Happy up Your Short Welcome Emails

This approach will improve conversions and your list health.

Adelina Vasile
2 min readMar 2


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Once upon a time, there was a short Welcome Email that said:

Hi, First Name,

Thank you for registering. Click on the link below to confirm your registration and get the freebie we promised you.

Seriously, There’s a Link in Here

Best regards,

Blah-Blah Company

The end.

That’s it. That’s how the shortest Welcome Email story usually ends. With the sender playing the game by themselves.

Those who only say Hi and Bye in the first email they send to their subscribers are likely to end the story before it had begun.

The subscriber may not even remember who’s this. And if they do remember and click the link to get the freebie, it might still end up buried in their Downloads folder.

What a sad, sad story.

Here’s why I’m telling you this

The first email is never just a formality. It’s your best chance at making a good first impression and convincing people to consume your content.

The more they consume your content, the more probable they are to buy from you in the future.

That’s why the welcome email should make use of all the aces up your sleeve, to:

  1. Get people to know and like you a little bit
  2. So that they’re more willing to trust you a little bit
  3. And more likely to take out their wallet when the time will come

The welcome email is one in a long series. If you don’t make them read the first one, what makes you think they’re going to read the next ones?

The takeaway

Make your welcome emails longer rather than shorter.

Don’t just deliver on your promise (the freebie they signed up for) but help them get to know you.

Get in their head and answer their questions straight away. And make them feel something positive before they click the link you’re delivering.



Adelina Vasile

Mother, educator, journalist, copywriter. I write about the things I need to learn myself. Check my Substack here >> https://undressingcopy.substack.com/