Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Writing Sample: "Don't Get Stuck Paying Extra Taxes"

The subject line "Don't Get Stuck Paying Extra Taxes" compelled me to open the e-mail.

That's the power of a subject line that tells the reader "what's in it for me."

I opened the latest e-newsletter from
Westchester Mortgage even though I was pretty sure I'm not making any dumb tax mistakes with my house. I was right. The article warned readers to be careful when using money from a retirement account to buy a house. Luckily, I don't have to worry about that. I've been in my house more than 15 years.

Try to put yourself in your readers' shoes when you compose an e-mail subject line. Your effort could increase your readership.

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Susan B. Weiner, CFA
Investment Writing
Writing that's an investment in your success

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