The Conundrum of Email

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I are talking about this almost every day as we work on our book Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship With An Entrepreneur. Email is a big part of this. Once a month I get an email from the Gmail Meter that tells me about my email behavior. The daily average is 233 conversations, 411 received emails, and 140 sent emails. It’s easy to imagine that I could easily spent my entire life doing email. Email

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Do This, Not That Email Marketing Edition


by Clate Mask, CEO of Infusionsoft and co-author of “ Conquer the Chaos: How to Grow a Successful Small Business Without Going Crazy “ Email marketing is one of the oldest and most effective methods of digital marketing. Not That: Emailing Back and Forth.

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How to Pitch Your Business by Email

Up and Running

But, pitching can come in different forms, and one of the most common ways to pitch your business —even in our technologically advanced age—is the “pitch email.” ” Email is everywhere. So what’s the best way to go about pitching your business by email?

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How to set up Google Analytics widgets and heatmaps to track email conversions

The Next Web

But the action that we want our visitors to take is to sign up for our email list, right? So how do we know how many emails we are collecting on a daily basis, which traffic channels are giving… This story continues at The Next Web. Design & Dev Entrepreneur

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14 List Building Hacks to Grow Your Email Database Fast


Email marketing is one of the fastest ways to drive sales of any online channel. But the biggest challenge most businesses face is they don’t have an email database (which I’ll interchangeably refer to as a ‘list’) big enough to see the benefits of email. Here’s the email….

Should Your Board Members Be On The Email List?

Feld Thoughts

CEOs and entrepreneurs who practice TAGFEE welcome this. Aspects of the culture get played out every day on the email list. “ I don’t want to overwhelm my board members with emails.” ” That’s my problem, not yours, and the reason filters were created for people who can’t handle a steady volume of email. Best Practices board members Board of Directors ceo communication Emailtl;dr – Yes.

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Introducing Gotham Voices: An Email Newsletter for NY Tech

View from Seed

Email Address *. Independently, one of the things I’ve noticed about social media tech conversations is that they tend to be overly centered on founders and operators from Silicon Valley. I think that should change — it’s about time that blog posts and articles written by NYC entrepreneurs receive the attention they deserve. And so today, I’m excited to announce that we at NextView are launching a new email newsletter, called Gotham Voices.

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The Science of Familiarity: How to Increase Conversions by Being Completely Unoriginal


That means it has a major impact on conversions as well. Takeaway: Simplicity really is the key to conversion. You know you shouldn’t check your email first thing in the morning because it’s bad for productivity, but you do anyway. A simple request for an email address.

Why you should never send negative emails

The Next Web

Negative emails make for very poor communication and should always be discussed in person (or at least on the phone) instead. Every time I’ve sent an emotional email, I’ve regretted it. Every time someone sends me an emotional email, I get stressed.

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Knowing your customer is key to conversion rate optimisation

The Equity Kicker

Conversion rate optimisation is a hot topic these days. Most of these people searching will be improving their conversion rates which will enable them to pay more for traffic and still hit their customer acquisition cost targets, and unless you match them you will find it hard to compete.

Why we use email for everything and how we can be better emailers

The Next Web

Denis Duvauchelle is the CEO and co-founder of Twoodo Mail , helping your team collaborate effectively with email through #hashtags. Email is arguably one of the greatest things the Internet made possible. Average time to locate a document in email is two minutes.”.

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What you have to know about conversion optimization


It will teach you about conversion optimization – how exactly to do it, based on all the best research and experiments. Why do conversion optimization? The higher the conversion rate (%), the more sales (sign ups, subscriptions, etc) you get. Invesp Conversion Framework.

Lean Marketing Tips: Increasing Lifetime Value With Email Campaigns

crowdSPRING Blog

Having said that, wow do I hate receiving junk in my work email. Like most of us, I have multiple email accounts: work, personal, personal number two, and junk. Here are 5 best practices to consider as you launch your own email campaigns.

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Depression and Entrepreneurs

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I wrote a meaningful amount about entrepreneurs and depression in Startup Life. I’ve received a surprising (to me) number of emails from people thanking me talking about it publicly, along with my discussion of the anxiety disorder (obsessive compulsive disorder) that I’ve struggled with my entire adult life and that was severe during the serious depressive episode I had in my early to mid 20s.

