by Jael Strong
Here we are one week from the final day of our cold e-mailing campaign. And where do we stand? We have sent out 115 cold e-mails and received a response from ten of our recipients. This represents a response rate of nearly nine percent. Will we reach our goal of a twenty-five percent response rate? Time will tell, but the numbers are not promising.
What have we accomplished? For one thing, as Terez noted last week, we are gaining exposure. Additionally, a few of the responses we have received have been positive to one degree or another. There are those who are interested in a professional writer, but are not able to pay. Some have writers, but are keeping our information on record in case a need arises in the future. Another requested that Terez submit any story ideas through their official process.
As we push forward through the final week of our challenge, I am hopeful. There are more e-mails to be sent and hopefully there will be more responses to tally. In any case, it’s been a great adventure thus far!
Jael Strong is a writer for TheWriteBloggers, a company dedicated to creating professional blogging content for increased internet visibility.