Getting Started with Email Marketing – A Webinar

I offered a webinar on Monday, 1.27.14 – Getting Started with Email Marketing (and Facebook/LinkedIn tips & tricks). If you’re curious – here’s the link – have a watch!

If you’d like to take advantage of the website/email template offer that I mention in the webinar, start here. Let me know you’ve purchased Constant Contact and I’ll make sure you get your website match.  It’s that easy ($99 offer).

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Your Constant Contact Rep

CC and AK

I would like to be your Constant Contact representative. I am a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert. If you are using Constant Contact (or : EventSpot, Social Campaigns, SurveyTool, SaveLocal) I can support your efforts in numerous ways. Here are just a few:

  • I will encourage you to send out your newsletter regularly – when I see that you haven’t sent in a while, I will send you a kind reminder
  • I will review your email campaign and provide useful feedback – I have many ideas of what works and what doesn’t
  • I can recommend that you pay for a full year of service to save you money – see the pricing chart on how much you can save!
  • If you’re a non-profit or an organization that works with children you may be entitled to a discounted or free Constant Contact account – let me know if you’d like me to look into that.
  • I pay close attention to what is happening in the email marketing and social media worlds. I inform my clients via a newsletter when I think a change in behavior is recommended. For instance, recently I tried sending a client’s email campaign at 8pm at night on a Friday – she had the best open rates ever – I learned to try that time out vie my research :)
  • I’m very well connected – if you are looking for anyone to do anything – there’s a good chance that I’ll have a recommendation for you!
  • I am happy to answer any questions you may have about your account and give you my honest feedback – email is best albertkaufman@gmail.com.
  • I make videos from time to time about a feature that I think important to understand. I’ll let you know when new ones ome on-line.
  • Let me help you get a website/email template match (for new customers, only).  More about this in the video below.

Please get in touch with me if you’d like me to serve as your Constant Contact Representative.

Thanks,

Albert Kaufman

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Past Newsletters – The Eleven

Thank goodness for the way back machine! If you’re curious what I was thinking in the past, here’s a pretty good collection of my newsletters. Thanks, readers!

March 2012 - 3.11.12 March 2012
February 2012 - 2.11.12 Val Day 2012
January 2012 - 1.11.12 Happy New Year!
December 2011 - 12.11.11 Year in Review
November 2011 - 11.11.11
October 2011 - My friend Amira and approaching 11.11.11
September 2011 – Back from the Burn, 2011 - 9/11/2011 
August 2011 – Do something big, NOW!- 8/11/2011 
July 2011 – Do something big, NOW! - 7/11/2011 
June 2011 – Birthday re-cap, revolutionary articles - 6/11/2011 
April 2011 - 4/27/2011 – Life through the facebook fan page
3/11/2011 - 3/11/2011 – March Forth, March 2011′s 11!
2/11/2011 - 2/11/2011 – Valentine’s 11!
1/11/2011 - 1/11/2011 – Prospero Ano Nuevo!
12/11/2010 - 12/11/2010 – End of 2010 – Happy Hannukah!
11/11/2010 - 11/11/2010 – Kaufman’s 50th
Oct 2010 - Oct 2010 – Register to Vote, Voting Party, Election 2010
Sept 2010 - Sept 2010 – back from the Burn
August 2010 - August 2010 – Variety Pack and Beloved write-up
July 2010 - July 2010
June 2010 - June 2010
May 2010 - May 2010 Birthday Email
April 2010 - April 2010: DC Visit Re-cap
March 2010 - March 2010 – Tulips and Dafodils edition
February 2010 - February 2010 – Smoothie Recipe
December 2009 December 2009
November 2009 - November 2009
October 2009 - October 2009
August 2009 - August 2009
Summer 2009 e-letter - Summer from Albertideation
Happy Earth Day e-letter for April 09 - Happy Earth Day 09
The Eleven for March 09, - The Eleven
The Eleven for January 09, - The Eleven
The Eleven for December 08, - The Eleven
The Eleven for November 08, - The Eleven

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12.12.13 The Eleven

12.12.13 – Happy Holiday edition!

Rounding out a great year!
Hello, and welcome to my monthly e-letter, The Eleven. If you’d like to unsubscribe at any time, there’s a convenient link below, and I hope you stay!It’s been such a fine month since I last wrote. We had a great time at Sabby’s benefit on 11.11 @ The Hollywood Vintage. Pics by all of our amazing photo-booth photographers, here!  We were able to raise a good bundle of money, signed up people to support gay marriage in Oregon and had a great time together.

My Latest

Quik Learning
My gift to you – faster learning!

Every once in a while I stumble across something that really takes me for a ride. I’m always interested in becoming a better, faster learner, and I’ve been captivated by Quik Learning. Here is video 1: information on how to learn faster. Part 2 on remembering names. Speed-reading is video #3. And, finally, brain-map is video 4.

Try these out when you get a chance and let me know what you think. I’ve been walking around teaching some of these skills and having a blast increasing my reading speed and remembering peoples’ names!

2013 is coming to an end!
Albert @ MS Store 11.20I’ve really had a great year @ Albertideation. I’ve been speaking publicly in the last couple months and have been working with a great bunch of clients. I am honored to be trusted with peoples’ businesses.
Speaking of teaching – my last two FREE classes this year will be 12.17 at the Microsoft Store in downtown Portland (free breakfast), and 12.19 on the East Side (free lunch!).
My website has undergone some changes recently, too. Please come visit and see what you think.
Wileyware for the Holidays

Here are some of the projects I’m working on right now – visit the links to learn more.
1. Jane Turville of Wagging Tale Productions is creating a new film, The People Factor. Please consider donating to the creation of this important work.

2. It’s always a great time for Wileyware. Marcia is doing incredible classes in her studio in Ballard, Washington – visit if you can.
3. Helping friends: I’ve transitioned from helping causes to spending time, money & effort to extend a hand to friends who have needed help. It’s not as sexy, but feels useful and important right now.
4. The Portland Fruit Tree Project - Steve Bennett and I played for their annual volunteer appreciation evening – and I’d like to do more for these folks. Look for a fruit-tree grafting demo-party in the 2nd week of April @ my new home in SE PDX.
5. Settling into my new home :)
Thanks for reading and for your support of me and my work in the world. I couldn’t do it without you.
Sincerely,
Albert

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Cyber Monday 2013 – Constant Contact 40% off for 1st 3 months + Website Match

CyberMonday2013Happy Cyber Monday 2013 – The best deal around just got better. Buy today and save 40% for the next three months on easy-to-use online marketing tools. Offer is good for first time Constant Contact customers.*

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Albert Kaufman
albertkaufman@gmail.com
503-358-0029
http://albertideation.com

Upcoming FREE Event
Social Media Marketing Made Simple – 12.19 Portland – Register
Thursday December 19, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST
This information-packed seminar offers a basic review of the essential strategies and best practices a business or organization should understand to successfully get started with social media marketing.
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Summer Time Festival Time!

Ah, it’s been a great Summer. Besides teaching my social media and email marketing and event marketing classes, I’ve taken some time to visit the Oregon Country Fair and the NorthWest String Summit.  What a fine way to spend a Summer – music festivals.

Oregon Country Fair this year was marvelous – it’s a great mixture of friends, new friends, and lots of costumes, and great food and music. I was part of booth L48 – Wileyware!  And, walking around the pathways at night, so so sweet. Then, there’s the Ritz, a huge shower and sauna complex – I like to visit that daily. I had a great time at Fair this year and even got to march in a black & white parade. Fun city!

The following weekend I attended the Northwest String Summit @ Horning’s Hideout. A venue very close to home – spent the weekend playing guitar with my friend, Steve Bennett, and then hearing folks like Danny Barnes, Darryl Anger, Todd Law and the Yonder Mountain String Band and Leftover Salmon – all so good. It was a very sweet time and I definitely will be going back again next year.

