Email marketing is when you directly market a message, product, or service to a group of potential or current customers using an email medium. Emails may be informational or be selling something. Basically, every email that is sent to a prospective or current customer could be considered email marketing. For holistic practitioners, use email marketing to communicate with people, whether or not you use it for selling.

In order to comply with the US CAN-SPAM Act, businesses must have its customers or potential customers opt-in to receive emails from the business. To put it simply, your customer must tell your business that they want to receive promotional emails from you. Otherwise, it is considered SPAM and is illegal. Canada has its own spam laws too.

Email marketing is an extremely effective form of marketing. This is because it is both; non intrusive and effective. Everyone checks their emails. Nowadays, people even check their email on their mobile devices. In fact, two out of five Internet searches are now completed on a mobile device. This means that you have more chances of connecting with a potential customer or current customer. The more forms of contact you have with a customer, the better. It has been shown that a customer takes around 6 points of contact in order to make a sale. This means that email marketing can give you a number of these contacts.