Auto Responder Mistake, Or was it?

60963915 7146709e9c mOk I have to share this with you.

After my last blog post I decided to do at least one thing to grow my business each week.

So I looked at my action item list of things I wanted to get done but never did. This item happened to be the fact that when I moved my auto responders to Auto Response Plus I forgot to put messages in my main Newsletter/Contact series.

I know from past experience this is a good way to keep in touch with your customers and prospects. But in the hurried business life we live it was one of those things that kept getting put a side for “One Day”.

Well that “One Day” was today. I thought about 3 topics I wanted to write about for the messages. I figured 3 was a good start and will add more on a regular basis, usually the first ones are the hardest.

So I created the messages logged into my auto responder system plugged in my first message which was a “Welcome” message so that anyone new that signs up will get this greeting. Then on to the second and third setting the appropriate days to deliver.

Well here was the “mistake” apparently in setting the first message to “automatic” it did just as I had instructed… it automatically sent it out to everyone that had subscribed to this point. Just Great I thought, then in rethinking maybe it wasn’t such a bad think I mean I could write and explain what happened and it will be incentive to make sure I go back and add more content for those subscribers and will “force” me to stay ahead of the day count.

Here’s the lesson learned, first if it can be avoided to put off until “One Day” if possible, second if you do wait until “One Day” test your systems (LOL) and last be sure to take action on doing at least one thing a week to grow your business.

About Frank Deardurff

My Passion is my Faith, Family, Love for Music, Art and Photography. I myself have delivered many of my own training courses as well as webinars and teleseminars for many other coaching groups. I’ve also published a book titled “50 Biggest Website Mistakes”. Having many decades of experience in various forms of graphics and IT experience and aspects of online business, my vision is to help others overcome their fears and frustration with taking their businesses online and reach the next level of success.


  1. Jeanette Cates on September 5, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Thank you for sharing that, Frank. You’re such an expert – it’s nice to know those things go wrong, even for the most techiest of techie!

    The Technology Tamer

  2. Bill, Misson Publishing on September 17, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    I love your creativity on your blog and in your marketing, Frank. Excellent ideas and I do enjoy them. I sent you a message on your new training courses today. Can you send me a reply? It would surely be appreciated.

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