Want To Optimize Your Conversion? Then Break It Down Into These Steps [Infographic]

Duct Tape Marketing

Want To Optimize Your Conversion? Quick question: How effective is your website conversion? Your email list remains stagnant. Or, people are signing up, but your emails are left unopened. Emails are opened but aren’t acted upon.

Do More Faster – Conversation with Brad Feld

Life Beyond Code

Here is a quick conversation about “behind the scenes&# of “Do More Faster&#. entrepreneur. out notes with specific requests to about 60 mentors or entrepreneurs. best and emails when out to the rest.

How Great Entrepreneurs Really Listen To Customers

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs and business executives seem to be even more focused on their technology than the rest of us, and less inclined to listen to the voice of the customer, even if they remember to ask. Email surveys and voice response units are not effective listening.

14 Tactics To Attract More Email Subscribers by Yaro Starak

Back in 2006 I decided it was time to build my first email list. I had been blogging for just over a year at that point, and had over five years experience running websites already under my belt, yet I had never created an email newsletter or list of any kind. I went out and did some research on what methods I could use to create an email newsletter. I made up my mind and paid the roughly $20 to register an AWeber email autoresponder account , which I still use to this day.

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Do We Need A New Word For Entrepreneur?

Feld Thoughts

Has the word entrepreneur become too trendy as to have lost its meaning? I’m hearing it and the word entrepreneurship being used in so many conversations incorrectly. On a daily basis, I have an email exchange with someone who says they are an entrepreneur. ” Another example is the email that I get from someone in a large company who says “I want to create more entrepreneurship within BigCo.”

Four Steps to Launching an Email Marketing Campaign

Duct Tape Marketing

Four Steps to Launching an Email Marketing Campaign written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Email marketing is a creative technique businesses have long used to reach people who could potentially be interested in their company. Choose an Email Marketing Software.

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Great Entrepreneurs Build Deep People Connections

Startup Professionals Musings

Achim Nowak, noted business coach and author, in his new book “ Infectious: How to Connect Deeply and Unleash the Energetic Leader Within ,” talks about how technology today allows entrepreneurs to communicate at a furious pace. They exchange more emails, texts, and tweets every day.

7 ways to improve the quality of your email list with social media

The Next Web

One of the most profitable marketing channels online is email. The value of email marketing lies entirely in your list of customer emails, especially since 93 percent of consumers check their email and see at least one permission-based email daily.

How Many Hats Should You Wear? When to Outsource As an Entrepreneur

Up and Running

There are a lot of different tasks that entrepreneurs need to attend to when building a business, particularly at the beginning. Here’s what you need to know about smart outsourcing as an entrepreneur. Even something as simple as email can be a good task to outsource.

It’s Not a Conversion Problem, It’s a Customer Development Problem


I feel like “conversion rate optimization” is in 2013 what “social media marketing” was in 2009. Not because they have a conversion problem but because they never really nail the product or how to market it. This is not a conversion problem.

Modern Entrepreneurs Need To Learn How To Write

Startup Professionals Musings

Being very visible in the startup community, I still get an amazing number of badly written emails, rambling executive summaries, and business plans with one paragraph per chapter. business writing entrepreneur investor startup

Top 5 Reasons to Include Email Marketing in Your Business Plan

Up and Running

Even though global IPO markets may now be showing a bit of an uptick, indicative of the trend of new company formations after the abysmal depths of 2007 to 2010, any entrepreneur who has been trying to raise capital for a new venture does not have to be told that money is tighter than ever and investors have taken risk aversion to new heights. Here are five points you should make in your business plan in order to dazzle your investors with your email marketing prowess.

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Stop emailing me! How to get out of your inbox and back into work

The Next Web

Email is a huge time and efficiency suck. That’s how I feel about email. Okay, even if you’re not trading emailing for martinis during the day, who is guilty of hopping right back into their inboxes after work? Checking your email on your smartphone en route to dinner?

