How to warm up your email account and turn cold emails into warm intros

I often wondered about those marketers that subscribe to my newsletter only to unsubscribe before the first issue arrives. Then I figured it out, it was a way for them to get my email address and send me a direct email without getting stuck in my spam folder – bingo! 💡

In this blog we’ll take you through the key prerequisites to give your outreach emails the best chance of getting seen by your customers. Google spam updates have made things a little more difficult for everyone in getting emails delivered into inboxes.

Statistics out there tell us that 20% of the 290 billion emails sent every day never land in the recipient’s inbox. 😥

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4 Simple Email Templates Founders Can Use To Run Their SaaS Startup

Email marketing is a “grind” for solopreneurs 😬. Building email drip campaigns and creating standard response emails are even tougher tasks when you’re also trying to grow your Startup.

That’s why we’ve curated a comprehensive list of easily customizable 80 email templates. These templates have been put together to help you run your business operations effectively.

In this blog we are going to cover the core email template categories we use at Prelo. We’ll focus on the key email templates you need to help you operationalise your startup and excite your customers. 🎉

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🎙Founder Stories : Robert’s Startup journey as the founder of DataGrab

The month of May started off with a bang 💥. Emily and I spent 2 weeks in London strategizing our next steps, and how we plan to help founders with marketing and mental health.

As we continue to build out our founder community, we also stepped up our marketing efforts, resulting in our highest monthly revenue to date. We more than 2x our previous highest revenue 🚀

On the show today, I will be catching up with non-other than the founder of DataGrab, and one of our partners Robert Balazsi . DataGrab is a B2B web scraping cloud platform designed to build web scrapers without writing a single line of code 😲

I’m looking forward to learning how Startups and Small Businesses (SMBs) are using DataGrab to build no-code web scrapers at scale.

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40 cold email subject line examples guaranteed to get opened

As the founders of Prelo we have to wear multiple hats. I am the “sales guy”, Emily is our recruitment person with some marketing thrown in, and we deal with everything else in between. What’s clear for me is this…  there’re often times when we’ve had to reach out to strangers to help us achieve a goal.🏆

To do that, we both had to learn how to craft and send cold emails. What we figured out was this, cold emails need to lead with an offer. Our main goal was to make our cold emails a frictionless interaction. 

Yes, over 4 billion people are using email, it’s one of the easiest, safest, most affordable, and effective ways of connecting with people. Despite being one of the oldest forms of electronic communication, email marketing still gets some of the best results compared to other more modern techniques.

That’s why we use cold emails to reach out and connect with our prospects. 🤝

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🎙Founder Stories : Mike’s Startup journey as the founder of Busy to Leveraged

This month has been like no other, if you follow me on twitter you would have seen the news. Emily Leahy is now a cofounder at Prelo and I’m incredibly lucky to have her by my side. 🥳

In 2022 Prelo is focused on helping founders with two things Traction and Mental Health and I couldn’t have asked for a more accomplished cofounder to work with on this.

Today I’ll be talking with the one and only Mike Cardona about how he quit his 9-5 job to become an entrepreneur. Mike is a good friend who is an absolute genius when it comes to building automation for Startups and Small businesses 🔥

I can’t wait to find out how his new venture Busy To Leveraged can help my Startup community of founders get more done faster.

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🎙Founder Stories : Stephane’s Startup journey as the founder of OpenVC

We are now on a roll, so much news coming and I can’t wait to share. Today, I’ll be talking to Stephane Nasser about the venture capital ecosystem, and how OpenVC is setting out to advocate for founders especially when it comes to fundraising. 💰

Stephane is the cofounder of OpenVC, what’s funny is that I’ve been promoting OpenVC for the past year. So I’m very proud to say that we formed a partnership this year. 🚀

I’m looking forward to finding out how OpenVC can help my Startup community find the right investors for them.

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🎙Founder Stories : Edward’s Startup journey as the founder of Go For Vertical

A staggering 90% of Startups fail, and 45% of them fail because there’s no need for the product. Finding a steady stream of customers interested in buying your product requires more than just a good product. 

It requires good marketing, and most of us founders suck at this. 😏 

As founders we don’t employ marketing early enough in our Startup journey. We’d rather wait until we’ve spent 12 months building the tech or $150,000 on development teams. 💳

…but there’s a 10x cheaper alternative, and Go For Vertical is that solution.

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🎙Founder Stories : Tanya’s Startup journey as the co-founder of Lishash

It was a tough start to the year, needless to say that I had to put a lot of things on hold to focus on recovering from COVID 😷 .  

I’m happy to tell you that I’m back to 100% and I’m so pumped to get back speaking to my founder friends. This afternoon, I’m going to be talking to Tanya Desai

Tanya is the Co-founder of Lishash, a social music platform that brings people together through their love of music. 🎶

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🎙Founder Stories : Kilian’s Startup journey as the co-founder of Mark

I’m super excited to share my very first podcast of the year!?🎙 It’s a special one with a good friend of mine Kilian Poulin.  

Kilian is the founder of Mark (MarkCopyAI). Mark helps you write blogs, articles and short form content three times faster than you’ve ever done before.🎉   

There are over 4.4 million blog posts published every day! So how do you get your content in front of more customers? This blog will follow the journey of a founder who has built a product to help you do just that.

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🎙Founder Stories : James’s Startup journey as the co-founder of NearU

Five minutes before my podcast, I crashed around our dining area trying to get my headphones and microphone connected in time, tech was letting me down once again.

I’m meeting James Solomides, the co-founder of NearU. I like to think of them as the Uber for on demand workspaces, but James describes it very well. 👉 “NearU is an On-Demand Workspace Booking App

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🎙Founder Stories : Sven’s Startup journey as the founder of intribe

11am on a rainy Monday morning in London, I jumped on a zoom call to talk “marketing” with my friend and founder of intribeSven Radavics.

Would you believe it, this is my 20th founder meeting of the month! 🚀

Sven had just finished his working day in Singapore, and as we got on the call, we immediately started kicking around some content marketing ideas. 🔥

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7 Things customers wanted to know about our Startup !

We launched Prelo in August 2021, the journey to date has been challenging but exciting. Ask any founder bootstrapping and they’ll tell you how hectic it is when you have to wear multiple hats in a Startup 🤹‍♀️

I personally did a lot of growing up in the last 3 months. Interesting story (to be shared soon) but we launched Prelo days after our previous Startup failed and I have to say, the journey was completely unchartered. 😥

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Startup funding stages, Pre-Seed to Series D Explained

I share a lot of information about Startups and funding 💰, so I figured it was time to write something that broke down what each funding stage means, how much is typically raised and what the investors tend to look for at each stage of funding.

I also had a secondary reason, I want to help our customers better understand our data so that their products and services can be better positioned to their ideal customers.

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6 Funny memes to help Startup founders prioritize marketing!

I’m a 2x founder who failed with my first SaaS Startup, I did zero marketing myself. This blog was exactly what I needed when I was busy building product features🙄 . The reality was, I should have spent more time marketing my Startup.

Most people aren’t too comfortable with marketing and that’s why we created Prelo to help founders and product makers put themselves out there.

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Find CEO email addresses for free and grow your Startup

This blog was something I’d wanted to write for some time so here it is. Like all of my blogs, this is coming from my personal experiences based on our previous Startup.

📣 Stop Press, we’ve got some big news! We’ve started generating revenue. It’s extremely weird to type here, but in 5 years this is perhaps my biggest single achievement in Startup.

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Easy growth tips for startup founders building on Twitter

So here’s the thing, in May 2021 we didn’t have Prelo, I was busy getting over the failure of my previous Startup where we had tried everything, nursed it for 2yrs adding features and hoping it would sell itself. 🙄

We had to switch it off at the end of May, but by early June, I’d embarked on a new shiney adventure. I’d started building Prelo 😎 with the same team.

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Get your startup funded with a kick ass pitch deck

Perfect time to write this blog as we’re right in the middle of kicking off a fundraise for our startup, and naturally you’d expect this blog to be an easy one to write…

Well, it’s proving to be a little more challenging than I’d expected. I know what you’re thinking hmmm…
“he’s not a YCombinator amlumni or a founder with multiple exists, so what does he know about pitch decks”.

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4 Free marketing sites to boost web traffic for your startup!

Having spent the last 4 weeks experimenting with a number of marketing and promotional hacks to generate awareness for Prelo I have some feedback. yessss!

We’ve been looking at “awareness generation”. Essentially trying to find out how to get our product and website name infront of our ideal customers using directory listings.

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