How Often Do You Want to Receive Emails?

I have a question for you today.

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.

Have a great day!

I Hate Talking to Automated Recordings — Keep Pressing Zero!

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.

Celebrating Roy’s Halloween Birthday and Happy Halloween!

Good Morning!

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!

Newbie Meeting Host Lesson — The Zoom Client Is Necessary for Saving Your Meeting Recordings

Last Tuesday I started an interview series with entrepreneurs called My 1440.

I had been on several Zoom meetings but never hosted one until then. I had my first interview with Jon Olson from Click Track Proft that morning. I remembered to press record and got the recording downloaded and saved. Whew, that was easy or so I thought.

My second interview was that evening with Blain Jones, also from Click Track Profit. Again, I remembered to record it and save it.

I did not realize, until I went to the folder where the recordings were saved, that unless I changed the name, the recordings are saved with the same name. So, when I saved the recording from the interview with Blain I overwrote the recording of the interview with Jon.

Lucky for me that when I messaged Jon and told him what I had done he very nicely agreed to redo the interview last Friday morning. By that time I had downloaded the Zoom client software which saved the new interview in its own folder.

I guess one thing I was confused about was when I joined other Zoom meetings something was always downloading so I thought it was the client. Um, no!