You’re watching a television show and it ends with a dark scene of a hand firing a gun at the hero. You don’t know if the hero lives or dies.
You don’t know who shot the hero or why.
And you’re in suspense.
So what do you do?
You watch the next episode, of course.
Humans have a desire to KNOW stuff.
When they don’t know, it bugs them. It’s like an itch that needs to be scratched, and they’ll do whatever it takes to scratch that itch.
You can do the same thing with your emails – make it so your readers MUST read not only the email you just sent them, but also your next one and the one after that.
Andres Chaperone does a great job of teaching this email marketing technique.
In fact, here are three different open loop methods he recommends:
The Fake Out Open
You start out