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Stop Getting Backlogged With Emails

Email has transformed business, and the majority of us are grateful. Gone are the days of problematic fax machines or the need to drive across town—or fly across the country—to get a contract executed. Email has made communication easier.

The problem for many of us, though, is that our sheer email volume makes it difficult to keep up, leaving us with overflowing inboxes. Here are a few tips to help you get yours under control.

  • Commit: Since your inbox is already backlogged, it will take some time to get it back to 0. Set aside a day to do just that. It will be time consuming, but once you have your inbox cleared out entirely you will be able to stay organized moving forward.
  • Unsubscribe: Look, you barely got to that email from your manager yesterday. There is no way you are going to have time to look over that newsletter of recipes or health tips. Unsubscribe from all of your non-work related emails and save yourself the trouble of having to navigate those unimportant emails.
  • File: If you walked into an office without a filing system, you would be appalled. Why, then, do we think it is okay to leave our inboxes unorganized. Implement a filing system in your inbox to help you prioritize the most pressing matters while keeping others where they will not be forgotten.
  • Archive: To prevent inbox backlog, archive all messages that either do not need a response or do not need to stay immediately top of mind for you. You can also relocate archived emails by searching if you need them, and this system will help you keep your inbox clutter-free.

Managing your inbox is just one step on the road to success. To get the full roadmap, contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program. Our premier wealth creation program helps you work less, earn more, and enjoy life!

Is Your Direct Mail Campaign Being Opened?

Is Your Direct Mail Campaign Being Opened?

You can do a few things to make sure that your direct mail campaign is actually being opened and read, rather than go straight into the recycling canister.

A few lines of code can tell you if your email campaign was opened and if anyone interacted with it. In some twisted irony, we now tend to see emails as annoying and see physical mail as a pleasant surprise. But lines of code can’t help you determine whether your physical mail got opened. So how can you make sure that your direct mail campaigns are being opened?

Once your mail makes it into the hands of your target market audience, the next step is to make sure that they actually open it. You want to use a format that will appeal to these potential clients. Every market has its own unique qualities to which you must forge your campaign.

The best way to find out what your market likes is to see and observe what the biggest mailers in your industry send – typically a large corporation.

  1. Identify the biggest direct marketing company in your field and study what they mail. If you do not know the biggest mailer in your niche, you can contact a list broker and ask them who sends mail to the biggest lists in your market. You can get then an idea of what they are sending.
  2. Get samples of their mailing pieces. The best way to get an idea of what they are mailing is to actually receive their mail. If you feel uneasy about contacting your competitor, you can always you sign up under an alias or use a P.O. Box to ease your tensions.

Direct mail does not have to be complicated. Contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer in order to start producing results that were once considered impossible. Call 800-770-9984 today!

Forming The Best, Most Productive Start Up Team

Your guide to creating the right team for your start up.

In big business, people can get lost in the shuffle. If one person is inefficient, odds are there’s another individual who can pick up the slack. That’s not the case in a start up, though. In the same way you value every dollar that comes through, each member of your team is crucially important.

To help you put together the best, most productive team at your start up, here are just a few things you should do.

  • Choose The Right People. We know you’d love to pick your friends, but don’t – unless your friend is already highly trained and deeply passionate in your specific industry. When you’re getting started, imagine each team member as the head of a future department, and pick a person who has the drive, focus, and skills to build out that department for you.
  • Empower Your Team. Once you get the right people together, be flexible with them. Since you have a vision for your start up, it can be tempting to micro-manage. Don’t, or you will not just annoy your team but you’ll also limit their productivity. Empower them to work how they work best. For example, if one of your team members is a night owl, let him or her shift hours to work later at peak productivity.
  • Don’t Be Too Involved. Similarly, you’ll probably want to hold a host of staff meetings and offer guidelines every step of the way. The problem, though, is that your team’s time is precious. Those little interruptions add up and detract from their ability to get stuff done for you. Stop bugging them unless it’s absolutely necessary! Trust us, an email will suffice.

Do you have more questions about building the best team? If so, contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program and attend our “Leave No Regrets” boot camp in San Diego, California. We’re dedicated to helping business owners work less, earn more, and enjoy life!

Tips For Taming Your Inbox

Stop Getting Backlogged With Emails

Email has transformed business, and the majority of us are grateful. Gone are the days of problematic fax machines or the need to drive across town—or fly across the country—to get a contract executed. Email has made communication easier.

The problem for many of us, though, is that our sheer email volume makes it difficult to keep up, leaving us with overflowing inboxes. Here are a few tips to help you get yours under control.

  • Commit: Since your inbox is already backlogged, it will take some time to get it back to 0. Set aside a day to do just that. It will be time consuming, but once you have your inbox cleared out entirely you will be able to stay organized moving forward.
  • Unsubscribe: Look, you barely got to that email from your manager yesterday. There is no way you are going to have time to look over that newsletter of recipes or health tips. Unsubscribe from all of your non-work related emails and save yourself the trouble of having to navigate those unimportant emails.
  • File: If you walked into an office without a filing system, you would be appalled. Why, then, do we think it is okay to leave our inboxes unorganized. Implement a filing system in your inbox to help you prioritize the most pressing matters while keeping others where they will not be forgotten.
  • Archive: To prevent inbox backlog, archive all messages that either do not need a response or do not need to stay immediately top of mind for you. You can also relocate archived emails by searching if you need them, and this system will help you keep your inbox clutter-free.

Managing your inbox is just one step on the road to success. To get the full roadmap, contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program. Our premier wealth creation program helps you work less, earn more, and enjoy life!

6 Marketing Tips & Techniques for Small Businesses

No matter how small or large your business may be, you must take advantage of the basic techniques that allow you to get the word out about your business. Follow these 6 marketing tips and techniques and watch your business grow:

  1. It may seem counterproductive, but giving out free products will allow consumers to fall in love with your products.
  2. Attending networking events will allow you to showcase your product and network with other professionals in the same industry.
  3. Volunteering to lead at an organization will allow you to imbed yourself with other professionals in the same industry.
  4. Take advantage of online chats where professionals uncover some of the most useful information and tricks.
  5. If you are looking to remain in the minds of your consumers, send a weekly email. As long as the email provides some value to the consumer, they will look forward to your update.
  6. Supporting a movement will show that you not only care about the growth and success of your company, but you work from a moral standpoint as well.

Contact us at Mike’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program for a premier wealth creation program that will help you work less, earn more, and enjoy more.