Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia quotes on cold emails outreach

Founder Gumroad, funder @ shl.vc

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A well-written cold email can change your life.

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

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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.

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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.)

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