Best 23 Quotes & Tweets on Cold emails outreach

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1

Cold emails are a great way to land a job. Here's what I've learned: ∙ Email the CEO directly. ∙ Show that you're unique. ∙ Be specific. ∙ Make a bold request. ∙ Have a clear call-to-action. ∙ Don't be humble. This isn't the time to be modest. Now... make magic happen.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

2

If you write every cold email like it might change your life, one may. If you don't, none will.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

3

Your first 100 customers will come through cold emails and warm intros. The next 1,000 will come from their referrals. You’ll reach 10,000 as your product slowly becomes the default for a use case. And 100,000 when it’s the default for a whole industry.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

4

A better way to “network:” Send more cold emails. Don’t ask for anything. Express gratitude for their work. Never expect something in return. Do this for years.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

5

Sending 100 copy-pasted cold emails in one hour: 1% conversion rate. Sending 10 unique cold emails in one hour: 80% conversion rate. Plus you’ll have practiced your writing skills, and done more research on the people you’re trying to help.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

6

Asking a busy person if you can hop on a call and pick their brain is like asking someone you barely know to help you move.

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

7

Email tip: If you know someone is very busy, occupied, focused on other things, the best way to get a chance at a piece of their time is with a very short email, not a very long one. I understand the tendency to go into detail, but it works against you. Think about the receiver.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

8

A well-written cold email can change your life.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

9

Cold emails work, when they're sent by interesting people.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

10

Cold email is not a numbers game. Raising money is not a numbers game. Recruiting is not a numbers game. Dating is not a numbers game. Make yourself more compelling. Don’t blame the numbers.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

11

Nasty dark pattern: Sending a cold sales email w/ a subject that starts with “re:” suggesting we’ve talked about this topic before. Tricking and misleading people isn’t sales - it’s shit.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

12

Summarizing academic papers is the fastest way to build an online audience. Three steps: 1) Build a website. 2) Launch an email list. 3) Publish one summary every day. Do it every day for one year and your life will never be the same.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

13

B+ content and A+ consistency is the winning formula for email newsletters. Most of the value comes from consistency, not content.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

14

How to write a short cold email: 1st sentence: Introduce yourself, and link to your website and an essay you've written. 2nd sentence: Show you've done your research by adding specifics. 3rd sentence: Make a bold request, and make it easy for the other person to help.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

15

I wish, just once, a salesperson would cold email me asking if I had time for a 3-hour phone call. Everyone else is asking for “just 15 minutes”. Stand out!

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

16

To maximize the chance of getting a reply back from a stranger, ask for help. Everybody loves being helpful. How to ask for help: - Personalize your email - Provide proof of your work ethic - Be specific in the ask (It takes effort to do each of these, which is why they work.)

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

17

Tried and true strategy for connecting with important and interesting people: 1. Figure out their email (Hunter/VoilaNorbert/etc) 2. Send them a 1-2 line (max!) email You'd be surprised how many respond. I've met some incredible people this way.

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

18

My Most Hated of All Things: When people insist on calling you to deliver what could otherwise be a one sentence email.

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

19

Someone should make Twitter, except for email. Bounce any email that is more than 280 characters, unless we've emailed before. I'd pay a lot for that.

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

20

Social media is fun, but if you want to build an online business, focus on growing your email list

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

21

My least favorite cold email to receive: The ones where someone’s offering to sell us one of our competitor’s customer user/list. Unofficially, of course, but I don’t even care if it’s accurate or not. It’s a nasty practice and I want nothing to do with it. Go away.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

22

Whenever a cold email leads with “I know you’re super busy…”, I know the request is just going to make me busier.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

23

I obviously made a mistake asking people to cold email me.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried