It has to do with email lists. How often do you want to receive emails when you subscribe to a list?
I know I don’t mind receiving several emails because I subscribe to lists to get the information they are sharing. I have my inboxes organized with filters for each list.
On the other hand, I don’t hesitate to unsubscribe when they send emails that are no longer relevant to the topic of the list. Or when all the list owner sends is promotions. One of the reasons I am asking is because I am curious to learn what other people want from the lists they subscribe to.
My understanding is that emails should be 75 percent or more education/information and 25 percent or less promotions. That ratio is supposed to be the way to keep readers interested and subscribed. That is what I have learned from my mentors in Click. Track. Profit (Jon, Blain and Eliana) I would love to know your opinion. Feel free to share and comment.
This morning I went downstairs to check on Dad. He was writing a check to pay a bill for his credit card. It was for his Capital One card and he has a Rewards Account like we do. He wanted to know how much he has in rewards so that he could use it toward the cost of repairing his shed in the backyard. Simple, right? I just took his card and Social Security number to come up to the computer and set up the online account. Not even close.
I started with the online chat and tried to tell them that I was getting an error message when I tried to set the account up online. They can not do a lot with those types of issues. I ended up having to call. That is when the fun started. I hate talking to recordings and pressed zero several times to be connected to a live agent.
I Had to Have My Dad Authorize Each Agent to Speak With Me!
Dad can’t hear very well even with his hearing aids. We tried to convince him to get this set up last year right after Mom passed away. Now he knows why. It will help us to help him. I happy that the issue is resolved. My Dad is now the main account owner and my sister and I are authorized users. The next step is getting the online account set up once this change makes it through the system. The hour was not wasted so that is good. They should just allow their agents to do more than one or two functions before passing us along to the next one.
I still managed to get some other work done before all that started. I am happy about that.
Have a great rest of your Monday and see you tomorrow.
I am doing my post early today because I want to spend time with Roy!
Very happy and grateful that we can do that. What are we doing? Just hanging out and enjoying our freedom. His daughter is coming over later on and we’ll have dinner and cake. We went to the grocery store early this morning to pick up chocolate eclairs in the bakery section and they didn’t have any available. So we got a nice little decorated chocolate cake instead. Gotta have some kind of dessert for the birthday celebration. Cake is good and chocolate cake with chocolate frosting is even better.
Dinner will be rib steaks on the grill, roasted potatoes, sautéed mushrooms and onions and green beans. Even though we have real winter here Roy uses the grill all year round. Nothing like a steak on the grill. Can’t beat that flavor.
At noon we will have our family call on FB Messenger. One of my sisters is in Mexico City so she’ll be joining us from there. She and her partner are there celebrating her birthday.
Have a great day everyone and see you again tomorrow!
This has been a pretty good week and so I don’t mind that it is already Friday.
I have been working on my Lead Capture Pages for another project and with that, I learned how to create a link rotator. My goal is to have most everything for my projects hosted on my domain in order to build my brand.
On our Click Track Profit, Inner Circle Mastermind Blain introduced me to the Bootstrap CSS framework for building pages that look good on mobile phones. If you don’t know what CSS stands for, it’s Cascading Style Sheets. My understanding of it is that it’s what makes your pages look pretty. I spent some time with it this morning and I will probably work with it again this afternoon.
I was trying to use it to put my favicon on my lead capture pages so that they will show up as my blog posts do. The little picture of me up there on the tab is a favicon. It lets your audience know that they have reached your site. Right now my lead capture pages don’t have them and it’s a little frustrating. But I will get it figured out. I enjoy trying to work on stuff and find the answers myself first. I don’t wait too long to ask questions though because I have so much I want to get done. Sometimes I am even able to help other people and share what I have learned.
One of the best ways to retain what you have learned is to teach it to someone else. That is much easier to do when the audience you’re trying to teach or train is receptive to learning. In my corporate job I had two people reporting to me who were not so receptive to learning how to catalog. I gave up because it was just easier for me to do it myself. And I loved the cataloging part of my job way more than the supervising part.
I hope everyone has a great rest of your Friday. I will be back here again tomorrow.
Today is Day 19 of the #3StepsNoExcuses Challenge!
When we say Get Dirty! here it means:
And get Active in the Community!
Join the Telegram group for Click Track Profit and stop in and network and build relationships!
Ask questions, Answer questions when you can!
Get on CTPtalk and start upvoting, commenting on, and sharing other peoples’ posts.
I know you’re asking how this will benefit you.
Here’s how! The more visible you are asking questions, answering questions, posting, upvoting, etc. the more you will get known.
Why is that important?
Because as people do business with people they know, like and trust.
Want to learn how to get better at email marketing?
Start subscribing to the email lists of successful email marketers. That’s how.
It is a great way to get mentoring for free! Read their emails and get hints on how to improve your subject headings, calls to action, email text, etc.
Hint: Make sure you’re getting the emails from Click Track Profit!
That’s just one list to which you should subscribe.
Subscribe to the lists of the influencers you follow on social media. It is very likely they have an email list. You’re following them so you must enjoy what they’re posting. So check out their email list.
1440 Minutes! That is the most we all have every day! Some people have less but no one has any more than that!
We all have obligations every day that take up our time. Work, school, family, etc.
You want to build your own business either online or off and that means you might need to learn new skills. Take a look at how you’re spending your down time.
What do you do when you come home from work? You have supper and then….
Sit in front of the television until bedtime?
What if you took one hour of that time in the evening or got up an hour earlier to spend that time on a new skill?
Something to think about, yes?
If you spend an hour a day every day learning a new skill or building a side hustle you could create an extra stream of income for yourself and your family.
Yesterday was six months since my Mom passed away and then this morning we found out that a very dear friend of our family passed away during the night. She was more like family.
My Mom, her friend Mary, who passed away today and another lady friend, Elvera, who has also been gone for some time now, all worked together at the parish school that we attended from Kindergarten to 8th grade. Elvera and Mary worked in the school kitchen preparing wonderful home made hot lunches for all of us kids. Mom was the school secretary and the church secretary.
Those ladies were at our house for dinners and parties and other events in our lives. We had so much fun with them too. As they got older and weren’t able to drive themselves any more my husband and I would go and get them at their homes and bring them to my Mom and Dad’s house for visits and then another couple we know would take them home because they lived on the same side of town.
It is a little difficult keeping my composure so getting on camera wasn’t really an option but wanted to make sure that I at least put a blog post up.
I live in Southeastern Wisconsin where the weather is always an adventure. Yesterday began several days of very cold weather. It’s called a Polar Vortex. We are just fortunate that we can stay in and be warm and cozy. My husband made chicken soup last night so we will be having that for supper this evening.
I am taking this afternoon to experiment with uploading a video and then embedding it on a post.
I am using tags on the post that will go to blogging platforms on the Hive blockchain. This will enable me to reach a wider audience with my content. Your content can’t be removed or your account shut down. Your content is your content. Always.
It will also help me to earn crypto currency. Yes, that’s right. You can earn crypto currency by sharing content on the blockchain. This is a nice little bonus to make it possible to begin from zero and build a business online.