact, some of my very long emails have generated millions of dollars.
Second, I started to try to reach busier and busier people. I discovered the different way that busy people treat email from everyone else. And knowing these differences is critical if you ever want to reach them.
For example, when I was in college, I would email VERY busy people (CEO-level) and feel bad if they never replied...or if they sent a 1-line reply. I would blame them, saying, "Ugh, it would only take a minute to reply." But over time, I learned that it was MY fault -- and if I had written a more engaging email, I probably would have gotten a response.
Learning how to write to VIPs -- including the key phrases and psychological triggers to use -- was how I secured jobs consulting at multiple venture-capital firms as a college student...and met best-selling authors...and got invited to speak in Hawaii and Japan and all over the world.
Finally, I tested these in my personal life. I didn't want to come off as a weird robotic emailer...so I tested new ways of inviting people to parties and getting flaky friends to respond.
And now I want to reveal the actual emails I've used to build relationships with CEOs...generate millions of dollars...and save thousands of hours -- all from my inbox.
"Ramit, I used your networking email script and it worked! All of it felt completely natural and honest. People seem relieved that I am up front, have no angles, and understand that they are busy. And they seem to enjoy being useful, so we all benefit!" Andrea P.
"I used one of your Closing the Loop email scripts during the chat and had an answer with an invitation in my inbox by morning." Laura M.
"I wanted to thank you for the networking scripts. I used it (with some modifications) to secure an informational phone call with an employee that works at a firm I'm currently interviewing with." Eric S.
"Your script around asking for flexibility worked, the hiring manager totally got it and even encouraged me to apply at other accounting firms." Kevin S.
"I emailed three people within my network and by the course's end had THREE informational interviews set for THIS WEEK and set 6 more today... all thanks to your tactic and email scripts." Chris Vetrano
"Hi Ramit, your email scripts couldn't have come at a better time. In a few weeks of moving to San Francisco, I was able to secure meetings with 3 YC founders, and since then, have met a bunch of CEOs." Jay Patankar
"I decided to send one of my contacts (a potential employer) an email to "keep the contact warm". I tweaked your email script a little and look at the response below! (actual email script)Happy New Year and thank you for your email. We may have an opportunity that be suitable, however can you please update me with your current CV?Man, scary....this stuff works! Vidya Raman
For the first time, I'm opening up my private vault to show you the actual emails I've sent and received that have made winning impacts.
But not just the emails. I want to share my personal feedback on WHY these emails work. In fact, I'll share my actual analysis for every email, showing you where the email works and where it fails. You'll also get inside techniques I've never revealed publicly -- ones I developed myself and tested with millions of emails.
There is no other way to access this material. You cannot hire me to write emails for you, even at my hourly rate of $3,000/hour (not a typo). I only write emails for myself.
But you CAN get access to the actual psychology of how I developed my emails over years and years of testing. Then you can see the word-for-word emails, including my analysis of each one.
There's no need to reinvent the wheel. Use my years of testing to copy and paste these emails -- and watch the results roll in.
Don't ever feel "stuck" at not knowing what to write. You'll get actual scripts that help you build instant rapport, but also get down to business -- all respectfully and ethically.
And don't worry about your emails being ignored. Since these subject lines have been tested, you'll be confident your email will be seen AND responded to.
I've collected all these scripts -- and more -- into a new mini-course for you.
I included a detailed analysis of every script, so you understand WHY each one works.
I also went a step further for you.
Scripts are one thing. They are highly valuable, and you'll rarely find someone offering you tested scripts (because testing is hard). But I want to prepare you to write ANY email that you encounter.
So I included more than just the scripts: I included the actual private framework I've developed to know HOW to write powerful emails that get results. You'll learn the actual techniques I use to craft these scripts, and test them. Using this "framework" approach, you'll be able to go far beyond simply copying and pasting my scripts...you'll actually be able to create your own emails for any situation you encounter.
Now. A month from now. 10 years from now.
50 Proven Email Scripts comes with my 60-day guarantee. I offer this because I know these scripts work, and you'll be able to see they work by sending just one email. In fact, I continue to use these scripts myself every week!
After reading through your productivity pack offer, I literally caught myself thinking, "how could I NOT do this for $57/month for 4-months?" - followed by, "holy shit... he just SOLD me." I don't EVER read copy and feel so compelled by it that I'm left feeling like it's describing an opportunity that's too good to pass up. I will be buying your productivity pack as soon as I finish this email, but as a small-business owner, I wanted to let you know that I learn as much from HOW you deliver your products and messages as I do from the actual product and message.
Thanks for being such a great example of "pursuing better" in all you do.Emilie
In fact...let me show you some other examples of how these emails have helped my students live a rich life.
"I got my dream internship! It was pretty incredible, as I didn't fit into the usual criteria or requirements of the job description but was able to sell myself as the perfect candidate. Honestly, I got the most utility out of the networking scripts and questions."
"I just sent an email to the VP of a university in my country following the script you gave for setting up informational interviews. He wrote back within minutes to set up a meeting."
"I reached out to a prior boss I haven't seen in 4 to 5 years about a position I heard about at that company. All I had asked for was if I could still use him as a reference and his up-to-date contact info. He responded in less than a half hour. By following up and offering to keep him in the loop, he then responded with an offer for a letter of recommendation and an offer to send a personal email to the hiring manager on my behalf. Holy Crap! It really works..."
"Used your e-mail script to reach out to someone I consider relatively famous in his line of work because I am interested in picking his brain about what he does. Doubted myself a long time but eventually pressed the send button. He responded a few hours later saying he would love to take the time to speak with me. I'll be talking to them on Wednesday. Super excited about this opportunity. Thanks Ramit."
If you don't LOVE this mini-course, I insist that you get 100% of your money back. Let me tell you why.
I invite you to use these instant scripts and send 1 email. Send 10 emails. Send 100. All I ask is you watch the results. I'm confident you'll be impressed.
I built this course over YEARS, after studying both the academic psychology of persuasion at Stanford, then testing emails in my personal life and my own "IWT Laboratory." Nobody else has access to email testing like I do.
This course isn't just about making more money (though you can use it to do that). It's about truly understanding how to reach out to people in a way that moves them to take action. It's about behavioral change -- my life's work. And if I can help you get new clients...or save time...or even get you to have a fun Friday night because your friends RSVP...I consider it a job well done.
So here's my simple offer:
If you don't LOVE this mini-course, I insist that you get 100% of your money back. It's simple: Join the program and see for yourself.
If you're not impressed by the results you get, if you don't radically change the way you think about communicating with VIPs and friends alike. I'll refund you 100%. No questions asked. Cancel with a 100% refund within 60 days. No strings, no fees, no penalties, no hidden surprises. And I'll let you keep all of the material you've received up to then as my thank you gift for joining my this new 50 Email Scripts
"Two years after taking the course I'm still using your scripts. I call them my "fun money scripts" because whenever I want something random like to go on an extra vacation or buy furniture or take a class, I can use them a get some clients right away."Melani W.
@ramit I tried & tested ur email transcripts to reach out to people and so far all have replied back :) #way2goSamia Love (@samialove)
"...I wanted to show you this. This was only the fourth person I emailed on my list of leads. She just accepted my rate at $100 an hour for their event. Booyah! See how I pretty much just copied your "qualify leads" email? Worked like a charm :)"Julia Kelly
"[Your course] was going great until I hit the e-mail scripts. I thought they were bullshit. Dogshit. Some kind of off-smelling substance you don't want to find your foot in, nevermind send electronically to people you are hoping to meet. Then it worked. In fact, I had people responding to politely tell me they weren't a good fit and why (instant market research - narrow it down) while I lined up my first meetings. I was able to charge $80/hour to my first client, a nice jump from the $40/hour I had gotten..."Jonathan V.
Learning how to reach people and get them to respond to my emails was one of my biggest breakthroughs. It's not just about crafting a fancy subject line. If you can understand how your recipient thinks, you can instantly penetrate an overflowing inbox and get the answer you want.
You can build relationships with VIPs that others have to go to business school to develop.
You can become more interesting and funny over email.
And you can do this all authentically and honestly -- EVEN if you're not a great writer.
You have a choice to make today. For years, you've been writing tens of thousands of emails. What if you could access 50 tested scripts -- and the psychology behind them -- to improve your emails even a little?
What kind of difference would that make to you in the next month? The next year? 10 years?
Imagine knowing exactly WHAT to say...HOW to say it...and being confidently backed by thousands and thousands of tests.
You've been reading my emails...now you can learn to write them.
Writing the right email can change your life.