The research is conclusive but not necessary: Texting gets results.

According to Velocity, texts have a 45% average response rate.

They have a 90-second average response time. And 95% of texts are opened and read.

And…. “Texting in the sales process with a qualified lead can increase conversions over 100%.” (Velocity)

Here is how to do it right:

1. Identify yourself. There are few easier ways to piss off a client than making them guess who sent the text.

2. You’re a professional. Act like one. Use complete, simple sentences instead of chopped up thoughts.

3. Use only common abbreviations – so common that your mama knows them – especially with new customers.

4. Send entire URLs – not shortened links – to boost comfort clicking.

5. Send an email if the text needs to be longer than 4 sentences.

6. Be friendly not familiar.

7. Re-read. Double check auto-correct.

8. Re-read.Double check auto-correct.

9. Re-read. Double check auto-correct.

10. Using a voice activated message: Re-read. Check auto-correct again.

BONUS:

No random texting! Get permission before texting (include the ask on your proposal forms).

Texting feels more personal than email so it can easily feel intrusive if you don’t already have a relationship (or permission). It’s a fine line between helpful and annoying.

But when you use it effectively, watch your sales numbers sky rocket.

PS. Avoid when driving. 🙂

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