Next up I have a little camping coming and then the Beloved Festival – one of my favorite all-time festivals – full of music, great food and lots of deep connections with old friends.  Then, there’s Burning Man.  And taking care of the garden. And the world.  Life is good!

I just learned yesterday that my friend Brenda, who’s tried out Farm My Yard (her lawn has been removed and now has been planted) – will sell her yard’s produce to a local convenience store – talk about making a papa proud!  Farm My Yard – I shall make signs one of these days and get that puppy going, I promise.

I hope you’re having a great Summer. Here are some sweet photos that a friend took at the String Summit (also known as the Strummit). Take care! Albert

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I’ve been wearing the same outfit every night on the playa for 12 years. Now, I’m wearing it at all festivals – love it!

 

Note to Clients 1.14.13

Hello,

Here are important updates about how I communicate with you, what I’m offering and a change in my rates.

Constant Contact
First off, since I’m a Constant Contact (email marketing) business partner – I am going to start sending my emails to you: someone who has taken my classes, and those who have expressed interest in my work – via Constant Contact. This will mean sharper – hopefully richer emails for you the next time you hear from me. If this does not interest you, just let me know.

2. I will offer a one-hour free consultation to anyone (anywhere) who uses my affiliate link to sign up for a Constant Contact trial account. See the attachment for advantages to using email marketing. The first 2 months of the trial are free (you have to stay at a low contact count..) It’s a good way to see if email marketing/newsletters are a good idea for your business.  They also offer free accounts to non-profits or organizations that work with children.

Here’s the link:

http://www.constantcontact.com/index.jsp?pn=albertkaufman

If you want to share this link I won’t stop you! :)  Also, if you find Constant Contact is not for you, I have links to all of their competitors @ http://albertideation.com – take your pick!

Due to the changes that Facebook has made = limiting Facebook fan/biz pages ability to organically (ie, free) reach their audiences the importance of using email marketing has increased in my opinion.  Here is an article detailing some predictions for this area.

http://blogs.constantcontact.com/product-blogs/email-marketing/email-marketing-predictions/

That being said, I still think that social media is important when we think about small business marketing.

On another note, in the area of Groupon-like services, Constant Contact offers something called SaveLocal. I’ve watched one client have quite a high success rate with this. SaveLocal offers go out via email and their charge for organizing your coupons/offers is very low.  For more on SaveLocal feel free to ask me more or check out

http://www.constantcontact.com/savelocal/index.jsp?pn=albertkaufman

I have raised my rates. Social Media classes are now $30 (last year they ranged from $11-$30)  I will continue to work with established clients one-on-one @ $50/hr. New clients who work with me for the first time = $60/hr.  If you’ve worked with me in the past, I hope that you agree that this is a very good deal – I pack a lot into an hour – combining teaching as well as making actual changes to clients’ online presence which are valuable. I have also started to work with clients via Skype and GoogleHangouts. If you haven’t tried this yet – it’s a great way to meet sans commute time!  Via sharing screens just about everything except me serving you tea can take place!  Also, I offer a more complete package of running small businesses’ social media/email marketing/Wordpress sites on a monthly basis – get in touch if this sounds appealing.

I’d like to ask you a favor.  One way that future clients decide to work with me is via recommendations on Facebook, Yelp! Or LinkedIn.  If you would be willing, please visit http://facebook.com/albertideation and create a recommendation. I would be very grateful.  Also, if we have worked together in the past and you’d like to see your name/business name on my client list below, please respond with information about your business and I’ll add you! The more websites that link to your website the better your search engine optimization (SEO) is. = a good thing :)

I hope 2013 is treating you well so far. Let me know if there is any way I can help you thrive this year. I’m a huge networker – even if it’s not on a topic you’d typically think to turn to me, you’re always welcome to throw me a question and I’ll answer to the best of my ability.

With Gratitude,

Albert Kaufman
albertkaufman@gmail.com

I can help you get your social media and email marketing into cruise mode!

Constant Contact Affiliate link: http://pdx.be/cc-ak

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Client List:
http://albertideation.com/clients/