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How to Use Cialdini’s 6 Principles of Persuasion to Boost Conversions


In the almost three decades since the book’s publication, its six principles have been adapted to Internet marketing, too, especially the business of conversion rates. This makes all the sense in the world when you think about it because conversions are all about persuasions.

10 Steps Up A Great Entrepreneur Legacy Continuum

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur and business leader waits too long before really working on the legacy that he wants to leave to society and his family. A discussion is a conversation that involves holding onto and defending our differences, seeking a winner.

When should you use email marketing? Best practices to retain and grow your user base

The Next Web

Whether you’re a freelancer, content outlet, or brand of product/service, email marketing can prove to be an effective means of reaching your audience of stakeholders, customers or media contacts. Email marketing: for your eyes only. When should you use email marketing?

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10 Keys to Real Entrepreneur Mentoring Satisfaction

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur can learn from a mentor, no matter how confident or successful they have been to date. This means being respectful and diligent about scheduling and keeping appointments, and returning emails and phone calls. entrepreneur mentee startup mentor business

If You Want A Response, Ask Specific Questions

Feld Thoughts

I try to respond to all of my emails. But I still try to respond to all of my emails. Part of my morning drill is to systematically go through all the emails from the previous night. Here’s how the more detailed conversation goes: Entrepreneur: Happy New Year!

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30 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur


Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Although there are days when tossing in your hat seems like a viable option, remembering how much you love your “job” can quickly snap an entrepreneur out of that mentality. Entrepreneur Inspiration love

10 Content Marketing Examples for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

These days every new entrepreneur understands that an innovative product or service is necessary, but not sufficient, to start a business. But most entrepreneurs don’t know where to start. Join the conversation with Community Forums.

The 5 Productivity Tools You Need As An Entrepreneur


With limited resources in capital and manpower, it is the entrepreneur’s responsibility to get things done. Teleconferencing is vital to any entrepreneur working with clients remotely, managing freelancers, coordinating a global workforce or sourcing international suppliers/distributors.

10 Copywriting Strategies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Up and Running

Now, with your customers’ journey in mind, here are 10 copywriting strategies to help you improve your writing skills and boost your conversion rates. He’s an entrepreneur that sells informational products on relationships. Copywriting can make or break your business.

Are Poker Playing Entrepreneurs More Successful?

Startup Professionals Musings

Conversely, you can always spot a confident pro. You can contact him directly through his website or email. poker entrepreneurs risk novice founders business

A Class Of Entrepreneurs That We Need

Feld Thoughts

Since then I’ve had a few emails exchanges about the lack of veterans, especially entrepreneurs who are veterans, in Boulder. Several negative perceptions and biases arose and as the conversation continued, Taylor McLemore and Dave Cass asked if they could put a guest blog about the issue and their perspective up on this blog. After hearing this, Dave Cass (a Veteran and Boulder entrepreneur) and I surveyed a number of Veterans about this perception.

12 Successful, Happy Entrepreneurs Share Their Daily Habits

Up and Running

Eager to continue learning more about what habits contribute to success, I reached out to the entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council to share the daily habits that make them more productive, successful, and happy overall. See Also: Bplans Quiz: Are You Entrepreneur Material?

The Entrepreneur Thesis

Both Sides of the Table

I call it the entrepreneur thesis. I’m not talk about the age old debate amongst investors whether you back entrepreneurs, markets or products (or as people like to hedge – product / market fit). It’s entrepreneurs I back. It’s what I call the “entrepreneur thesis.”

7 Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make in VC Pitches & How to Fix Them

View from Seed

With plenty of resources available for entrepreneurs about how to craft an effective pitch deck for raising seed-stage capital from VCs, often what’s left out are some of the tactical components of an initial meeting.

9 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Improve Their Marketing Tactics in 2018

Up and Running

Still, only 9 percent of marketers believe their digital marketing is working, and it can be challenging for small business owners and entrepreneurs to build their marketing capacity and expertise. In 2017, U.S. companies spent a combined $85.93 billion on digital marketing.

Payment Challenges And Fixes For Today’s Entrepreneurs


And common according to new national research highlighting the challenges many entrepreneurs know well when it comes to managing cash and getting paid on their work. We’ve come to see many entrepreneurs take the hit and move on.