If you’ve been in my world long enough, you know that I’m a Libra rising. You might also know that Libra risings like courtesy. Good manners will get you far. We also love relationships and sharing. It comes naturally for us. We’re “people-people.”
So, as you can imagine, it grinds my gears when some stranger shows up in the ole inbox asking if I’ll promote their crowdfunded this or that…without even bothering to address me by name. Hey, I love audaciousness. Truly. A bold ask is praiseworthy.
But if you can’t bother to greet me like a real person or you send me the same old form letter that you’ve sent every other tarot reader/author without bothering to make it feel personal? Bad form, buck-o. I’ll usually trash that email.
Frankly, those emails make me feel used. They’re impersonal and icky. If you’re thinking about sending one to a random tarot reader, let me help you out.
Here are some pro tips:
1. Before you decide to ask anyone to promote your work, get to know them first. It’s not that hard.
2. Address people by name. Spell their moniker correctly (some of us get pissy when you don’t).
3. Personalize your email with some small detail that shows you bothered to learn something about them. Don’t send everyone the same form letter (tarot readers do talk so we know if you’ve done that). Put some effort into your ask.
4. Even better: establish a real relationship. In this day of digital everything, that not hard to do. Reach out on social media. Say hello! Share their work too. If you want people to help you, you should be willing to support them in some way.
People love to help. When you make a request, you’ll probably get a lot of yesses. But if you take the time to do it right, I can assure you that you’ll get more.
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